The second features Jen Martakis' Simple Starts Template #10. Whohoo, gotta love a template that cuts your completion time down to half!
Well have a Happy New Year and here's to a fantabulous 2010!
I promise to post more often. I hope to have some more freebies soon.
So seven interesting things about myself...are you sure you really want to know? Okay here goes Seven Things you may not already know about me
Now the hard part to nominate 7 bloggers. It 's not that I can't find 7 bloggers, it's that I need to narrow it down to seven because I know some really amazing Kreativ Bloggers.
So thanks again Jo for the award and I hope you will all head over some of these lovely blogs.
Supplies: Background PP-DigiKit - Paris & Co-French Solid 1 Paper Pack by Carina Gardner, Accent Paper @2peasinabucket.com- DigiKit - Watercolor Beach Papers by MaryAnn Wise @ 2peasinabucket.com, Card- DigiKit - Study Hall - School Cards by Jen Alysson @2peasinabucket.com.
I created this Layout a couple of weeks ago. Today I love the photo processing. I love the colors and the design. I wonder where I'll be in another two years.
Credits for Baby Mine: Brown PP a freebie at Designer Digitals and the pink overlay a freebie from 2peas. Brush Work from Design Fruit.
Credits for Trick or Treat: PP from Spider's Web Papers 1,2, and 3. by Carina Gardner @ 2peas in a bucket. Flourishes from Always Corner Brush Set by MaryAnn Wise @ 2peas in a bucket.
Supplies: PP from my Winter Wonderland Collection: Snow Day and Nordic paper packs, Round Alphas are my Mini Round Alphas (available free here on my Blog). Stitching Basic Stitches no1 by MaryAnn Wise @2peasinabucket.com.
Credits: PP-Holly Joly Mini Kit by Jen Alysson at 2peasinabucket, Swirl Brush- Flourish Borders by MaryAnn Wise at 2peasinabucket, Ornament embellishment by Carina Gardner at 2peasinabucket. The quote is from the Holiday Movie "Elf"
or maybe just take a few moments to be silly.
Have an excellent weekend everyone and stay tuned for another freebie soon...
Credits: Frame: Vintage Frames by Rhonna Farrer @2peasinabucket
Now I've saved the best for last! These last two ladies are woman that I have known online for about a year and a half. I have never met them in person. (But if I had the chance I would take it in a heart beat.) They are both amazing artists and truly caring people.
4. One of the two is Heather T from Ooh la la Artsy! Not!. I remember when I first met Heather online. She was just beginning to design her own digital kits. I love Heather's kits and especially her scrapbooking pages. Heather usually posts pages about 3 of her loves; her son, her DH, and the ocean. All her pages are brilliantly designed but the ones I admire the most are her ocean layouts. She combines stunning photography, her own poetry or quotes and soft beautifully blended papers. I adore her work, I have tried to emulate it in the past and failed miserably. Heather also posts tutorials on her blog and she is quick to help out if you have a question
5. Last but not least is Stefani at StefStyle. I first met Stef online at two peas a year and a half ago. She is a toy designer, an illustrator and a rockin digi scrapper. One of the things that I admire about Stef is that she creates everything on her page, from paper to textures. Her style is graphic and clean. When you see her work in the gallery it's hard not to be awed. Her extractions are seamless perfection. Over the time that I've known her I'm not sure how many times I've seen her answer the message board post "How can I extract and image from it's background." (I was one of those eager scrappers at one time too.) She is so generous with her knowledge. The other super interesting thing about Stef is she loves and often collects old things. I've seen gorgeous LO's and photographs of old buildings, post cards, antiques, heritage photos. Her work has definitely influenced my own, especially when it comes to extractions, shadow work, and graphic work.
I don't often think about the ways in which my own work has been influenced and inspired by others. If you have never thought about it I invite you to do so. Not only has it made me appreciate other artists that have touched and guided my art but it has also helped me appreciate my own work. The above is certainly not an exhaustive list of all the wonderful artists that have crossed my path, there are so many people that would be worth mentioning but it just leaves more for me to post another day....
This goal starts November 3 2009 and will be completed Nov 22, 2009.