Welcome to Creative Mayhem!
This is my little corner of the web where I post everything creative that runs through my life. Here you'll find it all . . . from craft projects . . . to web design . . from recipes . . . to sewing . . . from sneak peaks of products . . to product reviews . . from videos . . . to client ads . . . you'll see it all.
I hope you'll find my work and play interesting and that in some small way I can inspire you to create something each day. It's good for the soul and your family to let your imagination run where it will take you.
As for me, I'm a wife and mom living in central Ohio with my wonderful family. My two children are 18 years apart (to the day) and they are so special to me. My son lives in Orlando, Florida and is a K-9 Deputy Sheriff. I'm so proud of him! My daughter is in grade school and she is growing like a weed. She's crafty too so we have a great time making art together. Love that!
When I'm not enjoying family time, I'm hard at work running Lunara Solutions, LLC . . . a marketing, web development, and social media consulting company. We are currently in expansion mode to include trade show events, merchandising, UPC code initiation, advertising, distributor relations, and general marketing consulting as well as video editing and QR code generation!
I'm so excited to be able to extend our expertise offering. Stay tuned for more details as we are currently creating a brand new web site!
Through my business I get to work with amazing companies. One of my very special clients is a great rubber stamp company called The Rubber Cafe. I'm currently working as their Interactive Designer and Marketing/Social Media Director. Melissa and Reggie are two of the best people to work along side. Their dedication to detail and their customers is outstanding! If you haven't heard about this company, go visit them online and on Facebook!!
I'm also very honored to be designing for The Rubber Cafe on occasion as well. I'm sooooo thankful because their products are amazing! Their stamps are deeply-etched red rubber and are made right here in the good old USA! The Rubber Cafe also has a line of glitter, flock, puffie paint, and a tacky drying glue called Scrap Happy Sheer Glue that works so well when making all those hand-made flowers. Here are just a few of my projects as a TRC designer:
Stop by The Rubber Cafe Blog for more inspiring projects and ideas. Grab a cup of coffee though before you do because you'll be there a while! Don't forget to drop by their Facebook page too and tell them Michele sent you!
Another exciting aspect of my work has been creating and editing videos. Recently, I've had the pleasure of working alongside Elena Lai Etcheverry of Charity Wings. Her organization raises money for various events and causes. Her travels and interviews take her on a creative journey raising awareness in the crafting industry.
At the 2012 CHA Winter show in Anaheim, CA, Elena interviewed many high-profile manufacturers and it was our job to do the final editing and mixing of those interviews. You can see all the videos by clicking on the Charity Wings Youtube page. I'll be updating the videos section of Creative Mayhem soon with a complete listing.
Not only did we edit the interviews but we also created the training video for the first ever FLASH MOD held at CHA!!
I can't tell you how much fun that project was!!! The girls were so cute doing their routines separately. Special thanks to the one and only Wendy Russell, TV Host and Stylist of She's Crafty for helping with the training! There are some outtakes at the end of the video you don't want to miss!
So that's a little bit about me. I hope you enjoy the site and I hope you are inspired by my creations and my creative works!