Irene Shimizu

Irene Shimizu

Ever since I can remember, I have always loved paper…all kinds of paper.  I followed my heart and while keeping my “day job” in 2006 I started my own paper arts company: Gabriel’s Message.

My company is named after my son Gabriel and the Archangel Gabriel.  In 2001, I had a difficult pregnancy with almost three months of bed rest.  As I was reading the Bible one day, I came across an incredible message.  What kept me going (and what is now my favorite scripture) is Luke 1:37 - “For nothing is impossible with God.”  We had a successful delivery and that little baby is almost 17!

I firmly believe that Life is about following your heart and your passion.  And I have a passion for paper.  Using Japanese chiyogami papers I craft beautiful and colorful cards, journals, magnets, and other fun creations to make the spirit smile.  With each creation I tuck in a little love, hope, and blessings for a wonderful life.


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