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Friday, January 7, 2011

January Guest Designer is.........

Melinda Thompson

Hi my name is Melinda Thompson but most people know me as Min. I am married to a wonderful husband Brad of 10 years and we have two adorable boys, Riley 3.5 years, Finlay 2 years who are my constant source of inspiration. We have just recently moved to Emerald in Central Queensland and just love the quiet country life.
I started scrapping around the time that Riley was born but only really became ‘serious’ about 18 months ago. Now I am hooked!! Scrapbooking to me is a wonderful combination of creative release and a way of recording our family’s memories. I love to scrap and journal about the little & insignificant details of my boy’s life. I do something scrap related nearly everyday, if I’m not scrapping I am thinking about it, browsing through magazines, online galleries and blogs or simply taking photos of my little boys.
My style is always evolving, not sure if I have a style as I love to experiment with new techniques, so it often depends on what I am scrapping or the challenge. Even though I have two boys, I am not afraid to use and odd flower here and there on my LO’s. But I do love to use any distressing technique, stitching and non scrapping embellishments on my LO’s.
I am currently on the KIU Creative Team as well as the White With 1 Creative Team and you can visit me at

Thankyou so much for being our guest designer of the month min, especially since you were forced from your home from the floods. Our thoughts are with you now, with the clean up. Here is mins example from our challenge this month, using pretty petals...

How is everyone going with the challenge? I will back tomorrow with the winners. The count is very close indeed!!


  1. Yeahieee!! So happy to see you here as Guest Designer. Your work is amazing and this layout is just as stunning!

  2. Just a fantastic page and I hope the clean up goes well.

  3. YAY Min... congrats on your guest spot!!! You know I adore your creations... just love this LO, so darn cute!! :)