Who are you ?
My name is Jodie Mackrell. I am the owner and creator at Bugaboo Stamps
Where are you ?
I live in Saskatchewan, Canada…where you seriously freeze your tushy off in winter!
When did you first start drawing/designing seriously
16 years ago. I first began with JDS Clipart. A website i created and drew mainly for digitizers and embroiderers.
(I DREAD seeing my pictures from waaaay back then. lol. You know the saying..the more you practice the better you get )
Bugaboo is 6 years old!
What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?
Christmas. I love the lights, the music, and everyone seems a little nicer and friendlier….just leave out the fruitcakes!
Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?
No, but i used to! i loved when it was the warrior, randy savage, hulk hogan, bulldogs…lol..loved it!
(and sat down with a pail of ice cream too) oh those were the days….=)
Would you go cave diving with sharks?
Not even if you paid me. Hell I still don’t go out too far whether it be an ocean ,lake or anything due to seeing Jaws when i was a kid! lol
What was the first product you ever had for sale?
Stick people..lol. Digitizers were crazy about them so when i first opened Bugaboo i brought a few to the store
What job did you have BEFORE you started drawing/designing for a living?
I waitressed! (sometimes i sure miss the tips..lol)
If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?
I have two =) one is the name and footprint of my son who was born too soon. the other i got a few months ago…a butterfly that says dream.
NEVER EVER AGAIN. lol. i think i have turned soft as i got older…lol.. i love it…but NEVER AGAIN….lol
What’s your favorite horror movie?
NONE..lol….when i was 10 yrs younger i couldn’t find a scary enough movie! Now you wont catch me watching them! I guess we become scardy cats as we get older sometimes!
When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?
no…i cant afford a new mirror
What is your best and worst personality trait?
I’ve been told my best trait is that i have a big heart and my worst….stubbornness..however i think it can be a good thing too no? =)
What is your favorite piece in the whole store?
that’s a hard one but id have to say this JJ digi. I had time to color her, which I don’t get to do often and I love how she turned out!
Who is your inspiration/muse?
My inspiration is everywhere if i look up long enough…all around me, other digi companies, outside, my kids, its everywhere.
If you stop and take the time to notice that is
How many people work with/for you ?
A LOT..lol. I think we have 22 DT members, and we always have guest designers as well.
Then when you count the Bugaboo fans too (we simply must),
That’s alot..lol. You see …our customers work for us AND with us as well whenever they create something using Bugaboo. When they post it, blog it,
pin it, tweet it,.get published etc. if Its about Bugaboo, we’re getting our name out there =) Even our sponsors work with us, helping us spread the word about Bugaboo. Reviews and word of mouth, all of it. It helps and promotes Bugaboo. So I guess the answer is alot…lol
Name your favorite cartoon?
Im not sure..just NOT CAILLOU! lol
What’s your guilty pleasure ?
Chocolate and Vodka
What’s your favorite color?
pink and purple
What was your favorite subject in school…?
Art of course =)
If you got offered a weekend in a haunted house/castle etc.. would you say yes?
Maybe. Im one of THOSE ghost people..dont believe it till I see it . wait…..can I leave the kids home? then hell yes…=)
If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?
LOL….UMMMM I had to look up what cluedo was…
If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?
I WANNA BE A PRINCESS…A PRINCESS! ANY PRINCESS….LOL
What is your most popular item in the store/shop?
Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?
My first was Patrick Swayze…and no I havent…yet. =)
If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?
I would love to decorate!! I love to decorate and Pinterest drives me nuts…lol
How long have you been in business?
Bugaboo was 6 in January
What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?
Mechanical pencils and paper. and i LOVE buying fresh new pads of paper and new pencils. If i found and collected all my pencils i bet id have about 200!
If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with?
My kids..which would make for a small elevator…BUT Im gonna pretend it would be Chris Hemsworth =P
If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?I
I like different things….so Id say something along the lines of Rain, Summer, Storm…
Which decade do you think had the best music?
80’s, 90’s, although i do love some of the golden oldies as well
Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so.. was it fun, or a nightmare?
Nightmare…the guy was so shy he had like nothing to say…..was a loong dinner…lol
What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax
What? i get to relax? well….now i need to find something…=P
How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?
It depends..and I mean really depends..lol. Im one of those who have a million tabs open at once. While Im drawing an image, I can write 30 ideas down and the picture is still not done. I can get sidetracked real easy. And sometimes no matter what i do, I just cant get the awesome idea in my head to cooperate with my hands to bring it to life.
What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?
Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King
Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise
Its a mix…lol
…I look like JJ
…but i think more like stella 🙂