Griffinbell Studio is named for my two children, Griffin and Bella. I am a part-time stationery designer, part-time freelance graphic designer, part-time fitness instructor, and full-time mom. I draw inspiration from everything around me which translates into an eclectic style of graphics. Good design should spark an emotional response. Whether I'm working on a wedding invitation or birth announcement, I try to infuse every piece with a sense of joy.
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Lynn Knipe resides in Encinitas, California, a quaint and sleepy beach community. She draws inspiration from her surroundings, her travels, and her collection of art and graphic design books. She lives with her husband, son, daughter, two cats and a dog.
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Thanks for your comment. It helped a lot.
Lynn, when you leave me a comment like that, my whole month is made. Phros :)
Thanks Lynn :) I just adore everything you submit!!
You too Lynn!!! So awesome!
Thanks for your awesome comment! So flattering!
Thank you for the great compliment Lynn.
Hi Lynn, Thanks for your sweet comment! Congrats on your win too! :)
Congrats on all your art print wins Lynn!! So awesome!! :)
Thank you so much Lynn, I really appreciate your feedback on my " star is born " mini book. I did some changes and I feel so much better now. I knew deep down something was " off " but couldn't figure it out. Thanks again, God bless :)
Thanks so much Lynn! And a huge congrats to you on your 3 Party Decor picks! That's probably a lot of work, but it will be awesome to have that many designs up for sale. :)
Hi Lynn, Thank you for your sweet words on my modern quilt design.
Your submissions for the baby announcements are gorgeous as always!
Hi Lynn - sorry for the extra "e" ;)
Hi Lynne - thanks for your nice comment :)
Thank you so much, Lynn, on your sweet compliment! I've been meaning to say congrats to you on all the great exposure your party decor line has gotten being in the front of the catalog and your "In a Pear Tree' design too! You've really developed a distinctly beautiful and whimsical illustrative style, and I love seeing what you'll come up with next : )
Thank you so much for your kind comment! That book was fun to work on :)
Thanks so much for your thoughts on my Sparks Fly design. I tried a cream version and left it in the comments section. If you have a second, would you mind taking a look. Im kinda of torn;) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/75856. thanks again!!
Thanks Lynn.. congrats on ur many wins as well.. i didn' expect mine.. haha.. you continue to awe me yo.. by chance, you are not in FB group? Your 'vintage wreath' inspire me to do flower design as well
haha, oops. okay.
Hi, love "garden rhapsody". did you mean to say "naive"? in the description? or "native"
Hi Lynn, Thanks for your warm commet. It means a lot for me.
Hi Lynn thank you so much for your ***always*** positive support and a huge congrats on your beautiful first place !
Hi Lynn! Just wanted to say i love your wedding entries. It feels im gonna see them all up for sale! Phrosné
Thanks so much for your comment, Lynn! And congrats on your win- Rustic Celebration is absolutely gorgeous!
Lynn!! Congratulations on your first place win for Rustic Celebration!! What great company to be in! I'm thinking you must have been my good luck charm at the Mintie meet-up :)
Lynn, Congratulations on your win! I *really* like the graphics, type, layout... it's very unique and deserving of that prize! :-)
thanks for your comments. i'm gonna bother you again once i actually find time to edit it to get some more of your very valuable input. :) i was so happy to meet you and hope we can hang out some other time!
Hey, Lynn, I've mads some revisions to "New Leaf". Would you mind popping over to let me know what you think? Thanks!
Thank you for your sweet note Lynn! It was a pleasure meeting you at the Venice meet-up as well. I'm a huge fan of your work and always look forward to seeing what you do with each challenge.
Congrats on your special prize win! Hopefully you've checked out the blog! :)
It was such a nice surprise to see you at the meet up Lynn! You are a truly amazing designer and an even more amazing person! It was truly a pleasure to talk to you and connect outside of minted! Hopefully we'll see you on facebook soon! ;) And I hope the drive back last night wasn't too bad. Take care!
Hi Lynn, Thanks for taking the time to comment on Timeless Love. I've implemented the changes you suggested, leaving a simplified version of the "to" in Burgues. Would you mind taking a peek and letting me know what you think?
