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:
The projects in today’s post are some easy card making ideas that were shared as part of my Facebook Live event on 12/6/18. All these cards are Sneak Peek projects as they are made with products from the Occasions Catalog. This new catalog doesn’t go live till 1/3/19! I’m calling the first few cards my […]Read More
This project offers the ultimate in embossing techniques galore! In fact, it’s one of my latest Tarnished Foil projects and I just adore it! I’ve used two embossing powders and two embossing folders so I’ve combined heat embossing and dry embossing techniques times two! The focal piece is created using the Swirls & Curls Embossing […]Read More
Welcome to the December Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop! The color challenge this month seems so fitting for a Christmas card but to be honest, at this time of year I’ve created so many holiday-themed cards that I’m ready to move on to something else. Well, reds and greens aren’t just […]Read More
Today’s project features a few simple stamping techniques for cards, that every crafter should know! This card is made with the Winter Woods and Dashing Deer Stamp Sets from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The version you see here is really just simple stamping with, a bit of a watercolor wash, shadow stamping and I’ve used […]Read More
Heat embossing techniques were the focus of my recent Facebook Live and the subject of the blog post today. EIGHT different cards are shown in this post so make sure to check them all out! Plus, don’t miss the Giveaways and limited time offers in this post too! There are so many fun heat embossing techniques […]Read More
Check out these simple Easel Card Ideas with the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set! This stamp set is part of the Snowflake Showcase promotion that ends on November 30th! That means this set will be GONE and no longer available! I have so enjoyed playing with this set and especially love the medallion and how the […]Read More
I am loving the Festive Farmhouse product suite and have created a few cards that I love including this DIY Christmas Card today. My project today features the Farmhouse Christmas bundle and FIVE of the additional products offered in this suite. It’s a perfect example of the beauty of Stampin’ Up!’s product coordination and amazing […]Read More
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