Introducing Melissa Stinson–our August Guest Designer…


About me: I’m a 33 year old software engineer married to a full-time graduate student (and med school hopeful). We don’t have kids, so my scrapbooks are filled with photos of our everyday (and not so everyday)

adventures.  We love to travel when our work and school schedules line up to allow it, and when we’re at home we’re always into something (the current project is DIY’ing a new kitchen from the floor up). I love documenting all of those things in my albums and having them to look back on. It’s amazing how many things my scrapbooks remind me of that I would have otherwise forgotten!  About my style: I never know quite what to call my style and usually just settle for “simple and eclectic.” I like lots of white space (though often that space isn’t quite so white as I love using patterned paper backgrounds), just one or a few small photos blocked together on a page, and lots of little bits like die cuts, stamped images, tags, and another other tiny pieces that I can layer up. I love lots of COLOR especially, and love to include it my pages.

Check out this amazing “Start to Finish” project video showcasing a layout that Melissa created using our fabulous July 2013 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits.  I think after watching her video you will definitely feel inspired to create your own projects using your July Hip Kit.  Enjoy!!!

By Melissa Stinson featuring our July 2013 Hip Kit & Add-On Kits.

hyatt place stitched

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Thanks so much for visiting today!  I am so thankful to have Melissa share her talent with us this month.  We will continue to post the projects that she has created with our July Hip Kit throughout the month – so make sure to check back daily so you don’t miss out!  Have a scrappy day!  xo – Kimberly –


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