I love the smell of nice paper. The sight of a friends handwriting on an envelope. Picking out stamps at the post office. The joy of opening a letter from a far away friend. I have a feeling that if you are reading this you can relate...and you can see how designing for minted is a dream come true for me!
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There is no greater compliment than choosing my artwork to hang in your home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating it! Carrie
Thanks Carrie, for the feedback on my card. :-) I'd gone back and forth w/ those corner curls, but I think you're right - it will prob have more flexibility with photos too. :-) Thank you! Good luck - I see you have some beautiful designs up! :-)
You are so sweet! I always enjoy seeing your smiling face on here too! Every time I see one of your impeccable designs, know that I'm shouting a little hooray for you. :) Have a great weekend ahead!
Thank you for the sweet comment on Merry Sorbet, Carrie! Your feedback means a lot!
Thanks Carrie! No worries on the late reply...we are all so busy! I'm finally now getting back into the challenges after a little hiatus. Thanks for the info...I'd seen some tutorial on creating it in PS but it never seems to look like the image they show on the tutorial! :) Thanks, Amy
Hi Carrie! Congrats on being featured in the Minted email about party decor...I really love that party design. I was wondering if you'd share how you made the glitter effect? I'd looking into doing something similar (found some tutorials online to create it in PS) but when I used a clipping mask in AI it just didn't give the effect I was looking for). If you don't want to share, I completely understand! Cheers, Amy
Carrie, thank you! School has been wonderful -- I feel so lucky to be back. Love seeing some of your beautiful letterpress work floating around facebook! This semester, I've been working on a press for the first time, and it has been such a treat. Wish we could work together sometime -- I have a feeling we'd have great fun!
Thanks for your sweet note Carrie!! I so admire your work and immense talent - you such a wide range of style but always maintain such a high level of execution - I'm always trying to learn from your brilliance :)
Thanks, Carrie! :)
Forgot how much I missed Minted! :) Looking through the submissions and your designs are flawless! - every single one of them. Way to go girly!
Thx Carrie - sent an email :O)
Thanks for chiming in Carrie! :o)) - I'm at a loss though, for how to lose the city part of the design... what would you do? ditch the road too? make the house bigger? change the placement? AAAAAHHHH :o/
Oh my Frontgate!? Sweet! I'm sure that kept you super busy - but congrats on getting it done. Nice for your portfolio :o) Happy to know you'll have time for Minted - I am so totally hooked and am still trying to find my niche. I'm all over the place w/ my designs but I'm learning so much, mostly what DOESN'T work! :o/ frustrating! Anyway - looking forward to seeing you online :o)
Hi Carrie - Congrats on your I scream, U scream win! Just wanted to say where have you been?? I miss ya!
Hi Carrie! I'm totally honored that you are asking for my opinion - your work is always just phenomenal and I still feel pretty "green" on here most of the time! :) I actually think the type looks great, but I think it would also look beautiful with something taller/thinner for "Peace" and "Earth" - that would make the map/snowflake more of the focal point and the type could fit more into a square shape in the centre. I think Cyclone inline would look superb (tracked out a bit). I really like it as is though, too - it's fantastic either way :) Hope that helps!
wow, Carrie, thanks for the pep talk on my creature comfort design. I gave it a tweak and removed the colored bar from behind the type. Does it look too dull now? Thanks for your help! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/55729
Thanks for the note!! I'm definitely going to check out their blog! Yes, we are super excited and blessed in every way.
Carrie, congratulations on your win! I LOVED your card!!!
ok...I'm so lame...just posted on my own page. AHH!
I got my shirt yesterday & am wearing it today!! Perfect attire for working in front of the computer! I love it!! All the best.
Thank you so much for the compliments and support Carrie! It was such a treat to see your message the other week and to get your order :) That made me so happy coming from you. I hope you enjoy the shirt and thank you so much again! :)
It was so nice to meet you today, Carrie! I am such a huge fan of all your work - but, Craving Your Company is so adorable and clever, it's one of my favorite Minted designs. I was nervous and excited to meet some of my favorite stationery stars...and you are all as sweet as your designs - what a pleasure! Maybe we can carpool to Columbus for next meet-up?
Carrie, thanks for the great suggestion on the font. I switched Lady Rene to Eccentric and it makes the design appear so much cleaner.
Hi Carrie, thank you so much for your sweet note! I love your entries too and your design "ready to pop" has the prettiest colors! I ordered my holiday cards from Millers Design Lab: http://www.millerslab.com/flatcards
I purchased their flat cards on cotton paper. If you need more info. let me know, and have a great weekend!
Thanks for the note Carrie! I just love your mom ~ would love to see her more. I have no idea what I'm doing here but I sure love it. I've already had to ask for help on the forum and got it immediately...what a great community.
I've admired your work for so long and am happy for your success here ~ :o)))
Hey thanks Carrie!! Now let's hope you get the one we've been mentioning : ) Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Thank you so much for your comment, Carrie. Happy holidays. x
Hi Carrie, thank you so much for your gorgeous holiday card and sweet note. The design and photo of your children are just perfect!! I really admire your work - always so lovely, balanced and polished. Can't wait to see what you do next!
Yes I do! She's actually my supervisor. We've been working together for 4 years now. Small world!
Love seeing your smiling face on the home page! :) We need to do another meet-up soon!
Where are you????? Helllloooo . . . there's a wedding challenge going on! And it needs YOU!!
Hi, Carrie! Congrats on your win in the New Year's challenge! I'm not surprised that Big Date was a customer favorite, too. It was definitely one of my faves.
