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!
I was a little unsure about the techniques but I'm so glad I took this class. This is usually not my style but the way you presented left a lot of room for us to do as much or as little to embellish. You are a phenomenal instructor!
I just finished my first tarnished foil card. Thanks to you, I am proud of it! It wasn’t perfect, with a bit too much black Staz-On in one little place, but I loved it. Your set of papers, perfectly cut, and the excellent video helped so much.
Creative, encouraging, and patient are three words that come to mind when I think of your classes. Through your instructions, new techniques are introduced and people are guided to mastery. Card-making moves from a craft to an art form. Thanks for all the wonderful classes!!!
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Today’s quick Christmas Card is made with the adorable Beary Cute Bundle. Make sure to scroll down to see a super simple version of this card too! This card includes some fabulous detail and texture that I think you’re going to love! You gotta love a quick Christmas card that’s easy to make and interesting […]Read More
In today’s post, you’ll see a non-traditional Christmas card idea that is easy to make and adapt for other purposes. I was inspired to create this Christmas card idea by my crafty friends in Australia, where Christmas is in the summer instead of the winter. Here in the U.S. so many of our Christmas-themed stamps […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two autumn greeting cards. Autumn is my favorite season of the year in part because I love fall colors. Today’s autumn greeting cards feature a beautiful earthy color scheme and the Autumn Leaves stamp set from the September to December Stampin’ Up! mini-catalog. This is the first of two […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and October 2023 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Stacey Marsh’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The color […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bunch of fast Christmas Cards that are super easy to make! The truth is, I started with a slightly more complex idea which produced the ugly piece you see in the SECOND photo below. The first of my fast Christmas Cards is shown here but it’s NOT where […]Read More
I am seriously addicted to making these easy Christmas cards! They feature the One Horse Open Sleigh designer paper and the Countryside Corners dies. Plus, I’ve used a variety of sentiments for both Christmas and a winter theme. The best part about these cards is that they are quick to make, they will each be […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 3 simple cards using a variety of designer papers with the Nested Essentials Dies. I always love finding simple cards to make using designer paper and dies or punches. For today’s cards, I’ll be using a repeating pattern of shapes in coordinating designer series papers. The die-cut pieces are […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and September 2023 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Melanie Hockin’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The color […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 5 card variations featuring the Gorgeous Garden background dies from Stampin’ Up! The Gorgeous Garden dies include a pair of background dies, one with flowers and the other with foliage. My inspiration for today’s projects came from the fact that autumn is coming soon and I adore fall colors. […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a project made with a super simple watercolor background technique. I love simple watercolor backgrounds and this method makes it so easy to get beautiful results quickly! You’ll want to use watercolor paper for the focal piece on this card. I’ve also used a Stampin’ Up! “I” size block. […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and August 2023 Color Challenge! If you’ve already started the blog hop you should be coming from the talented Melanie Hockin’s blog post. If you’ve just joined in, make sure to do the full hop and see all the wonderful projects created by the Color Fusers Design team! The […]Read More
Colorful and simple cards! Can it get any better than that?… Well Yes! Use this simple Two For One method to make a bunch of gorgeous cards! I have three card variations for you today. For my first card, I did not actually use the Two For One card-making method. I decided to use it […]Read More