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:
This Double Point Fold Card uses the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, Small Bloom Punch, and the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper. These products are FREE with qualifying orders during Sale-A-Bration which goes till 3/31/2000. I have to tell you that I CASE’d (copy and share everything) the stamping on the focal piece from Judy Garza […]Read More
Check out this fun alternative layout with a window! Learn three essential tips for making these Painted Poppies Stampin’ Up! cards in today’s post. I simply love this product suite and will be offering a Class-To-Go and live In-Person class featuring projects with these products, in February. You’ll find more details later in this post. […]Read More
Today’s elegant card features the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder with both heat embossing and dry embossing! It’s a simple technique but a WOW effect! I’ve created two versions of this card, in two color schemes. They both use Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder and the Brick & Mortar embossing folder but they are done in different […]Read More
So what do you do when you make something, love it and then struggle to recreate it? Well, that’s what happened when I was creating these three projects with the Stampin’ Up! decorative masks. Well, the first thing I do is say Ugh!!! (LOL!) and then I have to decide if I’m motivated to figure […]Read More
Isn’t this peacock just gorgeous? It’s from the Royal Peacock Bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This peacock image is stamped in Memento Black ink, colored in with several blends alcohol markers and then die-cut using the Detailed Peacock Dies. The stamp set and dies make up the Royal Peacock Bundle. It took a […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the January 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle, including 8 tutorials, focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the From My Heart Stampin’ Up! Suite […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2020 Color Challenge! In today’s post, I’ll be featuring the new Parisian Beauty Stamp Set with the sponging and masking techniques. This project was created for the January 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop. It is also one of my three Jan/Feb Club and […]Read More
Today the 2020 Sale-A-Bration promotion goes live! I’ll be sharing a project made with the Power of Hope Bundle which you can get for FREE during this promotion. This bundle includes the Stone 3-D Embossing Folder and the Power of Hope Stamp Set. It will be available as a FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item starting […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing new product sneak peeks, some flip flop fold cards, plus a new and original technique I call Reverse Resist Stamping. I’ll be sharing 7 different cards made with four different stamp sets and all of them feature my NEW Reverse Resist Stamping technique. Five of today’s projects are flip […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a fun fold card called a 3 Panel Scenery Z Fold Card. It’s made with the gorgeous Feels Like Frost Designer Paper. This card is super quick and easy to make even though it may look like it’s complicated! This card design was CASED from Rachel Tessman and she […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be showing four simple Christmas projects including a card made with a fun trick on the Stamparatus, plus three simple 3-D items that could be neighbor gifts or little treats to give to friends during the holidays. The first of my four simple Christmas projects use this adorable mini shipping box […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the December 2019 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle, including 8 tutorials, focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Wrapped In Plaid Bundle product suite. […]Read More