Can you even believe that it is November?
What is going on?

It is time to think about Christmas cards.
Already.
Crazy.

Good thing I have someone that can help.
She is all around talented, fun and so sweet.

Plus, she is here to take your favorite pictures from
this year and make them into something amazing.

Meet Mel.
The awesome behind MKL Designs.


"Hi Joy's Hope readers! My name is Mel and I have been married to my awesome husband Kevin for 7 years, I am mommy to 2 beautiful little girls Kate & Claire and I am middle school math teacher & soccer coach!
After my oldest daughter was born 2.5 years ago, I started designing birth announcements & holiday cards for family and friends. After encouragement from my best friend & my husband to start a business selling them, I finally did that & opened up an etsy shop last month!

MKL Designs is my new etsy shop where I design & create Holiday Photo cards, Birth Announcements, Shower Invitations, Save the Date cards & Birthday Invitations.
Good thing I am a night owl, because I stay up WAY too late every night! I create cards & invitations late at night when my girls are sleeping. Who needs sleep when there is coffee (which I love and can't live without!)

Other things I love are pizza, brownies & ice cream and the color pink. I am obsessed with shopping at Target. I love watching all sports, especially college football (Go Buffs!) I was born & raised in California & love living here. I love Jesus & strive to live my life for him even though I fall short each day. Cooking, baking & entertaining other brings me joy!
2 things I wish I was good at: singing & sewing. I have a terrible singing voice & I can't even sew a button. Hopefully the later will change, I am getting a sewing machine for Christmas & receiving sewing lessons next month!

I am passionate about photography & almost always have my camera in my hands. A perfect vacation for me is sitting on a beach in Hawaii, reading a good book & drinking something tropical. I am so blessed with an amazing family & awesome friends. Life is good!
I am so honored to be a part of a Joy's Hope giveaway!
Enter for the chance to win one of my digital designs & 25 cardstock prints!"


How scrumptious is this card that she custom designed for me? Hello aqua, Honey Script and the sweetest.family.picture.ever. taken lovingly by the ever so rad DrewB? Tiny three week old Janey... Hold on a second. I might just have to slink off and cry.

Crying spell over.
On to the details.

How can you win your own set of cards?
So glad you asked.
(Remember, leave a separate comment for each entry.)

1. Visit Mel's etsy shop
come back to tell me which design is your fave.
2. follow her lovely blog.
Be sure to leave comment love &
CRAZY DELICIOUS!
3. follow her on twitter (she is a wonderful twitter friend!)
4. make a purchase from her etsy shop.

Winner will be announced on Saturday November 14th.

Now go take a great family pic!


106 Comments

  1. Loving the polkadot snowflake...but really, it's so hard to choose!

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  2. I love the Floral Damask Birth Announcement for a girl. Beautiful!

    carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

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  3. I'm liking the black damask holiday photo card--tough to choose!

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  4. The Peace, Love and Candy Canes Holiday Photo Card is great!

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  5. I am following her blog both through Google Friends and Google RSS Feed

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  6. Love her Damask Border Holiday Photo Cards!

    So proud of her for taking the advice of her best friend and husband and opening her Etsy shop.

    Best wishes!

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  7. Oh! I love the Colorful Snowflake Holiday card!

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  8. I am following her on twitter!

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  9. Love the Victoria birth announcement!!

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  10. Cool...this is just what I was looking for. A modern..fun ...and fresh Christmas card. I like all her designs and I'm following her!

    Buffy

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  11. I love the merry merry christmas one, your is beautiful too.

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  12. I love that argyle christmas card in with the brown background ... makes me feel all warm inside .. what a great shop! thanks for sharing with us.

    Julie - I love the card you designed for your family - makes my heart melt inside - I love how Joy is so part of your everyday. :)

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  13. I am following her blog now as well. :)

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  14. I love the Peace, Love, Joy one! I have three pictures for it that would be perfect.

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  15. I am following on Twitter now! I love tweets :)

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  16. SO many cute cards! I love the pink and damask birth announcment for my upcoming bundle... I love the snowflake border holiday card for Christmas!

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  17. I'm following her on Twitter. My user: sjarnagin

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  18. I would choose the Christmas design that has the black snowflake border and the red box for the text. Choosing a pretty card is the easy part . . . getting the cute family picture is the challenge. ;)

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  19. i like the black damask holiday print. these are so fun!

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  20. I love the baby announcements, but sadly my baby is 10 months old already and so her announcements have already gone out. I'll have to remember MKL designs for next time!

    I think my favorite is the Love, Joy and Peace card for Christmas.

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  21. I love the brown/blue holiday card! Also, anything blue and red! Love them all!!!

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  22. I love the colorful snowflake ones!

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  23. I like ALL the Christmas designs. The argyle one is fun. It would be hard to pick a favorite. Very nice cards.

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  24. My favorite is the Joy's Hope card that was designed for you. It's so fresh and cheerful.

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  25. I like the black damask card...and yours!! Need these!!

