Erin Kay Studio
Have you seen our December guest designer Erin Kay Studio? Well if you haven’t, sit down, pull up a computer and spend a few minutes getting to know her. I asked Erin to share a bit about herself and her design work and her is what she had to say.
“Well, I’m Erin (obviously!) and I am a 28 year old mom to my two awesome kiddos. I have been with my significant other for around 9 years now. I think I am often thought of as being very introspective, thoughtful. Sometimes I think TOO much and am known as an OVERthinker, haha. I also have a really good sense of humor. I’ve always been an artistic type. I absolutely loved to oil paint when I was younger…before keeping those sorts of things around became an issue with little ones running around. I’m not sure I’d even have time for it anymore now!
I started getting into digital scrapbooking about 6 years ago when I was pregnant with my son…perfect timing right? I was also really curious about how the designs were created, so that’s how designing came about. I really enjoy the sense of accomplishment I get after having finished a kit or other product…it just makes me happy. I also really enjoy reading tons of books and am an avid photographer.
To create my designs, I use many tools from Adobe Photoshop CS5 to Adobe Illustrator, Art Rage, etc. I also use my bamboo tablet from time to time and also my Nikon D300 DSLR to take photos of realistic elements to include in my kits. I also have an HP all in one printer/scanner but in my opinion it often leaves much to be desired when scanning so I don’t use it for that very often.
People seem to like to know where I get my ideas and it seems lately they come from perusing galleries. I am particularly inspired by paper or hybrid scrapbook projects these days. Often it is the way something is journaled or titled that sparks an idea in my head. It helps to know what real people are scrapping about. From there I create a color swatch and start moving forward with the rest of my plans.”
I really like what Erin had to say while wrapping up her interview, I think that her comments about community will resonate with many of us, I know it does with me!
“With all the technical aspects aside, the part about digital scrapbooking and designing I enjoy most is the sense of community. I receive a ton of support from around “digitown” and that speaks way more volume to me than anything else. Besides that, we are sharing pieces of our lives with each other when we share a layout and that’s really special.”
Be sure to click on over the Erin’s guest shop here at ScrapMatters to see what she is sharing with us this month. She has shared a blog exclusive coupon for our readers as well: 30% off: eks_smfeature. Thanks, Erin!