We are so very thrilled to welcome Doris Sander as our January 2015 Guest Designer. I have had the pleasure of working alongside this incredibly talented (and equally humble) designer as we’ve taught classes at the Get It Scrapped site over the years. Doris just has a way with design, and I was so happy to see her join our Cocoa Daisy message board! I invited her to be our Guest Designer soon after!
She’s been so gracious to work with and has come up with three creative ways to use the Jillibean Soup mask, I hope you’ll take some time to be inspired by her Pajama Time gallery.
You can really get a sense of how fun Doris is by reading through her bio and answers to our questionnaire. I think you’ll love her as much as we do when you’re through reading.
Doris grew up just six miles from the ocean on the gulf coast of sunny Florida. After college her dormant gypsy blood surfaced and she began her wanderings; she has lived in Guatemala, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Honduras. Her vagabond ways were tempered when the little guy came along. Gabriel is her world and life is wonderful with him in it. They currently call Tennessee home where she stays quite busy keeping up with Gabriel’s social life, teaching English as a Second Language, and scrapping, of course.
Doris has always enjoyed photos and the stories they tell. As a child one of her favorite pastimes was digging through her mother’s collection of old photographs and wondering what the people in them would tell her if they could speak. She loves that scrapbooking allows her to share her stories and thoughts with her son, family, friends, and future generations. Doris would describe her work as structured freestyle, a hodgepodge of fun with a solid foundation.
1. What is your most creative time?
During the day. Seriously. I am not a morning person nor a night owl. My best time of day is high noon. And usually, I get the urge to create while I’m at work, then when I get home I get sidetracked by housework or something of that nature. Oh the frustrations!
2. Share your current top 5 favorite songs/music groups with us.
Mumford and Sons, Jackson Browne (always), Jack Johnson Children’s Radio on Pandora (this station is awesome – and can an entire station count for the last three?)
3. If you were in a Rock N’ Roll band, what would your job be?
I would like to say backup singer as I love to sing, but am not exactly an exhibitionist. Unfortunately, the melody is my thing; I have to concentrate really hard to sing harmony. Hmmm. Maybe I would just be a roadie. I do love to travel as long as I don’t have to do the driving.
4. Did you ever want to change your name? If so, to what?
My best friend growing up and I always said we would marry men whose last names were at the beginning of the alphabet since we always got lined up at the end (being Watson and Sander, respectively). She has finally done well in that regard by snagging a Carpenter. I am still working on it.
5. If your life was a movie, what actress would play you?
Maybe Jennifer Garner. She always has a radiant smile on, and I would like to be immortalized as a happy person.
6. What’s your favorite accessory?
I am not much for accessorizing, so I will say shoes. Flip flops and sandals in the spring and summer, converse and boots in the fall and winter, and mary janes year round.
7. How do you cheer yourself up?
A steady supply of Coca-Cola Classic. I am self-medicated.
8. If you could have a luncheon with any three people, which three people would you choose and why?
I am intrigued by the ability to write well. I would love to dine with some of my favorite authors. Harper Lee, John Steinbeck, Suzanne Collins, Amy Tan, John Irving, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaimon . . .
9. What food would describe your style?
Tortilla Soup maybe? A little of this, a little of that, a little spicy, a whole lot of goodness.
10. What is “dressed up” for you?
Tights. I always feel like when I’m wearing tights that I’m going the extra fashion mile (especially when I’ve had to try on three pair to find just the right ones. oyve.).
Thanks for joining us this month Doris, it’s been a treat!