Our guest designer for this month is an incredibly talented photographer and scrapbooker Leanne Stamatellos. Leanne is an Aussie gal with a great style and a true flair for photography !! We are excited to have her with us for August !!
I started scrapbooking in late 2003. A Creative Memories gift voucher from my parents started me off. They thought it was something I'd like ... and it was! Since then, I have had over 100 pieces of work published (layouts and articles) in most of the Australian Magazines as well as a layouts accepted by Scrapbook Answers (US), Scrapbooks Etc.(US) and Simple Scrapbooks (US). I'm proud to have received Honorable Mentions for the past 3 years with Scrapbooking Memories - 1 single layout, 1 double layout and 2 off the page items. I'm on the Design Team for Scrap 'n' Craft with T - a fun online store. I create layouts mostly about my family and the moments in our daily life. I find inspiration everywhere. From TV ads, magazines, fashion and the beautiful papers that I use. Sometimes a layout just happens - that's a great feeling. Of course I'm also inspired by other artists. I scrap anytime my children are asleep, mainly at the kitchen table in the company of my husband. It's great to throw ideas his way - I get a different perspective. My style tends to be fairly clean in design, focusing strongly on the photograph. I enjoy graphic, modern, crisp pages and I love 'white space'. I definately scrap for me. It's a great creative outlet and it brings balance to my life. It's a wonderful way to preserve a memory for both myself and my children ... and their children.
Here's Leanne's take on Sketch #27 :
Please visit Leanne's blogs - you won't be disappointed !!
Sketch #27 was inspired by this ADORABLE layout by Kim ...
Christy Davis created a sweet 8.5 x 11 layout and card ...
Here's another awesome 8.5 x 11 version of the sketch done by Christa ...
One of our amazing card designers, Anja, created these gorgeous cards based on the sketch ...
Need more inspiration ... how about these amazing 12 x 12 layouts by our DT ...
Layout by Wendy
Layout by April
Layout by Akiko
Layout by Aud
This month we have 2 sponsors. Each will be giving away lovely prizes so PLEASE upload your creations to the gallery by 11:59pm August 31, 2009 to be in the running.
Our first Sponsor is Scraptapestry - a new Australian based kit club that will be opening its doors for the first time on August 15, providing kits for layouts, cards, art journals and mini albums.
The two main goals of 'Scraptapestry' are to provide an indulgent package of goodies and to give something back to the community. Each kit box is lovingly filled to the brim with co-ordinating papers, cardstock and embellishments and beautifully wrapped and bound so that each month its intended owner will feel throughly spoilt without even leaving home. Scraptapestry also sponsors one charity each month and a portion of the proceeds from kit sales for that month are donated.
Join Naomi at her blog (http://naomielizabeth.typepad.com) for 15 days of giveaways leading up to the opening of Scraptapestry!
Scraptapestry will be giving away one of their beautiful card making kits this month – this kit can be used for cards, or the wonderful products could be easily used on layouts. Here's a peek at the luscious goodies:
Our second sponsor is Scrapbook Deals 4 U .
Scrapbook Deals 4 U is an online kit club & message board community that prides itself on offering beautifully coordinated kits at extremely competitive prices with unmatched value. For just $26.95 per month, their no-commitment memberships deliver the newest products and unique embellishment shipped right to your front door each month. Besides the latest and greatest paper collections, all kits include cardstock, ribbon, and a complete alphabet designed to compliment your photos perfectly. To help get the inspiration and creativity flowing, you’ll also receive an exclusive sketch with layout samples…not to mention access to the SD4U message board where you’ll be able to view samples by their talented design team! So whether you’re new to kit clubs, or just looking for great kits at a great price, Scrapbook Deals 4 U is guaranteed to deliver every time!
Here's a peek at the pretty goodies !!
So, lots to look at today and stay tuned for even more inspiraton for Sketch #27 from our talented design team next week !! Have a great week !!!