I was on stage for CTMH’s Convention Opening Session!


I could to tell you about:

but instead, I want to share the super cool thing that happened to me at Close to My Heart’s Convention back in July.

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Simply Inspired Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to another Simply Inspired Blog Hop, featuring some of CTMH’s top artists.

This month we are focusing on Close to My Heart’s Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog, which features two adorable paper packs, Blossom & Jackson.

Thank you for hopping over from Margi’s blog.

Jackson Mini Album Cover www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh

I choose to work with the Jackson paper pack and created a mini album filled with memories from the Fast & The Furriest Walk my family participated in last weekend. This was a really big deal for my dad, so I am going to give this to him as a gift in Father’s Day.

Like many of you, I am super pressed for time. So I choose to keep this album super simple and used just a few products so as not to overwhelm the process. This new My Creations Mini Mix Album has white, Kraft & vellum paper. It makes the process so simple. The album is 4×4 so it’s just the right size! (I still need to add journaling – ugh!)

Jackson Mini Album www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh

Jackson Mini Album www.fancymelissa.com #ctmh


Now hop along to see what other awesomeness this group of consultants has created. Check out Krista’s blog next.

Check out the rest of the mini album here:

Typed Note – April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us for the April Stamp of the Month, Typed Note, Blog Hop and coming from Jilena’s blog.

With Close to My Heart’s Seasonal Expression 2 launching today, you are sure to find some outstanding artworks using all new products on this hop. I, however, opted to keep it super simple with this ‘retro’ typewriter stamp set. Above you’ll find the four card set I created by stamping my own custom patterned paper using the typewriter & pointed finger images. The best way to do this is by starting right in the middle of the card and then work around it.

The best part of this set are all the “typed” sentiments. I couldn’t find a frame stamp that worked best with this set, so I did the next best thing – I doodled the frame. After I stamped the sentiment, I cut it out using my trimmer, leaving enough space to doodle a border using a combination of Different sized  Journaling pens. Easy peasy – and don’t stress about being perfect.



Now hop on over to Wendy’s blog to see what she’s created for you!

And if you’re interested in adding this Typed Note set to your collection, simply place an order of $50 or more during the month of April on my Shop Online site: Fancymelissa.ctmh.com.