Melissa Stinson Joins Scrapbook Update as Contributor

Today I get to do something that is my absolute favorite part of my job as Scrapbook Update’s editor. I get to tell all of my readers about a very talented woman who I believe has a lot to contribute to the scrapbook industry. Her name is Melissa Stinson, and she is not only talented, she is also Scrapbook Update’s newest Contributing Writer.

Melissa has been a dedicated scrapbooker for 13 years, and is also an avid photographer. Her scrapbooking, a combination of orderly paper & photo elements and more organic embellishment arrangements, can only be called eclectic because of the way that it combines various different style elements.

Although this may be the first time that you’ve heard Melissa’s name, it won’t be the last. She was just named to the design team at Counterfeit Kit Club Challenge, and has several other (still-secret) design gigs coming up in the near future.

Melissa, who lives in Alabama with her husband, is definitely a scrapbooking geek girl. She calls herself “scrappyjedi” online, combining her love of scrapbooking with her love of all things Star Wars, Dr. Who and Stargate. She even has a geek job, as a software engineer. Oh, and don’t even think about getting in between Melissa and her patterned paper: She also has a second degree black belt in Taekwondo.

At Scrapbook Update, Melissa will serve to bring to the table more of a consumer voice on industry issues – an important perspective in an industry that is ultimately catering to consumers. She’ll also be writing product reviews, and has a great eye for spotting trends that she’ll share with our readers.

We’re very excited to welcome Melissa to Scrapbook Update! If you’d like to learn more about her, you can visit her personal blog or follow her on Twitter. If you’d like to contact Melissa, she can also be emailed at

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11 Responses to Melissa Stinson Joins Scrapbook Update as Contributor

  1. Renee J. March 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Welcome to Scrapbook Update, Melissa! We all love visiting! Thank you in advance for all that you will be bringing to this great site!!

  2. Yvonne March 18, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Smart move, Nancy! I have been following Mellssa’s blog for a few months now and she is so entertaining I look forward to her new blog posts. She has a true love of our hobby and it shows. She is just so down to earth (lol I’m sure she finds that humourous!). I can’t wait to see what she contributes to Scrapbook Update.
    Congrats, Scrappy Jedi!!!!


  3. Melissa March 18, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    So excited to hear this! I love Melissa’s blog!

  4. Gab March 18, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    Congrats Melissa! And congrats Nancy on employing someone so interesting and talented!

  5. Lisa Williams March 18, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    Congratulations to Melissa! I just checked out her blog…love it! Looking forward to her posts here!! 🙂

  6. Pamela McGillin March 18, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Good luck Melissa!

  7. Laura March 18, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    I’ve been following Melissa’s blog and look forward to reading her posts here! Congratulations all around.

  8. Cindy d March 18, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Congratulations on growing your team! I look forward to reading Melissa’s posts.

  9. Betsy Burnett March 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    Congrats Melissa, welcome to the family!

  10. Donna C March 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

    Welcome Melissa!! You’ll love it here!!

  11. S March 19, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Nancy, you are assembling quite the team here at SU. Looking forward to even more great content.

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