We are over the moon to be able to have Louise Nelson and Rita Bakarat with us for a whole month creating some incredible projects using Lindy’s Stamp Gang! Here is a bit about these talented souls, and a sneak peak of what’s to come from them this month!
“By day I am a registered nurse. I specialise in Operating Room Nursing, working with a specialist agency here in Adelaide Australia. I work mostly in Adelaide’s larger Public and Private hospitals, mostly in the areas of Emergency and Trauma.
I create because it helps to balance out the day to day stresses of my profession, and it satisfies my arty yearnings. I have always had creative hobbies, before taking up scrapbooking 6 years ago I loved to restore furniture. Since I have started scrapbooking I have also developed a love for portrait photography, and more recently I have begun to dabble in painting.
During the last 6 years I have been fortunate to have been a Creative Design Team member for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine [AUS] in 2009 and a Scrapbooking Memories Master for 2012. Also fortunate to be invited to be a past Creative Design Team member for UK based scrapbooking magazine; Scrap365.
Currently, I create for Jenni Bowlin Studio, Imaginarium Designs, 7 Dots Studio and Prima Marketing. I have been blessed to be regularly published in Scrapbooking Memories [AUS] in the past, and have also been featured in the last 6 editions of Somerset Memories [US], with technique articles and layouts in the reader gallery.
“My name is Rita Barakat. I live in Dallas, Texas. I am happily married and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom to five fabulous kids. Two are now adults and the younger ones are in elementary school! Yes, we are a busy bunch!
When we bought our first home I went crazy, and painted murals first in the kids rooms then, the other rooms of the house. The word got out in the neighborhood and pretty soon I was getting paid to paint murals in all the local homes & businesses. About 11 years ago when we adopted our first child Istumbled upon scrapbooking; I was hooked! I needed a special kind of baby book (a life book ) and I knew this was the way to do it! We went on to adopt two more kids —as a mom of five, being creative was not a priority but this was a good outlet for me at the time. I love the idea of telling their stories – our stories but in a beautiful form everyone can enjoy.
Since then I have had my work published in a variety of magazines, sold my work and
have been honored to work with some really great manufacturers. I love being a part of
this industry and being creative on a regular basis. I have been lucky enough to work with
companies that understand creative souls and somehow my art kept finding it’s way back
into my scrapbook pages and I realized how much I really missed it! Then the term “mixed
media” hit the creative scene and I was so excited because “mixed media” is what I have
always done – it just didn’t have a name! So I found my niche, I am a mixed media artist!”
Be sure to tune in throughout the month for some more fabulous projects from these two lovely ladies, and also for the soon announcement of our new Seasonal Design team. You don’t want to miss it!