This next lovely lady in the spotlight is someone I have had the chance to meet a couple times here in Europe – once in Frankfurt and the other time at a class I taught in Italy! She is a sweetheart and oh, so very talented. Please welcome Flóra Mónika Farkas!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: I am 20-something Hungarian girl living with my Sloven fiance in Slovenia. I love my family in Hungary. All seafood, Croatian seaside, sun, sun, and more sun. In 2012 I saw some videos by Kristina Werner making cards. I was totally amazed by the techniques, stamping, and Sizzix. I had never heard of this die cut machine. The next day I went to buy one clear stamp and one red Versa Magic ink. When I made the first stamp I was freaking out. It was awesome! It’s so funny. I was given a Sizzix for Christmas from my boyfriend and was thrilled. In the beginning I made cards, in 2014 I started to make mini albums, and in 2015 I began making layouts. I really enjoy this creative world. I am very happy to be on six Design Teams to show my projects to the world.
Favorite thing to create: Nowadays my favorites are 12 x 12″ layouts. In the past I loved to do mini albums but they so take more time and preparation. I like how layouts give instant success and every time you can try something new, such as color palettes, techniques, styles, layouts, and ideas.
What do you love about this hobby? I love to document my personal life and our life together. I think this will be a huge treasure in the future for my family. I can’t imagine how exciting it will be to show my albums to my kids… I am just wondering how amazing it would be to see my own Mom’s Project Life albums. Breathtaking to think about it. Anyway, I passionately love all the beautiful products I can get in my hands, they cheer me up every day. And I also love the amazing scrapbooking community. The borders are open, you can have friendships from all over the world. Isn’t that amazing?
5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I love to use pink and every shade of pink on my scrapbooking projects, but in everyday life I don’t use a lot. (I mean I don’t have lots of pink clothes and accessories.)
2. I am afraid of dogs but I have a westie called Füli in Hungary.
3. I don’t have kids yet. On my projects you can see my niece and nephew.
4. I have an amazingly good visual memory.
5. Every year we go with my fiance to visit an Advent Market in Europe.
Here is the stunning layout Flóra made for her feature:
FLÓRA by Flóra Mónika Farkas
To be honest I didn’t like my name when I was a child but I’ve made peace with it. So this layout is about my name – in the journaling I wrote its meaning. (This was inspired by quilling artist, Miyyah.)
DREAMCATCHER by Flóra Mónika Farkas
I dreamed a spring meadow layout with my beautiful niece. The dreamcatcher is made from cut files and around it I wrote a lullaby.
FRINGE HEART by Flóra Mónika Farkas
I couldn’t buy any Crate Paper fringe hearts, so I decided to make one on my own… a very big one!
FÜLI BÜLU LOVE by Flóra Mónika Farkas
My westie, Füli, and my niece are such good friends. I like to match them with the soft pastel candy colors.
HIKING by Flóra Mónika Farkas
In Slovenia there are a lots of hills and people are very sporty, so I am motivated to exercise and spend more and more time in the beautiful nature.
I hope you have been inspired by Flóra’s stunning creations and will visit her blog and instagram and more (all listed at the top of this post!) Have a great day!