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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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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Today’s project features the Pretty Pumpkins bundle and was created for the September 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle which includes several DIY fall cards. 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 […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bit about dry embossing with dies. The project I’m sharing here was actually made with a leftover piece that I created while playing with ideas for my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class. In this class, there were multiple ideas and variations shared. So, in today’s post, you’ll […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and September 2021 Color Challenge! The color scheme for the September 2021 Color Challenge was really the easiest one ever! Being able to add in my own third color with black and white as the starting point was a piece of cake! I started by creating an ombre […]Read More
Did you know that the Stampin Up Sale A Bration 2021 promotion is happening NOW? It’s an awesome promotion because there are multiple ways to qualify for FREE products! So fun right?! In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two projects made with the Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set which is my favorite Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration 2021 […]Read More
Do you ever wonder about what to do with paper scraps from your paper crafting projects? If so, you’re going to love seeing my project today! I don’t know about you but I have tons of strips of white cardstock scraps. Many of them are from cutting pieces for the insides of my cards that […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the August 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle that features new Sale-A-Bration freebies! On the first Thursday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is Sale-A-Bration and the freebies being […]Read More
I’ve created joy fold cards in the past but this set of cards have an added feature that I really like! Today’s joy fold card tutorial includes a set of colorful cards with a latch closure. This latch element allows the card to stay shut more securely, plus it’s just more fun to open and close […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and August 2021 Color Challenge! I absolutely adore the August 2021 Color Challenge color scheme! I am a purple lover in general and I especially love purple and green together. The hardest part of this challenge was incorporating the Basic Gray. That said, I had so much fun […]Read More
In today’s post, you’ll see 5 all occasion easy card ideas! These elegant cards were inspired by a simple card I love! I’ve had the card sample you see in the photo below for probably 17 years! It’s a simple, elegant layout that I loved way back when I first made it and I still […]Read More
In today’s post and video I’ll be showing projects that feature 3 different ways to use embossing folders to highlight dry embossed shapes. I absolutely adore the added interest and dimension that dry embossing provides! So, playing with and showing different ways to use embossing folders is among my top favorite things to play with! […]Read More
In Today’s post see sneak peeks of two projects from the You’re A Peach Tutorial Bundle! On the first Tuesday of each month, the Simple Suite Stampers design team publishes a tutorial bundle focusing on a particular theme. The focus this month is the You’re A Peach product suite from the annual catalog. The You’re […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a bit about how to emboss with dies. The project I’m sharing here was actually made with a leftover piece that I created while playing with ideas for my Dry Embossing with Dies Technique Class. In this class, there were multiple ideas and variations shared. So, in today’s post, […]Read More