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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Today is an exciting day because there are now FOUR FUN, NEW items available for FREE with qualifying purchases. You’ll see more details about these new items later in this post, plus, I showed all of the new items in my recent Facebook Live too! As a demonstrator, I got to preorder these a few […]Read More
Today’s post features my three paper crafting classes in January, where participants made three projects and played with various techniques! These were especially fun events because one of the projects really lent itself to making it your own. It was amazing to see everyone’s creations! On the Brusho project, in particular, no two people did […]Read More
In this post, you’ll see projects made with various Brusho Techniques. I also used the Stamparatus to get the look of motion in the images, for some fun results. This was a Club Project and is a Free Card Kits program project. In person club members were given several images to play with that were […]Read More
Today’s post focuses on a craft room tour and how I organize my paper crafting supplies. A Facebook Live video tour can be found later in this post with all the details (part 2). My crafting studio is also a classroom and is on the third floor of my house. While it is not shown […]Read More
I’ve got two projects to share today. Both use the All My Love Product Suite from the Occasions catalog which is the featured suite this month, for a new creative team I’ve joined. The group is called the Simple Suite Stampers and I’m super excited to be a part of it! Each month this team […]Read More
Welcome to the February Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop! I hope you’re enjoying the blog hop so far! There are always lots of fun projects presented by the talented members of the Color Fusers Blog Hop team of designers! This is a monthly blog hop and go live on the first Monday of each […]Read More
Today’s cards feature my latest projects made with foil embossing techniques, specifically my Black Ice Technique with the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick foil sheets. I’ve used the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set with these foil sheets, which are available as a FREE item during Sale-A-Bration! I just learned that these have been especially popular and […]Read More
For today’s blog post I played with several paper decoration ideas where I started with designer papers and added stamping to create some very fun results. I’ll be sharing four of the designs I created today. For these cards, I’ve used the Wood Textures and Neutrals Designer Paper packs for stamping on. The Winter Woods […]Read More
Today’s project is a Drapery Fold Card featuring the Needlepoint Nook Designer Paper and Lace Embossing Folder. It is a Stamp Club Project and a Free Card Kit program card. I have been wanting to create a Drapery Fold Card for the longest time, and while there were a few little challenges along the way, […]Read More
I’ve got two simple card making ideas for you today that feature a technique called Spotlighting. It’s a fun way to take a simple card and add an interesting little twist! The first of my simple card making ideas features the new Sale-A-Bration set called Home To Roost. I’m loving this set! A couple of […]Read More
Today’s project with the Black Ice technique is a little like embossing art to me! The images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set are so gorgeous, to begin with, but they are just simply stunning, paired with the silver foil and heat embossing. This technique was something my mom and I discovered together when […]Read More
Do you like the possibility of Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas? Well, today’s post features a number of ways to create a watercolor background with acrylic blocks, ink pads, markers, and a plastic bag! In addition, I did a little heat embossing and shadow stamping to boot! I’ve used two different stamp sets with these techniques, including […]Read More