My best friend Tina and I make up the team behind Design Lotus. I design pretty things and Tina takes care of the business side of our business. I am a self taught graphic designer with over 12 years experience but when I discovered my love for stationery design here at minted, I never looked back. Minted has played an integral role in our business and the community continually pushes me to be a better designer. For that - we are forever grateful.
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Always love hearing from you Amy. I intended it to be "faux gold." Too tacky?
Hi Amy, do you mind to take a look at it now, I really thought about what you said about type http://www.minted.com/design-rating/120251 any suggestions would be much much appriciated :)
You crack me up!! thank you for the always awesome feedback :)
Thanks for your complement, Amy! It certainly pays to have someone to take 200 photos and have just one perfect one.
Congrats on 4th place! So exciting!
aaaw Amy...thank you!
Congrats on your design guru award :) very well deserved
Hi Amy! Thank you thank you thank you for the awesome snowflake suggestion! I added in snowflakes and it totally made the design look so much better. I knew there was something missing so thank you! =)
Hi Amy, you've been fab with all you helpful comments on my designs. Thanks for the photo tip here... http://www.minted.com/design-rating/96394. I hadn't even seen that one. I think it sparkles now :)
LOL!! your comment cracked me up! ;)
hi Amy! thanks so much for your input - id love to know your thoughts now, if you have a precious moment. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/94071
Hi Amy - thank you so much for your suggestion on my Comin'Down the Mountain card. Would you mind taking another look? I changed it to portrait - but not the tag die cut. What do you think? Better? I feel like it still might be missing something. Thx! :o)
lolzzz Amy! It makes me laugh what you said. But you're right.Thanks so much again for the help, I already change
Thanks so much Amy for the great feedback and help. Yeah, I did the revision as you said and you're very correct. I attached also some variation if what looks good. What do you think? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/92117
Thanks so much again! I'm flattered too coz you're my idol.
thank you so much for your help with my lil reindeer! i absolutely love your work and it means so much to get feedback from someone i admire so much!! ciao!
Thanks for you feedback on my penguins, Amy. Do you mind taking a look at my revisions?
Thank you so much for the suggestion on my design! You were totally right. I liked both ways better than the white circle but ended up going with the black circle w/outline with gold phonograph. I think it looks a lot better! :)
hi Amy i am so glad you liked my design..you are so talented..it made my day...made few changes colorwise..if you get a little time let me know what do you think of it now.. thanks again. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/90797
Hi Amy! Just got your beautiful holiday card i the mail today! Your kids are soooo adorable!! Thanks so much for the lovely holiday greetings! Happy Holidays to you and your family! Hopefully I'll get my cards out in time for the New Year! I have till Dec 2013, right? JK! Cheers!! :)
I am loving your new profile photo! You look amazing, Amy! xo
Amy! thank you so much for the feedback on my "and love" design. I have 2 options that are up trying out some different ways to make the date a little more separate. if you get a chance take a peek. ^_^
Hi Amy! thank you for you note on my "in love" I made a few (8!!!) and would love to know any further thoughts if you get a chance. many thanks!!
Hi Amy! I'm planning on attending the SF mintie meet up next month and just saw you are going to be there... can't wait to meet you! Love your work :). Monica
I love the risks you and a number of other designers take with their designs, Amy. I look forward to seeing more.
I love the subtle details and simplicity of your designs!
Amy, Thanks for your help on Pretty in Pink.
Hi Amy, Thanks for your feedback on "Sunrise, Sunset" I would love it if you could go back and take a look at the changes I made. Thanks!
Thanks for your advice on 'dearest'. I really appreciate it! I uploaded a new file... if you get a chance, let me know what you think. :)
Thanks for the advice on my "circle of love" design! I tweaked it and uploaded a new version with a new name "Floral Ring".
Hopefully it works better. Thanks again!
Congrats on your holiday card challenge win!
Congratulations on your win in the holiday card challenge!
Congratulations, Amy! Really beautiful + flawless design! You so rock! :)
Congratulations on your BIG win Amy! xo
congratulations on your #2 win!
Amy, congrats on your #2 win for the holiday challenge!!! Enjoy the win - it's a great card : )
Hi Amy, Thank you. I appreciate your time and insights. Wow, I almost didn't recognize you without your mustache!!!
Hi Amy, congratulations on your notebook win! Have you been with Minted from the beginning? I'm new but I am beginning to understand that not all designs are Minted designs. What do you think? Thanks, and I love your creations.
Thanks Amy! Congrats to you too. I must say I was over the moon yesterday as I stumbled onto the blog and saw my Sweet Stork got an award. Then saw your comment on Fresh Flowers and was scratching my head until I went back to the blog today! Yeah!
Thanks Amy :) I've learned a lot since I first joined - I had to try and catch up with all of you guys!
I'm new to minted, but wanted to let you know I love all your designs. You are truly talented, no wonder you've won so many awards!
Hi Amy, just wanted to congratulate you on your notebook win! And, also to thank you for the mentor pick for the birth announcement challenge :) Can't wait to see your wedding entries!
I love your work and your new picture. Nice.
being new to minted, i've been doing a lot of browsing around and i absolutely love your entire portfolio! you are very talented!
YaY! Hello and thank you for the font list. That was very nice of you to include where to find them.
oops, me again. I pulled my design before noting your recommendations. Lower the initial and ???
Amy, You said just what I needed to hear. I couldn't bear to look at any more florals either but I had this one waiting in the wings...I'm going to pull it and work on it. Thanks again for the candid advice.
