Spellbinders Design Team Member - Yana Smakula   Sunday, August 10, 2014
by Kendra Tillman   Post Type: Announcement

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:

Teresa Horner

Beck Beattie

Marielle LeBlanc

Judy Hayes

Tina McDonald

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.

Yana Smakula 2014-2015 Spellbinders Design Team Member

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.

Yana Smakula project collage

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

Youtube: ZRobySama

Facebook: Yana Smakula

Instagram: @Letrodectus

Pinterest: Lectrodectus

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!

 

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  • Beck Beattie Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congrats and WELCOME Yana!  I love your style and creations and really looking forward to working with you over the next year!
  • Tinamcd Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congrats Yana!!! Love your work, and looking forward to working with you!!
  • Christine Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations Yana, wishing you a wonderful year :)
  • Marielle Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations Yana!!! So happy to have you on the team with us :)
  • Loretta Lock Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations, Yana!! I am looking forward to being inspired by you!
  • Teresa Horner Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations Yana on making the new team and I love what you do and can't wait to see what you will be creating for our new year!!
  • Teresa Horner Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations Yana on making the new team and I love what you do and can't wait to see what you will be creating for our new year!!
  • Teresa Horner Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations Yana on making the new team and I love what you do and can't wait to see what you will be creating for our new year!!
  • Bridget Larsen Australia Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations Yana, was such a privilege to be on the same Spellbinders DT with you and getting to speak with you. Enjoy your new term and looking forward to seeing all your new designs
  • barb macaskill Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations and Welcome Yana!! Isn't Spellbinders a wonderful company? They make so many people's dreams come true. Looking forward to seeing your creations!
  • Mary Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Welcome!  I am so glad you made the team!!  I look forward to seeing more of your interesting work.  2014-15 will be a great year for both of us and many more people inspired by your work!
  • Susie Bentz Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congrats - I am a fan!  Your designs are so creative!
  • Laura Strack Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Congratulations Yana! Looking forward to seeing all you create with Spellbinders tools!
  • Chris Gualazzi Monday, August 11, 2014

    FINALLY! Yana, I am so happy to see your name here... I have been a huge fan of yours since seeing your creations for the Create to Win contest. Love your style, and still trying to figure out how to translate that onto my own cards. Congratulations girl!
  • Maryann Monday, August 11, 2014

    Congratulatios on making it to the team Yana. I´ll be looking forward to see a lot more of your beautiful creations here in the comming year. I love, what I´ve seen sofar and can´t wait for more to come. It´s sooo exiting. Best of luck with everything hun.
  • Mrs B/Sue Yates Monday, August 11, 2014

    Hi Yana. Congratulations on making the  team. I am looking forwardto seeing what you have for us : ) Take care.
  • Zoey Monday, August 11, 2014

    Yana, you know I am one of your biggest fan! It makes me so happy and proud of you to know that you had your dream come true! Can't wait to see what you will create next! You rock girl, you are an absolute inspiration! xoxo Zoey
  • Jingle Monday, August 11, 2014

    Congratulations, Yana! Your cards are so fabulous!!!
  • Jingle Monday, August 11, 2014

    Congratulations, Yana! Your cards are so fabulous!!!
  • Viktoriya Monday, August 11, 2014

    Яна, поздравляю! Творческого вдохновения!
  • Leadonna Kimmel Monday, August 11, 2014

    Yana, I'm so excited for you, my friend!  What a thrill for you!  I bet you and that cute hubby of yours are just over the top happy!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Hugs!
  • Doreen Scherger Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Love your cards
  • Virginia L. Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Congrats, Yana! Your talent is amazing. Spellbinders is lucky to have you on the team!
  • charlotte Bullock Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Love your work, can't wait to see more.
  • charlotte Bullock Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Wow, such awesome work!!!
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