I'm Lea, and what you're looking at here is clean design from a messy desk. Before my life as a wife, mom and stationery designer, I spent 10 years in newspaper design. My work tends to be sweet and simple, and I love when I can throw in a spark of personality or humor. I also love the creative outlet and community that Minted is, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.
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Thanks so much for your feedback Lea, I appreciate your insight! You have some amazing work! Best of luck to you!
Thank you so much Lea!
Hi Lea! Thanks for liking my designs! You have some awesome entries for this challenge. I really like your Happy Ho Ho Ho design. Best of luck! :)
Hey, thanks for your suggestion on folksy. It's a re-entry from last year, slightly updated, but the font switch is an improvement i think, good call. .thank-you!!
Lea! You just made my day, thank you so much! I started looking through entries just now and was feeling a little deflated about mine, but your comment put a huge smile on my face. THANK YOU!
Hi Lea, Thanks so much for always weighing in when I need an opinion. Once I get yours I pretty much know what direction I want to take. You're the best. Can't wait to see you at NSS!
Thank you so much Lea for your amazingly constructive words on my Festive Spirits design,really opened up my brain... I'm just enjoying creating patterns now so going overboard with the idea,haha! You have some amazing entries friend! Good luck!
Ugh, thanks Lea! :) Frankly, when I spend this much time agonizing over a design it never ends well, so I'm just leaving it be for now!
Hi Lea thank you very much for your helpful advice:) I made a change and started a poll I would love to hear your thoughts if you get a chance to take a peek.
Haha anytime, friend! Always love your work!
You are very welcome, Lea, it's a great classic design!
thank you for the like! I'm wondering if I should just get rid of the date completely? I was trying to do a little something different than just a basic border. I like when a date is incorporated into a design but maybe I should just let it go? I would love your opinion on this if you could please spare another minute?!
Thanks so much for the feedback Lea! I've been stuck on the fonts all day. I'll definitely try your suggestions - I really appreciate your taking the time to comment :)
Thank you so much for your comments on my Jolly Border design! I was sure people would think I'm crazy for settling on that bright, bright yellow but I'm glad at someone else liked it too! :-)
Hi Lea! Thank you so much for your constructive comment on my design "little christmas words" I made some of the changes you suggested and would love to know if you have anymore critiques!
Thanks so much for the feedback :)
Thanks for your suggestion, Lea - I have tried white on red, but didn't love it. I've added it to the comments. Thanks, again!
Hi Lea, Thank you so much for that advice on the "Gift of Faith" - it really pulls everything together. All the best in the challenge:)
Hi Lea - thanks for taking the time to leave me feedback on my Three Kings design! I've taken the advice and moved the design to a non-foil submission instead. :)
I'm so glad you went with the foil! It is truly stunning. Good luck in this challenge and in all the holiday craziness to come! :)
Hi Leah thank you for the like! :)
Thanks Leah for the help with "Fairy Dust!" Definitely needed it as I have been staring at it for too long! :)
Thanks for your sweet comments Leah. Will miss seeing you at NSS this year! xo
Thanks, Lea! I'm so looking forward to meeting you in a few months :)
Thanks for always giving such great suggestions!
Thank you so much Lea for your sweet comment and taking the time with your helpful suggestion!
Thank you for your comment on my umbrellas submission, it was helpful
Lea, thank you so much for your comment on my mid mod Crib design! I changed my font so it wouldn't look so similar to other entries! I really just want my crib illustration to be the focus, so hopefully now it will be! thank you :)
Hey! Thanks for the suggestions on my math print. I switched things up and no, it's not too cheeseball to say Rules! ;)
Aw, thank you so much, Lea!! :)
LOL!!!!! I hear that!!! :)
Thank you so much for the help Lea! <3
Wow you have been busy!!! I feel so badly I hadn't had time to participate in the feedback lately and I'm just seeing most of the designs now and you have so many great entries!
L is for Lea AND Laverne! Ha, ha, thanks for stopping by and voting! Appreciate it, Lea!
Hey Lea thank you so very much for all your help. I really appreciate it. I took your advice & moved the little bow up in my Small Packages design & I think it looks so much better. Although I still think the top portion looks too empty so I stuck with the heart,just going with my gut & taking a risk ;)
Hi Lea, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my Origins design and comment and like! Means so much to me! Good luck in the challenge!
Thanks so much for your nice comment Lea!! Best of luck in the new year :)
Hi Lea, thanks for your feedback on my poll! what do you think line spacing/size of pic? You think B is best on all accounts? My eye is telling me that the wider spacing of each line in A looks better, so your thoughts are appreciated :-)
Hi Lea Thank you very much for your comments and great suggestions! I will give them all a try :)
Thanks so much for the photo suggestion! I think it works really well for my design. :)
Lea perfect idea on the border. I am changing now. Thanks so much! Have a great holiday.
Lea, thank you for your comment on my design! I haven't had much time to try to fix it, that deadline snuck up on me!
