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:
For today’s post, I’ve created some DIY Valentine Cards. These are sneak peeks of the January 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. At the beginning of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Love You Always product suite and […]Read More
Today’s projects feature the Forever Fern Bundle with the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique. Sometimes when I craft, I get this crazy, excited, giddy feeling. I like to call it “finding my creative bliss”! It doesn’t always happen but when it does, it’s amazing. It’s this very feeling that keeps me crafting and sharing after 17 […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2021 Color Challenge! The color combination for the January 2021 Color Challenge was one I was super excited to play with. It’s just such a happy, fun combination of colors that made me immediately think of a flower garden or birthday party! The color combination this […]Read More
For today’s card, I’ll be coloring on Gold Foil with the To A Wild Rose Set Last week I shared a card made with the same set I’m using today. These two projects are variations on the same basic theme but today’s card features a new twist as I’ve also done some coloring on Gold […]Read More
Today I’ll be sharing a unique card with the To A Wild Rose Set. This striking and unique card with the To A Wild Rose Set is not hard to make but there are a few subtle but important details you should know. For my first step, I used the Direct To Paper technique with […]Read More
Today’s project features a forest scene and Gilded Leafing with the Winter Woods Set. This card was inspired by my team member Kathi Cox, who recently shared a project in a team event with a die-cut window. I immediately knew it would be a super fun project layout to play with. Before I made this […]Read More
These projects with the Art Gallery Bundle are my first creations with these products and I’m in love! There’s nothing like playing with products to help them come to life. I liked this bundle before I started playing, and now I simply love it! These 3 projects with the Art Gallery Bundle were inspired by […]Read More
I just love these Clean and Simple Cards with the Peony Garden paper! The truth is that my first design with this layout was made with the Magic In This Night designer series paper, which is the product suite that also includes the gorgeous Black Glitter Paper and Metallic Mesh Ribbon you see here. I […]Read More
Today’s post features four Book Binding fun fold cards, including one Christmas card and three made with the Garden Dandy Suite and Gilded Foiling! Unusual opening style cards are just the best so when I recently saw this simple layout I knew I just had to play with it. The card in the photo below […]Read More
Giant Year-End Closeout Sale for retiring products from the Aug to Dec Mini-Catalog! Get UP TO 50% OFF While Supplies Last! December 8, 2020 to January 4, 2021 Giant Year-End Closeout Sale STARTS ON Tuesday 12/8/20 but since items are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST I’d recommend you get what you want as soon as […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and December 2020 Color Challenge! I had so much fun with the December 2020 Color Challenge in large part because I got to play with my brand new Circle Celebration stamp set which is in the upcoming January to June mini-catalog. This is such a unique and fun […]Read More
Today’s post includes sneak peeks of the December 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. These projects all feature the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes Dies. The focus of this month’s tutorial bundle is the gorgeous Snowflake Splendor suite of products which I totally adore. Now I absolutely love snowflakes in general but that said, the […]Read More