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Monday, July 27, 2009

It's a MAGICAL MONDAY!

Good Morning everyone! Although next Monday will be the kick-off and first release of an image, I want to consider today the first "Magical Monday" here at "There's Magic In The Air"! Why is today so magical you ask? Today I get the honor and privilege of introducing There's Magic In The Air's Designer Team and 2 Guest Designers for the month of August. I have no doubt that you will get a wide range of inspiration from these 6 wonderful paper crafters!

Please make sure you check out their blogs. They all do beautiful work.

I have asked them to answer 6 simple questions just as a little "get to know them".

So, with no further delay:

THE DESIGNER TEAM (((applause))):

Curt's Blog

Q1: What inspires you?

Nature inspires me. I love photography, and you will see that most of my photos are nature oriented. You will see that theme a lot in my cards too, with flowers, leaves, butterflies and animals (House Mouse) being a major theme in my work.

Q2: What is your favorite stamping technique? (Simple coloring, embossing, collage, inking, etc.)

I LOVE colored pencils and orderless mineral spirits. I also like trying new things.

Q3: Do you sit or stand when you create?

Definitely sit. . .I'm too old to stand that long! LOL

Q4: What is your “go-to” color combination?

My favorite colors are neutrals and earth tones. But one of my favorite color combos is black/red/white.

Q5: What are your favorite embellishments? (Gems, pearls, buttons, etc.)

Ribbon! It's hard for me to do a card without ribbon. Also (I'm not sure it would classify as an embellishment) 90% of the time I use foam squares for dimension on my cards.

Q6: What is your favorite thing to snack on while creating?

I don't allow myself to snack while I am working on a card. Once I was just about finished with a card and picked it up only to see chocolate finger prints all over the back of it! So food is banned from my workspace. However, you will likely see me creating while drinking coffee with sugar and French Vanilla creamer. I LOVE my coffee!

Leigh Anne's Blog

Q1: What inspires you?

hmmm I would have to say that COLOR inspires me

Q2: What is your favorite stamping technique? (Simple coloring, embossing, collage, inking, etc.)

Embossing I love it! so fun to watch it melt... and I think it's a really sharp look
I DO love to color images though and find it hard not to INK every edge... I have to MAKE myself not

Q3: Do you sit or stand when you create?

Sit baby!

Q4: What is your “go-to” color combination?

hmmmm well for ME, I love green & purple, but I really love the look of blue & orange, pink & green, yellow & purple
I really tend to gravitate to Complimentary colors and I hardly ever use neutrals

Q5: What are your favorite embellishments? (Gems, pearls, buttons, etc.)

boy, toughie there.... I try to spread the love, but I think brads and ribbon I tend to use the most, though I do like the pearls, in colors or course :)

Q6: What is your favorite thing to snack on while creating?

I don't...... I Know hard to believe, because I think I am a snacker, but I don't want to get anything on my work, and I tend to be a sloppy eater. That's good though, keeps me from snackin'

Nilla's Blog


Q1: What inspires you?

I must say beautiful fabric and other card makers and scrapbookers, so many talented people out there and!

Q2: What is your favorite stamping technique? (Simple coloring, embossing, collage, inking, etc.)

I stamp (not so found about clear stamps), ink and colour, I prefer my Copic pens! Love embossing but not so good at it!

Q3: Do you sit or stand when you create?

I do both I start sitting, then I go away and when I come back I usually
Look at my work standing, then back in my chair to finish!

Q4: What is your “go-to” color combination?

Sorry can’t say, I love all colours but some combination are better, brown/blue, green/blue, red/green, purple/white. I love include white as a base.

Q5: What are your favorite embellishments? (Gems, pearls, buttons, etc.)

Pearls, ribbons, flowers!!

Q6: What is your favorite thing to snack on while creating?

COFFEE!! Never snacks!

Stephanie's Blog

Q1: What inspires you?

There are many things that inspire me! It may be something as simple as participating in a challenge or seeing a creation from one of the many card magazines! However, one of the things I have found to be most inspirational is to check the many fantastic paper crafting blogs that are out there!

Q2: What is your favorite stamping technique? (Simple coloring, embossing, collage, inking, etc.)

This tends to change quite frequently but as of right now, my favorite technique is coloring with my Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits! It's so much fun AND easy to do!

