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Polka Dot Party Guest Designer: Aleksandra Gadji

Guest Designer of the Week

The talented Polka Dot Party Guest Designer is Aleksandra Gadji!

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Short bio:
My name is Aleksandra Gadji, but you can call me Alex. I was born in Serbia, 30-something years ago. Together with my family, I moved to Sweden when I was 14 years old, and that is something I will forever be grateful for. Today, I am a mother of two beautiful children, Linnea and Adrian, and a wife to Erik who must be the most wonderful man in the world. I am all fire and temperament and he is my laid-back rock 🙂 We live in a yellow little house in a suburb of Stockholm. At the time being, I am at home with Adrian enjoying my maternity leave. I have only 3 months left *sobs* and after that I am going back to work as a software engineer. I work within medical technology industry, writing software for emergency care equipment, which is pretty satisfying. I love listening to audio books. In my ears right now: Game of Thrones.

How did you get started scrapbooking?
I am sure you can guess what my answer is. Yep, I started scrapbooking 5 years ago, when my daughter was born. It was a perfect way to combine my urge to be creative with preservation of all the new memories she was bringing into our lives. Honestly, I never thought that this little hobby of mine will grow into an obsession. Today, I can't imagine my life without pretty papers.

What is your favorite American Crafts product?
Did you really think I could choose only one?! I love the patterned papers but what would they be without all the embellishments and bits and pieces that come with every collection?! They make it so easy to scrap. My favorites collections are from Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine.


Alex Gadji - Celebrate no5
CELEBRATE NO. 5 by Aleksandra Gadji

As soon as I saw these pretty garlands, I knew I had to cut them out. Hanging garlands felt perfect for a birthday layout.

Supplies: Grand Garland (366172) – Polka Dot Party, Magical Moments (366169) – Polka Dot Party, Sparkling Stars (366161) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Frames (366199) – Polka Dot Party, Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers (366203) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Cards (366209) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Shapes (366205) – Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Stickers (366198) – Polka Dot Party, Dimensional Embellishments (366207) – Polka Dot Party, Wood Veneer Shapes (366204) – Polka Dot Party, Ribbon Photo Corners (366200) – Polka Dot Party, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Soiree WhiteThickers (366184) – Polka Dot Party, RSVP Navy Dot Thickers (366190) – Polka Dot Party

Alex Gadji - Love YOU
LOVE YOU CARD by Aleksandra Gadji

There are so many elements with cute words and sentences in this collection. They make it easy to make cards.

Supplies: Sparkling Stars (366161) – Polka Dot Party, Fantastic Favor (366176) – Polka Dot Party, Perforated Sticker Book (366196) – Polka Dot Party, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Ribbon Photo Corners (366200) – Polka Dot Party, RSVP Navy Dot Thickers (366190) – Polka Dot Party



Alex Gadji - Little man
LITTLE MAN by Aleksandra Gadji

The colors in this photo were perfect for the Polka Dot Party collection. I love adding little accents to the "empty space" on my photos, like the little stickers hearts here. Layering with transparencies is so much fun! It's like creating your own patterns…

Supplies: Pretty Party Hat (366166) – Polka Dot Party, Savvi Skirt (366168) – Polka Dot Party, Flourishing Flowers (366180) – Polka Dot Party, Sassy Streamers Transparency (366182) – Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Stickers (366198) – Polka Dot Party, Dimensional Embellishments (366207) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Frames (366199) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Shapes (366205) – Polka Dot Party, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Large Tags (366206) – Polka Dot Party, Label Stickers (366197) – Polka Dot Party, Perforated Sticker Book (366196) – Polka Dot Party, Wood Stamp (366212) – Polka Dot Party, Picture Perfect (366163) – Polka Dot Party, Cordial Pink Thickers (366189) – Polka Dot Party


Alex Gadji - It's the little things
IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS by Aleksandra Gadji

It's amazing how versatile the Polka Dot Party line is. I made a layout about my daughter, a layout about my son, and now even one about me. I had so much fun layering the embellishments on this one! I made the frame behind my photo with my Cameo. You can check my blog if you want to see how 🙂

Supplies: Grand Garland (366172) – Polka Dot Party, Fascinating Friends (366165) – Polka Dot Party, Picture Perfect (366163) – Polka Dot Party, Delightful Display (366162) – Polka Dot Party, Cheerful Chalkboard (366174) – Polka Dot Party, Flourishing Flowers (366180) – Polka Dot Party, Terrific Tunes (366170) – Polka Dot Party,  Large Tags (366206) – Polka Dot Party, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Stickers (366198) – Polka Dot Party, Perforated Sticker Book (366196) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Cards (366209) – Polka Dot Party, Die Cut Shapes (366205) – Polka Dot Party, Label Stickers (366197) – Polka Dot Party, Fabric Bows (366201) – Polka Dot Party, Cordial Pink Thickers (366189) – Polka Dot Party, Soiree White Thickers (366184) – Polka Dot Party, Delectable Desserts (366181) – Polka Dot Party

Alex Gadji - Headbands
Alex Gadji - Headband collage
ALTERED HEADBANDS by Aleksandra Gadji

I LOVE cute hair accessories! So when I saw the fabric flowers and bows, I just couldn't resist. I didn't want to put them in an album, I wanted to wear them! With some plain headbands and a glue gun, I had three lovely accessories in less than 15 minutes 🙂

Supplies: Fringe Flowers (366202) – Polka Dot Party, Adhesive Layered Resin Flowers (366203) – Polka Dot Party, Fabric Bows (366201) – Polka Dot Party

Be sure to stop by Aleksandra's inspiring blog and follow her on instagram (@agadji)!