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Meet Our Featured Designer: Scrappiness Designs

Meet Vanessa, the creator of this month's DST Gold Member Kit: Baby Love
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trans Meet Our Featured Designer: Scrappiness DesignsHow long have you been designing? I first met traditional scrapbook in 2008, then I “discovered” the digital around 2010 and started designing in 2012. So that would make 3 years now.

What program(s) do you use?

Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator.

What part of designing comes easiest to you (themes, colors, papers, elements?)?

The color palette, when I see a beautiful combination, I just imagine what theme would fit it and it works just fine.

If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kickstart your creativity? 

On Pinterest, of course! Any kind of craft inspires me, since cards to amigurumis (yes, I have a crush on cute!).

How much time do you allocate to designing in a typical week?  

I have a day-job, so I usually use my free lunch time to design when I can, and about one hour at home two or three days a week. I just design on weekends when the rest of the family have their own programs, as we usually spend our time together, going out, watching movies with popcorn, reading ...

What is your biggest tip for balancing design time with your personal scrapping time?  

I make everything together, I mean, I don’t finish one thing to start another. I may be in the middle of a kit creation and then I decide that this one day I will make a LO for my album. I don’t push myself too much, I have a schedule for most things scrap-related, but I’m very flexible when I’m not in the mood of when something unexpected happens. Except when I have a deadline, in those cases I do the work first and my personal scrapbooking when I’m done.

What is the latest you’ve ever stayed up to finish a design or scrap?

I think it was 2am. But once I was already on my bed and just couldn’t sleep. I went to my desk and made a mini album, it was almost morning when I went to bed again!

What’s your favorite snack to have handy while you design?

A cup of coffee or a Coke when it’s hot, with peanuts.

What book are you reading right now?

It’s from a Brazilian writer, Zíbia Gasparetto, and it’s called “Laços Eternos” – Eternal Bonds, or something like this.

Slippers or barefoot?

Havaianas, sure! Twenty years ago they were considered to be careless, but nowadays they are fashion and you can have them in so many patterns that sometimes it’s difficult to choose which one to buy. When I was pregnant I had about 15 of them! Now I think I keep 4 or 5. But everytime I buy a new one, I give away one of the oldest (it’s a rule for almost everything I buy).

Which cartoon character can you most relate to?

Ok, this one is funny. When I was a little kid my mom used to say that I was just like Hardy Har Har, because I was always moaning “Oh me, oh my, oh dear". Then just some time ago my husband was mocking at me and he told me just the same, without knowing about my “past”, so I think I might be like Hardy… icon smile Meet Our Featured Designer: Scrappiness Designs Favorite tv show? Series, for sure. C.S.I. (I’m a chemist, so this one just delights me), Criminal Minds (it replaced Agatha Christie’s books in my heart), Revenge (this one was love of first sight, I waited the fourth season to end, so I could see it all in just two days – and I’m so sad it’s over!) and now I’m following Penny Dreadful, I like classic monsters and they are all together there! What is your guilty pleasure? Hot brownie with vanilla ice cream. Name five of your favorite CDs? I will pick singers/bands, I can hear everything from them! Norah Jones, Shakira, Bon Jovi, Blondie and Evanescence. Where is the farthest you have been from home? Hot brownie with vanilla ice creamI’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I lived in Spain for 7 years. Last year I was in Vegas to attend a training course for my job and to Salt Lake City to attend a digital scrapbooking retreat of Scraps-N-Pieces store (yes, I’m so lucky they both happened on the same week!). I think SLC is farther than Europe. What is your favorite quote? “You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince. If you could have one super power, what would it be? I would make people being able to see the beauty in everything and everyone, like in the movie “Shallow Hal” (2001). If you could change one thing about this world, what would it be? I would get rid of terrorism and violence. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you make your home? Except for the violence and politicians in general, I love Rio. We have the beach, mountains, hot weather, soft winters. It’s a good place to live. But I wonder how it would be to live in a country where politicians really do their jobs and don’t steal from people, like in Denmark. I’m just not sure if I would get used to the cold weather!! I think the United States must be a good place to live, I could choose San Francisco, or maybe Tenerife in Spain. Wherever my family are, with me! What personality traits do you hope to pass on to your children? Integrity, to speak the truth no matter what, to be kind to others. Vanessa's Product Picks
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