Good morning scrappers!
…and I thought I was dragging my feet last weekend, but I’ve finally got all my morning self-appointed chores finished and ready to rock and roll!
Let’s all say hello to Maaike – owner of Find Your Bliss Designs!
She’s been our absolutely lovely guest designer this month. If you haven’t see her designs and fallen in love with at least one, check your pulse.
A little bit more about Maaike in her own words.
I live in the Netherlands with my husband and our two teen sons! I love to digiscrap, have cropnights with my paperscrapfriends, I love photography, reading and just having fun with the ones I love!
How did you get your start designing?
I was a paperscrapper working in Scrapstores before and teached workshops and when I turned digi, I felt the need to combine those two and felt the need to design and I am really happy I started designing because I couldn’t live without it anymore!
What inspires your designing?
Everything!! Real life, colors I see,Pinterest, people around me, really, everything!
From your (beautiful) kits in our store, what’s your favorite? What inspired it?
I would have to say Always Strong, because it is such a diverse kit! They are totally different colors from what I normally use, but still the kit is very colorful and you can scrap real fun moments with it, but also very serious subjects and I had someone here on the forum thanking me for making this kit because she needed to scrap a serious moment and was inspired because she could use this kit and I was very honored!
An absolutely beautiful kit! I personally love your Stories kit, the color pallet is totally awesome!
I also love all the little talk/thought bubbles!
While you’re designing these lovely kits, what is the one thing you just can’t do without?
Just one??Wow!! Well, I must answer tea than! (and ofcourse everything you can eat with tea, and the tv or radio on in the meanwhile! Was I cheating with putting this between brackets? )
We’ll allow it.
What’s your advice for aspiring designers?
Think good about what you really want, what your style is and stick to it! And learn your program and how to make good quality products.
Now for some more fun!
If you could time travel to any time, when would you go and why?
I would go back 20 years ago to my parents house to see my dad one more time !
Your most favorite book turned movie?
Right now that would be The Help!
If you could vote any FICTIONAL character into Presidency for 2012 who would it be?
Harry Potter ofcourse!
I’m with you on that! Wands and messenger owls for everyone!
What’s your favorite recipe to make at home?
A lot of mixed veggies in the wok with oriental oil, cajun urbs and sweet and sour sauce, a can of tuna in there and some basmati rice and along with that some backed seasoned tilapia fish on top! Mmmm (cooked in 10 minutes and my favorite meal)
That sounds positively de-lish!
What’s your favorite subject to scrap?
My youngest son Quincy, he’s 11 now!
Lastly, I’ve got to ask, journaling or wordart, which do you favor?
Word Art! I journal sometimes, but it always comes down to loving him so much and I think he will get that without seeing it on every page!
I was able to chat personally with Maaike, and I’ve already thanked her but I would love to do it again! Thank you Maakie for chatting with me, and sharing with us more about you! You’re totally awesome and we love having you here!
I hope everyone has a super scrapperific day!