Friday, 10 February 2012

pink lady spotlight: meet Nini

Happy Friday everyone!
With the weekend almost starting all new products are up at the ZZS shop. no new stuff for me this week but believe I will be making that up to you in spades next week!

In the mean time I thought it would be fun to introduce another one of my Pink Lady friends: the super sweet, super fun, slightly crazy and very talented miss Nini. You may or may not know this but it's the same Nini as in ninigoesdigi. Yep...the designer!
Well that's on thing but let's find out more...

Meet Pink Lady Nini
1. How and when did you start digital scrapbooking?
I discovered digi in the summer 2009. I was searching the web for sewing tutorials and stumbled upon some blog also showing digi pages and got curious. I had 2 week of digi fever and downloaded almost everything I could get for free and once the fever went down I contacted a French artist to be on her template CT. Even though I had zero experience, zero blog, zero nothing she was very kind in welcoming me in her team and that was it, I was officially hooked.

2. How and when did you end up in a CT/ CT’s
Oops, I just realized that I answered part of this question above lol. Well, as I was saying I found a CT call and it was for Bouille, a wonderful and very talented French girl who wanted girls to play with her freebie templates so I jumped. After that I joined ZZS with her as a team member.

3. How long have you been on my CT?
2 years and counting. I just can't get enough of you and your goodies lol
My dear friend Erika, who I "met" at Zig Zag Scrap, whispered in your ears that I loved your goodies (I think) and little after that you gave me the honour to be on your team. I still can remember how excited I was that day!!! Hubby didn't really understand what the fuss was all about lol xo to Erika, and xo to you! :)

4. What software do you use? What type of camera?
I started with PSE 8 but when I started designing I went crazy and bought CS5. Love it even though I can't use it at its maximum lol
I have a Pentax K-r and it's perfect for the newbie that I am. But I did buy a Tamron lens AF18-200mm so that I don't have to change lens all the time and that was a great purchase.

5. How would you describe your style?
I tend to stay clean but I like to have fun too and sometimes end up with something totally different from the day before so let's say I'm Funky/Clean ;) And when my mojo is on vacation, I just can't resist templates!!!! I'm such a template addict!!

Credits:  all Pink Reptile products I do, I do, I do Hilarious with Studio BasicMe-Time with Ju Kneipp, June July mini kit, Absolutely Fabulous and Love Birds (no longer available)

6. What is your favourite scrapbooking item, something you turn too again and again?
Definitely papers cause I love patterns and also stitches.

 credits: Numbers by Pink Reptile Designs

7. What is your favourite Pink Reptile product and why?
I had to go to your shop to see the whole list of your goodies to see which one I prefer but it's really hard lol OK, so I love the colour scheme of True To Yourself, its patterns and stitches, plus I went back to that kit several times in the past so, I'll pick this one for my first ;) Your Numb3rs kit is also one of my favs... Oops sorry, did you say one? lol

credits: True to Yourself by Pink Reptile Designs

8. Just for fun… tell us all about a quirky habit of yours!
When I put my shirts, t-shirts etc on hangers they have to be all the same side... do you see what I mean? And I won't let my hubby do the laundry cause he doesn't use softener and hang clothes like I want to lol Is it quirky and just manic? lol

9. Name 5 things that you can touch RIGHT NOW from where you are sitting, no cheating!
My tissue box, my mouse, my computer obviously lol, my favourite pen case and my Avene Water Spray.

10. Silliest thing you have ever done…
Close the double lock on my apartment door cause I was mad at my hubby when he came home late and drunk... I had to open afterwards cause he was too noisy apologising at the doorstep anyway lol.

11. Can you give us a tip on digital scrapbooking?
Buy a big external HD lol! I have a 2TB HD and I'm soooo happy I do not have to worry for computer space for my scrap goodies lol Does that count as an advice in digi? lol
OK I would also say, study shadowing cause that's what make a big difference in a page and also date your pages. If you scrap a memory it's so nice to have a date on the page somewhere instead of having to look in your photo folder and remember when it was taken. It doesn't have to be big, but I'm sure it comes in handy when you want to print your pages and make an album. Now I even title my pages with the date of the photo was taken and the person in it. I don't name them after the CT I made them anymore.

Nini I remember you were my second CT-member. I am so glad both you and Erika and still here on the team! Thanks for telling us a bit about yourself  and for braving it in the spotlight and giving us a chance to getting to know you!


  1. Great interview!! Loved reading more about you Nini!! <3

    x Natascha

  2. Loved this interview!!! I am SO glad that I met you Nini! You are such an awesome person and I am really glad I whispered in Mirjam's ear for You are one awesome Pink Lady! xoxo

  3. Such a great interview! You are someone that I am so glad to know!!! xo Candi