Hi, I’m Melissa!
I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!
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I love teaching people about the art of paper crafting whether it's in person or from afar, through the written word or through video! No matter how simple or complex the project, my tutorials and Classes-To-Go will make the process fun and easy to understand! Come learn with me and explore your creative potential!
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Check out some of my recent posts here:
Today’s post and video are all about how to make an Easel Card using some fun wax paper resist backgrounds. I love to play with variations of a given technique to experiment and see what fun effects are possible. At the end of the play session, I often get left with a bunch of pieces […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be featuring cards with the Elegantly Said bundle. You’ll see five variations of my card with each one showcasing one of the 12 gorgeous patterns in the Simply Elegant Specialty designer paper pack. The Elegantly Said Bundle and this paper are products in the amazing Simply Elegant Product Suite. The card […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and June 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the June 2021 Color Challenge is the New 2021 – 2023 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. I am simply loving these new colors individually and as a set. Now for this months challenge we can use any or all of […]Read More
It’s time for the June 2021 Simple Suite Stampers paper crafting tutorial bundle. Today’s paper crafting tutorial bundle sneak peeks feature the 2021 – 2023 Stampin Up In Colors. In this post, you’ll see 2 of the 12 projects in the bundle! This is a super fun set of tutorials made with a wide range […]Read More
In today’s post learn how to make an easy DIY bookmark using the Stamparatus and the new 2021 – 2023 In Colors. Plus, see some unique bonus cards made with my bookmark-making scraps. Every year Stampin’ Up! releases a new set of five colors that reflect some current color trends and each year I create […]Read More
There are some awesome Stampin’ Up! Specials going on right now that you won’t want to miss plus a new catalog too! Get FREE products while these offers last! Get an EXTRA $25 in host rewards! Available through June 14, 2021 Get an EXTRA $30 in free products in your Starter Kit. Available through May […]Read More
Check out these 4 quick colorful cards that you can make with any colors and stamped images that inspire you! You’re going to love making some of your own! These were inspired by my Treehouse Chicks Team member Aimee Johnson. A few months ago for our monthly idea-sharing challenge, the theme was #simplestamping with the […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be talking about using Rubbing Alcohol in Card Making and showing two of the bonus projects from my Playing with Rubbing Alcohol Technique Class. Now if you know me at all you know that I LOVE interesting, unique, techniques and I’ve even come up with some of my own. Some of […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some ideas for how to make easy backgrounds for cards while using images that would not typically be used this way. While most of the time I look at stamps and only see them for their intended purpose, in today’s projects I’ve expanded my thinking just a bit. When […]Read More
It’s time for the May 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. We’re featuring fun masculine cards with the Stampin’ Up! Well Suited Suite! While I love the adorable projects I’ve seen made with the Well Suited Stamp Set and Dies I did not take the leap and buy this bundle. I did buy the designer […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and May 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the May 2021 Color Challenge is Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, and Bumblebee. For me, this was a bit of a strange color combination. The truth is, it got me thinking outside the box as I tried to […]Read More
Wouldn’t it be lovely if ice cream really had zero calories? LOL! Today I’ll be featuring three handmade cards with the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle. For my first and original Sweet Ice Cream card design, my background white piece is dry embossed using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder, and the sentiment is from the Blossoms […]Read More