Thursday, December 30, 2010

Meet Melissa! :)

Greetings, scrappin’ babes! My name’s Melissa, but most of my scrappin’ friends call me Mel. I’m a wife and aspiring writer, living in Michigan with my husband Daniel. After resisting the call for a couple of years, I finally started scrapbooking in 2003. I began by embellishing a photo album of our wedding with scrapping supplies, and then I was hooked. I’ve been stamping and card-making a lot longer, though in the beginning, it was much more like dabbling. What I find appealing about all paper-crafting is the element of creative play, exploring new ideas, and adding my own unique perspective. I’ve tried lots of different styles, in scrapbook pages, as well as cards and other projects, but I find simplicity most fulfilling. My focus has been in the process of shifting from photo-driven scrapbooking to story-driven scrapbooking in the past year or so, and I’m excited about where that new direction will take me.

When I’m not playing with scissors and glue and paper, I’m usually on the Internet, keeping in touch with my friends and family scattered across the country. Or you may find me writing an essay or story, knitting, reading, or taking photos. I’m so delighted to be part of The Paper Variety Design Team, and I’m looking forward to all the challenges in store.

Here are some favorite projects I’ve completed this year:


  1. SO glad you're back for another term Mel!!
    - April

  2. Can't wait to see more this year Mel :) Glad to have you back!

  3. A fellow Michigander! :) Your work is just beautiful! So happy to be joining the team with you!

  4. Beautiful stuff Mel!!! :) You know I love your work!!! <3 So glad to be back with you!

  5. Looking forward to being on a DT with you! Love your photos & your work! I do need to know if you are a hockey fan (my family cheers for the Detroit Red Wings). :)

  6. Hi Melissa :D Looking forward to being on the DT with you! Awesome work :D


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