Saturday, 27 February 2010

Here is our new DT member......

Melissa O'Neill

My name is Melissa, I am almost 42, was an accountant previous to having my little boy 3 years ago, I am now a Stay at home single mum, I have been scrapping since I was pregnant, I loved the idea of documenting Nate’s life and giving him an insight into what his mum was like also.

I just love everything about scrapbooking, cutting up those gorgeous papers (which only recently has become easier) I used to think I can’t cut this, but have realised I can most times get another piece later, my style is very hard to define, I sometimes love negative space and other times fill the page with embellishments, so I guess it must be a mood thing for me.

I found Shazza by blog hopping and was so glad I did, I love the out of the box thinking challenges here, been very surprised where the inspiration from these masterpieces comes from, not sure if it is the colours of the picture themselves.

I love following sketches but my mind wants to deviate from the sketch all the time, so I find they give me the motivation to start but not always comply with the sketch.

I have just had an acceptance with Scrapbook Creations so this is very exciting, my dreams have always been to be on a Design Team and be published, 2010 seems to have started wonderfully for me. I am so looking forward to being on the Design Team here, the inspiration I receive from all the wonderful entries and Design Team members is amazing, makes me want to start something right away when I see the layouts.

Please make Melissa welcome at ARTastic

Here a few of Mel's creations :)

Beautiful to Me

No Tea Tonight Mum

Merry and Bright

My very own Monster



  1. welcome...can't wait to see your work and you will love it here...great inspiration, as well as learning a little each

  2. welcom mel, glad to have you on the team, i love your work, and hope we can meet very soon

  3. Welcome to ARTastic Melissa. It's great to have you on the team. Looking forward to seeing your work, and getting to know you even better !

  4. Thanks so much girls, you have already made me feel very welcome, looking forward to the wonderful challenges and getting inspired from your gorgeous layouts.

  5. Hi Melissa!! What a pleasure to have you on the team here! Congrats on your scrapping achievements so far this year. I've just had a LO accepted by SC for the first time too - so we can be excited together.