I'm looking at your blog/site now and LOVE! Did you see my OHthethingswedo.com blog yet? :) I'm in the process of redoing my design website and personal blog too. In our free time, huh? Best wishes!
Congrats Carrie on your recent wins! I LOVE your holiday designs. Twisted Peppermint is my absolute fav. Need to get together again soon! xoxo
Thanks so much Carrie! Congrats to you as well on your twisted peppermint special prize win. I love that design!
Congrats on your recent wins for the mini book and new year's challenge. Your "big date" is just gorgeous. And great editor's pic too.
Congrats Carrie on your top 20 finish in the holiday challenge and on your Special Editor's pick for Twisted Peppermint! :)
hi carrie congratulations on your win!!!
Hey Carrie! Thanks for the compliment on my only wedding design (ugh)! And I meant to say congrats on your top 20 holiday design!! I knew at least one of yours would win. Love your new profile pic too. Hope you are doing well!
You're a sweeeetie! I've been saving up for the wedding challenge :) It's on, girl!!
Hey thanks there, Carrie!! You are so sweet : ) Miss you!
Carrie! yeah, I've been looking forward to meeting you : ) The jigger shop sounds awesome, and I'll bring my kids. They are still in school until friday, so would friday evening or anytime Sat work for you? Here's my e-mail so we can swop cell # and everything: email@example.com. I'm so looking forward to meeting you!!
Hi Carrie - I just wanted to thank you so much for your very nice comments :) Being new here, it really means a lot coming from someone as experienced on here as you obviously are. I think your work is fantastic! I loved your holiday submissions as well - you have such a clean, elegant-yet-modern style really resonates with me personally - truly beautiful work! :)
Thanks for your nice comment Carrie--love your work!
Carrie, I made the changes you suggested! Thanks again
Thanks for the LOVE Carrie! I have not had time to comment, but your designs are killer! I love the twisted peppermint design. Can't wait to see what else you submit. xoxo!
Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate your feedback! I've been a fan of yours!
thanks for your feedback carrie. i really appreciate it. lori
carrie, thanks for all your comments- i have been slack this time around in giving feedback- but I always love your work!
Carrie, you made my morning! I would love to meet up with you this summer- Mt. gretna is only 40 minutes from my house so that would be awesome! Thanks for thinking of that : ) My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to contact me as it gets closer to summer. I'm really looking forward to meeting you so we can shat all about mintie things : ) Thanks again for the sweet compliments!!
Thanks so much for the congrats. Right back at ya. Super creative concept :)
it means SO much to hear positive feedback from a well-est. minitie with many adorable designs. thx a mill!
Hi Carrie, thanks so much for your kind comment on my Teddy invite. I'v been working hard on my design skills and I hope it's paying off. You have some beautiful designs in this challenge. I especially like Tea for Two!
Thank you! I really appreciate your comments!
Of course Carrie! I really do love the design - I think going out on a limb was definitely worth while - it's gorgeous!! Besides, you know Minties would never laugh at you!! ;)
congrats on your wins- very well deserved chica!
thanks so much for your sweet note, and congrats. on all your editor's picks!!
1,2,3,4,5...editors picks! Go Carrie!
Hey! Just looking through my comments...thanks so much for the congrats!!
Thanks Carrie for the great compliment!! I jumped in late on this challenge and just saw your "Blocks of fun" card - it is sooo clever and cute! great job!!
thank you for your comments Carrie! I'm trying to improve by looking at design blogs every day. Love your entries as well!
Carrie, thanks for your nice comment. Love your holiday designs.
Hi Carrie, thank you so, so much for your encouragement! It means a lot to me, coming from someone as talented as yourself ... I'm a big fan of your work :) Congrats. also, on your LBD design - it is so creative and charming!
Your crazy- you have some great submissions already! I'm betting that win will spark even more creativity! 10 more days......!
Ditto what Robin said! I was so excited to see the LBD design recognized! Such a great composition. Congrats!
Congrats on your judge's pick for Little Black Dress!!! One of my favs by far!
Hi Carrie! Thanks so much for the encouraging and positive comment on my flipcard design for the stationery challenge. I almost didn't enter it, but thought, what the heck?!! It truly means so much to receive such nice feedback from a talented designer such as yourself. You have a great design aesthetic and I always enjoy seeing your latest work. Take care!
carrie! thanks for the congrats and warm welcome... so sweet of you! your work is fantastic - i'm in love with your little black dress invite.. :)
Thanks for the Congrats, Carrie . . . Congrats to you too! I always look forward to seeing your designs!
Hi Carrie! Did you get to go to the Cinci meet-up? Hope it was fun! I was bummed I couldn't join but I'm hoping there will be another Ohio meet-up in the future. :)
Carrie, you're so sweet! Thanks for the encouraging comment--it really helps keep my motivation up and means a lot coming from a talented designer like yourself! Good luck to you too!
every single birthday card for this most recent challenge that I have though "that is so smart and cute" has been made by you!
Ooh...I didn't see that! Thanks! I will definitely pencil it in on my calendar. :)
thank you so much for your sweet comments! i'm loving the designs you've been submitted - especially the stationery!
I ranked your designs really high. Good work!
your designs are really nice. I ranked them high. good work.
thank you for your comment!
AHHH! You just made my day. I am so addicted to minted. I've been a graphic designer for about 15 years and I can't remember the last time I was so excited to design. I admire YOUR WORK so much!!! Your designs are AMAZING!!! (this is a lot of caps...sorry!) You have no idea the smile you've just brought to my face. Thank you! thank you! thank you!
Thanks for the compliment on the Fireflies layout! I love your work & style so I really appreciate it.
I really like your fresh yet classic clean design style. I have no doubt you'll do well in competition.
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