Designer. Paper Lover. Entrepreneur.
Ann is the owner of Ringleader Paper Co. She draws inspiration from history, travel, and nature in designing pieces for important celebrations and 'just because' events.
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Thanks for the like Ann! Your work is really inspiring, love it! Best of luck in the challenges :)
Thanks so much Ann, and big congrats to you! :)
Ann, thanks so much for leaving the message of congrats for me regarding CMYK! And congrats to you as well for making magenta!!! :)
Thanks, Ann! Congrats to you too on CMYK! Woo hoo! ;)
Thans Ann! Loads of congrats on Magenta!!
Congrats Ann on reaching magenta in CMYK. Yay!!!
Thanks Ann! And congrats to you on another major milestone (100 wins)!
Congratulations on the award!!! And cheers for many more, :)
Thank you.. congrats to you too! Love your work! They always very conceptual!!
You too Ann!!! Your work is always so wonderful, impeccable and fresh; Congratulations!!
Thanks so much, Ann! Congrats to you too on Magenta! 100 wins - amazing :)
Thanks Ann! You too :) So exciting!
thank you Ann! right back atcha! :)
Hi Ann, Thank you for the kind words! It's been a long journey and well worth the effort. I love your work as well and your mason jar digital invitation design is my favourite and a winner ~ Nam
Congrats Ann on your big CMYK accomplishment,wishing all the very best :)
Thankyou Ann for your feedback on my design entries. I feel my typography skills are weak & you always seem to help me around it,really appreciate that & truly means a lot to me :) Thanks again!
Thanks for your kind congrats Ann! As you know, hitting that 100 mark comes with a lot of hard work!! Huge congrats to you as well!! :)
Thanks so much for the nice note, Ann! And congrats to you as well on your 100+ wins! Definitely well deserved! :)
Thank you so much Ann. You are too kind. Congrats to you as well. Such a huge milestone. Well deserved!
Thanks Ann!! AND congratulations to you too!!!
Thank you, Ann! And the same right back to you! I always love your work!
Thanks Ann! And congrats right back at ya! Now lets get 200! ;)
Thanks so much for the feedback on my stationery entries, Ann! I went back and changed up the line spacing on the Eyelet design, I really appreciate the tip :)
Thank you Ann, I am seriously in shock! :)
Oh gosh, I think I figured out what you meant, sorry! You meant vertical space... not horizontal, right?
Hi Ann! I really appreciate your comment on my deer card, but I have a question for you. I am wondering about the leading - the top font is thirsty soft, and since the letters all connect, wouldn't it look strange to spread it out? Maybe I'm misunderstanding? I'm really new to design so I don't always have my terms right. Thanks so much for your help!
Thanks for your comment on my Confetti Cheer design. I went with my gut and cleaned it up. :) I appreciate the valuable feedback!
Eesh! I just now saw your Seasonal Screenprint design... I did a somewhat similar design later in the challenge so I'm sorry about that! Hopefully it's different enough...
Hi Ann! Thank you so much for all your comments, you've always been great with that. I've noticed a couple of times you've written to keep other versions in my comments section. Just wondering, do you think that helps when people are voting? Or is that a critiquing tool? Thanks :-)
Thanks for taking the time to answer all my polls ;) I appreciate your opinion, and value your feedback. It means a lot to me!
thanks for the like working on another cards design so as you said bring it on.
thanks so much Ann the design are so fun. This year seem to be more minimalistic.
Thank you Ann for always leaving such thoughtful and helpful feedback! On my Evergreen Sprigs design, do you think it even needs red at all? I'm just probably needing to step away for a while :)
Thanks Ann for your prompt feedback :)
Thanks Ann! i took your advice. Let me know if you have a chance if this is better.
Thankyou Ann for your critique on my Tea invite. I did make the changes as you recommended, please have a look at it if you have the time. I'm still contemplating on the colors though...Thanks so much for your feedback once again:)
Thanks for your help and please do not ever hesitate to give me a good critique on my submissions thanks
Ann How do you thank someone when you can not find a profile. Lunegrafix is the name. thanks
Thank you for your comment on my Sparkle Away card! I really appreciate your feedback and made the changes you recommended :)
Thank you so much for you critique on my Celebrate the Peanut Birth Announcement, Ann. I made some changes and hoped, if you had time, you'd take another peek. Thanks so much!!! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/115705
Thank you so much for your feedback Ann! Did some changes and I really like how it turned out. You are fantastic!
