We spent the past week introducing you to the amazing design team who will be designing projects for Spellbinders' Idea Gallery, trade and consumer events, and advertising.for Spellbinders.
Here are the designers announced, so far:
Today's designer, Yana Smakula lives in the Ukraine and used to be a member of Spellbinders' International Flair designer team for our Explore Beyond Blog. Yana loves scrapbooking and cardmaking. To learn more about Yana, read the interview below.
What’s your design/craft story? ie. How’d you get started? I started crafting a couple years ago. It was around Christmas and I remember I was looking at Holiday cards by a Stampin' Up demonstrator and felt inspired to make one myself. Ever since I have been fascinated with the art of cardmaking.
What/who inspires you? Why? I am constantly inspired by various graphic images I spot on Pinterest. I have a special board called "Inspiration & Color" which I often add inspiring images to. Whenever I lack ideas for my cards I just browse it for a few minutes and instantly feel inspired to create. It might be a new card layout that pops into my head, a new color combo, a new technique. Whatever it is - I get the rush to test it immediately.
I also often find inspiration within various products, like dies, stamps, embellishments.
Define your design style in 1 word. Graphic.
In the last 12 months what has been your favorite memory or proudest accomplishment? I would say that joining the Spellbinders Design Team is by far the biggest accomplishment (and a dream come true!) in the past year.
What is your blog address? Where else can we find you on online? (ie. social media)
Yana's blog: Yana Smakula. My Cardmaking and Scrapbooking
Facebook: Yana Smakula
Please, leave a comment and help us welcome designer Yana Smakula to Spellbinders 2014-2015 design team! Visit her blog and say, "hi!"
Join us back here on the blog tomorrow for another fabulous designer!