Happy Monday, GB fans and friends!
Each month we will be featuring a domestic and an international crafter who has caught our eye.
We will showcase them here so that you can be inspired by their creativity and talent!
Today we are introducing you to our March guest designer, Holly Humbert! We fell in love with Holly’s style when she applied for our design team call, we knew we had to share her talent with all of you!
A bit about Holly:
Holly started scrapbooking in middle school and that’s when her crafting began. She started like most, with Creative Memories. She expanded from there in high school, when she got a job at a local scrapbooking store. Her love for paper and patterns grew there, and she was introduced into the wonderful online world of crafting. She spends her days homeschooling her daughter and working as a tour coordinator. But she spends her nights tucked away in her craft corner, playing with paper or fabric. She loves classic designs and anything with stripes. She is currently residing in sunny SoCal.
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I loved the spring colors of this kit, but I was really excited when I saw that the B sides featured black, white and grey. I’m drawn to neutrals, so my first layout, I naturally went with the B sides. The first thing I used was the herringbone washi tape. I was sad that there was only one strip, but I dug into my washi stash and found I had a similar tape, so I added that in places as well. Can you spot it? Also, the Bette Midler quote spoke to my soul. As a homeschooling, working mom, delivery of everything would be amazing.
One thing people learn very quickly about me is my love for stripes. I LOVE stripes on almost anything. Combine stripes and flowers and I’m in heaven! This layout is my favorite for that reason. I combined the striped paper with the floral pattern in the die-cuts and the washi tape to make a spring-y page, that makes me smile whenever I look at it. Also, the puffy hearts! Did you notice I used them on every layout? I just couldn’t get enough of them. They are perfect to stick anywhere!
One of my favorite bits in the planner kit was the quote cards. I use the MAMBI Happy Planner, which is decent sized, but I struggled to incorporate the 3×4 card size on my weekly spread. I took a hint from the design on the card and cut the words out into word strips. I was able to save space in my planner but still keep the quote and feel of the card.
I had such a fun time playing with the April Planner kit. This was my first planner kit that had more than just stickers in it, and I loved the ability to “scrapbook” my planner. I don’t always have time to sit down and make a 12×12 layout, so this was a great chance to be creative without needing to print out pictures or to clear off my entire desk.
We LOVE what you came up with , Holly! Thanks for inspiring us all. 🙂