Dec04

DECEMBER CHALLENGES

 Do you enjoy participating in challenges?

We have a variety of new challenges every month hosted by our members.

We also have a progressive challenge which starts on the second Sunday of each month.  New instructions are posted every second day for the following five days. 

You can find more details in the forum.

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FORUM

We are proud of our forum.  It's a very active, supportive, inclusive and friendly forum.

Please introduce yourself and join in our community.

You will be assured of a very warm welcome.

Our motto is one of caring and sharing!

Dec03

GALLERY

Our gorgeous gallery is one of the best in the digi-world.

You need to be an active forum member to use the gallery, but because we don't have a store you are most welcome to use whatever you have in your stash!

More details are available on the gallery page.

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Our featured designer for September is Palvinka Designs.   Paula is one of my very favourite designers and I'm so pleased and excited to be able to feature her designs here at Just Art.

Look in our forum HERE for the Featured Designer Challenge.   Paula has donated a beautiful FREEBIE for members to use in this challenge - THANK YOU Paula!

Robyn

Links for Palvinka Designs are:  STORE ........ FACEBOOK ........ TWITTER ........ NEWSLETTER SIGN UP ........ BLOG

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GETTING TO KNOW PAULA

Where have you lived and where do you live now?

I was born in Slovakia and I live here. I love my county and I can not imagine living anywhere else, without my family and friends. 

Who is in your family?

In my family is my husband, and my daughters Hana (10) a Petra (6).

Do you play any sport?

I like swimming and hiking.

Do you have any hobbies besides scrapbooking?

Designing and scrapbooking is my biggest hobby. I am lucky person because my work is also my hobby. And then I love photography. I am creative person, so I like crafting and DIY projects. I love nature so I really enjoy spending time with my family on trips and hiking.

Do you have another job/career other than designing?

I am mom on full time and then designer and photographer.

How did you start in digital scapbooking?

I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2007 when I created calendar with photos of my daughter as Christmas present for my parents. It was love for a first view  Then I created many layouts and I spent many hours to learning how work with photoshop. After some time I created my own elements and I made my first freebies.  I am official designer since February 2009.

How long have you been designing?

Since Feb.2009 - it is more than eight years

How much time per week do you devote to designing?

I don´t know, I never counted it, because designing is only one part what I do for my kits, I also must do promote, marketing, blog, facebook... I think it is about 30-40 hours a week.

How did you come up with your design name and logo?

Palvinka is nickname which I had on many forums before I discovered digiscrapbook. Diminutive of my name Paulina is Pavlinka. But my nephew, when he was 3 years old (now he is 22), did not know speak well my name so he always said Palvinka, confused the letters "v" and "l"  I used this nickname in many forums and galleries as scrapers so I decided to keep the name also as a designer.

What are your favorite design tools and what programs/software do you use?

I use Photoshop, Artrage and sometimes Illustrator.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Everything around. I find inspirations in nature, music, colors, in my home, vacation, books, internet, movies, seasons, holidays…etc., but my biggest inspirations are my kids.

What are a couple of your favorite designs or templates that you have created?

My favorite kits are usually every, because I enjoyed creating each my designs. But when you got to choose it will be kits with "love" theme - In My Heart Collection and So Romantic Collection. And also kits, full of flowers as - Simplicity Collection or Natural Beauty Collection.

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/In-My-Heart-Collection.html

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/So-Romantic-Collection.html

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Simplicity-Collection.html

http://www.thedigichick.com/shop/Natural-Beauty-Collection-Palvinka.html

Do you like to scrap as well as design?

Yes, I am scraper too. I love scraping and I alway must play also with kit, who I create and then I have quickpages for customers.

Have you had any of your work published?

Yes, I published in magazine Scrappons Digi.

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THESE LOVELY PAGES WERE CREATED USING SOME OF PAULA'S DESIGNS.

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Palvinka_FlowerAdventure_papermaly5

Palvinka_FlowerEssence_Page01_600_WS

Palvinka_TreasuresFromTheSea_pixabay-web

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