New Designer: Violet Irisovna

Exciting news today! I'm pleased to welcome a new designer to the Pixel Scrapper team. If you've followed along with our blog trains in the past, I'm sure you've seen Violet's lovely designs, and I'm really happy to have her here at Pixel Scrapper. Violet herself is a pocket scrapper, so her designs are focused on documenting daily life.

I'll let her introduce herself:

Hi everyone, I'm Violet Irisovna (design name: Scrumptiously) and I am thrilled to be joining the incredible Pixel Scrapper design team! I'm a California girl, currently balancing graduate school, work as a disability and youth advocate, designing, and of course my own memory keeping wherever I can squeeze in the time.

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I came to Pixel Scrapper and digital scrapbooking through a somewhat unusual route. For the past decade I've been dealing with a serious chronic illness. Back in 2010, after a year of being bed-ridden, I heard about something called "Project Life," where you took a picture every day and put it in an album with some journaling. I decided to try it out to prove to myself that I still existed, still interacted with and had impact on the world around me. It was an incredible, transformative experience, and led to a new identity as a "Documentarian" - I'm now the person among my family and friends who has her camera phone always at the ready, documenting the moments of our lives, large and small. I'm sure a lot of you can identify with that!

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The next year I wanted to ditch the bulky Project Life album so I decided to try documenting my year digitally and printing it as a photo book instead. Of course, that's also the year I started graduate school, so while I did manage to finish and print my book for 2011, I have now joined the ranks of those with an ever-growing backlog of photos and stories to choose from whenever I have time to make a page. I'm sure a lot of you can identify with that as well!

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Since that first foray I have come to love digital scrapbooking, not only the beauty and ease (and nonexistent "clean up") of the craft, but also the incredible talent, generosity, and caring spirit of the community. I was already a fan of Marisa and Pixel Scrapper when she and Jordan started up their new site and as soon as I engaged with the community here I knew I had found my digiscrap home. I made my first designs to share with others for the February 2013 Retro Kitchen blog train, and fell instantly and passionately in love with digital design. Through lots of practice and exploration, and after a ton of awesome support, tutorials, and motivating challenges from Marisa, Pixel Scrapper and the generous internet at large, I now find myself with this exciting opportunity to keep making wonderful things for the community I adore.

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Project Life, pocket scrapping, photo-a-day and daily life projects are still my dearest love when it comes to digital scrapbooking. Like many of you, I'm a journal-card junkie (I just can't resist 'em!), and I just keep on making more. My design focus at Pixel Scrapper is going to be Pocket Scrapping, and with that in mind I'm launching an overall design project called Documentarian. Documentarian is all about supporting and connecting people with tools they can use to document their lives, from the everyday to the extraordinary. If you're a pocket scrapper, curious about trying out a pocket project, or perhaps a journal card hoarder like me, you'll find plenty here to fill your pockets. If you're a traditional scrapbooker, Documentarian collections will have a ton of fun stuff for you to play with as well. So keep your eyes peeled for monthly Documentarian releases - the first is this month's collection Bright Days - and I look forward to much more documenting together, here at our most wonderful online home!

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I'm so excited to have Violet here, both for her lovely designs and all the great ideas she has for helping all of us with our memory projects. Be sure to check out her blog for a freebie and also stay tuned for other fun and exciting announcements coming soon!

Without more ado, here's Violet's first bundle and some lovely layouts from her creative team to get you thinking!

Violet's First Bundle!

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Welcome aboard Violet!

Recent Comments

Donna Bell
Donna Bell Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:08

I'm weeks behind in thanks and comments to everyone here. Your designs are very lovely, I am enjoying them very much! So glad you are part of the design team at Pixel Scrapper!!

Sigrid Sultan
Sigrid Sultan Thu, 01/15/2015 - 09:37

Welcome!

Annu Salman
Annu Salman Thu, 01/15/2015 - 02:54

congrats :)

Valeria parsons
Valeria parsons Mon, 01/12/2015 - 17:24

Great!! welcome Violet!!

