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:
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing three ways for adding color to the Flowering Foils Paper. This is one of my current Club and Free Card Kit projects. Adding color to the Flowering Foils paper is so easy to do and can be done in multiple ways. There are four project variations shared in this […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some Scrappy Strip Technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and related color combinations! When I set out to play with this technique I knew I wanted to play with the color scheme and stamps in the new Ornate Garden product suite […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be featuring a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card. This is one of my three March/April 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. This Natures Thoughts Dies fun fold card, also uses the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and gorgeous Perennial Essence designer series paper. We’ll use most of the patterns of […]Read More
These Birthday Bonanza Stampin’ Up! Cards include a super fun element that’s easy to create and definitely a Wow! The Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set are the featured products here. This fun layout is created by doing a simple die-cutting trick that can be done with a number of different […]Read More
Today’s project features the Tarnished Foil Technique with Stone 3-D Embossing Folder! I personally think this card is gorgeous plus, it’s a perfect masculine card too! When a new embossing folder comes out I often feel the need to play around with the Impressions of Tarnished Foil Technique. Now, not all embossing folders lend themselves […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a two-for-one project that features a simple card with Peaceful Moments Dies. It’s also one of my three March/April 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. This simple card with Peaceful Moments Dies is striking and unique. Plus, you can make a second card with the leftover pieces with […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a Team Make n’ Take card, that features some easy masking and sponging techniques with a monochromatic color scheme, and the Poppy Moments Dies!!! It’s simple to make and gorgeous too! I love the card I’m sharing today for three important reasons! I love monochromatic color schemes, foliage shapes, […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the March 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring the Birthday Bonanza 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 the Birthday […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and March 2020 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the March 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop immediately made me think of the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and Natures Thoughts Dies. Both the color scheme and these products are earthy and natural-looking, so it is a perfect match. […]Read More
Today’s projects feature my single favorite stamp set from the current mini-catalog plus the dies that go with it. I’m talking about the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating Natures Thoughts dies. I was working on a design for my Team Gathering this past week and in the process found what I like to call […]Read More
The Power of Hope Bundle is among my top Sale-A-Bration freebies! I especially adore the Stone 3-D embossing folder which I’ve used on today’s projects to create some beautiful backgrounds. The Power of Hope bundle also includes the Power of Hope Stamp Set, which I’ve used for today’s cards. You’ll find more details about all […]Read More
The Pleased as Punch DSP is the featured product on today’s cards. I’ll be sharing two card layouts but seven different cards. The first card layout is a shaker card, and I’ve created two versions. The second card layout is a Clean and Simple design that’s not exactly a fun fold but it’s a little […]Read More