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:
I just love the cute images in the new Valentine Keepsakes Stamp Set! Valentines Day is coming soon and so I just had to play with my Valentine Keepsakes Stamp Set to make this adorable and striking card. I’ve used my new Blending Brushes, with three different ink colors to add color to my stamped […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and February 2021 Color Challenge! For the February 2021 Color Challenge and Blog Hop I’m featuring the Dandy Wishes Dies, Tailored Tag Punch & the Tin Tile Embossing folder. I’ve also used some of the Oh So Ombre designer series paper which you can get for FREE with […]Read More
Check out my mini magical garden created with images from the Circle Celebration set, the Dragonflies Punch & Wink of Stella. I just love the fun whimsical images in the Circle Celebration set and I had so much fun making this card! The fun whimsical images in this set combined with dragonflies, Wink of Stella, […]Read More
I truly love medallion-style images and so I simply had to try the Black Ice Technique with the Treasured Medallion Set! This new stamp set from the January to June mini-catalog includes images and shapes that conjure a regal, elegant style. The combination of my Black Ice Technique with the Treasured Medallion Set just seemed […]Read More
Sale-A-Bration is underway and so there are fun new products you can get for FREE. Today’s Corner Bouquet Sunrise Cards feature 2 FREE Items! I’ve made three versions of my Corner Bouquet Sunrise Cards. This first card was made using the Corner Bouquet Stamp Set which is available as a FREE item with a $50 […]Read More
For today’s post, I’ve created some DIY Valentine Cards. These are sneak peeks of the January 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. At the beginning of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Love You Always product suite and […]Read More
Today’s projects feature the Forever Fern Bundle with the Emboss Resist Stamping Technique. Sometimes when I craft, I get this crazy, excited, giddy feeling. I like to call it “finding my creative bliss”! It doesn’t always happen but when it does, it’s amazing. It’s this very feeling that keeps me crafting and sharing after 17 […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2021 Color Challenge! The color combination for the January 2021 Color Challenge was one I was super excited to play with. It’s just such a happy, fun combination of colors that made me immediately think of a flower garden or birthday party! The color combination this […]Read More
For today’s card, I’ll be coloring on Gold Foil with the To A Wild Rose Set Last week I shared a card made with the same set I’m using today. These two projects are variations on the same basic theme but today’s card features a new twist as I’ve also done some coloring on Gold […]Read More
Today I’ll be sharing a unique card with the To A Wild Rose Set. This striking and unique card with the To A Wild Rose Set is not hard to make but there are a few subtle but important details you should know. For my first step, I used the Direct To Paper technique with […]Read More
Today’s project features a forest scene and Gilded Leafing with the Winter Woods Set. This card was inspired by my team member Kathi Cox, who recently shared a project in a team event with a die-cut window. I immediately knew it would be a super fun project layout to play with. Before I made this […]Read More
These projects with the Art Gallery Bundle are my first creations with these products and I’m in love! There’s nothing like playing with products to help them come to life. I liked this bundle before I started playing, and now I simply love it! These 3 projects with the Art Gallery Bundle were inspired by […]Read More