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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Check out some of my recent posts here:
Today’s cards feature my latest projects made with foil embossing techniques, specifically my Black Ice Technique with the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick foil sheets. I’ve used the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set with these foil sheets, which are available as a FREE item during Sale-A-Bration! I just learned that these have been especially popular and […]Read More
For today’s blog post I played with several paper decoration ideas where I started with designer papers and added stamping to create some very fun results. I’ll be sharing four of the designs I created today. For these cards, I’ve used the Wood Textures and Neutrals Designer Paper packs for stamping on. The Winter Woods […]Read More
Today’s project is a Drapery Fold Card featuring the Needlepoint Nook Designer Paper and Lace Embossing Folder. It is a Stamp Club Project and a Free Card Kit program card. I have been wanting to create a Drapery Fold Card for the longest time, and while there were a few little challenges along the way, […]Read More
I’ve got two simple card making ideas for you today that feature a technique called Spotlighting. It’s a fun way to take a simple card and add an interesting little twist! The first of my simple card making ideas features the new Sale-A-Bration set called Home To Roost. I’m loving this set! A couple of […]Read More
Today’s project with the Black Ice technique is a little like embossing art to me! The images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set are so gorgeous, to begin with, but they are just simply stunning, paired with the silver foil and heat embossing. This technique was something my mom and I discovered together when […]Read More
Do you like the possibility of Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas? Well, today’s post features a number of ways to create a watercolor background with acrylic blocks, ink pads, markers, and a plastic bag! In addition, I did a little heat embossing and shadow stamping to boot! I’ve used two different stamp sets with these techniques, including […]Read More
Hi Stamping friends! Today I’m sharing the card swaps from one of my Team Gatherings. I love to show off the work of my team! The challenge for the team card swaps this time was to create and use a custom made spectrum pad. This first project is from Aimee Johnson. Her project is made […]Read More
Today’s post features four homemade Valentines Day ideas shared in my recent Facebook Live event. Projects include a card & three, 3-D items. Projects are made with the All My Love suite by Stampin’ Up! Here is the ensemble of items made (or started) during the live event: The first project shared in the live […]Read More
Welcome to the January Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop! I hope you’re enjoying the blog hop so far! There are always lots of fun projects presented by the talented members of the Color Fusers Blog Hop team of designers! This is a monthly blog hop. We go live on the first Monday of each […]Read More
Yesterday’s Facebook Live event featured two clean and simple cards made with the Floral Romance product suite, the Butterfly Gala bundle, the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper and the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set. I love both of these clean and simple cards! One was CASE’d and the other is my version. So the card on the […]Read More
The Occasions Catalog is now LIVE and the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! has begun! There are so many fun new products in the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! Check out the projects and videos below to see some of my favorite new products. Plus, if you’re an email subscriber, I’ve got a special offer […]Read More
I love winter card ideas that work for the holidays and other occasions too. The Farmhouse Christmas stamp set and product bundle is perfect for this type of card. This stamp set is retiring and will no longer be available after 1/2/19 (or while supplies last)! I found this card on Pinterest and just had […]Read More