Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am a 30-something, wife to a Brit, momma to a former micro-preemie, maker, and excessive coffee drinker. I currently reside near Houston, Texas, but have lived in several U.S. states and the U.K. I love to travel and cook when I’m not documenting memories!
How did you get started scrapbooking? I began my love of papercrafting with cardmaking when I was 17, but after our honeymoon in 2008, I was inspired to document our trip to Tuscany, so my scrapbooking hobby began with a mini album!
What is your favorite Pink Paislee product? Ephemera die cuts are my most-used products from Pink Paislee! I love layering them on my projects!
5 fun facts about you:
1. I cannot whistle!
2. I was an interior designer for the hospitality industry in my former life, which began my love with good design in all aspects of life.
3. My favorite workout is spin class! I love being silently competitive with my classmates.
4. If I could go back in time and have a “do-over,” I would go to culinary school and open a bakery.
5. My favorite celebrity chef is Ina Garten, or The Barefoot Contessa.
I love bunting in both party decor and on my layouts, so I couldn’t resist fussy cutting the 09 paper to frame my photo and journaling on my layout. I also framed my photo with watercolor, punched paper, and ephemera die cuts to give it extra emphasis.
One of the best ways to use a lot of product in a clean, orderly way is to utilize a grid design on your layout! I love all of the bright, happy product surrounding the photo and story of my last birthday, number 33!
This lovely photo of my daughter was taken on her last birthday with a bunch of balloons in the background, so I decided to back die cut balloons with patterned paper on my layout then stitch the strings with my sewing machine. To make the balloons stand out a bit more against the cardstock, I added watercolor paint in a coordinating color around the edges.
These fun, bright cards have an additional surprise in their design. Each one includes an acetate window that peeks through to the inside of the card, where I carried part of the sentiment.
I throw a lot of parties, and I find that kids are SO excited when they have something they can claim as “theirs” as soon as they come in the room, like these fabulous party hats! Each one is made with only one piece of patterned paper cut with a digital cut file then embellished with crepe paper stitched on with my sewing machine and a die cut ephemera, topped with an initial.
Thank you for stopping by today and getting to know Meghann and her cute projects!