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About me

 My name is Melanie and I live in a western Chicago suburb with my husband, dog Shadow, and cat Laser Cat. Yes, like SNL.

Yes, I am one of those annoying people that love their dog and cat. So sue me! :) I love a good bowl of ice cream, a nice run when it is 60+ degrees outside, cuddling with my dog and husband, spending quality time with my family, and laughing with my husband.

In 2008 when I started looking for wedding invitations I could not find anything that I loved. I decided to make them on my own. It turned into a giant project (about 200 of them) and it was super stressful. In January of 2010, I was making invitations for a friend's baby shower and I couldn't stop designing. I discovered Etsy and started selling on there. I bought a website (www.invitationsbymelanie.com) and just went from there. I love to do it and I hope to do it full time when our unborn children are all in grade school. It is my goal to work from home and be able to spend time with my family.

I work very hard to make sure that everyone is happy with what I do. Most graphic designers will charge for edits but I edit until the person is 100% happy with the final product, even if that means making the shade of purple a hint lighter.

Currently I am an Assistant Principal of a private preschool/kindergarten. I love it. I am able to pay the bills with my paycheck but still tinker around at home. Please feel free to contact me at any time! Invitesbymelanie@gmail.com