Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dec Guest Designer - Irit Shalom

Please help me in welcoming our
Guest Designer for the month of December

My name is Irit and I am from sunny Israel. In my "real life" I am a dentist, but for the last 5 years I do it as a part time job, because I need some extra time for my scrapping and crafting addiction and I have a lot of fun doing something else after 25 years of dentistry. I have been married for 28 years to a retired high police officer, who is the full time family cook these days.

I am a mom to 4 grown ups: 2 sons and twin daughters. The empty nest is probably the main reason for my obsession for crafting - finally I have some time for myself. My oldest son is an army officer, married and a dad of my first adorable grandson Omer. The second one is " a world traveler" - for the last 5 years after his army service he is out of Israel for at least 9 months a year- lives and works in Spain. My twins are in their third year of college and my major scrapbooking inspiration. I need to say that I have been totally addicted to crafting since I was a little girl.

For many years it was a polymer clay and jewelry making, but after I saw a scrapbook layout for the first time in my life (only 5 years ago during my visit to USA), I finally understood that I am in love with paper. Today I mostly scrap and do altered art and less card making. I have been a design team member in about 12 challenge blogs and was a guest designer on lots of others during the last 2 years, but now I decided to do some real design work and don't take any challenge blogs DT spots anymore. Right now I am a permanent designer for UK chipboard company named Tando creative, Robin's Nest USA paper company, Pretty Little Studio USA paper company, Inspired By Stamping stamp company, Creative Imaginations Paints  and Epiphany Crafts tool company. For the last year I was a DT member on Best Creation paper company, Cheery Lynn Designs die company and designed for a few on- line shops. I was published in print in Israel several times and was published in every possible web magazine during the last year. Last, but not least, my other addiction is..... folk dancing. So if I am not in my crafting room- I am probably dancing. I am totally thrilled to be showcased on Quick Quotes blog and I totally in love with the gorgeous products I worked.

Product list:
QQ vellum
Other products: Bo Bunny charms, Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool 20 and Shape Studio Tool Round, 14+epoxy caps, Border punch Circles: EK Success

This page was done with my DD lovely photo and as a photo is quite monochromatic, I could use those shiny purples and blues and a lot of sparkle. The hand cut frame was a bit of a work- but I like the final result, glueing  it with 3d foams. The punched borders and a clear shape were inked. The handmade from crepe paper flower was inked too and I added some rounds epoxies made with the same paper for the visual triangle affect.

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Cathy said...

Welcome Irit:))

Anniebee said...

This layout is really beautiful, Irit! And your daughter is equally lovely. I just adore the Julie Je t'aime papers!! I think they are my favorites of all the QQ collections. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on the guest designer assignment! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.


Charmaine Fuller said...

Welcome Iris, looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us.

Adora Concepcion said...

scrapbooking and dancing, wow, isn't life SWEET!! :) I love your layout Irit, it's beautiful!!
Welcome to QQ, I am thrilled and can't wait to see more of your creations.