#FeatureFriday – Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Secret Garden with the Product Designer

Happy #FeatureFriday, everyone! We sat down with CM Product Designer Carrie to get a behind-the-scenes look at her design inspiration for the NEW Secret Garden collection. It’s a must-have for every scrapbooker that features florals, nature, watercolor and an abundance of positive vibes. Are you ready to take a look?!

Meet the Designer

profilepicFor over 15 years, Carrie has worked for CM as a Graphic Designer, Product Illustrator and currently as the Design Manager. Throughout the years, she has honed and mastered her artistic skills, creating original works of art for scrapbooking fanatics worldwide. Her absolute favorite part of the job is being able to draw, draw and draw some more. Occasionally, she gets to create catalogs, website materials, flyers, logos, etc., but her true passion is creating products that will help become a part of something much more meaningful (scrapbooks). When Carrie is not creating art, you can find her in the kitchen whipping up a gluten-free meal, running on the treadmill, reading or chauffeuring her two beautiful children around to their abundant extra-curricular activities.


What Inspired This Collection?

“Florals, nature, watercolor, positive vibes and Mother’s Day!”


How Would You Describe the Color Palette?

“The palette of this collection is based on the Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, and includes shades of purples, teals and greens.”


How Would You Describe the Papers?

“The papers blend florals and nature with watercolor. Softer hues, more organic textures and has a feminine feel. I wanted ALL papers to have watercolor effects included in some fashion.”

What is Unique About the Collection?

“The entire collection is watercolor-based and geared toward Mother’s Day featuring the Pantone Color of the Year. Several elements of this collection were hand-painted!”


What Do You Envision This Collection Being Used For?

“I see this collection being used for daughters, mothers, grandmothers – this collection is general in theme but the florals and softer hues would look lovely with Mother’s Day!”


Tell us a Fun Fact About the Secret Garden Collection!

“I had Secret Garden designed in my head over a year ago and was waiting for the right collection theme to fall on my plate so I could design it.”

About Secret Garden: These stunning watercolor scrapbook supplies are perfect for everything from nature and spring scrapbook layouts to themes of gardens, hikes through the woods and more. From the elegant foiled Album Cover and Fast2Fab™ to the papers and stickers featuring watercolor flowers and banners, plus titles with uplifting words and sayings, Secret Garden will breathe new life into to your scrapbook layouts and projects. Comment below and tell us what you think of this beautiful collection!

17 thoughts on “#FeatureFriday – Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Secret Garden with the Product Designer

  1. I love this collection and see myself using it a lot. I am happy that it goes so well with an old embossed paper pack that I loved as well. (also the Tangerine, plum and then some pack)

  2. I love flowers in watercolor and when they are in purples, I’m ecstatic! Purple is my favorite color and this collection makes me think of my sweet mother who loves flower and my sister and neice who loves anything purple. Flowers done in watercolor seem so real. Thank you for such a beautiful collection!

  3. I can see this collection to be used to scrapbook a garden or outside wedding. Just beautiful and gorgeous! ~ Martha McGaughey

  4. Spring Garden is absolutely AWESOME! The colors, watercolor, coverset and papers are so beautiful!! We love it!

  5. Carrie….you seem to be the designer on many of my favorite collections…and this is no different. Another out of the park grand slam! :)

  6. Some of my favorite colors here. Designs are refreshingly beautiful. Love the album design and colors, also. Sold several at NSD. Keep up the good work.

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