Thank you so much for the like Lea! Your designs are awesome.
Lea, you're so sweet... thank you for your comment on my "NYC style" wedding invite, it means a lot. You have beautiful submissions. Best of luck!
Thanks so much Lea! I'm excited!!!
Thanks so much for the kind compliment on Understated Elegance, Lea!
Thank you, Buddy!!! :) I appreciate the sweet comments!! :)
Thank you so much for the nice comment Lea!!
Hi Lea, I changed the font. Let me know what you think if you have a chance. Again thanks so much. :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/460764
Lea thanks for the great feedback on my Chantilly Veil design. I am working on a better font. You are so right. :)
Hi Lea! Thank you so much for your message (just found it - I don't have the hang of minted yet!) Great to know that there are other West Virginians here! Beautiful work and congrats on all of your awards :)
Thank you so much for your kind words Lea! I truly appreciate it as it's my first award and I'm ecstatic! Congrats on your award as well keep up the great work! :)
bahaha!!! your comment totally cracked me up! :D xx
Thank you for the feedback Lea! Hysterical. I have lots of old school rap songs going through my head at the moment. So glad to get a second set of eyes on it!!!
Thank you for the helpful comment Lea! I changed it, though not sure I made it any better lol -- feeling so font uninspired at the moment ;)
Thanks for the catch Lea! I stared and fussed with the design for so long, I didn't see what was right in front of my face!
Hi Lea! Thank you so much for your feedback! I've started a poll on "A Modern Love" for different color options since the pink background seem to be too light for the white text. I would love your participation in the poll! Thank you again, Lea!
Also, I have a poll with new photo choices and would love your opinion if you have a sec: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/436313. Thanks again!
lol Lea - thanks for pointing that illusion out on my save the date! I was cracking up once I saw it and will see what I can do to fix it :)
Omg Lea! Thank you and you are hilarious!
Thanks so much for your comment on First Comes Love. I'm new at design, really just a photographer looking to do some giftable items for my clients, so I appreciate your keener eye.
Thank you so much!
Hi Lea Thank you very much for the really nice comment..and for the great suggestion. I struggled with adding the name... I will work on the design again and maybe start a poll. I really appreciate your advice thanks again:)
Hey there! Thank you so much for your sweet note. I always love your designs! Hope you had a great weekend :)
Thanks Lea! I'm excited to be here :) I was a yearbook geek in high school too ;) Love your "New Slant" entry. Good luck!
Thank you so much for your comment, Lea!
Thanks so much, Lea! :)
Thanks, buddy! :) A nice surprise! I wasn't expecting these to be announced!
Thank you for the likes, Lea, they always mean so much! Best of luck in the challenges!
You made my night sweeter with that note on my Embellished Frame design :) xx
Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Lea! You've got some awesome designs in this challenge!
Thank you so much for your comment, Lea! Really nice of you to do so. Best of luck to you, too! :)
Ha, and it makes me sing the Replacements song!
Aww, thanks, Lea! :)
Lea, thanks so much for the kinds words on my Nordic Monogram. It was so nice to meet you in NYC and it's always more special when someone we've met likes our work. So thoughtful. Hope to see you next year too Lea.
Hi Lea! Thank you very much for the help.
I hope it was helpful, Lea! Now I'm humming it in my head... and laughing! :D
Thanks so much for the helpful feedback Lea! I had tried it out with the same font and wasn't sure if it was too plain for the holiday greeting. I've updated it with the same font again and hopefully that ties in better with the design.
Lea- That is the WORST!! I have totally had that happen to me before. Please go ahead with your design :) I know you didn't copy, and your take on the layout is probably better than mine!!
two digits is awesome!!!! it's slow going these days... love your moving announcement!
Congrats Lea!!!! Great work.
Thanks so much, Lea! Yes- finally 100...I feel like picks have gotten so far and few between I have creeping, ever so slowly toward the three digits. Congrats on your win as well! xox
HI, thanks so much for the sweet compliment and note! Funny you bring that up... I am super conflicted on what to do because I would have thought 'Christmastime' myself, but the actual Silver Bells lyrics show 'Christmas Time' as two words. Do you think it looks super goofy as two? Thanks so much for your help!
Ugh, typing on my phone, I was typing "for the compliment" :)
Thank you fo, Lea! I have been less than confident with this one! :)
Thanks so much for your comment on my Ripped design, Lea!
You're so sweet, Lea! Thank you for leaving such a nice note. This is my first holiday challenge so the whole process has been pretty overwhelming. Best of luck to you...love your entries as well!
Thanks so much for your nice comment, Lea!!! :)
Oops - *your
Lea!! You're sweet comment made my day :-)
Leah! Just wanted to thank you for saving one of my designs from the wrong challenge. Great catch! : )
Thank you for the help with my poll!! :)
Hi Lea thank you very much for your great suggestion. I will give it a try!
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