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!
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Check out some of my recent posts here:
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and May 2020 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the May 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop includes two of the five 2018 – 2020 InColors that are retiring next month. They’re both very bright, cheerful colors and yet I’ve hardly used them, and now have to say […]Read More
Check out this fun project featuring Heat Embossing with Tear and Tape plus masking. I’m showcasing the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set which retires on June 2nd, 2020 by using it on this project and sharing several past creations. This method of heat embossing with tear and tape is not a new thing but often I […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a set of 6 simple Mosaic Mood card ideas with a fun surprise inside! In fact, it’s the surprise inside that really makes these cards special! Plus, all twelve of the designer paper patterns are showcased on these simple Mosaic Mood card ideas making it a great use of […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. It was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look. Two techniques were used on this card, 1) to get the antiqued background and 2) to […]Read More
Today’s post and video include an Emboss Resist Technique Tutorial plus I’ll be showing another must-know technique called Direct To Paper. My projects today were inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Michele Boyer. She has included a step by step emboss resist technique tutorial in her project post. The color scheme she […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the April 2020 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorials that feature the Tropical Oasis Suite. These three projects all use the Tropical Oasis suite but they couldn’t be more different. I’ve also made variations of these three designs. Here’s the full ensemble of 7 card variations: This […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and April 2020 Color Challenge! Get ready for some out of the ordinary fun with the April 2020 Color Challenge and Blog Hop! My super cute projects this month use a unique element I especially love. I’ve incorporated the scrappy strips technique in a couple of different ways […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some super quick cards with the Ornate Style Set! I’ve used sponge daubers for my coloring in with the retiring 2018 – 2020 InColors. So I’ve made three variations of this card and I’m featuring four out of five of the retiring in colors including, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing three ways for adding color to the Flowering Foils Paper. This is one of my current Club and Free Card Kit projects. Adding color to the Flowering Foils paper is so easy to do and can be done in multiple ways. There are four project variations shared in this […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some Scrappy Strip Technique card ideas made with the Ornate Garden Designer Paper, Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and related color combinations! When I set out to play with this technique I knew I wanted to play with the color scheme and stamps in the new Ornate Garden product suite […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be featuring a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card. This is one of my three March/April 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects. This Natures Thoughts Dies fun fold card, also uses the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and gorgeous Perennial Essence designer series paper. We’ll use most of the patterns of […]Read More
These Birthday Bonanza Stampin’ Up! Cards include a super fun element that’s easy to create and definitely a Wow! The Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper and the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set are the featured products here. This fun layout is created by doing a simple die-cutting trick that can be done with a number of different […]Read More