About Me

 Hi I’m Cheri,
Cheri Piles - Cherinspirations
I am truly very very blessed. A few years ago when I discovered my love for mini books my creations bloomed and it was showing. I have been lucky enough to have the right people in my life at just the right time. I have a dear friend who continually encouraged me some years back to start custom orders for people that came into her store that were looking for that special one of a kind gift, I did a few custom orders with that encouragement  love and support and through that I learned that I also wanted to teach. Unfortunately the store closed and it was so sad for everyone. I also had to find a new place to call “home” – Ladies you know what I mean. :)  Shortly there after I was “discovered” and was asked to join the Teresa Collins Design team, this was a huge dream of mine. I have always been drawn to Teresa’s designs and style and it shows in my work, again I have been truly blessed by Teresa’s support and love.  I found a new local scrapbook store and they gave me a chance and I started teaching, I had only taught a few classes when another opportunity came my way. I started designing and creating kits for a friends new online store. I also helped lead the design team. I still had this dream kicking around, I took a few classes in the fall of 2012 about pursuing your dreams, and it felt like it was time for me to live my dreams, to take them further, to see if I could do it on my own. Deep Down I knew it was time. Teresa came to Washington that fall as well and really encouraged me to go for it, that it was time for me to go on my own and live my dream. So in January of 2013 I started my own business, Cherinspirations, (pronounced: See-Her-Inspirations) with the help and support of my family – this dream could not have come true without Nanna – Shavanna my mother in law. She is my rock!  My local scrapbook store has stood by me and supported me and encouraged me and I am teaching there regularly. I will first be teaching classes there and at a few other stores {Hopefully!!} here in the Pacific Northwest and also offering the class kits online to those that are not close enough to attend one of my classes in person. More than anything, this dream wouldn’t have come true with out the support of YOU! Thank you all so much, I am very excited for 2013!!
Thanks for stopping by my site and checking it out. I hope you find inspiration here. Please feel free to leave me comments on my blog posts. My email is below if you have any questions as well.
  • I Design for Teresa Collins Designs 2010 – present – Co-Design Team Lead
    Co-Design team lead responsible for posting blog posts on team blog and facebook, updating pinterest
    Leading design team in making sure deadlines are met  by team members.
    Overseeing and interacting in activities for the blog and other marketing and or
    promotional items
  • Designing for Teresa Collins Stampmaker 2011 – 2013 – Designer
    Designer responsible for creating projects and designing stamp designs for blog, promotional items and or events
  • Designing for The Hens’ Den 2011 &  2012 – Design Team Lead
    Responsible for creating monthly calendar for design team
    Daily marketing/postings on the blog, facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Pinterest.
    Create monthly newsletter for customers.
    Creating an educational environment for the team to share on their blog posts to encourage customer interaction and purchases from The Hens Den online store.
    Oversee team projects for photography and directions are correct for customers to follow
    Be present at scrapbooking expo’s and conventions talking with customers in the booth
    Create projects and mini books for the online store and booth
Started teaching classes in my local area in 2010.
If you are interested in having me come to your store to teach please email me at Cherinspirations@gmail.com
Projects designed for Teresa Collins Designs and Teresa Collins Stampmaker at CHA, HSN and other promotional materials.
Published in Northridge Publishing, Cricut Mini Albums Spring 2013.
Published in Creating Keepsakes special edition magazine – Creative Spaces,  for a home decor piece in 2011.

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