Melissa began scrapping in elementary school, putting memorabilia in the scrapbook her Mama started when she was born. She’s been using the new scrapbooking methods and supplies for the past 15 years and loves preserving memories in a way that is also an outlet for her creativity. She especially enjoys layering patterned papers and creating clusters of embellishments on her layouts. Several years ago she changed from chronological to inspirational scrapbooking, converted her photo processing and storage methods to the Library of Memories system taught by Stacy Julian at BigPictureClasses.com (BPC), began using a digital workflow plan, and started sharing her photos, stories & layouts on a blog. Melissa has been a coach in the Finding Photo Freedom workshop and Library of Memories Community at BPC the past three years.
Melissa is a teacher by passion and by training (she’s taught everything from middle school technology classes to university level business courses, from Children’s Church to the Young-at-Heart Sunday School), and she truly enjoys helping others learn. Melissa is married to her best friend, Robbie - a wonderful man who totally supports her scrapbooking addiction and often surprises her with new items for her stash. They both enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, spending time with their nieces and nephews, and relishing the life God has given them. She shares their adventures and her latest scrapbooking projects on her blog: Daily Life – Bits & Pieces.