We have 3 guest designers this month! We have an old (as in former!) favorite back for a visit with Erica Zane. We have missed her so it is great that she has stopped in for a bit. We have a brand new designer with her very first shop, Jamie Seward. Last, we welcome a designer coming out of retirement for her guest spot her at ScrapMatters. Sit down for a bit a get read a bit about them. After you are done reading, be sure to head over to the store to check out the goodies our guests have for you in their shops.
Hi, I’m Erica Zane and I love to eat junk food…but maybe now isn’t the time to talk about that, mostly because I don’t have anything to munch on at the moment. I live about an hour from Washington D.C. with my awesome hubby & our 4 hooligans. I do not enjoy dishes or laundry or picking up messes, yet I spend a lot of time doing it. I love green, the beach, walking on nature trails, sushi, Nutella & random shopping trips to Target.
I think I’ve been designing about 5 years now but I can never remember when I started, lol. I’ve been addicted to Photoshop since I stumbled across digital scrapbooking while browsing online for paper scrapbooking supplies. One click and I was hooked! My favorite thing about going digital was being able to try things without ruining my paper or photos. One of my first stores was ScrapMatters, so it’s super fun to come back for a visit!
Jamie Seward Designs
My name is Jamie Seaward, I’m known in digiland as newfiemountiewife. I’ve been scrapping since 2007, and this is my very first design gig! I’ve been married for 13 years, and we have three awesome kids, Benjamin, Amelia and Rachael, plus our kitty Carley. I work full time as an assistant manager at a large building supply chain, so life is pretty busy for me.
My family is the love of my life. My husband supports me in so many ways, so that I am able to do a job that I love. My son is 12, he is going to be a scientist, and plans to either study geology or find a cure for cancer. He also loves to read and play Minecraft. My middle daughter is 10, she is a dancer to the core, dances in 5 classes a week, and loves animals. My youngest is 8, loves drawing, dancing, and playing Barbies. I cannot express how much I love them, or how proud I am of the people they are becoming!
I am a simple scrapper, keeping things small on my pages, as opposed to filling the entire page with large photos and elements. I have had a lot of my scrappy friends ask me to make some templates because my style is different than a lot of the typical templates out there, so I finally decided to do it. I know that my small style is outside of a lot of scrapper’s comfort zones, but I’m hoping that my easy to use templates will give people the opportunity to try something new and think outside of the box. I have this coupon for you to use in my guest shop here at ScrapMatters.
Victoria Feemster Designs
Hi! I’m Victoria Feemster and I’m a 30 something photographer, digi-designing mom of 3 kiddos and wife to Brad. Sarah is almost 9, Jacob is 6 and Rebekah is 4. We have 2 Chihuahua’s named Poppy and Snickers. I’m also in the process of starting my own photo business and I work for a photography company that specializes in school and graduation photos. I’m currently living in Arizona after being born and raised in Southern California until 2007. It’s pretty nice here when it’s not dead of summer and scorching HOT! I love my Kindle Fire, my Camera and Diet Pepsi. My husband and I are big time TV viewers. I seriously do not know how I have time for other things with the amount of shows we watch.
I began designing shortly after discovering the digi-scrap world in January of 2006 and I love it. I’ve been on hiatus and I’m very excited about my return to designing. I design in Photoshop and I occasionally use Illustrator. I struggle with Illustrator so I try to push myself to learn it a little more every day. I only use a pen & tablet. No mouse. It drives my husband crazy but I love it and it works for me.
I find that I make most of my kits themed around holidays or whatever mood I’m in. My Uncertainty kit came to me while I was struggling with the decision if I should take a break from designing. My In a Mood came from a bad day at work and my brand new kit, My Day was designed in honor of my birthday a few weeks ago. Color inspires me as well as fabric. I love going to the fabric store and looking at all the awesome designs and use of colors and patterns. My favorite colors are red and pink. I’m also digging lime green lately as well. Here is a coupon for blog readers to use in my SM shop: VFDguestSM to save 30%