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 these creative card ideas made with bubble wrap and other unusual materials! I just love playing with any material I find around the house to create texture in my card making. I’ve used lots of different materials including bubble wrap, plastic wrap, cardboard (the corrugated inside), mesh bags (from produce), papers that come […]Read More
The projects I’m sharing in this post feature the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Stamp Set with my Black Ice technique. These were originally shared on my Stampin’ Up! blog in February 2018 but since that time Stampin’ Up! discontinued the blogging feature on the site. I just love these projects so I’m sharing here on my […]Read More
The Very Versailles Stamp Set is the featured product today. The beautiful foliage image is heat embossed in three colors, for a gorgeous, elegant result. I’ve used Shimmery Black, Shimmery White, and Gold embossing powders to create the focal piece for this card. It was this foliage image, in the Very Versailles Stamp Set that […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the November Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle which features the Christmastime Is Here product suite. 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 […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and November 2019 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the November 2019 Color Challenge is clearly perfect Christmas and yet I felt compelled to play around with a new product suite that is not necessarily for Christmas. It’s called Christmastime is Here, and the stamp set is called […]Read More
Today I’m featuring a card making technique with Press n’ Seal and some of my favorite punches from Stampin’ Up!. I’ve mostly seen this card making technique with Press n’ Seal done with floral images, so I wanted to mix things up a bit and try it with some different kinds of shapes. For my […]Read More
Today’s post features three Homemade Christmas Card Ideas. These were the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack cards made at my 4th Annual Creative Escape Event that happened this past Saturday. I just love this event and this one was the biggest one yet! It goes from 10 am to 10 pm so it’s a long and fun day, […]Read More
Today’s post features an extra fancy Christmas card made with Mercury Glass Acetate, Noble Peacock Foil, specialty designer paper and lots of sparkle and shine! This project was one of the Make n’ Takes at my team gathering earlier this month. There are several fun elements to this card but what makes it especially unique […]Read More
Making 3-D Christmas Paper Crafts is so much fun especially when the project is simple and quick to make! Today’s project is so quick and easy and I can totally see making a bunch of them for little treats to give away during the holidays. To make this project all you need is a piece […]Read More
Stampin’ Up! 24 Hour Sale is Starting VERY Soon! – Get 15% Off! I’m so excited about this 24 hour sale in part because some of my ALL TIME FAVORITE STAMP SETS are included in the SALE. (Scroll to the end of this post to see just a few project samples made with some of […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some unique homemade Christmas Cards that I think of as non-traditional. They are sparkly and special which makes them look like Christmas, but you could also change out the sentiment and easily transform these cards into any type of card you desire. Both of my cards today are made […]Read More
Hi Stamping friends! Today I’ll be sharing one of my three free card kit projects for September and October 2019. It features collage stamping with the Very Versailles, Tasteful Textures and Perfectly Plaid Stamp Sets. I’ve made two card variations featuring simple vintage style collage stamping. My first design was an all-purpose card with a […]Read More