Thank you Lynn for your suggestion on my Romance in the Air design... I tweaked the type; much better! :-)
Thanks, Lynn! Congrats to you on the Partridge design too! Your portfolio is ever growing with beautiful work. I'm predicting lots of sales for you this holiday season!
Lynn, thank you!! And big congrats to you on your Partridge in a pear tree win! I adore your unique illustrative style, and I'm sure customers will love that card too this year!
Congratulations Lynn! Amazing artprints!
Thanks for your feedback on my lovestruck design. I scaled down the size of the dots on the backer (now I'm wondering if you meant the opacity?) and made them white instead of red, also added a sage green option too. If you get a minute, will you take a look at the options posted and let me know what you think? Thanks :)
Hi, Lynn! Thanks so much for your comment on my Love Connection bunting. I've scaled down the lines on teh backer just a little (75%) - I'd appreciate your opinion on whether that's enough if you have a minute. THANKS!!!
Hi Lynn, thanks for your comment on my Gimme Shelter design! The seat texture is actually a scan of one of my shirts!
Thank you for your comments and positive feedback Lynn!
congrats on ur many winss.. Lynn.. love them!!! personally,, i like #3 more than #2 actually.. haha.. but love them all..ur art print are amazing too..
Congrats on taking #2 and #3 in the Thank You Card challenge! Amazing designs as always!
Hi Lynn! Wonderful job on your holiday submissions!! I hearted them all...no really I did (sorry if I flooded your inbox). Your illustrations and type fit so perfectly together. I hope one day I can put together pieces as beautiful as yours!
Lynn, thanks! I am thrilled too!!! ;D
Really incredible holiday designs!
Lynn, thank you so much... didn't expect it at all.. I'm in a bit shocked now.. :) congrats on urs too! and i'm loving all ur holiday design. They r gorgeous.. U truly found ur style now!
Thanks so much for the kind remarks and the suggestions on my design. :) I will be sure to explore it further this evening. I really appreciate it!
Congrats on your wins ! Your designs are always so lovely !
Lynn, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my holiday designs! It really means a lot coming from such a fabulous designer, as yourself! Agree with Debb + Sandy - your holiday designs are awesome! My favorite so far is In a Pear Tree, but all of your designs are wonderful! Thanks again, and best of luck in the current challenges! :)
Love all your beautiful work!
I agree with Debb. Just had to tell you how great your holiday submissions are. Wowzy!
You are amazing, everything you do is wonderful! Your holiday card submission so far are outstanding! I wish I had a thimble full of your talent!
Thanks for your sweet note on my design, Lynn!!! Looks to me like your submitted four winners this time - best of luck!
Tx Lynn! You rock Minted with so many 1st place! Love ur illustrative style.. Can't wait to see more of your creative designs!
Lynn! super congrats on ur first place! You've been colllecting the amazing awards! The art print was one of my fav!!!
Thanks so much for your kind comment, Lynn. You made my day!
P.S. My husband and I love your La Mer art print. Did it win? It's awesome.
Hi Lynn - Thanks so much for your feedback on my designs! Wondering if you would take a look at my current color scheme for my joy, peace, hope design? I've tried several variations and like the current colors but not sure if they are too much. Love your work and read your profile today. So cute that GriffinBell is a combo of your kids' names. I have a nephew named Griffin and they live in Encinitas too! Such a cool area. :) Monica
Thanks, Lynn - congrats on your win for Topiary as well! So glad they took the top 30 - there were so many great designs this challenge :)
Lynn, thank you so much for your comments. You give such great direction in the challenges! I'm still not completely happy with the colors and I think it has a little too much texture, but hopefully it's getting there!
Lynn, congratulations on your win!! I absolutely LOVED your card!!
lynn, a belated thank you for the beautiful card! i can't wait to see more of your work this year!!
lynn, congrats on ur win! i love that design a lott!!!
Hi Lynn, glad I could help! I like the changes you made. Feel free to comment on any of my stuff. It's lonely at the bottom :-)
Lynn Congrats on this beautiful and well-deserved 1st place ! You rock !
Congrats on your winning design--absolutely beautiful!
Lynne-Congrats, what an amazing design. Well deserved!
