Design Team Member: Meghan McMillan

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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We're heading into day 8 of our design team features!  Today, we're interviewing Meghan!

Meghan McMillan from Pink Bike.
 

Currently...
  • designing for CASology & Scrapbooks by Design (a scrapbook store in Vancouver, BC).
  • loving my Silhouette Portrait (along with my monthly subscription).
  • loving my Big Shot Die Machine (along with my steel rule dies).
  • creating with Lawn Fawn, Doodlebug, Paper Smooches & Paper Trey Ink.
How did you get into card making?
I've always loved making cards, but really got serious about this hobby a few years ago.  I'm an avid blog reader and love to find inspirational cards to pin on my Pinterest boards.

Why do you like clean & simple design?
When I created my first cards, I used sketches I found online.  They had all kinds of layers and I really tried hard to make them work.   Usually, they didn't.  Then I found a clean and simple and tried my hand at a very pared down card.  (I actually won my very first challenge with my first clean & simple card.)  I felt so much more comfortable with so much less on my card fronts.  I totally remember my "aha" moment when I knew I was a clean and simple card maker!  I do still like to do cards with more layers now and then like A2 Box Cards, but I usually gravitate towards a fairly clean and simple card design.

Any advice for fellow crafters when it comes to finding their own design style?
I think everyone should try out a variety of styles.  You'll just know when you find what works for you.  Experiment, try out new things and go outside your comfort zone once in a while.

Is there anything else you think we should know about you?
Creativity is a large part of my life both personally and in my job as a high school teacher.  I kind of like to fly under the radar and am not much into Facebook, but I do love Pinterest!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Meghan, Lovely to read more about you :D I too love Pinterest, what an amazing array of inspiration!! I love seeing your beautiful creations here and on your blog, thank you so much for all the inspiration, Gay x

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  2. Hi Meghan, looks like you have come above radar level. Off to check out your blog. Hugs

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  3. You do a wonderful job on your CAS cards.

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  4. Kimberly, great to read more about you...it is such a pleasure to be on the CASology DT with you! I adore your cards, they are always so edgy and fun and perfectly CAS!

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  5. How great to get to know a little more about you Meghan ... I'm the same with Facebook ... not even on (yet!) ... but am getting there with Pinterest! Thanks for all the inspiration week after week! Anita :)

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  6. It was really great to learn more about you, Meghan! Your cards are always fabulous, and I love your CAS style! Thanks so much for sharing a little bit about yourself with us!

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  7. I always like your cards, good to learn a bit more about you Meghan!

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  8. That was well-said, Meghan! You are such a sweetheart! I'll bet those kids love you as their teacher!! I l have always loved your CAS style and find your works of art so inspirational!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Must agree that I don't do much with Facebook either, but love Pinterest! So lovely to find out a bit more about you! Been lovely to admire your cards week after week at CASology!

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  10. It's really fun reading more about the designers behind CASology. I, too, found that I'm struggling with many layers, but other than that, I'm still searching for my own signature style...

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  11. Hello Meghan nice to meet you! LOL, I'm not much of a Facebook person either. I thought I was the only one. Thank you for the advice.

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