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Grab a cup of joe and meet more Designers!

November 26, 2008 in Announcements

Hey TRP Readers,

In an attempt to introduce you to all of the designers before our store launch on Monday, Dec.1, we're featuring TWO designers today. Woot! Woot!

Grab your fresh cup of coffee, park your behind in a comfy chair, and read about our talented ladies behind the crafty, anticipated creations.

Nicole_copy Introducing Nicole! She is the fabulous artist behind the "handmade digital art" felt alphas you fell in love with on the homepage.

What kind of artist are you? I work primarily with wool, threads, fibers, and embellishments but I also love pretty papers and fabrics and beads. I do a lot of hand stitching but I love painting and printmaking and jewelry as well. So I guess could say I am an All-Sorts!

How long have you been an artists/designer? I think since I was allowed safety scissors and a bottle of Elmer's glue – but I began selling my work about 10 years ago in high school. I had been doing shows and private parties and then discovered Etsy in 2006.

What got you interested in this kind of designing (for digital)? This is a whole new world for me – I do love the scrapbook aisle at my local craft shop – all those pretty papers and tiny embellishments! But I truly think that the Red Porch has such a clever and creative concept using handmade items for digital art. They are really offering scrapbookers something that you could never purchase at your local craft shop – gorgeous, detailed needle art to embellish their creations.

Where do you find your inspiration for your designs? I am definitely a seasonal – holiday kind of thinker and I also try to think of what special moments or occasions that someone would want to create a scrapbook around. If you take a look at my other work, you will see it is just my style of design sort of expanded upon.

What is your favorite thing to design and why? I work primarily on a pretty small scale, and I love the idea of creating a little world of things. I am also a big fan of putting a couple of googly eyes on a felt piece of toast or a felt slice of bacon. My favorite designs are a little whimsical and silly and if it makes someone smile – then it is a success!

Do you have any designers that you admire? Though these artists are not associated with the scrapbook community - I absolutely love the work of Sally Mavor, and the artists behind The Black Apple, My Paper Crane and Wee Wonderfuls. It is so inspiring to see their beautiful work!Nicolechristmasideas_2

What has been your favorite kit to design so far and why?  Hmmm ... that is a good question. I have really been enjoying my Christmas kit that I am currently working on. I also have been having a lot of fun with the alphabet sets. I am working on a “holly jolly” alphabet right now and it’s very fun to add all the decorative little stitches and embellishments – who doesn’t love teeny tiny candy canes!?


Introducing the Sweet & Sassy designer Aubrey.  Her kits are filled with eccentric, silly, and sweet creations. Chocolate everywhere beware! Aubrey's kits may be your new sweet addiction.  

What kind of artist are you? I like to be different & make everything fun. My happiness is a mess of mismatched colors. One of my besties & I have an Etsy shop. We sell items mostly made out of felt & fabric. I love to make everything. I do have a problem finishing things. My mind wanders a little onto new ideas. I am learning to stay focus...maybe.

How long have you been an artists/designer? Well, I have always been very creative & artistic...the whole working with felt thing has only been about 2 yrs.

Where do you find your inspiration for your designs? Everywhere! I try and look at things & think okay, how can that be made into felt or how can that be made a little cooler.

What is your favorite thing to design and why? I really don't have one. I love it all. I think it's so much fun.

Do you have any designers that you admire? I admire all designers. Most people don't realize the work & patience put into handmade items. Well, I know first hand! Aubreysweetshop1

What has been your favorite kit to design so far and why? I really loved doing my Sweet Shop kit. It was so fun & so much could be done with all the different colors of felt & fabric designs. Actually, working on all of them was great. The designs are so different from each other that it was nice to maybe put down a cupcake for a moment & switch to a swordfish, then back again.

Check back on Friday to meet more of our talented designers and catch a glimpse of the secrets they've been keeping...

This Thanksgiving holiday, we hope you are surrounded with the ones you love, be filled with the delicious foods that nourish your body and soul, and given moments to treasure always.   

All our best,  The Red Porch family




Ok, that is called my "shock and awe" face.. kind of like he whole Bush Iraq thing except.. the good kind of "shock and awe" It all looks so amazingly beautiful!


Wow you gals rawk, I can't to see more of your work !!!


Hi Nicole & Aubrey, looks like we've got some more awesome designers!!! I'm already drooling over these few items I can see, can't wait to play!


I'm so proud of you! I love that you have fun doing this!!!


Everything looks awesome ladies! It's great to get to know the fun and the artsy sides of yous! :)

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