A cute card and the winner
Now for the winner
Congrats on the 100th post. They've all been awesome! Beautiful cards, Patricia :)
May 28, 2009 2:02 PM
Please send me your info at firstname.lastname@example.org and place "winner on 5/29/09" in the subject line. Congrats Rebecca and thanks Emilie for being our guest Design Artist. On Monday, I will announce our new GDA.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Spot light Patricia Komara
Hi everyone! My name is Patricia Komara (Patty). I started scrapbooking in the fall of 2006. I really enjoy the process of creating and I love to give handmade cards and keepsakes to family and friends that document the big and small moments in our lives. My artistic background includes formal training in watercolor, pencil sketching, 3-D design, book binding, graphic design, and design theory. My day job is director of a group that specializes in providing master planning, urban planning and landscape architecture services to Federal clients. I've been using Adobe products for over 15 years (Yikes!) and I can often be found doing the hybrid thing. I am very excited about being featured here at GCD Studios, I sincerely hope that my work can give you some inspiration when you need it!
PS... THIS IS OUR 100th POST. Leave a comment and you could win this!ONE PACK OF THE MARGARITA COLLECTION! this is the perfect collection for up coming summer trips. You have until tomorrow morning (11 am PST) to leave a comments.
Keep it clean
Here is another layout that I created. You can see that I also used a small piece of this pattern paper.
Tips and Tricks:
Sometimes you'll come across pattern paper that you really love, but it also might over power your photos. What I like to do is use a small piece of it (like Angie and I both did in these layouts). This way it makes the layout pop without over taking the look. A fun and busy pattern used right, can finish the layout nicely.
What a cute idea...
This is such a cute and fun idea! Wouldn't this be the perfect touch to a Princess Party?! Or maybe a craft project to share with your daughter, niece, or granddaughter?
Thanks Amber for sharing this very cute idea!
Chipboard: Ravishing Reds (Chipboard Star), Majestic Purples (Chipboard Star & two small circles)
Paper: Spring All Over Paper Pad, specifically #552
Other: Wooden Skewer (approx. 12 inches long), vintage tulle, ribbon scrap
Spot light Niki Meiners
Niki Meiners of North Carolina realized after a paralyzing illness she wanted to reconsider her career as a National Sales Manager of a Fortune 500 company. Her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her bold choice of color combinations, diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. She specializes in working with manufacturers to create consumer friendly products.
While at both of the Summer and Winter show (CHA), each year she has done demonstrations and make and takes for various manufactures. She has also taught and demonstrated at , MegaMeet, CKUs, Stamp & paper shows, for independant Stamp and Scrapbook Stores.
With out a doubt this girl keeps busy and we were lucky to have Niki work with our GCD Products! Grea work niki and I love this Gift set! SOOO CUTE!
Card Sketch Winner
Spot light Karen Patterson
Karen (also know as nanakaren), has been scrapbooking and cardmaking for over 3 years and has been a crafter for 40+ years. She loves to incorporate her other crafting skills in her scrapbooking whenever possible. She is now retired and loves being a part of the scrapbooking community, and has found the forums a great way to communicate and learn new sills and techniques.
On Karen's Blog, you'll find that she made this beautiful flower (on her layout)! What a beautiful skill to have.
Thanks Karen for Sharing your work with us. It's very lovely and you can tell you put your heart into it :)
Spot light- Kristin Faust
Kristin lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and four year old son.
Kristin scrapbooks to document all of the little things and stories that she doesn't want her heart to forget. "I always try to think about what I would want my family to know if I'm not here tomorrow. My family won't care if my page was published but will care if the journaling is meaningful and heartfelt."
You can find Kristin's work in upcoming issues of Scrapbook Trends and Creating Keepsakes.
I love how eye catching this layout is! I love the blues and I love these photos. I also thought it was smart that she layered the rub-on over the photo! Very cute page!!!! Great Job Kristin
Sketch + A GIVE AWAY!
Good luck everyone, I can't wait to see what you all create. Oh and the DT gals will vote to pick the winner ;)
Check it out
Make sure you tune in tomorrow for another Sketch challenge and a give away ;)
There were many beautiful layouts turned in and the team also loved this layout by....
We loved Deana's lo so much that we decided to pick her as well. SO... both of you please send me an email with your addresses at email@example.com and place "Sketch winner" in the subject line.
Have a great weekend everyone
It's been a while
(Product used for layout:
GCD Studios Canta Collection Patterned PaperGCD Studios Shades of Black Epoxy StickersGCD Studios Black Glitter StickersButton - Etsy Shop (Tessa Ann, Beautifully Handmade)Making Memories BradsStaz On Ink, Jet BlackDMC Black Embroidery FlossBlack thread)
- Create a layout...making this sketch your own
- You can use any scrapbook products you have
- Due Thursday 14th 2009.
- Try to use Mothers Day photos/theme.
- SEND IT TO firstname.lastname@example.org
The DT will pick the winner and the winner will receive this:
Now that Mothers day is over... I'm sure you have beautiful photos to scrap. Check out this layout by our Brenda Hurd. I love the bright colors and the layout of everything.
In this close up you can see the glitter little leafs and all the great layering Brenda did.
Mothers Day celebration- Beatriz Jennings
I just love this card by our Beatriz Jennings. This girls rocks at layering pattern papers. Below, you'll see step by step instructions.
Mothers Day Celebration- Krista Resnick
Mothers Day Celebration- Lynn Ghahary
When I saw this photo of Lynn and her mother, it was so obvious they are mother and daughter :) They look so much alike. What beautiful women they are!
There is so much I can say about my mom but to sum it up she is, in one word, AMAZING. She has been there for me through everything - the good times and, well, the not so good times. She is one of the most caring people I know and is always putting others ahead of herself. She is the first person I call when I've got something on my mind and she is always there to listen. Thank you for always being there - I love you Mom!