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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.
- 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.
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!