>> Monday, March 26, 2012
Happy Monday, dear friends! Today, we are lucky to have Melissa Elsner guest designing for us. Melissa is an amazing scrapbooker and a champion of Lily Bee Design. She regularly contributes to our Facebook page with her fab projects.
I asked her to tell us a little about herself:
Hello! My name is Melissa Elsner and I hail from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When I'm not working at my day job as a toddler teacher, I am usually having coffee with friends (it's what us west coast folks do quite often and quite well), shopping, walking through art galleries, traveling and, of course, scrapbooking. I've been doing paper crafts in some shape or form since the early 2000's. I can't remember the exact year but the turning point was when I took a class at my, now closed, LSS. (Pause for moment of silence as we remember my closed LSS.)
So I began to fervently make cards. Then, during a therapy session, my counselor suggested I use scrapbooking to journal about things. I hate writing. I hate keeping a regular journal. So I tried it and haven't turned back. Most of my layouts are about me and my inner thoughts, struggles, triumphs and such. And I still make cards! :)
I have had the complete honor to work with some amazing folks in this industry. People who know how I scrap and support it! I've been published in Paper Crafts and ScrapStreet.com as well as having projects featured here and there. I am also working on finishing my first online class, which is really exciting!
And her gorgeous layouts...
Come back tomorrow to check out Melissa's studio space and learn how she organizes her supplies (and what her superhero powers and favorite snacks are — that's the really important stuff!)