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!
Tutorials & Classes
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!
I was a little unsure about the techniques but I'm so glad I took this class. This is usually not my style but the way you presented left a lot of room for us to do as much or as little to embellish. You are a phenomenal instructor!
I just finished my first tarnished foil card. Thanks to you, I am proud of it! It wasn’t perfect, with a bit too much black Staz-On in one little place, but I loved it. Your set of papers, perfectly cut, and the excellent video helped so much.
Creative, encouraging, and patient are three words that come to mind when I think of your classes. Through your instructions, new techniques are introduced and people are guided to mastery. Card-making moves from a craft to an art form. Thanks for all the wonderful classes!!!
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Yesterday’s Facebook Live event featured two clean and simple cards made with the Floral Romance product suite, the Butterfly Gala bundle, the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper and the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set. I love both of these clean and simple cards! One was CASE’d and the other is my version. So the card on the […]Read More
The Occasions Catalog is now LIVE and the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! has begun! There are so many fun new products in the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! Check out the projects and videos below to see some of my favorite new products. Plus, if you’re an email subscriber, I’ve got a special offer […]Read More
I love winter card ideas that work for the holidays and other occasions too. The Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and product bundle is perfect for this type of card. This stamp set is retiring and will no longer be available after 1/2/19 (or while supplies last)! I found this card on Pinterest and just had […]Read More
Today’s project features lots of butterflies in a rainbow of colors, with the Gingham Gala Product Suite. The Rock and Roll Stamping Technique is used and demonstrated in my Facebook live video. Today’s project is called a Floating Card. I used five products from the Gingham Gala product suite, for my cards, including; the Butterfly Gala […]Read More
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