Kristen Smith

Kristen Smith. Based in Augusta, GA, US.

  • 128 awards won
  • 318 comments made
  • 17555 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 52
  • 1st place winner 4
  • editor pick 72

About Kristen Smith

Hi, I'm Kristen, a graphic designer who received my degree from UGA and now currently reside in Augusta, GA. I love finding inspiration from my other hobbies, including knitting, sewing, painting, and making jewelry. I am always striving to find new ways to grow and better myself as a designer which is why I love Minted. The design community at Minted has been an amazing tool and resource and I am so thrilled to have a place to share ideas and advice with such talented designers!

favorite designers

  • kelli hall
  • Moglea
  • Snow and Ivy
  • Jennifer Wick
  • Alethea and Ruth

comments

Caroline Szpak on Nov 18 2014
Caroline Szpak
  • Minted Apr 16, 2012
  • 6 Awards
  • 188 Comments made
  • 6783 Votes cast

Thanks so much for designing my holiday cards this year ~ I'm so excited to receive them! We used our wedding photo on "Winter Brush" in gold foil. I can't imagine a more perfect design for us :)

Ana Sharpe on Oct 23 2014
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
  • 11 Awards
  • 235 Comments made
  • 8061 Votes cast

Hi Kristen! Thank you for your like on my "Floral Love" design - I'm a such big fan of your work. Your style is amazing!

Phrosné Ras on Jun 24 2014
Phrosné Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
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incredible work, Kristen :)

Neeta Sawhney on Jul 11 2013
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
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  • 6381 Votes cast

I love the way you design simple yet elegant. It brings a smile to my face.

Monica Schafer on Nov 17 2012
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 46 Awards
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  • 23797 Votes cast

Hi Kristen! Thank you so so much for the great advice on my love & branches save the date. Not sure I am done refining it but I think your suggestions helped a lot. :)

Faiths Designs on Nov 17 2012
Faiths Designs
  • Minted Jun 6, 2012
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  • 2281 Votes cast

Kirsten - Thank you for your really nice comment.

Olivia Raufman on Sep 11 2012
Olivia Raufman
  • Minted Oct 9, 2010
  • 141 Awards
  • 1911 Comments made
  • 57558 Votes cast

Thanks, Kristen! You're so sweet!

Caroline Szpak on Aug 30 2012
Caroline Szpak
  • Minted Apr 16, 2012
  • 6 Awards
  • 188 Comments made
  • 6783 Votes cast

Kristen, Congrats on your art print win. Love those little trees ~ so pretty!

ashley hegarty on Aug 29 2012
ashley hegarty
  • Minted Jan 18, 2012
  • 11 Awards
  • 261 Comments made
  • 7084 Votes cast

NO WAY. What an adorable cat love story. It was fate :)

Sarah Curry on Aug 20 2012
Sarah Curry
  • Minted Oct 12, 2011
  • 56 Awards
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From one night owl to another...thank you for your feedback on my "Merry Occasion" banner. I appreciate it and you were totally right! :)

Caroline Szpak on Aug 03 2012
Caroline Szpak
  • Minted Apr 16, 2012
  • 6 Awards
  • 188 Comments made
  • 6783 Votes cast

Hi Kristen ~ Congrats on the Behind the Scenes article on Style Me Pretty this week! It made me smile to spot that UGA degree on the wall...Go Dawgs!

Monica Schafer on Jul 25 2012
Monica Schafer
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Congrats on your win Kristen! Love all your work. :)

ashley hegarty on Jun 25 2012
ashley hegarty
  • Minted Jan 18, 2012
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  • 7084 Votes cast

Hi Kristen- I just had to tell you, I read your interview from Meet a Mintie and your cat has the best name ever, now you need to get a Penny!

Giselle Zimmerman on Jun 07 2012
Giselle Zimmerman
  • Minted Apr 3, 2010
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  • 17105 Votes cast

Congrats on your win Kirsten ! Tea party is so beautiful !

robin ott design on Mar 28 2012
robin ott design
  • Minted Jun 6, 2010
  • 97 Awards
  • 371 Comments made
  • 10859 Votes cast

Congrats on the Whimsy pick. I adore your Mod Move!!

Carol Fazio on Mar 27 2012
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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  • 22598 Votes cast

congrats on your mod move special pick, kristen - that was one of my favs in the challenge!

Angelene on Mar 11 2012
Angelene
  • Minted Feb 22, 2012
  • 2 Awards
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  • 2292 Votes cast

congrats on your win, your designs are so lovely! love em all! really inspiring :)

Debb W on Mar 10 2012
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 1 Award
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  • 25125 Votes cast

Congratulations on your win for the moving design! So cute and original, just love that you won!

