I’m a Tennessee girl who now lives in southern California. I love drinking coffee, creating handmade cards, reading, traveling, and cheering on my beloved University of Tennessee Volunteers football team. I’m a total geek and love all things related to technology & gadgetry including my iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, Kindle, and Fitbit. See, I threw a couple of non-Apple products in there at the end just to keep things interesting. 😉
I was introduced to the world of stamping and card making almost 15 years ago by my best friend. She would send me beautiful handmade cards for my birthday, holidays, etc. and I decided I wanted to learn how to do it, too. I attended a card making workshop near my home and was immediately hooked!
In 2010, I made the decision to go back to school and continue my education. Since I was still working full-time as well, I had to take a break from paper crafting since my evenings and weekends were now focused on my studies. Once I completed my degree in the fall of 2014, I quickly returned to my love of stamping and started making cards again.
In February of 2016, I made the decision to become an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. One of the things I fell in love with about Stampin’ Up products was how beautifully their inks stamped and the amazing color coordination across the line of products — ink, markers, card stock, designer series paper, embellishments, etc. It takes all of the guess work out of creating beautiful paper crafting projects! If you’re interested in Stampin’ Up products and don’t current have a Demonstrator, I would welcome your business! You can visit my online store by clicking here or by visiting orderwithmel.com.
Thanks for stopping by and getting to know a bit more about me. I hope you enjoy my blog and designs!