Monday, January 5, 2015

Special Guest Star Yana Smakula

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!



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!



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.


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

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

  3. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!!!

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

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

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


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