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
Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Queen of Quirk/Songbird Ave. blog template
Layout by Katie, additional supplies, Hillary Heidelberg template, Century Gothic font btw, that’s me
Layout by Janet, additional supplies: Stitching by Traci Reed, fonts are Typewriter Scribbled and JB Angel Baby
Layout by Katie, additonal supplies: template by Ali Edwards
Hybrid pillow box, by Leigh, additional supplies: Pillow box template from Heather Roselli
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.
Supplies: P22 American Typewriter, Apron Strings Mini Kit by Meredith Fenwick, 29-Day Template by Meredith Fenwick
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some of my favorite products by Meredith:
Here are some inspirational layouts using Meredith’s products (images without credits are linked to originals):
Layout by Amy, supplies: Meredith Fenwicks Daydreams collection papers and elements
(everything else is retired ie. Natalie Braxton ribbons, Janet Phillips template)
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!!