Thursday, January 9, 2020

Guest Designer - Ann Barnes

It is time to introduce our first Guest Designer for 2020.  Please say hello to Ann Barnes of aksbarchitect CREATES.  Ann was the top pick from the Fabulous Fall challenge.

Happy New Year, I am Ann Barnes (a.k.a. aksbarchitect) from aksbarchitect CREATES. I am honored to have earned this opportunity to be guest designer for the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog's current challenge.

I have always loved creating things. From the time I was young, I loved drawing and using my imagination to envision structures. I admire all the fine details and figuring out how things go together. This passion for creativity set my path to becoming an architect, as well as my love of art. I have a wonderful family who inspire me everyday to be the best that I can be. Most often I can be found in the studio getting inky, enjoying a walk in nature or with my family that I dearly love.

For the tic tac toe challenge, I have created a fancy fold card. The folded card, which incorporates heat embossing as well as ribbon, creates a winning vertical combination of components. Love is in the air with Valentine's day right around the corner, this definitely gives me a head start on my valentines.

You can find more details on my blog aksbarchitect CREATES; I hope you can stop by. Thank you so much to the talented team of FJB designers for this very special opportunity, it means so much to me. ~Ann

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Once you have gone over to Ann's blog to check out the details on her fancy fold card, please come on back and share the creation you have made for our Tic Tac Toe challenge. You can find the challenge HERE and it runs through 11:55 pm on Tuesday, January 21st.

There will be a Saturday Showcase each week so don't forget to come back often for lots of inspiration from our designers.


  1. Lovely to see you here Ann and I adore your cards. Off to take a closer look xx

    Huge hugs Annie xx

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous Ann and so clever too! I love that lacy front with the inky ribbon and love how you've decorated each of the panels on the inside. And as another fan of Charred Gold the embossing is a winner for me. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity with us xx

  3. Absolutely stunning. Ann is an amazing talent.

  4. Congratulations on your guest spot, Ann - and what a fabulous card.
    Alison x

  5. So wonderful to learn a bit more about you, Ann! And what a wonderful creative card you've created! I love that inky ribbon contrasted with the white lacy effect of the Organic die cut, and that stunning embossed and layered Wildflower Stem. Just gorgeous! Thank you for being our special Guest Designer!