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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Hi Lea, Just stopping by to thank you with your suggestion to my Japanese Magnolia design. I truly appreciated your feedback, it was really helpful. Thank you ~ Paula :)
Lea, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on my Gilt Medallion entry! I ended up tossing out the save the date text and stuck with a more clean font. Thank you for taking the time to help me with my entry. I sincerely appreciate it! Take care :)
Hey thanks for the like on my mag spread entry. I feel like something isn't right- im not getting the ultra crisp and fresh feel from it. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. If you have any suggestions, I'm open. And hey, I see your new year cards are launched already. They look great. And how frigging adorable is your Extra Cheer card?! It's so awesome. I love it.
Those little nit picks help! Thank you for taking the time to share. And congratulations on your holiday wins!
Congrats on all your holiday wins, Lea!
Sorry, I meant to say, I love your work!
Thank you, Lea on your feedback on my Bold Move save the date card, I appreciate it! I love you work!
Thanks for the feedback about my Walk in The Woods design. I'll give it another got with the leaves at top and work on the type. Thanks for your time and help!
Lea! Thank you for the feedback! It is my very first time us My my own handwritting so I appreciate it. You know I had the date hanging under the swashy line but I thought it looked like I was trying to hard to follow the curve. But I do like the ideas and I will continue to play with it. Thanks so much for taking the time to pay it forward! I really appreciate it.
Thanks for the comment Lea - fingers crossed other people agree! Will I still see you in Nashville in a few weeks?!?
Thank you for the warm welcome, Lea! Love your work! :)
Lea, I was on the call today and wanted to say how great it is that you stood up for your principles. Not easy to do but so honorable. Thanks from all of us.
Hi Lea! THANK YOU so much for your suggestions for my Party with a Purpose design, you are always so helpful! I knew there was something that needed to be tweaked, but I just couldn't my finger on it... I made the changes you suggested and I feel much better about the design. Thank you again!
Thanks Lea for catching that on my hot chocolate design! Greatly appreciated! :)
Thank you so much for your like on my ”Building memories" design. It means a lot to me. Great to see your wonderful photography.
Hi Lea, Thanks so much on your feedback on Painted Gate. I myself was wondering if the lettering was needed, and your comment just confirmed my doubt. So, thank you for that. Hope all is well!
Lea, thank you for the like on my Spaces and Places entry "Cabs in the Rain", much appreciated!
Thanks, Lea!! :) :) :)
I didn't know my design was up for a Louie Award. Thanks!
Hi Lea, Thanks so much for your feedback and input! I did make the changes and entered it in the right challenge this time :) Had my 2 year old on my lap pretending to design... so you can guess why that happened! Thanks again for your help. Glad i got to meet you in the city, even though for a brief time. Best of luck in the challenges!
Lea, thank you so much for your great advise
Hi Lea! THANK YOU for all of your sweet comments on my Record Year submission. I thought the modern was cool, too, but not festive enough. I used the old design with the new design's colors to make it feel a bit lighter. I'm going to work on the layout a bit more and hopefully it will all work. Thank you for your invaluable feedback!
Hi Lea, Wanted to thank you for taking the time to offer key advice on my Stylish Snowflake design. Your ideas made the difference! Much appreciated. : )
Hello,dear friend! Thank you for your wonderful words on Royal Guard and for your never-ending support :) Wishing you the very best for Holiday 2016,have been absolutely loving your designs,with heart eyes! xxx
Lea, You're a genius. Much better on the urn design. Thanks a bunch. So fun to see you in NYC.
Hi Lea, thank you for the like on my Year in Adventures entry, it totally made my day :) Your work is superb! Best of luck in the holiday challenges!
Thank you so much for your kind words! Your work is beautiful. O-H!
Hi Lea! Thanks so much for your like on my holiday challenge submissions! It's very encouraging as you have such lovely work! Thanks :)
OK, so I totally cheated and changed the message. ;) The "Y" on this font is way too much like a "G" and if I alter it, potential customers won't be able to change the message. It's a conundrum for sure. LOL I so appreciate your feedback! PS Congrats on making M!!!! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/608092
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 :)
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