Welcome Melissa Morrelli!

I have been known to stalk on occasion.

It’s true. I admit it.

I don’t follow a lot of people on Instagram because, to be honest, I prefer not having so much in my feed. But on occasion I’ve been known to look at ‘Based on People you Follow’ or maybe I’ll go out and catch up with someone that has been known to tickle my fancy with their wondrous creations.

Melissa Morrelli was just such a person…until I finally decided to follow her…and finally decided that this girl needed to be on the KBS Creative Team!

Everyone say hello our newest team member, Miss Melissa!

This girl knocks my socks off with her use of travelers notebooks and stamps! She has such an amazing and graphically clean style. Just so in love with it all!

Take a look at her magic.

[ Stamps | Feel Free (trees, national park, wild life, little you big world) / Escape (adventurous spirit, play outside) / Travelogue (wide open spaces) ]

 

See what I mean? She has this amazing way of incorporating all those words and icons into this typographic visual delight.

i swoon.

Let’s get to know a little about Melissa.

Hi, my name is Melissa Morrelli. I’d like to start off by saying how incredibly excited I am to be a part of Kerri’s design team. Kerri has some of the most legit products out on the market today. Period.

I’m a mamma to three adventurous children, who keep me busy and I adore to no end. I’m also a wife to my high school sweetheart, who gets to deal with me every day, lucky guy!  I live in sunny California where the food and cows grow, not the beach, but we’re centrally located and close enough to whatever adventure we seek.

I have been scrapping here and there for the last 23 years (I started scrapping in high school). I picked it back up as a true passion after my first born came along back in 2008. I started telling our stories in a traveler’s notebook back in October 2016 and I’ve been a bit obsessed ever since. My style is simple, and repetitive. Simplicity and repetition is what keeps me going. I have never really considered myself a ‘stamper’ but stamping on my layouts is about 95% of my embellishments. I love a good stamp, I think it’s the best supply any scrapper can have on hand. I hope to inspire you with my approach to memory keeping. 

As a family, one of our most visited destinations is Yosemite National Park. It is our happy place. I used three photos of a trip we took in early 2017 (my date stamp has the wrong year, I’ll go back and fix that) in my traveler’s notebook to create this spread. This is a hybrid project, where I put my photos and journaling together digitally. When I create this type of hybrid page, I make sure to pay careful attention to my spacing. I want to make sure I’m leaving enough room to stamp the sentiments I’m hoping to work with. This means I usually start with a plan or an idea of what I want my spread to look like when completed. I print my pages and adhered them into my notebook. My last step is to embellish, and that means, usually with just stamps. Occasionally I’ll add a tag or two. As I said in my intro, simple is my jam. 

 

I am so with you on the stamping scene, Melissa! I don’t consider myself a ‘stamper’ in the traditional sense, but I love a good stamp–particularly when used as an accent. Words. Love ’em.

Welcome to the team Melissa! We’re so excited to have you here!

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2017-11-02T06:07:39+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|1 Comment

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  1. hgauvin November 2, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Oh my goodness! I just recently found Melissa through a bunch of “clicking around” and have been OBSESSED! I’ve followed (a/k/a stalked) her through Pinterest, Instagram, Citrus Twist, etc. I adore her style and can’t wait to see what she creates while on your team! Awesome choice Kerri!

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