This month we have a wonderful treat for you... Sketches: Creatively Yours "Hall of Fame" member Rita Barakat joins us as our August Guest Designer!!!! Rita was a Design Team Member with Sketches: Creatively Yours in May 2009 for a 6 month term and did some BEAUTIFUL work for us back then. She's also become a friend and I just couldn't resist the pull of asking her back as a Guest Designer for August!
We are extra-blessed to have Rita with us, as she has just moved and life has been super-busy. The family is still unpacking!
Thanks for being with us this month, Rita!
|August 2011 S:CY Guest Designer|
Rita Barakat has been married to her wonderful hubby for over 20 years. Before she had children she painted life size murals for a living. She feels blessed to be a stay at home mom to five beautiful children ages 19 down to 5. She loves everything about the creative process! She currently designs for Clear Scraps, Faber-Castell, Creative Memories, Ta Da Creative Studios, Love My Tapes, Scrap Gal and Glue Dots®. You can find her teaching at her local scrapbook store, The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie TX. You can find her work on her blog http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/ .
Rita told me 'way back that she was initially Mom to 2 kiddos, then she and her Dh were "blessed to adopt three more." (This is so very cool; I have 4 kids, and I personally think that this gal is a Mom-extraordinaire!) Rita has always enjoyed crafts. She says "I craft because I love it. Scrapbooking is a way to incorporate my love of crafts into an art form that others will treasure for future generations."
Rita teaches at her LSS and she has a beautiful banner tutorial on her Blog this week, too... which means online folks can benefit from her teaching as well! Go have a look HERE.
I asked Rita to share a few of her favourite projects with us... and she did. We are SO spoiled!!!! Love her work!
|"Once upon a Springtime" layout |
created by Rita Barakat
|"Grateful" layout created by Rita Barakat|
|"Attitude is everything!" layout |
created by Rita Barakat
Just for fun, I went back in the archives and found a wonderful page by Rita and an older S:CY sketch to share with ya'll today. Enjoy!
|"Daughter" layout created in 2009 by|
S:CY Designer Rita Barakat
The Sketch that Rita was interpreting was the one below, by S:CY's founder, Noella Arsenault:
|Sketch #57 created by|
S:CY Sketch Designer &
Founder, Noella Arsenault
Welcome Rita!!!!!! Thank You for being a Guest Designer with us here at S:CY this month! We are so blessed to have you with us!