Guest Designer – Missy Whidden

By Jenni Calma

April 8, 2016

Hey there friends!  I am so excited to be introducing our Guest Designer for April, Missy Whidden!  I have known her for a few years, through other creative teams and online galleries.  She is the perfect example of why scrapbooking is such an amazing hobby!  She also filmed her process which can find below.  This is what Missy had to say about herself:


Hi, everyone!  I’m Missy from Central Florida, USA.  I’ve been married to Marshall for almost 16 years and we have two beautiful little girls.  I began scrapbooking about 10 years ago, and I absolutely love it.  My style is best described as “organized chaos.”  I love using watercolors, acrylic paints, gelatos…anything mixed media on my projects.  I also love using my Silhouette Cameo to create die cuts, and machine stitching is another favorite.  I am honored to have served on many design teams over the years, and I currently design for My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories, Hip Kit Club, Shimmerz, The Cut Shoppe, A Flair For Buttons & Citrus Twist Kits.  Thank you so much to Scrapbook Circle for having me this month!  I’m very excited to be here!


Missy created this stunning layout using the April ‘One Fine Day’ kit and both the ‘Now or Never’ and ‘Stay Cool’ Add-ons.

You can see the video of her creative process HERE!


Missy has a definitive style and the most amazing way of approaching a project.  She usually creates a mixed media background full of vivid, vibrant colors and patterns.  For this layout, she punched & cut circles using various patterned papers to design her own unique pattern as the foundation for her photo.  She even used some of the packaging for the photo mat.  Upcycle!


I love the black stitching that provides a powerful contrast and texture.  It also helps tie in her black and white photo, which stands out beautifully against all the colors.


Missy’s projects really convey her passion for creating and you can really feel that she has fun conceiving and designing her pages.  Missy will be with us all month with a couple more projects and a little Q&A, so come back to learn more about her!  She definitely inspires me to have fun getting messy and her process video is great motivation!

Thanks for stopping by today and have an amazing weekend!


2 Comments on “Guest Designer – Missy Whidden”

  • Love Missy’s work!! Just a sweet page!!

    April 8th, 2016 at 8:44 am
  • Cynthia B.

    I absolutely love Missy’s work! I can look at a page and know instantly that it’s hers – gorgeous projects!

    April 8th, 2016 at 2:37 pm

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