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In Memory Of: Guest Designer – Zsoka Marko

I am so excited to introduce the guest designer for “In Memory Of” week – the awesome and talented Zsoka Marko! Find her onĀ her blog, instagram, and Pinterest!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself: I’m Hungarian but have been living in Germany for almost 13 years. I live with my Dutch boyfriend and our soon-to-be 9-year-old son who makes an appearance on the majority of my layouts.

How did you get started scrapbooking? After a back surgery in 2015 I had to give up my previous hobby, cookie and cake decorating, and find a new craft (I say had to because I’ve been crafting all my life and can’t live without it). I always wanted to try scrapbooking so this seemed like the right time. I haven’t stopped since.

What is your favorite Pink Paislee product? I honestly can’t pick one because I love patterned paper and embellishments just the same. I need both to create a page! I can however name my favorite product from the Turn the Page collection, it’s definitely is the little clip pack!

5 fun facts about you:
1. I don’t think I’m a fun person 😃. But I am supportive and love giving and helping others above anything else.
2. I love being in an international environment, I cannot imagine living or working back home anymore. It’s so inspiring working and being friends with people from absolutely all nationalities!
3. I love Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream and it is very rare I share it with anyone, ha!
4. My first ever card I created for Pink Paislee with the C’est la Vie collection last year! Now I create cards with almost every collection I have.
5. I’m obsessed with LulaRoe leggings! I’m a jeans kind of girl but ever since I bought my first pair of LLR I haven’t worn jeans once!

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I’ve created this page in memory of my beloved grandparents, who I spent a lot of time with as a child and were very important to me. I chose butterflies to symbolize they are in heaven. I used two different techniques to create my butterflies, die cutting, and fussy cutting.

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I love scrapping my kiddo’s baby photos, he was so adorable! These pages make me smile! Again, I used a cut file as well as fussy cut stars from both a 12×12 and a 6×6 paper to have a variety of sizes and shapes and did a bit of hand stitching to add definition and texture to the big star with the photo.

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Usually I create more complex cards than this one, but I felt this didn’t need more! I used a metal die to create the scalloped edge then adhered a piece of pretty floral paper on the base together with my sentiment, for which I used one of the 2×2 papers. To finish it off I added a piece of the stunning lace ribbon and layered some fussy cut butterflies over it.

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This one chronicles a happy memory in Sicily – my son just learnt to jump off pavements and was so proud of himself! I did what I always do: I used a cut file, backed it with different papers from the cute 2×2 pad, and to frame my photo I added lots of die cut flowers and other embellies in several layers.

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Recently a dear Scrapbook Werkstatt Design Team pal of mine, Birgit Krasenbrink, created two awesome minis with a pop up insert and a tutorial to go with them (it’s in German but it is pretty self explanatory, so be sure to check it out!) and I wanted to try to create one too! I documented my kiddo’s summer camp memories in this mini – the photos are bad quality but I was happy that I had a friend at camp who sent me photos to allow me to take a peak into my kid’s fun-filled days! I used my favorite techniques, die cutting, stitching and layering!

Thank you so much to Zsoka for sharing her amazing projects with us!! Find more of her work at the links listed at the beginning!

 

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6 Responses to "In Memory Of: Guest Designer – Zsoka Marko"

  • MichelleB
    September 6, 2017 - 4:52 am

    Your projects are gorgeous! I love how you mix patterns and how colorful they are!

    • Zsoka Marko
      September 6, 2017 - 6:44 am

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Michelle

  • Thi
    September 6, 2017 - 12:29 pm

    Beautiful as always! And so inspiring!!

    • Zsoka Marko
      September 7, 2017 - 6:25 pm

      Thanks sweets XXX

  • Ann
    September 6, 2017 - 2:37 pm

    Lovely creations.

    • Zsoka Marko
      September 7, 2017 - 1:40 am

      Thank you Ann XXX