Alethea and Ruth is the creative outlet of designer Rachel Nanfelt. She is an obsessive doodler, loves a bold pattern, great type and lots of color. She is currently living in (and loving) Seattle, via southern California and the midwest.
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Hello! I’m so honored you’ve chosen to use one of my designs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Best, Rachel Nanfelt
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Hello Rachel! Your work is just awesome!
thank you for helping with my sea flowers poll today! i really appreciate and value your feedback. ...and I also love a great pink/red combo! :)
Beautiful photo :)
you make me sit here and scrutinize over your designs to look for reasons to give you at least a few 4's between all the hundreds of 5's i always give you. but I guess if it's that hard to find reason Im just fooling myself. HAHA. you know i always love your work, and you inspire me.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my polls! I value your opinion and trust your instincts. I'm grateful for your feedback!
Hi Rachel, Rebecca. I 'm loving the texture of your hand written designs. are these hand painted in water color or painted digitally? If digital would you mind sharing your trade secrets? Brush sets, techniques? Would love to achieve similar effects.
Hi Rachel & Rebecca.
I pretty new to the Minted world and am an avid fan of your work. I know this is a bit of an informal diversion from an actual "buddy" assignment, but if you have a moment to take a look at this hand-scriped design and let me know if you think the scale of the script works, I would be most appreciative!
I like your advice that you give... to not be afraid to take risks and follow what you love! I feel that is what I am doing being newly minted!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment Rachel, I'm such a fan of your work- it really meant a lot! Can't wait to see what you come up with for holiday this year, I'm sure it'll be gorgeous as usual :)
Thanks so much Rachel, I appreciate it só.
I'm really admiring your art prints in the west elm challenge! beautiful work.
Rachel, thank you so much for the sweetest comment you left - you are one my very favorite Minted designers who admire, so that means a lot coming from you! I only wish I had done something fun before the file requests started rolling in ;) Your wedding designs were stunning (as usual!) so I know they will be a big hit with brides. I hope you'll go to the NSS sometime so I can finally meet you!
Thank you for taking time to comment, i really appreciate it, Rachel. :) Congrats and ten times congrats to you again! you always, over and over again, impress with new designs and fresh new work. I can just look at your work the whole day. Incredible.
A big big congrats on ALL your recent wins!!! So many beautiful designs that will make so many people so happy to send out. You have such an amazing style that I so love seeing!
Thanks so much Rachel! And I think I lost count somewhere around your 4th design in the top 30... so many picks, and they're all so beautiful! :) Huge congrats to you!
Just wanted to drop by and say how much I admire your work - you are truly amazing! It's incredible not only for how beautiful it all is, but how much you create and with such quality and uniqueness, wow!
Thanks so much for being ok with this Rachel! Always love seeing your submissions .... perfection! :)
Hi Rachel, I've been working on a similar design to your 'You're Purfect' design for the last couple of days. Honestly, it probably isn't as lovely as yours but I would really like to know if you would mind if I went ahead and submitted it. If you do mind, it's ok.
Rachel, just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of your work. Your work is simply stunning. I love all you do. Cheers ;)
Rachel, Thanks so much for taking the time - let me know what you think? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/129931
All your wedding submissions are stunning... you ROCKED this competition!
What a lovely comment. I truly appreciate it Rachel.
When you get the time please give suggestions about Rani and Raja Wedding invitation. Would like to hear from all of you thanks
When you have the time can you tell me about font placement thanks
I had the most random dream with you in it last night—I dreamed we discovered we were second cousins at a family bbq at your house. You lived in a giant house right next to the ocean btw :) And then you showed me what you were working on, which happened to be Berenstain Bears wall decals. Ha, oooh dreams. Just thought I'd share :)
Thank you so much for the sweet compliment, Rachel! You are an inspiration, and it means a lot coming from you! :)
THANK YOU rachel !! I'm so happy =D.. i'm always in awe with ur work.. lettering n flowers. they are just so awesome!!!
Rachel!! thank you so much for the comment on my profile! I adore your work and am so touched that you took the time to leave a little note--I appreciate it beyond words ; )
Thanks for your helpful comment on my jolly rejoice design. If you have time can you check out the revised version: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/94572
thank you!!!! Love all of your beautiful work!!!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for checking out my blog :) I'm a big fan of your lovely florals. I was thinking they would look beautiful on fabric too!
Rachel, thank you soooo much for your sweet comment! on petit monsieur - seriously made my day!! I absolutely LOOOVE everything you do, so your feedback means the world to me!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)
Congrats Rachel and Rebecca on your minibook wins! I don't know if I've ever commented on your stuff before, but it is always amazing! You two may just be able to make a career out of this whole stationery thing! Haha! ;) 96 wins... wow!
Congrats on your wins !!!
I'm a big fan!
So fun to see all your designs in this challenge. Your work is so beautiful and definitely encourages me to work harder! :)
We chose one of your designs for our card this year, and featured it on the blog Fritz: http://seefritz.com/2012/12/merry-christmas/. Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christmas.
I tagged 6 favorites and 3 of them were yours. As I view all of your other designs -- I realize I love your work the best. It is totally my style. Thank you. Can't wait to get my cards. Barb B
in love with all you do!
