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:
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the September 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring the Gilded Autumn Suite. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. This one includes 12 gorgeous projects made with the Gilded […]Read More
Today’s project features my very own Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set and the new Brushed Metallic card stock. The brushed metallic cardstock is in the August to December mini catalog and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s different than any of the other metallic card stocks in that it has subtle linear streaks throughout […]Read More
Check out my 2020 craft room tour and how I organize my paper crafting supplies. The focus of the craft room tour today is the contents of my most used drawers, cabinets, and desk space to maximize easy access to the items I use all the time. I organize my space so that most everything […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing an easy multi-fold fun fold card made with the Tasteful Touches Set! This Fun Fold card made with the Tasteful Touches Set is one of my three July/August 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. Each kit includes one of a variety of designer paper patterns in the, In Good Taste Designer Paper […]Read More
In this week’s Facebook Live I shared a number of card ideas with the Love of Leaves set. These card ideas with the Love of Leaves set all used embossing folders combined with stamping in three different ways to achieve a range of results. Heat embossing was also used on a few of these projects […]Read More
Check out this adorable Whale of a Time Fun Fold Card! I was inspired to make this card because of a fun fold card we made at a demonstrator event back in January 2020. There’s just something special about a card that opens in a non-traditional way. Plus, this playful card layout works beautifully with […]Read More
Check out the August Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle with three sneak-peek projects that feature the Whale of a Time Suite. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Whale of a Time product suite. […]Read More
Today’s folio makes for a great Gift Idea with the Forever Fern Set! This project is one of a set of 3 folios shared a few week ago. In my recent Facebook Live event, I showed how to make three different folios. I shared the first folio in my post on 7/25/20. The details for […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and August 2020 Color Challenge! For the August 2020 Color Challenge, I decided to play around with a bundle called The Right Triangle. I bought this bundle because I love geometric shapes and patterns and thought it would be fun to play with. It’s most definitely a different […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing several examples of heat embossing with embossing folders using watercolor paper. Whenever a new embossing folder becomes available I find myself inspired to create in different ways! The new Seabed embossing folder is unique in that it includes an ocean scene with an incredible amount of detail. I wanted […]Read More
Today’s folio and cards are made with the Artistry Blooms Suite and are one of a set of 3 folios shared last week. In my previous post, I shared all the details of the first and smallest capacity folio (bottom two folios in the photo below). In today’s post, you’ll see my second folio with […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two Simple Cards with the Playful Pets Paper! So are you a “cat” person or a “dog” person? It seems like most people are just one or the other. While generally speaking I’m more of a cat lover than a dog lover I’m also a total sucker for cute […]Read More