Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Guest Designer-Shemaine Smith


Shemaine Smith is in the Avocado Arts house for our Guest Designer this month.  She is super sweet, extremely talented and has created some jaw-dropping projects for all of you today.  






Hello from sunny Southern California. My name is Shemaine, and I am a work at home mom to two wonderful kids. I'm lucky to be married to a great guy who gets my wicked obsession for creating with paper and doesn't mind me leaving a trail of scraps all over our home.
I am so thrilled to be Guest Designing this month! A few things you might not know about me,  I love Good & Plenty candy, walks along the strand in Manhattan Beach on Sundays with my family and I’m a crime show junkie to boot!  If my days of creating with paper and glue forever were to fade, I can always become a profiler with all the knowledge I have gained from my obsessive watching.  Music is a must in my life, nothing inspires me more...well maybe Pinterest is a close second.  I've been so blessed with exciting design team and teaching opportunities with Anna Griffin and We R Memory Keepers.
I love teaching paper crafting classes and teach card making classes monthly at my public library. One of the highlights of my summer has been teaching for a 3rd year at the Great American Scrapbook convention in Arlington Texas. Life is good.



For Card #1
I thought it would be fun to make twine bows for the smarties and I used watercolors to color each one in. Then I cut them out and popped them with foam squares from Therm-o-Web.


Card #2
I kept it simple with a one layer card. I colored the images in with Copic markers and added some twine from The Twinery.




Card #3
I loved the pencil image. Using a notebook page die from We R Memory Keepers, I colored and cut out the pencil image and adhered it with foam squares from Therm-o-web. Then I added a cute clip brad from Eyelet Outlet.

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GORGEOUS projects Shemaine!  Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month and showcasing "You Can Do It".  Make sure and leave a comment for Shemaine because we have MORE Blog Candy to give away ;)  Have a GREAT day!

11 comments:

cghundley said...

Really cute cards
and I love the bows
on the Smarties!!
Carla from Utah

sharon g said...

AH, I like the balancing act card. So true, and so cute.

Annette Allen said...

oh my these are so sweet..

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like your use of twine.

~amy~ said...

Yay for Shemaine!
awesome cards!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

YAY Shemaine! She is awesome - as are these cards! So very cute - LOVE how bright and fun they each are!

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Celeste Goff said...

What wonderful cards Shemaine! I love your style!

Angelica Chambers said...

Super duper cute cards!!!! Love these stamps!

Amante del Papel said...

what a fantastic cards!

Cricutjunkie said...

Really nice cards. I love how clean and simple your cards look. Nice job. Traci

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Yay, Shemaine!! Her cards are always so perfect.