Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Guest Designer- Holly Hanks & a giveaway!


a) My husband is currently deployed to Afghanistan.
b) My daughter, Hazel, just started kindergarten. Most of the kids in her class were crying for their parents not to leave. Not my girl... she's all ready to begin this adventure, and couldn't get me out of the classroom fast enough. I was the one who was crying. LOL!
c) I have been growing my own vegetable and fruit garden all summer, and have spent the last couple of months learning how to can and preserve them. It's so addicting, and I totally love it!
d) Regina Spektor and Holly Conlan are on constant rotation on my iPod... especially while I'm crafting.
e) I collect vintage Pyrex.


I'm definitely a night-owl. I'm at my mot creative when both the kids are tucked into bed, and all is peaceful in the house. There aren't any interruptions, I can listen to my music, and just get lost in the creative process.
I started scrapbooking in 2004 right after my daughter was born. It was a natural transition from the hobby of rubberstamping that I was already involved in, and I wanted to start preserving memories and family history for my daughter.

When I was younger, my grandparents lived in El Paso where I would usually visit them for a couple of weeks in the summer. They would always take me on a trip to New Mexico... either Albuquerque or Santa Fe. I just adored it there! The culture, the handmade crafts, the food, the natural beauty of the land... it's truly a magical place!
Glittering. I can't create without some sparkle, and glitter is my favorite way to add that extra touch. Loose glitter, glitter spray paint, Stickles... I love it all!
Song: "Coin Laundry" by Lisa Mitchell
Movie: "Coraline"
Show: "2 & A Half Men"

Cooking. I absolutely love being in the kitchen... it is the heart of my home.
We want to give Holly a great BIG thank you! I love that she is ahead with all her fall/winter projects... such an inspiration. i am ready to start on my December daily! I am in awe of her scrap-abilities I also love her adorable baby picture. lol I know I say this a lot, but she has been one of my favorite scrappers for awhile and we were delighted that she was able to help us out! THANK YOU!
For more wonderful eye candy check out her BLOG.
Tags used: Vintage School Cards, Vintage School Circles, and Wood grain.

Holly made this beautiful 2010 calendar using our Vintage Note Calendars and our new 2010 Stamp Calendars. Simply gorgeous!!




Holly also made a BEAUTIFUL December Daily album using tons of tags. I LOVE it!! I am in awe of her beautiful album. Check out the slide show of all her pages on her blog!
Happy Fall! The weather is so much better around here! whew! We have a fun giveaway for some fall tags! Our store has done so well after our last launch. Thank you!! We have 2 magazines featuring us in the next couple of months. We are so blessed!!

We plan on launching the Halloween and Christmas this week!! Vintage is the new trend and boy are we excited with all the vintage goodness around here. :) We will have fun Halloween tutorial for the candy cones and another giveaway of our new items!! Come back soon!!

GIVEAWAY

***Just leave a comment with your all time favorite scraper/scrapbooker??? lol. One winner will receive 5 sets of fall tags, perfect for those fall pictures! I'll draw a name tomorrow.

xoxo, Veronica


39 comments:

Jennifer M in Texas said...

Ooh my favorite scrapbooker, there are to many talented scrappers for me to pick just one.
Look I'm the first comment, don't think that has ever happened before!

Cynthia B. said...

Tough to name just one scrapper! There are so many talented folks...Kelly Goree for her amazing work w/ color and patterns, Jennifer McGuire for her creativity and perfect stamping, Kelly Purkey for her fun pages, Becky Fleck for her fab sketches...the list goes on and on!
Thanks for highlighting Holly's work - LOVE that album she created!

Michelle (from Ky) said...

I so don't know if I can choose one, I love the internet for giving me the chance to see sooo many styles! A few of my favorites: Ali Edwards, Cathy Zielske, ELsie Flannigan. Thanks for the chance to win!

hannie said...

Do you mean just choose one?
err.. this is hard...
can I please choose two?
'cos they both have different style.
Ali Edwards and Elizabeth Kartchner. One put emphasis more on journal and keeping it simple, one is more about having fun and colorful pages.
Love them both.
Thanks for asking.

Nathalie said...

WOW!!!! Thank you for making me discover Holly! She is very talented and her calendar is absolutely killer! I LOVE it!
As far as favorite scrapper... that's a really tough one because I get inspired by so many of them!!! I would say that a lot of them are contributors on the write.click.scrapbook blog ;)

catss99 said...

ali edwards!
thanks for the giveaway
amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

jeanie nieva said...

my scrapper would be a filipina scrapper, iris-babao uy. :)

Sandrine Deleuze said...

So difficult to pick only one but I would say that I adore CĂ©line Navarro's work ;-) Thanks for the chance to win !!

Brianna said...

Oh there are so many!! Love Elizabeth Kartchner the best I think! I'm always ripping out her layouts in CK for inspiration! Love all the new tags, and that calender is so cute!!

Mel said...

I keep going back again and again to Ali Edwards, but I also adore Stacy Julian's simple style. For cardmaking, I love Michelle Wooderson and Dawn McVey.

Callista said...