Q3: Do you sit or stand when you create?

I have to sit when I create because I get so focused that my legs would get sore from standing!

Q4: What is your “go-to” color combination?

Actually, I don't really have one. What I like to do is grab a piece of patterned paper that I really want to use and I then pull the colors from it!

Q5: What are your favorite embellishments? (Gems, pearls, buttons, etc.)

RIBBON! I use it on almost every single creation!

Q6: What is your favorite thing to snack on while creating?

I have a box full Werther's Original candy sitting on my stamping desk. I have found that having a piece of hard candy in my mouth can really get my creativity flowing.

GUEST DESIGNERS FOR AUGUST (((applause))):

Karen's Blog

Q1: What inspires you?

Other people's beautiful creations which I see on their blogs. Also, colors in fabrics, etc.

Q2: What is your favorite stamping technique? (Simple coloring, embossing, collage, inking, etc.)

I love to color, so I guess it's safe to answer with that.

Q3: Do you sit or stand when you create?

Sit, unless I'm cutting paper or using my Cuttlebug.

Q4: What is your “go-to” color combination?

With all the incredible colors available and DP's to go with them I couldn't pick a favorite, although I prefer brighter to softer for the most part.

Q5: What are your favorite embellishments? (Gems, pearls, buttons, etc.)

Half Pearls - They go on most every card. I also like flowers and ribbon, but not as much as the half-pearls.

Q6: What is your favorite thing to snack on while creating?

Maybe coffee, or a Coke Zero, but I never eat in my craft room.

Ulrica's Blog

Q1: What inspires you?

I have many different sources of inspiration! Gods beautiful creation, the nature that surrounds us. Colors, patterns, textures and even music!

Q2: What is your favorite stamping technique? (Simple coloring, embossing, collage, inking, etc.)

I like coloring and trying different techniques for coloring. I often combine coloring with embossing.

Q3: Do you sit or stand when you create?

I sit 99% of the time!

Q4: What is your “go-to” color combination?

I have found that I often use brown with a couple of different colors. Either brown and pink or brown and turquoise/blue. I love the combination of orange and pink too though! OK, so that was combinations in plural, not just one combo! Can't pick just one! lol

Q5: What are your favorite embellishments? (Gems, pearls, buttons, etc.)

I'm a flower girl!

Q6: What is your favorite thing to snack on while creating?

Snack?! That's one of the great things about scrapbooking/card making. I completely forget my usual urge to snack! I'm completely focused on my projects and then when I'm done, since I'm a night owl it's way to late to snack! Now, how's that for a diet?!






Well, there you have it! So, help me welcome these wonderful people! Now make sure you check out their blogs and their beautiful work and keep checking back for some more sneak peeks! I too, answered these 6 questions, so if you want to learn a little more about me as well, you can find my answers here.

I will be announcing the winner of the random drawing for the small blog candy a little later today for just being a follower on my blog either on face book or on Blogger, so make sure you check back later today!

In the mean time; Have a "Magical Monday" and put a little magic in someone's air!

11 comments:

MindyRadio said...

Congrats everyone!!!! I see some familar names on this list! :) Can't wait to see what everyone does with Nina's fantastic designs.

Helen Croft said...

I'm very pleased to see two swedes up there;)Awesome team you got there. can't wait to see your stamps!

Lynn said...

can't wait to you reveal your images! Your design team looks awesome and it is good to see Emmy on your DT! I wish you the best of luck with your new adventure!

Leigh Anne said...

YAY!!

Patti J said...

Great team Nina! Can't wait for things to start hopping!

Dawn B. said...

Go team go... I wish you all the best. I am looking forward to the new releases.

Anonymous said...

So exciting. I share in your pleasure of a dream coming to fruition.

Beverly Bishop

Gina Wrona said...

Yeah, Thanks Curt for sending me over here and congrats to you and all the team members!
Hugs,
Gina

misstwinkletoe said...

Thanks from me too Curt. I look forward to seeing all the new design teams work. Funny that none of them snack while stamping and you know - now that I think of it - neither do I. While I am here on the computer I snack constantly!!

Ami said...

Awesome!! Congrats to the DT team and I can't wait to see what everyone does!

Anonymous said...

I gave this another go. I had fun...hope you enjoy it, too!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1436234?&cat=500&ppuser=136903

Beverly Bishop