Melissa Shultz - javagirl984
I'm very excited to join the most talented paper crafters on the web. My SCS name is javagirl984 and I use buggin2stamp everywhere else on the web. My family and friends also call me Melissa or Missi.

I found SCS back in 2005 when I was still a Stampin Up Demonstrator. It was a whole new world to me. So much inspiration. I also work in IT and understood the cost and work involved in running such an amazing site. So I jumped at the chance to be a paid Fan Club Member. I've never regretted supporting this amazing site.

And the Dirty Dozen Designers taught me everything I know about card making. I would anxiously await every month when the new designers were announced and I would drool over all that they shared. I would study their projects and learned how to mix colors and layouts to make beautiful cards and other papercrafting projects.

I also have enjoyed participating and sometimes hosting challenges for the Virtual Stamp Nights that happen here.

I did take some time away from card making for a while. I bought a house back in Fall 2015 and taking care of that has taken time away from being crafty. I'm slowly getting back to papercrafting again. It feels so good. I've also branch out into the Junk Journal making world and dabbling in Mixed Media.

I've been crafty my entire life. As a kid my mom always had crafty stuff for me to do. I also collected stickers and yes...even rubber stamps as a kid. I had My Little Pony, Shirt Tails, Cabbage Patch Kids to name a few. I also enjoy sewing, crocheting, amateur jewelry making, cross stitch, and any other crafty project I can find to work on.

I am first and foremost a follower of Christ. I'm incredibly grateful for the gifts he has provided to me. I am also a classic sci-fi nerd who loves technology. I work in IT for a credit union. I love watching Star Wars, Stargate, Doctor Who, and any other classic sci-fi. I also enjoy camping in the woods. I usually have something crafty with me when I go camping because inspiration always hits me when I'm camping. I have no children, but I do have the cutest furry feline on the planet named Zoey. She is my baby.

Thanks for letting me share a little about me.