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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Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and January 2022 Color Challenge! For the January 2022 Color Challenge I’ve created a beach scene with the On The Horizon Bundle. I started by creating a watercolor wash and used all four colors. Starting at the bottom of my Shimmery White cardstock, I applied some Soft Suede […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a window sheet card made with two different designer series papers. This unique window sheet card was originally made for the December Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring the Whimsy & Wonder designer paper. This designer paper is retiring on January 3, 2022 but has in fact, sold out! […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing two cards made with the retiring Welcoming Woods Stamp Set, one of my absolute favorite sets in the July to December mini-catalog! This project was created while playing with ideas for my Sepia Effects Technique Class and they both feature forest scenes with a vintage look. I’ve used a […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a card made with the retiring Beauty of Tomorrow Set! This project was created as part of my Sepia Effects Technique Class. Do you ever make what seems like a huge mistake and then somehow manage to create something beautiful that you love? Well, that’s what happened with the […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing my favorite alternative way to use dies. For today’s project I’ve used the Forever Flourishing dies and the Ornate Layers Dies! The Forever Flourishing Dies were used for the focal piece, and the Ornate Layers Dies were used for the subtle white impression for one of the focal backings. […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a beautiful handmade card with the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set and a speciality paper that I love! I’ve used the Linen Speciality Paper to make this beautiful handmade card and it was so easy, plus it made me feel like an artist without even trying! To create the focal […]Read More
Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop and December 2021 Color Challenge! I was honestly a bit skeptical of the color scheme for the December 2021 Color Challenge and yet my card came together quickly and I had a lot of fun in the process. My card features the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set and the […]Read More
In today’s post I’ll be sharing a card that shows I am clearly obsessed with card making and proud of it too! I had a vision for this card that simply started with the adorable Sweet Stocking designer series paper by Stampin’ Up!. One of the paper patterns includes stockings with cute animals peeking out […]Read More
Today’s post offers a bit of a sneak peek into the November 2021 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle. There are so many cute Christmas Card Ideas in this 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 in […]Read More
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some simple handmade cards made with the Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series paper and the heartfelt wishes stamp set. Making simple handmade cards is so quick and satisfying when you use gorgeous designer papers like the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty paper! I especially love this paper because it […]Read More
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