Sweet Shoppers, there are just a few days left of 2012 and we’re sending the year out in style with a Featured Designer who is near and dear to so many of you in the community. Meg Mullens has been part of the Sweet Shoppe family for years, starting her journey as one of our Babes before moving into her role as a Designer on our team. She’s been our go-to girl in the challenge department for as long as I can remember, and her products are well known and loved for being colorful, whimsical and absolutely adorable. I know most of you are familiar with and love her work, so you’re going to love getting your hands on her featured designer kit, Begin Again. It’s your gift FREE with any $10 purchase made in the shoppe between now and December 31st!
Just The Basics
When is your birthday?
December 12th..I just turned 36. This year was an extra fun birthday b/c of the date!
Where do you live now?
I live about an hour north of Atlanta with my husband and kids
How tall are you?
I’m 5’4..I have super long legs though!
What’s your favorite color?
Purple..or Green love em both
What’s your favorite fast-food?
I try not to eat too much fast food but Chick Fil A is my weakness
What’s your favorite season?
Fall…I live just a short drive from the mountains and the changing leaves are beautiful
Describe your perfect pizza toppings.
I’m SO boring. I only eat cheese pizza..if I’m feeling wild I’ll go with veggie pizza
What’s the last CD you bought?
Taylor Swift-Red–it’s a great one.
What’s your biggest fear?
Losing my memory..it’s a real crippling fear of mine. I’m so afraid I won’t remember my family when I grow old. Makes scrapbooking so much more special.
Mac or PC?
Mac all the way!
Inside The Artist’s Studio
When and how did you get started as a digital designer?
I started in 2009 by doing a couple of collabs with designer friends and the bug was born! I moved to my dream store SSD in 2010 and am so glad to be a part of this amazing group of women
Is there a color you really dislike creating with and try to avoid? Why?
I REALLY dislike designing with Yellow. Strangely enough though I don’t avoid it. I just gripe about it to myself the whole time i’m designing.
When you scrap, do you prefer to use your products or those from another designer?
I really like using other designers products. It’s almost always a fellow SSD designers goodies though. Usually when I’m finished with a kit I’m kind of tired of looking at it. Bad attitude I know but I’m kinda slow (designing and scrapping) that sometimes it’s weeks of looking at the same kit.
Do you have a design checklist of things you feel must be included in a kit or accomplished before you think it’s done?
I do have a checklist. I try and include theme specific elements along with basics. I want my customer to be able to use my kit exclusively for a layout and not have to go hunting for basics from elsewhere
Is there another designer you really love collaborating with? Why?
I love working with Traci Reed. We work so well together and our kits are always my new favorites.
Food For Thought
Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
I think it can be both…as I get older I definitely realize it’s a huge stress reliever to just have a greet cry sometimes
Which activities make you lose track of time?
surfing the net….it’s easy for “just 10 minutes” to turn into an hour
What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
When I was in high school and part of college I didn’t want children. I wanted to be a successful lawyer, have a n equally successful husband, and just live and travel with him…I’m so glad that my life has turned out differently than “my plan”
Which is worse, failing or never trying?
For me personally it would be never trying…I don’t like to fail but you can’t fail if you don’t try
What are you most grateful for?
Now that you’ve gotten to know Meg a bit better, take a peek at some of her favorite products, and don’t forget you can pick up her fantastic featured designer kit, Begin Again, FREE with ANY $10 purchase made in the shoppe between now and December 31st!