Meet our March GDT + freebie time! March 18, 2016 07:00 3 Comments
Welcome back to the blog! Help me welcome our super talented Guest Designer - Melissa Mann for this month!
Melissa has always had a love for papers and stickers. As a child, she collected piles and piles of Lisa Frank stickers and stationery. The infatuation hasn’t changed much these days! She found her start in scrapbooking in 2005 when she and her husband made a move from Maryland to Florida. The hobby quickly took over their spare bedroom and these days she is honored to design for Lawn Fawn, Elle’s Studio, and Citrus Twist Kits. Her projects have been published in Cards, Create, and Scrapbook Trends magazines. Melissa lives in the beautiful panhandle of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. Her day job consists of working for Escambia County as a Tax Agent. She is married to a great guy named Troy and they have one dog and a cat. She loves music, cooking, photography, and reading. Criminal Minds, Law & Order, NCIS, and The Walking Dead are just a few of the TV shows she enjoys.
Melissa chose some files from our store to use on her projects and check out what she created!
Here is what Melissa had to say about her project:
This was a background cut file that I fell in love with in the shop! I'm a sucker for background cut files and this one immediately jumped out at me! I went ahead and backed the entire thing with one pattern paper. I chose this look because I knew I wanted to stack and layer a bunch of different pattern papers in the middle of it and layer my photo on top. I decided to only stitch down vertically on this cut file and did between each column of rectangles. I typed my journaling on a bunch of smaller labels and layered them down the left hand side of my photo. I cut out the word "REMEMBER" and layered that at the bottom of the picture and stitched it down.
Cut files used:
Melissa had this to say about this project:
I LOVED the funky circles of this background file! I cut the file out on white card stock. Once it was cut out, I knew I wanted to back it against the Kraft card stock, but I also decided to back some of the circles with various pattern papers. I picked some muted greens/yellows/blues to go along with my pictures from the mountains of North Carolina. Once I backed some of the circles, I randomly stitched the card stock down with my sewing machine. I layered my photos, embellishments, and journaling on top of the background cut file. I absolutely loved the end result of this layout!
Cut file used:
Thank you so much to Melissa for being our GDT! I just love both her projects, they are so inspiring!
Make sure to check out more of Melissa's work:
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Thanks so much for joining us today!