It’s time for our February Feature Designer interview. This month, the lovely and awesome Rachel of Seatout Scraps has volunteered to answer our questions. Some serious, some crazy. Let’s see what Rachel has to say.
How did you get started in digital scrapbooking?
I started paper scrapping many years ago and made the switch to digital in about 2010. I saw layouts in galleries online and thought … hey, I want a go at that !!
What made you decide to design?
I was on the Creative Team for quite a lot of designers and people kept asking me whose templates I used. When they found out I was making my own, they asked me if I would sell them and it started from there.
What do you use to create your designs (program, additional tools, etc.)?
Photoshop Creative Cloud and Adobe Illustrator
Describe your design workplace.
One corner of the sofa with a small dog jammed in next to me.
What is your favorite thing about designing?
The creative outlet … and being able to work for myself.
What is your favorite kit currently in your GS store and why?
My favorite kit is always the last one I worked on.
What do you do when you are feeling very sad or depressed?
I don’t really do sad or depressed. I am a glass half full kind of a gal.
Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life?
We traveled on a roadtrip through the Rockies from Denver, up through Wyoming, stopping at Mount Rushmore and on through to Yellowstone. Then back through Idaho and Nevada to my stepdaughters in California. A 2 week trip that I will never forget.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Who is your celebrity crush?
What do you order when you go to Starbucks?
The nearest Starbucks is about 40 miles away .. I live in the middle of nowhere.
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
No cookies … not a sweet lover … give me cheese instead.
How old were you when you had your first kiss?
Maybe 13 or 14.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Would you change your name if you could? If so, what would you change it to?
What is your favorite pizza topping?
What do you do to wake up in the morning?
I am always awake by 4.30am – 5am. Love mornings.
What is a small luxury that you treat yourself to?
A walk on the beach. I treat myself to that most days.
What did you want to be when you were small?
I seem to remember that I changed my mind every few days.
Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?
None of the above. I have an amazing husband that is in charge of the house.
If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
See above LOL.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window?
I look out onto our garden.
Share your favorite recipe with us.
Not a foodie at all. I rarely cook and left to my own devices, I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner because it takes no thought !!