I have been a fan of Melissa’s since she started selling digital scrapbooking supplies several years ago. I love her color pallets, fun patterned papers, and embellishments! She creates amazing kits for both boys and girls and I always have a soft spot for Melissa’s fall kits, because of that, I am super excited that Melissa’s contribution just happened to be a fall themed kit! Here’s a closer look:
Here are some layouts created using “Autumn Memories”:
Layout by Jenn, additional supplies: Everytime I Miss You font.
Layout by Karen, additional supplies: wordart by Audrey Neal
Layout by Tara, additional supplies: Font – Sissy Lynn (funky fonts) by NeeNee designs, NeeNee Designs PaperCropz template (altered)
Layout by Trina
Layout by SharonS (a reader), additional supplies: Template: Starxlr8, fonts: CK Blackout, Hobo Std., Pea Amy G
You can see more inspirational layouts using this collection on the Team Inspiration page.
Hi my name is Melissa Bennett. I am 43 years old and have been married to my Air Force hubby Walter for 18 ½ years. We currently live near Charleston, South Carolina with our 3 children, Tyler age 16, Nicole age 7 and Skyler age 7. We are originally from Washington State but have been able to enjoy living in quite a few places across the country thanks to our assignments in the Air Force.
I started out paper scrapping in the early 90’s and have accumulated quite a collection of papers, stamps, embellishments and tools. When I started hearing about digital scrapbooking around 2005 I swore I would have nothing to do with it as I enjoyed playing with paper and paste. After exploring the gallery at 2 Peas and seeing the amazing digital pages I finally took the plunge in June of 2006 and tried my hand at digital scrapbooking. I was hooked instantly. I used to design graphics in Paint Shop Pro prior and enjoyed creating so in August of 2006 I started trying my hand at designing digital scrapbook kits. I started selling in my first store in October of that same year. I have always enjoyed different creative outlets. I used to own a craft business and for many years cut out my own wood and painted primitive crafts that I would sell at craft shows. When I discovered designing digital scrapbook kits I knew I had finally found something that I could really love doing. I absolutely love putting together color schemes and then creating the kit with it. It is magical to see everything come together and I take joy in every kit I create.
Color is the biggest thing that inspires me to create. If I have a good color scheme I can usually get a flood of ideas start running through my head.
I use a Gateway touch screen desktop with 64 bit Windows 7, with an Intel Core i3 processor and 4 GB of RAM. For designing I use Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Illustrator CS3. I have a Bamboo Pen & Touch tablet which I absolutely LOVE!!
My Camera Equipment
My camera is a Nikon D50 and the lenses I use are a Nikon 50mm 1.8 and a Tameron 18-200mm 3.5 – 6.3 macro. I just recently bought an external flash and hope to start getting some mad photography skillz!!
Here are some of my favorite products by Melissa
Here’s some inspirational layouts using Melissa’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
Go have a look in Melissa’s Store! Post a comment below and we will randomly select a winner from those comments to win $10 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST)!
As a thank you to our readers, Melissa has created this coupon code for 35% off in her personal store to share with all of us!