Flip the switch, it’s time to shine our Designer Spotlight on another Scrap Girls designer! This month, we’re sitting down with Chere’ Kaye Designs as she gives us the inside scoop on what makes her designer heart tick! Plus, she tagged 10 of her favorite products for the Designer Spotlight 40% Off Sale — so pop over to Chere’ Kaye’s store before 11/14/19 and load up your cart with her fave creations.
Where does inspiration come from:
I really love looking at catalogs or online websites for bedding and linens and stuff like that. I’m drawn to home decor magazines, funky fabrics when I’m shopping, and my daughters’ wardrobes. I guess I’m a fabric junkie!
What’s on your desk:
To be honest, I work on laptop on a lap desk with a table beside me. The table has a basket with pens (an obsession!), sticky notes, notebooks, a pair of scissors, some tape runners, and stuff like that. There’s also an essential oil diffuser, a Mason jar for scraps of paper and threads, and a speaker for my music.
Something we would never guess about you:
I traveled on a professional singing team for six years right out of high school and got to travel the world. I’ve been to Russia, Portugal, Mexico, Romania, and many more places, as well as all across the U.S. I feel really lucky that I got to travel the world before I settled down. I’m a huge homebody now – I rarely leave home – but I love the memories I have and the things I experienced!
How long have you been designing, and how did you get into it:
I’ve been designing since 2007. I was a paper scrapper and rubber stamper before that. I taught classes almost every day and ran my own business. I found digital scrapbooking one day because I couldn’t figure out how to do what I wanted on paper. I scrapped digitally for a little while, but then I wanted something I couldn’t find so I ended up figuring out how to make it — and I never looked back. I still like crafty stuff, although our home now is much smaller and I don’t have as much space for supplies. Thank goodness for digital – design, print, cut, and make!
What was your favorite TV show when growing up:
We didn’t watch a lot of TV growing up; my family was pretty strict. But I loved Family Ties, Happy Days, Who’s the Boss. I love all the old shows now, though.
Favorite thing vs. least favorite to design:
It really depends on the collection. I almost always start with the papers, and I love making them. I draw or pattern everything first, then go back and texture everything at once. With embellishments, I either draw or scan what I need, and then layer and make things fun (or at least I try to!). Word art is the hardest for me, but in the last collection I made, it ended up being my favorite of the whole collection. I guess I really love it all!