Happy, happy birthday to Melissa Frances. The design team members have each made her a special birthday card wishing her a wonderful day. You can view them all on the Melissa Frances blog. BUT, before you leave her blog, don't forget to leave her your own birthday wish and you'll be entered to win a sweet package of Melissa Frances products valued at $30.00.
I used a tag from the large envelope and tag book as my card base and covered it in papers, stickers, and chipboard from the new 5th Avenue collection.
The inside of the card holds an additional wish and more trinkets.
Before I go, thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so touched by your thoughtfulness. The topic has plagued me for quite some time now, it's not a recent occurrence, but it only takes once to hurt and create a pain that is hard to ignore. But I've decided to leave it behind and feel so good about it.
On the topic of "Don't: Copy others." in Holly Becker's advice, I wanted to be sure I didn't hurt or offend any of you. That certainly wasn't my intention. I understand fully what she is getting at. In regards to having a blog that you call your own and that is authentically "you", why would you want it to be a replica of someone else's? Create your own comfy space that feels good to you, that feels like home, that screams "you" whenever visitors stop by. In regards to copying my work/using my ideas, please, oh, please feel free. I wouldn't put my work up for others to view if I didn't want to share them and allow you to use them as you wish. The line of course would be crossed if exact copies were sold or published, but that is common sense. You'll notice I will be taking my copyright down as for a while now I have felt uneasy about it. I feel snobby and stingy and feel like it needs to be left up to your judgement. Who am I anyway, but a mama just like so many of you, an everyday girl, just Melissa, enjoying the freedom of creativity and sharing. Thank goodness to those of you who share so freely. You are a great example to me. Anyway, to those of you who do have a copyright, I respect that completely and hope my words haven't offended you in anyway. This is just something I wanted to do for myself.
One more share before I get dinner started. I'm crazy about these wonderful signs for the home. They have a way of personalizing our cozy abodes. This one is from toefishart.etsy.com.
Off I go.