Hi! My name is Lori, and I'm the graphic designer behind "guess what?". I've always loved drawing and all things creative, and I've been making cards for friends and family since I was a little girl. Art + design have always been a part of my life, and I feel so blessed to be able to share a small part of that with you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit :)
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Take care! Lori
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Hi! Thank you so much for giving my artwork a happy new home! I'm absolutely thrilled and honored, and I hope it brings you much joy! Cheers, Lori
Thank you so much, Lori! I loved your entries, too. I hope you are contacted soon for file requests ;) xo
Thank you so much Lori! It really means a lot. I appreciate it very much :3
Thank you so much for your comment Lori! I like your work a lot. Good luck with your recent submissions.
How did Monsieur not be #1? It was amazing!! I am seriously shocked. Congrats on your wins! - I sooo love your work. :)
Congratulations Lori ! I don't know how you do it, to bring such lovely work to table over and over again. Thanks for being such an inspiration ;)
Thanks so much for your comment on my snapdragon submission! It means so much coming from you! I love printmaking and hope they will love it too! Good luck with your entries too! They are always winners!!
Thanks Lori SO much for your comments on my art submission! I'm enjoying the exploration and hoping that the fun turns into a win or two. I admire your work very much, so your support and comments mean a lot to me. Thanks!
thanks again, Lori, and not to worry! the important thing was that I listened to your input before the deadline ended! I like the changes, too! good luck with everything you're working on!
Hi Lori, thanks for your comments on my big day! design. I think that was the right way to go. If you have a minute, check it out: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/88673 thanks so much, xo Carol
Lori, thanks for the very sweet note. I so appreciate your kind words.
Lori, thank you so much for the nice feedback. Coming from you I am humbled as I think you are the best of the best.
Thank you so much for your sweet comment - I can't wait to see your children's submissions -- I always look forward to seeing your work, it's always so fun and perfect :)
Lori, thank you for your sweet comment.
Thank you so much for the sweet note on Peace on Earth - it makes my year that you like it!! I just love your work :)
By the way, my good friend Sarah Curry might come out to visit sometime this summer (maybe to check out/help me out with the Hale'iwa Arts Festival? I think she said she mentioned it to you at one point), so if that happens maybe we should make a little mini meet-up! :)
Hey thanks Lori! So fun to hear from another designer here on Oahu! Love your work--especially your "dream big " art print!! :)
You're so sweet, Lori! Thanks back at ya! :)
Lori, thank you so much! I was thinking about you just last week- I was visiting Honolulu for the first time, and I remembered reading that you lived there. How can you stand it, being surrounded by so much beauty all the time?! I want to go back right this instant!
thank you Lori! always a total pleasure to see your comment in there!
Hi Lori, no worries. Wish there was a way to chat back and forth that was more direct. Congrats on your party win! I am looking forward to seeing the baby winners. I am sure you will be one. Absolutely love your work!!!! Chris
Thanks Lori ! Congrats to you 2 !
Hi lori! It's very sweet and humbling to receive my very first comment coming from you! I'm always in love with your designs :)
aaah thanks Lori... such a comliment.
Thank you Lori - it always puts a smile to my face when i see you left me a comment :) x
Hi Lori, I just uploaded a version of baby train in white on kraft. Could you tell me what you think? Thanks so much! Chris Griffith
hi lori, thanks so much for your congrats...big congrats to you too...love your designs :) cheers!
Thank you so much for the sweet note, Lori - it means so much to me! I love your work so much - I always look forward to seeing your submissions - they're amazing :)
thanks so much for the nice comments on some of my designs. I'm pretty new here...it seems like a great community. i love your work!
Thanks you, Lori. You always make my day!
Thanks for your comments on my designs, Lori! You are always so positive and supportive!
Thanks so much Lori! You really helped there!
Hi Lori! Thank you so much for your advise! I made some color changes and added some strokes and they look fine now (printed at 100%). really appreciate your time to advise! Phrosné (let me know wht you think if you have a momentx) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/77576
Hi Lori - Thanks for the nice comment :)
And! I should add that I know I've said this before, but I was particularly taken by the recent work from your collection I was enjoying yesterday :)
Hi Lori! I was just looking at all your fantastic work and wanted to say hello. You've got such a beautiful sensitivity to great typographic combinations and color mixes and on top of that are quite the illustrator! I didn't want to leave without letting you know that you are inspiring :)
Hi Lori! I just wanted to drop by and say thanks for "liking" my "Dotty Frame" save the date design. I am always so flattered and pleasantly surprised when other designers like my work, and all the more so when it's a designer who I admire so much! Your work is really lovely.
Thank you so much for your lovely words, Lori. Hope We will get a chance to meet someday!
Lori your so welcome I'm glad you like it.. It's great getting to know you as well I'm glad we all have such great group of friends here.. can't wait to see everyone elses cards : ) hope your holiday was great..
