Melissa Marti has been capturing memories in scrapbook albums for over a decade. She started out as a paper scrapbooker while in college as a way to de-stress and have some fun amidst all the studying and seriousness.
After her first child was born, she realized that paper scrapping just wasn’t an option anymore; she needed something less messy and something that didn’t take up as much time – she discovered digital scrapbooking and has never looked back!
Melissa has scrapped using PSE and Storybook Creator/Artisan and is excited to offer classes for BOTH sets of users at Scrapaneers! Currently, she has the pleasure to design for some of her favorite designers, including Word Art World, Sugarplum Paperie, and Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs. She has dabbled a little in kit design and designs her own templates which she offers for free on her Facebook page, To Be Remembered Designs. On her Facebook page, she also hosts speed scraps, keeps followers up-to-date on exciting events in the world of scrapbooking, and posts tutorial videos (you can find her previous videos on Facebook and also on her YouTube channel).
Born and raised a Midwest girl (she spent her childhood in Northern Michigan), Melissa now lives in Wisconsin – on a dairy farm, of course, and is raising her 3 children (ages 6, 4, and 2) with her husband of almost 8 years. She is a teacher by trade (high school math), but has taken a break from the all-important job of educating young minds to focus on her real passion: the equally-important job of helping others preserve their memories for their families! Her passion for scrapbooking has certainly grown as her children grow – she loves capturing all the silly, sweet, and even naughty moments and the things they say. She focuses on an everyday approach to scrapbooking – she is sure to take photos of the little things in life like a favorite blankie, the (beautiful) mess made when her oldest got into her make-up for the first time, or her son playing for hours on the sand pile with his trucks. Those are the memories she wants to hold onto forever, and it’s all worth it when her 6 year old picks up an album and sits down with her little brother and sister to read them the stories held within. That’s why we do what we do…