I think this was good idea, it looks compact now.... thank you very much for your help :-)
thanks for your feedback on "asymmetrical snowflake"! i agree there's a better place for the snowflake ... i will try to re-purpose it some other time. my brain is mush right now! cheers :)
Hi! Thanks for the feedback on my design - I couldn't get the full bleed to work - but the frame detail I think adds what was missing. I love your work and very much appreciate your feedback :)
Hi Amy! Thank you so much for the help, I needed it very much. The design is okey now or need more adjustments?
Colorado is a great place to live - I was in the Denver area for a couple of years and loved it, too!
Hope you are enjoying Colorado! Wish we could have had another meetup before you left. I bet your family will become expert skiers! Also, great profile pic :)
Hi Amy! I am still a bit of a newbie on Minted. I saw that you are a mentor and I would love for you to give me feedback on my birth announcement design. Thanks so very much (I hope this is the correct place to ask).
(Like everybody else) I love the new pic. You are sooo adorable. Please move to Iowa instead of Colorado.
Love your new photo! I see I'm not the first one to notice!! super fun! We've all missed you so much. Glad to see you back for this challenge!
love your new profile pic! cracked up when i saw it.
your new photo is hilarious!
Hey Amy!! Love your new minted photo. Makes me smile!
Hiya! I've been in hiding. ;) Apparently a newborn and designing for minted didn't really mix!
Hi amy! I already submitted the revision..hoping it is better, what do you think? I need your suggestions again..thanks very much..
Hi amy! Many thanks to you for the comment.I'm laughing aloud about my reindeer, I'm imagining something about the swirl in front and back of my reindeer (lolzz). Yeah will do the changes and make some experiment to make it simpler. Thank again! God Bless You always..
Sooooooooo great to meet you. I wish i could've spent more time with you and Tina.
Amy! It was so wonderful to finally meet you! I hope to see you and Tina again next year!! Best wishes on your move!
Thank you for the suggestions- very helpful- I am not a great illustrator but I have to step my game up with you all! i love all your designs btw- you rock!
Hi Amy, Just noticed on a forum that you had listed links to many of the fonts on your blog - incredibly helpful! When I started searching for some of the fonts earlier, my ADD (undiagnosed, typical side effect of being a mom) would kick in and I would get lost in type world. I want to improve my typography- will be following your blog to get better! Great blog. Don't know how you are getting so much done!
Thanks, Amy! I had missed that.
Denver, eh? I grew up there, I hope you love it!
Amy - you do beautiful work! Thank you so much for the feedback you gave on my "global warming" card. I've made changes - hopefully for the better!
Amy - your creative juices are being missed! Hope to see more of you soon!
missing your work in the Save the Date challenge....but it seems you've been quite busy with wedding submissions.... congrats again!!
You are a w e s o m e! congrats and i can't wait to see your collection!
Congratulations to you Amy! Love your style. Your designs totally merit a full collection - can't wait to see it all!
congratulations. you work is very inspiring. you totally deserve it
Congrats on your award!! Very well deserved!! Love your work!
Thank you, Amy! and congratulations to you as well! Love your work and dedication -- very well deserved :)
Woohoo- congrats Amy!! I couldn't imagine you not being selected for this- your collection is bound to be gorgeous like the rest of your designs!
Congratulations Amy! I look forward to seeing your new wedding line :)
Way to go Amy.. Congratulations :)
Congrats Amy! So well deserved!!
YAY, amy!!! huge congrats! i told you so :)!
Hey Amy...I just realized that you are over 1000 comments for other designers. I know I'm late to say congrats. But WOW!!! That's a lot of help you're putting out there. Thanks!
Thank you so much Amy- that is such a huge compliment coming from you! You have so many great entries this round too!
Congratulations Amy! Minibook clean sweep winner! x
I like to give you guys little surprises every now and then. You should get a badge for finding them first.
hahah : D
hi amy, very nice work (^_^)! I like your website's work! Keep it on.
Amy, thank you for your comments on my designs. It's sooo nice to get feedback from you... please keep it coming. :) All your entries are fabulous!
Hi Amy, thanks for the welcome and feedback on my Springtime Love design. You have some pretty amazing designs, very inspiring. Wondering if you have any suggestions for some of my other entries.. : ) thanks!
Thanks for your feedback Amy! I will tighten up the leading when I get home tonight. I confess, I had to google that term, ha ha! Your wedding invite entries are truly gorgeous, as usual - I'm positive they will be Minted :)
Haha, I noticed that theme- sounds like you need a quick trip out to Hawaii?? :)
Loving all of your wedding invitation entries this challenge Amy!
Thanks for the compliment and warm welcome!
Hi Amy.. thank you so much for your advice.. I put the cover elements on the inside too and I think that you really can see a difference. You have such a great eye for the missing pieces on a design.. thanks again..!!
great advice...much appreciated. Love your work!
thank you for your feedback - i admire your work + your design knowledge! re stripes: yes, that makes sense - the invite text is probably too plain! will tinker some more ...
Hey Amy, Loved so many of your entries int he Holiday Challenge. Kinda surprised not see you in a top 10 spot. Hoping you have a lot of Editor's Picks coming!
Hello Amy, just wanted to say congratulations on Summer Lanterns being plugged on brides.com, nice going ;)
Thank you for your encouragement and design advice. You have great style and a great eye for knowing how to help bring a design from good to great. You are a huge asset to Minted.
Hi there miss Amy - thank you for the note! :) Talk about broad range...I love how your submissions capture something different each time, and they're all executed so well. Cheers and keep 'em coming!
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