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:
I love creating visual and abstract textures in my creations and always look for fun ways to do that! Today’s post and video feature a few fun ways to create texture and dimension in your projects by using things that are just laying around the house. When I was a kid I remember making a […]Read More
Check out these TWO BITS OF FUN NEWS!!! Starting today there are even MORE options for Sale-A-Bration gifts! Starting today GET Exclusive New Products that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration Items! You can still get the Sale-A-Bration items from the first and second release brochures but now there are even more choices including select catalog products! The […]Read More
The card you see below was one of the options available to make at my recent club events. That said, this was the type of project where class participants had a lot of latitude to make it their own. Jennifer, one of my club members, created a variation on my design that ended up being the […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ve included several variations on a fun technique with the Country Floral embossing folder! For my original design above I’ve applied Memento Black ink to my Country Floral embossing folder and dry embossed my focal piece, to create a bit of an antiqued look. I heat embossed over the whole surface with […]Read More
Today’s project features the Flowering Desert Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog and the Spotlighting Technique. This set includes a variety of fun images and sentiments that I really like. Desert plants and flowers are so unique and beautiful in a similar way to each human being on the planet! The sentiment “be your own […]Read More
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