Kim Dietrich Elam is the "k" in k notes LLC, a wife, mommy, traffic engineer, and lover of Tex-Mex, fine chocolates, palmistry and all things Elvis.
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Hi, there! I am honored that you chose artwork by me to hang in your home. I hope it will make your wall happy! Kim
thanks for the design input!
Haha! No worries! I submitted the letterpress one first and then thought I should add it to the other challenge too ;) 4 submitted and I am done!
Thank you Kim for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated. Cheers -R
Thanks for your continued help, Kim! Appreciate it so much! Don't know what is wrong with me on this design... usually I'm not so indecisive;) Really loving your designs in this challenge...I see a lot of winners!
I've only sold a couple of Vote Santa and Trading Good Cheer but happily my corporate bar chart design from last year is selling well ;) Wishing you good sales too! Good luck with the LOVE design - it really is awesome. That one gave me some serious design-envy ;)
Hi Kim, thanks so much for your lovely comments. I don't work in the design industry so sometimes I get overwhelmed by the amazing designs being submitted. You helped me get some mojo back!
for my love letterpress design.. I was just picking colors on the approved letterpress palette, so i dont have to have anything approved later.. I also think when you overprint the black on top it will read even darker, no? i know nothing about letterpress really..
Hi Kim! Thanks for the suggestion. Sometimes I get overwhelmed trying to see how to improve the designs... So you really helped me a lot.
Thanks again for your comment! :)
And that's how felt the day I got an email that you "liked" my inspiration board which is just hanging around with no feedback or action as far as I can tell. Thanks Kim.
Halu Kim! Thank, thank you so many for the wonderful comment. I love you always. :)
it never occurred to me - but i really like having both parents - seems more 'family' to me - awesome sugg. :)
Thanks for the great suggestions Kim! I'm so lost when it comes to wedding verbiage. I really appreciate the help! :)
Hi Kim! Thank you very much for the comment. You always a supportive person. God bless!
No it is perfect in my opinion. Saw Gravity today too. Makes taking care of kids seem pretty mundane. :)
Thank you for your feedback on my pinata design! It was super helpful, and I really appreciate it! :)
Yay! for another win. :)
Yes! Hehe...fun news to get;)
Congrats on your New Year's Editor's Pick Kim!
when you get the time I have reworked the bee design please http://www.minted.com/design-rating/114645
Yikes. Sorry to harass you Kim. See new meadow. I like. Do you?
Go take a look at "awesome baby." Someone posted I should change wording but I like it as in "sweet baby" "awesome baby" but if I have to explain that's no good. Thanks
Hey Kim, not at all. All ideas are worth sending. So appreciate it.
I've tried that too but now that the entire design is done I'll go back and try both. I think I'll also try A's from other sets but as I recall I did that too but who knows anymore. I do agree an A above would fit better. Stay tuned.
I did try that Kim but the A is so weird with the high cross thing it didn't look right to me. I'm going to try again and thanks for looking out for me.
Thank you for the awesome feedback :) I just can't seem to get the layout right, argh!! :)
That was my plan: to make your day. :)
final tweaking and adjustments hopefully a or b http://www.minted.com/design-rating/114179
just a suggestion with the end of the a and the heart join them together and see the magic signifying circle of life.
Here are the final changes and by the way thank you very much for the support. Nice to be in such a great design community. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/113993
Here is another poll thanks for your input http://www.minted.com/design-rating/113841
Just wanted to say thank you for the comments. I appreciate your time and effort.
Another well deserved pick! Congrats!
Hey Kim! Thank you so much for the comment about my Christmas Cards!! Really appreciate you taking the time to write me a sweet message. Thanks again!
Thank you so much, Kim!!! I can't believe it!!
you weren't wrong, that sounded perfectly logical to me! I think I might post the shorter names for submission though to keep things balanced. thanks always for your help and support!!
thanks for the comment on the love weathervane design! I did try it with the ampersand but wasn't a fan. I will post on my page and you can check out if you have a minute. thanks, kim!!
Thank you for your comment... I changed the date. Good catch!
Kim, thanks for your comment on a real ring. Def futura is a go-to font, but I am trying to branch out some! I'll keep poking though. Wanted something that had a little bit of meat to it.
Thanks so much, Kim!
Love the new profile pic! Nice to see the "current" you :)
Hi Kim, I love your new profile photo, it is good to see you all grown up. Cheers, Robin
Ooh, that can be one of your alternate colorways ;)
Thanks very much Kim for the comment.
Thanks for the really nice comment Kim.
Thanks for your suggestion, Kim, I like it better this way, too :).
aaw thanks Kim.
congrats Kim, so happpy for you you deserve it.
Congrats Kim on the corporate win! Way to go. Chris
Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my butterflies. And congrats on your critique prize!
Thank you for the sweet comment, Kim!
Hi Kim congrats on your critique prize :)
Thanks for the comment Kim. It wasn't clearly outlined as needing text so I figured I'd bend the "rules" a bit and see what happens. That's how I roll, man.
