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 project was the inspiration for my Color Fusers Blog Hop project a few weeks back. It’s a super simple and even simpler than the Color Fusers project! I had been playing around with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and the Galvanized Metallic Paper on a number of projects. While creating those other cards (which I’ve […]Read More
Homemade Christmas Card featuring the Joyous Noel Speciality Designer Paper and Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set
This simple homemade Christmas Card is one of my three September/October Free Card Kits and Stamp Club projects. It’s made with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Glimmer Paper in that suite. I’ve used two stamp sets on my card here but I’ll also show a version that uses just […]Read More
Today’s project features the Country Home Stamp Set and Tin Tile Embossing Folder with various coloring techniques. Tools used include, blends alcohol markers, watercolor pencils and a blender pen. This project is one of my three September/October Free Card Kits. Place a qualifying order through my Online store and you’ll get kits in the mail for […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for October! What a perfect color combination for this time of year as we move into fall! It’s my favorite season and I love to create in this color palette. Today’s project features dry embossing with sponging on the first card and heat embossing on the second card. […]Read More
Hi Stamping friends! Today I’m sharing some beautiful creations made by my very talented team of demonstrators. The theme for the team card swaps for July was anything made with something NEW from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog! I absolutely love my team! We are the Treehouse Chicks, and we have a […]Read More
This elegant Christmas card was one of our Make n’ Takes at my recent team gathering in my “Treehouse”. It features several of my favorite new products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ Up!, including the Dashing Deer Stamp Set, the Detailed Deer Thinlits dies and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder. The stamp […]Read More
Today’s project features the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum which is part of the Graceful Glass Suite of products. For this project, I colored with Stampin’ Write Markers and Blends Alcohol Markers, on the backside of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. It took some time to color everything but I just love the look. The theme […]Read More
The 2018 Holiday Catalog is LIVE starting TODAY! So… I just had to feature a project made with one of the seven awesome product suites in this catalog. It’s called the All Is Bright Product Suite! If you’ve been chompin’ at the bit to start ordering from this NEW Holiday Catalog, keep in mind that […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for September! I hope you’re enjoying the Color Fusers Blog Hop so far. The color scheme this month includes three colors that I really enjoyed playing with. The Blueberry Bushel and Gray Granite are both brand new colors to the Stampin’ Up! color line up. The Blackberry Bliss […]Read More
Unusual Opening cards like this Double PopUp Slider Card are some of the most fun cards to create and share. Today’s project features the Animal Outing Stamp Set and a variety of the Blends Alcohol Markers. This Double PopUp Slider Card requires a bit of engineering, but I just love the challenge, and they are […]Read More
Today I have another project for you featuring the Sea of Textures Bundle which includes the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating, Under The Sea Framelits. I’ve also used my “Black Ice” paper crafting technique. This card was actually the first project I created after getting the Sea of Textures Bundle. It’s got a lot of layers […]Read More
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