Meet Liz Hutchinson of Sweet Digi Scraps Designs, the creators of this month’s DST Gold Member Kit: New Adventures
Tell us about your family.
Well, there are a bunch of us. I have 4 girls (14/8/7/6) and 1 boy (3). Joe (the DH) and I have been putting up with each other’s shenanigans for 9 years now, and I have to admit all of them are pretty darn amazing.
How long have you been designing?
I have been designing for 6 years.
What inspires you?
Pretty much everything is inspiring in some way. The light bulb kicks on spontaneously and at some of the weirdest things too. I can’t point to just one main thing, because one week it can be the weather, next it could be a rock.
What do you see as the next trend in digital design?
Digital has become much more than scrapbooking, but more about the art. Many still do memory keeping, but the designs are also used for so many other types of crafting, it is amazing really. I haven’t a clue what the next “big thing” will be, but it will be interesting to see what craft inspires it to come to digi.
What is your most recent finished project?
Well by the time this publishes it will be complete. However, December is the Advent and 12 days event that I host on my blog. It is where I give back to my followers and supporters by gifting something new each day. It’s a pretty large project, but definitely my favorite thing to do.
What project are you working on now (or next)?
I don’t want to fully give it away, because it’s still in beta phases right now. However, I have been doing a lot more hybrid and have some plans on incorporating my designs into that more as well.
What is your biggest tip for balancing design time with your personal scrapping time?
I use Google Calendar and map out all my work time. It sends little reminders to me when something is due or I have time picked out to do a particular design, etc. I set aside time to scrap each week to just enjoy and catch up on scrap albums. Then, if I finish a design in less than the time I scheduled for it, I use the remainder of that to scrap as well.
What’s your favorite snack to have handy while you design?
Munchies!! Seriously- the cheesy Chex goodness stuff. It is my go-to because it has a perfect balance of sweet and salty.
What is your favorite quote?
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
If you could change one thing about this world, what would it be?
I would get rid of the 7 deadly/cardinal sins. Whether you are religious or not, there would be world peace and happiness if we could just get rid of the possibility of any of those 7 things happening.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you make your home?
I have actually given a lot of thought to Alaska, Colorado, or Montana. They are just gorgeous areas full of nature and wildlife.