Monday, October 8, 2012

Meet this week's *Featured Designer* ~ Mel Hains Designs!



Good morning and Happy Monday Suite Peeps!! Hope you had a great weekend!! It's time on the MyMemories Blog to introduce you to another of our *AMAZING* MyMemories Designer's!! This time up, it's Mel Hains of Mel Hains Designs!  Mel has been with us for a while now and you can always find something awesome going on in her shop at MyMemories.com!  She's having a GREAT sale in her shop this week during her feature, and you can snap up some awesome BARGAINS - including the super cute kit that was used for this past weekend's newsletter header, for only $1.00 each piece!! Check it out here:


Here are some fun things that Mel would love for you to know about her:

My name is Mel and I live in Durban, South Africa.  I live with my fiance (we getting married in 2014) and my daughter Savannah.  She is 9 and I love spending time with her, she is fabulous! 
I still love designing as much as I did 4 years ago.  It is something that feeds my soul and it makes me happy!  My designing style has always been a bit "doodly", I love designing themed kits and I think I definitely gravitate towards "girl" kits more.  I have been trying to make more "boy" kits and I must say, it is a lot of fun.  

I am also a full time photographer with my partner Damien.  MAD Photography is slowly growing and taking pictures is one of my favourite things to do. I love playing with the images afterwards, trying actions and textures.

In my spare time (LOL!! uhm what is that?) I design or do scrappy stuff such as surfing the net for inspiration, looking at new fonts, forum hopping etc. 

I love watching movies, documentaries and series. My favourite movie at the moment is 'Act of Valor' and favourite series, "Breaking Bad". I also have a huge passion for music (I can't listen to country music though...) and Wikipedia.  Researching and asking WHY is a lot of fun.  I think in another life, I would have made a fabulous detective.. Hehe! 

I am having a great sale for this week and stop by my blog to pick up all my add on freebies.  I also have a freebie if you like my facebook page! 

I am looking for a theme for a new kit, something different and fresh.  If you have a fabulous idea, let me know and you can win MY ENTIRE STORE!  Yes, thats it!  Post an idea here and you could add all my designs to your stash!"  




Here's where you can find all Mel's goodies:


and from last week's fun giveaway, if you are DreeGetz, Stacey, Missy Roth, EssayPapers, or Rosewendy... YOU are the Lucky Ducks!! Please visit Sassy's shop and choose your favorite kit.  Email me the complete name of the kit you chose, along with the email address your account is registered with at MyMemories.com and we'll get that kit added right to your account!  Email: LisaJ@MyMemories.com.




30 comments:

Stacey said...

Her kits are adorable! thank you so much for the chance to win her store! How about a mermaids & pirates kit?

Ann Garriss said...

Thanks so much for your designs. Since you live in SA what about travel items and stuff. We lived overseas for 2 years and I have problems finding travel stuff. I can only use some many airplanes and tickets. I want things that you would not see in America, fruits, trees, animals, and foods. More about life in a foreign country. We lived in Thailand. Thanks so much

Ann Garriss

Amy said...

I'm thinking a kit based on holiday traditions outside of the typical Santa: Kwanzaa, Sweden's Santa Lucia, etc.

Anonymous said...

Been asking for this one for a year or so but no one wants to take me up on it. So here it is........an Ice Fishing Kit. Perhaps a Polar Bear or a Penguin with a fishing pole in it and definitely an ice hole. So far I've taken bears and penguins and added fishing poles to them, but would love a real element instead. Igloos and Eskimo's would be great. Of course fishing poles, sleds and huskie dogs would be allowed as well! Thanks for considering.........
Judi

Laramie Coyote said...

I would love to see more kits for scrapping dogs. No particular focus on breed.... just oriented to all doggies!!

Laramie

Gina T. said...

How about a fantasy kit with Fairies and dragons? Thank you for the chance!

ShariRBass said...

I would love to use a really playful and bright miniature golf kit with lots of cute little putting obstacles like: wind mills, lighthouses, curly Q's, clown mouths, etc. Maybe some beautifully colored balls and putters. And maybe some fun consession foods like corn dogs, french fries, and ice cream cones? I see everyone lots of good ideas, good luck :) Thanks for the chance!

peni astiti said...

Mel's kit are lovely and fabulous. Love them always!
how about book lovers theme! and gadget theme! and everything about shoes theme? :D

Scrappin' Lori said...

You have great designs already! I would love to see a rugby kit. Rugby is just starting to catch on in the States but is so popular in Europe, NZ, Australia, etc.

