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:
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bit about how to emboss with dies. The project I’m sharing here was actually made with a leftover piece that I created while playing with ideas for my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class. In this class, there were multiple ideas and variations shared. So, in today’s post, […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and July 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the July 2021 Color Challenge is Petal Pink, Gold, Black, and White. Now, this is a color scheme that I would never have dreamed up which makes it especially fun and challenging too. Now that said, I sort of […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some projects made with my new favorite way to use Gilded Leafing and paper scraps! I was inspired to create my projects after seeing a video by Tina Zink, a fellow demonstrator in Canada. She calls this technique Gilded Grout and it’s absolutely addictive! Plus, it makes great use […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a set of cards made with the 2021-2023 In Colors. In fact, I’ll be showcasing several products in the, 2021-2023 In Colors. The projects also feature the Quiet Meadow Bundle which includes the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and amazing Meadow Die! The card you see here is my original […]Read More
Today’s cards all started with the Flowering Vine Dies and this simple card designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Mary Fish. I simply love the Flowering Vine Dies and so when I saw Mary Fish’s elegant card I just had to make it myself but I couldn’t stop there! This layout just called to be […]Read More
Today’s Club and Free Card Kit Project is a Book Binding fun fold card created using the Quiet Meadow bundle. The vintage collage style just seemed like the perfect fit for this book-binding card. It makes me think of an old journal. The construction of this card is actually quite simple which is one thing […]Read More
Today’s post and video are all about how to make an Easel Card using some fun wax paper resist backgrounds. I love to play with variations of a given technique to experiment and see what fun effects are possible. At the end of the play session, I often get left with a bunch of pieces […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be featuring cards with the Elegantly Said bundle. You’ll see five variations of my card with each one showcasing one of the 12 gorgeous patterns in the Simply Elegant Specialty designer paper pack. The Elegantly Said Bundle and this paper are products in the amazing Simply Elegant Product Suite. The card […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and June 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the June 2021 Color Challenge is the New 2021 – 2023 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. I am simply loving these new colors individually and as a set. Now for this months challenge we can use any or all of […]Read More
It’s time for the June 2021 Simple Suite Stampers paper crafting tutorial bundle. Today’s paper crafting tutorial bundle sneak peeks feature the 2021 – 2023 Stampin Up In Colors. In this post, you’ll see 2 of the 12 projects in the bundle! This is a super fun set of tutorials made with a wide range […]Read More
In today’s post learn how to make an easy DIY bookmark using the Stamparatus and the new 2021 – 2023 In Colors. Plus, see some unique bonus cards made with my bookmark-making scraps. Every year Stampin’ Up! releases a new set of five colors that reflect some current color trends and each year I create […]Read More
There are some awesome Stampin’ Up! Specials going on right now that you won’t want to miss plus a new catalog too! Get FREE products while these offers last! Get an EXTRA $25 in host rewards! Available through June 14, 2021 Get an EXTRA $30 in free products in your Starter Kit. Available through May […]Read More