Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Meet Today's Daily Designer....Syrena's Scrap Art!

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I am Syrena of "Syrena's Scrap Art, I am a wife, a mom, and a grandmom,  I have been married to my best friend for 32 years, we have two amazing sons and two adorable grandsons.   I grew up in Colorado and thanks to the United States Air Force raised my kids in Nebraska.  My hubby and I now live in Florida enjoying the weather and all the amazing beauty of this little corner of the world.

Scrapbooking started for me a long time ago. In high school I used sketch books to put my pictures in and write about life and keep the memories. Then later when I started a family it was putting all my kids precious moments into photo albums. One day I walked into my first scrapbook store and the rest was history. I was in heaven with all the papers and pretty things to make memory books.  I started creating and selling premade pages, custom pages and albums in 2005.  

Another passion of mine is the digital world. I am an 3d Artist/Animator/Visual Effect Artist.  In 2010 was privileged to work as an animator on a feature film and receive a nomination for a VES Award and walk the red carpet in Hollywood! The best part of the red carpet was while I was getting my picture taken at one end of the carpet, Stan Lee was being interviewed on the other end, so technically I was on the red carpet with Stan Lee!  (total geek moment)  I have also worked on other projects acquiring voice actors and producing independent films.  

My favorite part of the digital world is creating beautiful images. Choosing colors and elements and making them all come together to create a beautiful and memorable image.

 When I am not creating you can find me walking along a beach, playing with my puppies, Molly a Lhasa Apso and Maggie a Shi tzu, visiting my grandkids or spending time with Mickey Mouse and my hubby!



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Meet Today's Daily Designer....Lisa Rosa Designs!


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My name is Lisa Rosa, I'm a 36 year old Brazilian girl, married and proud mother of two young ladies, ages 14 and 19. I live with my hubby and my 8 lovely cats in a small town in Espírito Santo.

When I’m not designing, I like to sew, read, and watch movies and shows... and spend time with my family and friends! I know it’s cliché, but I just love spending time with all of them: my daughters, my hubby, my mom and stepfather, my brother and sister, my aunt and cousins, all of my friends. My oldest daughter is now living in Netherlands, with my sister and brother in law, and I greatly enjoy catching up with her on Skype! I also love just sitting outside with my cats, playing and snuggling.

I started on digital scrapping about nine years ago. I went to visit a girl friend who was sick at home. She was on her computer creating a very cute tag. I was fascinated by this and she introduced me to a group of tag classes. It was my first step into this amazing digi world! I learned a lot in these tag class groups and soon after started digital scrapbooking. But I started designing only two years ago... or almost.

I always thought of designing my own kits, but could never find the time to learn about it. Then, on November 2012, my husband and I found out he had cancer (he had a surgery in December 2012 and is fine now!) I left my job to take care of him, and started working at home as an independent programmer. Between one code and another, when I felt I was going crazy and my brain was about to fail, I found time to study about the process of creating a scrapbook kit. Once I created my first one, I couldn’t stop…I had found my passion.

I love putting together a kit, element after element, paper after paper, and seeing what I had in mind becoming real. When I see this kit I have made being used by people to document their lives and preserve their most precious memories… I don’t have the words to describe how that makes me feel.

My inspiration comes from the most random things: events in my own or my families and friends lives, music or a movie, a magazine ad, an overheard conversation, the color of a shirt, a dream, or things I hope to do. Anything that catches my attention or warms my heart can become my inspiration.

When designing, I use Illustrator and Photoshop CS6.  But besides digital scrapbooking design, I also work with web design, mainly with dynamic pages programming, therefore Dreamweaver is another tool I can't live without.


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Meet Today's Daily Designer....Clever Monkey Graphics by Tracey Monette!

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I'd like to come up with a great story for you about my most embarrassing moment - and the best I can come up with is forgetting one of my best friend's names when I went to introduce her at a party back when I was a teenager. Either my memory is poor or selective on such matters or perhaps it is that my sense of humor stops most gaffs from becoming embarrassing since I laugh right along with everyone else at myself. I definitely like people. Somewhat extroverted but I think it is really to cover deep down shyness. My life is so dang normal that I'm never sure what to talk to people about. Would they like to know the digital designer aspect of me and what it is like to do my work or would they rather I give them a 15 minute recital of physical accidents and injuries that have put the extra padding on my butt over the last 10 years. I have designed for over 8 years now and I do love what I do. I come from an artistic family so choosing an artistic career comes natural to me. Having gone to a graphic design school it was easy for me to switch from digital scrapbooking to digital designing and I did so within about 4 months of going digital in my scrapbooks. I do my most of my work with photoshop on a laptop PC but must switch to my desktop and a special monitor that I can draw directly on for my doodling.