Lori, Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you like my sketches. I am really touched!
lori.. thank u for your comment.. didnt expect it at all.. always love your lovely and tender work.. plus, you are such a beautiful, gorgeous woman.. ^.^ love ur prof pic a lot!!
Hi Lori - did you submit in the wedding challenge? ;) phrosné
Hey Lori! I don't know if you saw the note I left on my Kraft Florals design, but I wanted to make sure to thank you directly for your advice on the non-script "and." It was a small edit that made a huge difference (at least for me :)). Thanks again for being such a sweetheart! :)
Hi Lori thanks so much for your encouraging comment on my Simple Sea Breeze design. It really is a compliment, I admire your work so much! Take care, Phrosné
Lori! Thank you so much for your sweet note and big congratulations to you as well! You have been such a great source of encouragement ever since I found Minted and I have appreciated it so much. I of course adore your work and hope we get to meet someday at a Minted event!! xoxo
Thank you so much for your comment on "Celebrate Love" Lori! It means so much to hear from an awesome designer like yourself! Hopefully we'll get to see some of your awesomeness brought to the current wedding challenge! :)
Thank your Lori for your sweet comment on "Frolic" :) I love all your designs - your illustrations have a great feel to them, plus and I'm rooting for your "Double Happiness Seal"!!
Hi Lori! Just wanted to say that I love your new profile pic and your gorgeous new website!! It makes me want to redesign my website, but I can't stomach the thought right now... too much work. I hope you are doing well - Take care!
Thanks so much for your note Lori, I really appreciate it; especially as I'm so new. It's so lovely to be supported&welcomed from the word go! argh, love this place! Good luck with your lovely designs!
Lori, you made my day with such a nice comment!
Thank you! I am sure a bunch of wins are coming your way shortly, you are such a great designer! have a nice Sunday! Maria
Hi Lori, thanks so much for your very sweet note! You are so talented and I always love and look forward to everything you submit. You are an inspiration and your encouraging words were one of the reasons why I stuck around here. I am glad I did and I feel like I improve and find my voice with each challenge. Stay inspired!! Oh, and I hate getting my photo taken too and I'm married to a photographer!
Oh, and I love your new photo! :-)
Awwwe, thank you Lori!! It means so much to me that you like my designs cause you're one of my minted idols! Like Geekink, everything you submit is just always amazing and a sure '5'! :-) Your site looks really great and I hope you make some extra $$ with the links. You actually make more commission through the links than with your regular minted commission, isn't that crazy?? Anyways, I'm so happy that I found minted last year and got to know a bunch of sweet and talented people like you! Good luck with all the (hopefully) upcoming announcements, I'm sure you'll be swamped with file requests :-))
like you new photo, Lori!
Thanks for the sweet note! I love your work!
Thanks for your comments on "Toasty Warm" Lori! Always appreciate your feedback. Great entries from you as always!
Awww, you're so sweet, Lori - thanks for your nice comments! I hope you're right (about some awards)!!! Your entries are fabulous, as always! :)
Hi Lori! Thanks so much for your comment on "Giving"! And I'm sure if you did a design with a wood grain background it would be fantastic!
Hi, Lori! Just wanted to thank you for your recent comments on my invitation designs - your approval is reassuring!! :)
Hi lori...thanks for your feedback on my fun in mosnterland...it feels really great when someone as talented as you gives feedback to improve my work... :) btw made the changes and uploaded as main files as i wasnt able to attach files as options...it would be great if you can take out some time and review it...thanks again..
Lori, I am so excited for your people magazine feature. Such an awesome design and designer! Yay!
Hi Lori! Thank you for your nice comment about my "Three Sheets" design! It means a lot coming from such a talented designer. I just checked out your portfolio and your work is amazing! I especially love the Donut design. Just wanted to thank you and introduce myself. This is my first time entering a contest on here, and I've been having a lot of fun so far :)
Hey, Lori - congrats on the People magazine mention (Donut Miss the Party!). That is so cool! :)
Hi Lori! Sorry for the delay in response. Thank you for the kind words on my profile pic illustration. Glad it scored your approval :) I have to say that your "Donut Miss the Party" invite is still one of the best I've seen in a while. It makes me smile each time I see it hahah
Thank you for your nice comment!!I really admire your work! It is beautiful.
Lori, I was so blown away by your incredibly generous and sweet comment! Means the world ti me! You are so talented but always there for a nudge and a kind word of encouragement. It's really helped me grow this year more than you know. So thankful to have met you and this dedicated community. You have so many incredible designs in this challenge, I know they are all winners!