Congrats on the critique prize! Your insights are always helpful, and the award is well deserved! :)
Thanks Kim on the glitter tip. I am headed to Michaels now to get some cardstock. I appreciate your offer but that would be kinda cheating. :)
Hi Kim, thank you for your comments on my Year of the Horse card design, they are helpful. I did make some refinements to help all the type have more breathing room. Have a lovely Sunday, warmest wishes, Robin
I need to get in and spend more time on here -- it's been so busy at work I haven't had much time lately, but I hope to get more involved in the feedback - it's so fun i just love it :)
nah - I'm just loaded on caffeine ;)
You usually beat me ;) And you have the best advice! You have always helped me so much!!
Kim, I finally joined facebook and was looking for the designer group. I couldn't see it. Is there something special I need to look for?
Thanks, Kim. Totally bummed about the seasonal stamps design.....I really thought that I updated my entry to the full bleed for voting! Thanks again for the suggestion!
I edited my Holiday Submission based on your input to simplify it. I'd really love to know what you think. Thanks so much for the input, it really inspired me to keep at it. :)
Again thanks so much for the congrats! i was so excited.
Thanks Kim! Your positive input means so much to me. :)
Thank you Kim! Yes I was deliberately going for an unrealistic ('artsy' if you will) illustration. But it wouldn't hurt to have it inside. Thanks for your input, I really do appreciate it.x
Hi Kim - Please let me know if you think this text looks better? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/94591 thanks so much Kim!
thanks Kim that's great advise.
Thanks so much Kim! :)
I am truly appreciative of the comments you have made.i was't notice that , thanks
Made type smaller, hopefully it is what you were referring to. I am truly appreciative of the comments you have made.
Thank you for your comment Kim, it is very much appreciated.
thanks kim. great idea!
Yes, the version submitted, sorry I wasn't very clear! Gold text on white :)
You're welcome, Kim! I'm really liking your holiday submission so far! =)
Kim, you know what's so funny? I didn't even recognize the font until I saw it in the description! It's just a great, clean design- I think you have a winner on your hands. :)
Thanks for your always supporting words! I should get my butt moving and start my mini business. Thinking of a name is killing me! At least my little portfolio is building thanks to Minted. Would have loved an EP but when I went through the submissions after the wins I thought there were others that deserved picks!
thank you :)
Wish there was a more direct email way of communicating. :) anyway love the the whole thing.
Kim, thanks again for all your help and support in this challenge. It is people like you that make this Minted community special. Chris
Thanks Kim for all your help. I like the bubble and am sticking with it. Did make some minor tweaks and now leaving you alone. :)
Sorry to bug but here is one more try.
Hi Kim, I did a version with the speech balloon. It is an image on my entry page. Can you tell me what you think? Thank you!!
You are sooooo sweet kim ! Thank you for the sweet comments, and congrats to you too ;)
congrats kim! wohooo! yeheyyyy..:)
You are very kind.
Ah Kim, thanks for your fun thoughts. I am willing to try anything to get a chance at a win, but not sure that will happen. :)
sorry here is the link
Hi Kim, I made the suggestions you recommended. Let me know your thoughts if you have a chance. Congrats on your kids greeting card win!
Thanks so much for the feedback Kim on my Rock Star design. I am looking at it and you are so spot on. I will change tonight. Really appreciate your comments.
Thanks, Kim:) I really like the new version... the little string tied to the wreath was a great way to give it more visual interest while still keeping the minimalist feel. Your work is so great! Good luck!
Hi Kim. Yep, as soon as I clicked submit I noticed the new version! I think the design would like great in a few different colorways. I just love the red. Not because it is a traditional holiday color, but it just really works well with this design. :-)
Thank you Kim, for thinking of me during the birthday challenge! Sadly, I have run out of time these days, but have a few ideas I hope to contribute next time. I always appreciate your support for the whole Minted community :) Plus, I think we share a bit of a minimalist aesthetic!
Thanks for your compliment on my Laser Tag invite. I'm anxious to see the winners list from that group. I don't always have a lot of time to participate in these challenges but I wish I could do it full time. If I could guarantee it would pay the bills I'd be all for it! You seem to have a lot of your designs picked as winners - congrats! Do you also maintain a separate business of you own?
We should start a meet-up group for any Cincy minted designers.
Hey Kim. Sorry to bug you again. Are you able to take a look at my newer decor submission and tell me which one you'd prefer. The one displaying or the one at the bottom in blue. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/90531
Thank you for always helping! :) I've made a couple of changes and I think the polka dots work better but just need your help again. If you have time here it is http://www.minted.com/design-rating/90498 .
Thanks Kim!! Haha, I know the feeling about websites--I really need to update mine too. Best of luck to you too in the upcoming challenges!
Hey Kim! So so sorry its taken me so long to respond! I have a new baby, and she's pretty much my excuse for being flaky with just about everything right now... Haha, she's my story and i'm sticking to it! ;-) Thanks so so much for your very kind comments!!! And cool to hear you like the black and white stuff. Sometimes that really does works best for me cuz it's more graphic, and it translates best to print when I put my images on anything... The compliments mean a lot too coming from you by the way--your work is great!!! And I'm in awe of how prolific you are too! (I checked out your website as well!) I especially loved your "dot the joy with holly" design here recently, and I really hope it wins something! Thanks so much for wishing me luck--I'm sure I will need it haha. Keep up the good work! :)
Thanks for the sweet comment on the Country party decor -- I did it with my sister in mind, who is very country and into horses, but i'm starting to think i might play with it for my daughter's bday in sept too :) yee-haw!
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