Hi, I'm Melanie, a Canadian designer and mother of three. I started designing as a hobby for family and friends several years ago, and have never looked back! I try to create pieces that are not only pretty to look at, but evoke emotion and/or thought. My work aspires to achieve that (im)perfect balance between whimsy and elegance. I am inspired every day by the beauty in our surroundings, and by my husband and three wonderful kids!
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Thank you so much for choosing my artwork to display in your home. I hope you enjoy it out as much as I enjoyed creating it! Best Wishes, Melanie
Melanie, thanks so much for your sweet comments on my rock star design. As you know, I so think the world of your designs and appreciate that you always take the time to respond. Your entry in this challenge is amazing and for sure will be number 1! Cheers. Chris
Oh don't worry about Melanie. I don't think this situation is any different than two cards that both say "Happy Holidays". Same message, different design. It's very thoughtful of you though, and I appreciate that.
Thank you so much, Melanie, and congrats on your picks. I really admire your work, and feel really honoured to be among such talented designers like yourself ! Btw, just saw your " Mingle Jingle " design and it is pure perfection !
Thanks, Melanie!! Congrats on your picks, as well! Love Mod Ballon. :)
Thank you for the sweet comment, Melanie! It was greatly appreciated!
Thanks Melanie for the great & wonderful comment.
Thanks Melanie for your encouragement. You already know what i think of your work. :) Chris
Thank You Melanie. Means a lot to me. Chris
Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Frosted Forest design. You have such beautiful designs, so it means a lot! I love your work!
Amazing changes you did on your snowburst design, perfect !
Thank you so much for your suggestions on my "peace comfort joy" design. I did some tweaking and also attached the scalloped version in the comments below. Would love to know what you think, if you have a chance off course ;) Love your work ! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/85546
Thanks for your kind words, Melanie! I am looking forward to getting to know the Minted Design community. Your Vogue Stripes design is on my must haves list!
Thanks so much for the nice note, Melanie! Huge congrats to you too!!! I just love all your designs and your sweet little lady is to die for. :)
Thank you so much, Melanie, and congratulations to you, too! Your design got a 4-plus score- those are so rare! Clearly you've got it goin' on.
I just wanted to personally thank you for the comment you left on my baby annoucement! Your collection is fantastic. You are such a talented designer and illustrator!!
Thanks so much!
Hi Melanie, I just updated sweet baby boy with your suggestions and it really makes a difference. Thanks so much for your time and expertise! Chris Griffith
Thanks so much for the comments on sweet baby boy. I will try your recommendations and update shortly.
Hi Melanie! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my "B is for Baby" birth announcement. I really appreciate the feedback! I've scaled up the monogram and slightly simplified the layout - if you have the time, I'd love it if you took a peek and let me know if you think it's better!
Thanks melanie, you always have one of the sweetest comments.. and congrats to you as well.. lol... miss seeing your work! since i've been away from minted for a while too.. hahha..
Thank you Melanie! Thanks for your sweet comment.
Melanie, thanks so much for your lovely comment! what a compliment! Phrosné
Hi Melanie, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment. I admire so many of your designs, so it means so much to hear that coming from your mouth! :) I look forward to many more challenges - this community is fabulous!
Thank you so much Melanie! I still can't believe it :) Congrats on your win as well!
Thanks so much Melanie!
Hey Melanie! Would you mind taking a look at my Whimsy Garden design, if you get a chance? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/63786?filter=all&sort=createat Wondering which color way to go with. Thank you & no worries if you don't get to it! :)
HI Melanie, So glad you like my new traditions. It's been fun watching your success on minted as I still remember your sweet support for a design of mine that wasn't very good but a start. I learn from your sure, strong work. Thanks again.
Thanks, Melanie! I'm really excited about the win :) I feel like I've finally made it!
melanie, thanks! i adore ur lightness in every design! they r always beautiful.. good luck as well on holiday challenge!
I'm so glad to see that all of your designs made it through Melanie. I have loved your holiday entries and always find your work to be superb! Lots of luck to you in the final round :)
Aw, thanks Melanie for your sweet praise, Melanie! I finally feel like I am hitting my stride! Seriously, I was half-dead last night when your design popped up and I sat bolt upright and said Wow. It's a beauty!! Winner for sure!
