Monday, June 6, 2011

Featured Designer and a Giveaway!



Today's featured designer is Vicki from A Work In Progress and she has another FANTASTIC giveaway to offer you this week!


Hi, I'm Vicki! I live in Bristol, England and have done for the past 20 years. I love it here, it's a big city and there is so much going on. We are, however, moving out to the countryside later this year for a bit of a change!

My extended family is HUGE - I have something like 30 first cousins and I've lost count of second cousins! My Mum has 4 siblings and my Dad had 5, so that's a few aunties and uncles to begin with! However, my immediate family - those I live with are just my hubby and two Labradors, Pompey and Lily. I love my little family and there are no plans to extend it - small is beautiful!

I started as a card maker and paper scrapper (and I still am), but we bought a house that needed a lot of work and there just wasn't room to have a dedicated scrapping area at that time, so I started spending more time on the internet looking at layouts for inspiration when I would be able to have a scrapping space. One day I found a layout that looked like paper, but it was digital - I was so impressed and that got me hooked - I realized I could indulge my hobby without the space and mess! Designing came not long afterwards - I use photoshop at work and know it quite well and I figured I could use that knowledge to make my own kits. I have to tell you, my first efforts were not brilliant, but I guess we all have to start somewhere!


I have a Canon EOS 1000D which is fairly new to me, but I adore it. The photos it takes are so much better than my point and shoot even in automatic mode. However, I am learning slowly how to use manual and the photos are improving more :)



When designing I take inspiration from lots of things - items of clothing, events, colour swatches and sometimes just an image I see on the internet. There is so much inspiration everywhere you look! I guess when I design I nearly always have a colour swatch first before anything else. That swatch usually says something to me and I find a theme from that.

A random fact about me..... When I was 11, I was convinced that I would one day marry George Michael!


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It's so great to meet you Vicki and learn a little more about you. Now it's your chance to win folks! Vicki is giving away her entire shop!! 



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There are several ways to enter the giveaway. The first is required. The others just raise your chances of winning. Leave a separate comment for each of the things you do.

You Have To Do This -

Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite item from the A Work In Progress shop

You Can Do This Too -
  • Follow our My Memories blog (you can easily do that through the gadget on the blog sidebar)   
  • Mention My Memories on Facebook 
  • Tweet about this giveaway (@MyMemoriesSuite
  • Become a member of our Forum


Good luck everyone and thanks SO MUCH to Vicki for offering such an amazing giveaway!

This giveaway is open until June 11, 2011 at 12:00 midnight EST. The winner will be chosen by random.org. Leave your email address we will contact you if you win. If you don't leave your email address please check back to see if you are the winner.  You must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase necessary. Thanks and good luck!

123 comments:

Margaret C said...

Wow, how to choose a favorite?
Cloudy Day looks like lots of fun and so does Kitchen Capers.
Vintage Chic is lovely. Truth to tell, if I had the opportunity I would very happily accept every kit there!
Very, very nice Vicky.

Margaret Crozier
mrcrzr@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Pretty Industrial <= thats my fav cause the purple color !!! in work in progress marie yoon boba_gyrl@yahoo.com

Linda said...

I would HAVE to say Stars! It is so awesome a kit and I have been able to do so many pages with it. I love the versatility of this kit and LOVE the colors, so bold and bright! There are really just too many awesome kits in the shop by Vicki though it is sooooo hard just to choose one. This is just such an HUGE give away! Thank you Vicki!

The Litrenta Family said...

They are all so cute! I really like Imagination and Giggles, and Dave...oh they are all so cute!

The Litrenta Family said...

GFC Follower

Jessica said...

My favorite is "stars". It is so great for so many different things!!!! Thanks Vicki!

Anonymous said...

Wow another give away. I love Cloudy Day but it is hard to have a favorite:). Sarah Braun rsbraun @ nlis . ca

Cairn said...

Wow! There are so many cute ones! I think Kitchen Capers and Blooming Garden look like fun. Had fun learning about Vicki.

mja said...

Wow ... what a great give away! I love all the kits! Kitchen Capers has been a great addition to my stash ... thanks for the chance to win!
mja

Lindy said...

