Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Meet Avina!

Another month down and can you believe that we're on the final month of 2009?!?! It seems like I just got used to writing 2009 and now I've got to get the hang of 2010. Sheesh, time sure moves fast, doesn't it?

Well, our previous designer, Dena Coe brought us some unbelievable layouts throughout November and we are sad to see her go. Thanks Dena, for all your awesomeness. We truly loved having you on our team and hope that you will be back to participate in challenges with us along with the rest of our wonderful readers!!

Now that December has begun...we have a new Guest Designer to welcome to the team. Avina Lim (AKA Brainybairn!). You may recognize her name in brackets as a regular particpant in our Flickr challenges. We've seen her gorgeous layouts appear over and over and she's been a finalist as well! This is really exciting to have her join us in our challenges for December. We are looking forward to seeing what wonderful artwork she'll produce in the coming weeks and welcome her warmly to our team of new & returning designers.

She shares a bit about herself, her creative process and a few favorite layouts as well. Sadly we are no longer offering the scraplift contest but still invite you to scraplift her layouts anyway and please do share the links to your work in the comments section below.

Get to know her a little::

Q:Tell us a bit about you and your family.

A: I'm a FTWM with 1 little one who's often the subject of my scrapbooking endeavours. I have an extremely supportive husband who understands that scrapbooking is my source of entertainment and a creative outlet that allows me to de-stress.

Q: How long have you been scrapbooking and where did you get your start in this craft?

A: I started off as a card maker but stumbled upon scrapbooking while looking for a LSS that sold Sizzix dies about 2 – 3 years ago. It was through this that I got to teach at a LSS. But I would say that I went into scrapbooking full swing this year.

Q:What inspires your creativity when you are scrapbooking?

A: All sorts of craft! I especially love flipping through vintage craft books and looking at crafts of yesteryear. I'm also inspired by advertisements I see and other people's work!

Q:Describe your creative style

A:I dabble in almost all styles but probably do vintage or clean lines with more ease. But that sounds like an oxymoron, right? LOL! With vintage layout, I tend to go with the flow when I scrap with minimal planning and they usually turn out nice. With clean lines, I can't go with the flow and need to plan BUT I do them a lot faster and I do get compliments for those layouts so that would be considered good too!

Q:What are your three favorite products/techniques right now?

A: 1. Mists 2. Stickles 3. Inks! With all these, anything can be modified to make it your own!

Q:What project(s) are you currently working on?

A: To stay on top of the housework so I can get more scrapping done! LOL!

Q:Describe your perfect day

A: The day where the housework would get miraculously done and I have all the time in the world to play with my family and scrap!

Q:What are your three favorite layouts of all time that you’ve created (published or not)?


Tania said...

Hi Avina! I definately recognise you :) Welcome, love your stuff, can't wait to see more!

Eva said...

Your Lo's are awesome! I absolutely love the second one!

Jenneke said...

WOnderful layouts!!
The second one is my favorite!

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