b.wise papers

alston wise. Based in Gainesville, FL, US.

  • 79 awards won
  • 402 comments made
  • 12347 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 12
  • 1st place winner 2
  • editor pick 65

About b.wise papers

Currently living near the coast of Florida, I find endless inspiration at the beach. I draw on my training in both oil painting & graphic design in my creation of compositions & use of color. I'm also constantly inspired by my children.

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Jennifer Wick on Sep 20 2014
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 206 Awards
  • 2994 Comments made
  • 16066 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Alston! Always appreciate a thoughtful comment coming from a seasoned designer like you :) Best wishes with you masters degree!

Betty Hatchett on May 24 2014
Betty Hatchett
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 21 Awards
  • 447 Comments made
  • 9433 Votes cast

I loved the chance to meet and chat with you too, Alston! What a fascinating and such an important project you are tackling with your masters degree. I'd love to see the end result!

peetie design on May 23 2014
peetie design
  • Minted Nov 27, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 195 Comments made
  • 8230 Votes cast

Alston, It was so lovely to meet you in NY as well! I'm looking forward to next year already. x

Pad and Paper on May 16 2014
Pad and Paper
  • Minted Jan 6, 2009
  • 18 Awards
  • 704 Comments made
  • 13120 Votes cast

oh my goodness you have so many cute things! I love them all!

Laura Hankins on Jan 13 2014
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 92 Awards
  • 1922 Comments made
  • 8187 Votes cast

Loving your birth announcement submissions, Alston-- they are seriously, 'wow'!

Sarah Curry on Jun 17 2013
Sarah Curry
  • Minted Oct 12, 2011
  • 56 Awards
  • 1800 Comments made
  • 15257 Votes cast

You have so many beautiful holiday entries, Alston!

Betty Hatchett on Oct 29 2012
Betty Hatchett
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 21 Awards
  • 447 Comments made
  • 9433 Votes cast

congrats on your well deserved calendar wins!

Carrie ONeal on Oct 24 2012
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
  • 107 Awards
  • 1316 Comments made
  • 15368 Votes cast

Hi, Alston! I love your calendar submissions. I saw on your blog that you went back to school!! How incredibly exciting! I'm sure you are crazy busy, but what a wonderful opportunity. I hope you are loving every minute of it. All the best! Carrie

Jody Wody on Jun 13 2012
Jody Wody
  • Minted Nov 20, 2008
  • 83 Awards
  • 751 Comments made
  • 13514 Votes cast

Wow...all of your holiday submissions are fantastic! Great work! :)

Kristie Kern on May 25 2012
Kristie Kern
  • Minted Sep 15, 2011
  • 108 Awards
  • 213 Comments made
  • 14201 Votes cast

Hi Alston -- it was so great getting to know you at NSS! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit and had safe travels. All the best to you!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 30 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 37 Awards
  • 7675 Comments made
  • 32681 Votes cast

Hi, Alston! Just wanted to let you know that I ordered 4 of your "We Ate Cake" journals with my Trunk Show Host Certificate recently - I think they are perfect gifts! Didn't want you to be disappointed that there is no revenue associated with that purchase when you get your quarterly statement...

Lehan Veenker on Mar 09 2012
Lehan Veenker
  • Minted Sep 20, 2010
  • 134 Awards
  • 1913 Comments made
  • 15680 Votes cast

Hi Alston! I noticed that your Stock the Bag design had a thin line around the white background. I assume you put it in because of the drop shadow issue so i just wanted to let you know Minted fixed the drop shadow thing this morning so you might want to try it out. :o) I'm so glad they fixed it because it was bothering me. Oh, and as a side note, thank so much for your sweet note about my holiday card. It definitely put a smile on my face when I got that note. :o)

Jennifer Wick on Feb 29 2012
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 206 Awards
  • 2994 Comments made
  • 16066 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Alston! I adore your designs, and have swooned over your Merry Ribbon lettering (among the many others), so I really appreciate you liking my Born Free design! : ) Thanks!

Debb W on Feb 26 2012
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 1 Award
  • 745 Comments made
  • 23225 Votes cast

Hi Alston, i appreciated your note! :) Hope all is well! Wondering if you have a minute to help me with a design? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/51255

Aspacia Kusulas on Feb 17 2012
Aspacia Kusulas
  • Minted Mar 22, 2010
  • 59 Awards
  • 1127 Comments made
  • 31602 Votes cast

Hi Alston, I wanted to thank you too for a long time for your lovely holiday card. Your children are super cute and good looking. That picture looks like a Ralph Lauren ad. :) So gorgeous!! xo

chocomocacino on Feb 14 2012
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 108 Awards
  • 1729 Comments made
  • 16658 Votes cast

Hi Alston! Glad that you like it... i love your design always! Can't wait what u will come up with.. :D PS: My card wasn't type.. it was a hand lettering..

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 14 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 37 Awards
  • 7675 Comments made
  • 32681 Votes cast

Hi, Alston! Just wanted to thank you for your gorgeous holiday card - what beautiful children you have!!! Also, LOVED your mailing label and return address stamp - you are so together! Have a wonderful 2012!

guess what? on Jan 08 2012
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 86 Awards
  • 5535 Comments made
  • 16658 Votes cast

Hi Alston! Sorry so belated! I just wanted to thank you for your absolutely GORGEOUS holiday card! The photo of your children is sooo beautiful! That's what I LOVE about photography - capturing these magical moments and turning them into timeless works of art!!! Makes me want to pick it up again! Well, hope you all had a beautiful holiday season filled with joy + wonder! And I pray the New Year finds you all healthy, happy + blessed! See you around Minted! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work!! Cheers!! :)

Debb W on Jan 08 2012
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 1 Award
  • 745 Comments made
  • 23225 Votes cast

Hi Alston, your holiday card, the children, the setting, your design, looks like a something to be used in a major advertising campaign! It's a wonderful photo to share, thank you! And Happy New Year!