Ana Gonzalez on Mar 09 2012
Ana Gonzalez
  • Minted Jun 11, 2010
  • 35 Awards
  • 3564 Comments made
  • 14035 Votes cast

Congrats on your win! Beautiful design! I always love your interpretations!

Monica Schafer on Feb 03 2012
Monica Schafer
  • Minted Oct 25, 2010
  • 46 Awards
  • 2240 Comments made
  • 23797 Votes cast

Congrats on your win!! Your work is beautiful!

Katie Wahn on Feb 02 2012
Katie Wahn
  • Minted May 12, 2010
  • 36 Awards
  • 674 Comments made
  • 26335 Votes cast

Congrats on your 2nd place win! I bet you missed first by an eighth of a point. That design is to die for!

Mayel on Jan 29 2012
Mayel
  • Minted Oct 28, 2011
  • 2 Awards
  • 71 Comments made
  • 310 Votes cast

wow! you've won so many! you rock! great work!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 15 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 37 Awards
  • 7853 Comments made
  • 32809 Votes cast

Hi, Kristen! Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for your great New Year card - you two make a handsome couple and that Dezy is super adorable (what a great photo!)! And I enjoyed your note to Minties - it was so nice getting to know a little more about the Minted Community this year. Much happiness and continued success to you in 2012!

Debb W on Jan 08 2012
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
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  • 25125 Votes cast

Hi Kris! Happy New Year! Received your card and just love everything about both sides of the design, but I have to admit Dezy takes the prize for most distinguished cat! Purr-fect! ^.^

Susan Asbill on Jan 05 2012
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
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  • 76298 Votes cast

Hello... popping in to say a belated CONGRATS on your collection win. Very well-deserved. Also, thanks for the lovely holiday card. The shimmer stock was perfect for your design. Wishing you all the best in 2012!

Ana Gonzalez on Dec 15 2011
Ana Gonzalez
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  • 14035 Votes cast

I always LOVE your work. So great that it was recognized. Your cards are amazing!!! well deserved!!!!

Melanie Severin on Dec 14 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
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  • 34759 Votes cast

Big congrats on your Collection win, Kristen - your work is gorgeous!!!

Moglea on Dec 14 2011
Moglea
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  • 6899 Votes cast

Hi Kristin! Congrats on your collection win. I seriously LOVE your work!! Basically you are awesome.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 13 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
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  • 32809 Votes cast

Congrats on your own Collection, Kristen! Your line will be a best-seller, I'm sure!

Jennifer Wick on Dec 13 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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  • 16081 Votes cast

Huge congrats on you winning your own wedding line!! I was so hoping they'd select you because your designs are so fabulous!

Alethea and Ruth on Dec 12 2011
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
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  • 9401 Votes cast

congrats on your wedding wins - modern label was a favorite of mine!

Olivia Raufman on Dec 10 2011
Olivia Raufman
  • Minted Oct 9, 2010
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  • 1911 Comments made
  • 57558 Votes cast

Congrats on all your wins!

Britt Clendenen on Oct 31 2011
Britt Clendenen
  • Minted Oct 24, 2011
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  • 1356 Votes cast

I've been exploring the site as a newbie and am in awe of your designs. Such beautiful work!

Elaine Stephenson on Oct 08 2011
Elaine Stephenson
  • Minted Jul 11, 2011
  • 3 Awards
  • 149 Comments made
  • 7624 Votes cast

Hi Kristen! I'm Elaine & I just wanted to say I love your work! I actually graduated in May from UGA's Graphic Design program as well! I especially love your illustrations and sense of color. I'm new to Minted, so any suggestions or tips you have would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Alethea and Ruth on Sep 22 2011
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
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  • 9401 Votes cast

OH my word - what a surprise! totally shocked. thank you for your congrats though. I LOVE your modern 12 days, the illustration is crazy good - i went straight to look at the color-ways and backer, looks so great!

Rosemarie Levy on Sep 17 2011
Rosemarie Levy
  • Minted May 1, 2011
  • 5 Awards
  • 165 Comments made
  • 4634 Votes cast

thank you for your great feedback on the Hanukkah Quilt gift tag. I'm definitely going to make your suggested changes when I am back at my computer. Many thanks!

