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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In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some easy handmade Christmas Cards. I’ve used the Sweet Stockings designer paper for today’s easy handmade Christmas cards but this layout is so versatile that it can be used with many other designer papers. This is a great layout to use with paper scraps too! I’ve stamped my sentiment […]Read More
In today’s post, you’ll see four card variations that use some of my favorite heat embossing techniques with the Welcoming Woods and Classic Cloche Stamp Sets. Heat embossing techniques are among my top favorites things to incorporate into my paper crafting. There are just so many creative possibilities! For today’s projects I’ll be using the […]Read More
In today’s post, you’ll see two unique card ideas with the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set including a fancy fold card and more. In my video tutorial, I’ve included lots of fun tips and tricks for making my fancy fold card. Plus, my second Eden’s Garden card features a fun trick with the Stamparatus! You’ll definitely […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and November 2021 Color Challenge! I’m not quite sure why but I just love the November 2021 Color Challenge! I guess it’s because the colors are so rich and warm! It was so fun to create today’s cards and I hope you love both of them. These projects […]Read More
Have you seen the new Eden’s Garden collection of products yet? Well today I’ve got some gorgeous card ideas for you featuring these products! I love stamp sets where I can make cards for every season and occasion and the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set provides just that! Here you’ll see 3 card ideas which are […]Read More
Today’s post features a cute halloween card and sneak peek into the October 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. On the first week of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers Design Team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Cute Halloween Suite from the mini catalog. The […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing 3 easy Christmas Gift Card Holders You can make these as simple or as complex as you want by adding elements to the front as you desire. For the three Christmas Gift Card Holders here, the one with the snowman and penguin is the easiest and the one with […]Read More
In today’s post and video, you’ll learn how to make some beautiful backgrounds for card making, using ink and alcohol in various ways with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. You can use a variety of coloring tools to create these beautiful backgrounds. For the project shown here, I’ve used ink pads. Watch my video tutorial […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and October 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the October 2021 Color Challenge is Just Jade, Evening Evergreen, and Cajun Craze and I just love it! It was so fun to play with this color scheme to create todays fun fold card featuring the Intricate Leaves Dies […]Read More
My Nature’s Harvest Sunrise card features a simple Watercolor Wash with a heat embossed image. The best way to learn how to make this card, and create the lovely watercolor wash, is to watch my video tutorial at the end of this post. That said, I will share a few details here as well. For […]Read More
Today’s project is a clean & simple card with a wow! It features the masking technique with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and beautiful autumn colors. This card and masking technique is so simple that I couldn’t help but make two additional versions featuring other stamp sets and color schemes. To get started I masked […]Read More
Check out my Accordion Fold Card Tutorial with the Harvest Meadow Suite. This project is a sneak peek from the Sept. 2021 tutorial bundle. On the first week of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the Harvest Meadow Suite […]Read More