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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I absolutely LOVE being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and can't imagine my life without it! How could I not want to share this experience with anyone and everyone that will listen?! Will you listen?
Check out some of my recent posts here:
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
I’m just loving this simple Christmas card and enjoying playing with unique card folds! This card was my Alaska Cruise card swap and it was so easy to make multiples! I only made 20 but could have easily made lots more! I’ll be sharing two methods for putting this card together. The first method is […]Read More
This project was the inspiration for my Color Fusers Blog Hop project a few weeks back. It’s a super simple and even simpler than the Color Fusers project! I had been playing around with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and the Galvanized Metallic Paper on a number of projects. While creating those other cards (which I’ve […]Read More
This simple homemade Christmas Card is one of my three September/October Free Card Kits and Stamp Club projects. It’s made with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Glimmer Paper in that suite. I’ve used two stamp sets on my card here but I’ll also show a version that uses just […]Read More
Today’s project features the Country Home Stamp Set and Tin Tile Embossing Folder with various coloring techniques. Tools used include, blends alcohol markers, watercolor pencils and a blender pen. This project is one of my three September/October Free Card Kits. Place a qualifying order through my Online store and you’ll get kits in the mail for […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for October! What a perfect color combination for this time of year as we move into fall! It’s my favorite season and I love to create in this color palette. Today’s project features dry embossing with sponging on the first card and heat embossing on the second card. […]Read More
Hi Stamping friends! Today I’m sharing some beautiful creations made by my very talented team of demonstrators. The theme for the team card swaps for July was anything made with something NEW from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog! I absolutely love my team! We are the Treehouse Chicks, and we have a […]Read More
This elegant Christmas card was one of our Make n’ Takes at my recent team gathering in my “Treehouse”. It features several of my favorite new products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up!, including the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, the Detailed Deer Thinlits dies and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder. The stamp […]Read More
Today’s project features the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum which is part of the Graceful Glass Suite of products. For this project, I colored with Stampin’ Write Markers and Blends Alcohol Markers, on the backside of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. It took some time to color everything but I just love the look. The theme […]Read More