Thanks for the kind words Melanie! Your work is really beautiful so I have no doubt you'll do well in the holiday challenge. Best of luck to you too!!
Hi Melanie! No worries "Blizzard" is totally unique. Great work! I love your illustrations.
thank you so much for your comment on merry sparkle design! I feel like you put your finger on exactly what I wasn't liking about it, but couldn't exactly figure out myself.
You are awesome, Melanie! Thanks so much for your helpful feedback on my painterly pine design. I was looking at it too long, so I appreciate your fresh eyes : ) Hope you are doing well!!
Hi Melanie, thank you for your comment on m "deconstructed cheers" design. So sweet :)
Thanks for the congratulations, Melanie! You made me smile!
Also, love your work and look forward to seeing more. :)
thanks so much for your nice comments about my "Best. Holiday. Ever." design - appreciate it! Love your work!
Thank you for the helpful feedback on "Merry Modern," Melanie! I was sitting here questioning myself and whether or not it needs something else...so I appreciate it!
my two-year old liked that, too! :)
"done" (we need to be able to edit these comments!) and thank you for your kind comments on my design!
Gosh, it's a race, isn't it?? You think of an idea, and it's rush, rush b/c you want to get it in...I've been working on that all evening - even broke out the finger paints, thinking that would work (it did not). I hope mine isn't too boring. If you've already doen something, Melanie, of course you should submit it!
Melanie, THANK YOU for the kind note. You are always so supportive, your comments always make my day.
Tx Melanie.. You have beautiful designs as well.. Love your light and pretty style.. :D
Hey Melanie! You just left me such a nice comment on my "pieces of earth". I'm not 100% sold on the fonts. What do you think...do you mind looking again for me?? I value your opinion. Thanks!
Congrats on you win!! Love it and great to see you as the featured designer :) Happy Easter!!!
Thanks so much for your nice note, Melanie! :)
Thanks Melanie!! And congrats on both your wins and your editors pick! I especially liked your Heritage Stream print. :)
yes, our minds are great! ;)
Hi Melanie, I just wanted to tell you that I was just informed that a design recently submitted to the Deck the Halls challenge is very similar to a design you created, which is already being sold on Minted. I just wanted to say that I had no idea this was the case before I submitted by design. I hope you do not think I was copying you, because I swear this is not the case. I will take my design down ASAP and try to rework my concept a little, then resubmit it with a new look. Sorry for the mishap. I truly did not mean to offend you. If I have, my apologies.
yay - you are the featured Mintie on the home page!!!
Thanks for your kind comments, Melanie! Your help on the picked design was invaluable and much appreciated! I am very excited and motivated to do more. Back to Christmas!
Thank you so much for sharing your opinion, Melanie. I'm very glad.
What a nice compliment, Melanie - thanks! You are such an amazing designer, I really value your opinion. Thanks for making my evening! :) Your Formal Attire is simply gorgeous - I'm sure it'a a winner! Now, if only I could be finished voting...
Thanks so much, Melanie - your work is amazing so that means a lot : )
And congrats on your wins too Melanie. Your work is always so good. Way fun isn't it?
Congrats on your wins! Beautiful work!
I was remiss in not extending good luck wishes to you, as well, Melanie - but with designs like Galactica and those great dragonflies and ladybugs, you hardly need luck! :)
You're so sweet, Melanie - thanks for your note! :)
Thank you Melanie! Congrats to you as well on your beautiful winning designs! I was so excited to find out that I had a 'winner'! :)
Hey, Melanie! Congrats on your wins and Pick tonight! Bonjour is one of my favorites!
Hi Melanie, I appreciate your kind words on my baby shower invitation submission. Minted is a new thing for me, so any feedback I receive is so helpful! :-)
Hey, thanks for your compliment on my baby shower entry. It means so much that you recognize my attempts at getting "out of the box!"
