Hi! My name is La-Vie Borde-Perry and this is officially my first post as a design team member for Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation! I'm so excited! I've been learning a lot and having fun already!!!
Here's my life in a nutshell: I'm a wife, mother of 2 and entrepreneur.
I began scrapbooking in 2005 when my daughter was born 10 weeks premature. I was struck by an urgent need to document her life. My father, a professional painter and artist, always took many pictures and created albums with detailed info on the picture backs. I never knew I had the 'artist gene' until I started scrapbooking and journaling. My crafts are my heart and soul displayed for all to see. They are works of art that evoke emotion; sometimes laughter, other times tears. I consider myself to be an all-around crafter that will try any type of craft at least once.
My style is clean and simple. My favorite techniques are stamping (physical and digital), masking, using Tim Holtz Distress Ink to create backgrounds, dry and heat embossing, coloring with Copic, Tim Holtz Distress or watercolor markers, mosaic layouts, paper piecing with die cuts, using flowers, ribbon, bling or glitter to add that wow factor. In my layouts, the pictures are the star, however I love to set the scene in order for those pictures to shine.
Friends urged me to turn my passion into a home-based business in 2011. Thus, C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC was born. I love to create custom, unique crafts for clients. One of my top three crafty goals for 2013 was to join a progressive design team to showcase my talents while meeting many new crafty friends. I'm so glad to serve on the Get Inky! Stamps Design Team by Blue Moon Creation. Let the inspiration begin!
There's still time to join in on the current Get Inky! Stamps challenge Fabulous Floral Fun - use flowers in your project. I really let my creativity fly on this one to inspire and entice you! Get Inky! Stamps offers flowers in both physical and digital form but I wanted to show you how to get more out of the stamps by creating my own flower. The stamps I used were the bow in the Joyful Jar Drinks set, the curved ribbon in the Sew Sweet Cupcakes set and the bee and sentiment from the Buzzing Bees set. For more information on this card and a detailed tutorial with pictures please visit my blog.
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