Welcome New Designer: Melouise!

I'm super excited to announce that we have a new designer joining us here at Pixel Scrapper. You've probably seen her around as one of our super-duper moderators, Melouise Vrijhof! I'll let her tell you a little about herself:

Hi, my name is Melo. Actually it is Melouise, but nobody uses my full name. I live in a small historic town in the Netherlands. In just a few days I will be celebrating my twenty year anniversary with my husband. Together we (try to) raise our two young children, a girl and a boy. Our cross-eyed cat completes our family. I work (and have worked for the past twenty years) in the graphic design industries, as an allround graphic designer at first and a web designer for the past four years. I came across scrapbooking on ‘just another day at the office’ googling ‘scrap’ pictures (the metal kind) for a design we were working on. My screen filled with colorful designs that instantly made me happy. I opened one of them, emailed the word ‘scrapbooking’ to my home address and spent a few evenings at home reading up on this wonderful thing I had never heard of before. I was hooked instantly! That was three years ago…

I started scrapping, with freebies at first - there were so many beautiful freebies around. But making freebie-only layouts made me feel like a fraud when visiting forums and galleries, since the majority are shop-related and exclusive to paying customers. I never dared to 'join in the fun' however much I wanted to. Then Pixel Scrapper launched their new site a year ago. They offered a scrapbooking community for everyone. I signed up quite reservedly, but soon found myself in the forum so frequently that I decided to take on a moderator-job. I made some great friends here at the Pixel Scrapper community, who have given me the courage to start designing. I joined the February 2013 Retrokitchen Blogtrain and never skipped a blogtrain since. Making my own designs was never planned. And offering my designs as a Pixel Scrapper Designer… oh wow! I am still pinching myself daily, just to make sure this is really happening! I am simply over the moon!

Self Portrait

She has a fun bundle to kick things off. I'm sure you will love it!

Rainy Days Bundle

Here's some inspiration from our great creative team!

CT Layout

Rain Fountain by Tiffany

CT Layout

Rainy Days by Nadia

CT Layout

Rain by Elif

CT Layout

Vatican View I by Sharon-Dewi

CT Layout

Vatican View II by Sharon-Dewi


Recent Comments

Pichi Sockenbart
Pichi Sockenbart Mon, 07/06/2015 - 01:49

beautiful design!

Donna Bell
Donna Bell Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:05

Looks like a great kit for April showers!

Annu Salman
Annu Salman Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:54

Welcome Melo :) love the colors in your Rainy Day kit

Deanna Patterson
Deanna Patterson Sun, 01/26/2014 - 20:27

Welcome to designing. Your Rainy Day papers are beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Maddy Knight
Maddy Knight Wed, 01/22/2014 - 07:06

Welcome Melouise and congratulations :-) You are so talented!

Samantha Navarrete ♥
Samantha Navarrete ♥ Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:21

Congratulations Melouise ^_^

Lou Anne Hazel
Lou Anne Hazel Sun, 01/19/2014 - 20:45

Congratulations! I've admired your work and am so glad you are going to be part of Pixel Scrapper.

Judy Salerno
Judy Salerno Sat, 01/18/2014 - 21:30

Congrats, love the kit

Marie Hargis
Marie Hargis Sat, 01/18/2014 - 20:33

First things first, welcome and hello, Melo. I have been a fan of your work since the first kit of yours that I saw on one of the blog train here at PS. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future. Good luck to you and I hope you will love it here.

Kathie Gray
Kathie Gray Sat, 01/18/2014 - 09:30

Your kit looks so lovely, I am off to download it!

Janet Scott
Janet Scott Fri, 01/17/2014 - 20:11

Yay, it's finally official!! I'm so glad you're here and sharing your fantastic talents with all of us. Love it!! :)

Jiovanna Aceves
Jiovanna Aceves Fri, 01/17/2014 - 11:00

Welcome ^_^ Pixel Scrapper is such a great community!! ♥ ♥

Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon
Mersija (Mer-see-ya) Simon Fri, 01/17/2014 - 09:34

Welcome to the group sweetie!!
Can't wait to see what you have in store for us around here.

Sheila Reid
Sheila Reid Fri, 01/17/2014 - 08:16

Welcome again Melo:) Can't wait to see more of your awesome designs!! I LOVE this bundle. Rainy days are my
favorite weather, the bundle is perfect!!!

Christil Liebregts
Christil Liebregts Fri, 01/17/2014 - 06:36

A kit that fits a Dutch designer. Because it often rains in the Netherlands. Hopefully get some more Dutch items.

Tiffany Johnstone
Tiffany Johnstone Fri, 01/17/2014 - 06:18

This is AMAZING news! I'm so excited to see what Melo has in store for her fans at Pixel Scrapper!

