Friday, November 20, 2009

Guest Designer: Sandy W

I have been in awe of what Sandy can do with plain old cardstock for quite awhile. She can take a flat layout and give it such incredible dimension. Her flowers, have been the inspiration for many of my own - some of which you have seen on projects here. She offers a fresh, creative approach to scrapbooking and I am so excited to have her play along with us for these two weeks! You can check out Sandy's blog by clicking on her name under her picture.

Here's the layout she created for us this week!

Sandy used paint on all the edges, on the primas to change the color, and on the large flower (created with the leaf from A Child's Year on her cricut). The butterflies were cut from transparencies and she used a permanent black marker to add the out lines and then painted over that with the bubble gum pink paint. Topped it off with some pearl paint and stickles.

Here's a couple other layouts Sandy has done using paint. She was gracious enough to share these with me earlier in the week - even though she hadn't specifically created them for Practical Scrappers - I wanted to make sure you got a great view of the inspiration!

We asked Sandy the same questions we asked Aymee and here are the answers she gave us.

My three fave products under $20....
1) K&Co mini frames
2) Stickles
3) Bling of any kind

How often do you scrapbook?
I honestly try to scrapbook everyday....sometimes it's not quite possible but I'm creating in my mind constantly and usually cannot wait to get home to try something that has come to mind while at work.

Fave adhesive: My fave adhesive is the Zig pen!

Fave paper line: K&Co....I adore the vintage paper stacks!

Fave ink: I cannot say I have a fave ink....though I do use them on occasion....I really love craft stain for distressing my can buy it in lots of wood tones and it lasts forever...they are easy to use and add a great look to vintage projects.

Fave punch: my MS doily punch.

Fave Cricut Cart: Hmmmmm that's hard...I usually use so many different carts on a project.....I love the font and all the fun winter cuts on Winter Woodland right now....I'm sure that will change next week....LOL

Fave markers: MS writing pens are awesome.

Fave color to use in scrapping: I love everything!!!! I use it every chance I the mom of 4 boyssss I look forward to sneaking it in in a butterfly or flower...LOL!


Brenda said...

I am sooooooo happy that you have Sandy as a guest designer. I follow her blog and she is AWESOME!!! Sandy is sooooo very talented and she is also the sweetest person in the world. Sandy always shares all the details of her layouts and it ispires me (and I am sure many, many others) to try new things.
Your followers will not be disappointed with your choice of guest designer this week.

You have a wonderful blog and sooooo many very talented design memembers. I look forward everyday to visiting your blog. Thank you for sharing.

Sherri said...
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Sherri said...

So excited to have Sandy as a Guest Designer. I've long been a fan of her work. Her layouts are simply breath-taking@

Terry Oulboub said...

Isn't Sandy fabulous? She is just the sweetest person and so talented! You should see her mini album she inspired me to do! Ahhh...isn't crafting wonderful...:D So glad she was a guest designer!

Tanya Rudd said...

What talent, your work is so beautiful. Love the wings on the photo, and the bits of glitter all around.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Sandy, these are FAB. Thanks for being our guest designer this week!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Sandy welcome as the Guest Designer for next two week, it's wonderful to have your inspiration with us! You work is absolutely stunning and leaves me in complete awe! Cannot wait to see what you do next!


angiejean said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks so much for being here. How inspiring!

Joy-N-Jesus said...

beautiful layouts!!!! Just beautiful!

Brenda said...

Sandy will be such an asset as your GDT I love her work and she is sooo beautiful inside and out!!!I HAVE to learn keep my mouth closed when looking at her work I drool all over my keyboard!!
I am soooo happy for you Sandy!!!
love ya!

Heidi M said...

Sandy, your layouts are just beautiful! What great inspiration!

Sandy said...

Such a honor to be here...thanx so much for all the love...I so enjoyed the challenge!