Friday, September 24, 2010

Introducing Carolina Venegas

What do a degree in Industrial Design and Stampin’ Up! products have in common?  Well, the Sizzix Big Shot, of course!  And Carolina Venegas has that connection perfected to a “T.”  All you have to do is look at her collection of projects, and you just know that Carolina knows that you are not limited in using the Sizzix products just for the purpose for which they were designed.  Just one example:  texturize that paper (with the Big Shot, of course) before you make it into a box or bag (with the Big Shot, of course).  Fabulous results!

But how did someone with her educational background, with a specialty in designing kitchen cabinets and closets end up being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?  Well, like many of us, Carolina needed to find something to occupy her time and, perhaps, to bring a little extra income at a time when the economy has been a bit, well, on the anemic side.  When she visited a friend of a friend to order up a cake for her daughter’s celebration and found a treasure trove of Stampin’ Up! products, Carolina was hooked on it almost immediately.  But, while most of us would have homed in on the cards and scrapbooking side of Stampin’ Up!, Carolina-the-industrial-engineer homed in on the 3-D possibilities. 

Carolina is still working as a professional designer.  But her favorite way to relax and get her mojo going is to sit with her friends and experiment with her Big Shot.  She says that they feel just like little kids squealing with excitement when they discover something new to share with her blog followers.  She encourages us all, even when we don’t feel like doing anything, to push ourselves – just get something out and start working with it.  The more we play with our tools, the more we can master them and discover new ways to use them – and share them with others!

1 comment:

Lucia Kaiser said...

Carolina, one of our bi-lingual committee members, is one of our newer members. She quickly agreed to help out on the committee, and we're so happy she's joined us. And besides that, she makes beautiful creations!