Our featured designer this month is the exquisite Silvia Romeo Designs! Take one look in Silvia's shoppe and you'll immediately see that she has a very unique and definitely creative design style. Many of her products feature elegant, vintage and realistic elements. The digital Creative Team used a variety of these lovely products to create their layouts, showing off the versatility of Silvia's designs. I also sat down with Silvia for a little interview....
Q. When did you start designing and selling digital scrapbooking kits?
A. My Mom always says that all the artistic vein in the family went to my Dad and myself. I do hope so, because I do love designing SO much! I have been around one aspect or another of art during my entire life. I have wandered around painting, knitting, creating custom jewelry, ceramic, actual jewelry, you name it! But it was Digital Scrapbooking that has finally fulfilled all my artistic needs. This is simply the perfect craft! From scrapper to designer was a natural step that I did hesitate to take, but once taken seemed as natural as something can possibly be! And I feel SO happy about it!
Q. What is your favorite part of digital scrapbooking?
A. I think that in the first place, I love seeing things popping out of nowhere and taking shape just the way I see them. Then, as I actually create the things I do love to use, the kit usually looks just like me!!! My absolutely favorite element to create is a Journaling Cluster. I love it!
Q. Do you have a favorite kit that you've created?
A. I do have many favorites. Travelog is one of them, as I have always liked travelling. The Gourmet Kit is another one. I have been asked to create a recipe kit and finally I came up with The Gourmet Kit which is a darling! I guess in a way or another, all of my kits are favorites.
Q. What has been your best-selling kit here at ACOT?
A. This is a hard one. I guess my best selling product, has been my Enchanted Series, either frames, overlays, edges, or whatever. My kits have also been selling and I am very happy with the results.
Q. Do you scrapbook too?
A. Sadly I don't have time to do that anymore. I have a large supply of Scrapbooking material, two albums started, and a couple of others planned, but I always end up creating a new kit instead. No paper scrapbooking for this gal, lol.
Q. Aside from being an awesome digital designer, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
A. Oh, my poor hobbies have been so neglected lately!!! I love reading, watching movies on DVD. I also love playing strategy games on the laptop, travelling and listening to great music, including Opera which I adore and Musical Theatre. I also enjoy cooking on occasion. But my main love is reading. I am completely nuts about series. I also like House, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, and many others. My absolute favorite ever is Frasier.
Q. Show us your newest kit addition to your store. What inspired it?
A. My latest addition to my stores is the Gourmet kit. I have always enjoyed cooking and I missed some elements or papers that I would have created differently. Then, The Gourmet Kit was born. A different take on cooking and yet as generic as can be. Something that you can use anywhere, though completely cooking oriented.
York In Springtime by Keling
Sara was so inspired by the beauty of the Nurturing kit, that she created two lovely layouts! She says, "I find Silvia's designs very ornate, perfect for vintage photos."
Your Eyes by FairyMouseMom
Egle used a few different kits to create this layout and says she loves how the elements coordinate so well.
Budding Photographer by MamaK321
Kristianne also used a couple different kits together to create her layout. The elements in each kit are so versatile, they can easily be mixed & matched for any theme.
Can't Say No by Art_Teacher
Laura can't say NO to this sweet face, or to Silvia's designs. She says, "I love her kits because they are so full of unique, romantic, and thoroughly detailed papers and embellishments!"
From The Kitchen Of... by JennK
Jennifer found the new Gourmet kit perfect for creating a layout about making brownies with her niece.
Tannaz ~ Spirited by -Shannon-
Shannon accented this layout about her good friend with an Enchanted Edge that gives the layout a beautiful sparkle!
Once Upon A Dream by janello
Janell finds Silvia's designs to be soft and romantic, the perfect products to scrap a magical memory.
Sunshine & Summertime by mayerkt
Karin's layout shines with summery colors and glints of sunlight.
I've Got Sunshine by Smiley-Scrap8
Ronny made great use of the clouds in Silvia's Nurturing kit, which work so well with her design and title.
Inspired by the layouts above? You can find these amazing products and more in Silvia's shoppe!
Fantastic article! Fun designs to work with. Thanks Silvia!
Great article, Kristi and gorgeous layouts, gals!
Awesome ladies!! Great article!
Wonderful layouts, girls! Great article, Kristi!