Welcome our Newest Designer - Megan!

Monday, April 14, 2014

We are thrilled to welcome a new Designer into the Frosted Designs Family! Megan is super talented and is joining our team! You can read a little bit about her today as she shares her first project with us! 

Hello! My name is Megan and I recently moved from Portland, Oregon to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my husband of almost ten years, Andrew, our two-year-old son, Liam, and our one-year-old golden retriever, Scout. The move was truly bittersweet as we fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and enjoyed our six years in Portland, but decided that for the sake of our son, it was more important to move back to the midwest to be close to family. Before getting the best job ever – being a stay-at-home-mom – I worked for a private dental practice as the office manager and was in advertising account services before that. 

I am an avid scrapper and have been scrapping in one form or another since high school. I turned to scrapping because I had so many pictures lying around as photography was my first artful passion and I wanted to do more with them than just shove them into basic photo albums. If you asked me to describe my scrapbooking style it would be “clean and linear with a little eclectic flair.” I truly love preserving our family history for years to come and also watching the smiles on my family and friends faces as they flip through my scrapbooks. 

Besides scrapping and photography, I enjoy hiking, skiing, camping, eating lots of good food, and listening to music and NPR.

 I am so excited to be sharing my first creations as a member of the Frosted Designs Team! I am thrilled to join such a wonderful group of ladies and grateful to Barb for giving me this opportunity!

So, onto my first reveal! When I saw the Glitz 77 collection in the store, I fell in love. See, I was born a couple decades too late. I am a huge fan of the 60s and 70s - the music, the culture, the history - and the 77 collection does an amazing job of capturing that 70s spirit but with a modern twist. The colors, patterns and various elements in the collection are amazing and it can really be used to scrap any topic. I have it planned for a couple travel layouts, some everyday moment layouts and it will probably show up among my Project Life spreads too since it comes with lots of sentiment stickers and a sheet of fun 4x6 and 3x4 cards.

First, I am sharing a travel layout with you. When I laid eyes on the puffy stickers and saw that old school VW van and the sentiment sticker with the title from one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs, I knew right away what my layout would be. It's a sort of "photo essay" of our cross-country road trip as we just moved from Oregon to Wisconsin. You'll learn quickly that I take lots of photos so I have a tendency to gravitate towards multi-photo layouts...

And here are some closeups featuring the fun embellishments found in this collection. I am totally in love with the puffy stickers and those big rhinestones! I also happened to pick up the Studio Calico Printshop heart wood veneers and thought they went perfectly with all the hearts found in the 77 collection...

And, because I just couldn't put this collection down, I have a second layout to share with you all! I love this shot of my husband and son taken during a recent family portrait session and when I saw the quote from John Lennon's Imagine, I knew I wanted to use it on a page with this photo. For this layout, I decided to take the orange found in the collection out of the equation altogether and I love the way the black, white, gray, teal and gold play together - especially with the black and white photo.

Now for some closeups! Again, I couldn't get enough of the puffy stickers and used three of them to create a visual triangle. And, of course, I had to include one of the giant rhinestones. Also, the Kaisercraft mini blooms in sea breeze matched this collection perfectly, so I added one of those for a little texture.

There you go! My first Frosted Designs reveal! Now, head on over to the store to pick up the Glitz 77 collection and lots of other fun new goodies!

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4 Responses to “Welcome our Newest Designer - Megan! ”

Jean said...

So glad to see you here Megan!! Love your work especially with the Glitz!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on joining the team!!!! I loveeeeeeeeee these pages! GORGEOUS!

Katie said...

Welcome Megan! I love this collection also... especially the vw bus! Definitely adding to my next order:) i love your style!!!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Thanks for all nice comments ladies!