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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This time of year having a few extra Gift Card Holders around is definitely handy. Plus, if you make it yourself it makes the gift that much more special. Today’s DIY gift card holder is made from scratch with some simple scoring, cutting and stamping. I’ve used the Christmas Pines and Buffalo Check Stamp Sets, […]Read More
In this post, learn how to do double layer stamping with a custom-made spectrum pad. This is one of those stamping techniques that produce a fun and interesting effect, while also being super simple. The project today features the Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and Blizzard Thinlits Die which is available as a bundle for a 10% discount. The […]Read More
Today’s simple Christmas card design is made with the Making Christmas Bright Bundle which includes the stamp set and the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch punch from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. This product bundle is retiring on 1/2/19. These products will still be available, just not as a bundle which saves you 10%! This project was one […]Read More
Today’s post features three projects made with the Stamparatus by Stampin’ Up! and the Incredible Like You Stamp Set from the Occasions catalog. These were the projects demonstrated in my 12/13/18 Facebook Live. There are three different versions of this card, one for the beginning crafter, one for the casual crafter and the last one […]Read More
It can be super easy to make elegant homemade Christmas cards! Today’s project uses simple stamping, some designer series paper, and gorgeous velvet ribbon! This card is made with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set and the Joyous Noel Designer Paper. The deer is just so elegant with the damask pattern. This image paired with the […]Read More
Check out these gorgeous homemade gift packaging ideas featuring the Frosted Floral Product Suite and Silver Gable Boxes by Stampin’ Up!. These homemade gift packaging ideas were created for my Gift Packaging Stamp-a-Stack class. At this class, participants made three each of three types of gift packages. The project shared today is just one of those three […]Read More
The projects in today’s post are some easy card making ideas that were shared as part of my Facebook Live event on 12/6/18. All these cards are Sneak Peek projects as they are made with products from the Occasions Catalog. This new catalog doesn’t go live till 1/3/19! I’m calling the first few cards my […]Read More
This project offers the ultimate in embossing techniques galore! In fact, it’s one of my latest Tarnished Foil projects and I just adore it! I’ve used two embossing powders and two embossing folders so I’ve combined heat embossing and dry embossing techniques times two! The focal piece is created using the Swirls & Curls Embossing […]Read More
Welcome to the December Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop! The color challenge this month seems so fitting for a Christmas card but to be honest, at this time of year I’ve created so many holiday-themed cards that I’m ready to move on to something else. Well, reds and greens aren’t just […]Read More
Today’s project features a few simple stamping techniques for cards, that every crafter should know! This card is made with the Winter Woods and Dashing Deer Stamp Sets from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The version you see here is really just simple stamping with, a bit of a watercolor wash, shadow stamping and I’ve used […]Read More
Heat embossing techniques were the focus of my recent Facebook Live and the subject of the blog post today. EIGHT different cards are shown in this post so make sure to check them all out! Plus, don’t miss the Giveaways and limited time offers in this post too! There are so many fun heat embossing techniques […]Read More
Check out these simple Easel Card Ideas with the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set! This stamp set is part of the Snowflake Showcase promotion that ends on November 30th! That means this set will be GONE and no longer available! I have so enjoyed playing with this set and especially love the medallion and how the […]Read More