Sandra said...

Wow I'm still new at digital scrapbooking and what a plesant suprise to see someone from SA - Please how about Matric Farewell and Veldschool true SA style. Thanks.

mel hains said...

Hello ladies! I am really loving the creativity with the ideas! Thank you so much! :)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 09, 2012. Thanks again.

Dree Getz said...

I love your I'm the Birthday Girl Kit. How about an add-on for that kit that has things like 1st birthday, and I'm 2 years old. And maybe a quick page that has a place for all eleven month pictures with a bigger one for the 1 year picture.

Making an album for my daughters first birthday is what made me want to start so maybe there are more people like me.

Dree Getz said...

I also like the idea that Gina had about a Fairy kit. That would be so cute.

Monica said...

My kit idea is When I Grow Up - a kit that encompasses the hopes and dreams of young and even old. I hope you find the inspiration you're looking for!

yuki said...

How about a musical instruments theme? Many people play instruments of some sort but I rarely see kits for them (strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, etc.). It'd be perfect for all those recital pics!

jcobb said...

Love the kits! Has there ever been any consideration of designing a kit for brain tumor (cancer-gray ribbon) awareness?

SewCalGal said...

Really cute designs. When I see the kids in the cowboy layout it makes me think how I've been looking for clipart/layouts with woman (e.g. women in dresses, women gardening, etc. I also want more birds and bird related clipart/layouts. Love doing layouts where ....a little birdie told me stories. And, I find it hard to find quilting & sewing related templates and can always use more of those too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Bev said...

My kit idea would be a collection for travel in your country SA It is hard to find specific kits that can be used for travel in specific areas... Welcome

rosewendy said...

I know a little boy who is passionate about knights and castles etc at the moment. A kit with those elements- and perhaps a little dragon and fair maiden- would be great.

RJMJ said...

Hi There...

You Have Some Very Nice & Interesting Designs...Have You Ever Considered Doing Something Very Different?...Like...A Christmas Themed Kit But In A More Victorian,Vintage Shabby Style But Not in The Typical Green & Red Xmas Colors But More In Purples & Golds Or Pinks & Silvers?...What Do You Think?...That Would Be Very Interesting...

Love Your Designs,
Thanks For the Chance To Win!
Smiles,RJ

jcobb said...

I would love to see someone design a kit for brain tumor (cancer) awareness. The awareness color is gray and I would love to see what you could do with it. My husband lost his 5 1/2 year battle with brain cancer on Thanksgiving day, 11-24-11. This kit would mean the world to me and all brain cancer warriors, especially if part of the proceeds went to brain tumor research, such as the American Brain Tumor Association (abta.org).

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

The Robo Boy-themed kits are absolutely adorable. I think that one is going to really catch on. Found My Memories via Hello the Mushroom's blog giveaway:).

Missy Roth said...

Cool! I just saw that I won. Thank you so much! Time to get shopping!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love all the kits! How about something for prince and princesses,castles or Chinese New Year or St. Patrick's Day or baby showers or for the family or for everyday life.

Kelly said...

I'm so upset my comment from last week never showed up, bummer.
Well anyway better late then never... I've been wanting a hair cut kit for a while now. Something geared towards kids, both of mine are going to get their 1st haircut pertty soon!!! Also just reading through all the other great idea and I would have to agree that an ice fishing kit would be great!!

Thank you
Kelly

boysmum2 said...

How about a summer christmas kit. Living in NZ our christmas is spent at the beach, so loads of great pictures to scrap with but need something other than snow and cold to scrap a christmas theme page with?

Jeannie Versteeg said...

I know this is late but I thought I would share anyway! I would love a book worm theme. Both my little ones (3 and 1) are absolute book lovers and will spend hours looking through books and listening to stories. I have a ton of pictures of them amongst piles of books, and sleeping with books etc. I would love to see a theme that is geared towards children and books.

Jenny said...

Thanks for a chance to win your store! I love all your creations! I would love to see what you would create using a Hispanic Herritage theme. Being Hispanic and a crafter I rarely if not ever see any themes with third countries symbols, cultures, images or phrases. I would love to create a scrapbook for my parents in Spanish where I can add their pictures as children.

Anonymous said...

Hi, your kit is so fabulous, how about a kit with cooking competition theme. because i really love to see reality show with this theme.

thanks for the chance to win your kits

ka77hy (anastasia_katarina@yahoo.com)