Designer - Snickerdoodle Designs
I started “scrapbooking” before the craft was actually given a formal name. I still remember being thrilled when all the wonderful papers and elements started hitting the local craft stores! In 2008 I created an on-line photo album, using the company-supplied templates. While I liked the process, I wondered if I couldn’t “fancy up” the pages just a bit….. I soon discovered the absolute joy and wonder of digital scrapping (which I had so strenuously and fervently resisted!). Like so many other digital converts, my hobby room is filled with drawers and cabinets of papers, glue, ribbons, glitter………. you get the idea, I’m sure.
When I get interested in something, I don’t “dabble.” I dive in head-first and want to know anything and everything about the craft. So it was not a surprise, but also a natural progression for me to go from my initial interest in exploring the craft to creating my own elements.
I started designing in January 2010, and needed a design name. Because I want my designs to inspire in others warm feelings of love, comfort, and peace, I tried to think of what inspired those things in me. The first thing that came to my mind was my Mom’s cookies (I’m soooo simple!) – and SnickerdoodleDesigns was born. (My mom lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 44, when I was just 23, so my design name is very personal to me.)
I love nature and you will find that theme in much of my work. I design from emotions, either those I have experienced or ones that I wish to invoke in others; therefore, my kits are all very personal to me. There is always a story, a thought, or a personal emotion behind them.
I love making papers and can spend many hours getting just the right color or texture that I want. I love that “ah-ha” moment when something comes together, and I stop in my tracks, knowing that I have just achieved what I wanted.
What I find most rewarding about design work is seeing others use my creations in their own projects. I know it sounds really “cheezy” to say that I truly consider it an honor when someone utilizes my designs to create something special of their own – but that really is the truth. ;)