Meet our March 2014 Featured Designer – Valentina’s Creations

Meet Valetina from Valetina's Creations the creator of this month's DST Gold Member Kit: Hello Spring

Valentina's Creations

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Tell us about your family:
I live with my husband in a small town of the extreme Southern of Italy. I moved here after the Wedding, leaving my family. We don’t live so distant, but of course I can’t see them so often. I come from a very united family, composed by mom, daddy, big sister and 2 smaller brothers. The family is the most important thing for me. We live for each other and there is nothing which can separate us. How long have you been designing? I’ve started on 2008. I design since 2008. I started as creative team member and very soon I felt the need to produce my own kits.
What inspires you?
It’s very complex. I am overwhelmed by sources of inspiration. Everything on the earth can potentially represent a wonderful point of start. Maybe a beautiful piece of song. A single image. A picture. The face of a friend, or their story. Sometime a color scheme. Or a tale, a movie, a feeling. Finding inspiration has never been a problem, for me.
If you could have one super power, what would it be? 
Flying and being invisible. If you’re running low on design mojo, where do you go to kickstart your creativity? 
I’m a very dynamic and whimsical styled designer. Since the moment I’ve started, many changes are affected my style and technique. If I lose my inspiration, I spend hours on internet among my favorite graphic sites, or looking at illustrated novels to get new ideas.
What has been the greatest compliment you have received about your designs?
One day someone told me that I make dramatic and passionate designs. It was a huge compliment to me, because that’s exactly what I try to express: the strength of the feelings.
Link us to a layout that you have seen using your work that just left you awestruck.
Well, I still remember all the wonderful pages made by a Vintage Fantasy Christmas Kit “Dear Santa”:
This one by Linnumae: dearsantabyvalecopy Meet our March 2014 Featured Designer   Valentinas Creations This one by Michelle Skinner: DearSanta Valentina Meet our March 2014 Featured Designer   Valentinas Creations
And also a few pages made by “Smell of Spring” July-C smello10 Meet our March 2014 Featured Designer   Valentinas Creations Michelle Skinner SmellOfSpring VC Meet our March 2014 Featured Designer   Valentinas Creations Linnumae: smellofspringedit Meet our March 2014 Featured Designer   Valentinas Creations
Those are all breathtaking.
What project are you working on now (or next)?
I’m working on a huge Spring/Easter Collection with fantasy mood, and a touch of traditionalism; I’ll make also a complete hybrid project for this collection: Easter baskets.
If you were given one wish that was sure to come true, what would you wish for?
Becoming a mom.
If you could change one thing about this world, what would it be? Only one thing? I’m Italian, and we’re leaving a terrible corruption moment. I will delete the corruption from the world.
At the end of the day, how do you want to be remembered? As a woman of strength, who is willing to put apart her own frustrations, pain, disappointment to keep struggling with the daily battles.
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  • Sondra Bailey

    I truly love your designs and have a few of them. They are inspiring and full of fantasy, just as you described. {Hugs}

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you Sondra!! :) ))

  • Shirley

    I have been a long time admirer of your work and have quite a few of your kits, I also use your CU products. I love the flowers and clusters you make with your designs and try to emulate that as much as possible in my layouts. I wish you much more success in your chosen profession, and pray that you become a mom soon.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thanks Shirly, also for your prayers <3

  • Maja

    I LOVE your kits, the variety of elements and the versatility- I even use them for pocket pages!

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thanks Maja!! ^^

  • biche57

    I admire your job a lot on your kits which are always beautiful.
    They are soft and strong at the same time, always of very pretty contrasts.
    You have donation to choose your palettes very well to put all your elements and papers in value, in good taste.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      What a beautiful compliment, thank you so much.

  • Fran Balderrama

    Love your stuff! Your color schemes are sooooo unique.

  • Rosiej

    I have only been using your website for about 6 months but I have purchased masses of your products which I just love using, pieces from one and pieces from another to make my final piece. I am always looking out for new products. I am in awe of what you come up with.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you so much Rosiej! It’s thanks to precious people like you that I go on moved my passion and joy.

  • http://lemanoirdevalkyriedesigns.blogspot.com valkyrie

    Hi sweetie ,
    Awesome interview !! I hope sincerely you will be a mom quickly <3
    you are for me the best designer ! I love all your kits , all atpospheres are incredible !!! Congrats for this and i wish you long long time in designing !

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thanks dearest <3

  • Antonia

    Your designs are sweetness and light, and so are you.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Many many thanks ^^

  • Mary

    You do make the most wonderful kits! They are moving! I have been collecting one or two a month until I have them all!! They are amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work and visions of a happy world!!!

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you so much Mary, these words count a lot for me.

