Monday, January 5, 2015

Special Guest Star Yana Smakula

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We have the honor of introducing and sharing some projects from the incredibly talented, Yana Smakula!  We love her artistic flair and fresh, dynamic projects.  There is a sense of joy, beauty, impact, crispness and drama in all of her work which is exceptional.  We are so pleased to have her with us as a special guest star for our 1st Birthday Bash!

>>>ABOUT YANA<<<

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Hi everyone! I'm Yana! I’ve been married for a little bit over two or three years now, no kids but we do have two black cats and we can’t live without them!

Together with my hubby I love to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. Our next dream destination is Madagascar, I hear the nature there is simply breathtaking!

I enjoy scrapbooking and I mostly scrapbook about our travels (I often take long pauses from scrapbooking when I have no new travel photos to scrapbook). My other passion is cardmaking – I enjoy trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. I’m very much into stamping and die cutting although I never really though I was until I took a closer look at my cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps and dies!

>>>YANA'S PROJECTS<<<

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My first project features a background using texture paste and  Scenery: Persuasion Script Creative Screenings  stencil. I also used beautiful flower images from the The Big, the Bold and Extras set to stamp and cut out the flowers. Finally I added a big bold Love to the top left part of my project using a stamp from the The Big, the Bold, and the Happy set. Several of the black dots trio from The Big, the Bold and Extras set were stamped directly onto a textured background to give my project a finished look.

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My second project uses the Scenery: V for cheVron stamp set to create a fun and modern background for a Valentine's Day card. To tone the background down a bit I added a layer of vellum. I did some of my stamping directly on vellum and also stamped and cut a few elements out using the You've Got Love Mail and The Big, the Bold, and the Happy sets.

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22 comments:

  1. Love all your stamp sets and the cards are beautiful and colorful - love being bold!

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  2. Always beautiful work Yana! TFS

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  3. wow she is so talented! love both cards!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS on being Special Guest Star Yana!!!
    GREAT getting to know you :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your FABULOUS cards with us today LOVE your STYLE!!!

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  5. Yana does such beautiful work. Also is very inspiring.

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  6. LOVE Yana's style...gorgeous cards!

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  7. beautiful style of cards!! first one is my fav..

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  8. I'm a huge fab of Yana. These are amazing!

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  9. These are awesome, Yana! Absolutely stunning colors! You rock!

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  10. Fabulous cards, Yana - so full of energy!

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  11. So, so impressed with the clean and crisp look, and the bright and pure colors to Yana's creations!!! Totally beautiful - both cards really look great!!!

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  12. I am a big fan of Yana's works. These cards are gorgeous. The colors are vibrant and bright, the designs are fabulous.

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  13. Yana does layering so perfectly. These are gorgeous!

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  15. Stunning cards...Yana's style is so refreshing and pretty.

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