Susan Asbill on Dec 21 2011
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 44 Awards
  • 1845 Comments made
  • 72377 Votes cast

Thanks for the holiday card! Beautiful work and I especially love your envelope... that stamp is awesome. Wishing you all the best of the season.

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Dec 09 2011
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
  • Minted Jan 20, 2010
  • 38 Awards
  • 1233 Comments made
  • 6435 Votes cast

Congratulations! On your winning design!

Lauren Chism on Sep 26 2011
Lauren Chism
  • Minted Sep 2, 2009
  • 137 Awards
  • 814 Comments made
  • 29028 Votes cast

Hey Alston! Congrats on your many wins! you are a favorite designer of mine and I was too excited to be in a winning category with you! love all of your new christmas designs. Congrats!

Bonjour Paper on Sep 25 2011
Bonjour Paper
  • Minted Jul 20, 2010
  • 90 Awards
  • 2391 Comments made
  • 27474 Votes cast

Congrats to all your wins in the holiday challenge! I have been to your site and all your designs are so elegant and modern...Minted´s customers have really good taste :))

Melanie Severin on Sep 24 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 76 Awards
  • 2988 Comments made
  • 34758 Votes cast

Huge congrats to you on all of your wins in the Holiday Card challenge - your work is amazing and flawless. I am obsessed with A New Stocking and almost want to have another baby so I can use it (well, not quite, haha, but it is super sweet and I'm certain all of your designs are going to be very popular among Minted Customers this year!) :)

Jennifer Wick on Sep 24 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 206 Awards
  • 2994 Comments made
  • 16066 Votes cast

Just wanted to say congrats on all of your holiday card wins and the collection award too! Your designs are over the top gorgeous and are much deserved wins!

Sydney Newsom on Sep 23 2011
Sydney Newsom
  • Minted Dec 1, 2009
  • 45 Awards
  • 1058 Comments made
  • 11730 Votes cast

Congrats, Alston! You rocked it!! I'm thinking we need a Holiday get-together in the ATL . . . you?

chica design on Sep 23 2011
chica design
  • Minted Aug 21, 2009
  • 65 Awards
  • 542 Comments made
  • 3571 Votes cast

congrats!!! loved your designs

Alethea and Ruth on Sep 22 2011
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
  • 243 Awards
  • 339 Comments made
  • 9401 Votes cast

LOVE your work. And your 2 winners in the top 10 - Woah! I loved them both. Congratulations!

guess what? on Sep 22 2011
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 86 Awards
  • 5535 Comments made
  • 16658 Votes cast

WOW! 2 in the top 10! Congratulations, Alston! I love your work - really beautiful! :)

Olivia Raufman on Sep 22 2011
Olivia Raufman
  • Minted Oct 9, 2010
  • 141 Awards
  • 1856 Comments made
  • 57011 Votes cast

Double congrats on your holiday wins :)

Design Lotus on Sep 14 2011
Design Lotus
  • Minted May 9, 2008
  • 129 Awards
  • 2470 Comments made
  • 26875 Votes cast

Looking good... =)

campbell and co. on Jun 01 2011
campbell and co.
  • Minted Feb 14, 2011
  • 4 Awards
  • 1076 Comments made
  • 2174 Votes cast

thx SO much alston for your comment on so very merry!! we heart your b.wise work! the perfect match is about the sweetest thing ever in our eyes, and your new stocking is the bees kness, so it's a big honor to get positive feedback from you :) thx agn, xo!

toast & laurel on May 31 2011
toast & laurel
  • Minted Nov 19, 2009
  • 58 Awards
  • 199 Comments made
  • 9106 Votes cast

Hi Alston - I love all of your holiday submissions! Each design is impeccable. I have been meaning to write you a quick note for ages - especially since we have a mutual friend! Best, Megan

Marabou Design on Apr 29 2011
Marabou Design
  • Minted Jan 18, 2009
  • 64 Awards
  • 1649 Comments made
  • 11232 Votes cast

Congratulations on your Best of the Best win Alston! x Brandy

b.wise papers on Jan 17 2011
b.wise papers
  • Minted Oct 17, 2008
  • 79 Awards
  • 402 Comments made
  • 12347 Votes cast

You guys have made my day with your kind words! Thank you, thank you.

Ana Gonzalez on Jan 14 2011
Ana Gonzalez
  • Minted Jun 11, 2010
  • 35 Awards
  • 3560 Comments made
  • 14017 Votes cast

Congrats on the first place! It was totally my favorite!

nocciola design on Jan 14 2011
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
  • 81 Awards
  • 2513 Comments made
  • 19130 Votes cast

Me too! It was my favorite :) Congrats!

Moglea on Jan 13 2011
Moglea
  • Minted Oct 6, 2009
  • 60 Awards
  • 1190 Comments made
  • 6899 Votes cast

Way to dominate the Save the Date competition! Your perfect match design was...perfect. It was one of my favorites and I'm so glad it took first prize. Congrats!!