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!
Tutorials & Classes
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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I absolutely LOVE being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and can't imagine my life without it! How could I not want to share this experience with anyone and everyone that will listen?! Will you listen?
Check out some of my recent posts here:
In today’s post, learn how to make two simple cards using ribbon scraps. My favorite thing about these cards is that the ribbon is the focal element! There are so many amazing and beautiful ribbons available but most of the time, ribbon becomes an embellishment or added element on the card but rarely is it […]Read More
Simple Fun Fold Cards are one of my favorite card types! Plus, today’s card is so easy to “make your own” using your favorite designer paper. Who doesn’t love a little surprise when they open a card? Simple fun fold cards offer the benefit of a surprise without a lot of work. Plus, when you […]Read More
Check out the last 2 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 4 blog post. All 11 projects feature the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Dies which are retiring from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog! If you didn’t read my last post you may be wondering what “card salad” is. […]Read More
In today’s post, you’ll see 5 handmade cards made with the Sweet Ice Cream bundle. These are sneak peeks of the April 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. Each month the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a 12 project tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. This month we’re featuring the fun and festive […]Read More
Check out the next 3 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 3 blog post. In this series of posts, I’m sharing projects made with “card salad”. If you’ve been following along you know that all 11 projects feature the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Dies which are retiring from the […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and April 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the April 2021 Color Challenge is the kind that makes me think of a flower garden. So, I pulled out a few stamp sets with flowers in them, plus a card layout that I love, and started playing. This […]Read More
Learn how to make a bunch of cards super fast with a card salad medley! Check out the next 4 projects in my 11 Quick Cards Part 2 blog post. All 11 projects feature the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Dies which are retiring from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog! […]Read More
In this week’s Facebook Live I showed how to make 11 Quick Cards using 4 “card salad” medleys. All 11 projects feature the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Natures Roots Dies which are retiring from the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog! So are you wondering what “card salad” is? Well, it’s pretty simple! […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be showing projects made with the emboss resist technique and the NEW and gorgeous Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set. It was so fun to use my new Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set to create today’s projects. There are just so many fun variations and possibilities with the emboss resist technique! Now in this […]Read More
Today Stampin’ Up! released the retiring items list for the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog. There some deep discounts too!!! Important details: Many of these retiring items will be available Only While Supplies Last so make sure to check out the list ASAP and purchase what you want before it’s too late! Don’t forget that […]Read More
Today’s project was shared as part of my 18-year Anniversary celebration. I’ve used the gorgeous Butterfly Brilliance Stamp set with the Natural Touch designer paper. Each year when I celebrate my Stampin’ Up! anniversary I like to look back at some of the projects I created as a new demonstrator and take stock of how […]Read More
This week’s Facebook Live is part 2 of my 18-year Anniversary celebration. I shared some more card making fun with another “Rewind/Redo” project and a “Fast Forward” project too. Are you ready for more card making fun? Each year when I celebrate my Stampin’ Up! anniversary I like to look back at some of the […]Read More