Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meet our Designers - Jemma Richmond-Murray

Our next designer made a major lifestyle change when she moved from the north of Scotland to Calgary, Alberta three years ago with her Husband and West Highland Terrier.  They love living here and they try to get out adventuring as much as possible - and Jemma's blog is full of photos and descriptions of their great adventures in and around the Calgary area!


Jemma started scrapbooking five years ago, and was on Montreal's Scrapbook Star Design Team for the past two years. She has also been on the DTs for The Dotty Divas Blog Challenge and Rough Draft. She was a guest artist on Twisted Sisters Blog, has been published in the Basic Grey gallery four times, and created layouts for an Etsy store. Besides featuring her layouts and adventure stories on her personal blog, Jemma creates weekly sketches for her other blog - Sketch Friday.


 When Jemma applied for the SMS Design Team, I was impressed by her richly-detailed layered scrapbook pages, as well as her straightforward sketches. She sent us these two layouts:

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 as well as these two fabulous sketches:

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I am hoping Jemma will design some sketches/Page Plans exclusively for us here at SMS!

When she got her hands on some of our SMS products, Jemma used one her favorite subject matters (her hubbie!) to create these wonderful layouts...

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On "This is Love", Jemma used the the bracket shape from our Artisan Journaling Spots as well as the brown Journaling label from our Valentines Cut-Outs. The bracket shape of these two items perfectly complements the die-cut paper she used for her background. I love how Jemma layers products and uses things in unexpected ways.  




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 In "All Man" Jemma tucked another Artisan Journaling Spot behind a photo and added the word "love" on top of it. Then she used a different tag from our Valentines Cut-Outs for her journaling at the bottom of the layout. I love all the shades of blue Jemma used on this LO - perfect for the "manly" subject matter - but then added a touch of pink to keep it feminine! Thanks Jemma for sharing these brilliant layouts!

I am loving how each of our designers are using the same product but really changing them up to fit their own personal style. I am really impressed by their creativity and I love how versatile all our products are turning out to be! When I designed/created these products I had certain ideas of how they could be used in my head - but as I see each designer use them, I am like a proud parent watching their baby turn into something completely different than they expected! What fun!

Next up: Marcie Morgan

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