Lori, you have so many fabulous designs in the holiday challenge. I have loved seeing them all, adore your work and want to wish you lots of luck! :)
Lori, you are so incredibly sweet. I love, love, love your gorgeous work and I am so happy to see you are back as well. It was so hard being away, but I am so glad to be back in the community and have such awesome designer friends (like you) to connect and chat with again. I hope our paths cross someday and we can finally meet face to face. XOXO
Hi Lori - I edited my "Starlight" design and would love your feedback if you have time. Thanks...always appreciated! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/63046
Thank you for the congrats Lori and right back atcha! I've been trying to avoid going through all of the holiday entries so as not to get stressed lol, but I can't wait to see all of your submissions and if "elegant joy" is any indication, you are going to have some fabulous entries :)
Thank you so much for the note! Congrats on your wins too - I love ALL of your work so much!!! :)
Thanks for your sweet note! 2 for 2 - you are amazing, Lori. Congrats!
Thank you Lori!!! Congrats on your win as well!! I'm so happy to be apart of such a wonderful group of designers!!
thank youuuu lori! =) It was exciting seeing my "perfect match" design listed when I opened my email this morning :D totally love you design style by the way, you minties are so inspiring! love it! <3
lori, thank you so much... didn't expect it at all.. I'm in a bit shocked now.. :) congrats on ur many picks as well... and I still remember ur words for me during this 'cheers' challenge.. Glad that your words are correct!! =D.. Love ur holiday 'joy' design. One of my fav!!!
Thank you for the super sweet comment!! You're one of the nicest and most helpful Minties! xoxo
Congrats Lori ! Well deserved win !
Hi Lori! Thanks so much for your sweet note. Ditto on all points for you! :o) And best of luck in the holiday challenge - you have some fabulous designs!
Thank you for the kind words, Lori! What a lovely compliment coming from someone so talented! I always look forward to seeing what you create; your designs have such great variety and are always so polished!
Thanks for your sweet note, Lori - coming from such a great designer, I am so flattered! I love all of your entries - they all look like winners to me...
Thanks Lori, I appreciate it -- especially from you! Your Saturday in the Park design is one of my first favorites!
Lori thanks for ur sweet comments! COngrats on ur wins too.. with the delightful donuts! Can't wait for ur stork also.. :D they will certainly get some winner spot! Can't wait for more of ur lovely submissions...
Thank you so much, Lori! I really appreciate it -- and I so love your work!
Lori, you are too sweet and made my day! The feeling is mutual, I always look forward to seeing your entries, you always take a fresh approach and I appreciate your thoughtful comments and encouragement. I am such a fan of your work so it means a lot. Mintie pals are great! :)
Thanks so much for your nice compliment on my orange tree branches design. So nice coming from you.... I love your work! :)
Lori.. ohh ur too nice.. :D thank for your sweet comments.. apprecate it very much and made me smile! well finger cross since we can never predict minted! For rite now happy enough with the minties likes and comments.. I always love ur submissions too.. They always have a special feeling, just like a Hawaiian!!
Hi Lori, Thank you for your kind words on my recent engagement party invitation! I appreciate you taking some time to share your thoughts :)
Oh, you are so sweet for leaving that message. I always looks look forward to your designs. You have impecable taste. Good luck!!
Thanks for your nice note on my In Love design today, Lori - made me smile!
Awww - thanks for your super sweet note, Lori! I really appreciate you taking the time to give me a pep talk - who doesn't need one?! Your work is so awesome - I feel honored to have any wins among this great community! :)
Thanks for welcoming me to Minted, Lori! I'm not sure yet if my design style will fit in here, but I am going to give it a try. I am glad my comment on your t-shirt design was helpful to you. Thanks again!
Lore, thank you for the kind words on my baby shower invite. Your designs are amazing :)
Thank you Lori, your compliment means a great deal to me coming from such an talented designer.. your submissions are always spectacular. I wish that I was submitting more than just commenting, I have an 11 week old preemie who takes up most of my time these days.. a lot of time spent sitting feeding her with my ipad in hand b/c I am so addicted to minted. I just love seeing all the designs come in. I hope to get to where you are some day : )
Lori - thanks for your feedback!! Don't worry about "making it difficult" on me - I wish every challenge, I would have to worry about what the 26 "likes" will think about my revisions!!! ;)
I meant feedback on it from others before the deadline - I wasn't trying to pressure you to comment! Sorry about how that sounded...
Hi, Lori! Thanks so much for your comment and suggestion on my Droplet design. I have uploaded a new version incorporating your heart suggestion...if you have a minute, please let me know if my execution of your suggestion is an improvement over my previous version. I am nervous about changing something that so many have "liked" already - I hope I get feedback on it before the deadline! I think I am liking the heart...thanks, again! :)
Thanks so much for the fun comment you left on riding hood. I'm so over the princess thing. :) Loooove your work!
Thanks for spoiling me with all of your sweet comments yesterday!! It's nice to have you back - I miss your kind presence here! : )
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me that you took the time to read the story of my ballerina paintings. You do amazing work so I am honored that you like them - Thanks so much :)
oh uh.. and congrats on ur win!
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