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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In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 25 unique pretty pillow boxes with Sale-A-Bration papers! These were part of a New Years’ Gift for my wonderful Team of Treehouse Chicks! I can’t believe it’s almost the end of February and I’m just managing to share this post. Time flies! Anyway, the focus of today’s post is […]Read More
Todays simple handmade card & box are so easy to make! The card was made as my contribution to the February 2022 Simple Suite Stamper’s Tutorial Bundle. This tutorial bundle includes a set of twelve projects designed by the Simple Suite Stampers Design Team. My simple handmade card is a bit of a sneak peek […]Read More
Using card kits can make for super easy card making! Whether you buy a mass-produced kit or get a custom-made kit from me, kits are a great way to get to the fun of crafting faster! In today’s post, you’ll see 8 different card design variations that could be made with the club project kit […]Read More
The first card you see here is likely the simplest card I’ve ever made with the easiest card layout ever! It was also the inspiration for the three additional cards in this post. For those of you that love a simple black and white card, you are going to LOVE my original card design and […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and February 2022 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the February 2022 Color Challenge is Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral, not a combination I’d likely ever think of, which makes it that much more fun. That said I love almost anything with Misty Moonlight and love […]Read More
I can’t believe how easy these cards were to make with the New Horizons designer series paper! I simply love these beautiful card ideas and think you will too! You should know that these designs were inspired by a set of beautiful card ideas shared by fellow demonstrator, Rachel Tessman. She created an amazing set […]Read More
Who doesn’t love a Clean and Simple card that can can be made in really any color scheme? In this post I’ll be showing two version of my clean and simple card design. These projects were made with the Eden’s Garden, Watercolor Shapes and Forever Fern Stamp Sets. That said, there are so many other […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a simple card with a colorful watercolor wash background. One of my favorite things to do is play with ink and paper. The colorful background piece on this card was created just while noodling around with watercolor paper and various ink colors. I’d first created some simple two-color sky-like […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two slimline cards. The first one was made for the January 2022 Simple Suite Stamper’s Tutorial bundle. The theme for this month’s tutorial bundle is any project made with the Pattern Party designer paper in a birthday theme. For my slimline cards, I’ve used one of the super subtle […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2022 Color Challenge! For the January 2022 Color Challenge I’ve created a beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle. I started by creating a watercolor wash and used all four colors. Starting at the bottom of my Shimmery White cardstock, I applied some Soft Suede […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a window sheet card made with two different designer series papers. This unique window sheet card was originally made for the December Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring the Whimsy & Wonder designer paper. This designer paper is retiring on January 3, 2022 but has in fact, sold out! […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two cards made with the retiring Welcoming Woods Stamp Set, one of my absolute favorite sets in the July to December mini-catalog! This project was created while playing with ideas for my Sepia Effects Technique Class and they both feature forest scenes with a vintage look. I’ve used a […]Read More