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:
For this club and free card kit project, we’ll explore some fun watercolor background ideas and create a variety of textures and effects. For my various backgrounds, I’ve played with water-based inks with additional water and isopropyl alcohol for some different looks. My projects use a fall color scheme with the Love of Leaves Stamp […]Read More
Welcome to the October 2020 Color Challenge and Color Fusers Blog Hop! For my project today, I’ve created a simple card with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set. Techniques used on this card include simple stamping, stamping off, heat embossing, and dry embossing The October 2020 Color Challenge color scheme immediately made me think of fall! […]Read More
Card making with designer paper makes it super easy to create lots of cards fast! In this post you’ll see 7 simple cards using 2 layouts and 6 color schemes! The first set of 5 projects features all the 2020-2022 InColors! I’ve used two of the patterns from the 2020-2022 InColors for these 5 cards. […]Read More
In today’s post, you’ll see some simple yet elegant card ideas with the Beautiful Autumn Bundle. These cards feature the Gilded Autumn Specialty designer paper and the gorgeous Brushed Metallic cardstock in three different colors. Plus these cards are quick and easy to make! I hope you’ll enjoy checking out these card ideas with the […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be featuring some colorful cards made with Queen Anne’s Lace Stamp Set which is one of two sets you get for FREE when you buy the Starter Kit this month! I’ve made a set of four cards in four different color schemes. I just love these simple cards made with Queen […]Read More
Don’t miss the 24-Hour Flash Sale TODAY, 9/23/20! Get over 50 different stamp sets at 15% off during this 24-hour flash sale. Sets on sale are available while supplies last so don’t delay placing your order if there’s something you want! Sale goes from 12 am to 11:59 pm MT on 9/23/20 ONLY! Click HERE […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing an unusual opening card called a triangle corner pop up card. The featured products include the Beautiful Autumn Set, Gilded Autumn Paper, and Wreath Builder Dies. About a year ago I had the pleasure of attending a demonstrator event held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At that event, there were […]Read More
Are you ready for some Inky Fun with the Snowflake Splendor Suite? I had so much fun that I ended up with ink on my neck, hands, and a leg! Now if you follow my blog closely you might notice that the card in the upper right-hand corner below is familiar. This was one of […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and September 2020 Color Challenge! The projects I’ve made for the September 2020 Color Challenge are made with the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set. With pink in the mix, this is not exactly your traditional color scheme for snowflakes and yet I love how these turned out! This color […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the September 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring the Gilded Autumn Suite. On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. This one includes 12 gorgeous projects made with the Gilded […]Read More
Today’s project features my very own Black Ice Technique with the Forever Fern Set and the new Brushed Metallic card stock. The brushed metallic cardstock is in the August to December mini catalog and it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s different than any of the other metallic card stocks in that it has subtle linear streaks throughout […]Read More
Check out my 2020 craft room tour and how I organize my paper crafting supplies. The focus of the craft room tour today is the contents of my most used drawers, cabinets, and desk space to maximize easy access to the items I use all the time. I organize my space so that most everything […]Read More