I am terribly behind on responding to everyone but really wanted to thank you for your sweet message. You are such an inspiration to me and to this community Rachel so it really made my day to see such kind words from you. Your talent is undeniably incredible and I think you have really set a standard for gorgeous but unique designs that still really resonate with a wide audience. It is an inspiring feat and I truly admire your work! Thanks again!
Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for your feedback on my paint roller design. I've made some revisions and also did an alternate shape layout. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the changes. Thanks again.
Congrats, Rachel! All of your work is so stunning!
Hi Rachel, congrats on the behind the scenes article on Style Me Pretty this week! I loved peeking into your workspace and process. I know all about those messy Illustrator files ;)
Hey Rachel! Just wanted to say thank you for the super kind words you left on my page - it means a lot coming from you, your work is really inspiring. You have so many great entries in this holiday challenge - I can't wait to see the winners, I know you'll be in there!
Congrats on your big 1st place and all your amazing wins!! Your work is truly beautiful. :)
congrats on ur gorgeous designs and many wins.. totally deserved it.. ur flowers are always captivating!!
Congrats on all your beautiful wins! You rocked this challenge.
Congratulations on your beautiful design! I *loved* the color palette, simply beautiful!
Congrats on your wins ! Amazing work as always !
Congrats on your three latest wins!!! Your work is amazing.
Rachel, thanks so much for the congrats, and too you as well! I love your style and I'm always in awe of your works : )
Thanks for your congrats! I LOVE all your designs by the way, you're amazing.
Big congrats on your Collection win - I am such a huge fan of your work!!!
Congrats on your wedding win!! I think you might be the floral champion on here.
Congrations on your Collection win - you do beautiful work!
congratulations on your well deserved collection win! Love all your stuff!
Congrats on the wedding line!! love your designs
Now it's my turn to congratulate you on having your own wedding line!!! It's a no-brainer considering your amazing and well-received designs. Congrats, Rachel!!!
Thank you so much, Rachel. Congratulations to you on your wins!!! You have such a beautiful style. Happy holidays. x
Wow, thanks for the sweet compliment, Rachel!! I adore your style and your signature florals. Thanks for keeping the bar high to keep us on our design toes!
Congrats on your win Rachel! I am constantly inspired by your work, I cant wait to see what you do next! xo
Congrats on your latest win! Love that wedding invitation!
big congrats... Your hand skills and talent are truly amazing!!! Adore that a lot! And always look forward what you come up with... You always nailed every challenges!! Great job!
seriously some great work!
Big huge congratulations to you!! You're work is stunning. So glad to see it at the top!
Huge congratulations to you! Such a well deserved win! Your work as always is simply stunningly beautiful :)
Congrats on your Holiday Card win!! All of your designs are SO beautiful. Well deserved!!
Congratulations on first place win in the holiday card challenge!
Huge congrats to you on your Holiday Challenge win - that is just fantastic and so well-deserved - your work is just breathtaking :)
Congratulations on 1st place in the holiday card challenge! AWESOME!!! Kraft Ribbon is sooo gorgeous! Absolutely love your work - I had a feeling it was going to win :)
Yayyyy congrats on your big win!!! So exciting...that was definitely one of my favorites :)
Congrats!!! Love your “Kraft Ribbon” design!!
Just have to say CONGRATS on winning the Holiday Card Challenge!! It's a gorgeous design and now you've nailed the two toughest competitions. Congrats and enjoy the win!
just wanted to send a little note to say i have fallen hard for your illustration style. just absolutely lovely. x emily
Congratulations ladies on your Best of the Best win! x Brandy
you have some great designs!!!
Thanks so much for the note! Congrats on your win and Editor's Picks! "Clean Cut Florals" is gorgeous! :o)
congrats on the business card win! beautiful design :)
Congratulations on your win for 'floral date'--loved your colors, illustration and type treatment--kudos too for your editor's picks!
Thank you for your sweet comment about my submissions...it means a lot coming from you guys! I absolutely adore you're work :)
Absolutely love your illustration style!! You're a great addition to the Minted community. :)
beautiful designs :)
Your entries for the save the date challenge are fantastic. Yall are going to sweep up!!
Thank you ladies, and congrats on your 1st place finish! I've been loving everything you enter- you've got great style!
congratulations Alethea and Ruth! xo Brandy
Congrats on your win! It's well deserved. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
incredible design work. by far one of my favorite designers. your work is very refreshing!
hi ladies, I've posted a comment before, but I was trying to send you a message through your blog and couldn't find a way...anywho, again I LOVE your designs, I shared it on my blog: http://bit.ly/bn5lN9
Congratulations, I'm sure you're on to your on to launching your own line here!!! fingers crossed.
Welcome to Minted! I am a fan of your work. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Best, Brandy
I'm loving the decorative elements you ladies are creating and the color combination you're using in your designs. GORGEOUS!! Your 'banner & branches', 'center stage', and 'celebrate florals' are my absolute favorites from all the submissions.
Just wanted to say congrats on your win!! I love love love the initial wreath design. It's one of those " I wish i had thought of that" designs. Great job!
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