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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I absolutely LOVE being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and can't imagine my life without it! How could I not want to share this experience with anyone and everyone that will listen?! Will you listen?
Check out some of my recent posts here:
See 3 greeting card folio tutorials ranging from simple to more complex. Each folio includes coordinating cards, making them great for gift giving. Several weeks ago I shared a fun technique for stamping with acrylic blocks. One of the projects I showed included a greeting card folio. Now I only briefly showed the folio and […]Read More
Embossing folders are one of my favorite items to play with! In today’s post, you’ll learn a fun way to use the NEW Seabed embossing folder with the 2020 – 2022 In-Colors. With the introduction of each new Annual Catalog, I create a bookmark for my club members. They’ve come to expect this over the […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and July 2020 Color Challenge! Now truth be told, I had very little time to get my card figured out for the July 2020 Color Challenge and so I went to my favorite source for ideas which is Pinterest. I have a secret board where I pin items […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be creating a little magic by combining designer paper, stamping, and Wink of Stella with the Stampin’ Up! Hand-Drawn Blooms Stamp Set! Today’s projects were inspired by fellow demonstrator Anne Marie Hile, who presented at the May 2020 OnStage Online event. She featured the Artistry Blooms Suite in all her projects. […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing three Z-Fold Card Ideas! One card features the NEW Forever Fern Stamp Set and the other two are made with the Painted Harvest set. The first pair of z-fold card ideas was one of my three May/June 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. Now my club and free card kit program runs […]Read More
Stamping with Acrylic Blocks is so simple and fun! In this post, you’ll learn 7 Ways to Use Acrylic Blocks in your stamping with the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Now one thing I’ve learned about myself over the years, is that when I create, I almost never start with the simplest option. I pretty much […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two fun fold cards. The first one was one of my three May/June 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. The second is a redo and is made with the Playful Pets paper. In the first photo below, the card you see on the top was the May/June club […]Read More
I just love beautiful ceramic tiles and colorful clay pots and so I just had to have the Today’s Tiles Stamp Set! This stamp set made me think of beautiful blue and white tiles, shiny ceramic plates in my childhood home, and the Mexican clay pots I saw when on a trip to Puerta Vallarta […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be showing another set of Field Tiles Dies Card Ideas with the Paper Piecing Press n Seal technique. In my recent Facebook Live video, I shared several cards made with the Field Tiles Dies. I created so many variations that I decided it warranted splitting up my photographs into two blog […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be showing a project with several new products including the Field Tiles Dies, Brass Foil sheets, Rainbow Glimmer paper, and more. My card design today with the Field Tiles dies is actually a really simple design with many creative possibilities. After creating these first few designs I couldn’t help but make […]Read More
Today’s project features multiple variations of a mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden Paper. Now, this mini pocket card with the Ornate Garden paper is one of my three May/June 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. This month I prepared 80 kits! About half of these were mailed to club members since we […]Read More
Today’s post offers a sneak peek into the June 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle which features cards with the 2020-2022 In-Colors. 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 cards with the […]Read More