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:
Today I’m taking the opportunity to share some projects that were originally shared on my old Stampin’ Up! blog. These cards just feel like summer even though they were originally shared in January of 2017 for the Color Fusers blog hop and monthly color challenge. Since Stampin’ Up! is taking down the blog portion of […]Read More
I love incorporating different folds for card making in my projects! It may look like a regular card on the front but when you open it there’s a fun surprise inside. Before we go to the inside check out the detail on this elegant frame! Plus, doesn’t it look great with the gorgeous Pressed Petals […]Read More
Today’s post features some homemade birthday card ideas made with the Piece of Cake Stamp Set, coordinating Cake Builder Punch and a Must-Know Stamparatus Trick. This was one of my July club projects and is one of the July/August Free Card Kit projects too! In case you’re interested, there are details about my Free Card […]Read More
Watercoloring techniques can be super easy or a bit more difficult but honestly, one of the challenges is just having a certain mindset while you’re doing it. Coloring with watercolor is the easiest of the water coloring techniques to me. It still can be a bit intimidating to many people, and I think part of […]Read More
The nautical-themed projects in today’s post, offer a bit of a sneak peek into the August Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. 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 the Come Sail Away […]Read More
The Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder is available again! I love this folder so wanted to take this opportunity to reshare a favorite unique handmade card, featuring this embossing folder, which was first shared on October 14, 2017, on my old Stampin’ Up! blog. Since Stampin’ Up! is taking down the blog portion of the site, […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and August 2019 Color Challenge! I absolutely love the August 2019 Color Challenge. The colors include Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and one of the new 2019 – 2021 In Colors, Pretty Peacock. I hope you love this combination as much as I do! I have two […]Read More
Simple handmade card designs don’t often come easy to me! What I have realized is that simple handmade card designs often start for me with Stampin’ Up! designer series papers! Today’s project features the gorgeous Magnolia Lane paper and the coordinating Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. This paper is so beautiful that the card design […]Read More
The stunning project in this post features a vintage collage made with the Very Versailles Stamp Set, a new item in the 2019 – 2020 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. I just love this set and have been having a blast playing with it! There are lots of steps involved in making this card but they’re all […]Read More
The projects in this post use the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set and Wild Rose Dies. I showed these projects during my OnStage presentation in Charlotte, NC back in April of 2019, but have yet to share them here on my blog. It’s about time, right? For both of these projects, I’ve used my […]Read More
Today’s project features the High Tide Stamp Set which is one of my favorite summertime sets! This project was first shared in early 2017, on my old Stampin’ Up! blog, which will be gone very soon. Since Stampin’ Up! is taking down the blog portion of the site, I’ve picked some of my favorite posts […]Read More
Check out these simple card making ideas made with the Magnolia Lane Product Suite! These projects are remakes of two of the July Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial bundle projects and therefore, provide a fun sneak peek of the bundle this month. I’ve used the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, the coordinating Magnolia Memories dies and […]Read More