Meet Allison Pennington, the creator of this month’s DST Gold Member Kit, My Own Backyard
|What inspired you to create this month’s kit?
It’s been a long summer at my house already. [The] kids are in double digits now and the boredom factor has been raised. We have a big, blended family and this summer I’m working at home during the week with all four [kids here] with no transportation. So the yard has been popular [for the kids]. I thought it’d be fun to make a summer kit that was exclusive to things done in [the] backyard.
What is your favorite part or element of the kit?
Tell us about your family.
What program(s) do you use?
What part of designing comes easiest to you (themes, colors, papers, elements)?
What part of designing is most challenging to you?
What inspires you? If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kick-start your creativity?
What has been the greatest compliment you have received about your designs?
Link us to a layout that you have seen using your work that just left you awestruck.
Baby Girl by Bethie
How much time do you allocate to designing in a typical week?
What book are you reading right now?
Name five of your favorite CDs.
Where is the farthest you have been from home?
Which would you pick…more money or more time?
What personality traits do you hope to pass on to your children?
What was it about you that first drew your significant other to you?
At the end of the day, how do you want to be remembered?
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Allison Pennington’s Product Picks
Here are some layouts created with this month’s gold member kit.
Gold Member Challenge
Don’t forget to check out our Gold Member Challenge posted in the forums. Scrap with this month’s featured designer kit and post it in the Gold Member Gallery for your chance to win $25 to Allison Pennington’s CatScrap store! Everyone who participates in August’s Gold Member Challenge will recieve a 25% off coupon to Allison’s store! And, don’t forget to attend the Featured Designer chat (August 25 at 9 p.m. EST) for your chance at even more prizes!