IN THE DESIGNER’S STUDIO WITH MEGHAN MULLENS

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I’m super excited to be welcoming back Meghan Mullens of Wild Dandelion Designs to The Digi Files this month!  I adore Meghan’s designs!  I love the bright colors that she uses and her mix of florals, stripes, plaids, and damasks (especially when they are all in the same kit)!  Let’s take a closer look at her contribution this month:

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This is just ONE of the awesome collections included in The Digi Files this month!  You can grab them in the store or through subscription!  They are the best deal in digital and a great way to try new-to-you designers!!  Here are some layouts created using “Social Butterfly”:

image Layout by Melissa L. additional supplies: Traci Reed Round n Round stitches; Kids are Cool word art by Ali Edwards; Font is LD Cotton Candy
image Layout by Trina, additional supplies: Template – Color Pops Vol. 6 – Queen of Hearts; A Little Offset Alpha – Christy Lyle; Font – Augie
image Layout by Karen, additional supplies: Janet Phillips template
image Layout by Katie, additional supplies: template by Emily Powers. Fonts are Impact and Gill Sans MT
image Layout by Steph, additional supplies: fonts Everytime I Miss You and Fontologie Printing Primer

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Meghan Mullens..WAHM and wife near Atlanta, Georgia.

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I think it’s important to scrap how YOU like to scrap. Don’t conform to the latest trends if they aren’t YOUR style. It’s easy to get wrapped up in being a “popular” scrapper but if the process isn’t fun for you and the page isn’t meaningful then it doesn’t matter in the end who likes your pages. Scrap for YOURSELF first!

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I started scrapping in 2007. I bought scrap kits to make sigs on a board I was on. I eventually made a layout then discovered a digi home at Sweet Shoppe and have been there since! I started dabbling in designing in 2008 with a couple of collabs with some designer friends. I got pretty serious about it in 2009 (I designed with a friend as a duo then eventually went out on my own) I moved to SSD in October 2010 and Robin will never be able to get rid of me 😉

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Kid’s clothes! I can look at an outfit and see a kit 🙂

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Well..I have two (pc and Mac) but I’m not good with change and CS5 scares me not to mention I can’t pry my DH off the Mac..I’m trying to use it daily but I give up and go back to CS2 on my PC…sooo I’m using CS2 on a Dell desktop with 3gb of RAM for now…

I do open Inksape occasionally (like Illustrator..but free!)

My camera is a Canon Rebel (old school DSLR)

I use a bamboo tablet and a Canon Pixma scanner sometimes

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Here are some of my favorite products by Meghan

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Here’s some inspirational layouts using Meghan’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Go have a look in Meghan’s Store! We will randomly select a winner from those comments to win $10 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!

As a thank you to our readers, Meghan has created this coupon to share with all of us!

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Sponsor Spotlight – Wild Dandelions

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I first discovered Wild Dandelions (a.k.a. Meghan Mullens) when Digi Scrap Addicts was running their “So You Think You Can Design” contest.  There were a few designers from that contest that I wasn’t familiar with at the time, and I followed them through the contest (and downloaded).  I was so excited when I saw WILD DANDELIONS debut at Scrap Orchard!  Here’s a look at what Meghan contributed to THE DIGI FILES 10:

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Can you believe you get all of this AND goodies from 8 other designers/store for only $5!?  I can’t!  It’s a very inexpensive way to try some new designers out as well as show your support for THE DAILY DIGI and what we love to do!

Here is what I team did with this great kit:

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(layout by Rachael, additional supplies: Template by Get It Scrapped (modified))

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(layout by NeeNee, additional supplies: Font is Fontologie P.S. I Love You)

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(layout by Steph, additional supplies: Font is Printing Primer by Fontologie)

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Meghan Mullens–Thirty-something, SAHM to a handful of beautiful kids. I live near Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and kids. Before children I had a career in Finance and do not miss it at all J I love creating memory keepsakes for my family and just cherish this creative outlet I stumbled upon almost 3 years ago.

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Designing just seemed like a natural progression for me as a scrapper. I had ideas and teamed up with my friend Kristin and created a collab with her quite a few months before I ventured into taking designing seriously. When I became serious about designing I paired up my dear friend Tracey Howard under the name Wild Dandelions. We were taken on at Scrap Orchard in June of 09 and both continue to sell there under our individual names.

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Dabbling since mid 08 and seriously since early 09.

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Definitely both! I think I’m a scrapper first and foremost.

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Well I’m on the computer way more than I should be but I’m easily distracted 😉 I’d say about 20-25 hours on a busy week!

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Well, I love collabing on kits…just the whole process is fun to me. I love seeing other ideas based around the same theme and working with people I consider friends. I can’t choose a favorite product though..I have a few! Apple Blossom with Kristin Cronin-Barrow, 10 Things with Traci Reed, Wonky with Kami Leonard and Tracey Howard. I love them all!

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1) My Family

2) My Church

3) My Friends

4) Preserving Memories

5) Being Creative

6) Candy (Sugar Addict!)

7) Fresh Bathed Babies

8) Coffee with Peppermint Mocha Creamer

9) A Good Book

10) Buying Gifts for others

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1) Gum Smackers

2) Bills

3) Poor spelling

4) Disorder

5) Allergies

6) Atlanta Traffic

7) Irritating Noises

8) When my kids disobey

9) Telemarketers

10) Laundry

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Here are some of my favorite Wild Dandelions:

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Some GREAT inspiration from some talented scrappers (images are linked to credits):

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(layout by NeeNee additional supplies: Template is Cindy Schneider’s Scrap in A Snap Template Set 33.  Font is Pea JamieB.)

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Thanks so much to Meghan for joining us this month in THE DIGI FILES!! Meghan has a coupon for all of readers to do some shopping with:

30% off

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