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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The Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set used on this project could not be more perfect with all these different watercolor backgrounds! I just love color, blending color and playing with Watercoloring with Acrylic Blocks! I don’t think I’ve ever found an easier way to get super fun watercolored backgrounds. The results make me feel like an […]Read More
Thanks to those of you that played along on my Website Launch Party Scavenger Hunt! I loved seeing all your comments, checking out who chose to download the Paper Crafter’s Primer and more! Wanna know if you are one of the prize winners? The Prize Winners are… Winners of A Free Mini “Taste of a […]Read More
Hi Stamping friends! Today I’m sharing a super simple Fun Fold Card with Varied Vases Bundle and the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I think this card looks super simple and yet I’ve actually used 14 different images to build this cute little display of flowers on my mantel. The reason for the large number of […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for August! I hope you’re enjoying the hop so far. I’m sure my fellow creators have some amazing projects to share today! The color scheme this month is so colorful and fun and ALL these colors are brand NEW to the Annual Catalog as of June 1st! I […]Read More
So today is the big day… the day my NEW Website goes Live! This has been a long time in the making. I’m super excited but also nervous that all goes smoothly and everything works as planned. I’ve also planned a Website Launch Party including a Scavenger Hunt and Facebook Live event tonight at 7pm! I hope […]Read More
Simple stamping and heat embossing are the techniques used on my Stamp Club project today. I’ve used the Very Vintage Hostess Stamp Set with a few fun color variations. This first pair of cards was made with Pool Party and Coastal Cabana Cardstock. The blues really seemed to pair so nicely with the elegant, vintage […]Read More
Are you a relatively new paper crafter? Do you want to know everything NOW! Do you feel like there’s so much to know and it’s hard to know where to begin? Well if so, you’ve come to the right place! I’d like to start by telling you a short story about a customer. This customer […]Read More
I’m loving this clean and simple design featuring the Oak Tree from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and Black Ice paper crafting technique. Todays project was so quick and easy to make! The focal piece was made with the Black Ice paper crafting technique, which involves just a few quick steps! There are several […]Read More
Each year when the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog retires, I go through a process of reorganizing and resetting my materials and supplies. I do this to make sure only my current products are the ones in easy reach when I’m creating. As a demonstrator, I always try to use only current products. That way, I’m […]Read More
Today’s project features the Half Full Stamp Set with the Black Ice Technique. I’ve created a number of projects including some fun variations on this technique, plus a video tutorial on YouTube. My original black ice technique project was made using a silver foil sheet and Archival Black Ink. I used a gold foil sheet […]Read More
I’m just loving the Share What You Love Suite, especially the designer paper, which is the featured product on my cards today. My in person and online clubs made one or more of these projects in May and June! This specialty designer paper (DSP) includes 24 – 12″ x 12″ sheets of gorgeous, relatively thick […]Read More
Today’s post features my new technique, called “Black Ice” plus some of my favorite new stamp sets including the Waterfront Set. I shared my first and original “Black Ice” project earlier this month. You’ll find a link to that project later in this post. The cards shared today, are several variations of one of my, January/February Club […]Read More