Wednesday, August 26, 2009

meet tonia!

Happy Wednesday! Today we are going to get to know Tonia Rhodes, our scrappy Etsy seller and Sketchy Thursdays sponsor for this week!


Hi! I'm from
North Carolina and I miss it! I do love living in Tenn., too, though!

My favorite thing about paper crafting is color! I love to create drama with different, and sometimes unexpected, color combinations. I like to keep it fresh and funky. You can really convey emotion with color.

I like
the freedom to create, as many of us know. Sometimes scrappers start out thinking that matting the photo and "stickering up" the page is what to do. (I know when I started out, I did!) What's perfect about this scrapping thing is the ability to personalize every page or every project. Beyond that, even using your own vision to utilize store-bought items and really make them your own, or to even make handmade items for your own work. A great color palette is what draws my eyes to a page.

I started scrapbooking s
everal years ago, but over the past year or two, I feel as though I have honed my craft. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how artsy scrapping has become. I love that pages don't have to fit some standard of perfection to be great. I'm a big fan of stamping, and I'm absolutely adoring the mini-album right now.


Thank, Tonia! Here are some great items from Tonia's Etsy shop.

And, here is what tomorrow's winner will receive from Tonia. Just a quick peek at the cover of the fabulous mini she made for Sketchy Thursdays!
Pretty sweet, huh?!

Don't forget to get your entries in for this week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge. Upload your link to Mr. Linky in the sidebar. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Don't forget about the DT Call for Sketchy Thursdays. Also, I have some VERY, VERY big prizes and announcements coming in Sept., so you'll want to stick around here the next few weeks and see what I have cookin' for ya.


Jessica Wilson said...

OOH I want this one! Seriously I am Tonia's biggest fan:) I have no idea why though...I've never even met her in person and don't really know her at all. Okay forgive all the joking. I love it and I love her etsy shop. you all really have to go check her out!! Great sponsor Diana!

Tonia_and_boys_Inc. said...

hey folks!! would love to have you pop over for a visit to my etsy shop...have some fresh baked goodies made today (will be uploaded later tonight). trust me, you're gonna wanna see these!! i'll give you one hint...they're shiny...and you'll just have to stop by the shop to see exactly what they are!

Renee Lamb said...

What a cute Etsy she has! Beautiful work!

Brenda said...

WOW really loved Tonia's work!! What a cool prize!!!

Kim said...

That's good stuff!!! Tonia rocks!!! ;)

Terria said...

Nice to meet you Tonia you have a wonderful shop I adore your work!!

Tonia_and_boys_Inc. said...

thanks for all of your kind words, ladies!!