Hi Melanie- I changed the color on my queen design. Let me know what you think. Thanks! Rachel
Sure - I hope the flag looks good...well, of course it will because YOU are doing it! ;-)
Hi Melanie.. Glad that it safely arrived canada! And happy that you like it too.. see you next holiday :D
Hi Melanie.. Thanks so much for your Input on my " watch over me " design..! I really like the changes, think you will like it too.. Your suggestions means allot, I like your fresh approach and good eye for awesome designs.. Thanks again.. :)
Hey Melanie! Thanks for the sweet comments and awesome room image for my one design!! Love that ; ) Go check out my "hey neighbor" design - I think you'll like the change! And thank you also for your thoughtful e-mail - I never finished writing back, so I'll send that soon : )
Hi Melanie, Just getting back from holidays and saw your comment :) Thanks for the warm welcome...loved hearing from a fellow Canadian - especially one with fantastic designs!
Always love it when you weigh in on my designs. So good to see your work back on the boards. Lots of good ones as usual. Thanks again.
Thanks Melanie! It's great to see you back. I love Bonjour!
I just switched to a colour for Organic Bead - if you get a chance could you take a second look and let me know what you think?
Thanks Melanie for your sweet comment on Chocolate Truffles - I was starting to think Turkish Delight was too unusual!
Hi Melanie-Thanks so much for your feeback on Old Suzani. If you get a chance, I would love to know your thoughts on the revised version. I definitely think the bolder font is better and I added a little more aging. Really appreciate your feedback :)
Love your new profile pic, Melanie :)
Thanks so much also Melanie for the Holiday Card you sent, lovely and pretty card, you have a wonderful family.
Hi Melanie! Thanks so much for the great comment and help. God bless always!
Love your new photo... you look stunning!
Just wanted to say I L-O-V-E your new photo! :)
Love that one, too! And, thanks for your comment on mine - I just don't have any current ones I like. :)
Love your new profile pic, Melanie! I've noticed lots of changed pics lately - must be the new year!
That's great news. :) I've been busy too, mostly with my baby. We should definitely have a Mini Mintie Meet-up next time you're in Calgary. Talk soon. :)
Hi Melanie, I miss seeing your beautiful work. Hope you're well. :)
Thanks for the welcome Melanie! Your designs are all so beautiful. I'm really loving being a part of the minted community, so inspiring! Best of luck!
Thank you Melanie for your beautiful holiday card and hilarious other holiday card! I know I'm a bit late, but happy 2012!
Building a new house is a pretty good excuse, I suppose...
:) Thanks for your comment on Merge Ahead - I'll keep my fingers crossed for that one! Hope to see more designs from ya, soon. Good luck with all the new house decisions!
Minted customers need Moving and Graduation Announcements by Melanie...missing your great designs
Hiya Melanie! Sorry this is so belated! I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful + hilarious holiday cards! So creative of you - definitely made me laugh! You have such an adorable family! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season filled joy + laughter, and I pray your New Year brings you much happiness + success!! I hope, one day, I get to meet you in person, but until then, it's been great getting to know you here at Minted. Take care, and God bless!! And happy designing!!! :)
Happy New Year, Melanie! Love your cards and meeting your beautiful family, and the warning note was great fun! :)
Thanks for your note, Melanie. And, BTW, your "real" card and family photo are beautiful - love that "joy!" Wishing much success in 2012!
Thanks so much for the sweet note, Melanie, especially the part about my daughter! Of all the creations that I am a part of she is the one that I'm most proud of. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season, too, and are doing well all in all. :o)
Hey Melanie, I meant to write long ago, but your card(s) were so creative and funny!! You put so much time into them. I'm such a loser, but I will be sending out V-day cards with my Christmas cards. Hope you have a great 2012 and I'll be looking forward to seeing what stellar designs you come up with! : )
Hi Melanie-Just got your card yesterday. How fun and creative! You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year to all you!!
Melanie, LOVED your card! It gave me a good laugh. Thanks for sending along!
Got your card today, Melanie - LOVE your sense of humor!!! :-) And your card(s) were nice, too!
Hi Melanie! I got your holiday card yesterday, and can I just say that I love the little addendum to your card! It definitely put a smile on my face. :o)
Melanie, Thank you so much! You are truly an amazing designer, and at the rate you are winning designs, you'll surpass me in no time : ) I hope I can meet you in person one day - Maybe at the National Stationary Show?!
Thanks Melanie! :)
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