I'm a Canadian designer/artist, loving wife, and mom to 3 chicken farmers. We live in rural Alberta, Canada, and I work from a lovely home-based studio, surrounded by aspen forest, wildlife, and natural beauty. My work is heavily inspired by nature and strives to achieve that (im)perfect balance between sophistication and whimsy.
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Thank you so much for purchasing one of my original designs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it! Best Wishes!
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Thanks so much for the suggestion, I do think it looks better! :)
Melanie! Congrats on 100! So awesome! (although I would've sworn you hit that a long time ago!)
CONGRATS on 100 wins!!! YAY!
Thanks for the like and comment on my newest Lily submission! Your work is gorgeous!
Thanks for the like on my painting. Your work is beautiful. I love your color combinations.
Hi Melanie! Thank you for your compliment on Notions and the like on Ultramarine. I really love all of your work!!. Best wishes, Nell
Hi Melanie, congrats on your recent wins. Such a beautiful group of paintings! :)
Thank you very much Melanie for your word to my photography work. Stay well.
Thanks Melanie! Your works are beautiful.. I'm sure I will see a lot of wins in the photo challenge.. They are stunning and breathtaking!!
Thank you for your like my work! Right back at you! Best of luck, Alison
Hi Melanie thank you for your nice comment! Congratulations to you also! I love you latest painting they are absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for your likes, Melanie! it means a lot to me.
Melanie, Thank you for the like on Roil! Your work is gorgeous! Courtney
Thank you so much, Melanie! Your new work is beautiful too!
Thank you so very much for your like! Your work is awesome and it means so much.
Thank you for the kind comments and the congrats on my winning piece!
Thanks so much for your Like! It really means a lot :)
Thanks again for your kind words, Melanie. I'm a huge fan of yours as well! :)
Thank you so so much for the sweet comment on the Merry and Joyful design Melanie -means so much to me coming from you <3
Hi Melanie, thank you for the kind words on my design! Your entries for the holiday challenge are lovely! Good luck!
So many lovely entries in the holiday challenge, Melanie!! Great work, as always! Wishing you good luck, but I don't know think you'll need it! :)
Thanks so much for the advice on my stamped trees design. I reworked the font and think it works much better now!
Many thanks for liking my photos! ;-)
What a wonderful way to start the morning -- thank you so much for making my day! Your submissions are pretty amazing, too! I ALWAYS love your work.
Thanks for the font suggestion! Going with you and Amy's suggestion!
ps. apparently I need typing lessons:)
Hi Melanie, thanks for the like on my b&w photo, Sycamore Canyon. I rarely do b&w, glad you likes it. Your work is fabulous.
Melanie - thanks so much for your likes on my photography. You also do beautiful work.
Thanks for the like Melanie for the like for Reflection. Love how you can do both the art and design so seamlessly. Very beautiful work. All the best in the challenges also
Thank you for the kind words and cherishing my art :) I love your work a lot!
Thanks so much for the like and kind words. Your work is beautiful!
I'm in love with every single one of your west elm entries! So gorgeous!
Thank you for your kind words, Melanie! Was browsing through your collection. Love your color combos. So fresh!
Thank you, thank you on your very kind comment on my profile.
You have made my day. I truly appreciate it!
Thank you for your like!
Your work is inspirational.
I have actually purchased your "Whimsical Merry" card and your "Framed" wrapping paper. So much fun!
Thank you for the kind words Melanie!
Hi Melanie. Thanks for your like on Springtime tulips. Very nice work here!
Thank you Melanie, for your comment on my image!! :)
Melanie, thanks for your likes on my art print submissions. I'm really liking your new Frosted Birch print.
thank you for visiting my submissions and for your likes! love the photos you have here... especially surfer and sunset! gorgeous capture. beautiful paintings, too. i love how they are both modern and abstract, while also bright and cheerful.
