Welcome to November. This month our feature designer is one of our newer designers, Laurie’s Scraps and Designs. I asked her some questions so that you can get to know her a bit better.
How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?
My sister told me about it so I downloaded some freebies and loved it!
What made you decide to design?
I have always been creative. So Designing was just another creative outlet for me.
What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?
PS CS4, Illustrator CS5.
Describe your design workplace.
Desk in the playroom so I can be with my kids too.
What is your favorite thing about designing?
I love the color palettes. I love to see how it comes to life with a color palette!
What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?
It is a tie between Fall Harvest and Fright Night. I love the watercolor elements.
What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?
Design, and eat chocolate
Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?
I used to live overseas as a child in Malaysia. So we would travel a bunch while we lived over there. So traveling on that side of the world was amazing!
Which is your most cherished childhood memory?
Playing Hide and go seek in the dark with my family.
Do you believe in ghosts?
No, not really.
Who is your celebrity crush?
I don’t really have one, but if I had to choose, it would be Thor.
What do you order when you go to Starbucks?
I rarely go there because it is far from my house, but I usually get a smoothie of some sort.
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Chocolate with Chocolate Chips.
How old were you when you had your first kiss?
14? I think?
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Optimist for sure!
Would you change your name if you could? If so, what would you change it to?
No. My Mom used to tease my Dad after I became an adult, that I was named after his old girlfriend. Good thing my Mom was an independent woman, because I know she must have liked the name too, or I would be named something else.
What is your favorite pizza topping?
If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?
Be nice to everyone, and don’t gossip behind people’s back. It just makes you look bad!
What do you do to wake up in the morning?
Check my emails and Facebook.
What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?
Ice Cream. I lost about 50 pounds a couple years ago, and I try to not eat it, but I have to sometimes.
What did you want to be when you were small?
Teacher, Lawyer, or a Doctor.
Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
VACUUM! I love it, It is immediate satisfaction. I should go vacuum now!
If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
Cleaning for sure! When I get designing, I sometimes never have the desire to stop and go clean!
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Buy a new house! And pay Bills!
What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?
The neighbors…. like the whole street! It is good when I am looking for my kids to come home from school.
Share your favorite recipe with us.
ohhhh, I have so many. But since it is getting cold outside. I will share my favorite soup recipe. You can leave out the cream and sour cream to make it more healthy. ENJOY!
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
In a large saucepan, saute the chicken, onion and garlic powder in
oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add the beans, broth, chilies
and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for
Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and whipping cream. Yield: 7
Thanks so much Laurie. Make sure to check out her GS store, her FB page, her FB group, and her blog. Also, be sure you are collecting each of the Daily Downloads from our blog to get this fun kit she is giving to us this month.