Dreaming Inspirations

Stephaine Rife. Based in Flat Rock, MI, US.

  • 11 awards won
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Awards

  • winner 1
  • editor pick 10

About Dreaming Inspirations

Art and Design have always been a part of me but more recently have fallen In love with graphic design and everything paper!

favorite designers

  • Paper Dahlia
  • Mandy Gordon
  • Emily Ranneby
  • Gakemi Art+Design
  • 2birdstone
  • Bella Expressions-Linda Birtel

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Phrosné Ras on Jul 21 2014
Phrosné Ras
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Oh, it's a pleausre! I meant it! Best to you :)

First Frost Designs on Jul 17 2014
First Frost Designs
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Stephanie, thank you for letting me know about the Mis Quince mix up. I contacted Minted as well, so hopefully between the two of us, something will be done soon :) Thanks again for letting me know!

Sarah Curry on Sep 04 2013
Sarah Curry
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Haha, thank you for the sweet comment, Stephaine! Made me laugh :)

Chris Griffith on Aug 23 2013
Chris Griffith
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It is hard work but so much fun and gratifying and I love all you guys for being so supportive. I don't know what I did before minted. :)

Chris Griffith on Aug 23 2013
Chris Griffith
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Thanks Stephaine and also congrats on your special win. So great for you!

Chris Griffith on Aug 23 2013
Chris Griffith
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Congrats Stephaine! I knew this would be a winner!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Aug 23 2013
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Congrats Stephanie!

Lori Wemple on Aug 04 2013
Lori Wemple
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Thank you, Stephanie - you too! Your little ballerina is just adorable! :)

Chris Griffith on Aug 03 2013
Chris Griffith
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Thanks for the advice Stephaine. I will try without the ribbon. Simple is better. :)

Monica Schafer on Jan 01 2013
Monica Schafer
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Happy NY Stephaine! Thank you so much for the extra sweet comment on my Alison wallpaper design. It definitely brightened my night! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 09 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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You're so sweet, Stephaine - thank you for your nice comment on my Love Light design. I have to thank Stacey for the suggestion of a pink "love" and Kerri for her critique of my heart shape. :) Best of luck to you!

Monica Schafer on Dec 05 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hey Stephaine, Totally know how you feel. As your portfolio grows its going to be so fun to see all your beautiful designs displayed together. You have a unique, very cute and fun style. LOVE the designs you have for sale. Thanks for the sweet compliment too :).

guess what? on Nov 24 2012
guess what?
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Hi Stephaine! Thank you so much for the beautiful holiday card! I love the pearl paper! It's been great getting to know you through MInted! Hope you're doing well! Have a great weekend! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 23 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hey, Stephaine! Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely Christmas card I received in the mail today. Love that pearl paper!

Laura Condouris on Oct 09 2012
Laura Condouris
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This has nothing to do with designs, but I just wanted to say that your new profile pic is so pretty!

Heather Francisco on Sep 27 2012
Heather Francisco
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Hi Stephanie! thank you so much for you comments on my "and love" I have made a few more versions and would love some input if you get a chance :) thanks!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 15 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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sorry, I butchered your name below, Stephaine! where is that edit button???

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 15 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hi, Staephaine - thanks for your sweet comment on my Tangram Heart. It made my day! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 15 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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LOL - you don't even have to do it, Stephaine! It was my one big idea for teh day yesterday, and I thought I should pass it along to someone who knows how to draw popcorn well! ;) I just wanted to make sure I passed on all the ideas I had for you to consider. No disappointment here! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 14 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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and, know that I have thought about it more...the "pop" wording may be a little over-the-top. Your design might be more classic without it...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jul 14 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hope you can get one in - I think it would look cool to have a couple of those strands going across the invitation. Good luck! :)

Pistols on Jul 12 2012
Pistols
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Hey! The company I work for was about to get really busy with a holiday order and I am the only designer, so my boss told me to be prepared with names of designers who might be able to help. So, currently we aren't very busy, but there will def. be future projects where I'll need to find some help :)

