Sunday, May 13, 2012

May's Guest Designers

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!

Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to our Guest Designers this month...


My name is Nadia Cannizzo, and I live in Sydney Australia, although I was born and spent my childhood in Greece.  I am proud to be, first and foremost , mum to two much loved and much wanted girls and I have been married to my husband for the last 12 years. In my professional life, I chose to work with children again and have been a Primary School teacher for the last 12 years.

 I have been scrapping/paper crafting officially for just under 3 years now and I have to say I am well and truly addicted and spend a small fortune on lots of supplies each and every month. Let's just say hubby has given up trying to fight my scrapping obsession. :)

I have maintained my creative blog HERE  since late 2010 and that is the place I share all my creations and quite often some aspects of my personal life. I can't help it..I have the best followers from all over the world who listen and reply to my ramblings :) They continue to help me through some tough times, and they now feel like part of my extended family!

In March of 2011 I  started by very own sketch challenge blog called Once Upon A ...Sketch My challenges are based on my  sketches that I create along with my journalling prompts. This was born out of my love and passion for journalling on my layouts. I believe that too few people are journalling on their pages these days, and through my challenge blog I am hoping to encourage people to do that more often. Journalling, and leaving a legacy behind is why I started scrapping in the first place and I never wish to lose this. Although I love to create pretty looking pages, I thrive on writing messages to my daughters on my layouts or more often these days, at the back of them. 

In the past 3 years, I have had the chance to work along side some very talented women through various spots on Design Teams, ranging from challenge blogs to kit clubs etc. I have learnt so much from so many people, and I never feel as though I have learnt it all! I love to be inspired by talented people. I get a kick out of learning something new and I often blog hop right into the wee hours of the morning. 

At present, I am designing for my challenge blog as well as Imaginarium Designs chipboard, C'est Magnifique kit club and Australian online store Handmade By Suzanne and love every minute of it. 

I am incredibly happy to have met Marivic through this craft and online community and feel blessed that she asked me to be her Guest here, and her sponsored designer after May! Thank you Marivic :)

My name is Gerry van Gent - a 38 Bulgarian woman living in The Netherlands. I`m a mom of two adorable kids and a wife of a very supportive hubby. I`m lucky to be able to stay at home and have plenty of time to spend with my kids and of course I have plenty of time for my hobbies...scrapbooking and photography. I got involved in scrapbooking back in 2003 when my first child was born and I never stopped since then. I find inspiration in my kids, in everyday life and of course in the products I work with.
My work is always detailed and dimensional. I love misting, masking, stamping, making my own embellishments and I love hand-stitching on my layouts and cards.
Currently I design for {Webster`s Pages}, contributor for {Sizzix Europe}, {The Scrap Cake}, {Imaginarium Designs}, {STTG} and I`m teacher at {Miss Art`s}. 

Thank you so much for inviting me as a guest-designer! 

Thank you to both Nadia and Gerry for your beautiful projects!


  1. What marvellous Guest Designers & even MORE marvellous gorgeous LOs & card....really lovely:):)

  2. Nadia Hi! Happy Mothers Day to you! I greatly admire your work and I love your challenges, where can I work on them. Also I admire you as a mother who is always present in the lives of children, I am also so I dedicated my whole life for them and I do not regret anything, it was worth every second of it. hugs

  3. Wow wow wow, Nadia and Gerry are such an amazing scrappers, love her work!!

  4. WOW Nadia and Gerry your creations are gorgeous.. adore how you have used Marivic's beautiful tags.. stunning work!!

  5. wow, both awesome designers for the month of May. lovely projects!

  6. Beautiful projects from Nadia and Gerry...they are both such an inspiration to me..really talented ladies!
    Also love the new look of the blog Marivic...very it!

  7. Very inspiring - great projects!!

  8. Thanks for joining us this month Nadia and Gerry! Both of your work is just gorgeous!

  9. WOW! Thank you ladies for your STUNNING layouts! Your work is just brilliant!


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