It's turning to fall here in the Northern Hemisphere, which means winter will be close behind...which means it's about time to pull out the "Frozen" kits to scrap all your snow pictures again. LOL!
I love "Frozen." I love listening to Idina Menzel sing a song that will now probably follow her to the grave. I love the fact that this movie (followed soon after by "Brave") finally started sending the message that you don't have to fall in love with the first person who looks your way.
We have a few "Frozen" kits archived at the Digi Geek Facebook group, but this one is on sale this weekend, so it's a great time to feature "Frost Bitten" by BoomersGirl Designs.
I've worked with Lori as a member of her CT for a couple years now, and this blog post gave me a good excuse to climb inside the head of a designer for a few minutes as I interviewed her:
When (or why) did you start scrapbooking? When (or why) did you start designing?
I started scrapbooking when my oldest was a baby as a way to preserve all of those precious memories of my kids. He's 21 now, so it's been a long time!
I started designing about 4 years ago as a way to help supplement our income, give me something productive to do at home and to create the kinds of kits I was looking for. This was after numerous attempts of making various crafts to sell - all of which ended as epic fails.How do you decide on themes for your kits?
How do you decide on themes for your kits? What made you decide to do one based on "Frozen"?
I try to create very fun, colorful, family friendly kits. Being a mom of 6 kids, I often base themes on experiences I have had raising children - and memories that have been fun to capture and preserve.
I did the "Frozen" kit because it was a favorite family movie! It's still one of my favorites!
There are sooo many Disney-themed kits out there. Do you pay attention to what has already been done when deciding what you will do?
I do pay attention to what is already out there, but if it's something I'm passionate about, I may still do a kit with a common theme.
Since there ARE so many Disney-esque kits available...and even a few specifically about "Frozen," what sets yours apart and makes it different from the others?
I think what sets my "Frozen" kit (and hopefully, most of my kits) apart is that I try to make them large enough that they can be used for a number of layouts while still being able to create different looks. I also try to include a large variety of theme elements and worded inspiration in each kit to get the creative juices flowing.
What is your most favorite part of designing? Least favorite?
My favorite part of designing is choosing the color schemes and finishing up the previews to see how it's all come together! My least favorite are the "generic" elements because it gets challenging to make them different.
What was one (or two) kit that you looked at when you were finished with it and were super-proud of how it turned out? What about it made you feel that way?
A couple of my favorite kits are "Garden of Eden" and "I Believe in Angels". I feel they are unique religious themes that aren't done nearly enough in scrapbooking.
Any upcoming kit themes that you want to tease?
Some upcoming themes include a detective / mystery themed kit, a super fun Halloween bundle, a western themed kit that is more kid-friendly than the one I have in my shop now and a different sort of kit (for me anyway) inspired by my tough "tomboy" daughter when I saw her in her gorgeous homecoming gown.
Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions!
Like I said, I've been on Lori's CT for a couple years, so I've had a chance to work with this kit personally. Not only was it GREAT for scrapping my daughter's Princess Moment during our Disney Cruise last year:
I was also able to use those generic elements Lori talked about to do some non-Disney layouts, too:
So now it's YOUR turn. You can pick up "Frost Bitten" over at GingerScraps with the coupon code below and get a 60% discount through the end of October (2016).
COUPON CODE: BGD_DGFB355
I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.