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:
Check out these 4 quick colorful cards that you can make with any colors and stamped images that inspire you! You’re going to love making some of your own! These were inspired by my Treehouse Chicks Team member Aimee Johnson. A few months ago for our monthly idea-sharing challenge, the theme was #simplestamping with the […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be talking about using Rubbing Alcohol in Card Making and showing two of the bonus projects from my Playing with Rubbing Alcohol Technique Class. Now if you know me at all you know that I LOVE interesting, unique, techniques and I’ve even come up with some of my own. Some of […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some ideas for how to make easy backgrounds for cards while using images that would not typically be used this way. While most of the time I look at stamps and only see them for their intended purpose, in today’s projects I’ve expanded my thinking just a bit. When […]Read More
It’s time for the May 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. We’re featuring fun masculine cards with the Stampin’ Up! Well Suited Suite! While I love the adorable projects I’ve seen made with the Well Suited Stamp Set and Dies I did not take the leap and buy this bundle. I did buy the designer […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and May 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the May 2021 Color Challenge is Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, and Bumblebee. For me, this was a bit of a strange color combination. The truth is, it got me thinking outside the box as I tried to […]Read More
Wouldn’t it be lovely if ice cream really had zero calories? LOL! Today I’ll be featuring three handmade cards with the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle. For my first and original Sweet Ice Cream card design, my background white piece is dry embossed using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder, and the sentiment is from the Blossoms […]Read More
Check out these simple projects for my Card Salad PopUp Party featuring the retiring Beautiful World Stamp Set! I’m sad to say that I’ve barely managed to play with my Beautiful World Stamp Set and it’s retiring! Ugh! To create today’s projects I pulled out a baggie of “card salad” from a previous creative session. […]Read More
Check out these simple projects for my Card Salad PopUp Party featuring the retiring Todays Tiles Stamp Set! I just adore the Todays Tiles Stamp Set and hate that it’s retiring! The projects shared in today’s post were all made using a baggie of “card salad” from a previous creative session. Using these baggies of […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing variations on a card with a vintage look! I’ll also be showing a few ways to get this antiqued background using a few different methods and papers. The methods are simple and the effects are beautiful! The basic supplies include ink pads, ink refills, a spritzer for water, and […]Read More
Cards with moving parts are the most fun! Today’s card has an easy-to-create element, that adds a playful little surprise anyone would love. Today’s club and free card kit card is made with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle and the Dandy Garden designer series paper. I’ve made three few different versions of my card to show […]Read More
In today’s post, learn how to make two simple cards using ribbon scraps. My favorite thing about these cards is that the ribbon is the focal element! There are so many amazing and beautiful ribbons available but most of the time, ribbon becomes an embellishment or added element on the card but rarely is it […]Read More
Simple Fun Fold Cards are one of my favorite card types! Plus, today’s card is so easy to “make your own” using your favorite designer paper. Who doesn’t love a little surprise when they open a card? Simple fun fold cards offer the benefit of a surprise without a lot of work. Plus, when you […]Read More