WOW....what an awesome giveaway!!!! I love them all!!!! I'd have to pick Vintage Chic, My Guy or Kitchen Capers. I can't pick just one.

Noteable Scraps said...

Oh, my, how to pick a favorite? I love them all! I think "Vintage Chic" may be my favorite!! :)
noteablescraps (at) gmail.com

Noteable Scraps said...

Following! :)
noteablescraps (at) gmail.com

Noteable Scraps said...

"Liked" on FB and posted on my wall! :)

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Runner Girl said...

How fun and summery! I don't know if I can choose but really like the stars!

Noteable Scraps said...

I don't have a "tweet" account, but I did blog about this post with links to here!

noteablescraps (at) gmail.com

Noteable Scraps said...

I joined the forum! Thanks for the chances to win! :)

Chris Allport said...

For me it would have to be Boys Will Be Boys, so I can scrap photos of my two year old grandson, Tyler.

Lots of luv

Chris

Tabitha said...

It's hard to find stuff for boys out there so I like Stars or Puppy love. There are some great papers in there!

Shannon said...

Amazing! Vicki thanks for the chance to own your entire shop. I LOVE so many that it is hard to choose just one. I love that you have something for everyone in your shop and the colors are Bright and fun and muted and gentle. Very universal kits. OK I guess if I have to pick just 1 favorite it would have to be STARS. This is a great kit for summer pics but can be used for so much. Thanks for the FABULOUS giveaway. beachshannon2772@gmail.com

Julie (JulCraft) said...

Its sooo hard to choose my favorite, but I really enjoy "Dave". I love the alphabet and color combos.

sunni said...

I would love to try out Vintage Chic! But they are all wonderful!

Anonymous said...

My fav would have to be Teenager Dot Com. It fits so perfectly for any age really and it's fun to work with.

Marilyn

Suzanne said...

I love using my family and imagination- I just bought love letters and haven't had a chance to use it yet. I love all of the kits in the shop but I have my eye on village Fair and Sweet Candy at the moment :)

Suzanne said...

I posted about My Memories on FB :)

Suzanne said...

I now follow the blog :)

Jen and Steve said...

I love them all, but teenage dot com is so fun and indicative of kids these days. Love the colors as well!!

Tania said...

I like all of them, but the one that stands out to me is the Doodle Love.

kaety-scott (at) att (dot) com

Tania said...

I follow our My Memories blog.

Monica said...

My favorite kit is Cloudy Day :) everything is so perfect! I'm so excited for a chance to win such a fantastic giveaway! Thanks so much!
Silverize at hotmail

Monica said...

I follow this blog :)
Silverize at hotmail

Monica said...

I am a member of your forum :)
Silverize at hotmail

Monica said...

My tweet can be found at twitter.com/#!/Umyesh/status/78164419410014208
Silverize at hotmail

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

I love all the kits she has in her store. I really like the Fresh Outdoors!

Kyrsten said...

So cute!!! Kitchen Capers is my fave - I am always in the kitchen

Anonymous said...

What's not to love about her kits there all so beautiful! My Fave are Doodle Love and Sweet Candy... Thank you for the chance, I can't wait!!

mscampuzano@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I follow this blog!

for some reason I can't log in to post this correctly on google.

mscampuzano@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I posted about this on my facebook as well, thanks for the chance!

mscampuzano@yahoo.com

The Myers AKA Diana said...

Puppy Love or Boys will be Boys....love all of Vickie's work tho!

scraptastrophe at shaw dot ca

The Myers AKA Diana said...

Following My Memories blog
scraptastrophe at shaw dot ca

The Myers AKA Diana said...

Mentioned My Memories on Facebook ....
scraptastrophe at shaw dot ca

Sara said...

I like the "Happy Days" kit

Sara said...

I follow this blog

Tiffany said...

I love Kitchen Capers!

Tiffany said...

I follow My Memories on GFC!

Anonymous said...

I love the muted colors in Vintage Chic.

Smithl5

Anonymous said...

I'm a MMS blog follower.

Smithl5

Anonymous said...

I'm a member of the MMS forum.

Smithl5

NmbrsGal said...

I have just started doing digital scrapbooking. My husband bought me a new camera for Christmas and now I have some great ideas how to use them. HOWEVER, there is no way I can pick one, two or even three favorites! I just wish I had the talent to be as creative as the artists!

