Design Team Series – Laura’s Personal Design Process

Hello everyone!!
Our current Design Team Series is all about sharing our personal design process, and today is my turn!

Most of my creating is done for design team assignments, so I keep a calendar of all my deadlines pinned on the wall. I am also an obsessive list maker! I make a new to-do list every morning and stick it up on the side of my craft desk.

Here is a look at my desk. All of my basic crafting necessities are within arms reach. To the right of my desk, I have a closet where I store all of my cardstock and 6×6 paper pads.

I am usually working on several projects at once, so they key for me is staying organized. Everything has a place, and I tidy up as soon as I am done working on anything, even if it’s not completed!

I start with coloring an image… all the fun is in the coloring! Actually creating a card is the challenging part for me! I find it easier to choose papers prior to coloring, rather than trying to match papers after I’ve already colored something. I keep lists as I go of all the Copic colors I use, as well as papers and cardstocks that I intend to use on the card. I clip the colored image, papers, and list of supplies all together, and set them aside. I usually have several little bundles like this on a shelf by my desk, so I can just come back to creating the card later. At the point I’m ready to make the cards, my little kits are ready to go! This way, I can usually assemble several cards at once.

I’ve had this silly donkey from the Funny Farm Crew colored up for a couple of months. I knew I was going to use kraft cardstock with him, along with this greeting from Funny Farm Sentiments. So, I’ve had everything stamped, colored and clipped together just waiting to be used! My cards are typically pretty simple… I like for the colored images to really stand out. Here, I just popped the donkey up on the new Winter Fun Tag Die, and tied a bit of burlap string to the top.

That’s all I have for you, but be sure to come back by next Monday, because Thanh will be sharing her design process with us!!



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    YourNextStamp says:

    Super CUTE card, I just love that silly donkey!!! Thank you for sharing your design process with us, you are sooooo organized!!! Love it!

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    Maureen W. says:

    Great card and love the shot of your work area! TFS about your design process – I need to be more organized like you!!

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    Thanh Vo says:

    Way to be on top of staying organized, Laura! Your cards always are beautifully coloured and so well executed.

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