Archive for November, 2011

30 Nov 2011

Party Designers: Wilna Furstenberg

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My name is Wilna Furstenberg. (Wilna pronounced with a V) Let me tell you some of my story. I grew up in South Africa, in 1991 I met and married Jaco. When we got married, he was second year medical school and a year into the marriage, I decided to go to University as well (he was having way too much fun) and we both graduated in 1996: he in medicine and me in fine arts. In 1997 we had our first girl, Tia. Even today we wonder what we did to deserve such a sweet child. Of course I tell my husband she takes after me. His response to that remark was not very gentlemanly (which just proves my point). Anyway, in 1999 Kirstin was born. She is the organizer and fashionista in the house. She also has the sunniest personality ever. Jana (from our names JAco and wilNA) is our last born. I think if I was not as strong willed as I am, Jana would have her own credit card and cell phone at age 5. In 2005 we immigrated to Canada. It’s not a joke that the only reason I came willingly was to enter the CK scrapbooking hall of fame. And in 2006 I won HOF. After that I have just been making pages and enjoying the journey. We live in Saskatchewan: it really gets very cold here (-40 degrees celsius). Jana learned early on not to lick the fencepost when it’s that cold. We have two adorable Mini schnauzers. Abby and Mac. Yes, i love everything Mac (make-up, computers and the dog).  A last few facts about me: I homeschool our girls. It’s one of the best things I ever decided to do…i love it! I am a nerd and a bit of a geek. I love coffee, cooking and zumba… (in that order). I love taking photos. I blog. Currently I am a garden girl at 2peas.
Much Love!

I scrapbook because it’s my daily gratitude journal. My prayer journal. My creative outlet, my visual poetry, my dreams documented and looking back, the container of my tears.

29 Nov 2011

Party Designer: Anna-Maria Wolniak

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I am a little, Renaissance person who by a total coincidence has found herself in the middle of commercial Europe. I live in central Poland, not too far away from the seaside, quite close to the mountains. I am a Slavic soul, spiced with Mediterranean temperament, strengthened with Western courage, garnished with a Northern European type of beauty. Everything is so near, though distant at the same time, with common sense, moderation, tidiness, realistic view on the world and its issues scarcely being on my way. This is what I?m like, undefined. In terms of education, I was studied in the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. Out of choice, I am a mother to an almost 6-year-old son Jaś, a wife to a wonderful and terribly handsome man, and a mistress of a cosy, though tiny, flat on the 7th floor of a skyscraper.Even few years ago scrapbooking was only a part of my rtistic activity, this trivial section, which I practiced just because I wanted to archivise some moments of my life. Quickly it developed in one of my passions, and how it came out not long ago – way of life. One thing that haven’t changes is that I’m still doing it for pleasure.Currently I cooperate with some scrapbooking companies, I am a member of a French group Entre{ART}istes and a coowner of a first Polish scrapbooking company – I {lowe} SCRAP. Now I have the honour of being a memebr of my dreamy Dear Lizzy!Besides scrapbooking I also design papers for ILS, write articles, I am a teacher and travel all over the Europe with my scrapbooking workshops – I adore this job!

xo, Anna-Maria
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Scrapbooking is an adventure started about five years ago when my son was celebrating his first birthday. I got him a scrapbooking album as a gift and began to fill it with photos ? it engrossed me so much that it became my passion; that was also the moment when I started writing my blog. I scrapbook because this is the best solution between my artsy interest and dreamy job. I just love to make it and I can’t find the proper words why this is so amazing – I just FEEL it inside and I have to give it to others using the way of scrapbook.