About Me~Resume


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"The object of art is to give life a shape."
William Shakespeare
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EMAIL: olaridge76@yahoo.com
BLOG: http://scrapping247365.blogspot.com/
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/rachelle.olaridge?ref=tn_tnmn
Toledo, OH
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Hello!
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.
 My name is Rachelle. I am a mother of 2 grown sons and a grandmother to 2 beautiful grandchildren.
I was a 6th grade teacher for 7 years and highly active within the community and my church. I was told, "I had the heart of a teacher." I loved to educate our young people. 
In addition, I have over 6 years experience as a wedding decorator and floral designer. My love of flowers is reflected on most of my projects. I always have the urge to add a flower here or there along with ribbon. I truly love the art of design in all aspects of life.
My journey took a encountered failed health when I was no longer able to stand and walk. I became physically disabled and had to be cared for each day in my home. Now I am wheelchair bound all day and keeping busy was my goal.

I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I viewed a friends work. "I've got to do this" was my immediate thought. My passion quickly turned into addiction for this type of artistry and I never looked back.  I am very passionate of this hobby. It's not just about creating albums but it is a work of art. I love taking pictures to use to document life. Thus, here I am today enjoying my passion as therapy and inspiration to others. I enjoy each day filled with being inspired, creating, providing inspiration through my work and treasuring the memories.

SYTLE 
I am so addicted to the art of scrapbooking, paper crafting, and mixed media.
My obsession has expanded since 2009 for creating cards, altered art, mixed media, canvas artwork, chipboard and digi image coloring using alcohol makers. I love using a variety of techniques, elegant and fun elements. I love being able to do it all. My style has been described as detailed, beautiful, and multifaceted. I love beautifully embellished projects with lots and lots of detail. My greatest strength is attention to detail. I easily adapt my style depending on the type of project. You will see a mixture of styles while looking through my gallery. I like to take the viewer on a visual journey of my designs. Enjoy!

I like creating using various styles:
Altered Art 
Digi Image Coloring
Mixed Media
Vintage
Shabby Chic
Elegant
layouts
Paper Crafting~Cards, etc...
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Here is a short brief of my character and team work:
*Easily work with others and site team player.
*Ability to post site challenges and use random selection
* Highly dedicated and loyal
*Enjoy promoting the challenge site on social media 
*Ability to follow & meet deadlines
*Ability to complete weekly projects
*Love commenting challenge participants
*Highly committed to all given tasks
*Very Creative and Fast Learner
*Ability to accomplish through multitasking
*Enjoy remaining beyond terms.
I hope I am able to inspire you with my creations.

Current Design Team Member: 
Scrap Our Stash~July 2015-Present
Tuesday Throwdown~November 2014-Present
Flourish With A Bling- 2017-Present
Scrapbook Stamp Society~2017

Retired DT:
Scrap It Girl ~ January 2013-2015
Sketches In Thyme~November 2015-2016
Canvas Corp Creative Team~December 2014-2017
Frosted Designs~July 2014-{Site Closure September 2015}
Unique Laser Wood -March-December 2014
Sketch N Scraps- 2 terms 2013-2014{End of Term}
Sketches4 All ~May 2013-2015 (Site Closed)
Love My Fabrics-2015-May 2015 {Site Closure}
Southern Girls Challenge-March 2015-June 2015{Term End for US}

Guest Designer/Design Teams:
*Scrap Our Stash Guest Designer- October 2012 
*CSI Guest Designer Special Investigator- March 2013 
*Sketches 4 All GDT-April 2013 
*Frosted Designs Embossing Challenge-August 2013 
*Paper Secrets Card GDT- November 2013
*Scrap Our Stash-July 2014 

Social Media:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Flickr
Bloglovin

Other Work:
Past Team Work:
 Design Team Apprenticeship -2010
*Forum Coordinator:
*Daily Questions
*Tutorial Techniques
*Tutorials
Diamond Cafe: 2007-2009
*Site Secretary
*Group(s) Administrator{3 groups}
*PSP Tag Designer
*Fourm Coordinator
*Event Planner
*Newspaper Editor/Designer


Short Bio
Hi there. My name is Rachelle. I am a mother of 2 grown sons and 
grandmother of 2 beautiful grandchildren.
I was a 6th grade teacher for 7 years.
Now I am wheelchair bound and keeping busy is still my goal.
I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I viewed a friends work. My passion quickly turned into addiction for this type of artistry and I never looked back.  I am very passionate about this hobby. It's not just about creating albums but it is a work of art. I love taking pictures to use to document life. Thus, here I am today enjoying my passion as therapy and inspiration to others. Now that I am wheelchair bound, each day is filled with being inspired, creating, providing inspiration through my work and treasuring the memories.
I am so in love with the art of  scrapbooking and paper crafting, and card making.
My obsession has expanded since 2009 for creating cards, tags, mixed media, wood and canvas artwork. I love using a variety of techniques, elegant and fun elements. Yes, I do send out a few cards. My style has been described as detailed, beautiful, and multifaceted. My greatest strength is attention to detail. I easily adapt my style depending on the type of project.  You will see a mixture of styles while looking through my gallery. I  like to take the viewer on a visual journey of my designs.
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Thanks for stopping by and your consideration.







"We gather up pictures and bits of our past and 
scrapbook them into a gift
that will last."

K. Rhinehart
"Scrapbooker's Verse"


2 comments:

  1. Rachelle~ Love your work! Thanks for sharing your talent and passion!

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