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  26. Cute shop! My favs are either the polka dot snowflake or the love, joy and peace. Thanks for the chance to win! jeanette at splendidthings.etsy.com

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  27. I like the "Love, joy and Peace" card. It would be perfect for our Christmas cards.

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  28. I love the black damask holiday card and the brown and blue holiday card...LOVE them!!!

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  29. I really like the Black Damask Holiday Photo Card.

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  30. I love the Holiday blessings card in red and brown. Actually love all the brown designs for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Following on her blog. Thanks!

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  32. Love the Wonder of Christmas Holiday Photo Card!!

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  33. I Have to say I think I like yours the best but they are all great. The Happy Holiday one is great too.

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  34. Love the Merry Merry Holiday one. Wishing I would have found her before I ordered Gretchen's birth announcements.

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  35. I'm a follower of her blog! :)

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  36. I love the Snowflake Border Card with Red background! It's got the holiday colors (red and green) and snow, which we don't see down here in the south! I miss snow.

    I REALLY love the wording on the Joy's Hope card, though!!

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  37. I like the Happy Holidays custom photo card. So cute!

    I also like...

    Cursive Christmas
    Damask Border
    Damask Border RED

    Do I seriously have to choose? ;)

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  38. I think I like the Charlotte Holiday card the best...but it's hard to decide! They're all so cute! :)

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  39. Ok, i just spent waaay to much time over there trying to decide on my favorite, but i have decided on the Black Damask Holiday Photo Card

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  40. I follow her blog (and yours too!)

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  41. I love them all, but my favorite one is yours. The aqua and font are great, but the best is the saying!

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  42. Great giveaway! I love the Joy's Hope Holiday Photo Card! :) The aqua sold me :)

    seasidesmitten@aol.com

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  43. LOVE the Merry & Bright cards! She's very talented!

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  44. loving the holiday damask...totally going to do Christmas cards this week...I need to jump on that bandwagon!!

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  45. following her blog...got is saved to my favs!!

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  46. I love the Merry and Bright Holiday Card!

    leighdusek@gmail.com

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  47. I am now a follower...

    leighdusek@gmail.com

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  48. Victoria baby announcement is too cute, and I love the colored snowflake, and the Black Damask holiday ones too- So cute!

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  49. love love love the baby shower invite in pink and green!!! the argyle one is a close second. gorgeous!

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  50. I love the snowflake border photo card in red. ADORABLE!
    What a talented woman!

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  51. I am following her on twitter! Huzzah!

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  52. I follow her on twitter now

    agarrett22

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  53. My favorite holiday christmas card is the colorful snowflakes.

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  54. LOVE the snowflake border with black background. SO cute!

    tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

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  55. following...by the way my Momma's b-day is 11.13, maybe I'll get lucky! woot, woot!

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  56. I actually love the Joys Hope card!

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  57. I LOVE the Peace & LOVE card :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  58. I love the Merry and Bright card. I wish she could take my pictures. I love your card in her site too. So sweet.

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  59. I visited her blog too. I want to be able to take pics like that!

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  60. Love the polka dot snowflake.

    You have the BEST giveaways!

    Oh and I follow her on twitter too. Because I follow only rad people.

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  61. Love the 3 picture holiday card...but I just had a baby girl and love the bright polkadot baby announcement. So hard to choose!!!

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  62. This is a hard choice...I love the polka dot snowflake, and the Joy's Hope! :)

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  63. I like the black & white damask holiday card! So classic! :)

    Thanks!

    thefancyfritter@gmail.com

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  64. I'm a follower of her blog & left some comment love! :) Thanks!

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  65. Following her on Twitter! (stacygibbs)

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  66. BIG fan of the monogram birth announcement - making this a favorite to remember for my one-on-the-way!

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  67. Now following her on Twitter (I'm hmommy).

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  68. I like the snowflake photo design. Think that can be tweaked to make a birth announcemtn too?

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  69. I LOVE the black damask holiday photo card!!!

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  70. Love the peace, love, and candy canes and the polka dot snowflakes!!! So fuN! I can't wait for Christmas!

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  71. Follower of her blog!! Added to my favorites too!

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  72. i love the happy holidays with the snowflakes.

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  73. Nearly impossible to choose a favorite! But right now my favorites are the Polka Dot Snowflake holiday card and the colorful snowflake holiday card. I think...

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  74. I LOVE the Black Damask Holiday Photo card!! I love damask stuff!

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  75. YOUR DESIGN is my favorite!!!!!!!!! LOVE the COLOR! And love that the mention of JESUS is ON THE CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHRISTMAS IS HIS BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE IT.

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  76. I am following, and the pumpkin bread is about to go in the oven (not really....but maybe later...)

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  77. uh oh...I am a twitter virgin...do I need to start twittering...I really do want these cards...

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  78. my fave has to be the joy's hope! how can you resist turquoise and polka dots?

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  79. There are so many beautiful cards its too hard to just pick one, but I really like the Victoria Birth Announcement. :)

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  80. Following her on Twitter! :) sarahbelle528

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  81. My fave:
    Simple 2 Picture Holiday Photo Card

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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