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February 04, 2010


Katie {aka choc0holic}

Oh my Melissa...this is beautiful! I love how you used two colors blended together for the resist. And thank you, as always, for helping me focus on the positive aspect of being a mommy today. I have 4 little ones that love to 'make' with me and at times I find myself feeling bothered that they are making such a mess. But they love it so very much, and for that I am grateful.

Ashley Nguyen Newell

This is just lovely! I like the vintage look with the clean feel!

Rachel Greig

Your card is beautiful!! We have happimesses all over our house right now too!!

Elizabeth S.

What a beautiful card!! Enjoy those little messes because like you said one day you will miss all of that. I sure do!



Kelly Schirmer

This is purely delicious...the colors and card (and your words) so SWEET!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Cute, cute card ... love the cherries :) Yes, I'm a mom of 2 teen age sons, one is off to college this year and the other will follow next year. 'Mess' takes on a whole new meanting with BOYS :) I love it all though ... the BEST job in the world! I know you agree!!

Sheila R

Thanks for the reminder that messes can be happy especially when shared with your children. Have a wonderful trip!

Audrey Pettit

Gorgeous card, Melissa! And I always love your happy attitude. So hope you have a wonderful little trip with your family!

Carol R

Beautiful card. Love how all the colors and materials work together on it.

Paula Laird

What a sweet post. your card is gorgeous, but thaks even more for the happy mommy vibe to start te day with. we haven't been getting much sleep here with the baby teething and the toddler trying to give up naps and the messes are piling up. i am going to steal your word! Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie Nelson

Besutiful and so always have the best color combinations..enjoy your road trip and make lots of memories!


Your card is just beautiful! Very cheery and crisp with one of my favorite color combinations. Don't fret about missing the fingerprints because your child's memories will always leave a fingerprint on your heart. No matter how old they get you never lose those wonderful memories. Have a great trip!


I have happy messes everyday too and most days I just ignore it all until after bedtime. The messes remind me that we have childhood happening right NOW in our house and I'd rather have childhood then a show home :)

Darlene Westfahl

Oh Melissa!! those colors are great together!! Never tried that tech so may have to one day soon. ENJOY ** your weekend u deserve time away with them!!

Juanita in Ohio

Those colors make me very happy! The card is beautiful, you worked magic with it. TFS.

Sharron / Sharrahug

I love your take on this technique, Melis. It came out beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend & enjoy your family.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Karen G

Your card is beautiful and its so fun to create with kidlets by my side! And it looks like there will be some of that this weekend as my daughter has been begging to get the paint and her paintbrushes out again.....I promised her that we would paint tomorrow. :> Have a fantastic weekend!


hey there sweet stranger! i was feeling thankful, myself, for those dirty fingerprints, as i did paint touch-ups (in some cases almost entire walls!) in my house yesterday!!! and feeling thankful again, today, as my little man and i created a Valentine card together. Hugs sweet mama! Enjoy your trip, and your cutie patootie family!! XOXO


I can very much relate to "happimess" that pretty much sums up my life :)

Love your sweet cherry card. It is adorable!


I love your card, but your comment on happimesses really made me sigh and nearly brought me to tears! I do miss those tiny finger print days. While my kids are older and should wipe that messs up themselves, I really am thankful they are there! Blessings to you and yours!

Hilary Kanwischer

Mess-i-ness, I my middle name. :) I love and adore your card Melissa. Just as beautiful as always. :)


Oh Melis, I know what you mean by happy mess! My little one is visiting with my mom and dad right now and although the downstairs of the house is clean, her dollhouse upstairs is still in the happi-mess way she left it :o)
Great work on your creations!


I do hope that all of the loving posts you have written are saved for your daughter so that she can read them some day when she is older and know that her mother was very wise in realizing that every day of your life is so important and little moments really are the big ones.

Crystal Malay

Melissa..... you are THE MOST talented card designer I have seen in the five years I have been making cards. Every one of your cards is uniquely beautiful. You inspire me everyday and have re-kindled a love of vintage that I have been neglecting. Thank you so much.

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