Gakemi Art+Design on Jun 13 2012
Gakemi Art+Design
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Thanks Stephanie! I'm so glad you made the changes and I know keep trying everytime.

guess what? on Jun 07 2012
guess what?
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Congrats on all your recent wins, Stephanie!! I meant to leave a note when you got your first 2 - sooooo happy for you!!! :)

Kerri Spath on Jun 07 2012
Kerri Spath
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congrats on your big win!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 07 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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awwww, thanks, Stephaine! :)

Monica Schafer on Jun 07 2012
Monica Schafer
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Stephanie! Congrats on another win! Love love love that design!! :)

Monica Schafer on May 18 2012
Monica Schafer
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Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for your feedback on my forest friends design. I made some changes... let me know what you think if you get minute please!! Thank you! :)

24th and Dune on May 06 2012
24th and Dune
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Ugh, so delayed (my computer was down for the last 3 weeks!!! ahhh) but I wanted to say give you a HUGE, CONGRATS!!!!! on your wins. It was the first thing I checked on once I was back online!! haha. You must be thrilled. I'm so happy for you!!

Stacey Meacham on Apr 29 2012
Stacey Meacham
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Thanks Stephanie for your comments on my laurel wreath thank you. I made some changes, can you let me know what you think now if you get a change. Much appreciated and huge congrats on not 1 but 2 editor's pics.

Melanie Severin on Apr 26 2012
Melanie Severin
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Huge congrats on your wins, Stephanie!!!

Kerri Spath on Apr 24 2012
Kerri Spath
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Congratulations on your first 2 wins!!!

Serenity Avenue on Apr 24 2012
Serenity Avenue
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Congratulations on your wins!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 30 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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"hope" not "hop" (Easter on the brain?)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 30 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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One more thing...I really hop you get a pick with the next announcements, but don't get too down if you don't get a win with the birthday invitations. I know how it is to have a well "liked" design and not get a pick - it's so much more disappointing because you are really thinking you've got it! You've got some nice designs entered in the baby shower challenge, too, so keep it up! :) Fingers still crossed for ya!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 30 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks for your nice comment, Stephanie - I really appreciate it! Still waiting to hear on those birthday invitations - fingers crossed for you! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 27 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hey, Stephanie - no problem! I really appreciate you letting me know! People are something, aren't they?

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 27 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hi, Stephanie! Thanks for your note - I appreciate the heads-up! I'll be honest, I did not search the web for ampersand designs before I submitted (because that would have been overwhelming!), and I'm rarely on Etsy, so I have no way of knowing (that I can tell from looking at the listing) when hers went for sale. I think they are different enough, though - I mean everyone uses ampersands in wedding-related designs, it's obvious they are the same font ampersand, but it's cropped/formatted differently and doesn't have the names in the middle. I'm not a copyright expert, but I'm thinking this one may be okay...I really appreciate you looking out for me and giving me notice! Thanks a bunch!

24th and Dune on Feb 09 2012
24th and Dune
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Lovin' The Cold, Buttermilk Blessings, Whistling Cardinal, Golden Treasure all have such BEAUTIFUL illustrations. I would re-purpose them to use in the stationary challenge. Oh, and Wishing Hearts....that is one of my favorites!! Congrats on the new job too! Very exciting.

Kerri Spath on Feb 05 2012
Kerri Spath
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You are so very welcome. Your designs have evolved so much, I admire your perseverance. Your diary of jane invite was very deserving of a 5 in my eyes and I am sure that I am not the only one! I am super anxious and hopeful for you to get your first win! Keep up the good work!

Jennifer Wick on Jan 28 2012
Jennifer Wick
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Hey Stephanie, thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! I meant to write to you earlier when you wrote the sweet comment on my The big one design. That just made my day! I see so much growth in your designs, and I really, really hope one of them wins soon : ) Thanks for being such an encouraging Mintie! I really value your comments : )

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 24 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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"she" not "ahe"

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 24 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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I hope you get a win with that ballerina - she was made for this birthday challenge (ahe just didn't know it at the time!). Good luck!

