About Me

Hello! I’m Melissa and I live in sunny Arizona, with my husband and our two cats Sophie and Thor. I am originally from a small town in Ohio, a retired nurse, and a US Air Force Veteran.

I have been crafting since I was young, and my grandmother introduced me to sewing and scrapbooking.  Although a lot of time has passed since then, my love of paper-crafting has remained strong. In 2003 I discovered Stampin’ UP! while attending a class with my aunt. What a day that was!! The color-coordinated craft supplies were irresistible to me, and to this day, I still get excited with the thought of having all my paper, inks, and embellishments match when I’m making a project.

Why the Stamping Ninja?  Well, during the last 18 years of inspecting my work, my husband has become a huge fan (love him) and claimed that I was like a crafting ninja.  Though I will admit that the many years of practice have allowed me to be quite skilled when it comes to paper-crafting, I wasn’t so sure that was an appropriate analogy. After discovering that the traditional definition of a ninja was expanded to “a person who is an expert or highly skilled in a specified field or activity,” I was swayed to accept and honor the designation of being called a ninja.  Alas, The Stamping Ninja was born.

When I am not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our cats, gardening, puzzles, and yoga.

Thank you for visiting my website. If I can help you in any way with your paper-crafting need, please contact me as I would be happy to assist you any way that I can.

Happy Crafting,


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