VICKI: My name is Vicki Harvey. I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband Bill and our three children, Erin, Brennan and Kendall. I started scrapping just after Kendall was born. I began as a way to get all of my photos into albums. Little did I know that I would take more photos than ever and that each and every one of them didn’t need to be in an album. Scrapbooking has truly become my passion and I absolutely love using the products created by Melissa Frances. I have been privileged to have my work published in numerous scrapbooking magazines and idea books and I was a 2005 inductee into the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame. I am thrilled and humbled to be part of this team! Visity my blog at www.vickiharvey.blogspot.com
DANIELLE: Hi! My name is Danielle Flanders. I'm so very honored to be asked to join the Melissa Frances team! My husband and I reside in Upstate N.Y. with our 2 daughters, Taylor, age 8 and Kati, age 2. Originally I'm a Midwest girl. I fell in love with scrapbooking when Taylor was born 8 years ago when I started a baby book for her, and it quickly grew into something more for me! Now it is definitely a passion of mine, a creative outlet, and I love to try new techniques and sneak in time to make things every chance I get! My recent obsession is card making, but I also love creating altered projects and pages of special memories that my girls will be able to keep forever. In the last year I have been fortunate enough to have my work published in several magazines. I currently design for Pink Paislee, Prima Hybrid, Create My Keepsake, and Right at Home Scrapbooking. Please visit my blog at http://www.danielleflanders.blogspot.com I am so excited to have this opportunity to share my work with you and to work with these amazing products and talented team
BECKY: I'm married to tom, we have 4 grown kids, 7 grandkids, 2 dogs and a happy little life! I'm thrilled to be a part of the Melissa Frances design team! I've admired mf for a long time...I remember at least 3 years ago, emailing Carolyn to ask where I could find product! I love taking photos, about equally to creating paper art and especially scrapbook pages. I also enjoy blogging, both having one (www.beckynovacek.typepad.com) and reading blogs. I'm living the life I dreamed of and although life is never going to be perfect this side of heaven, I'm in a happy season!
RANJINI: I describe myself as a fairy godmother, magical glitter dust keeper, story teller, dreamer, tea-taker and artist. I love combining vintage finds with new products to create something unexpected. My favorite activity, aside from savoring a hot cup of tea and curling up with a book or a magazine, is to comb flea markets and antique stores for the perfect treasure to utilize in my next project. What appeals to me about the paper arts is the journey - I find ultimate satisfaction in the process and act of creating art. My belief is that all the art we make is an expression of the beauty and inspiration we see around us. The world is an unlimited source of inspiration and creativity, and I am enjoying the journey I am on. Beyond this, I am a fulltime insurance professional working for a large commercial insurer. I am also a mommy to a very cherished little girl, Alekha. I am married to Bobby, my husband of 14 years - who good-naturedly puts up with "the scrapbook stuff" overflowing in every room of the house and who knows where to find me by following the trail of glitter I leave behind. I am also the creator and owner of scrapologie.com, where I have been blessed with the opportunity to coordinate offerings of lovely projects and kits. And now I am honored to be able to say: I design for Melissa Frances. I am so honored to work with a company whose vision of beauty and quality is aligned with my own. It's a dream come true for me. You can find out more about me and my work on my blog: http://www.scrapologie.blogs.com
VIRGINIA: A 28 year old mother of three very busy boys, Virginia--or Ginger as most people call her--finds herself learning more each day about cars, trucks, Spiderman, bugs, frogs, dirt, dinosaurs, Superman, and anything else her boys bring into her life. She is married to her college sweetheart who teaches high school biology. Together they live in Texas where they both love to garden.
Besides scrapbooking, Ginger loves to read, quilt, swim, surf, and relax at the beach. Some of her favorite activities involve shopping at quilt, craft, scrapbook, and antique shops with her mother, as well as photographing her family while they enjoy the great outdoors. Camping and hiking are favorite family past times.
Ginger's scrapbooking style is very linear and graphic, yet still very layered and embellished. She loves finding inspiration for her pages from catalogs, magazines, and other printed mediums. Ginger also makes handmade cards and gifts for her family from her scrapbook supplies. Her designs have been published many times magazines such as Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends, and Creating Keepsakes. Ginger also has experience as a scrapbook instructor where she designed page kits and hosted classes.