Here's some oddball or interesting aspects to my life.... one family member missed coming over to America on the Titanic because of a fire in their village just before their trip was to take place. I have a family member who is currently having a reality tv show filmed about them. One of the group I used to go scuba diving with was bit by a shark - but lived to tell the tale. While living in Paris with my limited French I once asked a butcher to NOT give me the guts of the chicken - he didn't understand and came out with his hands full of hearts, livers and more. I asked another butcher to cut off the chicken's head for me - he took a hatchet - attacked the whole chicken - and I got to spend 30 minutes having to pull bone fragments out of my chicken pieces before I could cook it! One restaurant we liked to eat at in Paris had a hole in the ground with painted footprints on either side of it for a bathroom. Ummmm.... I waited until I got home. In his 80's my father learned photoshop and combined photographic talent and photoshop work to create pieces which he sold in shows in order to donate thousands of dollars to Make-a-Wish - how cool is that! At one point I owned nine pairs of cowboy boots. I once ditched my husband and friends at Disneyland because I couldn't handle the crowds. I once ditched my husband in the Hockey Hall of Fame because I couldn't handle the crowds. I don't do crowds very well. I like the sound of tv and talking over the sound of music. I love the movie The Ten Commandments - but I also love all the original Planet of the Apes movies. 

I am kind (usually!!!), quirky and eclectic and tend to be a mediator personality. My husband jokingly calls me Martha Stewart. My cooking does not earn that title because I just can't stick to a recipe. My cleaning doesn't really earn it either. Although my house does always look nice. I love reading great stories. I think I live my life by the phrase "If you give a mouse a cookie...." Okay, you've had your taste of me - signing off. Enjoy the sale in my store today.

Feel free to join my facebook fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clever-Monkey-Graphics-by-Tracey-Monette/349834644739 or follow my blog if that is your thing...   http://www.clevermonkeygraphics.blogspot.com/  or follow me on Pinerest! http://www.pinterest.com/mybetrside/   
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Today's Daily Designer....Connie Prince

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Hi everyone, I am Connie Prince!  I live in the beautiful state of Georgia, just outside of Atlanta!  I am happily married to my best friend, William, we celebrated 18 years this year!  We have one amazingly talented and witty son, Hayden, who is 16 years old.  We also have two dogs, Widget and Mokka, who complete our little family.  I love to do Zumba, read, craft, draw, travel, and spend time with my friends.

I have been scrapbooking since I was a child, there were not very many options back then so I would doodle and use what I could find to decorate my books.  In about 2005-2006 I found the world of digital scrapbooking and immediately knew this was the way for me.  There were not that many stores and designers then so I began to dabble with making my own items.  Joining my first store in 2006 and I have been working as a full-time designer since.  It has been an incredible journey and I am very thankful to do what I love!


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Meet Today's Daily Designer.....Albums to Remember!

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I am Barb of Albums to Remember Designs. I have been designing since 2009 but only went full time a couple of years ago. 

One of my favorite childhood memories was driving to a National Park that was only 30 minutes from our home. Many Sunday afternoons my mom would pack a picnic and dad would drive. We would spend the afternoon hiking or taking in the scenery. We would often go to the local ice cream shoppe where they made their own waffle cones. It smelled so good and it was such a treat! I loved Sunday afternoon family time. 

This summer we are taking our kids to this park. I am excited to show them where I grew up and spent many happy times with my family. Hopefully they will make some wonderful memories too!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Barb, Albums to Remember Designs


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today's Daily Designer.....Sweet Pea Designs!

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Hi everyone! I'm so happy to be featured designer at My Memories for the day. My name is Penny aka Sweet Pea Designs. I started designing way back in 2008 when my sister and I started our first scrapbooking business. We were known as the 2 Twisted Sisters for a few years. Some people still call us that when they see us coming :)

In 2011 my sister decided to try a new venture and that is when Sweet Pea Designs was created. Many customers followed me in the transition and I am so very blessed to have so many loyal fans.
I love designing but over the last few years it's been a tough balance. I am now caregiver to my Mom and Dad which keeps me quite busy, so my design time usually starts after dinner when things tend to quiet down and on into the early morning hours. I put my head phones on turn up the music and find it is an awesome stress reliever! The worries of the day seem to fade away at least for a few hours anyhow.

