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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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Still in Sweden

Hello out there!

I just wanted to inform you all,that me and the kids are  still in Sweden.We go back to Japan next week and then you can look forward to some activity here on the blog again.
I'm behind with sketches, guest designers, tutorials and everything else.

Hope that you are enjoying your summer as much as me.

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