Simply Shira on Sep 13 2011
Simply Shira
  • Minted Aug 1, 2011
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  • 5026 Votes cast

Kristen...from one Southern girl to another, Big TIME Congrat's on the notebook design challenge wins!!!! Super job! Well deserved!!!!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Sep 13 2011
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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Congratulations on all your wins... so well deserved :D

Snow and Ivy on Aug 21 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 135 Awards
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  • 15776 Votes cast

Thanks for your sweet comment Kristen - it means a lot! I really admire your illustration work, especially your gorgeous floral patterns! You have such an effortless and unique style!! I can definitely say you inspired me to push myself and my own aesthetic in this challenge :)

Crystal Ku on Aug 13 2011
Crystal Ku
  • Minted Feb 19, 2011
  • 85 Comments made
  • 791 Votes cast

Alice told me today that YOU designed my shower invites!!! SO amazing!! I'm so honored...they are simply amazing! :)

Courtnie Johnson on Aug 12 2011
Courtnie Johnson
  • Minted Sep 29, 2010
  • 8 Awards
  • 98 Comments made
  • 4941 Votes cast

Hi Kristen, I'm sitting here just loving your illustrations! You are very talented.

guess what? on Aug 06 2011
guess what?
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  • 16784 Votes cast

Hi Kristen! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my "monolith" design! I think you're an uber talented designer and I love all your work, so you're feedback really means a lot to me! Also wanted to say congratulations on all your wins in the recent challenge. I know you'll have many, many more wins to come - you're work is awesome! Thanks again! :)

Melanie Severin on Aug 03 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
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  • 34759 Votes cast

Big congrats on your wins - loved your submissions!!!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Aug 03 2011
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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Congratulations on all your win! Just beautiful!

Susan Asbill on Aug 03 2011
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
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  • 76298 Votes cast

Congratulations on your wins! Your work is lovely. And I'm sure you would have had 3 wins if you hadn't accidentally deleted the castle design. :)

Jennifer Wick on Aug 03 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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  • 16081 Votes cast

Big congrats to you as all with your two wins! Always gorgeous!!

Alethea and Ruth on Jun 25 2011
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
  • 246 Awards
  • 354 Comments made
  • 9401 Votes cast

serious congrats on the chronicle challenge! all your designs were great!

chocomocacino on Jun 20 2011
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
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  • 17223 Votes cast

congrats.. you r a rock star!! the holiday challenge will be the same!

Laura Hankins on Jun 17 2011
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 92 Awards
  • 1933 Comments made
  • 8207 Votes cast

Congrats on your (multiple) wins!! All of your Chronicle entries were amazing- love your work :) !

Moglea on Jun 17 2011
Moglea
  • Minted Oct 6, 2009
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  • 6899 Votes cast

Yay Kristen! Super excited for you! Your Chronicle book wins were well deserved.

arbor corner studio on Jun 17 2011
arbor corner studio
  • Minted Apr 25, 2011
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  • 2427 Votes cast

Congrats on your wins, Kristen! Awesome work!

Aspacia Kusulas on Jun 16 2011
Aspacia Kusulas
  • Minted Mar 22, 2010
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Congratulations on your wins!! Absolutely love your submissions specially this challenge. Very well deserved. I'm a huge fan! :)

Jennifer Wick on Jun 16 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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  • 16081 Votes cast

Wow, you crushed this competition!! I absolutely love your illustrative style and you deserved all your wins and editor's picks : )

Olivia Raufman on Jun 16 2011
Olivia Raufman
  • Minted Oct 9, 2010
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  • 57558 Votes cast

Congrats on your wins, Kristen!

Edub Graphic Design on Jun 16 2011
Edub Graphic Design
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  • 767 Votes cast

Congrats on your win! I loved that design :)

Smudge Design on Jun 16 2011
Smudge Design
  • Minted Dec 8, 2010
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Congratulations on your win Kristin! A stunning bird illustration and much deserved.

aticnomar on Jun 16 2011
aticnomar
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  • 14199 Votes cast

Hi Kristen! Thank you so much for the great comment.

Melanie Severin on May 25 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
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  • 34759 Votes cast

Just wanted to say that I loved all of your submissions in the Chronicle challenge - absolutely gorgeous work!

everydays a soiree on May 24 2011
everydays a soiree
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  • 67 Comments made
  • 1770 Votes cast

your work is amazing!

arbor corner studio on May 23 2011
arbor corner studio
  • Minted Apr 25, 2011
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  • 2427 Votes cast

Kristen- Your designs are sooo adorable!!! It was good to meet you on Friday, I hope you ladies enjoyed the rest of the night. We need to do more informal get-togethers!

Kimberly Morgan on May 18 2011
Kimberly Morgan
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Thanks so much for your kind words about my Tree of Life design. I so admire your beautiful style and appreciate the encouragement very much!

