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Our featured designer for July is Zesty Designs.  I'm thrilled to feature my fellow Australian, Esther, and her lovely designs.  Esther has been designing for many years and you can find her store at THE STUDIO.

Look in the forum HERE for the July Featured Designer Challenge.  Esther has donated a lovely freebie for members to work with for this challenge.

CHECK OUT THE ABOVE SLIDESHOW to see just a small selection of Esther's designs.  Images are linked to the product in the store.

LINKS:   Studio Store .......... Blog .......... Newsletter sign up .......... Facebook

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GETTING TO KNOW ESTHER

Born post WW2, I belong in the ‘baby boomer’ set so I’m in good company with the many digital scrapbooking designers and scrappers who are in that age bracket. I started scrapbooking many years ago and the many boxes of supplies piled up in my garage attest to my ‘addiction’. Needless to say, since discovering digital scrapbooking, those supplies are rarely accessed.

I’m in what is supposed to be the retirement phase of life, but I don’t think I’ve actually hit retirement just yet. I seem to spend a great deal of time creating new kits and collections as well as designer resources. Because I am also committed to serving in my Church community, I have little ‘spare’ time. When I can carve out a little extra time I enjoy doing things with my family as well as gardening.

My one and only daughter and her husband are the pastors in my Church so I try to be as supportive of them as possible. They have two children – my granddaughter who is in her final year of high school and my grandson who enters senior high next year. This is my only family and I’m grateful that they live in the same city and we are in close contact.

We live in Townsville in North Queensland, Australia. It is a coastal, tropical city and a major regional hub. Our winters are wonderful and our summers are livable – if you have air-conditioning. For short vacations, we love to jump on the ferry and take the twenty minute ride across to the beautiful Magnetic Island.

I started designing almost ten years ago using Photoshop Elements. My kits are mostly ‘realistic’ in style. From my love of gardening, come many of my photographic extractions. Extractions make up a large part of my elements. I love experimenting with papers too. The software I use now is Photoshop CS6. My designer name is derived from my name – Esther. How did that happen, you ask? Well, I have a good friend who calls me ‘Est’, so from that came Zest...then Zesty. Originally I designed under the name ‘Zesty Digi Designs’ but in time, I shortened that to ‘Zesty Designs’.

Designing has been quite a journey – an exciting journey of challenge, learning and growth – and it hasn’t ended yet for Zesty Designs!

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A SELECTION OF PAGES CREATED WITH SOME OF ESTHER'S DESIGNS

Cruise Control   1000-zestydesigns-springgarden-pamr-01.jpg
 Serenity  welcoming-spring.jpg
 Zesty Designs-What I Love About You-2-Lisa  daisy.jpg
 Zesty Designs-Winter Freeze-3-Lisa  ZestyDesigns-GardenOfDreams-2-HSA-ALittleBitArty#2-Lisa

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Our featured designer for May is Sonja from Synergy Ink.

Sonja is a very active member here at Just Art and it's a pleasure to be able to feature her designs.

Look in the forum HERE for the May Featured Designer Challenge.   Sonja has donated a gorgeous freebie for our members to work with.  Thank you Sonja!

STORE LINKS for Sonja are: digiscrap.nl and my memories.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS are:  Facebook ..... Pinterest ..... Instagram ..... Google+

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GETTING TO KNOW SONJA

Hello everybody!

My name is Sonja and in December 2016 I started as a digital scrapbook designer under the name “Synergy Ink”. I stumbled upon digital scrapbooking by accident in 2011, when I was searching for some pictures for a paper baby album I was making. A whole new world opened up and haven’t looked back since (the unfinished baby album is collecting dust somewhere…).
I learned a lot since then and over the years I have been (or still are) part of a few Creative teams, like JopkeDesigns, Happy Scrap Arts and the digiscrap site-CT, next to designing.

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Our Featured Designer for January is Bryony from HeartStrings scap art, and I'm so very pleased to feature her fabulous designs!

Bryony was originally a template designer, and what magnficent templates she has in her stores; but in addition to templates she soon branched out into designing beautiful kits, and arty bits of stuff etc. as well.

Look in the forum HERE for the February Featured Designer Challenge.   Bryony has donated a wonderful template for our members to work with.   THANK YOU Bryony!

Robyn

Links for Bryony are:  Studio Store ........ Facebook .......... Newsletter Signup

 

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GETTING TO KNOW BRYONY

Where have you lived?

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa and lived there until seven years ago. We moved out of the city in 2011 and now live in the winelands an hour from Cape Town. It was a big adjustment for me but now I love it out here :) When I was 7 we lived in Australia for a year and when I was 12 we lived in the US for a year (Friday Harbor, Washington to be exact... idyllic!) 

Where do you live now?

Worcester, South Africa... just north of Cape Town. 

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Our featured designer for April is Eileen from Happy Scrap Arts.

I am especially pleased to feature Eileen and her great designs as she is a regular forum member and always hosts a monthly challenge - usually a mask challenge - which all forum members enjoy!

Look in the forum HERE for the April Featured Designer Challenge.   Eileen has donated a cute little mini and a template for our members to work with.   THANK YOU Eileen.

STORE LINKS for Eileen are:  CU Digitals ..... Digiscrap nl ..... My Memories ..... Wilma4Ever ..... The Digital Scrapbook Shop ..... Digiscrapbooking.ch

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS are:  Blog ..... Facebook ..... Pinterest ..... Instagram ..... Twitter ..... Tumblr ..... Google+

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GETTING TO KNOW EILEEN

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Eileen, AKA Happy Scrap Arts

Where have you lived?

I was born in the Netherlands, Rotterdam. I lived there untill my 21th . Then I met my husband, in France. I've lived there since 1988.

Where do you live now?

I live in Buellas, a litte village near Bourg en Bresse, 70 km from Lyon. It's not that far from Geneva too (110 km). So we can go and see the mountains (Le Mont Blanc, the Alpes) whenever we want.

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What a treat we have to start off the new year!  Our featured designer is Dawn Inskip.

Dawn has a very special and unique style with lots of artsy goodies as well as the slightly more traditional.  I've always admired her work, especially her watercolour elements and papers.   She has a huge store at THE LILYPAD.  There is so much to pick from.  As well as bundles and kits there is a fabulous selection of overlays, brushes, stamps, doodles, stitches, etc. etc.

Look in the forum HERE for the January Featured Designer Challenge.  Dawn has donated a beautiful  mini kit to work with which I know you are all going to love!  THANK YOU Dawn!

Robyn

Links for Dawn are:  STORE . . . . . WEBSITE . . . . .  FACEBOOK . . . . . NEWSLETTER . . . . . PINTEREST

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GETTING TO KNOW DAWN

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m wife to very patent hubby Paul and Mum to daughter Carly and I have 2 angel babies. We live in a small town in England (an inch or so North of London on a map) my whole. Nothing much happens here, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside. Carly is a Falconer, living her dream working with Birds of Prey and raising baby birds (owls mostly) at home – they all feature heavily in my layouts.

I work full time as a Digital Designer and sell exclusively at my dream store, The Lilypad.

What is an average day for you?

Some days it seems I work 24/7 – some days I do LOL  I do try to balance life/work, if I take days off, I just play catch-up – anything that works is good by me. I like to have new product for my store each week.

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