2birdstone on Jan 18 2012
2birdstone
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Hey Stephanie! Can you send me an email so I can respond fully to your note? I don't really want to put it all on your profile. :) 2birdstone@gmail.com

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 20 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Hey, Stephanie - thanks for your suggestions on "Save Me." I've seen designers submit photo and non-photo versions of a design before - I think the photo is a big enough difference. I think they just don't want two versions of the same design in different colors/fonts. Good luck!

Smeeta Sharma on Dec 09 2011
Smeeta Sharma
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Stephanie, regardless of scores (although you had a number of high rankings!!) I think you have some amazing work!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 09 2011
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Stephanie - congrats on all your high scores in the wedding challenge! I don't know if you scrolled through all the entries in ranked order, but I did - and at least 3 or your entries ranked very high and were surrounded by other greatness, as well. Nothing to be discouraged about. Keep at it - your work is great!

hi-lighter inc. on Oct 17 2011
hi-lighter inc.
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Big props to already voting thru wedding already Stephanie!! Making it along vote by vote, I find you an inspiration :) Also so happy to see there are other minties who find it worthwhile to check out as many of them as they can. Even though not everyone can vote on all 1600+, it's a bummer to think after everyone's hard work if any were edited out, so people don't get stressed out if they can't vote on every one. And in the time we debate and edit, we could be voting, ha ha! :) Thanks again!

Bleu Collar Paperie on Oct 15 2011
Bleu Collar Paperie
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Hi Stephanie! Thanks for your super kind comments! I especially loved that you likened my banners to canoes on my "In the Woods" Head Over Heels challenge design - I never even thought of that! You have a great eye and your submissions for this challenge are so good - keep up the great work! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 15 2011
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I try! :-)

Snow and Ivy on Oct 05 2011
Snow and Ivy
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Hey Stephanie!! I get excited whenever I see a designer from Michigan - I grew up in Auburn Hills and I miss MI a lot! So, go Michigan :) I love seeing your designs transform through the course of a challenge - looking forward to seeing many more of your designs!

guess what? on Oct 03 2011
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Thanks to you, too! You're so sweet! :)

Ana Gonzalez on Oct 03 2011
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You are too sweet for what you said at my "Yes" design. Great! Thanks! and keep up the good work.

TwoBirds Paperie on Sep 21 2011
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Hi! Thanks for your feedback. Do you know if the submission files can only be used in photoshop or can they be used in InDesign as well? Thanks!

Kelly de Godoy on Sep 02 2011
Kelly de Godoy
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thanks so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it- I was contemplating the size of the bubble already and thinking of ways to edit...thanks again! I love your portfolio! Amazing work! :)

Jennifer Wick on Aug 03 2011
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Thank you so much for your kind words!!

Design Lotus on Jun 29 2011
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if you sen me your email I can invite you to pinterest. =) info@designlotus.com

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 15 2011
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Thank you, Stephaine, for your feedback on my "mod collage" - I appreciate it! I've made some changes - please check it out if you have time.

that girl Shelley on Jun 09 2011
that girl Shelley
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Stephanie- Thanks so very much for your feedback on my design! I really appreciate it!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 03 2011
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Stephaine - thank you so much for your comments and suggestions on my Sweetheart Laurel design. I've made improvements - hope you like it!

Stacy Splonski on Jun 01 2011
Stacy Splonski
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Yay! Your birdie made it into the voting round! Just wanted to say congrats!

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 31 2011
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Hi Stephaine! Thank you for taking the time to critique my "Wreath of Love" - because of all the great comments I received I think it's so much better! I appreciate it. Good luck to you!

aticnomar on May 31 2011
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hi stephaine! what do you think for the new version? thanks so much for the great feedback.

karen boehm custom on May 31 2011
karen boehm custom
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Thanks so much for your comments on my 'sampler'--I'd gone back and forth on the red stitching and your feedback nudged me to change it!

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 29 2011
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Thank you so much for your feedback on my Bloom design.

Dreaming Inspirations on Feb 21 2011
Dreaming Inspirations
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Thank you Michael!

Michael on Feb 21 2011

you have a nice set of designs that show that you have a great understanding of color and design.