IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH QUIRKY TWERP

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I have to say that I really do LOVE Donna’s quirky style!  Just when I think I have her figured out, she will throw something unexpected in a kit!  I love the vintage feel of her collections and find them so easy to scrap with!  I had a lot of fun creating with “Playful Sunshine” (see below), let’s take a closer look at it:

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This is ONE of the SEVEN collections you get with The Digi Files for one low price.  When you become a member you get extra goodies each month as well as some exclusive collections.

Here are some layouts created using Quirky Twerps’s contribution:

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Layout by Jacki.

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Layout by Karen, Additional Supplies: Fizzy Pop Designs Sidekicks Pack No. 15 template.

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Layout by Lauren, Additional Supplies: Font: Orator.

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Layout by Katie, Additional Supplies: Gridlocked 4 by Gina Miller (template); Font: Pea Christen.

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This printable banner was created by Steph and uploaded for members as a bonus gift this month.  Additional supplies: newsprint paper from 9th and Blooms April TDF contribution, alpha from Libby’s April TDF contribution.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.

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InTheStudioWithQT

Name: Donna Wells

Hometown: I currently live in Neosho, Missouri. But I grew up in Dillon and Bigfork, Montana. (You can’t take the pride out of a Montanan.)

Family: All of my children are the four-legged kind. Winky, cat (12); Frances, dog (11); Buster, bunny (6). And I’m in a wonderful relationship with an amazing guy named Steve.

In my free time, I enjoy wandering through flea markets in search of quirky ephemera that might come in handy in a future scrapbook kit. Being a tenderhearted animal lover, I make a point of visiting the neighborhood dogs that are penned or chained. They sure enjoy the attention! For exercise, and to just make myself get out from behind my computer, I take my neighbor’s dog jogging with me about four days a week. Actually, she drags me down the street and it’s all I can do to stay on both feet, but we have a great time.

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Here’s a layout by me, using my Valentine Retrospect Scrapbook Kit:

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I have worked as a graphic designer for over 20 years, but 10 years ago a friend gave my name to a small scrapbook company that needed an illustrator for some stickers they were producing. I thought it was a one-time gig but they kept hiring me for more projects and soon enough I was so busy, I had to quit my day job and start my own graphic design business from home. Along the way, my name has been passed from one company to another and I’m currently working with three well-known companies in the paper scrapbook world.

When I was given the opportunity to start my own digital scrapbook shop, I jumped at the chance. I love all the work I do with my clients and wouldn’t trade that for the world, but now I also get to create whatever products I want to and that’s very rewarding!

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I am inspired by things I see around me all the time… a trip to the grocery store, wandering through a flea market, browsing a home-decorating magazine or visiting a fabric store. There is inspiration in the most unlikely places. When I sit down at my computer to actually create, and if I’m having some trouble getting in the groove, I launch iTunes, play some 50s doowop music and for some reason that gets my creativity going!

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I have an Apple MacPro with 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor and 6 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM Memory. Honestly, I have no idea what all that means! My monitor is a 22 inch ViewSonic and I also use a WACOM Intuos 3 tablet, something I couldn’t live without. I work with Creative Suite 4, mostly Photoshop and Illustrator. And, in the future, if I have a spare $499.00 lying around, I guess I’ll upgrade  to CS5.5. It pains me to spend that much for an upgrade!

I’m not very focused on photography so my camera is fairly old and rather basic. It’s a Sony Mavica that I’ve had for about six years. One of the reasons I got it back then was that it has the option to save photos in TIF format. It’s come in handy for my graphic design work.

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I always keep the Rubber Band Pen option checked in Photoshop. It makes it so much easier to see where the path is going when extracting an element.

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My favorite is Sugar Blossoms Scrapbook Pack.

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My bestselling product is a tie between Retrospect Paper Pack and What a Kick Scrapbook Kit

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Here are some of my favorite products by Quirky Twerp:

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Here’s some inspirational layouts using Quirky Twerps’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Go have a look in Quirky Twerp’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!

As a thank you to our readers, Quirky Twerp has created this generous coupon to share with all of us!Coupon