Featured Designer Spotlight
It is time to get to know our newest designer here at ScrapMatters, River-Rose Designs. We get to hear about her family and where she comes from. She also shares the special meaning behind her design name.
My name is Bobbie Smith. I am from Missouri in a small town inside Independence. It’s actually the oldest part Independence and still in the Kansas City metro area. I was born and lived a lot of years in Missouri before moving to the Kansas side of Kansas City. In 2003 I finally got a chance to move back to Missouri where I feel I belong. I have been with my husband since 1999 and have 4 children. My one and only daughter is the oldest and is 20 years old. I then have three boys ages 18, 15 and my youngest will be 13 next month. Boy, if that don’t make a woman feel old! I have been fortunate to have been able to be home with them since my pregnancy with my youngest.
Here is a layout of my family.
We also have a dog and 2 cats in the house to keep things interesting. Since there are no toddlers, the animals have gladly taken their place and doing a great job of it! Otherwise, we live a quiet and simple life. A life I wouldn’t trade.
My life as a designer…not so quiet and simple. First I’ll tell you how my design name came to be. I really wanted something that spoke of who I am or where I come from. A lot of people mistake my name for being rose which is understandable but the truth is there is not rose in my name. The name Rose comes from my love for them. Since I was a child I wanted my own garden and now I have plenty plus one side of my yard being dedicated solely to roses. River is also not in my name at all and also means what it says, River. I live very near the Missouri River but more so, my father and my husband are fishermen. they love it. Now and then I go with, especially when they go to the river in Kansas. We have all caught some pretty big fish there and it is such a rush! So the name river really means something to me as well. And that is how my design name came to be.
I started designing in 2008, it will be 5 years next month. This design adventure has been such an exciting ride. I am a self taught Photoshop user designing and scrapping with CS5. I have had the CS6 upgrade for a few months now and have yet to update it. I’m too busy designing I guess! I also use Illustrator but mostly for making my doodles at this point. Why do I say not so quiet and simple? I love mixing and matching styles and colors to do my best to have fun and bring a unique product to the shop.”
Bobbie shared some favorite layouts using her products.
My Dream Destination by chocochoco using Wrinkles Not Ruffles
My Baby Girl by misses M by using Beyond the Stars
Hello Spring by Ellen T using Hello Spring
Take a look at this wonderful kit Bobbie made for her featured designer spot this month.
Here is a layout Julie (Mother Bear) made with the kit.
You can get this beautiful kit free with a $10 purchase in the store, March 15 through 31.
And so that you can get know more of Bobbie’s unique designs she is offering our blog readers and exclusive coupon for use in her shop here at ScrapMatters.