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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Today’s projects feature my single favorite stamp set from the current mini-catalog plus the dies that go with it. I’m talking about the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and coordinating Natures Thoughts dies. I was working on a design for my Team Gathering this past week and in the process found what I like to call […]Read More
The Power of Hope Bundle is among my top Sale-A-Bration freebies! I especially adore the Stone 3-D embossing folder which I’ve used on today’s projects to create some beautiful backgrounds. The Power of Hope bundle also includes the Power of Hope Stamp Set, which I’ve used for today’s cards. You’ll find more details about all […]Read More
The Pleased as Punch DSP is the featured product on today’s cards. I’ll be sharing two card layouts but seven different cards. The first card layout is a shaker card, and I’ve created two versions. The second card layout is a Clean and Simple design that’s not exactly a fun fold but it’s a little […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be featuring a sneak peek of this month’s tutorial bundle featuring three simple Peaceful Poppies card ideas. There’s even a fun fold! Each month a new Simple Suite Stamper’s Tutorial bundle comes out which features 8 projects created by 8 different demonstrators. We always focus on a theme. This month’s theme […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and February 2020 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the February 2020 Color Challenge is Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. Now I initially thought this was going to be a difficult color scheme for me but this card actually came together pretty easily. I’ve […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing the two projects that we made at my recent team gathering. I think you’re going to love these WOW projects especially because they’re so simple to make! Incidentally, these two projects are so incredibly different and almost like “night” and “day”. I only say this because one is mostly […]Read More
These Painted Poppies cards are my current customer Thank You cards! I’ve made a whole bunch of these but each one is unique. I especially love this floral image with this colorful background, which is different on each of these Painted Poppies cards. These are two of my favorites: In addition to using the Painted […]Read More
This Double Point Fold Card uses the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, Small Bloom Punch, and the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper. These products are FREE with qualifying orders during Sale-A-Bration which goes till 3/31/2000. I have to tell you that I CASE’d (copy and share everything) the stamping on the focal piece from Judy Garza […]Read More
Check out this fun alternative layout with a window! Learn three essential tips for making these Painted Poppies Stampin’ Up! cards in today’s post. I simply love this product suite and will be offering a Class-To-Go and live In-Person class featuring projects with these products, in February. You’ll find more details later in this post. […]Read More
Today’s elegant card features the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder with both heat embossing and dry embossing! It’s a simple technique but a WOW effect! I’ve created two versions of this card, in two color schemes. They both use Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder and the Brick & Mortar embossing folder but they are done in different […]Read More
So what do you do when you make something, love it and then struggle to recreate it? Well, that’s what happened when I was creating these three projects with the Stampin’ Up! decorative masks. Well, the first thing I do is say Ugh!!! (LOL!) and then I have to decide if I’m motivated to figure […]Read More
Isn’t this peacock just gorgeous? It’s from the Royal Peacock Bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This peacock image is stamped in Memento Black ink, colored in with several blends alcohol markers and then die-cut using the Detailed Peacock Dies. The stamp set and dies make up the Royal Peacock Bundle. It took a […]Read More