Our featured designer this month is Kami; designer of Kreations by Kami! After taking a stroll through the products in her shop, you will immediately see why they are loved by many. All of Kami's designs have a great soft and elegant feel to them.
They are perfect for scrapping children, weddings, family, and even heritage photos. Her newest kit "A Thankful Heart" will be just the thing for scrapping all of your fall photos this year. Check out what the Digital Creative Team came up with below! Before you do though, check out the interview I had with Kami...
Q. When and why did you start designing and selling digital scrapbooking kits?
A. I started designing in the fall of 2007 because I wanted to learn how to make my own elements. My twins were only 6 months old and being a SAHM I didn't have a lot of money to spend on scrapbooking supplies. Prior to being a SAHM, I used Adobe Photoshop for a few years where I worked so I knew the software quite well. Designing really gave me self satisfaction and so I decided to start applying at online stores. It just so happened that ACOT was a having a designing call in February of 2008 and I was one of the lucky ones to get hired. I looooove ACOT because the community here is wonderful and the demands of a designer here are minimal making selling my products here very fun!
Q. Do you have a favorite kit that you've created?
A. Hmmmm... that's hard because it changes with the times I guess. But I would have to say though that my very first kit "Basic Black" seems to be my most popular. It is very versatile and I always finding myself going to it when I am stuck while scrapping. But then again I get very excited when I design something fun and bold like my "Happiness" kit. That one makes me happy!
Q. Do you have time to scrapbook too?
A. These days actual scrapbooking is slim to none. I need to set time aside for digital scrapbooking because I really do miss it. I also paper scrap and I recently spent an entire weekend with my sisters and 8 other women at a scrapbooking retreat in Northern Minnesota. It was so relaxing and very fun! My kids love to look at the paper albums and I do also have my favorite digital pages printed and then added to these albums as well.
Q. Aside from being an awesome digital designer, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
A. I like crafts of all kinds. My mom is so talented and I have learned a lot from her! And now with my own kids, I enjoy doing the basic homemade projects with them such as popsicle stick frames, ornaments at xmas time, hand printed t-shirts for the grandparents, etc... Besides crafts, I enjoy baking - I have such a sweet tooth! And someday I would love to take a cooking class, once my kids are past the picky stage and will actually eat a decent home cooked meal!!
Q. Show us your newest kit addition to your store. What inspired it?
A. My newest kit is "a thankful heart" and it was totally inspired by the arrival of Autumn, my favorite season!
Q: If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be?
A. I don't watch many tv series these days, but I do every so often like to watch Jon & Kate Plus 8. Their new house is to die for! I would love to have a big kitchen like that and a bedroom for each of my kids!!
Q: Name five songs to which you know all the lyrics.
A. LOL!! I am so horrible at learning the words to songs! In fact, the other day I was singing a song in the car and my husband corrected me as to what the lyrics were and I was so embarrassed that all these years I was singing it wrong!! Ok, so five songs that I do know the words to: Almost Over You by Sheena Easton, I Live My Life For You by Firehouse (our first dance at our wedding), Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts, The Rose by Bette Midler, and I Love You by Barney! How's that for variation?!! LOL!!
Q: At the most recent crop, I hosted a Bingo game about "fears". Are there any common things you have a fear of? Mine is frogs!
A. OMG! I have quite a few and I will list the ones that I often have nightmares of, not sure why but I do! snakes, bears, lions and tornadoes
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit more! I love being a digital designer here at ACOT!!!
County Fair by janello
Janell use Kami's new kit "A Thankful Heart" and adjusted elements to to fit her need. She brightened them to math the papers she wanted to use.
Evacuee by Keling
Sara says "the soft neutral tones in Kami's new kit, "A Thankful Heart" seemed to be just perfect for showcasing this vintage-style photo". She also just LOVED the word-art she included in it!
I Wish by Art_Teacher
"Our reveal this time was to showcase Kreations by Kami, and I have to tell you, my favorites of her designs are all of her word art! She has an amazing selection and often includes several with each kit."
Capturing This Moment by Smiley-Scrap8
Ronnie says, "This week's reveal we are highlighting the designs of Kreations by Kami. Her designs are so elegant, I use them for those layouts when the photos are very meaningful and I usually have heartfelt journaling."
Relaxing River Ride by Mamak321
Kristianne suggests altering the cool photo masks to suit your layouts' theme by erasing the attached words, which is a great tip for extending the usefulness of your product.
Here are some of the products used to create the above layouts... all from Kreations by Kami!
About the author ...
Jenn began scrapbooking when she was 19 and years later, her passion to create made the transition to digital scrapbooking. Joining the ACOT Digital CT was a dream come true! Jenn currently lives in Florida with her husband and works as a full time student.
Beautiful job ladies!