Donna McVittie
Donna McVittie Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:27

welcome Melo! I have only just subscribed to PixelScrapper last week and am enjoying looking around at all the wonderful scrapbooking elements and designs here. I look forward to all of the surprises you wonderful designers come up with. Beautiful designs!

Nadia Slegers
Nadia Slegers Fri, 01/17/2014 - 02:05

Welcome Melo!! I love your designs, it's nice to have you in the team! Awesome designs!

Nathalie Granjon
Nathalie Granjon Fri, 01/17/2014 - 02:00

Congratulations ! Your kit is so nice !

Lorey Lyons
Lorey Lyons Thu, 01/16/2014 - 21:26

Congrats! Gorgeous design work!

Penny Garver
Penny Garver Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:38

Awesome news, Melo! You do beautiful work.

Lizanne Killian
Lizanne Killian Thu, 01/16/2014 - 19:20

Congratulations, Melo!

Eve Care
Eve Care Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:31

Edit: I'm really looking forward to using the kit here in my upcoming layouts, and also looking forward to all the kits you would bring to Pixel Scrapper! :)

Eve Care
Eve Care Thu, 01/16/2014 - 18:29

I'm so happy to hear that you have joined the design team here! Congratulations on your success :) I love this kit ~ it's so completely adorable and I LOVE the color palette you used. Some of my favorites, I'm really looking forward to using the kits in my upcoming layouts and all that you would bring to Pixel Scrapper! Many Blessings and continued success!! xx

Vanessa Deneen
Vanessa Deneen Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:52

So awesome to see you on the design team! Congratulations! =D

Violet Irisovna
Violet Irisovna Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:32

Yay Melo! You're so talented, this is a great fit, and I enjoyed getting to hear more of your scrapper's story. Beautiful colors for this first bundle!

Kimberlee Gerstmann
Kimberlee Gerstmann Thu, 01/16/2014 - 13:58

What a great addition to the team! Yay!

Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:55

Yay, it's official!! Welcome Melo, very excited to work with your designs!

Harriett Humphries
Harriett Humphries Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:53

I'm so happy to see you as a PS designer. Your kits for the blog trains, etc, have been so cute and this new one is just wonderful. Thank you and congratulations.

Dawn McFadden
Dawn McFadden Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:47

Welcome Rainy Day is Jewel looking forward to seeing more of your designs

Betsy Bush
Betsy Bush Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:54

Welcome Melo! I can't wait to see more of your designs. Rainy Day is lovely! Thank you.

Emily Silverman
Emily Silverman Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:37

Yay! Love the new bundle!!

Lórien Rezende
Lórien Rezende Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:30

*Warm hug* Melo I love you :D In fact, I knew it for some (well, many) days from now (I entered on your profile to look for something and it was already showing as a designer) but I pretended I didn´t not to spoil anyone. Then, when Marisa came back from Mexico I was like "when they will anounce Melo as a designer?"

Also, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your first bundle not being centered on USA weather/colors/holidays - I miss it a lot. I´ll use this one for my PL page for this week, since there´s been a storm every day here this week...

Meg Bertapelle
Meg Bertapelle Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:12

CONGRATULATIONS Melo!!! :D so exciting!!! and I LOVE the new kit, it is gorgeous!!! Love the layouts too Sharon! :)

elaine nowak
elaine nowak Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:13

Love you designs, and can't wait to see more. They are just wonderful.

Julie Cowan
Julie Cowan Thu, 01/16/2014 - 09:31

Wow WOW! Welcome Melo, and judging from this first kit, I can't wait for more! Thank you so much!

Glenda Mulac
Glenda Mulac Thu, 01/16/2014 - 09:31

Welcome Melo! You're first bundle looks great!

Dawn Evans
Dawn Evans Thu, 01/16/2014 - 09:17

So pleased for you (and for us!!) - the new kit looks adorable!

Kaleena Farmer
Kaleena Farmer Thu, 01/16/2014 - 08:49

Awesome! Melo, designs awesome stuff.

Melo Vrijhof
Melo Vrijhof Thu, 01/16/2014 - 08:04

@Amanda: Haha, that's funny - our comments crossed each other the exact same minute!

Melo Vrijhof
Melo Vrijhof Thu, 01/16/2014 - 08:03

@Amanda: The bundle wasn't up in the air yet - it is now!

Amanda Lopez
Amanda Lopez Thu, 01/16/2014 - 08:02

It's working now. :)

Amanda Lopez
Amanda Lopez Thu, 01/16/2014 - 07:45

FYI - When I click on the bundle to get to the download page, I'm taken to an access denied page instead.