Featured Designer Diana Burton
1. Do you keep a wishlist? If so, what is your MOST WANTED item at the moment?
I don’t keep a wish list. When I want a particular product I either make it myself of buy it when needed.
2. What is your designing routine, i.e. do you get a snack, put on music, get organized and then work on a kit until its finished or do you pop in and out as time allows?
If I’m on a roll—with a great color scheme, and a really good idea—I’ve been known to sit in front of the computer for eight hours at a stretch. On the other hand, if the ideas aren’t flowing, I tend to work in fits and starts. As far as organization goes, I have a very disorganized style of organization! I know where everything is, but an outsider might be a bit bewildered…
3. When you scrap, do you use your own products?
I scrap a lot with my own products. As any designer knows, it hard to find time to do much personal scrapping, so when I am doing layouts a lot of them are to advertise my kits. When I am working on a personal project, however, I use my own kits or kits I have purchased from other designers. There are too many good designers out there and sometimes I just have to have something in a style other than my own.
4. What is your all-time favorite product OR what is your best selling product(s)?
My all-time favorite product is constantly changing. I believe that as I grow as a designer, and learn more my kits get better and better. Right now I am rather partial to “Memory Lane”, although I will always love my “Recollections” collection that includes elements to put together your own family trees. My new featured designer kit Afternoon Delight is nice, too!
5. What are your reasons or motivations for digital scrapbooking?
I started digital scrapbooking because I loved the look of traditional scrapbook pages, but I didn’t particularly care for all the supplies that were needed. My sisters are traditional scrapbookers and they have whole rooms that are dedicated to it. I like the fact that all my supplies can be kept on the hard drive of my computer.
I am also the family historian and have been researching family history for many years. I believe it is important to preserve our family heritage for future generations. Anyone who has ever done any genealogy research knows that traditional genealogical reports with their charts and notations tend to be extremely dry (read boring). Digital scrapbooking actually brings the ancestors to life through words and pictures.
6. What is the best food you ever ate? Describe.
I love to cook and I love food of all descriptions. I don’t really have a favorite.
7. Where is your “happy place?”
My home is my happy place. If I had to pick a particular place, it would be in my claw foot bathtub, in hot water up to my neck, with a good book. It is totally relaxing and the perfect way to unwind.
8. If you won the lottery, how would you spend the winnings?
I would pay off all my debt, build my dream house, then travel. I would also share the wealth with other relatives and friends.
9. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you chose and what would you want to talk about?
I would like to talk to one of the colonists from the lost colony at Roanoke, VA. It’s an intriguing story and I would really like to know what happened to them! Another choice would be Leonardo da Vinci. The man was brilliant, with a wide variety of interests from mathematics to art and botany. I would be interesting to see what he thought of the today’s world and the fact that many of his inventions, that were scoffed at in his day, are actually viable.
10. What else should we know about you?
I am a laid back, easygoing suburbanite, transplanted to a rural area who would never go back! I love my country home in its country setting with all the old growth trees and my gardens. I love being surrounded by nature and the privacy that my country home provides. I am a lover of life and try to live each day to its fullest. The only thing my life is lacking at this point is a good internet connection!
Stop by every day June 23 – July 6 and download a piece of my new kit “Afternoon Delight”. If you just can’t wait, the full kit is available for sale in my store along with some an add-on pack with more papers and elements, a cluster pack, and an alpha.
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