Tracy Martin Designs – Fun and Whimsical!
Today we’re sitting down with Tracy Martin Designs from Oscraps. Tracy Martin is a kit designer with a traditional style — her kits are filled with bright & fun colors, and lots of whimsy! I love how her kits are also shabby, but the bright colors set them apart from the shabby kits we’re used to.
Tracy has generously provided an exclusive coupon for our readers! For 30% off use the code “RLS30″ — it’s valid for one use per customer until May 31st!
Tell us about yourself!
It’s just Bella and I living in Paradise … AKA Papamoa Beach in New Zealand. No pets, we cant even keep cacti living so it’s a public service really lol.
Aside from scrapbooking, what really fulfills you? What else is it that you absolutely love to spend your time doing?
Apart from spending time with my amazing and goofy girl…. cooking… I just LOVE to cook, it’s one of my passions.
What’s one random fact about yourself that most people don’t know?
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 19. It’s the reason I changed from paper to digital, I can’t hold scissors or a pen! lol
Tell us about your workspace! What do you love about it? What would you change?
Oh it’s so messy! I sew my own clothes, so it’s not unusual to have a half made skirt over one of my monitors! I have Bella’s school artwork behind my monitors to remind me to play more.
How did you get started in scrapbooking? How did you stumble upon digiscrap?
I started when my Dad was very sick, it was important to me to do a family heritage book so I wouldn’t forget anything important! I then fell into teaching at my local scrap store, and then digital.
What is one tool of the trade that you can’t live without?
Paint. Messy sticky paint lol. I can’t even make a kit without a junk load of them!
What got you into designing? Did someone urge you to start designing, or did you decide to take the plunge yourself?
Not being able to find that perfect paper, I made it myself. Then a flower etc etc. Thanks to Michelle and Cindy at FPD who really got me started and “refined” me lol
What inspires your products?
Oh colours definatley. Colours always set me off. I’ve been known to make people sit still so I can photograph their skirt or belt before!
I love your little girl logo!! Is that you or Bella? What inspired you to use that as your logo?
Oh that’s very much Bella and everything I hope is me, that shines through with my kits. Bright, playful, and full of fun. Not for the faint hearted!
What do you love most about designing and/or digiscrapping?
Being able to get wild and wacky with colours. Making combos that paper companies never put out lol
Who would be your dream designer to collab with right now?
Oh tough one, Peeps & Milo, Val Wibbens, Allison Pennington and Creashens are def. my digi-idols! I love how they play with colour.
What’s one of your favorite products?
Shine Like It Does – I just love the colours, the bling and the shabbiness.
Now let’s check out some wonderful layouts with Tracy’s products!
I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Tracy & her designs better! Remember she has an exclusive discount for RLS readers!!! For 30% off use the code “RLS30″ — it’s valid for one use per customer until May 31st!
Don’t forget – we take applications for Designer Focus features! Be sure to tell your designers! Also we’ll have a new freebie up on the RLS fanpage later this evening to go with the Get Real Challenge No. 8, so be sure to grab the Cherish papers before they’re gone!