December Advent Day Eleven: Get to Know Anita Designs

Anita of Anita DesignsThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Eleven, and today you get to learn more about Anita of Anita Designs. She’s got a clean and simple design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for their delicate elements and cheerful color palettes.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I am a real coffee addict; I can’t imagine having a day without coffee!
  2. I love thinking of pranks to joke around the house; examples: I hide at the toilet or under the door window, to scare my hubby or kids when they are coming home * I called up my aunt and told her in a conversation, that you can get insurance for your pet, at the KLM (dutch flying business) * When my son was outside of the house hanging with friends, I took the shower head and opened up the window and made them wet! * I pranked my uncle with a fake police parking ticket and fined him for square parking. 🙂
  3. I love Egyptian-style belly dancing and all roller coasters!
  4. I wanna see the world; I love traveling… Venice, Vienna, Sicily, London, Paris… I wanna see more.
  5. I dislike the autocorrect thing in my iPhone, because in a conversation with Karla about being sick and feeling sick, I wrote something like, “coughing up germs out of my mouth” …and it autocorrected to “sperms come out of my mouth.” I felt embarrassed but Karla nearly peed her pants laughing!

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Food: McDonald’s is a FAVE! Wake me up and tell me we are going to McDonalds, and we have a date! And anything pasta-related.
  2. Dessert: chocolate mousse.
  3. Movies/TV shows: Twilight, Armageddon, Titanic, Bruce Almighty, Vampire Diaries, Charmed, and Grey’s Anatomy.
  4. Sports: soccer, belly dancing, and tennis.
  5. Actor: I am a fan of George Clooney, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, and Whoopi Goldberg.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

That would be my recent Gilded Grab Bag (a collaboration with Karla Dudley).

Gilded Grab Bag

 

If you love Anita’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Ten: Get to Know Kelleigh Ratzlaff

Kelleigh RatzlaffThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Ten, and today you get to learn more about Kelleigh Ratzlaff. Not only is Kelleigh our resident hybrid guru (have you seen her papercrafting templates?!… To.Die.For!), but she also makes some amazing hybrid-friendly digital kits that we know you’re just going to adore.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I’m the second oldest of 11 kids (my parents run an international adoption agency; falling in love is an occupational hazard).
  2. Since we are holding wild animals around here (see Day 1 and Day 4!), I once held a large tarantula in Mexico. I was fine until it started creeping up my arm.
  3. I became a runner in my mid/late 30’s and I’ve run 5 half marathons and Hood to Coast relay twice (plus some 5Ks and 10Ks sprinkled in there). It’s never too late!
  4. I have my Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and I used to teach middle school. I’m a SAHM now (with 4 crafty businesses), and love being home (by myself, since my two boys are in school!).
  5. I can still do the splits.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Dutch Bros Coffee. The Annihilator, specifically. It totally cures PMS.
  2. Breakfast sandwiches: English muffin, egg (fried with a runny yolk from my own sweet chickens), and Tillamook cheese with generous amounts of Franks Red Hot sauce. I could eat them at every meal of the day.
  3. Disneyland. I love the magic. I’d like to live in New Orleans Square.
  4. SmartWool socks. A necessity in the Pacific Northwest!
  5. My husband. People still tease me that I talk about him so much! 17 years and counting! I’m blessed.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

I have so much fun with my papercraft templates! If I had to choose just one, I’d probably pick my Cupcake Shaped Box. I created it back in 2009 for a charitable fundraiser, and it has been one of my top-sellers ever since!

Cupcake Shaped Box

 

If you love Kelleigh’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Nine: Get to Know Digital Scrapbook Ingredients

Willemijne of Digital Scrapbook IngredientsThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Nine, and today you get to learn more about Willemijne of Digital Scrapbook Ingredients. She’s got a bright, bold design style that is fun and graphic and playful, and her shop is filled with a great mix of both kits and templates that we know you will love.

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I could talk before I started walking. I actually told my parents I was going to take my first few steps!
  2. I grew up on a farm and used to spend a bit of my free time riding along on the tractor harvesting potatoes. That’s probably why I love them so much!
  3. Because I experienced RSI pains in my arm by spending so much time on the computer, I taught myself to use my computer mouse with my left hand (I am right-handed) and now design most of my products with my left hand.
  4. I was born and raised in The Netherlands and have lived there for 26 years, but 4 years ago my partner Peter and I moved to Australia!
  5. Peter and I are getting married next year! The day we are getting married will also be the day that we are together for exactly 10 years!

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Things to watch: TV series like 24, Prison Break and Alias. I can spend hours watching these shows!
  2. Quote: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  3. Place to shop: I absolutely love going to markets, hunting for vintage treasures!
  4. Food: I love Greek food, especially the meat. And potatoes of course, LOL!
  5. Sports: Volleyball and hiking.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

I think that has to be Natural Beauty. I love the pretty colors and the kit is really versatile!

