It's Saturday and I hope you all enjoy your weekend. I know it's back to school time and, even worse, fall is just around the corner. The good thing about that is that we have more time to do some scrapping :-) Don't forget all our birthday events - and Janet's fun free mini kit! Click on the picture to learn more!
Whatever you buy from July, 15th until August, 15th will be a LOTTERY Ticket for our Birthday Bash with GORGOUS prizes
(Your order number will be your ticket number, we´ll let Mr. Random choose on August, 16th and announce the winners in August 16th Newsletter!
The MORE often you buy (even for small amounts, there is no minimum) the more tickets you have!
1st prize - the BRANDNEW Artist Studio DVD 6 - NOT YET released - value 180$
2nd prize - gift coupon for all Digidesignresort Collaboration Kits, Grabbags, Specials about 30$
3rd prize - one Artist Studio DVD of your choice
4th prize - Safari Lounge Intermediate Class - learn how to become a designer
5th prize - Safari Lounge Beginner Class - learn how to become a designer
Today's featured Designer is Keepsake Garden Designs!
Tell us a bit about yourself! (family, education, place you live, your hobbies)Hi everyone. I'm Lori and I live in the Ottawa area in Canada with my husband and two teenagers. I enjoy gardening, oil painting, reading, scrapbooking and photography. My favorite books are the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
When did you start designing?
I started designing in the spring of 2010 when I was taking the Safari Lounge beginner course online here at Digidesignresort. Then I completed the intermediate class and haven't stopped since then. At the time I was trying to decide what to do as my children were getting older, I had taken a graphic design course at a local college and wanted to put my hobbies to use. Digital scrapbook design was the perfect answer for me.
How do you describe your style?
My style is elegant shab since I use many flowers from my gardenbut always add a touch of shabby chic wherever I can. I like to use bright and fun colors and often fill my kits with a riot of blooms.
What Camera do you have?
I use a Canon Power Shot SX210IS for most of my designing because it takes wonderful close up shots but is still small enough to tuck into my pocket so I can always be ready to photograph anything that catches my eye.
What program do you use for designing?
I use Photoshop CS5 for my designing. This is my favorite software of all time; I use it every day.
How much time you spend designing every week?
I spend about 20-30 hours a week designing and would spend even more time if I could squeeze it in.
Do you design for a living or do you see it as a hobby?
Digital designing is a hobby for me. I thoroughly enjoy it and since it is so much fun I could never consider it to be work. It is amazing to put a kit together and see others use that kit to create layouts of their own cherished memories.
What additional tools do you use to design (graphic tablet, drawing stuff, etc.)?
I sometimes use Adobe Illustrator for drawing since you have more options for doing this here than you do in Photoshop. One day I would love to use a tablet but for now I either hand draw and scan or use the pen tool in an Adobe program.
Here is Lorie's FREE w/Purchase of 15$
And a layout for your inspiration
... and here some of Lorie's beautiful kits, and even better - EVERYTHING IN HER STORE is 40% off right now!
Birthday Party Collaboration Kit
This HUGE kit is free with any purchase of 30$ (limited time ONLY)