You are probably wondering what is up with the hats in the picture. That's my dad, mom, me and my grandson. How adorable is he!! Anyhow back to the story about the hats...

One day when I was being tugged in a million directions and feeling overwhelmed, I met a women in the waiting room at one of my Dad's doctor appointments. She pulled out her knitting and we started to chat as we waited. She had numerous health issues and no family to help her. This saddened me yet as we talked she was so positive and upbeat. She said we have two choices, to be happy despite our troubles or to sit around and feel sorry for ourselves. For her, knitting these hats became her mission to help make someone elseís day a little better. She gave out 8 hats that day and never accepts donations. The only thing she asks is for those that receive a hat to pay a good deed forward and help to make someone elseís day a little better. Awesome, right? If we all could do this one simple thing the world would be a much kinder place. She definitely made my day better and I will never forget her!

Thank you to My Memories for featuring me today and to all of you who support my designs.


You can also find me on FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweetpeadesigns2
and Blogger: http://sweet-pea-designz.blogspot.com/


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July Blog Train!!!





Welcome friends! We think you're going to love this blog train! 

All things Christmas and all free for you :)

Here is the list of all the fabulous designers who have taken part in the train. Start at the top and work your way down! 

Cutie Pie Scraps- http://www.cutiepiescrap.com/
Scrap'n'Design by Rv MacSouli - http://scrap-n-design.blogspot.com/
Touched By A Butterfly - http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.com/
ADB Designs - http://bit.ly/ADB-FB
Designs By Mandy King - http://mybagofscraps.com/
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/
Carolyn's Scrap Creations - http://carolynsscrapcreations.weebly.com/
Becky's Creations - http://beckyscreations.net/
Dees-Deelights - http://www.deesblog.com/
Bits N Pieces of QueenBrat Designs -http://bitsnpiecesofqbd.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meet Today's Daily Designer....Benthaicreations!

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Hello.
My name is Benoit (nickname Ben) aka Benthaicreations. I live in Bordeaux in the south-west part of France!!

Why Benthaicreations..?? It is because I have been volunteering teaching french in a highschool in Nothern Thailand (Chiang Mai) for more than 12 years now..and I love the country, the culture and the language! As Thailand is a main source of inspiration for me it was obvious to associate it to my nickname..and tadaaa..ma pseudo was there!!

I started designing for digiscrapbooking  5 years ago..I was a member (and then co admin) in a forum dedicated to digiscrapbooking. We wrote tutorials about digiscrapbooking, how to create everything needed for a layout from A to Z , Then I started to create  more and more papers and elements... I am not a really "geek" (well..well!!) but I love everything "e"..or "d"..(electronic or digital) and the challenge to create elements or papers attracted me.. Everything about designing is very instinctive or intuitive.for me. I just love colours, light, fine textures, painting... and I think (or hope) that all that can reflect in my papers!!

Here I am in a few words..
Thank you for reading...and meeting!!

Hugs Ben!!



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Monday, July 14, 2014

Today's Daily Designer.....DigitalPaperCrafts!!!

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Behind the paper at DigitalPapercrafts: that’s me, Monette Satterfield. As long as I can remember I’ve loved to draw, paint and create all kinds of things. I’ve taken a varied journey from science through business to writing and art.

While I’ve been crafting and creating with paper all along, working digitally brings a whole new dimension. Loving paper and pixels isn’t mutually exclusive! I especially love the challenge of bringing the patina of age to my digital work.

The distressed textures and vintage papers in my tag sets, journal kits and scrapbook collections are the result of careful visual thinking and editing and much time spent getting the edges “just right.” The elements and embellishments in my collections are realistic, painterly and rich with the same detail and texture in the backgrounds. They often take quite a while to finish but I feel strongly that they enhance the feel of age and timeworn dignity.

To design a collection, I start with an inspiration image or object, often from the natural world, that gives me a design direction. From that I choose a color palette and a theme idea before collecting images, textures, ideas and other inspirational material. These materials then lead me to create the final papers and elements.

I love it when people use my work to express their own creativity – it’s my fondest wish that you enjoy using my designs even more than I enjoyed making them.


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