DigiScrap With Linda M said...

Glad to have Vicki, here with MMS. Love her work.

DigiScrap With Linda M said...

I posted on Facebook

DigiScrap With Linda M said...

I like a lot but I think my fav is My Guy or may e Coming Home. Love the colors.

DigiScrap With Linda M said...

I am a member of this forum

DigiScrap With Linda M said...

I think I posted on Twitter> That is confusing!!

Katrina D said...

Really hard to choose but my favorite kit would be Boys will be Boys

Katrina D said...

I am a member of the forum already.

Katrina D said...

I follow this blog.

Vicki said...

You ladies are all so sweet - it's really interesting to hear which are your favourite kits :) xx

Sylvia92 said...

I'm a big fan of AWP ! I have lots of favorites kits. Vicki is very talent is mixing colors. I love her style by making very realistic elements and easy to use papers. I'm a traditional paper scapper but when I digiscrap, then I use Vicki's material. I like her warm colors like in "A touch of Romance" or "Sent with Love", Lovely pastels too like in "You are my sunshine", Very fresh kit like "Fun times". I love her kit "Double love" with gorgeous colors and elements. Some of my favorites are also : "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Cherry Cheesecake", "Putting on the Glitz", "Hazy Summer", "Earthtones" and "Boy will be boys", "Vinegar & Brown paper", "Cinnamon Toast". Don't know if you read down to this line but there are so many lovely kit at AWP ! Bravo Vicki !!!! You are so talented !

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, It's very cute, interesting and creative,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Candi in Colorado said...

Everything Vicki makes is my FAVORITE! :) But...if I had to chose 1 item, I'd say....Doodle Love! I have this kit and it is truly spectacular!!!! Thank you so much for this awesome chance!

xx,
Candi in Colorado
candice1973 (at) comcast (dot) net

Candi in Colorado said...

I am now following your blog! Yay! :)

I saw someone above say they couldn't post via Blogger/google and I can't either...very weird. So I am just posting using my name and blog url.

Thanks again for this amazing chance!!

xx,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

Candi in Colorado said...

I posted about My Memories on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/mymemoriessuite?ref=ts#!/candice1973/posts/178849388835257

Thanks,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

Candi in Colorado said...

I posted on Twitter! :)

Here: http://twitter.com/#!/candi1973/status/78445794277081088

xx,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

Candi in Colorado said...

Last, but certainly not least, I have joined your Forum!!! :)

Thanks again!

xx,
Candi
candice1973(at)comcast(dot)net

melandria said...

joining this great contest and hoping to win, i love her collection of simply sweet, and sweet cakes.

melandriaromero(at)gmail(dot)com

melandria said...

followed via google connect

melandria

melandria said...

tweet about this giveaway - @melandriaromero

melandria said...

member of forum via blogfrog. melandria

Mary said...

I'm fond of Funky Blue Jeans.

marymem@hotmail.com

Mary said...

I'm a follower!

marymem@hotmail.com

Mary said...

I'm a member of the forum on Blog Frog.

marymem@hotmail.com

Maryann said...

It's is so difficult to choose just one favorite, but I really love Blooming Garden!

Shayna said...

It's hard to choose just one fav kit. I think I'll have to go with Blooming Garden. Thank you for giving me a chance to win :)

Shayna said...

I'm a follower of your blog now as shayna :)

shaynamaydle@gmail.com

Shayna said...

I mentioned My Memories on FaceBook

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=app_2309869772

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Shayna said...

I hate to admit this but, I don't know how to join the forum :( I can't find the registration option....only the sign in option :(

shaynamaydle@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I think Cloudy Day is my favorite. Thanks for the chance.

Pam
pamsothermail at gmail dot com

(sorry Google will not allow me to post on blogs)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Goodness... my favorite item? I don't think I can pick just one!

Love: sweet candy, summer party, giggles- just to name a few.

Thanks for the giveaway!
My email is attached to my profile!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

I am also a blog follower! :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Rainy Day -going on my wish list!
eserafin4@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

I meant Cloudy Day! I went back to add it and realized my mistake!

cazrush said...

