THE DAILY DIGI is excited to have Studio Baers Garten with us here this month. Iara, the designer behind the brand, is known for her pretty color palettes, fun and cute elements, and awesome put-it-together-yourself collections. Iara and I worked together at Scrapbook Graphics and she is as sweet as her designs. We can’t wait for you to get to know her a bit better. Before we do, let’s look at what she created for THE DIGI FILES 4. It’s such a fun and sweet mini-kit!
Isn’t it so cute?? I love the mix of blues and orange and all the acrylic elements are just so fun! Here is a page I made with it
You can grab this kit as well as designs from Creashens at Catscrap, Kristin Cronin-Barrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs, Kaye Winiecki at The Lilypad, The Digi Dare team from The Digi Dares, Janet Phillips at THE DAILY DIGI , and SCRAP ORCHARD (our monthly store sponsor)..all for just $5.00. What a great way to try new-to-you designers without spending a lot of money! In addition, you can be happy that you are helping to support THE DAILY DIGI and its desire to bring you the best information and inspiration…every day.
My name is Iara Gomes-Baer, I am Brazilian and live in Germany with my husband and my three kids, Maisa (Jul 05), Theo (Feb 07) and Anna Carolina (Aug 08). My mother language is Portuguese, my second language is German and I am a very bad speller in English! I am former scientist – I have a PHD in Biomedical Sciences – but am now actually staying at home with my kids and loving it!
STORE: Studio Baers Garten @ Scrapbookgraphics
BLOG: It’s All About…
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP: Every time I release a new product I have a newsletter only offer — either a very deep price, a free gift with purchase offer, or a newsletter subscribers only freebie. You can sign up HERE.
Back to 2003 I decided to create a web page to share pictures with my friends and relatives in Brazil and found very cute mouse made graphics to decorate it. I fell in love with all the creatures and decided to try my hand at designing. I opened my mouse-made graphics store “Baers Garten Graphics” early 2004 and created a line of characters that I dressed for all of the seasons and occasions in the websites I created. I found digital scrapbooking in early 2005 when I was pregnant with my oldest daughter and since the very beginning I started designing papers/elements to use in my layouts and also incorporating digital elements to my paper layouts.
I decided to put a complete kit together for a designer call from Sweet Shoppe Designs in May 2007. I was not picked but I believed my kit was good and decided to show it to a designer I was CTM, Amanda Rockwell. She liked the kit and showed it to Joedee, the former owner of Elemental Scraps, who invited my to sell my designs there. I was at ES until November 2007, when I moved to Scrapbook Graphics. I love SBG and the studio girls and can not imagine moving to any other store! It is my home on the web!
I am both. I am a very passionate paper, digi and hybrid scrapper. My greatest love are mini albums. I always scrap and design quick pages with my kits before I upload them to the store, I love to see the pages I created with my own products.
*Note from Janet: You should really check out her hybrid blog…so many REALLY cool projects like this one:
I’d say a way to much time LOL I spend every free minute I get designing or scrapping. I have a very supportive husband who takes care of the kids when he arrives home and very sweet kids, my oldest daughter, who is 3 yo, loves scrapping with me.
I’d say my most fav is the Modern baby Collection (I specially love the mix of kraft and the bright colors – did I mention that I do not like pastels? LOL!)
And recently the Spring Song Collection, specially the Walking on Sunshine elements pack
1. to be at home with my kids and husband
2. when my kids say I love you
3. when my mother is here with us (she lives 10,000 km away in Brazil)
5. drinking coca-cola and cold water (not together LOL)
6. wearing jeans all the time
7. a clean home
8. scrapbooking and stationary shops
9. getting a manicure
10. scrap and print layouts
1. the telephone (I know it sounds weird, but I hate the telephone LOL)
2. when the kids make the house dirty right after I cleaned it
3. fingerprints on the windows
4. when my husband does not finish something he started (and I have to finish it)
5. when my kids cry for nothing
6. being late
7. sleep deprivation (did I mention that my 9 month old daughter still do not sleep through the night?:(
8. when I start baking and find out one ingredient is missing
9. how my body changed after having 3 kids in 3 years.
10. lack of “me” time
Now that we have learned a little about Iara, let’s see some more of her designs! I love the way that she gives her customers so many choices: You can buy an entire collection together or you can buy just the pieces that you want. She sells patterned papers, solid papers, elements, quick pages, and more all in separate pieces. I LOVE that. I am solid paper lover so someone that lets me buy a gorgeous palette all by itself wins my vote!
As you look at these, remember, almost all of them are part of a larger collection. Grab the pieces you love! (all images are clickable)
And now some layouts with her beautiful designs! (all images are linked for full credits)
Thank you so much, Iara, for being with us here at THE DAILY DIGI. Your designs are fun, fresh and oh-so-cute!
As a thank you to THE DAILY DIGI readers, Iara has a special coupon for us!