Hi, there my name is Melanie Lees, I am a planner addict and digital scrapbooker designer known as Beehaven Designz creating FUNtastic and vibrant digital scrapbook and planner products.
I have always been an organised planner type of girl and have recently become obsessed with all things planning pretty like planner stickers, planner printables, washi tape to of course, and boy do I love washi tape.
I really enjoy using my digital scrapbook products with my planner for functional and decorative planning using scrapbook paper, and embellishments.
I want to share my scrapbook and planner journey with other scrapbook and planner addicts. I feel having beautifully organised planner pages inspire me to use my planners ever more than ever before.
I am an only child born and raised in Sydney city of Australia, in 2005 I moved to rural country NSW, Australia where I meet and married my darling husband. We married in 2008, and I am now a mother of 3 foster children whom we have cared for since 2011, we also share our home with our 4 fur babies.
I am a creative entrepreneur girl boss operating my own home based business, I am also graduate computer engineer and web designer.
I enjoy chocolate, espresso coffee, digital scrapbooking, photography, music, reading, and having fun with our kids. Those people that know me in person see my need to be organised, I love to know what is happening, some may consider it a little OCD. Everything has its place and I function best from routine, this is where my love for planners stems from.
I was introduced to digital scrapbooking in 2007 by a close online friend, together we created custom graphic designed email stationery, forum tags and website layouts.
Being a computer technician for many years, Computers and digital photography are one of my other passions so when I came upon digital scrapbooking, I knew I had found the best of both these worlds.
Since then I have taken several online classes in digital scrapbooking varying from layout design to product design, marketing and photography.
After our marriage in 2008, I really wanted to create a storybook of our relationship to that point while continuing to creatively document about our life and legacy in journal and photo.
In 2011 our family grew with the arrival of 3 children whom we adore. The journey path of fostering is a discovery of the traits and personality of little people while also providing them with many first. Capturing, and planning for our family is important to me for many reason and fuels my passion for digital scrapbooking and daily life planning.
I would say my biggest inspiration comes from my family (past and present), my friendships and love for animals and nature.
I love designing FUNtastic, playful yet vibrant digital scrapbooking products and planner stickers, planner printables.
Trying new techniques and programs to incorporate within my scrapbook planner designs is always fun for me.
My designs evolve from my inspirations of those things closest to me – “Family and Friends”. May you too find inspiration in my designs to calibrate with your life memories and story retelling. I enjoy creating photo books from my scrapbook pages showcasing the memories of my family and friends, and the stories I want to retell.
You too can create your very own digital scrapbook keepsake, filled with your most favoured memories. Browse my shop for digital scrapbook products perfect for a special event scrapper, an everyday life scrapper through capturing daily life with project 365 or the popular project life scrapbooking.
Taking the first step in getting started with digital scrapbooking begins with learning the basics of digital scrapbooking, leading you to self-discovery your inner creative side with the reward of simple pleasure in the joy as you learn and grow with each digital scrapbook page you create and add to your digital scrapbook album.
It is delightful to know that I have the privilege of assisting you with the preserving of your life memories through digital scrapbooking.
Together with my digital scrapbooking products and your life memories, you can retell all of your favourite memories in your own unique way with a family photo book filled with scrapbook layouts that hold your treasured photos, life quotes and journal stories.