Monday Creatives

A GiftMeeting "Creatives" here in Blogland is such a gift. I have been admiring my friend Gabriela Delworth's beautiful blog for some time now. Don't you just love her name? She is an incredible paper designer. She has been published in magazines, seen on Television in Canada and creates the most divine paper creations. In fact make sure you watch for her on on HGTV in the fall. She teaches classes in everything from creating crowns, to blogging. She has so many delightful inspirations on her blog. I love her new paperdolls and her framing is gorgeous. You must stop by and visit her. Gabriela recently taught at The Tinsel Trading Company and is always working on something magical.

When I contacted Gabriela and asked her what her secret was to her beautiful embellishments on her blog, she gave me lots of ideas. In fact, because of Gabriela, I am experimenting with digital scrapbooking and taking a class in Photoshop Elements 6. Here is the link to some of her lovely digital layouts on flickr.

I love creating scrapbooks, and I have enjoyed this hobby for years. When we lived in Hong Kong, the wide array of scrapbooking pages and embellishments weren't available. However, the Asian papers gave my scrapbooks just the right touch. Scrapbook albums were gorgeous from Japan and I loved keeping up with all the photos we seemed to be taking while we lived there.

Now I only wish I had known Gabriela when I lived in Toronto, we would have had a ball together! Here is a gallery of her incredible crown designs on flickr. She sells kits too, and you should see what adorable little crowns that she designs for your children and for your puppies...OMG.

My creationAt the moment, I am learning how to use Photoshop Elements 6 software and I have chosen to download some digital scrapbook backgrounds, embellishments and things. I love computer art, so to me this is better than a three ring circus. There sure is a great deal to learn, but I enjoy experimenting. The images on this post are me just playing around, but as soon as I finish this class and begin to understand the tricks to layering, I promise you lots of eye candy. Now if you are like me, and love learning about the latest in paper designs, or you just want an eye candy treat, please stop by and visit the talented Gabriela.

A Scrapbook Page, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

Ta Dah...thanks Gabriela!
The song for this post is sung by Gabriela's favorite singer, Michael Buble. I chose the song Everything because it just seems to be such a happy song to begin a Monday.

If I could wrap up your Monday with some magic, I would surely tie it with a bow!!!

My creation
M.Kate said...

Hello Karen, this is my fav song too :)

Have given up scrapbooking for the moment..have been thinking of digital scarpbooking for ages, just needed to get that photoshop!! ..and it's a big thing everywhere!! Will pop over to her blog soon. you have a great week ahead :)


Hello Karen,

OMG!!! My Michael in the background, yes, love him...and I heard he is single now? LOL
Happy Monday!
Thank you so much for the feature! Wow! And I love your designs, your pets look awesome with bows!
You are sure enjoying Photoshop, it is addictive!

Have a great day!

~ Gabriela ~

Beverly said...

Karen, you're doing great. I love Gabriela's work, too. Everything she does is just fabulous - so pretty and fun.

Thanks for making my Monday more fun.

Rita vindedzis said...

Hi Karen. I have the pleasure to say that I do know Gabriela (I took her blogging course) and she is a blast. What a wonderful and talented lady!!
She is indeed very inspiring and I'll be getting into photoshop soon. Love the pages you've been doing and there's nothing cuter than pets with bows!! Have a great day!

CIELO said...

Wow.... I am on my way to visit Gabriela.... love all your animal pics... so cute!


Tracy said...

Love your scrapbooking and designs, Karen...this is a very pretty post. And such fun with the bow magic time with your fur babies too--LOL! Happy Day ((HUGS))

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What sweet pictures of your dogs and kitty. They DO look adorable in their fancy bows!
Patricia :o)


I have wanted to try digital but have not due to not knowing how!! Yours are all so beautiful! I can always pop in to see what you are doing to be inspired to do something 'round here!!!
Love the bows on your furry family!Have a blessed week!

La Tea Dah said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!!!

rochambeau said...

Thank you for featuring Gabriela Karen! Her work is HAPPY!


FrenchGardenHouse said...

Gabriela is the best, isn't she? Her work is so happy and beautiful, and she is, too.:)
xo Lidy