Thank you for your feedback. I was stumped with the design and am glad someone commented..:)
thank you ann, we really appreciated your feedback on pic size! thanks.
Thank you, Ann! I appreciate your feedback so very much. I updated the teacher design;)
Sorry - Ann! I fat fingered your name.
Hi Anna - Thanks so much on your input on my 'retro wishes' design. I made made an update and I would LOVE your feedback on the color choice. I'm torn between keeping the neutral design and changing the b/w picture, or keeping the blue with the current pic. Like I said, I'd love your thoughts. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/93782 thanks!!
Ooh Ann ! Thank you so much for your input on my sparkle design ! I changed the color and love the " feel " of it so much more now. Thanks again for your awesome designers eye :)
*sorry* It's Ann. Thanks again to you. God bless!
Hi Anne! Thanks so much for the great help & feedback. I appreciated it very much. Your suggestion is right.
good thinking, thanks for the suggestion!
thanks for the feedback on my kraft paper design. I added a couple other color options. If you got a minute let me know what you think.;) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/90920
Hi Ann…no worries…I really like your art print and I wish you luck in the contest!
I just saw your business holiday card "It's Cold Outside" and noticed we both have similar design elements and messaging -- I'm so sorry...I did not see this before I posted mine. I noticed yours was posted a few days before mine was....I was afraid you would see mine and think I was inspired/copying....
Thanks for the catch on my Paperflake design. Holy cow, i cant belie I didnt catch that before.. and no one else did either! thanks!!
Hi Ann, sorry if I blew up your email with a ton of the same comment – major networking reconnect errors!!!
Dear Ann, thank you very much for your comment on my minibook design. I've been thinking on adding the tabs! Definitely I will give it a try! :) Maria
hey Ann, thanks SO much for your comment on my banded together design for the birth announcement challenge. I took your advice and extended the photo and i love it!!! thanks again for the suggestion!!
Thank you very much for your comments. They are very helpful, I can see how it would make my design look better :)
Hi Ann - I uploaded a new version and attached two additional options of my patchwork design... can u take a look whenever you get a minute? May want to go back to navy text... Thx so much :). http://www.minted.com/design-rating/71230
Ann, Thanks so much for all yuor comments on my designs! I will definitely be working on those over the next few days. Have a great weekend. :)
Thanks Ann! Well, I would love feedback on any of my designs in this current challenge. I have several so I don't expect you to look at all of them but if you have time, perhaps you could take a look at any that catch your eye. Thanks!
Hello Ann. Just wanted to say thank you for your advise with my laurel wreath design, i appreciate it. if you have a spare moment, I would love to hear your thoughts on my changes. thanks so much Ann1
Hi Ann! Just wanted to say hi. I attended the SF mintie meet up and wanted to introduce myself to you but the evening just flew by. I love your work and love that you are a classically trained pastry chef... just an all around creative, talented gal. :) Monica
Hi Ann! i tried something new on my trekkie invite. thanks so much for your comments! if you have a second check it out. Thanks!!
Hi, Ann! I wasn't sure of a good way to contact you, so I thought I'd try this. You're one of my favorite Minted designers, but I've unwittingly created a very similar design to yours. I started a Forum thread about it here: http://www.minted.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=1066&page=1#Item_3 . Just wanted to say I'm on top of it and having it removed!
Three in a row, this must be a record! Thanks for helping me with this, you have NO idea how much it means to me! If this is a winner it will only be because of your fantastic design eye, Ann.
I'm baaack. haha. I changed "Orange You Glad It's Christmas" per your feedback. Thanks so much, Ann. You have been super helpful. If I'm not driving you crazy, I'd love one more look. Thanks SO much!!
Hi Ann, thank you SO much for taking a look at my "Orange You Glad It's Christmas" design. I changed the elements a little bit and was hoping, if you have time, if I could get your opinion on the changes. thanks so much!!
Hi Ann, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me some feedback on "Muchas Gracias". I took your advice and was wondering if you might have time to take a second look and let me know what you think. Thank you!!
Hi Ann. I just noticed that you are from Irving.. I grew up in Irving.. im still in dallas, but i tend to avoid Irving these days. small world;)
Big time thanks for the suggestion on my Chevron Love. I finally gave it a little rework with your comments in mind. Fingers crossed I worked it out!!! You are the best and I appreciate your time!
Thank you so much for your sweet and helpful comments Ann. Means allot. I did some color retouch on my " beat the drum " design; the white parts are more visible now. Thx again :)
Thank you, Ann! Appreciate you taking the time to advise, it is exactly what I needed! :)
Hi Ann, Hope all is well! :) If you have a minute i would appreciate your help me with a design? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/51255
Yeah! Thanks for info Ann. Good luck.
