Betta

Betta Shum. Based in Saskatchewan, CA.

  • 23 awards won
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About Betta

Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” -- Charles Mingus

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Melanie Severin on May 09 2013
Melanie Severin
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Thanks, Betta - I appreciate your response :) Good luck to you in the challenge!

Melanie Severin on May 08 2013
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Hi Betta - I was just browsing submissions for the holiday invite challenge and came across your Silver Bell design, which is super adorable, but then I realized the wording I used in my submission is very similar to yours. I hadn't see yours before submitting/creating mine (which had been a work in progress for awhile), but now I feel badly that the wording is so close (although the designs are totally different!). Let me know if you would prefer if I changed mine, since yours was submitted first.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 10 2011
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Indeed - yay us!!! :-)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 03 2011
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and, of course, I like Big Bang, too! I agree - the winner announcements always have some surprises...tough to predict!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 03 2011
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Congrats on you Big Bang pick! I still like Mittens...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 18 2011
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BTW, I'm totally rooting for your Mittens and City of Lights designs - both awesome!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 18 2011
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Thank you, Betta, for your nice note and for sharing your personal experience about special prizes that were not Editor's Picks - that would be fun surprise!

GeekInk Design on Sep 16 2011
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Thanks for the heads up on the Chinese Calligraphy! Fixed that stroke, so hopefully everything else is ok. :)

Kimberly Nicole on Sep 06 2011
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Thank you so much for the comment! Where in Canada is Saskatchewan? It sounds so familiar, my grandma's from Edmonton. Must be nearby?

Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel on May 25 2011
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Thanks for the feedback on my Love knot pattern.

Melanie Severin on May 20 2011
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Thanks so much for the welcome, Betta! It's great to see there are some other Canadian gals on here :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 14 2011
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Thanks again for all your great feedback on my Holiday Cheer. I've made lots of changes thanks to your and Dawn's input.

Rebecca McGrath on Mar 28 2011
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Thank you Betta for your kind comment. This is my first time entering any minted challenges and I am very excited.

Tereza Šašinková Lukášová on Mar 23 2011
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Thank you very much for your comments, it's very kind of you :-)

Crystal Ku on Mar 23 2011
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Thanks!! :) I love your designs! The simplicity is lovely!

Noah and Olivia on Mar 18 2011
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Thanks! Honestly I was surprised the farm one was chosen after all the favorable comments on the doula card (which was not and actually scored higher). You just never know! Loving your 3+ submissions by the way!

Larkspur West Paperie on Mar 16 2011
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thanks for your comments.

2birdstone on Nov 02 2010
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Of course! It stood out to me because it's so original. Your changes look really good too.

nocciola design on Oct 21 2010
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Agreed. I was a bit hesitant with the letter/postcard theme especially, because I've seen it so many times, not just on Minted but on other design sites too! I even did another one myself, for a previous challenge! I tried to put my own twist on it. This is definitely a learning experience, almost like design boot camp! Also, I really dig your entries for this round, very cool. Your ring illustrations are awesome!

nocciola design on Oct 19 2010
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re: concert flyer: thanks for your comment Betta! I think your work is really original and always look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

Katie Wahn on Aug 31 2010
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Betta, thanks so much for catching my missing tab! Super nice of you to point that out!

Noah and Olivia on Dec 15 2009
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Thanks for the encouragement! I have an advertising degree, not design so I started teaching myself Photoshop about 4 years ago for my job. Working on learning Illustrator, but its still going to take some work to be proficient!

Noah and Olivia on Dec 14 2009
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If you don't mind sharing info, I really like the green floral pattern on the Diamond wedding invite and I was wondering where you get your images?