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
Hi Kim, Thanks for the great feedback on my holiday submission - it's my first time submitting to any challenges so I really appreciate it!
You are most welcome! Thank you always for your super helpful feedback as well:) I know that design is going to be a winner... it's perfect!
Hee hee, didn't you know I am a secret judge?
Thanks for the photo comment! The poll was pretty split which surprised me. So, I thought it was best to find something that might work better. I hope I find the right one! Now I'm reworking a little of the lettering—it never ends!
HI Kim, So fun to get a "win" isn't it. Congrats and as always, thanks for the support.
Congrats on your Win and Picks in the Business Card Challenge Kim!!!!
Halo-Halu Kim! Thank you very, very much for the comment and help. :)
Thank you, Kim! I've got another poll going for the fonts this time. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it too if you have the time (I'm indecisive like that ;)). Thank you again!
Hi Kim! Thanks so much for the help. I made another poll. Thanks in advance.
yeah! soo cute and beautiful profile pic..:)
love your profile pic Kim :)
Thanks Kim. I am so honored and of course proud of myself. I thought of you recently when I actually made a little bear graphic and giggled as I think you and I said a few years ago we'd pretty much stick to typography. And it's still probably true. Lastly, we're neighbors in the wedding catalog. Your design is so cool and it pictures really well too. Fun.
Thanks for your likes, Kim! :-)
:) no problem,my pleasure,love your modern aesthetics.
Thanks so much Kim for your extremely kind words about my Ampersand Marquee wedding suite! Means a lot :) !
Awe, thanks so much Kim. Missed you last week :)
Thanks, Kim! I really appreciate your encouragement all along the way! And I love your recent wins too! :)
Thanks for your sweet comment, Kim! We don't sell wedding in our shop, but I may be able to re-use elements for other things.
Big congratulations for your win and your pick, they are both lovely and so well-deserved!
You are very, very welcome Kim! The design is adorable and deserves big props!!! Wedding is such a difficult category, so you should really savor it! Great job!!!
My pleasure Kim,your work simple & classic. Totally love your style!
Thanks Kim! I did feel that "join us for" seemed a bit redundant. Sure I'll make the changes,it's always good to have an opinion from other people,especially when one has been working on something for so long!
Kim,could you please let me know if Tea works better now...Thanks!
Thankyou so much once again for your prompt feedback on Tea. I really struggled with it.
Thanks Kim for your feedback on my Tea invite, I'm torn between the color choices, ( especially the mint & the blush) I guess I'll just renew the color choices & take the poll again :) Thankyou once again!
Thank you for your sweet comment, Kim and super impressed you noticed ;) Good luck for all the upcoming comps x
Thank you, Kim, for super helpful comments! I just could not get back into the groove of designing, and I was second guessing my color choices. So I REALLY appreciate your help! Here's to hoping that we will get an announcement this week. Your Lovestruck design will do so well, I know it!
You deserve it!
You know, I have to say, you are an amazing lady! A cheerleader, professor, consultant and feet on the ground proponent. You must be an incredible Mom and wife. Plus your designs are darn good. :) Thank you for all your support Kim. Warm regards, Chris
No problem, lady! Good luck to you too!
Congrats Kim on your Valentine win! Truly deserving :)
Thanks so much kim .I hope she liked it too. HAppy new year :)
Congrats on picks! so well deserved!! :)
I actually love all of your bc submissions, but that one is a star :)
Thanks for your help Kim on my entries in the Valentine Challenge :)
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!
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