Kerri Spath on May 10 2011
Kerri Spath
  • Minted Jul 28, 2010
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Kristen, I can not thank you enough for sharing your wealth of knowledge in regards to adding texture. I am right there with you when it comes to books, so much better to reference than searching endlessly online.. it is a nice break away from the computer screen : ) I just ordered a few books including the texture one you suggested, I can not wait to get them!! Thanks again! kerri

Kerri Spath on May 02 2011
Kerri Spath
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Hi Kristen, I started a discussion in the forum looking for help with adding texture to artwork. Your illustrations always have amazing texture.. wondering if you would mind sharing your techniques with us. http://www.minted.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=469&page=1#Item_11 thanks so much!

Larkspur West Paperie on Apr 21 2011
Larkspur West Paperie
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  • 7684 Votes cast

this is so pretty!

Jennifer Wick on Apr 12 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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  • 16081 Votes cast

Hey thanks and congrats to you on your Purple People eater!! I think you've had winning designs every challenge : ) So kuddos to you : )

campbell and co. on Mar 23 2011
campbell and co.
  • Minted Feb 14, 2011
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  • 2174 Votes cast

thank you kristen for the sweet comment on Solid Chocolate Hoilday!! it's editable type (ptf nordic font) x 3 shades of chocolate laid on top, so the best part is it can say whatever message... i would love it for custom one, like a bride/groom's name on a save the date! ;) i loooo-oove your easter flowers w/ bunny card/illo. absolutely adorable!!!

Lea Delaveris on Mar 23 2011
Lea Delaveris
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Kristen, I can't believe you don't have more winners! All your work is awesome!

Sarah Knies on Mar 12 2011
Sarah Knies
  • Minted Aug 10, 2010
  • 38 Comments made
  • 1027 Votes cast

Kristen, I submitted a cross with ribbon card right after yours. They are plenty different, I just felt like a goob when I saw that. I promise I hadn't seen yours when I was designing. Yours is beautiful!

Cheer Up Press on Mar 12 2011
Cheer Up Press
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hi Kristen, Thanks for the note and congrats on your win for "baby cake"! much deserved. love the textures you used.

robin ott design on Feb 23 2011
robin ott design
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Thanks for your comments! I've been meaning to congratulate you on your recent wins. I LOVE your style. Grape Vines is one of my favs :) Best wishes!

Kimberly Morgan on Feb 23 2011
Kimberly Morgan
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Thanks so much for the kind comment. It means a lot!

Alethea and Ruth on Feb 18 2011
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
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  • 9401 Votes cast

congrats on all the business card wins - you had so many great ones!!

Kerri Spath on Feb 17 2011
Kerri Spath
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Congratulations on all of your wins! I LOVE your work, simply gorgeous.

Ana Gonzalez on Feb 17 2011
Ana Gonzalez
  • Minted Jun 11, 2010
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  • 14035 Votes cast

HEY! You killed it on the business card challenge. You had sooo many good ones. Congrats!!!

Jennifer Wick on Feb 17 2011
Jennifer Wick
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  • 16081 Votes cast

Congratulations on two business card wins!!!

Lauren Chism on Feb 07 2011
Lauren Chism
  • Minted Sep 2, 2009
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  • 29156 Votes cast

Love all of your business card submissions. they are great!

cadence paige design on Feb 01 2011
cadence paige design
  • Minted Feb 16, 2010
  • 34 Awards
  • 813 Comments made
  • 10126 Votes cast

You are rockin' it in this Biz Card challenge! Keep up the great work. I always love to see what you create next! :)

Paper and Parcel on Jan 26 2011
Paper and Parcel
  • Minted Apr 16, 2010
  • 21 Awards
  • 336 Comments made
  • 9257 Votes cast

Hi Kristen - I think your designs for the Business Card challenge are great and really stand out.

Sincerely Jackie on Jan 25 2011
Sincerely Jackie
  • Minted Nov 7, 2009
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Hi Kristen! It's a big late (I always seem to be a few challenges behind!) but welcome to Minted!! I've been keeping an eye out for your submissions, they've never failed to impress!!

Waui Design on Jan 21 2011
Waui Design
  • Minted Jun 11, 2008
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hey kristen... thanks so much for the kind words. i loved your save the date and wedding designs. they're all super clean and fresh. nice to have you here :)

Alethea and Ruth on Dec 15 2010
Alethea and Ruth
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your save the date submissions are great kristen - found myself drawn to so many of them!

Ana Gonzalez on Dec 15 2010
Ana Gonzalez
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thanks for your comment. You HAVE to win something in this challenge, your wine bottle and starfish are super cool. Keep up the good work!

Laura Hankins on Dec 13 2010
Laura Hankins
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Absolutely loving your Save the Date entries and your whole illustration style- good luck, I'm sure you'll do really well in this challenge :)

Marabou Design on Nov 13 2010
Marabou Design
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Welcome to Minted kristen! I'm loving your illustrations. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! -Brandy