Melanie Muenchinger - melmel
Austin, TX
My real name is Melanie Muenchinger, and I live in Austin, TX with my dear husband Paul and our beautiful 2 year-old son, Jonathan. Our family will be blessed with another baby in February 2005.

After dabbling in different arts and crafts all my life, I began stamping in April 2003 after attending my first Stampin' Up! workshop and seeing what rubber stamps could do-WOW!-I had truly found "my thing"! I celebrated my one year anniversary as demo in September 2004, and have my own talented, terrific team, The Powder Pals.

I found SCS in April and have never needed to go anywhere else! After several failed attempts at getting my work in the SU! showcase, I was so happy to find a place I could finally share my ideas with people who are as in love with stamping as I am. In the beginning, my style was making "pretty cards", but it all changed after playing with a friend's Favorite Teddy Bear set last year-after putting all different kinds of stuff on his head, in his hand, etc, I decided I had been taking myself WAY too seriously and the creativity really began to come out! (Look for new samples with "THE Teddy" in each month's DD gallery!) I now almost exclusively stamp "out of the box".

After being a featured guest artist in the Dirty Dozen gallery in September, I was delighted to have the invitation extended to me on a full time basis! I am very grateful to the Dirty Dozen for making a permanent place for me and am excited to be creating for the FANS every month-I'll work hard for you all, you rock!