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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I absolutely LOVE being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and can't imagine my life without it! How could I not want to share this experience with anyone and everyone that will listen?! Will you listen?
Check out some of my recent posts here:
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing projects made with variations of the Masking Tape Technique and two retiring stamp sets, Lovely As A Tree and Amazing Life. Up until now, I’ve really only done the masking tape technique in one way. It was really fun to play with some variations on the technique! For this […]Read More
I just love a DIY Stamp Pad! They’re so easy to make and use, plus they can provide a big wow to a simple project! I recently shared some projects made with a DIY stamp pad and thought it might be helpful to go into a little more detail about why I love my DIY […]Read More
Check out all the new items in the Clearance Rack! There are some AMAZING DEALS so don’t delay! These items will only be available while supplies last! Year Of Cheer Embellishments  $8.00 $3.20 Wish Big Framelits Dies  $27.00 $16.20 Year Of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper  $13.00 $5.20 Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 […]Read More
Today’s post features a video of my OnStage Event Presentation, in Charlotte, NC on April 13, 2019. I’ll also be sharing a few highlights of the event including photos of just some of the wonderful stamping friends I had the pleasure of sharing this event with. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I […]Read More
Today’s projects are for the card maker that wants an easy WOW effect without a lot of work. I’ve used the To A Wild Rose bundle, a 2019 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek, and a homemade ink pad! These are a few of the projects I shared in my presentation at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event […]Read More
Today is the day when we find out what products are officially retiring from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and from the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog. Once the Stampin’ Up! Retiring List comes out it’s important to purchase the products that you love ASAP! Anything on the retiring list is only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! […]Read More
Today’s post features a homemade ink pad and a fun multifaceted 3-D gift, made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. I’ve also used the To a Wild Rose coordinating dies. These products are a sneak peek from the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog! Here’s the case plus all the contents: I made this gift for my […]Read More
Today’s project features the Beach Happy Stamp Set and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. Water coloring and the Omitting Markers technique are used. This project was CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from Tami Hewlett a fellow design team member for the Color Fusers Blog Hop. I demonstrated this water coloring project in my weekly Facebook Live […]Read More
Check out my easy card making idea, featuring a birch forest scene with the Winter Woods and Country Road Stamp Sets! This is one of my March / April Club and Free Card Kit Projects! I just love that this card is super simple to make, and the images are beautiful and so neutral, that […]Read More
Simple stamping and sponging are the techniques used on this card made with the Dear Doily Stamp Set. This is one of the March / April FREE Card Kit Program project. The Dear Doily Stamp Set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog which retires on June 3, 2019. Most of the products in this catalog […]Read More
Are you ready to see some fun projects from the April Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle? Each month we create a set of 8 tutorials that feature a specific Stampin’ Up! product suite. This months tutorial bundle includes projects made with the Gingham Gala product suite which is on pages 34 to 35 of the […]Read More
I’m excited to share this simple card making idea that uses the Butterfly Gala Bundle. It can be made using the stamp set OR the Botanical Butterfly DSP. The Butterfly Gala Bundle is part of the Gingham Gala product suite in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. This suite includes a variety of super fun products including […]Read More