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Meet our Featured Designer: Dani Alencar

Meet Dani Alencar, the designer of this month's Gold Member Kit: I Got You, Babe.

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What inspired you to create this month's DST Gold Member kit?
Valentine’s Day. I love designing romantic kits and February is very inspiring for me.

What is your favorite part or element of the kit?
Colors and Cards. I love red & blue combination. In this kit, the red is a bit pinkish and I think it worked perfectly to avoid the usual 4th of July kits.

Tell us about your family. 
My little family of 3 - husband, me and a 11-year-old daughter - live in a small town named Arujá, in Brazil. We have a lovely dog who showed up to our front gate one day and became part of the family. We are a bunch of artsy. My husband is a vocalist in a rock band, I am a scrapbooker/designer and my daughter has been following our footsteps, she loves handcrafting, painting, singing, dancing and wants to be an actress.

How long have you been designing? What program(s) do you use? 
I started designing in September of 2007, but I used to do it more as a hobby. I’ve been fully dedicated to JB Studio as my primary job since 2015. I use Photoshop and I’ve been trying illustrator for doodling, but I’m a total beginner. hehe

What part of designing comes easiest to you (themes, colors, papers, elements?)  What inspires you?
Themes. I always start by the theme/idea and a name. This sets the mood and flow of creation for me. Something that inspires me a lot is music. Sometimes I get an idea from a song and sometimes I need to listen to certain kind of music that match the theme of the kit or collection to get the creation flowing. 
 
If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kickstart your creativity? 
I like to meditate, go for a walk on nature and journal. These are techniques that always work when I feel uninspired or a bit down. And sometimes, I scrapbook because it also activate the designer in me. hehe

What has been the greatest compliment you have received about your designs? 
It’s hard to name one. I appreciate and feel very grateful for everyone who takes their time to reply to my newsletter or leave a comment in the blog or any other way. I believe the most mentioned aspect of my designs is versatility, You can always go off theme without running out of items.

Link us to a layout that you have seen using your work that just left you awestruck. 
I hope showing one of my own layouts is ok because I love this page. Sometimes we just feel proud of ourselves, right? LOL
Link: http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=202760&title=rescue-my-day&cat=888

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And there’s also one from Jerilie that makes me go “wow” whenever I see it.
Link: http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=214735&title=chaos-26amp-3b-love&cat=500

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What is the latest you’ve ever stayed up to finish a design or scrap? 
5am, however I was younger. I don’t believe I can do that anymore. LOL

What’s your favorite snack to have handy while you design? 
I don’t snack much, but I like drinking coke – which I think will be a very difficult habit to break this year. One of my resolutions is becoming healthy.

Slippers or barefoot? 
It depends on where I am. When I’m in the nature I go barefoot.

Favorite tv show?
I like watching series and I don’t have a favorite. I also like The Voice and I was addicted to The Biggest Loser some years ago when Jillian was one of the hosts.

Where is the farthest you have been from home?
Not as much as I would like because I love traveling and I haven’t traveled much. I think the furthest was visiting hubby’s family in Ceará, Brazil – 2491Km from our city.

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