My name is Melissa McGuire and I turn 40 in just a few days. I have been married to my husband Lawrence for over 18 yrs and we currently live in Kentucky with our three boys. Aidan is our hockey player and is 15 years old. Connor is our tech kid and is 11 yrs old. Jesse is our youngest and gives a run for our money at 6 yrs old. I am currently a stay at home mom and I am very excited to start this new adventure with this blog.
I have been a crafter all my life. It all started with my mom. Then in 2004, my husband deployed and we had a brand new baby. I wanted a way to keep track of the milestones that our son was making. I was looking for something that he could look though when he got back. That is where I found my love of scrapbooking and paper crafting. I would use whatever I could get my hands on to put in a scrapbook. It was something I enjoyed and I was good at it. From there, each time my husband deployed I would make small books and other crafty things with our kids’ pictures on it to send him. My husband would get creative fun things in the mail to keep his spirits up.
About 5 years later, I found stamping and card making! That ignited a whole new creative passion for me. I love making cards and stamping images. Companies like Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn are just a few of my favorite. I also love anything Tim Holtz related. There are so many great companies that put out great products that I wish I could try them all.
My newest adventure in crafting is turning Dollar Tree or thrift items into works of what I consider art. I even get things from the craft stores or places like Target and Walmart and change them up to fit the decor in my home or make things for the different holidays. It’s crafting on a budget and a lot of fun.
I am excited to show the things I create and teach others how to make them. I love that I can help people make a simple craft that looks like something expensive you would get at a place like Kirkland’s. These crafts are easy and inexpensive. Some quick and some take some time. I also plan to do different crafts with different materials and give alternatives to help even the newest crafter.
So welcome to Yellow Butterfly Craft Designs and let’s get crafty!!