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Meet July’s featured Designer: Staci of Digital Couture Designs

Staci of Digital Couture Designs is the creator of this month's Gold Members Kit

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What inspired you to create this month's DST Gold Member kit?
I absolutely LOVE music, it is always playing. For me, every important moment of my life has a soundtrack to go with it....from moments in my childhood to today. I have passed my love of music onto my 2 daughters and we were recently having a conversation about when I was in high school and college. I told them some stories about the songs I listened to and how every weekend I would listen to the Top 40 countdown. I would sit on my bedroom floor and as my favorite songs came on the radio I would record them onto cassette tapes and make my weekly "mixed tape". They laughed pretty hard actually - they couldn't believe it would take me hours to put a tape together.......they just select songs off their playlist now and it takes moments. Man!!! times have changed. That is where the idea for the kit came from, a tribute to the teenager, who like me sat for hours and hours making their favorite "mixed tape".

What is your favorite part or element of the kit?
I think my favorite part is the papers. I really love the soft and worn but not grungy texture of them.

How long have you been designing? What program(s) do you use?
I have 2 teenage daughters who are the shining lights in my life, a fabulous fiance, and a dog that I had to send to prison to be trained because she had some really bad habits. We live in a beautiful suburb of Denver, Colorado in the US. I've been digiscrapping and designing since 2001 when my oldest daughter was born but I've been scrapbooking for as longs as I can remember. I use Photoshop Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Affinity Designer, and my Wacom tablet to design along with lots and lots of real craft supplies like paint and sprays.

What part of designing comes easiest to you (themes, colors, papers, elements?)
The elements for sure. I almost always have to cut myself off when I am designing elements otherwise I would end up with a kit full of 200 elements and no papers lol.

What part of designing is most challenging to you?
The PREVIEW!!!!! I hate previewing. I've tried every trick in the book to not hate it too. I have a EHD full of kits I have designed that have no previews yet lol.......

If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kickstart your creativity?
All kinds of places. I love to look on Etsy, Pinterest....all the usual places but I also get a lot of inspiration from my job. I'm in Real Estate and I get to interact with Interior Designers on a regular basis. I love to see their color choices, talk about trends, etc. It is amazing how many creative people there are out there =)

How much time do you allocate to designing in a typical week?
This changes all the time lol. I wish I had a more set schedule. Some weeks I spend 40 hours designing and some weeks I spend 2 hours.


What is the latest you’ve ever stayed up to finish a design or scrap?
I have pulled MANY all nighters before.


What’s your favorite snack to have handy while you design?
I don't actually snack when I'm designing - I know I'm strange lol. My favorite snack in general though is anything sweet or chocolaty..........YUMMY!

What magazines do you subscribe to (scrap & non-scrap related)?
I don't have any magazine subscriptions that aren't work related.

Favorite tv show?
I have a few shows now that I am binge watching. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this is Us. I cry EVERY episode lol. I also really like Younger, The Blacklist, Blindspot, and anything Sci-fi

Slippers or barefoot?
In the summer barefoot ALWAY. In the winter slippers......brrrrrr

Where is the farthest you have been from home?
Well since I live in the US I think the farthest away would be Israel. It was amazing. I love to travel so I am hoping to add a few new places that would be farther in the near future.



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