Lynn, Your work continues to awe me. I have thought about this one long after the challenge ended.
Thank you Lynn for your sweet comment and lovely Chinese New Year card! Happy Chinese New Year :)!
Thank you very much are a sun, for the suggestion and for taking the time to write ... Greetings ...
Hi Lynn, I met this beautiful community your designs when I saw one of them and I joined her, I am new to this and I'm in Venezuela, tends to follow trends and I love the vector art and photographs, could you check my designs and vote for them to further integrate the community. Thank you very much!
Hi, Lynn! Just wanted to thank you for your New Year card - LOVE that Minted design of yours! Your children are beautiful! Much happiness and continued success to you in 2012!
Hi Lynn, Happy New Year! Received your card and and love it, it's so nice to "meet" the Griffenbell namesakes! Double Happiness to all!
Thank you for your note, Lynn. It's so nice of you. Your work is very inspirational. Happy holidays! x
Thanks Lynn! Can't wait to see what you do next :)
Lynn - You should totally do a square art submission of your Going to the Chapel illustration, maybe with the married couple's names and date married in the banner? LOVE that illustration!
Great week for you, made the blog and received first place! congrats on a much-deserved win!
Another much-deserved win! Congrats, Lynn :)
Oh my goodness! Congrats to you too, Lynn (I knew it!!!) :)
I've always been a fan of yours, but your "Pastoral Noel" gift tag has one of the highest scores I've ever seen on Minted! Crossing my fingers for a big win for you. :)
Hi Lynn :) I just signed up with minted, and I have to say your designs are absolutely inspiring to a newbie like me! Keep up the beautiful work!
I thought for sure they'd announce it today! I guess that was just a teaser :)
Lynn!!! I just saw your "Pastoral Noel" gift tag in the top 10 highest scoring designs on the Leaderboard... I know they haven't announced the gift tag winners yet, but I'll bet that means it's the winner (I hope so - it's soo gorgeous and deserving). I'm guessing we're going to see the results very soon - but congrats to you in advance, and wow on having THREE designs in the top ten highest scoring on the Leaderboard - that is awesome!
Hi Lynn, Looking at your designs gives me a happy feeling. Every challenge I have looked forward to seeing what you will create. Good luck with Head Over Heels, you have awesome submissions.
Hi Lynn! I know this is a bit delayed, but I Just wanted to say congrats for your win for "Harmony." I especially love the illustration on the cover! :o)
thanks for the warm welcome:) i really like your work:)))
Thanks so much for your comment on my robots invitation. I'm such a big fan of your work it made my day when I got your comment :) I also added a new version and would love your thoughts if you get the chance.
Also, I meant to add I'm thrilled you'd like it for your family! Plus, your wedding invites are gorgeous :)
Thanks so much! I'm really excited about it. I remember looking through a crate and barrel catalog before I designed and thinking that people may like bright bold colors!
Congrats on your 1st place win! Love that design!
Congrats! Congrats! Congrats on your win!!! Beautiful work as always!
Thanks so much!!! The owning the market on hot air balloons comment gave me a little chuckle...great comeback. I love your work and am now your newest fan!!! We have much in common...I have two yummy boys and they are my very first priority in life. Designing is a super fun outlet for my creative urges. Again big time congrat's on your current win! You are a truly gifted designer!!!
Super exciting news on your win!!! Big time congrats!!! In coming to your page to send you this message, I just noticed your hot save the date "away" design. It is amazing! I'm a little embarrassed now as actually submitted a ballon design for the current challenge having no idea about yours. Yours is soooooo handsome, striking and wonderful!!! Yikes...I guess these things happen from time to time.
Thanks, Lynn (and your daughter!) for your nice comment.
Thank you for the welcome and comment!
Lynn, Congratulations on your win! One of my favorite holiday designs to date. x Brandy
Thanks so much Lynn! Congrats. on your top ten win :) Your work is amazing!
Lynn ! Congrats on your beautiful win in the holiday challenge !
love your holiday design! yay
Congratulations on your win in the holiday card challenge! Your Christmas tree is truly inspired!
Yay Lynn - congrats on your top 10 finish in the Holiday Challenge!!!
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