Designer Spotlight: Miss Fish

Whoops… I apologize – had a brain fart and got sidetracked by planting my containers yesterday. So without further ado, let me introduce you to Juli, the most awesome Miss Fish!


Jan: How long have you been designing?

Juli: It will be 4 years in August.

Jan: What made you decide to design?

Juli: I had been a digital scrapbooker for over 14 years. I needed to make a little extra money to do some fun things for myself, like get pedicures and highlights in my hair. Sometimes I’m extra nice and buy my kids and my husband little gifts too.

Jan: What led you to decide to design together?

Juli: Jennifer and I have been real life friends for years. We have similar personalities and tastes. I love working with her because she makes me laugh and pushes me to be a better designer.

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

Juli: Adobe Photoshop CC

Jan: Describe your design workplace.

Juli: I do most of my designing from laptop which is located in our family room. I have a double wide monitor I use and this set up allows me to work in our main family space so I’m still with everyone while I’m working.

Jan: What motivates and inspires you as a designer?

Juli: I love patterns and colors and sayings. I’ve always been a creative person and creating templates and kits is so much fun and let’s me create things I would like to work with myself.

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

Juli: I make many more templates than kits – I love this one: I think it’s an easy pack to theme for any photos and would work with just about any kit. Also, I love that it has so man photo spots!

Jan: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Juli: Ribeye steak, loaded baked potato, steamed broccoli and carrot cake for dessert. These are all my favorite things that I don’t get to eat often (well, except the broccoli). They are always a treat!

Jan: What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

Juli: I love to watch football. If we’re playing games I like Scrabble.

Jan: What did you want to be when you were small?

Juli: A Teacher

Jan: Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Juli: My phone. It keeps me connected to my daughters and the rest of my family.

Jan: Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Juli: Diane Keaton

Jan: If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Juli: Danger – will eat your cupcake and talk your ear off. Also watch for foul language.

Jan: What celebrity would you like to meet at Starbucks for a cup of coffee?

Juli: Barack Obama

Ladies, thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!

Fresh Baked: JULY 3, 2020

Welcome to the first Friday in July. Here in the US, we are getting ready for a big holiday weekend. It’s always a fun time with family and friends, although the groups will be smaller this year.

If you spend $10 or more in the store you get this awesome kit for free. Doesn’t it just scream summer?

Let’s take a look at some of the new kits in the store today.

Aren’t those just lovely?

Remember, if you complete 10 challenges you get this wonderful collab from the GingerBread Ladies. I think we need a {fresh start 2020}, don’t you?

Fresh Baked: July 1, 2020 & NEW Free With Purchase, Monthly Mix and More

Welcome to July. Wow. Is anyone else having a hard time believing we are halfway through 2020?

It’s the beginning of a new month, so that means all the new goodies are available in the store. The Buffet colors this month are bright and the kits are full of celebration ideas.

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

Look at this fun Free with Purchase kit celebrating all those treats of summer. If you spend $10 in the store, you get this fun kit for free.

The Monthly Mix for July continues those summer memory vibes with a {bucket full of memories}.

We have a fun new Daily Download for July.

We have a guest designer joining us for July. Some of you may recognize her.

Chere Kaye Designs

Bio: Chere is an artist and designer who has been working in the scrapbooking industry since 2007. She has developed digital and paper lines, and loves learning new techniques to add fun things to her collections. She is married to Chris and has two teenaged daughters and two cats, and lives in the Dayton, Ohio area.

Look at this beautiful kit for July’s Challenge Reward. Complete any 10 challenges (there are more than 25 to choose from) and you get this kit as a reward.

Take a look at what our awesome store creative team did with the fun buffet kits from this month! There are more layouts to admire in the Gallery.

Fresh Baked: JUNE 26, 2020

Happy end of June. Crazy isn’t it? With the end of June, though, comes an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G sale in the store.

Remember, any $10 spent in the store and you get this awesome kit!

Let’s see what our designers have new in the store.

Make sure you get your challenges listed in the forum. Complete any ten challenges and you get this full kit.

Fresh Baked: JUNE 19, 2020

Welcome to another Friday! We’ve had some unseasonably cold and we weather this week, but it should push out for a beautiful weekend.

Have you shopped and gotten this beautiful Free with Purchase yet? Just spend $10 in the store and it’s yours.

Time to see our Fresh Baked goodies!!

Have you grabbed this month’s Monthly Mix? These colors are GORGEOUS!!

Remember, complete any 10 challenges and you get this beautiful kit!

Fresh Baked: JUNE 12, 2020

Happy Friday! I hope you all have had a great week.

If you spend $10 or more in the store you get this gorgeous full kit.

Let’s get a look at these great kits that are new to the store this week.

Remember, if you complete in 10 challenges, you get this great kit for free.

Fresh Baked: JUNE 5, 2020

Happy Friday. Not sure about you, but it’s been a long week. I think I’m glad to see the end of this one. How about you?

If you spend $10 or more in the store you get this gorgeous full kit. Great for all those memories we are making by spending so much time with our loved ones recently.

Now it’s time to  see what our fabulous designers have for us this week.

Remember, if you complete in 10 challenges, you get this great kit for free.

It’s all {up in the air}.

Fresh Baked: June 1, 2020 & NEW Free With Purchase, Monthly Mix and More

Welcome to June. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start this week out with a bang. As always, we have some great new kits for the new month. From a new Free with Purchase, Monthly Mix and Challenge Kit – all fabulous GingerBread Ladies collabs – to new Buffet kits and a new daily download. Let’s jump right in.

Look at these colors. I am in love. And when you see the kits, you will fall in love too.

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

I love the similar themes with these kits. They will be so much fun to mix and match. Make sure to read to the end to see some of the great layouts made by our store creative team.

Remember, when you spend $10 of more in the store, you get this new collab. It’s time to start {making memories}.

So excited for this new Monthly Mix. Look at these summer colors.

I’m super excited to announce that Cute Pie Scraps is staying and becoming a full member of our GS Family.

Are you ready for a new daily download? This looks like it’s going to be so much fun!

Remember, if you complete any 10 challenges, you get this wonderful new Challenge Reward kit.

As mentioned earlier, here are a few layouts done by our store CT. You can see more in layouts in the gallery.

Have a great day!

Fresh Baked: MAY 29, 2020

Welcome to another Friday. Can you believe it’s the end of May? It’s crazy isn’t it? We hope you are all staying healthy.

It’s the last few days for you to be able to get this fun kit for free when you spend $10 or more in the store.

Let’s see what the designers have for us this last Friday in May.

How are your challenges this month? Remember, for any 10 challenges completed, you get this full kit as a reward.

Fresh Baked: MAY 22, 2020

Welcome to another Friday. For us in the US, it’s a holiday weekend that marks the beginning of summer. There are some great kits these week celebrating all sorts of things for spring and summer.

First, remember with any $10 purchase, you get this awesome kit for free.

Let’s see what’s new in the store this week.

So much loveliness this week.

Have you picked up this month’s Monthly Mix. It’s {out of this world}!

And finally, remember any 10 challenges and you get this complete kit for free.

I think we’ve all learned that I our teacher’s need to be appreciated.’

Enjoy your weekend!