Hello! My name is Melanie and I live outside of Seattle, WA, near the mountains. I am a SAHM of 5 awesome kids--ages 2, 5, 7, 9, and 11--two girls and three boys. When my oldest daughter was born 11 years ago, I started scrapbooking. It has been a great hobby for me because I get to create fun projects and record our family memories at the same time. My kids love looking through their albums which makes it all the more worth it to me. I love seeing how my style has stayed the same, yet changed as well, over the years. My style is pretty simple and linear. I love adding embellishment clusters, circles, and stitching. New product always inspires me to create. In addition to layouts, I love making cards, banners, and mini-albums.
Our familiy enjoys playing games together, dancing in the family room, and exploring the area where we live. When I have a few extra minutes, I love playing the piano (I also teach 10 students), reading to my kids, or baking yummy treats for family and friends. I'm not much of a cook though. Thankfully, my wonderful husband likes to work in the kitchen. We are treated to his gourmet meals every weekend (and I hope for lots of leftovers to use during the week!). We look forward to visits with grandparents and cousins who live not-too-far-away, and our annual trip to Nana's when we get to go to Disneyland.
Upstairs in our house we have a little "tech nook" that is 5x6 feet. I've taken it over for my scrapping supplies (LOL). There is a folding table along the wall next to the nook in the family room where I do my scrapping. My space isn't fancy but it is functional. I try to keep it organized. Though there are a few spots that always seem a mess :) Each month on the 15th I spend 15 minutes purging supplies so I can keep things from piling up.
Thanks for letting me introduce myself and share my space. It is so much fun working with Scarlet Lime and Christy! Come on over and visit my blog, Sweet and Simple. I'd love to "see" you there :)