My 4 children head back to school tomorrow after a relaxing summer filled with leisure time and LOTS of fun jumping on their new 12' trampoline! For my daughter Kate there was also lots of riding and Pony Club activities to enjoy.
We are overjoyed to have Guest Designer Vivi Rahman and Guest Sketch Artist Deanne Burton with us this month! These two women of creative vision share their love of scrappin' with us here so that we can get to know them better through their mini-bios and projects.
Creatively Yours September 2009 Guest Designer Vivi Rahman
Vivi told me that she lives "in Brunei, a tiny country on Borneo Island." She says that:"The weather is always warm here just like Singapore/Malaysia."
"Photo Booth," a LO by CY September 2009 Guest Designer Vivi Rahman
Vivi's Fave Project:
"Perfect," a mini-album all about Vivi's precious daughter, Alya
Mosaic Photo of the mini-album project:
Inside views of "Perfect," a mini-album by CY-Guest Designer Vivi Rahman
I can 100% guarantee that we're going to enjoy some beautiful and inspiring work from our Guest Designer this month, so stay tuned! Again-- welcome to Sketches: Creatively Yours Vivi!
Our second announcement involves SKETCHING!
I've invited talented & prolific scrapper and Sketch Artist Deanne Burton to work with us at Sketches: Creatively Yours this month!
~ Deanne Burton ~
In addition to scrappin' and cardmaking, Deanne creates sketch designs for both cards and layouts. She's no stranger to the Sketches: CY sketch blog, having been a Guest Designer with 2 of her sisters (Carla and Susan) a few months ago. I'm delighted to have her with us.
Sketches: Creatively Yours September, 2009 Guest Sketch Artist: Deanne Burton
"My name is Deanne Burton. I'm a loving wife and mom. I am also a teacher of fantastic grade 6 kids (love 'em to pieces! Super bunch!) I live in Newfoundland, and wouldn't live in any other place in the whole wide world!
I should have said first and foremost, I AM A SCRAP ADDICT! There, I said it!
I have always been creative and have always done some sort of craft for as long as I can remember (even as a toddler!). Right from the first time I put a crayon in my hand, to now I have loved to create!
Scrapbooking allows me to do EXACTLY what I want with a picture and piece of paper! Awesome feeling!My scrapbooking is my passion, my pastime, it is ME!!
I HATE sitting with nothing to do. Idleness is just not "my thang!!!" My hands have to be doing something, so what better to put into busy hands than some great pictures, pretty papers and ribbon, brads, buttons, paint, chipboard, rubons, flowers, ink, glue dots, stamps, and scissors!!!!!!!!
I just love it, I really do!!!!!!"
Would you like to see more of Deanne's work? Here are the links to her blogs:
Sisterhood of Scrap [Challenge Blog, shared with sisters Carla and Susan]
I am a HUGE fan of Deanne's Sketches, and I am going to step outside the usual introduction-box a little bit and share with you MY favourite Sketch of Deanne's, plus a LO I created with it.
Ali's favourite "Deanne Sketch"~
Sketch by Deanne Burton, for "Sisterhood of Scrap" blog~ Dec 1, 2008
"Brown Eyes": A 12x12" layout by Designer Ali MacDonald based upon the above Sketch created by Sketch Artist Deanne Burton
Really looking forward to what your talents bring to us here at Sketches: Creatively Yours this September! Could it get ANY better?
Thanks Vivi and Deanne!!