We're thrilled to have the lovely and talented, Gina Lideros, as one of our guest designers this month, and excited to get to know her better today! Be sure to follow Gina here at Studio Calico to keep up with her and see more of her beautiful work.
Hi there! My name is Gina Lideros, and I live in Northern California with my husband Frank and our two children Kalee, and Matthew and our three fur pups Roxy, Lilo and Kona. During the day I work as a product photographer and I love what I do so much that it hardly feels like work! Photography has always been a passion of mine and I love having that as a creative outlet. Another creative outlet for me is scrapbooking. For as long as I can remember, I have always dabbled in paper, glue and paints. I think scrapbooking became so meaningful for me because it combines my love of art and photography.
I started scrapbooking back in 1995, back when it was mostly die cuts, decorative scissors and glue sticks. I love how much the hobby has developed since then and have loved watching all the trends come and go. Over the years I've been fortunate enough to be published in print and online magazines and to design for big industry names like American Crafts, Pink Paislee and Crate paper.
I love dabbling in other papercrafts as well such as, cardmaking, altered home decor and bible journaling, anything that gets my creative juices flowing. Now that my daughter is older I find that this hobby is something that we can do together. Through the years, I have met many great people throughout the scrapbooking industry and have been blessed to have many great experiences.
I loved working with the March Studio Calico kits—here's a closer look at my projects created with the kits!
Classic: I love this recent photo of my son and wanted to document this time in his life. This photo is very "classic" Matthew and fits his happy go lucky personality well.
Spring Break: Oh how I love a great ledger paper and a great stamp set! I was inspired by the light tones of my photo to create this monochromatic layout. I simply punched out some circles, backed my page with a light neutral gray patterned paper from the kit and added stamps and a few soft embellishments to create the look.
Don't Forget: As soon as I saw this beautiful vellum print in the March Birds and the Bees kit, I knew right away that I was going to use it on a layout. This layout actually came together as a happy accident. I ran the vellum through my Silhouette Cameo with the intent to cut out the letters and adhere them directly to my large background photo. But after I cut out my piece I loved the negative (throwaway) piece so much that I decided to use it as the main focal of my page.
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