Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spotlight Sunday


It's Spotlight Sunday, and We sure are glad you're here!!

Today's Spotlight Guest is the very talented Melissa of Created by Sunshine Honeybee . She captured the win of challenge #93 with this project...






Melissa's talents don't stop with this train. If you look around her blog you'll find other craftiness like this...











 Aside from being a wonderful crafter, Melissa is a super lady. Let's get to know her a little better...


When did you start scrapbooking/paper crafting and why?
I started scrapbooking when my hubby gave me a Ricoh 35mm camera. I continued to scrapbook over the yrs as he gave me my first digital camera & upgraded me a couple times to newer & better digital cameras. When I first scrapbooked I kept it Clean & Simple (CAS) with no embellishments. Wanted to scrapbook to create layouts using my photos to look back at enjoying & reliving the memories. Started to embellish scrapbook layouts, make cards & other papercraft items when I bought a Sizzix die cut machine. Wanted to papercraft to add more to my scrapbook layouts and for enjoyment of sharing a homemade card or item.

 What is your favorite type of project to make (i.e., cards, layouts, mini-albums, etc....)?
Favorite project is to add a photo of mine to a papercraft item & recently has been making shaped cards.

 What is your favorite product to use on your projects?
Favorite products are: calligraphy pens/markers, Cricut cartridges/Gypsy, embossing folders, Spellbinders dies & vellum paper.

 What is your favorite Cricut cartridge?
Favorite Cricut cartridge during this Winter has been Winter Woodland. Other favorite Cricut cartridges would be: Create a Critter, Doodlecharms, Life is a Beach & Sweet Treats.

What do you do in your spare time, when you are not paper crafting?
In my spare time I enjoy other hobbies of: calligraphy, crochet & photography. Also, enjoy riding the Tandem Bicycle with my hubby.

Any other information you would like us to know about you?
I always tell everyone I have one hubby, one daughter & one dog. I have one wonderful hubby who works in the computer software programming/testing area of Telecommunications. Hubby does all the gardening, landscaping, repairing & remodeling of our house. We do not like contractors. I have one very talented daughter that is now 20 and a sophomore in college studying Art Animation. I have one dog, a mixed breed Hound dog that thinks he is part Cougar. Had one other dog before the one we have now that I considered my first baby and was the sweetest mixed breed German Shepherd that is now in Doggy Heaven. I use to work in the computer software Telecommunications field for 20+ yrs and left the corporate world so I would not have to daycare my daughter after she finished Kindergarten and entered 1st grade. If I had it to do all over I would do the same & spend time with my daughter enjoying her youth.
Started my blog with encouragement from Susan/TenSGal of Expression Avenue site. Susan has helped me learn the Cricut, Gypsy, scrapbooking & papercrafting.

Thanks so much Melissa. Be sure to hop over and check out Created by Sunshine Honeybee . Melissa will also be joining the FCCB DT for tomorrow's Challenge Me Monday. We invite you back to see all the inspiration.

Be blessed, Beckie
Spotlight Sunday Hostess
































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3 comments:

  1. Yay! Melissa, you definitely deserve to be in the spotlight. I love your projects and your style.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  2. Enjoying my time in the spotlight & I have my Mon post for the new challenge as Guest Designer ready.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Melissa, I am just thrilled to see you in the spotlight. You are soooooooo deserving. I always enjoy seeing your projects. They are creative, beautiful and fun!!
    Charlotte

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