Has your design style changed over time? What has influenced this? I love incorporating vintage elements from all eras with modern trends. I guess my style is eclectic. Most of my products mimic products that can be used in traditional scrapbooking. Although with digital you can use elements that might be impractical on a paper layout, like wood frames, pom-pom trim, thicker flowers and curly ribbons.
What is your biggest challenge as a scrapbook product designer? Learning to put out a high-quality product that is how I envisioned it.
What has been the biggest reward or most fulfilling aspect of being a scrapbook product designer? Seeing my creations being used to tell someone’s story.
Where do you get your product ideas? Who & what inspires you? I get my product ideas everywhere. I love to look at vintage magazines and books as well as current magazines, catalogs and websites for inspiration.
How long does it typically take you to design a full kit from concept to delivery? What is your process? It takes me about a week, depending on how much else I have going on. I usually have a unique element or two in mind that I design the kit around. But after those two elements are completed I usually do all of my papers and then add in the rest of the elements.
What has been your most popular product? Flora brushes
What is your favorite kit and why? My favorite kit is my latest one called Forget-Me-Not. I love the colors and the blend of vintage and modern trends.
How do you incorporate “real life” scrapbooking into your personal & professional scrapbooking & design work? I was a traditional scrapper for too many years to mention so paper scrapbooking has a great influence on both my layouts and my products. I like my finished layouts to look like photocopies of a paper page.
What fills your time when you are NOT scrapbooking? I really like to read and learn new things. I really enjoy photography and family history too. Hiking, camping and gardening are fun when I have time.
What advice do you have for fellow scrapbookers interested in pursuing the scrapbook product design field? Learn to know how to use your design products/software well. Know what it can and can’t do. In photoshop especially there are many ways to do something, learn to do the most efficient that produces the results you want.
Anything else you’d like to add? Thanks for letting me come hang out.
Our giveaway contest continues today … for a second chance at winning Andrea’s great “One Person Can Make a Difference” Kit, take a stroll through her store and find your favorite product created by Andilynn Designs. Then come back here & link us up by clicking on the button below & following the prompts. (Hint: If you have trouble getting the Linky tool to work, try saving the kit image to your desktop & upload from there, then link it to the product page in the store.)
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