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January 14, 2019


Deb Zaremba

Hi Melissa,

I just read your post and I hope that you are ok and healthy. I will miss seeing your beautiful and inspirational work. I know what it is like to face and have some challenges and struggles in life. I recently lost my Mom and Dad within the last two years and I miss them so much, along with some other personal stuff. The most important thing is to take care of yourself. I wish you all the happiness good health and love in life and I hope to see some of your beautiful work.


Dear Mellissa I first want to say God Bless and feel better. You will be in my prayers . You are such an inspiration for so many people for your awesome talents and the words you’ve shared over the years. I truly hope your time spent now will put you at a slower pace and stronger health able to enjoy the spring flowers and feel better

Teresa C

Melis, I am a long-time admirer of your tremendous talent and gentle spirit. Your work has inspired me and I have been so appreciative that you have shared so much of yourself over the years. I am sad to see this post. I am sad for any problems or setback that you or your family has experienced. I am grateful that you are taking time for yourself as you heal and evaluate. Scaling back is good. Sending big big hugs and all best wishes to you and your family!

ReNae Allen

Melissa, when I began this fun hobby of paper crafting 10 years ago, your work is what inspired me the most!
I used to buy books that had your cards published in them and I would study your cards and look at them for hours.
The more I learned about you, the more I admired you. Your gentle nature, and your big heart, and your integrity came through in every project and blog post you created. I wish you only the best and may you find happiness and peace in your new endeavors 💗😊

Becky Green

I HOPE you are doing better, Melissa! Our own health can so easily be over looked with everything on our plates! I will miss your frequent posts, but I'm sure you will find a balance that will suite you well. Your cards are GORGEOUS & SO INSPIRING!!! Yes, your style is feminine & delicate & just makes my heart melt, & want to re-create it! ;) TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF Dear Lady!!!! ;)


I am so sorry to hear this news -- I have loved seeing your soft and elegant cards and visiting you here for inspiration. I hope you will still create! Sending you big hugs and best wishes!


Praying all is well and will be well with your family; your posts always show how dearly you love them. Thank you a million times over for the inspiration you've provided over the years. Hoping this is a slow down and not complete farewell, but you do what is needful for your healthy and spirit. Didn't comment often but found constant inspiration in your creations.


Oh, Melissa, I am so grateful to you for your years of inspiration -- because of your always gorgeous cards AND because of your kind and sweet spirit. I study each facet of your creations and try to recreate your stunning designs. I will eagerly await your posts, but know that I can always go to my treasure trove of your cards that I've pinned over the years. They will always be cherished! Please know that you are in my prayers and I wish you peace.

Susan Hatfield

You are a creative genius that we all learn from and appreciate! But, please take care of yourself first. Follow God's path and you'll always be in our hearts!

Nancy Penir

Melissa, I just read this. Please take care. You are my favorite designer, and seeing your posts have brought me oceans of joy. I will watch and wait as you find healing. My prayers are with you, sweet lady. As I know, you are surrounded with our Lord's care. Love you!


I love your work Melis. Also love hearing about your life. Your designs are so beautiful and have brought me such joy. Will be praying for you. Take care of yourself.


Melissa, you will be missed greatly! You have been my favorite for many, many years and I'll keep checking in to see if you've posted anything. Best of luck in whatever you decide to do and kudos to you for putting yourself first :)

Sherri Nowak

Melissa, so sorry to hear about your health issues. I will be praying for you that God gives you strength and comfort to get through this. I will miss your work terribly, have never seen a card of yours I didn’t like. Such feminine, pastel colors and layers.

Dawn Z

You are in my prayers, Melissa. Your sweet designs and lovely words are truly an inspiration. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us.

Maureen P

oh, Melissa, though I am sad at this announcement, I am happy you are focusin on what you need. You are a great talent and I’ve CASEd so many of you beautiful cards. sending you prayers and hugs. ox


Thank you for the beautiful projects you have shared with us over the years. I have long admired your vintage style, layering and pretty color choices. I'm glad to hear that you may be posting a card from time to time in the future. I wish you the very best on life's path.

Mary Ann A

Melissa, I was so sad to read that you are facing some challenges. I am so remiss in letting you know what an inspiration you have been to me. Your talent and beautiful cards set you apart at the top of the list as my very favorite designer. I love your sunny messages and look in my mail box every morning to see if I have mail from you. If so, looking to see what you have created becomes my first priority. I have learned so much from you, I am a super fan of yours and want you to know that there are so many of us out here in paper crafting land that have been inspired by you. I was especially touched by your ‘Light the World’ post on the first Sunday in December. You are an amazing example of exactly that. You deserve the Lord’s choicest blessings the world is a better place because of you! A friend in Salt Lake

Denise Perhay

Dear Melis, so sad for this news. You have been a day brightener for me for many years with your talent and beautiful creations. Your faith shines bright in all that I see. I look forward to seeing more posts for from you... When the time is right.

Kathy Kinnier

Your style is so distinct and gorgeous. I have always been impressed with your sense of color, placement, size and texture. I find I stare at your cards because if I look closely, I always find some sweet details I didn't notice on first glance. I will be so grateful for whatever you are still able to share. Wishing you peace and good health.

Jill Norwood

Melissa I will keep you and yours in my prayers sweet friend! God bless and keep you!

Cynthia Evanoff

Dear Melissa,I am a loud and flashy stamper but have so enjoyed your beautiful and peaceful work. You have calmed me down and showed me the quiet,soft art I am capable of creating. What a lovely person you are...take care of yourself...we are all stronger than we know. God Bless.
(cancer survivor)

Ruthie Armstrong

Hi Melissa, I pray first of all that you are feeling better. I will miss your daily posts but will patiently wait for when you do. You are my first stop every morning!! Please take care of yourself and rest!! Love and prayers to you!! Ruthie

Traci Major

Melissa, thank you for all sharing all your beautiful cards and life’s tidbits along the way! You’ve so inspired me and I’ll still be looking for you! Blessings, dear one!


Hope everything is ok with you Melissa, but sorry to hear you're stepping back for a bit. I'll miss your posts but more important to take care of yourself.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie

Dear Melissa...your delicious cards and always so sweet comments will be missed at PTI more than you know. But you must take care of yourself first and foremost. I wish you all the very best for whatever you choose to do in the future and will look forward to seeing any new creations. God bless you my dear girl.

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