Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcome to our August Guest Designer: Rita Barakat!

Hello everyone,

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 

BIO:

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!

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6 comments:

  1. Big Congrtas, Rita!!
    Love all of your projects they are gorgeous!!

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  2. Beautiful projects Rita, I'm so glad you joined us this month!

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  3. Thanks for the welcome! ((hugs Ali!))

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  4. Welcome, Welcome, Welcome Rita! So happy you're here!! This month will be super with you "in it!" :)

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  5. Great to have you back again as a guest designer at SCY.
    Your a very talented artist as your layouts are beautiful!
    Kudos to you on achieving your many fullfillments as you are an extremely busy lady.

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  6. So excited to have you!! You are amazing!

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