Saturday, July 16, 2011

Welcome our Guest Designer.....Erin Yamabe!



We have a wonderful Guest Designer with us this month, Erin Yamabe.  She has created some amazing things with our collections "We Are Family" and  "Summer".  Here is a little more about Erin.

Erin Yamabe is a sahm, to 2 beautiful little girls, who are the subject of most of her work! She is very excited to be Nikki's guest designer for July!  She is active in her daughter's schools and their church. Outside of scrapbooking, she enjoys taking Zumba and Yoga classes, family road trips, and date nights with her hubby! She started scrapbooking a few years after her oldest was born, and that was about 6 years ago! The passion she has for this wonderful hobby has turned into many opportunities for which she is very grateful for! As a DT Coordinator, Designer, and Instructor for My Little Shoebox, she finds her job to be alot of fun, at times challenging and very, very rewarding!  Her work can be found in magazines, both in the U.S. and in Japan, on QVC UK, and on the Scrapbook Memories TV Show.
Now that we have gotten to know Erin, let's see what she created for us with the Summer collection! 

First up is a layout.  I LOVE how she did the details on this. 
She took the banners and wrapped them around one of the faux stitched border strips, using it as a pole to hang her banners on.
Then she cut out some of the cloud shapes and popped them up.  She also used some dimensional adhesive on some of them to make them shiny and stand out!

Next up, she created an altered canvas piece.  She sneaked a peek of this on our Facebook page and I couldn't wait to see what it was all about!  The shimmer and shine go great with this!



And lastly we have a mini album in it's own little container!!  This is an adorable idea for a gift!

A trick that Erin used was covering the metal tin with some gesso and then using mist on it to give it some color!

 I love how she did the banner across the front!

 And here is the mini that is inside.  Erin provided us some close ups of the pages!





Now let's see what fun stuff she came up with for the We Are Family collection!  

Here is a layout.  I love how she paper pieced the background.  It reminds me of a quilt.

Next, she created a "Thinking of You" card.  And a neat way to use those border strip papers as a full sheet!

Then there is this amazing banner!  I am a sucker for banners and this one is no exception


And a little closer look......



I hope you all enjoyed Erin's projects as much as we did!  It is so fun to see what people come up with using Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products.  Erin definitely did a wonderful job and gave us some fun ideas!  You can also visit Erin's blog HERE.

Thank you Erin for being our Guest Design Team Diva for the month of July!  We are so happy that you joined us and hope you had fun creating with Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products!  

One more thing, Nikki has a CHA Contest on Facebook, check it out! You'll need one of these to possibly win though...




Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina

21 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love your work erin!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love your work erin! great job

Deana said...

Congrats, Erin! Such cute, cute projects! :-)

Nikki Sivils said...

Love it all Erin and Welcome to the NSS blog! I think my favorite is the little tin box with the mini album and the canvas altered project!
Thanks so much Erin for being here today!

Kristine Berc said...

WOW! Love it all, Erin! You did such wonderful work with these wonderful products!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Welcome Erin!!! Loveeeeeee your creations! :):):)

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

Congrats Erin! You did the most adorable projects! Love the layouts with the clouds and flags so much! That little box is so cute too!

Katrina said...

Erin, it was so fun to see what you created!!!! Hugs, Katrina

scrappermimi said...

Such beautiful work all around...especially love that tin!

MrsETaylor said...

Erin, your work is so gosh darn inspiring. I absolutely love that tin and the mini book and the way you've used the banners. Thanks so much for the inspiration

Toodles
Erika

Linda Beeson said...

Wowie! I so love the amazing details and how cute is that little mini album in a box!

Lea said...

Woooowwwww Erin, Love all your projects.
The layouts are my favorites!
Hugs Lea

Jennifer Yates said...

Such gorgeous details and beautiful projects!! :)))

Sarah said...

Gorgeous projects! Love what you did with Nikki's lines!

Ria Maningat-Mojica said...

Awesome work Erin! Congrats!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Awww such darling projects. Well done!!

Michelle H. said...

Gorgeous and creative projects!!
Love them all!

erin yamabe said...

Thank you, very much Nikki for having me! Your products are so much fun to create with:)

Liz said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work Erin! Love how you used Nikki's collections :)

leah said...

Great projects, Erin!! ^_^

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Beautiful projects Erin! Love that chipboard house!

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