Our featured designer for this month is Kelli, of Tallula Moon Designs! Enjoy the fun Q&A below in addition to a peek at some of her latest and greatest products. Don't forget to participate in the monthly Featured Digital Designer Challenge. All you need to do is grab your favorite product by Tallula Moon Designs from the digital shoppe, create your layout or hybrid project and upload to the gallery.
1) How long does it take you to design a kit, from start to finish?
It really depends on the kit. Most times I can have one done in 2 days or less if the creative juices are really flowing. Other times I get completely stuck. I actually have a kit right now that I've had in the works for a year and I just can't seem to get it finished. I completed my "Controlled Chaos" kit in 1 day and I thought that was pretty fast.
2) Which of your own products in your ACOT shoppe is your favorite?
I'd have to say my "From the Forest" kit. I love the colors and the felt style.
3) Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?
Baking! I'm nutso when I bake. My sugar cookies are all painted with paintbrushes on top of the icing. It's a little crazy but it's something I look forward to every year.
4) Do you like cherries? What is your favorite cherry treat?
I actually don't like cherries... well, the real off the trees cherries. I do like maraschino cherries though. If I had to pick a favorite cherry treat it would be these cookies that my mom makes. They are like a thumbprint cookie with a cherry baked into the middle and nuts on the outside. YUM!
5) What do you like about the winter season?
Nothing. Oh, wait.... I don't like going out to find my windows on my car frozen over but other than that, I love it all. I love the rain and the cold and being bundled up, the comfort foods, everything.
6) What is your favorite color to design with right now?
Chocolate Brown. I have no idea why though. It just seems that it's incorporated into pretty much every kit I do lately. I think it just blends well with almost any color and I use it lately as an alternative to black.
7) Can you give us a hint at an up and coming product that you are designing right now?
I'm actually just finishing one up called "So Cherry Good" which is pretty fitting for A Cherry On Top, I think.
Kelli's newest kits. Right Now is a sweet collection of florals, ribbons and vintage paper embellishments. Livin' the Camo Life is a unique commemoration to those serving in the military, with grungy, distressed papers, basic shapes and of course, with a little feminine touch thrown in. For fellow designers, one of Kelli's most creative products are the Jump Starts, providing a complete set of color swatch, styles and even a title lead.
My SGT by milmomma
Little Camo Girl by tallulamoon
Like a comfy old sweater or a favorite pair of jeans, some digital products fit just right, they never wear out and you'll find yourself turning to them again and again. Here are a few fan favorites from our Digital Gallery and Creative Team members.
Love You by Janell
The Big Cats by sarahwhithers
Westhead Family Tree by Keling
Christmas 2008 by GlitterQueen99
Christmas Wedding by Art_Teacher
A Beautiful Family by Keling
Shopping with Chippie by Mommybruno
Crazy Love by sarahwhithers
TROUBLE by nun69
Where Toys Go by FairyMouseMom
on the prowl by MamaK321
Whoo? Us-Serious? by davsar
So Grown Up... by immom2anc
I love reading your journaling, girls--and seeing it all, too!
Congrats, Kelli! Great examples, Cts!
Ooh...neat layouts!!! Kelli, I like that kind of cookie, too. IF you have the recipe, could you PM it to me??? I cannot wait to see your new kit!!!