Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Guest post and scrapbooking process video: Stephanie Bryan

I am taking this month off from making videos for my blog becuase I am making stuff for something else! So, I have a few guests that will be filling in for me with awesome projects and videos. First up is Stephanie Bryan. She is a fabulous scrapbooker and photographer and I am always in awe when I look at her beautiful creations. Here is her page and video:

Stephanie used these beautiful cut files by Kim Stewart.
Sometimes the most beautiful things really are the simplest.  Often, I find that I try to make myself stick to crazy creativity rules, like including patterned paper on a layout, even if I can't seem to make it work.  After I embossed Wilna's floral cut files, I loved the beauty and delicacy that they alone added to my page.  I was tempted to add in patterned paper, and as you watch my video, you will see that it took me a few different layers to create the look I was trying to achieve.  I wanted my background to be soft and muted, but not necessarily completely white.  I did a lot of pushing paper and embellishments around on my page originally, but finally settled on the perfect combo of watercolors and paint to enhance my background.  In the end, I just love how this page turned out.  I love that I threw all the "rules" out the window and just enjoyed the process of creating.  Thank you so much for joining me today as a guest here at I Heart Studio!!  I hope this page inspires you to create in whatever style YOU want to create!  Enjoy!


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Talk soon!!
Wilna Furstenberg

Sunday, July 13, 2014

If you have a moment... click these boxes for me!

Like I said in a previous post, I am working on something awesome but for a special section of that something awesome, I need your input. (again).

What Tech stuff would you love to learn more of?

Wishing for more hours in the day right now... :)
Wilna Furstenberg

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Speech Bubbles everywhere: Scrapbooking Process video

About this page:

I made these cut files for the LOVE workshop that is available on 2peas. So, if you are (or rather were) a student in the class, then you have these already. I love the speech bubbles and wanted to make a fun page with them. As you can see here, my family as a little goofy with snow so late in May and they played around and I snapped away.
I used chalkboard paint to paint the bubbles and I used the trusty watercolor paper to cut them from.

You can buy the cut files in my shop: Love words and Speech bubbles.

This coming month I totally cleared my schedule to focus on a project I am very excited about. Don't worry, before you know it I will post it here for the world to see. I just wanted to provide some explanation if I am not around much. My photography business is also keeping me busy. I really wish there was more hours in the day. So i hope to ask some guest teachers to post a video on here every wednesday so you can have a bit of inspiration.

The video:

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Talk soon!
Wilna Furstenberg

Saturday, July 5, 2014

back home! and a request.

Hello to my friends on the interwebs. We had a little vacation that turned into a longer vacation than we anticipated. Becuase of the hurricane on the east coast we had to stay two whole days in Chicago and when we got home yesterday we had to burn the clothes that we wore for 3 days. Just kidding on that one... but it was close. It was so good to see my furry babies again and to just sleep in my own bed. I am just overwhelmingly thankful.
My trip was not entirely restful. I got the news of 2peas on the way to Miami and the flurry of emails - both from concerned students, fellow designers and potential opportunities and I had to think and decided real things while I was just ready to take a mental break. It helped that I only had limited wifi and no data roaming so I only had to think at specific times. LOL. Anyway, I made a few decisions and I need some help!
But first an update on 2peas: I still don't know a thing. I am not sure what's going to happen with my content on there... (either the classes or my videos and layouts). It's sad really... but I don't have any say in it. So please hang tight and I will update here as soon as I know.

But right now I need some help. I did not realize it, but all the reviews to my classes on 2peas are gone! Ahhhh!!! Those were super precious to me and also going forward with workshops it was sort of a resume for me or better stated: a point of credibility.  When you start off doing a workshop no one wants to buy anything until they know the teacher is up to any good. I have some awesome things happening right now and I simply need those reviews. Desperately and urgently.

Please... If you took any of my workshops, will you be so kind to send me an email with a few words reviewing the class? I will use these reviews for something coming up soon! I am not allowing comments as I do not want anonymous reviews.
Please use this email: wilna71 at yahoo dot ca (NOT com)

Thanks for understanding. And your help. And everything in the whole world. ever.
Wilna Furstenberg

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scrapbook Process Video: Like a circus. What?

 About this page:

Dani van Steelandt took these beautiful photos of Kirstin for her 15th birthday. I wanted to do something with it that complimented the photo and decided to make a wreath that goes around the photo like a crown. :)
This page is very simple and was easy to make. I hope you enjoy the video where I show you how. Nothing dramatic happened here... except the background page was adhered already and I changed it.
You can find the cut file here.

The Video:

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Talk soon!
Wilna Furstenberg