One of the things I love about spotlighting various designers from around the digi world is the variation. Some designers have been around “forever” while others are much newer to the community. Both have something amazing to offer. Kristen Rice of K Studio (After Five Designs) has only been designing since November 2008 — and yet, looking at her stuff, you would have no idea. Her work is filled with tons of fun and fresh elements, funky templates, and some kickin’ shadows and other scrapping/designer tools. I had so much fun looking through her shop. I just know you are going to see something you love! But first, let’s look at her THE DIGI FILES 6 contribution.
I just LOVE this mini kit — the earthy tones, the fun photo texture, and I am so happy that she includes shadowed and unshadowed versions of her elements (I am totally shadow-challenged, so I like that I can have realistic shadows on my pages). Make sure you take the chance to grab this kit (and a ton of other stuff) — all for $5.00. Tomorrow is the last day!
Here are some pages from our team:
Layout by Janet: Organic Girl Mini from TDF6, stitching by Syrin, Fonts are Typewriter Scribbled and CK Ali’s Writing
Layout by Karen: Organic Girl Mini from TDF6, Spotted Dog Designs Block It shape template and Folks Light font
Layout by Rachael: Organic Girl mini from TDF6, Sanded Edge Action from Atomic Cupcake
Layout by Dúnia: Organic Girl Mini Kit by Kristen Rice (TDF6), Organic Girl Template by Kristen Rice (TDF6), Fonts: 1942 report and Abrazo Script
Name: Kristen Rice
Hometown: Originally from a small town in Ohio, then moved to Columbus, Ohio about 10 years ago to enjoy the city life!
Family: Married to Lonnie for 8 years, and Mom to 3 beautiful kids: Myah, Kyle, and Owen (6, 3 1/2, and 2), and our German Shepherd mix, Storm (9 years)
BLOG: See Kristen Scrap
I loved scrapping so much, and was very involved in it. And, I began getting requests for templates and people asking if I was going to be designing anytime soon, and so I thought I would give it a try! The rest is history, as they say!
Since November of 2008.
Proud to be both a scrapper and designer! I am not sure that I could successfully do one without the other! I love them both! And, I can only design things that I am able to scrap with.
Yikes! LOL! I would say most of my week is devoted to designing, and then advertising, scrapping, etc. I also am an Administrator at After Five Designs, so I do customer service and other related stuff. This is my only job now, so I really devote a lot of time to it. I would say at least 40 hours a week, and most of my designing gets done after my hubby is home to help with the kids!
I would say that I love my White Wash presets quite a bit and use those on a lot of my photos! It is a favorite of mine
I believe my best selling product is my Shadows Perfected Layer Styles
- my family
- iced tea
- being outside in the sun
- my camera
- watching movies
- spring weather
- rainy days
- noisy toys
- uncomfortable shoes
- a morning with no coffee
- humid weather
- dry hands
- cleaning the bathroom
- paying bills
- having to go to sleep in the middle of designing because I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, lol!
Now I want to show you some of my favorite products from Kristen’s shop!
And here are just a FEW of the G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. layouts I found using stuff from K Studio. AMAZING!
Thank you so much, Kristen, for being with us here at THE DAILY DIGI this month. The fact that you have only been designing since late last year is totally amazing and inspiring! We can’t wait to see how far you go!