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January 14, 2019


Stephanie Clapper

Hi there sweet Melissa! A designer that I've long admired, you are singular in style and I am grateful for what I've learned from you. I have always been drawn to bolder colors but I love vintage too. You've helped me to be comfortable with a softer palette. The very first card I ever shared online, was styled after your's. Anyhow, your baby card is LOVELY! And your million thanks is OUTSTANDING!!! I'm totally in love with this BEAUTY. I don't case cards, but I'm going to study your beautiful design and make my own. My sincere thanks to YOU, for helping to teach me over the years. :)

April C.

Thank you, Melissa, for all the beautiful inspiration you've brought us over these many years! I've always loved your projects and your style and wished I could master your fabulous bows. :) This is sounding like a farewell, at least from PTI, and if so you'll truly be missed! I wish you the healing you need and joy in whatever lies ahead. As one who shares your faith, I know the Lord watches over us always. May you feel His love and healing care for you and may He shower you with blessings always!


Thank you Melissa for all your beautiful cards. I really hope you are going to be ok and that we will still see your beautiful work from time to time. Take care of yourself. We care about you.


Oh Melissa, how you’ve inspired me! You’re work is distinctly your own, so feminine and always gorgeous! I’ve said it before but it bears repeating, I don’t think I’ve seen a card from you that I didn’t love. Prayers for you sweet lady! ~ Francie

Kathy Mc

Melissa, I apologize for not commenting everytime I've seen your posts, but my iPad hasn't been cooperating with blog commenting and not sure why. That doesn't mean I haven't admired your beautiful creations just the same. I'm sorry to read this post but so very thankful you are listening to your heart, body, and mind, and taking better care of myself. After all, our health should be a life-long priority! God Bless You, Melissa, and hope you feel better soon. I'll look forward to any new projects you share when you feel up to creating. Hugs!

Aunt Min

Thank you for sharing your lovely creations and your kind presence over the years with us. Your projects always soften my heart and I feel the sharing warmth of your personality shine through.

You are wise to take care of yourself. Hugs sent your way.

Dana Kirby

I was so sad to see your post today...but also completely understand. I have been in awe of your beautiful creations since the beginning. You truly are an inspiration in what you create, but also in your quiet way. I wish you all the best and will continue to follow along in hopes that you will still be able to share a creation from time to time. Take care my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

see mary stamp

I'm so glad you are stepping back to take care of yourself. I will be thrilled to see whatever creations make their way to your blog whenever they happen to make their way here. I often wonder with deadlines and such how designers do it. Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration. Wishing you peace and happiness.


Self care is a priority. I too have faced something that changed me forever. My Lord is the only reason I am here today. I fall in love with all your creations and adore your style. I am being selfish and hope to continue to see your work but send blessings your way.


Your card today is beautiful, as ever. You have such a unique touch and I gain such a lot from reading your posts and admiring your beautiful work. Sometimes it is right to step back and put ourselves first. Wishing you love and healing.

Rachel Jolley

Oh dear, I pray all will be well with you, especially as you focus more on yourself, precious person that you are. May the Good Lord hold your hand and guide you along your new path, and I can’t thank you enough for all the gorgeous beauty you have bought into my life. Your creations are ALWAYS so stunning and I absolutely adore your style. God Bless you abundantly. 💝

Lillian menzies

Sorry to hear you are facing some challenges. I’m sure many of us can relate! Hoping for better days ahead for you...of course you must take care of the more important things! I always enjoy your posts and your style is my favouriteist favourite! I will be happy to see whatever you can do and understand when you can’t!

Sharyn Polesel

I was saddened to see your post today. I always look to see what you have created. I love the soft colors and the beautiful layering that is your style. You truly inspire me with every thing you create. Sending prayers that all goes well for you. <3

Marla Harris

You're beautiful style led me to PTI. Your cards are truly inspiring. My prayers go up in hopes that God will bless your life with peace and healing. Thank you for all you have given to this community and know you are loved. Hugs!!!


Love you and your style.! Always so inspiring and creative. You will be hugely missed. Wishing you the best in the healing process of body, mind and heart. Relax and enjoy family and life !


Melis, so sad to read your post, I hope you are ok, I am going to miss your posts, but I am so happy I have not one but TWO cards you made! I will wait to Hera from you whenever you can, take Clare and God bless you and your family!
Hugs from your friend in Mexico (Angelina)

Kathy h

Be healthy and be at peace Melissa. Sending prayers for your wellbeing.


You will be missed. Your cards inspire me all the time as you are one of my favorites. Enjoy your time and I hope to see your awesome designs sometime in the future.

Luanne Pieschke Ford

My heart is so sad, but thankful for all you’ve taught me and blessed us all with your beautiful creations. May God wall with you as you go through whatever path He takes you. Many hugs sent your way! 🤗🤗🤗


Sending you healing thoughts. This is beautiful just like everything else you post.

Natalie Winterstein

I hope that all is well. You have such a beautiful heart and it shines through your creations! <3

Cindy Otto

I am sad to hear your news. Please take care of YOU! Know that you will be missed by the whole stamping world. Your creativity can not be matched. I love your soft, feminine beauty that shows through I. Your work. Praying you will return to creating soon! Take care and God bless.


Oh the joy you have brought to me through your creations. I thank the Lord for you! I will be praying for you as you move into His direction.


Hi Melissa, I will be patient and wait for your posts, I always get really excited when I see something come from you. I love your work and I love that you share it with us.
Life has a way sometimes of telling us what we need to do, and we should listen, and I'm glad you are doing so.
Take care of yourself first of all.

Cindy O

Your beautiful style and spirit showed in all your PTI creations. I will miss seeing them each month. Wishing all the best for you!

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