Hello! I have been going back and forth in my mind to subscribe. I finally decided, after a few weeks continually looking at the kits, to just jump in and go for it. My name is Melissa but am known as lissykay in the forums and galleries. I live in Utah but am a native Texan (and miss home.) I have a teenage daughter and am married to Alan who I somehow convinced to leave Australia and live in the US. I also have 5 step daughters who live in New Zealand. I have scrapped for so many years. I started when all you could get was Creative Memories product. That should tell you how old I am. I designed and taught paper craft classes for about 10 years. I have dabbled in digi for some time but didn't make the leap until I was on bed rest following a few spine operations. It seemed the best way to meet my creative cravings. I also am a template designer. I love the mixed media look and finally want to focus my craft on blending the art journal/traditional scrap in my layouts. I simply refer to it as fusion scrap. I look forward to all the neat product available through this new program and getting to know all of you! I am new to The Lilypad but have loved the atmosphere thus far.