Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sketch # 50 /guest designer Kristie Coleman

A month or so late, here is a new sketch and my latest guest designer. Her name is Kristie Coleman and this is what she has to say:

Shortly after the first of my five beautiful children was born, I began my foray in the wide world of scrapbooking. That was back 14 years ago when it was all decorative scissors and stickers. I still love my early scrapbooks but I do fight off the desire to tear them apart to "update" them. I just remind myself that their style is a reflection of that time, and that too, deserves preservation.

 In the last couple of years, scrapbooking has moved from a hobby to a consuming passion for me. Now I happily design my pages in my very own scrap room overlooking my somewhat neglected back garden while my children frolic in our forest. I enjoy designing clean and graphic layouts as well as shabby layouts filled with flowers, inking and distressing. So I guess my style is eclectic. I find inspiration everywhere: photos, family, magazines, menus, photography web sites and in beautiful products. I have been crafty for as long as I can remember but scrapbooking gives me that soul sustaining creative outlet while enabling me to create something of real value for my beloved family.
Here is sketch # 50 that Kristie worked with

 and her fun take on it:

 Here are 4 more fabulous layouts from Kristie's gallery.

I asked Kristie to send me her all time favorite scrapbook
page and I can see why she couldn't choose between these two. They are both so beautifully decorated:

Besides being an awesome scrapper I know Kristie is an awesome mother! I just love how here layouts are filled with love for her family. And I'm amazed that she can ever get any scrapping done with 5 children. I'm thinking that she is one of those super women.

Thanks Kristie for sharing your talent with us. I'm sure we will see more of you in the future:)

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Okispice said...

Great sketch. and I love Kristie's take on it. Can't wait to get back to scrappin' again after my summer holiday. It's been too long!

AlteredDiva said...

Wow! I love the uniqueness of this sketch! Great takes on it too!

* Vanessa * said...

Wow, they are all so beautiful, she's really a super mom!!
Lots of kisses!!

Cindy deRosier said...

LOVE the sketch- it might be my all-time favorite of yours! Kristie's layouts are all fantastic. I love her style.

Nicole said...

Great sketch and beautiful layouts! Welcome back Helen! We missed you!!!!

April said...

Awesome sketch and fabulous take on it by Kristie!
- April

mustangkayla said...

Glad your back Helen!

Great layouts Kristie!

kana said...

Great sketch and gorgeous layouts!! I especially love the last beautiful!!

li-bee-ti said...

Welcome back, Helen! It's so good to see your lovely posts again.
The sketch is great and ALL Kristie's layouts are awesome! I really like her style.
Thanks for bringing us such a fab sketch and a very talented scrapper.