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Meet our October 2014 Featured Designer: Clever Monkey Graphics by Tracey Monette

Meet Tracey Monettethe creator of this month's DST Gold Member Kit: Home Sweet Home. Tracey Monette | Clever Monkey Graphics
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trans Meet our October 2014 Featured Designer: Clever Monkey Graphics by Tracey Monette Tell us about your family Married with a daughter who just started high school. How long have you been designing? 8 years this past summer. What program(s) do you use? Mostly Photoshop CS4, occasionally Illustrator or Artrage or an Extraction program What part of designing comes easiest to you (themes, colors, papers, elements)? Creating the actual elements for a themed kit. What part of designing is most challenging to you?  Marketing. LOL. Marketing a kit practically takes as much time as creating it it seems. What inspires you?  Shouldn't the question be what doesn't inspire me? Did that answer the question?? [Editor's note - I would say you've answered wonderfully Tracey! So glad you find inspiration all over - it shows in your beautiful work!] If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kickstart your creativity?  I take a few days off and maybe scrap some of my own pages and then one day the mojo just comes rushing back in. How much time do you allocate to designing in a typical week?  I don't allocate my time - I design usually in a comfy chair in my family room often with a tv show or movie on in the background and design as much or as little as I feel inspired to do each day. What’s your favorite snack to have handy while you design?  Crystallized ginger. What book are you reading right now?  Recently finished Dinosaur Park and Dinosaur Park 2 about dinosaurs ravaging the park at Crater Lake. What magazines do you subscribe to (scrap & non-scrap related)?  I've actually started cancelling subscription because I just don't find I'm reading my magazines anymore. I always enjoyed Coastal Living because I could look at the pictures and pretend I was on those beaches owning those homes. Slippers or barefoot?  Depends.... summer or winter??? LOL Favorite tv show?  I love too many; I've started watching series on Netflix. Possibly the only show that topped the Sopranos for me has been Breaking Bad. Just finished Dexter and have loved it too. But then again I loved Orange is the New Black and.... well there you see, I could go on and on. What is your guilty pleasure?  Bad sci fi movies like Sharknado II or wonderful old movies like The Ten Commandments. Name five of your favorite CDs.  Not much of a music listener. Where is the farthest you have been from home?  Paris, France What is your favorite quote?  Every day we have a new chance to become the person we want to be. If you could have one super power, what would it be?  Intelligence. If you were given one wish that was sure to come true, what would you wish for?  Prolonged good health. If you could change one thing about this world, what would it be?  Find a way to stop the fighting. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you make your home?  Somewhere consistently warm - not hot - at the beach. Maybe like San Diego. Which of your accomplishments would your parents be most proud of?  I believe they are currently proud of what I can do design-wise. What was it about you that first drew your significant other to you?  Hard to say if it was the smile or the boobs! LOL! At the end of the day, how do you want to be remembered? As a kind person who more often was a positive addition to peoples' lives rather than a negative one.I take a few days off and maybe scrap some of my own pages and then one day the mojo just comes rushing back in.

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