Natural Beauty

 

If you love Digital Scrapbook Ingredients’ products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Eight: Get to Know Karla Dudley

Karla DudleyThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Eight, and today you get to learn more about our very own Karla Dudley. She’s got an hand-drawn artistic design style that we know you will adore, and her products are known for the color combinations and illustrations and handwritten word art that is uniquely Karla. 🙂

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I was a competitive cheerleader from 7th grade through college and turned down an offer to be in the first Bring it On movie because of school (my coach at the time made the routines in the movie ^_^ ).
  2. I have two sets of back-to-back twins that were both born full term with no complications (thank you God… blessed).
  3. I can sing real well but have yet to sing to anyone. I’m always overheard lol! …I’m paralyzingly shy.
  4. I’ve been inside the Statue of Liberty. Right up her booty! Yep, it was rad!
  5. I believe in unicorns.

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Art… all kinds. Digital, watercolour, graphic, photography, color, bands, plays… anything. Just give it to me!
  2. Crocheting. Love this as a hobby. Good Stuff!
  3. Video Games. Mario, Bayonetta, Kingdom Hearts… love it all!
  4. Horror Movies. The bloodier the better. I’m also addicted to the dark.
  5. Child of the 80’s. Love everything about it. The dress, the music especially. My childhood was nothing but magic ^_^

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Wow… I’m going to have to go with Clear Essentials. I can NOT live without these. Like seriously use them 99% of the time!!!

Clear Essentials Bundle 1

 

If you love Karla’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Seven: Get to Know Mommyish

Leah of MommyishThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Six, and today you get to learn more about Leah of Mommyish. She’s got a bright, playful, and graphic design style that we know you will love, and her products are known for…

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I majored in music education with a piano emphasis in piano. I love playing the piano (*see below).
  2. I’m half Puerto Rican. No one believes me, however, because I have fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes.
  3. My two girls are spaced ten years apart! I have a 1 year old and an 11 year old!
  4. I played the trombone in high school. I still get weepy when I watch marching band competitions.
  5. I started designing graphics when I was 14. I made websites back in the days of dial-up AOL!

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Favorite movie: Any period drama.
  2. Favorite color: hot pink.
  3. Favorite food: steak.
  4. Favorite Christmas song: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
  5. Favorite way to waste time: iTunes movie trailers!

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

The Real Life In Pockets | Domesticated collaboration with Just Jaimee…

Real Life In Pockets | Domesticated

 

If you love Mommyish’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!

December Advent Day Six: Get to Know Scotty Girl Design

Shannon of Scotty Girl DesignThis month, in recognition of our site’s opening, we’ve decided to combine December Advent with a fun “Get to Know Our Designers” event. Each day, you’ll get a chance to learn about one of the amazing members of our Design Team.

It’s Day Six, and today you get to learn more about Shannon McNab of Scotty Girl Design. She’s got a fun, graphic design style that we know you will love, and her products are colorful, playful, and easy to scrap with (she’s also our resident go-to girl for all things Disney)! 😉

 

5 FUN FACTS

  1. I was my high school’s mascot, Pricilla Panther, during my junior year of high school. Go panthers!
  2. Before becoming 100% self employed in 2013, I worked for Pottery Barn for two years as a designer in their marketing department.
  3. If I hadn’t injured my hip in junior high from a freak cheerleading accident, I would have pursued a career as a professional dancer… hopefully on Broadway.
  4. I had the opportunity to attend the red carpet premiere of Pirates of the Carribean 3: At World’s End at Disneyland and it was AH-MAZ-ING!
  5. I’m a card-carrying member of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon. If you don’t know what that is, you’ll definitely want to click here to find out! 😉

5 FAVORITE THINGS

  1. Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni, Pineapple, and Black Olives. It sounds gross, but the combo is amazing, trust me!
  2. TV Show: Game of Thrones, Scandal, and Downton Abbey – because I can’t just pick one.
  3. Movie: Gone with the Wind. It may be 75 years old, but I still haven’t found a movie that is as epic.
  4. Disney Character: Flynn Ryder from Tangled. He’s the sassiest, most real male character Disney has ever had.
  5. Color Combo: Aqua and Coral. Coincidentally enough, these were my wedding colors.

MY FAVORITE PRODUCT

Right now I’d say probably my Brainiac Kit. I don’t think I’d ever included that many hand drawn doodles in a kit before, and while I spent a full day getting the doodle paper to look just right, I totally fell in love with it!

Brainiac

 

If you love Scotty Girl Design’s products and would like a chance to win one free kit from her shop… leave a comment here on this post and let us know what you love, and why you love it! At the very end of our 2014 December Advent series later this month, we’ll randomly choose one winner from all comments!