Thursday, September 16, 2010

CT Spotlight - Nicole Seitler

Happy Thursday to ya! We're happy to interview CT member Nicole Seitler and introduce her to you!

Nicole Seitler's Sweet Shoppe Gallery

1.What made you apply for Krystal Hartley's team?
I fell in love with Krystal's designs several years ago and I unashamedly begged her for a spot on her team. Thankfully, she liked my layouts. :D

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 am most certainly a paper addict. That's one of the reasons I love Krystal's designs so much--all the beautiful papers she makes!

3. When do you scrap? Naptimes, after the kids go to bed?
I usually scrap in the evenings, after my kiddos have gone to bed. I can also sometimes sneak in some scrapping when the kids are watching their favorite afternoon shows on PBS. LOL!

4. What are your strengths as a CTM? Weaknesses?
I think I can scrap pretty fast. My biggest weaknesses would probably be that I don't always arrive in the CT forum in time to catch a new release and then I feel like a baaaad CTM.

5. Show us your first page.
Ouch. Really? Okay...

6. How many times do you use a product?
It depends! On average, probably two times for one two-page spread. But if it's something like an element or frame pack, then tons of times!

7. Do you scrap mainly for memory preservation or for creative fulfillment?
Memory preservation. I enjoy the creative process, but I think journaling is a must! I'm always thinking about recording the memories behind my photos. The creative part for me is doing that in a pretty way. :)

8. Who are some of your favorite scrappers and why?
Crystalbella77 is probably my biggest scrapping hero. She not only plays with paper and elements in a way that does not overwhelm a page, but she also always finds a way to incorporate her text blocks so that everything works together perfectly!

9. Are you drawn to one color more than others?
My favorite color is spring green, but I don't find that I use that color over and over again in my pages. For scrapping, I seem to like a mix of neutrals like tan, kraft and cream to use with my favorite patterned papers from a kit.

10. What software do you use?
I use Photoshop.

11. What is your current favorite layout (that you made)?
This one!

(Page created using Krystal's "The Other Side of Me" kit.)

12. What's your favorite scrap trend?
Obsessing over perfect shadows. :) I'm still trying to nail down my own favorite settings...

13. What do you "just not get?" (ex. chandliers, owls, 3-d, etc.)
How to use stickers. They always look dumb when I try to use them!

14. Do you know any digi scrappers in real life?
I've gone to a digi meet-up and I have a friend in Columbus who digi scraps. But locally, not really. My friends are all either crafty in other ways or not very crafty at all!

15. Krystal's thinking about getting a Mac. Should she? Why or why not?
Yes, she should. Because everyone says it's better for designing things... so it must be! ;) I would also like to get a Mac sometime soon. :)

16. What's your best workflow (time management) tip when it comes to scrapbooking?
It's surprisingly helpful to have something to listen to when scrapping! Creative juices seem to flow better when you're listening to music, so things come together more quickly. Lately, I've enjoyed listening to the Paperclipping Digi Show podcast when scrapping. The other thing that helps me make the most of my scrapping time is to scraplift.

As a special thank you, here is a template made just for stopping by! Download here and happy scrapping!


  1. That favourite layout in question 11? That's one of my favourites too :). I love the elegant way Nicole puts a page together. Thanks very much for the template.

  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 6 post on Sep. 17, 2010. Thanks again.