This post is part of a series on our blog that will introduce you to the designers and team members that work behind the scenes at Plain Digital Wrapper to make it a fun-loving, digi-family. We would love to get to know you better as well, so if you aren’t already hanging out with us in the forum, please take a moment to say good morning to us, introduce yourself, and find some inspiration from our many challenges!
This week we are highlighting the talents of Anita (modgee). You can check out her gallery here. Anita is fairly new to the PDW Creative Team but had this to say about her experience so far. “I am really enjoying being on the CT. This new opportunity is wonderful. I wanted to be part of a friendly digi home, and being able to get more involved in challenges, and even hosting them, has given me a new outlet for my creativity.”
Anita shared the following in our interview with her:
What one thing would you want on a deserted island and why? Well, a laptop with high-speed internet, (I know that’s technically 2 things, but hey it’s a bundled package) then I could keep in touch with everyone at home, and of course still be able to scrap.
What was your favorite childhood toy or game and why? Probably my Spirograph. I loved to create the beautiful patterns. I’d do it for hours and staple them all together like a book so I could look at them over and over. Hmm, I guess this creativity in me has been going on for quite some time.
What are you hobbies/pastimes? I’m gonna have to say Photography, Scrapping , Reading, Gardening ( although that has gone from a huge garden to beautiful pots on a patio garden. I’ve done some Quilting, which I thoroughly enjoyed learning and applying. In 2005, I made each family member and some friends, about a dozen or so, lap quilts for Christmas.
If you were a crayon what colour would you be? Red!!! …or yellow, or pink, or blue, orange, green, violet…oh just one?
Were you named after anyone/who? NO…actually my Mum and Dad couldn’t agree on my name, so they and my three Aunties all put names in a hat, and my Dad’s pick of Anita was chosen…makes me feel so special.
What would you do with a million dollars? mmmm…. are you kidding????? …. I’d have a ball…
What is your greatest accomplishment? I’d have to say Parenting. I loved doing it and I wanted to get it right, (I am a bit of a perfectionist…). It felt very natural to me and I didn’t encounter too many difficulties. I have three grown children who are well-adjusted, smart, and balanced adults and who are my best friends.
Do you sing in the shower or car? I love to sing anywhere. I was given a gift of a Karaoke machine and sing my heart out with the stereo in the living room. I really LOVE The Beatles.
What is your biggest pet peeve? For me, it’s mispronunciation and spelling. I believe if you are going to do anything you should do it right. These are two things I worked hard on in my parenting. Phonics was a big thing for me, and knowing the right word, and the correct spelling, were accomplishments I wanted for my children. [If you have these things] you have knowledge and knowledge is power!
What PDW designer inspires you the most? What is it you relate to in her designs? I have recently accepted a CT position with Kim of Kimeric Kreations. I love her work [especially] her beautiful colour combinations and the variety of pretty papers. She inspires me to use those papers and to make my design striking with them rather than just relying on the embellishments to decorate. Here is one page I love using Kimeric Kreations Sunrise Sunset Kit.
What program do you scrap with? Photoshop 7, which I didn’t know a thing about a year ago, except what I saw in the galleries stunned me and made me want to learn how to use a program that would allow infinite more options than the simple Scrapbooking Program I bought at Staples in the beginning. So I bought it and started reading tutorials, till I figured it out. There’s still a lot to learn and I can hardly wait. I now own CS4 and I am slowly trying new things with it, but not using it full time yet.
Were/are you a paper scrapper also? No. Five years ago when my daughter married, the gift she wanted was a Wedding Album Scrap Book with some elements so she could scrap their photos. I went to Micheal’s and, oh my gosh, I instantly fell in love with all the cute little bags of embellies and alphas, and papers and oh my, maybe I want to do this too!!! But that day was about my gift and I chose all the cutest wedding things I could find, was horrified at the price, but so pleased with my purchase. On the way home, I start wondering if I could do anything like this on my computer. I goggled digital scrap booking and the hits were…Holy Smokes!! I can do it here!! Went to Staples and bought my little program and thought it was wonderful, I was hooked.
If you could choose only one type of element to scrap with, what would it be? This is a really hard question; there are so many wonderful elements to choose from…..only one???? I’m so torn. I guess I’d want PAPER because really you could do anything with it, but I do love masks, and ribbons, and of course my hearts.
What can be found on most of your pages? Hearts or Words Art Expressions of Love (or both)…after all that’s why I scrap, to leave behind a (semi)-documented history in photos and stories, which of course are filled with love memories.
What subject(s) do you scrap most? I guess I”d have to say my four Grandchildren. Now that my children are grown (I do scrap them too) but I mostly post the Gkids. They are cute and they usually have a funny story to go with the photo.
What’s the scene when you scrap? Quiet, organized, and comfy. We (hubby and I) have a den where he built built-ins with two desks (he’s a computer techie 😉 ) and shelving, so I have everything I need right at my fingertips. I also see that his desk is very messy and cluttered while I, being the neat freak that I am, sit here in relative organization and neatness.
Here are a few of my favorite layouts by Modgee to inspire you.
Created using Comfort by Kimeric Kreations.
Page credits can be found in the PDW Gallery.
Page credits can be found in the PDW Gallery.
Created using Sweet Baby Girl by ScrapDZines.