I think I'll begin with Iris Babao Uy. I met Iris online just a week ago, after seeing her pages in one of my favorite scrap magazines. I immediately freaked out at her amazing layouts, because they're SO the style that I dream of having. Iris was just recently named one of 2008's Memory Makers Masters! What an honor! Iris is from the Phillipines, and is making her way into the scrapbooking world like wildfire! She also designs for October Afternoon, Badgirls kits, Scraplovers, and Scrapbukan. When asked what her scrap style was, Iris replied that her style was free and full of texture. She has no rules, and she doesn't plan her pages. She is inspired by her photos and products, and her layouts just flow from there! Looking at her layouts, you will see very intricate cut work, so fantastic that I acctually asked her if some of her layouts were digital, to which she replied NO. I believe that Iris is gonna go a LONG way in this industry, and I wish her the best of luck!
Edie is my best friend of 3 years. We met in one group, and ended up finding out that eachother was a scrapbooker, and I think I've ruined her since then. She can't let a Joann's coupon go to waste, local scrapbook stores know her by name, and she owns pretty much almost everything sizzix has ever made! Yes, I'm a bad influence..but it's fun! Edie is a great scrapper. She is kind of shy and modest about it, and doubts herself too much when it comes to her work. She has been a Scrap-room guest designer, and recently got picked to design a sample page for Pagemaps.com. I'm so proud of her! Edies pages are fantastic. out of the thousands of layouts I've seen in the past 10 years, nothing compares to her amazing talent of finding the PERFECT paper to match her pictures. Everything flows SO SMOOTHLY and just FITS. She says her scrap style is Eclectic. She uses clean lines, is journalistic, and her photos are always the main subject. Edie is not a professional photographer, but her pictures are about as close as it gets. Every picture she takes showcases something wonderful about the subject, whether it be a personality, a feeling, movement, or just the dew on a rose. Edies layouts are light on embellishments, and heavy on paper. She is a paper FREAK just like me! Here are some of Edies best works
Last but not least, is my dear friend Klo. Klo laughs at me because I tell her she's famous. She's met almost every scrap celebrity there is, from Lisa Bearnson to Allie Edwards. I went to a Scrapbook Expo here in california last year, and I was talking to this one company from around here, and I mentioned Klo, and the guy that worked there said "I know Klo" and I said "MY KLO? She lives in Nebraska!" It was then that I realized that my famous Kloey really gets around...(in the scrap world, that is!) Klo is a design team member for Pazzles, and also is the Events coordinator for Scrappin USA. She is the inventor of the new Kloriginal designs cd for the Pazzles cutter. Klo's style is eclectic. She uses her pazzles for everything, and I've seen her create amazing works with it! Examples of Klo's Pazzles pages are below. Enjoy!
Thanks for taking the time to view some of the layouts from my talented friends . To learn more about my girls above, check out their blogs listed on my site.