Hi Ann, I love Rae Kaiser too just not sure we can use? Pretty design.
thanks for your comment on my magnifiers design, ann. I gave it a tweaking and am showing another color variation. If you could, let me know what color combo you like best. thanks very much.
Thanks so much for your helpful comments. Sometimes I just need to step away and let someone else look at it :) I also really am in love with your yellow notebooks. I want them both for myself!
thank you, Ann., appreciate your comment. There was a means to my madness with the tight leading and the theme (tightening muscles, leanness, etc. :p)
Thanks for the note, Ann! I think the designs are different enough. Your design is perfect for mothers, while mine was more intended for teens and tweens. So feel free to leave your design up. Thanks again, and best of luck to you in the challenge! Your designs are amazing (as usual)! :)
Hi, Ann! Just wanted to thank you for your holiday card - it was great to see on of your beautiful Brightside Prints designs! And I enjoyed learning more about you and your husband through your note to Minties. Much continued success and happiness to you in 2012!
Hi Ann, thanks for the insightful feedback. I made a change. Let me know what you think if you have a moment. http://cdn3.minted.com/files/content/comment_photos/o_draft_114123_4f118fdb7af56.jpg
Thanks Ann for the feedback!
Hi Ann! Just wanted to say a quick thank you for your feedback on my work. They've been especially helpful and constructive! Very thankful your advice!!
Hi Ann! Just wanted to thank you for your beautiful holiday card and Mintie note, too! You're such an awesome designer, and it's been great to have you as a Mintie Mentor. You're feedback is invaluable and greatly appreciated!! Well, see you around Minted. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!! Take care!! :)
Ann, I just wanted to thank you for your helpful feedback! Happy new year!
Ann!!! You are amazing. Thank you so much for hearing my call for help. It was my only response and I can’t thank you enough. So I took your words of wisdom and made some changes. Check it out next time you are visiting. Again thanks a million!!!!
Ann, I just got your holiday card. Thanks so much. The design is awesome and it was nice to hear a little bit about your life. I'm kicking myself for not including a personal note on mine this year. I've enjoyed reading about everyone else so much. Anyway, wishing you the happiest of holidays!
Ann-Just got your card today. Thanks so much! Looks like you had a fun trip. Happy Holidays to you!
Hi Ann, am in need of a mentor if you have a moment. The design is woodcut love. Thank you!
Hi Ann, Your advice about simplifying my luau invite was golden! I'll upload the new version in the morning. I think it's so much better now! Thank you!
Hello Ann, thank you for the feedback on my Asian design. I actually redid it entirely and deleted that one and uploaded a new one (Modern Hee). If you have a sec, I'd love some feedback! Thank you! Have a great day and I can't wait to see your submissions. :-)
really love your 'liner notes' stationery! congrats! :)
Thanks for your feedback on my modern plaque design Ann. I am definitely going to revisit this before tomorrow. Your feedback means a lot. You are so talented.
Ann!!!! You Rock it!!! Thanks so much for the suggestion on my Timeless I do. I have struggled back and forth on We Do and/or I Do so you touched on my only question mark for sure. I really appreciate the feedback and please stop by anytime!!!!
Hi Ann, Thank you, I appreciate you getting back to me. Minted is like a blessing from out of the blue, an opportunity to be involved with the way of designing I am aspiring toward. The first 3 challenges I was way off, but I had fun. For the "Out of the box holiday gift tag challenge" I was way out of the box in a couple of instances, not sure about the others. I feel the concept is just out of reach. Seems I would know this but sometimes things take a little while until I "get it". I'm realizing that the limits and standards of the advertising world I was locked into are still with me; I have design habits. Is there a 12-step group for that? "Hi, I'm Debb W. and I am a bold-advertising design-aholic?" I need a fresh approach and any advice you can give on how to get there is a start. If it would be easier to email me my address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thank you for your time.
Hi Ann, Congratulations on your recognition. Would you like to hit the ground running? I could use some advice, insight, mentoring. Thank you, Debb
Hi Ann - thank you so much for your feedback. I really love your work and appreciate your advice so much. You are sooo right - it is a bit "spring-like". I don't know if I'll have time to edit it before the deadline (depends on how needy our three-year old is tomorrow), but I will definitely play around with it if I have time. Thanks again :)
Congratulations Ann! x
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