Hi Melanie, your like on my watercolor "sea splash" is very much appreciated. I love, love, love your painting style, sense of color etc. etc. Congrats on all your wins! Monica :)
Thank you maestro Melanie---I 'preciate the especially kind words... :)
Thank you so much Melanie...and big congrats to you :-)
Thank you for your kind comment on my design! :)
You are so awesome and sweet, Melanie! Thanks!!!!
Thanks for the Comment Melanie!
Thank you so much, Melanie! Comments from great designers like you mean so much to me : )
Thank you so much for your warm advice, Melanie. Your suggestions are so to the point. I changed the fonts as you recommend, but keep the location in tiny size for information purpose. :) I feel that the card is instantly elegant after the revision. So happy! Please feel free to let me know if you have further advice. :)
Melanie - thanks so much for your comment on my "standing tall" art print. Made my day!!
Melanie, Thank you for your sweet comment! Your submissions are really beautiful.
Thanks Melanie! I love your work very much..! they are so pretty and alive!
Hi Melanie-thank you for taking the time to like my photo "Serene". Much appreciated. Your artwork is gorgeous! Monica :)
I so appreciate the comment love on my smudged seasons series, Melanie! I've been working on my abstract photography for years... it's nice to know I'm making progress! :)
Thanks Melanie for liking my art print, "Saudade"! I appreciate your encouragement! Love your artwork!
Thank you so much, Melanie! And oh my, there is just so much goodness in this Domino challenge, I can't even stand it! I have no idea how they'll choose favorites!
Thanks Melanie for that sweet comment on floral notes. Makes my day coming from you.
Thanks Melanie! I really like your recent submissions and love your cotton candy cloud!
Thanks for your "like" Melanie! Means all the bit more coming from a Mintee maven like yourself! ;)
Thanks Melanie I am glad you like buds. I love going out into the garden and enjoying the day. Good luck on the challenges.
Aw, thanks Melanie. I'm not really a "custom wrapping paper" kind of girl so I just tried to design something I'd buy myself. :)
Thanks, Melanie!!! :)
Thanks, Melanie for your sweet comment!
Thanks so much for your super nice comment, Melanie! :)
Haha don't we all! Thanks for your comment, made me laugh :)
Thanks, Melanie. You too!!!
Melanie- thanks so much for your comment on my Swirl Type design- really mean a lot coming from you. Always love your designs!
Thanks so much for the comment on my "Derby" design! Made me smile. :)
Thank you for your lovely comment Melanie! It means a lot coming from a great designer like you :)
Thank you Melanie, What a lovely compliment, coming from you :) I seriously adore your work.x
Thanks so much for your comment on my "Elf Inspection" wrapping paper! I really wasn't sure if people would get it or not, and the preview is so small it's kind of tricky to read. But i'm glad to hear your excitement about it.. it means so much to me! :)
Thank you so much for the sweet and encouraging comment on Patina, Melanie! :)
Thank you so much for the compliment Melanie!:) Your work is always very lovely!
Hi Melanie - Ive made it a bit darker - pls let me know if you think it's enough? Thanks so much for your input! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/99501
Thank you so much Melanie!
THANK YOU melanie !! I'm so happy =D
ur submissions r amazing! lovely n beautiful.. i am sure u rake--is this the word.. up some wins..
Your holiday designs are so gorgeous Melanie!
I just love your designs, Melanie! That is all. :)
Melanie, you have such amazing submissions. I'm loving every single one. You will do great in this challenge. Cheers!
thank you! you helped me to do what i wanted to from the start :)
thank you for your lovely comment on my Beautiful Snowfall design, Melanie! i really do appreciate it!
I feel so cool that you commented on one of my first designs! Thank you! It was a very helpful suggestion - I knew something wasn't working!
Ahhhh Melanie, thank you for your sweet comment and for taking the time to poll my 'a merry monogram'submission - means so much. You are the sweetest!
Melanie thank you for your comment and suggestion; if you get a chance please let me know what you think. Thanks! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/93198
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!!
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