Monday, December 1, 2014

Guest DT: Mariana

Happy December!  Today we welcome a new guest designer to the team, Mariana Grigsby.

Here's what she has to say about herself and her first project for us!

I live in Northern Illinois with my husband and our two sons. We also have a cat and a dog that we consider part of our little family. I love creating with my hands since as long as I can remember. That was one of the reasons that years later I went to college to become a Graphic Designer, but in 2005 I set aside that title to become a stay-home mom. Since then, I discovered that crafting was a great way to keep my creativity active.  I specially love creating cards and scrapbook pages. I also like to challenge myself by trying out different styles of cards, and learning new techniques. I have achieved many accomplishments as a card maker, several of my cards have been published in magazines, I have been on different design teams, etc. Overall, I can say that crafting is a therapy for me, exercises my mind, makes me happy. You can find me at

To create my card I used a stamp set called Love You a Latte by Lawn Fawn. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black onto a white tag, and then, I colored the images with markers. I also created a frame onto the card base with a patterned paper included in Sweater Weather 6x6 Paper Pad also by Lawn Fawn.  I applied some glitter details over the marshmallows with a white Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Marker. Next, I put a layer of Glossy Accents on the image and sentiment.  Finally, I adhered the tag with foam tape, I stitched along the edge with my sewing machine, and added a simple red ribbon knot as an embellishment.

We're excited to have you joining the team for the next 2 months!

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Virginia Lu said...

LOVE Mariana's card! The colors are So bright and crisp...and the design is perfect! Congrats, Mariana, on your guest design feature!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Thanks a lot for the chance to be the Guest Designer!

~amy~ said...

Yay for Mariana! Love her work!