In The Designer’s Studio With Meredith Fenwick

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Meredith Fenwick is one of those designers that has been around for as long as I can remember! I have always especially loved her feminine florals, but she can do a great boy kit too!Here’s a closer look at Meredith’s contribution to THE DIGI FILES 15:

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Layout by Steph, fonts Weathered and Printing Primer by Fontologie

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Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Queen of Quirk/Songbird Ave. blog template

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Layout by Katie, additional supplies, Hillary Heidelberg template, Century Gothic font btw, that’s me

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Layout by Janet, additional supplies: Stitching by Traci Reed, fonts are Typewriter Scribbled and JB Angel Baby

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Layout by Katie, additonal supplies: template by Ali Edwards

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Hybrid pillow box, by Leigh, additional supplies: Pillow box template from Heather Roselli

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Meredith Fenwick, from New England. I am a momma to my two tenacious little boys, Alex and Max and am married to my wonderful husband, Gordon. We have a few fur babies too – two cats, Lullabelle & Mr. Peterson and a dog, Wrigley.

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Supplies: P22 American Typewriter, Apron Strings Mini Kit by Meredith Fenwick, 29-Day Template by Meredith Fenwick

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A tip about Photoshop…Learning keyboard shortcuts will cut your time down greatly when working in Photoshop. The best part about it is that they are mappable. I keep all of my letter-key shortcuts the same but have modified my function keys to run actions, trim pages, add layers and that sort of thing to make my workflow that much faster.

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After my son Alex was born in 2004, I started playing around with computer graphics. After many hours of headaches and frustration, I started to get the hang of Photoshop. Somehow I stumbled across digital scrapbooking and found scrapoutsidethebox.com, theshabbyprincess.com and a couple of other digi sites. I decided to try my hand at designing some pieces and sent in a submission to Scrap Outside the Box. I was lucky enough to be offered a spot in the store to sell my goods and I was off. I’ve always been a good study and learned so much about scrapbooking from the designers and members that I would chat with. Around the same time I also befriended the owner of a local scrapbooking store and started working part time there and learned a bit about paper scrapbooking too.

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It is constantly changing. I am not always inspired though – I go through periods of struggling to find something that inspires me and then I go through a period where everything inspires me. Lately I am feeling a springtime vibe so you will probably be seeing more springy-feeling pieces coming out in my store.

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I use a MacPro with a dual-core Intel processor that is pretty much dedicated to my design work. I have another desktop that I use for surfing the web and that so my Mac doesn’t get mucked up with all that stuff. I have 4GB of RAM in the machine right now.

I have an Intuos 6×8 tablet that I use with my Mac and a small Bamboo that I use if I decide to work with my laptop (which doesn’t happen too often).

I use a Nikon D50 camera. I use Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, and Art Rage.

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My favorite product that is available in my DHD shop right now is the Strawberry Frappe Mini Kit because I love the colors and I am very pleased with the patterns.

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My best-selling products are my 29, 30 and 31 Day Templates. I think they are nice and versatile and easy for scrappers to use to get loads of photos into a layout.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Meredith:

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Here are some inspirational layouts using Meredith’s products (images without credits are linked to originals):

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Layout by Amy, supplies: Meredith Fenwicks Daydreams collection papers and elements
(everything else is retired ie. Natalie Braxton ribbons, Janet Phillips template)

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Go have a look in Meredith’s store and come back and tell her what you like, we will randomly select a winner from those comments to win $10 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST and must include a product name to qualify)!

THANKS, Meredith for being here with us and sharing your fun creations with us!!