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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Check out some of my recent posts here:
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and December 2019 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the December 2019 Color Challenge is perfect for a winter scene, and so I couldn’t help but play with the new Mountain Air stamp set that will be available to customers in January 2020. It was easy to integrate […]Read More
In this post, you’ll learn how to make a gift card holder that’s super cute! Plus, the construction is simple, so you’ll be able to easily reuse this template for other homemade gift cards in the future! Today’s project features the Let It Snow product suite in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog. From the suite, […]Read More
I’ve got two elegant handmade cards to share with your today that I absolutely love! These elegant handmade cards feature the Very Versailles and Tasteful Textures stamp sets, two of my absolutes favorites in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog. This first card resembles some features of two other cards I’ve shared over the past few months, […]Read More
In this post, you’ll learn a simple trick for creating two different cards with the same exact cardstock and layering with one simple change. Today’s cards feature winter scenes with the Snow Front Stamp Set. When I was designing projects for my Clubs and Free Card Kits program participants I couldn’t decide between two cards […]Read More
Check out my two Swing Easel cards with a Christmas theme! These fun fold cards include a multilayered wreath made with the All Around Wreath Dies. Ahead you’ll find two graphics to help you create your own Swing Easel cards. The first graphic shows the scoring and cutting details, and the other one shows the […]Read More
Check out these creative card ideas made with bubble wrap and other unusual materials! I just love playing with any material I find around the house to create texture in my card making. I’ve used lots of different materials including bubble wrap, plastic wrap, cardboard (the corrugated inside), mesh bags (from produce), papers that come […]Read More
The projects I’m sharing in this post feature the Stampin’ Up! Waterfront Stamp Set with my Black Ice technique. These were originally shared on my Stampin’ Up! blog in February 2018 but since that time Stampin’ Up! discontinued the blogging feature on the site. I just love these projects so I’m sharing here on my […]Read More
The Very Versailles Stamp Set is the featured product today. The beautiful foliage image is heat embossed in three colors, for a gorgeous, elegant result. I’ve used Shimmery Black, Shimmery White, and Gold embossing powders to create the focal piece for this card. It was this foliage image, in the Very Versailles Stamp Set that […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the November Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle which features the Christmastime Is Here product suite. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle, including 8 tutorials, focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and November 2019 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the November 2019 Color Challenge is clearly perfect Christmas and yet I felt compelled to play around with a new product suite that is not necessarily for Christmas. It’s called Christmastime is Here, and the stamp set is called […]Read More
Today I’m featuring a card making technique with Press n’ Seal and some of my favorite punches from Stampin’ Up!. I’ve mostly seen this card making technique with Press n’ Seal done with floral images, so I wanted to mix things up a bit and try it with some different kinds of shapes. For my […]Read More
Today’s post features three Homemade Christmas Card Ideas. These were the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack cards made at my 4th Annual Creative Escape Event that happened this past Saturday. I just love this event and this one was the biggest one yet! It goes from 10 am to 10 pm so it’s a long and fun day, […]Read More