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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Check out some of my recent posts here:
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and August 2021 Color Challenge! I absolutely adore the August 2021 Color Challenge color scheme! I am a purple lover in general and I especially love purple and green together. The hardest part of this challenge was incorporating the Basic Gray. That said, I had so much fun […]Read More
In today’s post, you’ll see 5 all occasion easy card ideas! These elegant cards were inspired by a simple card I love! I’ve had the card sample you see in the photo below for probably 17 years! It’s a simple, elegant layout that I loved way back when I first made it and I still […]Read More
In today’s post and video I’ll be showing projects that feature 3 different ways to use embossing folders to highlight dry embossed shapes. I absolutely adore the added interest and dimension that dry embossing provides! So, playing with and showing different ways to use embossing folders is among my top favorite things to play with! […]Read More
In Today’s post see sneak peeks of two projects from the You’re A Peach Tutorial Bundle! On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the You’re A Peach product suite from the annual catalog. The You’re […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bit about how to emboss with dies. The project I’m sharing here was actually made with a leftover piece that I created while playing with ideas for my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class. In this class, there were multiple ideas and variations shared. So, in today’s post, […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and July 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the July 2021 Color Challenge is Petal Pink, Gold, Black, and White. Now, this is a color scheme that I would never have dreamed up which makes it especially fun and challenging too. Now that said, I sort of […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some projects made with my new favorite way to use Gilded Leafing and paper scraps! I was inspired to create my projects after seeing a video by Tina Zink, a fellow demonstrator in Canada. She calls this technique Gilded Grout and it’s absolutely addictive! Plus, it makes great use […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a set of cards made with the 2021-2023 In Colors. In fact, I’ll be showcasing several products in the, 2021-2023 In Colors. The projects also feature the Quiet Meadow Bundle which includes the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and amazing Meadow Die! The card you see here is my original […]Read More
Today’s cards all started with the Flowering Vine Dies and this simple card designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Mary Fish. I simply love the Flowering Vine Dies and so when I saw Mary Fish’s elegant card I just had to make it myself but I couldn’t stop there! This layout just called to be […]Read More
Today’s Club and Free Card Kit Project is a Book Binding fun fold card created using the Quiet Meadow bundle. The vintage collage style just seemed like the perfect fit for this book-binding card. It makes me think of an old journal. The construction of this card is actually quite simple which is one thing […]Read More
Today’s post and video are all about how to make an Easel Card using some fun wax paper resist backgrounds. I love to play with variations of a given technique to experiment and see what fun effects are possible. At the end of the play session, I often get left with a bunch of pieces […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be featuring cards with the Elegantly Said bundle. You’ll see five variations of my card with each one showcasing one of the 12 gorgeous patterns in the Simply Elegant Specialty designer paper pack. The Elegantly Said Bundle and this paper are products in the amazing Simply Elegant Product Suite. The card […]Read More