  • ilmi linnumae

    Truly talented designer, I love all your kits and I feel lucky to be part of your ct – working with your kits is like a dream come true, they truly inspiring.
    Thank you for choosing my LO to showcase your work <3 <3 <3

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      I’m proud you’re in my team <3

  • Michelle Drummond

    Wow Valentina!!! What a wonderful interview you have given my dear friend!! I have truly enjoyed being part of your creative team and making memorable pages of my twin boys with your fantastic kits! You have such amazing talent and you always inspire me with your unique style.
    Also, thank you so much sweetie for choosing my pages to showcase your amazing and wonderful talent as a designer! I sincerely wish you all the best and all pray that your dream to become a mother comes true soon!
    Hugs and Kisses
    Michelle

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you my lovely friend <3

  • Priya Kumar

    I am a big fan of your designs and your passion comes shining through in each of your creations. Love your interview, as it gives a glimpse into your world. The one thing that strikes me the most, with respect to your designs, are the vibrant colours. And I love the fantasy kits the most! I hope that your wish to be a mom comes true. A warm person like you will make a best mom too!

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Oh Thank you, so lovely words from you. Thanks again!

  • Francis Buiza

    My dear Val, I’m very glad that you are the Featured Designer at DST this month, because it has allowed me to know some new personal things about you :)

    I think that you are a so super talented woman who has created a great collection of beyond exquisite high-quality scrapkits and photobooks with those fabulous and unique atmospheres. I have purchased several of your beautiful designs and I absolutely love them so much!! ;)

    You know I wish you all the best and I hope that your dreams of being a mother come true very soon. BTW, thank you for being so generous with your newsletter freebies =D And you look super gorgeous in your selfie!! <3

    Best regards from Spain, Francis

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you Francis! You know that I really like you! I wish you all the best too, in your work and in your personal life as well. Thanks for leaving me a message.

  • Lynda Bertrand

    Dear Valaletina,
    Your Designs are so WOW they take you away in such a mystical it’s grabs you and its like “I”ve got to have that kit”. Which is why I end up buy so many of them beautiful.

    I know the wish to be a mom I’ve done it oh for 50 yrs it hasn’t come true except in cats & birds & dogs. I have adopted 2 years ago Siamese blue point female & she’s cute but furry black cat doesn’t know if he likes her or not.

    I am so glad that you answer the questions from your heart way to go!!! I think the questions are fair and you did good. I haven’t designed in years its do to an aneurysm fix surgery ’09 that was alright I’m alive that’s ok….
    Sincerely from Russell, Canada Lynda

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Oh Lynda, what a story. Thanks for sharing with me. You gave me something important to think on. Maybe… a little cat for me too? LOL Thank you for leaving me a message!

  • JulesW

    I have admired your designs for sometime now. You inspire the creativity in me and I thank you.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you JulesW! :) )) I hope you’ll keep on following me.

  • Claudia

    I am a big fan of your designs and have a few of them. You’re a very talented designer.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you so much!!

  • Marthie (Ounooi)

    Val,
    You are blessed with so much talent, it is always a pleasure working with your kits and they inspire each and every time.

    I told you before and will again…..you are VERY TALENTED!!

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Oh Thank you my dear <3

  • http://verothefrenchtouch.blogspot.fr Vero

    You’re one of the most talented designer I met ! You have golden fingers and eyes. I’m really happy and proud to be your friend. I wish the very best in the future, but I know you will succeed in it ! Hugs. Vero

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      I love ya.

  • linda

    Wow! I just love your work… its just so beautiful!!!

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you ^^

  • shelby

    I have been following your work and purchasing your gorgeous creations for awhile now. You always seem to catch the raw beauty in the designs and elements that you use and or create. You area very talented designer with a unique perspective on the kits that you put together. Cant wait to see what additional items and designs you accomplish this coming year and years after..Thanks for sharing and for the freebies that you include in your newsletters as well..Very much appreciated.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Thank you so much Shelby! :) ))

  • Sharon

    Hi Valentina. So very nice to read about you. I love your work so much. I have so many of your kits and love using them. Such beautiful work!

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Hi Sharon, I’m glad you liked my interview! Thanks for leaving me a message, I hope to delight you with the new coming collection.

  • Jo~Anne

    I have followed you ever since joining SBB and on facebook, I was always blown away by your gorgeous and delicate details and kits with beautiful laces, elegant boarders and delicate elements so realistic and complimentary. I love creating with your gorgeous kits and would love to also be apart of your CT team ( dream of mine). they produce gorgeous pages so stunning in every way with your beautiful kits. Your interview touched my heart, you are strong and so talented. I can’t believe you have only been designing since 2008.
    As we say in New Zealand.. Kia Kaha.. Stay Strong. I hope you are blessed with children one day soon. Jo~Anne (SBB)

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      You’re so kind and sweet Jo~Anne. Thanks for your words, they count a lot for me. I try to do my best and meeting people like you, who encourage me to keep on my work, it’s a blessing. <3

  • Anne-Marie

    I so very much enjoyed reading your answers in the interview. It is nice to get to know you a little better. Your design work is so fresh and colorful and also versatile.

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview!! Thanks for leaving a message!! :) ))

  • http://violamoni.blogspot.it/ Monica aka ViolaMoni

    Vai Vale!!!!!!!! Che meraviglia vederti qui!!!! <3

    • http://www.valentinascreations.com Valentina

      Grazie tesorooooooooooo

  • Chantal

    What a nice interview.
    I hope for you that your dream ever come true!
    I’ve just ‘discovered’ digital scrapbooking and think this will be a new addiction :-D I’ve never scrapped a single page so far, but I’ve already purchased some of your great stuff. I’m in love with your beautiful diamonds, unique elements and the bright colors that you use.