DD: MAY 22

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DD: MAY 21

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DD: MAY 20

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DD: MAY 19

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Post expires at 10:00am on Saturday May 25th, 2019

DD: MAY 18

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Post expires at 10:00am on Friday May 24th, 2019

DD: MAY 17

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Post expires at 10:00am on Thursday May 23rd, 2019

DD: MAY 16

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~~May Featured Designers~~

Happy May!! Has everyone recovered from INSD? I hope everyone was able to join in on the fun and found some great deals!

This month we have TWO designers that have teamed up for this month’s Featured Designer. Miss Fish and Shepherd Studio are bringing you this month’s Daily Download. They both slowed down for a few minutes to answer my questions.

Let’s chat with Juli of Miss Fish first.

How long have you been designing?

2- and three-quarter years so far.

What made you decide to design?

I wanted to make some extra money to get my hair and nails done monthly.

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

My laptop, hooked to a double wide monitor, Photoshop, my new iPad Pro and Procreate.

Describe your design workplace.

I sit in our Family Room at a self-made desk in our bookcase. That puts me in the middle of everything going on in our family. I can also pick and go anywhere (can you say Starbucks?) with my laptop.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

Fun colors and fun patterns. I’ve started designing kits this year because of this.

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

My favorite template pack is Wordly Templates. These make me think of vacationing and documenting all my adventures.

What was your first job?

First ever??? Probably babysitting.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

I don’t think so.

What are you reading right now?

I work full time and design; this girl has no time to read.

What is your favorite quote?

Live for the moments you can’t put in to words.

What is something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Learn how to draw.

You have your own latenight talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Michelle Obama

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Texting to stay in touch with my kids and family. Pinterest for design inspiration and ideas. Google maps because I don’t like getting lost.

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

Drive my car to work and clean my house, maybe even make dinner.

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?

To the future.

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time.

“Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t”.

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?

Margaritas!!!

Make sure to check our her GingerScraps store, her FB Fan Page and her Facebook Group, The Fish Bowl.

Now, let’s talk to Jenn of Shepherd Studio.

How long have you been designing?

About 10 years, but I just came back to digital scrapbook design last year.

What made you decide to design?

Peer pressure.

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

I use Paint Shop Pro mostly, but also use Photoshop and Illustrator.

Describe your design workplace.

I have a designated office space in our home, so it’s filled with my planners and paper crafting as well as my computer for designing. I also have a second monitor I mostly use to stream movies while I work. I keep everything white including all the furniture as I prefer a minimal, clean look.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

I’m most inspired by themes and colors. I enjoy designing papers and patterns and work hard to create unique patterns as well as favorite basics with each kit.

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

My favorite kit is Wildflower. I loved the sketches and creating the fun patterns for it. The blues and yellows just remind me of being outside. It’s the kit most like me.

What was your first job?

I worked in the kitchen at a Summer Camp in the Adirondacks

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Several people. I even got to shake President Bill Clinton’s hand.

What are you reading right now?

“How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life” by Frank M D Lipman

What is your favorite quote?

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” by Mahatma Gandhi

What is something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Take my husband to a foreign country. He’s never been outside the US.

You have your own latenight talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Oprah

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Instagram, Etsy, Gmail

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

Rub my back and feet

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?

Back in time

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time.

Dada da da da I’m lovin’ it.

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?

Herbal tea

Make sure to check out her GingerScraps store and her Facebook Fan Page.

Also, make sure you are grabbing each day of the Daily Download for a great kit and templates from both ladies.

 

~April Feature Designer: LDrag Designs~

Happy Sunday scrappers. Sorry for the lateness of this awesome question and answer session with Lina of LDrag Designs. April is getting away from me.

Lina was awesome to answer my questions. Let’s see what she had to say!

How long have you been designing?

I have been designing since 2008. It’s been 11 years and I can’t believe it!!!

What made you decide to design?

I used to be CT member but I always wanted to make things. So the owner of the shop I was CTing for loved my freebies for challenges and speed scraps and suggested I would apprentice as a designer for the shop!!! I immediately took this chance and loved it every step of the way!

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

I mainly use Photoshop CS5, but I also use Artisan 4 for my Page files for the templates and Artrage for glitters.

Describe your design workplace.

My office is now in my bedroom. Luckily, I have a big bedroom and I have a huge black glass desk, with two scanners, one big pc screen and a TV on it. I love watching TV while working. It helps me focus. Especially, my favourite series. Also, I have a big library with all my books and a printer.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

Basically what I love is colours. So I need vivid colours. If you take a look at my shop I am sure you are going to notice that I love vivid colours. That is why I search at Pinterest for photos that might inspire me.

What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?

Difficult to choose I love them all, they are my babies. I especially love the collections I have made the last two years. I believe that I have reached a level I really love and that is why I love them all. But if I have to choose I would say Over The Rainbow. What can I say I love the colours.

What was your first job?

If you mean my other job, well I am an English teacher. This is what I have studied at the University. And I still work as a teacher.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

I live in Greece and not in the capital, therefore it is difficult to meet anyone famous. So unfortunately not.

What are you reading right now?

Outlander. Book one

What is your favorite quote?

If you believe you can do it, then you can.

What is something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

A trip the the States. Especially New York. I always wanted to do it but it is really expensive.

You have your own latenight talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Sam Heughan. I think you can imagine why!!! I am really in love with this series.

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Facebook, You Tube, and Candy Crush Saga

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

Clean the house, cook and iron the clothes. Especially the last one is the worse for me!!! I hate it!

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?

I am not sure about the past. I would probably fear it. But I would love to see how my kids and grand-kids would end up! And how life in the future would be.

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time.

None as I rarely watch Live TV. I love Netflix. No commercials lol!!!

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?

I don’t know really. Orange juice maybe? I don’t drink soft drinks like coke or lemonade or anything else, so I can’t think of which liquid to say.

Thanks again to Lina for answering my questions. Make sure to check out her GS Store and her Facebook Fan Page.

Are you grabbing the Daily Download this month? Here’s a sneak peek of what you will get.

See you next month for another fabulous designer feature.

~~March Feature Designer: Designs by Connie Prince~~

Hi everyone!! Boy, March is flying by. Sorry this is a bit later than normal. I’m really not sure where the first half of the month went.

This month we are talking with the fabulous Connie Prince. She took a few minutes out of her busy schedule and birthday celebration to answer a few of my questions.

How long have you been designing?

Since 2006.

What made you decide to design?

When I started designing there weren’t that many digital scrapbook stores or designers. I wanted to be able to create things to use in my own scrapbooks and it just took off from there.

What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?

I design in Photoshop & Illustrator.

Describe your design workplace.

I have an office / craft studio where I do my design work.

What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

I pull inspiration from pretty much everywhere! If I’m ever feeling stuck a visit to the craft or antique stores will usually get me going again.

What was your first job?

Cashier in a family owned grocery store.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes, a few – my favorite was Newt Gingrich, I worked for him while in college.

What are you reading right now?

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst

What is your favorite quote?

Your life is an occasion. Rise to it. – Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

What is something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

Visit Alaska!

You have your own latenight talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

Bradley Cooper

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Instagram, Bank App, & Snapchat.

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

All of my admin work!

Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?

Past – I don’t know that I could handle knowing the future!

What commercial jingle gets stuck in your head all the time?

State Farm.

If you could turn the ocean into a liquid other than water, which one would you pick?

Something not sticky!

Thanks Connie!!

Make sure to check out her GS Store, her FB Fan Page, her blog, and her FB Group. And make sure you are picking up the Daily Download this month.

Also – her store is on sale all month.

Have a great week!