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’s post features an unusual opening card. It’s called a Pull Tab Pop Up Card and it’s made with the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and Cake Builder Punch. This pull tab pop up card was the focus of my Facebook Live event yesterday. You’ll find the video just ahead. For this first card, I […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some simple DIY cards made with the Woven Threads Product Suite. These DIY cards also feature the NEW 2019 – 2021 InColors and were the focus of my Facebook Live event yesterday. In the Facebook Live video, I’ve also shared the new products I received in my Stampin’ Up! […]Read More
Today’s post includes 11 cards featuring the NEW 2019 – 2021 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. These projects are sneak peeks of the June 2019 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. Each month, the eight members of the Simple Suite Stampers Design Team creates a project and tutorial focused on a particular product suite. For the June […]Read More
Check out my DIY Bookmark that features the NEW Stampin’ Up! In Colors! Place a qualifying order in May or June 2019 and get this bookmark for FREE! I love to create a diy bookmark each year that features the new In Colors. My club members have grown accustomed to getting one of these each […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and June 2019 Color Challenge! Today I’ll be sharing two coloring projects made with the Free As A Bird Stamp Set and the Stitched Labels Nested Dies. These two products will be available as a bundle starting tomorrow with the launch of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog! […]Read More
Check out my DIY Slider Card featuring the Magnolia Lane suite, and the Verdant Garden and Perennial Birthday Stamp Sets. I love cards with an unusual opening! I made two versions of this fun DIY slider card. The only difference is the color of the flower. For this first card, I’ve used the Calypso Coral […]Read More
Today’s elegant card design was made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set, a new item in the Stampin’ Up! 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog. A DIY stamp pad was used, plus several other techniques too. The project I’m sharing today was shared during my On Stage Local presentation in Charlotte, NC. It is […]Read More
The Garden Lane designer series paper is the featured product for today’s fun fold card ideas. This is a new designer series paper that will be available in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog, that goes live on June 4, 2019. This paper is all about shades of green and I love it! In today’s […]Read More
For today’s project and video, I’ll be showing you how to use Brusho to create a stunning background. This is one of my May/June 2019 Club and Free Card Kit Projects. So, the card I’m sharing today was inspired by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Wanda Williams. She used the same background technique but with […]Read More
In today’s post and Facebook Live, I’m sharing an art piece that was the layout inspiration for three variations on a card design. I’ve used two stamp sets, the Pressed Flowers hostess set that will retire with the Annual Catalog on 6/3, and the Woven Heirlooms set, which will be available in the new 2019 […]Read More
My project features a watercolor wash background with the Florentine Dies. This was a stamp club project and also a May/June 2019 Free Card Kit project. Each time you do a watercolor wash background it will turn out differently, as you may be able to see from the two cards below. Also, a few additional […]Read More
Today I’ll be sharing three projects from the May Simple Suite Stampers Card Making Tutorials Bundle. The featured product suite this month is Classic Garage. These projects provide a great sneak peek into this months card making tutorials bundle. The Bundle is available for FREE with qualifying customer orders and it’s available to my team […]Read More