Thursday, July 8, 2010

CT Spotlight

Happy summer, everyone! Or happy winter for those of you in the southern hemisphere. :-) ! Beth here to bring you the goods on another team member. Please meet JackieAnn!

JackieAnn's Sweet Shoppe Gallery

1.What made you apply for Krystal Hartley's team?
Krystal has a very unique style that I think sets her apart from other digi designers. So I applied for her very first CT call waaaaaaaaaaay back in October of 2007. At the time, I was totally a paper scrapper and I had NO interest in digital scrapping. But because I loved her kits, I told her that I was interested in dabbling in the hybrid world. And for whatever reason, she believed in me and in the process converted me to the world of digiscrapping.

2. What are your favorite types of products to work with (you can mention specific favorites, but I'd really like to know if you are a paper addict, brushes, doodles...whatever).
I love flowers and ribbons and they usually manage to sneak their way onto all my layouts~ Plus, any beach or ocean kit usually finds it's way into my stash. =)

3. When do you scrap? Naptimes, after the kids go to bed?
My kids are the naptimes would be mine now. =) But I usually scrap during the day, so when my sweetie comes home from work, my free time is his.

4. What are your strengths as a CTM? Weaknesses?
I'd like to know Krystal's answer to this actually. =) But as for my strengths...I always seem to have some kind of picture that will perfectly match her kits. I also try to post a comment on all the layouts in Krystal's gallery. My weakness is I am totally intimidated and kind of a wuss when it comes to going into the forum and praising a new kit~

5. Show us your first page.
Oh's embarrassing moments. Actually, I made 2 hybrid pages with Krystal's Happy Place Kit~

6. How many times do you use a product?
Multiple times. Krystal's kits are soooo versatile that they can be used again and again and each layout looks different and unique...I love that. =)

7. Do you scrap mainly for memory preservation or for creative fulfillment?
Scrapbooking IS my creative outlet but preserving my family memories is EXTREMELY important to me. When my gram died, I had all these photos of relatives that I had NO idea who they were or what they meant to her. I want my family to remember their heritage and our family life and how precious ALL the memories are ...good...bad... special or silly...the latter is usually the case with my family. =)

8. Who are some of your favorite scrappers and why? my idol...each time I look at one of her layouts they just take my breath away...I want to scrap like her when I grow up. =) I also love Linz...her layering and element clustering are just, photos of her little guy just always make me smile. =)

9. Are you drawn to one color more than others?
Blue like the ocean...I am after all a California girl. =)

10. What software do you use?
I used to be a standing joke with Krystal's CT...well maybe I still am. =) But I taught myself how to digiscrap on PSE 2.0. In addition to that, I only had Dial Up....yes Dial up. =)~ So it would literally take me ALL DAY to download just one of Krystal's kits...THAT is how dedicated I am to her~! But I am happy to say that I now have digital cable and have upgraded to PSE 6.0....and after these big changes, I can honestly say that yes they were all TOTALLY justified in laughing at me!

11. What is your current favorite layout (that you made)?
My current favorite is always the most recent one I have it would have to be:

12. What's your favorite scrap trend?
I honestly do not follow trends. And to me the beauty of Krystal's kits to me is that they are ~untrendy~ which is a compliment, Krystal~! =) Personally, if I see a kit that catches my eye for whatever reason...then I buy it.~

13. What do you "just not get?" (ex. chandliers, owls, 3-d, etc.)
Fantasy layouts...I guess I am a reality chick. =)

14. Do you know any digi scrappers in real life?
I have not met any....yet. =) But Cheryl...GoneWithTheWind...and I talk on the phone almost every week and SOMEday we WILL meet up~!

15. Krystal's thinking about getting a Mac. Should she? Why or why not? computer advice?!?!? That would give the CT yet another reason to laugh at me =)

16. What's your best workflow (time management) tip when it comes to scrapbooking?
Templates....templates....templates...I use them to jump start my creative process.~

As a thank you for reading, I made a template from JackieAnn's layout she created using Artesia and the coordinating Word Art.

Download here. Enjoy!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [08 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Jul. 09, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. JackieAnn is such a sweetie and she does fabulous layouts. Keep it up.

    Susan Catmull