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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Get ready for a real treat! Today’s post is all about finding creative inspiration from images in the world, to use in your card making. This was the swap theme for my team gathering and it was one of my all time favorite swaps! The best part was getting to know each of my team […]Read More
Today’s simple cardmaking ideas feature the Flowering Desert Stamp Set from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. The Stamparatus was used to get perfect placement of the images and I’ve created two variations of this project. This first version was actually one of the Make n’ Takes at a gathering of my Treehouse Chicks Team. We used […]Read More
Today’s card making ideas feature the Wood Words Stamp Set and were inspired by a project I made many years ago that I like to call a “Rewind”. The “Redo” projects were created to celebrate my 16 yr anniversary with Stampin’ Up! in my weekly Facebook Live event. Here are the two simple cards that […]Read More
Check out these three unique, card making ideas, that feature three colors of foil, die cut doilies and the black ice technique too! These first two are made with the Sale-A-Bration Foil Sheets and the Doily Builder Dies, that unfortunately are no longer available. I’m so sad that both of these amazing products are gone […]Read More
Last month I joined a unique design team called the Simple Suite Stampers. Each month we create a set of 8 tutorials that feature a specific Stampin’ Up! product suite. This months tutorial bundle includes projects made with the Happiness Blooms product suite which is on pages 24 to 26 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog. […]Read More
The Happiness Blooms product suite and the Doily Builder thinlits are the featured products for the cards I’m sharing today. I’ve created five variations on this same card layout. They each use different patterns from the Happiness Blooms designer paper pack. You’ll find four out of the five designs in this post. The fifth version […]Read More
Welcome to the March Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop! I hope you’re enjoying the blog hop so far! This is a monthly blog hop that goes live on the first Monday of each month at 10 am EST. My project today is a fun fold card that features the All Adorned Stamp […]Read More
I love creating visual and abstract textures in my creations and always look for fun ways to do that! Today’s post and video feature a few fun ways to create texture and dimension in your projects by using things that are just laying around the house. When I was a kid I remember making a […]Read More
Check out these TWO BITS OF FUN NEWS!!! Starting today there are even MORE options for Sale-A-Bration gifts! Starting today GET Exclusive New Products that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration Items! You can still get the Sale-A-Bration items from the first and second release brochures but now there are even more choices including select catalog products! The […]Read More
The card you see below was one of the options available to make at my recent club events. That said, this was the type of project where class participants had a lot of latitude to make it their own. Jennifer, one of my club members, created a variation on my design that ended up being the […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ve included several variations on a fun technique with the Country Floral embossing folder! For my original design above I’ve applied Memento Black ink to my Country Floral embossing folder and dry embossed my focal piece, to create a bit of an antiqued look. I heat embossed over the whole surface with […]Read More
Today’s project features the Flowering Desert Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog and the Spotlighting Technique. This set includes a variety of fun images and sentiments that I really like. Desert plants and flowers are so unique and beautiful in a similar way to each human being on the planet! The sentiment “be your own […]Read More