I am Iara (with i), the designer and scrapbooker behind the Baers Garten Designs brand.

I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and live in a small town near to Cologne, in Germany. I love to live here. I am a former scientist and a working at home mother of three: the big girl, the boy and the little girl. They are almost exactly 18 months apart, being the big girl 3 years and 4 days older than her sister.

I am a paper lover who makes lots of scrapbook layouts (already filled 56 albums!) , fills Project Life Albums since 2011, writes daily in her Journal, and makes lots of collages, mini albums and travelers notebooks.

I teach at Skillshare and own two Etsy shops: the Baers Garten Digital Designs (digital scrapbook kits and party printables) and The Paper Bear, a paper shop with kits, mini albums, journals, badges and journaling goodies.

I am a minimalist at heart, trying my best to keep my home and my daily schedule uncluttered. It does not always work.

My crafts corner is a tiny place behind a staircase, I call it the Harry Potter Room. This is how it looks like.

Thanks for stopping by!