Haha... you want me all time favorite scrapper?!? Funny enough you just interviewed her! I Love Holly Hanks, she has the BEST style and most creative projects, plus she is a sweetheart and has the cutest kids ever!

Amanda Ann said...

I don't have a favorite scrapper. I think everyone is an awesome scrapper in his/her own way! ;)

Misty C said...

boy that is a tough one - I vary from one to the other depending on my mood
love jenna wilson for her colors
elizabeth kratchner for her embellishments and lets see, one more
oh easy
stephanie howell - very vintage!

Ginny said...

What a hard question. I will be honest, I haven't paid attention to names over the last couple of years. I love Becky Fleck though & then Ali Edwards (she gives great ideas that get you started, even if you aren't similar in her actual scrapping style).

DebbieLynn said...

Congratulations on the new baby - what a blessings! Love your products!!

Lisa said...

Congrats on baby #2, how exciting! My fav scrapbooker is Rhonda Palazzari! I just love her fun style! However, there are so many great and talented scrapbookers out there!

Alecia Castro said...

Oooh, this is a toughie... would have to say Elsie Flannigan, just love her funky style!!

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!!

laterg8r said...

elizabeth kartchner - but i have to say that so many of my online friends inspire me that are not 'famous' :D

Bethany said...

oh boy! just ONE! eeek! LOL! ummm well, i cAn narrow it down to a few :) how bout that -- Elizabeth Kartchner, Maggie Holmes, Stephanie Howell, Davinie Fiero
i think thats as few as i can narrow down too -- LOL!!! thats not even CLOSE to 1 :) i totally failed at that question! teehee & Holly is def. 1 of my top fave scrappers also!! she is so talented! I always enjoying looking thru her creations

Lexi said...

Oh my...I couldn't possibly name one! I like the *big names* but some of my fav scrappers are the girls I scrap with when we have a free weekend. THEY insire me with their ideas and stories :) Thanks for the chance! Your products look AWESOME!

Kayla Renee said...

Wow, it's so hard to pick just one.
I would have to say Cathy Zielske. I am not a simple scrapbooker but I love her philosophy & the meaning behind her scrapbooking.

Gorgeous new stuff you are releasing. Can't wait to get some.

Kayla Renee.

Adrian V. said...

I have many, but my 2 favorites are Heidi Swapp and Stephanie Howell! Both great ladies :)

dianaj said...

Thanks for the ideas. Made a comment.

Beth Perry said...

I LOVE HOLLY!!! GOOD PICK ON HER! She is sooo amazing and I love her projects so much!!!
Actually my fave scrapbookers (with Holly being one of them) and Christina Clouse. They both have a totally different style, but I love their work...totally inspiring!

Carol said...

I love Holly's style! Good choice for guest desgner. One of my favorite scrapbookers is Virginia Tillery. She has some amazing things as well! Thanks for the chance to win some cute fall stuff!!

sam said...

I think it's impossible to choose just one, but I definitely like the clean and simple styles of Cathy Zielske and Rebecca Cooper.

Mel said...

My favorite all time scrapbooker? Hmmm...that's a tough one! There are so many talented ladies out there. I think, for inspiration, though, I'd have to say Ali Edwards. She has really helped me to find my stride and enjoy the process.

Mel

Tracie said...

That is such a hard one. I really like Ali Edwards. Her digital scrapbooking blows me away! I LOVE this calendar. It is so gorgeous!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

My favorite scrapbooker is Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious. She does to scrapbook pages what Tim Holtz does to tags.

Karen said...

The first scrapbooker that I was aware of was Becky Higgins and I still love and use her sketches. I love Ali Edwards' laid back style of getting it "down".

colorsgalore said...

This is tough! I love so many of them! Elizabeth Kartchner for her color sense and Christine Middlecamp for her authenticity...they are on the top of my list=)

Samantha said...

I agree, holly Hanks is fabulous! I couldn't list just one scrapper as a fave , so I will tell you a few! Stephanie Howell, Davinie, Melissa Phillips, Katie Watson.

Jenny said...

My all time favorite scrapper is Ali Edwards. Every thing she does is amazing!

Claireliz said...

I was going to say Ali Edwards, but Holly's stuff is gorgeous too... Oooh I cant choose.
fab Giveaway too!

Reader said...

I have so many favorite scrappers - Stephanie Howell, Brenda Carpenter, Ali Edwards, CathyZ....this is the first time I've seen Holly's work, and I love it! Thank you for the giveaway - I am drooling over all the tags in your store.

-Adriana P.

Angela W said...

I love so many for the different techniques they use! I will name a few: Stephanie Howell, Jennifer McGuire, and Ali E!

connie said...

I agree it is tough to name just one! Everyone has such a different style and all are very inspiring. One of my favorites is Stephanie Howell.

gleestormont said...

hafta admit i am torn between shimele and ashley wren. There are soooo many others that i love though, seems like picking your favorite child!!! lol. just love the way we can all connect and enjoy a worldwide scrapping community with the click of a mouse!!

anet said...

My favorite scrapper is Kelly Goree. She's so sweet in real life too!