(photo and project by: Fabienne Pernot)
Today we are pleased to celebrate Melissa’s 50th Birthday on the MF blog. Not too long ago, Melissa used to dread getting older. But since fighting through her stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis in 2007, she has been reminded what a gift life is. And now, every additional year represents more opportunities to live life to the fullest!
Given that 50 is such a milestone, we decided to surprise Melissa with a birthday post of epic proportions. We have a ton of people - friends, design team members and former design team members - who wanted to take part in making Melissa’s day a joyful one. So please enjoy this parade of birthday wishes to one very deserving woman. (And, if you’re looking for the giveaway, read to the end of this post where the details will be posted.)
Sr. Creative Director Carolyn Peeler made Melissa this card featuring the brand new Just a Little Something - Pearl stamp along with Melissa Frances trim and patterned paper. If you click on the link to Carolyn’s blog, you can see the handmade bracelet she made for Melissa as well.
Carolyn has the following birthday message for Melissa:
Melissa, I hope that you have a wonderful day today with your family. You are such a fighter and champion and I am grateful to have you in my life. Happy Birthday!
Her message to Melissa: Happy Birthday Melissa! I hope that God truly blesses you this year.
Karin Aguirre used our stacking box set as a base for a festive decoration. Given how there is an ongoing office joke about Melissa being the Queen, Karin’s project is especially fitting.
Karin has the following birthday greeting for Melissa:
Happy Happy Birthday Melissa! Remember....It's not about getting older....... It's about living longer and stronger!! Wishing many more wonderful birthdays and an amazing year to come!
Design team member Anne Kristen made these cute Attic Treasures tags and beautiful wall hanging as a gift for Melissa. (Did you notice that the wall hanging is made on the packaging for the large resin?)
Annes birthday wish for Melissa:
"Happy Birthday to you, Melissa!! Wishing you all you are wishing for..."
Sherrie Siemens, a member of the Melissa Frances design team, made this lovely card for Melissa and includes this note:
Russian design team member Evgenia chose our C’est la Vie collection for her birthday greeting card to Melissa, and made a lovely fabric covered journal as a gift. Evgenia says:
Former design team member Linda Albrecht combines a Melissa Frances resin embellishment with fabric to make this gorgeous birthday card.
This gorgeous mini album comes to us from Emeline Seet who used our C`est la Vie Mini Album as a base to create something special for someone special.
Former design team member, Page Maps author, and current editor of Scrapbook & Cards today, Becky Fleck made this sweet card and enclosed the following wish for Melissa:
Our resident Francophone DT member, Fabienne Pernot sends Melissa this wee creation which looks good enough to eat!
Fabienne’s birthday wish to Melissa:
Melissa has the following birthday greeting for Melissa Frances:
So, all together now....