About Melissa

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G’day, I’m Melissa, Aussie mum, digital scrapbooker, professional organizer and teacher. I love pairing photos with memories of meaningful moments in my everyday life.

Here in Perth, I spend my everyday life with my husband, Phill, and our three little ones: Emily, Edward and Lucy. Digital scrapbooking helps me tell the stories in our life. I love the versatility of digi scrapping. I can go simple, using phone photos and a line of journaling. Or, I can spend time in Photoshop Elements embellishing layouts with digital paint, flowers and bling.

At Digital Scrapbooking HQ, I would love to introduce you to the joy of scrapbooking with your computer. I've been teaching and working with Adobe Photoshop Elements for many years, and my former career in education gives me the unique blend of skills needed to teach the technology skills, without the stress and fuss.

If you want help from a real life scrapbooker you're in the right place.

Here you’ll find video tutorials that will help you learn about digital scrapbooking. I've designed my classes to answer your Photoshop Elements questions. Finally you will be able record your photos, stories, and memories in gorgeous digital and printed layouts that convey your unique style and perspective.

Want to Get Started today?

I've put together a 10-day quick-start course to get you scrapbooking.

Where I work

Hear my Story

Listen to my scrapbooking story in this interview with Debbie Hodge.


Enough about me though… how can I help you?

Send a message to Melissa

I’d love to hear from you. Send me any questions you may have about my classes, products, tutorials or digital scrapbooking.

You can also email me at melissa@mshanhun.com

My Work

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Want to hear what others say?

Melissa Shanhun is an accomplished digital scrapbooker, a True Scrap 3 instructor, and a natural teacher. She’s known for her ability to simplify complicated steps so anyone can create fantastic results!

- Lain Ehmann from Layout a Day

I had the distinct delight of speaking with Melissa via Skype a week ago today. Melissa is based in Perth, Australia where she owns and operates the website Digital Scrapbooking HQ. She asked if we could chat about scrapbooking and our upcoming Big Idea Festival. I adore women like Melissa who are doing their part, in their corner of the world to inform and inspire and spread the joy of memory keeping.

Go Melissa!

-Stacy Julian from Big Picture Classes

I've known her for a few years now and I love how Melissa really gives everything 110% and still finds time to gets her stories scrapbooked!

- Jennifer Wilson from Simple Scrapper



Please note some links on this site are affiliate links, so Digital Scrapbooking HQ will receive a small portion of the sale at no extra cost to you. All reviews are the honest opinion of Melissa Shanhun.