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:
Are you ready for some unique card making fun?! Today’s projects fall into two categories 1) rewind/redo projects and 2) fast-forward projects. Each year when I celebrate my Stampin’ Up! Anniversary I like to take stock of where I started as a paper crafter and how far I’ve come. To celebrate all the card making […]Read More
The Maker’s Mojo team is excited to bring you the Butterfly Bouquet Stamp Camp To Go. Fly away to your creative place with a burst of brilliant butterflies! You can still purchase the 55 page PDF Tutorial! Stamp Camp Kits are SOLD OUT! The Butterfly Bouquet Stamp Camp Includes: 12 project kits featuring fabulous cards, […]Read More
Today’s post includes sneak peeks of the March 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle which features the Hydrangea Hill Suite. Each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the gorgeous Hydrangea Hill Suite of products in the new Stampin’ Up! mini […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and March 2021 Color Challenge! I just love the color scheme for the March 2021 Color Challenge! Today’s colors are Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, and Early Espresso. I’ve made two projects with these colors that feature the Vine Design Bundle plus a die from the Tasteful Labels set […]Read More
Sometimes creativity is inspired in unexpected ways and it’s just so fun! Today’s cards feature the Hey Chick Bundle which is a set of products I honestly never thought I’d be able to create with. The truth is I just had to have the “Hey Chick” sentiment from the Hey Chick Bundle for a very […]Read More
Now just 98 cards to go! I love cards that don’t look simple when in fact they are. Today’s diagonal cut cards are so easy to make that I can envision a redo in the other 98 patterns/colors of designer paper I’m featuring today! You’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about but never […]Read More
The unique masculine card idea I’m sharing today was the Valentine’s Day card I made for my husband this year! I had been playing with ideas for my upcoming Playing with Rubbing Alcohol Technique Class and showed my husband some of what I’d been playing with. He seemed to really like what I shared so […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a project made with the Acrylic Block Technique. The featured product is the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set which is FREE with qualifying orders until 2/28/21! I love playing with the Acrylic Block Technique! For this technique, you essentially use your acrylic blocks like stamps. You simply apply […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a two-fer pair of projects made with the Stampin Up A Touch of Ink Stamp Set! This set is FREE with qualifying orders until 2/28/21! I’ve actually created my cards in two different color schemes. The first one uses bold, bright colors and the second one features softer more […]Read More
The Flower and Field Designer Paper is the featured product on today’s project. It’s colorful, pretty, and includes a wide range of floral designs! Plus, it’s FREE!!! Each month we do an idea-sharing challenge in my Team Facebook group. For the month of January, the theme was a sketch challenge and I decided to use […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms designer paper. You can get this paper FREE during Sale-A-Bration! This fun fold card is a club and free card kit project and is easy to make! It involves some simple scoring. I’ve […]Read More
Check out today’s colorful clean and simple cards! These are sneak peeks of the February 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. 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 Snail Mail product suite. That said, […]Read More