I love Boys will be Boys kit. Thank you for a chance to win.

Penspeaks said...

Oh how Iove Cherish!!! And her blog designs are beautiful!

Stop and smell the Daisies said...

I am trying to see if there are more kits that what I can see in the blog, but I'm not being successful in that. I really like the one (shown in the blog) second from the end. With the fun flowers! I just wish I could figure out how to see them up close...hmmm...
Anyway, I have already been talking about My Memories on FB and, since I just got the program, I have really been having fun playing with it and learning how to use it! Thank you all for GREAT products!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I love the Rainy Day set. Adorbs!! Good luck all :)

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I posted a tweet about this giveaway!

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver said...

I am a member of the Forum :)

Tony said...

Stars!!

craftymommajess said...

I follow the blog!

craftymommajess said...

I posted about My Memories on FB :-)

craftymommajess said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! (@steeler_chic)

craftymommajess said...

Already a member of the forum :-)

craftymommajess said...

I love the "Dave" kit b/c that's my son's name (and my hubby's). Would love to scrap a page for both of them :-)

Mullamy said...

Amazing. I just love all the garden and nature theme. Sorry to hear that Vicki is closing down
A work in Progress. Want to wish her good luck in the future :-)

Cindy said...

My favorite one right now would have to be "Giggles" I just love the colors they are beautiful. Something I can use with all smiles my 5 grandchildren flash at me when I take my camera out.
Just beautiful ....

Angi said...

My 1st favorite is Village Fair and my 2nd is Boyfriend.

Anonymous said...

I have Summer Party and I love it!
krissymatlock@msn.com

Brandi said...

My favorite is Boys Will Be Boys. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sherry Fralic said...

My favorite is "Blooming Garden". These are fabulous digital kits !! I'm now following the blog.

puffinliz said...

I hate to be a copycat but Blooming Garden is my fave too! I love the soft colors and the beautiful butterfly.

Anonymous said...

I love Vicki's Calendar Kits.

cush464@sc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I follow this blog.
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Anonymous said...

I liked My Memories on Facebook.
cush464@sc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I'm a member of the forum.
cush464@sc.rr.com

A. Knights said...

My favourite would have to be My Family or Boys will be Boys.

Tara said...

I would have to say stars tmb31204@yahoo.com

Kristin said...

Boys will be boys has worked perfectly for scrapping my little guy's pages- my only problem is trying not to "over-embellish" my pages with all the great add-ons. Keep up the wonderful designs, I can't get enough of these kits :)

Anonymous said...

Hello! I am brand new to this but completely adore "Giggles." I am loving this new hobby and have so much to learn. I would love some new kits to help me get started!

heather.dewit@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

LOVE retro revival! So cute!

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ITTS said...

I like Pretty Industrial- I love the colors! but really all of them are so gorgeous- how can you choose?!

ITTS said...

I'm following this blog now!

isevenfour@gmail.com

ITTS said...

and I posted about this on Facebook.

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Bryan said...

So many beautiful kits, but my absolute favorite is Coming Home!

Anonymous said...

i like the simply joy pack because its so pretty
boba_gyrl@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

I really like her "Best Friends" kit.
Heidi N.

lena241 said...

PS iLY too pack is my favorite kit. Im am gonna use all the chances I can to win the 50.00 shopping card....My husband put me on a scrapbook budget....boo!

Katy said...

How am I supposed to pick one favorite when I love them all? I suppose that Wild Child and Pompey Blues are the ones I have used the most but I love that almost all of her elements are interchangeable and she has something for everything I might want to scrap. She has a great eye and I love her kits.

DoggiNo said...

One favourite ? Sorry, no can do ! :)
Dave is just awesome for clustering.
Imagination has the greatest elements.
Love the colors in Love Yourself.
Love letters, well, who doesn't love a love letter ? Although for some reason I haven't bought it yet, maybe it's just to close to my work (the letters part that is).
Good luck Vicki !

Jami said...

I love Stars!

Jami said...

Blog follower!

Anonymous said...

My favorite kit would be Boys Will Be Boys! It is perfect for my three sons. kori.ireland at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I follow this blog in my feeds and favorites bar! kori.ireland at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am a member of the forum. kori.ireland at gmail.com