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:
Today’s project is something I call Sponge Art but it actually includes several techniques including, heat embossing, an emboss resist, water coloring with acrylic blocks, splattering, and simple two-step stamping as well. It’s been a while since I’ve done a more artsy type card with my clubs. This stamp set inspired me to play with […]Read More
Today’s project features the Stamparatus with a fun trick I can’t wait to share. This card also showcases the Bokeh Dots Stamp Set and Beautiful Blizzard Bundle. The Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus was a life saver when making this project, especially since participants were making multiples, as part of my recent Winter/Holiday Cards Stamp-a-Stack. Creating this card was super […]Read More
Today’s projects feature embossed foil art with custom colored foil. I’ve used a variety of embossing folders including the Tin Tile, Tufted, Layered Leaves, and Subtle embossing folders. These embossing folders are definitely the star of the show! As you may know, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE playing with the Stampin’ Up! foil sheets and I love both […]Read More
The focus of today’s post is my swap cards for the OnStage Live Event in Orlando, FL this past week. This was a three day event and a big celebration of Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Birthday. It was super fun and I have tons of pictures and lots to share! I’ll be sharing a bit at […]Read More
Today’s post features one of two homemade gift box ideas that were part of my Gift Packaging Stamp-a-Stack, at my Creative Escape Day event. Who doesn’t need homemade gift box ideas as we approach the holidays right? While it’s fun to make this kind of thing completely from scratch, it’s honestly much easier to take […]Read More
Hi Stamping friends! Today I’m sharing the card swaps from my August 2018 Team Gathering. I know, I’m a few months behind! I figure the important thing is just sharing when I can as I love to show off the work of my team! The theme for the team card swaps for August was a […]Read More
Welcome to the November Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop! My project today features the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set that is part of the Snowflake Showcase limited time offer this month. I am loving all the products that are part of this offer and have had a blast playing with them. The truth […]Read More
Todays post features heat embossing ideas for a card and cute little 3-D item. These were shared in my Facebook Live demonstration on 11/1/18. The essential products used are the Flourish Filigree Stamp Set, Black & Copper Foil Sheets and Copper Embossing Powder. The first of my heat embossing ideas is the most obvious one. Here I […]Read More
Can you tell that I’ve used dry embossing on three layers, on this simple card made with the Winter Woods Stamp Set? This card was CASE’d from a fellow crafter on Pinterest and yet I did play around with changing things up a bit for fun. In the end, it’s pretty much exactly like the […]Read More
Let’s Start Celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Birthday! Get 15% Off Select Stamp Sets during the 24 hour Flash Sale! Tuesday – October 23, 2018 Click HERE to see a PDF of the flash sale items! *** If you’re a visual person, like me… check out the thumbnails of all the sale items, with links to my Online Store […]Read More
Check out the details of my Third Annual Creative Escape Day & Mini Retreat featuring a Virtual Option for long distance participants! This will be the first time that I’m offering my Creative Escape Day & Mini Retreat as a To-Go option. All the details are included ahead plus a few sneak peek photos of […]Read More
Today’s Fun Fold Card was is one of my three September / October Club projects and Free Card Kit Projects. It features the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper and Detailed With Love Stamp Set. I just love this fun fold card! So far I’ve made this design using three different packs of designer series paper. […]Read More