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April International Guest Designer- Laetitia Poissy

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Last week you met our April domestic guest designer Holly. This week we are introducing you to our April international guest designer…Laetitia Poissy!

We fell in love with Laetitia and her style when she applied for our design team call.

A bit about Laetitia in her own words:

My name is Laetitia, I’m 34 years old and I live in the East of France with my spouse and our daughter Lisa. I have scrapped since 2007 and the passion hasn’t left me. I like to make pages, mini albums, PL spreads, and I love photography.

I share on social networks and I’m always on the lookout for the latest news. Scrapbooking is part of my daily life! I find it very important to create memories for her children and having fun and creating at the same time is very rewarding. I also love sharing with all scrapbookers all over the world. I find it magical to share it all together.

You can find Laetitia here:

Blog // IG // Pinterest // FB

Oh. My. WORD.

Laetitia you have blown us away. These are absolutely stunning. Thank you so so much!!

See you all tomorrow, have a wonderful Monday!

April Domestic Guest Designer- Holly Humbert

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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.

 

Blog // IG  // Pinterest // Facebook

 

 

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. 🙂

March International Guest Designer- Anke Kramer

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Happy Monday, GB fans and friends!

Today we are so excited to bring our guest designer feature back. 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!

Our first international guest designer is Anke Kramer from Germany. We first noticed Anke in our design team call and we fell in love with her bright and beautiful projects.

A bit about Anke in her own words:

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My name is Anke and I live in a small town in northern Germany together with my husband and our dog. Being creative has always been an important part of my life. Since my childhood I love painting and paper crafting .

The first time I got in touch with scrapbooking was in 2011 when I worked on an album about one of my husband’s sailing trips. I found some creative blogs and scrapbook shops and I immediately fell in love with all those pretty papers and embellishments. My favorite subjects are sailing, my dog and the little moments of our everyday life.

My favorite supplies are my sewing machine, dies, my Cameo and every kind of paint and color. I also like to add some mixed media accents to my projects using stencils and modeling paste. Besides scrapbooking I love painting, reading, playing guitar and long walks with my dog.

I’m very excited to be guest designer this month!

Find Anke here:  IG // Blog // Pinterest // Facebook

Enjoy Anke’s fabulous projects below!

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Anke- we LOVE everything you created. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent with us this month!