Sara Paschal
Sara Paschal Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:31

Had to come and check out Violet, I love her bundle Bright Days! Welcome Violet;)

Violet Irisovna
Violet Irisovna Sat, 01/10/2015 - 00:18

Thank you SO much for the warm welcome, everyone. I am so happy to be joining such an amazing team of designers and getting to design for such an amazing group of scrappers!

Dawn Evans
Dawn Evans Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:33

Congratulations!! Loving the first bundle!

Tina Shaw
Tina Shaw Fri, 01/09/2015 - 04:15

Awesome! Welcome to the team, Violet! Love the kit!

Janet Scott
Janet Scott Thu, 01/08/2015 - 21:49

I'm so excited to have her joining the team. She does absolutely beautiful work that always stands out. I can't wait to work with her as well as to see all of the beautiful kits and resources that she'll bring to the site.

Kate Teske
Kate Teske Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:26

I have been drawn to your work since I first came across it during a blog train! I love it!

Vicki Iseminger
Vicki Iseminger Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:24

Yay! I'm so excited for a designer with this focus! I LOVE the documentarian definition :-) . Looking forward to seeing more from you Violet!

Melo Vrijhof
Melo Vrijhof Thu, 01/08/2015 - 03:28

Yay! I have noticed your designs from the very first Blogtrain that started here on Pixel Scrapper and Apart from downloading lots of them, I remember staring at them in awe with open mouth.... Plus, I remember thinking, when I first visited your blog: "Now that is a cool designer name!" In short: so excited you are joining the team!

Poodle Dabbert
Poodle Dabbert Thu, 01/08/2015 - 01:35

Bienvenue Violet... love to see your work!

Jess Tucker
Jess Tucker Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:33

Welcome! I look forward to seeing your work!

Tina Campanale
Tina Campanale Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:03

Awesome news Violet! Congrats!

Tiffany Johnstone
Tiffany Johnstone Wed, 01/07/2015 - 18:07

That is amazing news!! Violet has such talent and a unique take on scrapbooking. I can't wait to see what her creativity brings us!

Lizanne Killian
Lizanne Killian Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:54

Congratulations, Violet! I've always loved what you've made for the Pixelscrapper blog trains - can't wait to see what you make in the future!

Patricia Hardin
Patricia Hardin Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:10

Awesome! Great news Violet!!

Lórien Rezende
Lórien Rezende Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:07

Wow, this is just awesome! Welcome Violet *heart*

France Stewart
France Stewart Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:04

Wow your pages are so fun!!! Great ideas there too (might see some lifting in the future! LOL!) You seem like such a bubbly person. Welcome!!!!! :) I've done one week of PL so far (last week!) and you are inspiring me.

Brenda Hollingsworth
Brenda Hollingsworth Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:04

I just woke up from a nap to this. Am I still dreaming? ;) Super excited about Violet and this kit...

Robyn Denton
Robyn Denton Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:22

Violet, I was so excited when I saw the home page with your name as a new designer! I'm so happy for you - and for the rest of us, because it means we benefit from your talent, creativity and experience. And, when I look at your first designer bundle - well, just WOW! This is just the beginning in a whole new chapter in the Pixel Scrapper experience, and I'm eagerly anticipating all the new and gorgeous designs you will share with us. Welcome to the best design team around. :) *heart*

Lilian Jansen
Lilian Jansen Wed, 01/07/2015 - 13:25

Whoa, this is a bundle and a half! I'll be checking it out for sure, even though I'm not a project lifer. Looking forward to seeing more of your contributions!

Betsy Bush
Betsy Bush Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:01

Violet, I am so thrilled to see you join the amazing Pixel Scrapper team. I am in awe of your beautiful designs and talent!

Kimmie Fido
Kimmie Fido Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:27

Exciting news! Yay!!!

Beverly Turner
Beverly Turner Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:16

Violet, I have been a fan for a few years, thrilled that you are now an artist with pixel scrapper.

Melanie Colantuno
Melanie Colantuno Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:46

Welcome!! and congrats!!

Julie Cowan
Julie Cowan Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:47

Welcome, Violet, and congratulations! Love your first kit. Excited to see what you bring us in the future!

Ania Archer
Ania Archer Wed, 01/07/2015 - 08:40

Violet, this is an awesome news. I'm so happy to see you among the Pixel Scrapper designers.