I'm a West Virginia girl who fell in love with design as a high school yearbook geek. After graduating from Ohio University, I spent ten years loving the thrill of daily newspaper design, and I'm now a mom and stationery designer still loving the happy combination of words and ideas on paper and being part of this awesome design community.
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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!
Thanks so much for the feedback Lea! I agree the trees were distracting but the design didn't quite make sense without them so I have toned them down. Again thanks for helping, it is what makes this community so awesome :)
Lea, Thank you sp much for the congratulations on my fabric wins! Somebody pinch me!!
Lea, thank you for the comment! I appreciate the helpful critique! :)
Hi Lea, thanks for the feedback. I have a new poll based on your comments. :)
Hi Lea Thank you very much for your nice comment and for taking the time to offer some great ideas and suggestions! I made some changes and I started a poll if you have the time I was wondering if you could please take a peek and let me know your thoughts.
Thanks Lea for your sweet comment on my Succulent Teacup design,really appreciate it :)
Thanks Lea, You have some really nice work here :)
Thanks, Lea!! :)
awww!! thank you! :)
Thanks, Lea! Congratulations on your recent win and picks!!! I'm super excited and happy for you : )
Hi Lea! Thanks so much for the helpful suggestions...I appreciate it Yes, the top line was leaning to the right and I changed the location so it's not as repetitive. :)
Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely try it!
Thanks for the note Lea! You are too sweet!! I am trying :)
Thanks for your note, Lea! Your comment was how I found out about the challenge winners! ;P
Thanks so much for the like, Lea! Really loving your work :) Best of luck in the challenges!
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Hello Lea! I am just now seeing your comment!!! I has a lot going on these past couple months. I would love to meet some other Minties from Columbus :) My e-mail is email@example.com lets connect!
Hi Lea! Thank you so much for your nice comment and suggestion, you were so right to drop the 'th'! :)
Hi Lea, thank you for your like on my watercolor "Sea Splash". Really love your design work! Monica :)
Thank you Lea for the feedback on my monogram design! I'll definitely change one of letters. :)
Thanks so much for your feedback, Lea! I was wondering on how the 'of' looked to others but your suggestion sounds great!
Thanks so much for your feedback on my "He proposed. She Said yes" invite. I prefer B as well :)
Hi Lea, Thanks for the helpful comment on "Done." I was saving the word "done" for another idea but you were right and I changed it. Thanks again and good luck in this challenge.
Thank you for your compliment on my digital invitation submissions, Lea! I really appreciate it :)
Lea Thank you for all your kind words on my save the date cards. It means a lot :) Really loving your submissions for the digital invitations challenge. Good luck!
Hi Lea! Thank you for your sweet comment, that was so nice to hear! I am so glad the journal turned out well - I guess I should order one for myself. ;) Cheers!
Hi Lea, I just wanted to thank you for all your likes and comments on my work. I especially liked your poem save the date!
Thank you for the nice comments Lea! I like your work a lot, very modern but still pretty to look at. Good luck in all the current challenges :)
Hi Lea! Thanks for your comment. I wasn't sure if anyone would see the connection between the // and the edges of the photo because it's so subtle...glad you got it!
great minds think alike, Lea! :-)
Hi Lea! Thanks so much for your note, the likes, and the kind words about my fabric designs! I was really excited to see that Minted would be printing fabrics so I went a little overboard on the pattern design. :) Hopefully some of those designs get picked up by Minted because I'm excited to see how the patterns will be used for home decor. And good luck to you as well! I can't believe there were over 1,000 submissions to the challenge!
oh, and you are not bonkers - I actually thought the same thing at one point, but figured I was nuts LOL
Thanks, Lea! I did change that date...
Lea, thanks so much for the lovely comment. It really means a lot :)
Thanks so much for your feedback on my poll, Lea - very helpful!
haha, Lea! Thanks! I see you were ready to go, also! :)
Thank you so much for your sweet note Lea! It really made my day!! :)
Hi Lea, thanks for your comment on my letter of thanks design. I have another version of that concept posted: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/217797 Maybe I should just kill this one since it may be too obtuse for the consumer to get. thanks, Carol
Thanks, Lea! has an official announcement been made yet? I missed it. I don't get all the emails anymore and all that jazz for some reason. ; )
Hi Lea, Thank you so much for your sweet message! After all this hard work, you sure made me feel good. Thank you!!!!
Thanks for your comment Lea! I didn't want to erase everyone's funny messages, so I replaced with with another "fun" design ;)
Wow Lea - what an honor and how sweet that it's hanging up in a fellow mintie's home. I hope you enjoy it :) Thanks so much!!
Lea! Oh my, so excited to see that you are also in Columbus! I'd love to meet up with you over a cup of coffee sometime :)
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my jungle totem design!
Hi Lea! Thanks for saying hello! It's nice to know fellow Minties in Columbus. I see you work for the Dispatch. I used to work for Kroger in Westerville in what's known as one of Kroger's regional print center. ROP and in-store circular/tabloid layouts are put together there. I bet we could swap lots of stories...heehee ; )
Wow, thank you for the compliment! You are so sweet. Best of luck to you as well, I especially love your "Arrival Board" entry! Also, I see you're in Columbus - I grew up in Ohio and miss it terribly!
Lea! Oh my gosh thank you so much! With all the holiday travel and bustle I didn't get a chance to thank you for sharing your sweet comments. I had a lot of fun with the biz cards. They were fun little canvases perfect for experimenting. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! Happy New Year!!! :D
What a compliment! Thank you Lea!
Hi Lea. Thanks so much for the comment on my paper cut birthday design. I wasn't too sure about those little hearts either...so that really helped! I removed them and I do like it better now. thanks again!
Hi Lea! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a sweet comment on my "manners" art print design. And good luck on the calendar contest! I didn't get a chance to look through submissions as they were uploaded, but while I was voting, your designs stood out as the kind of calendar I'd like to use..."insta" and "quote me on that" especially.
Hi Lea ! Thank you so much for your sweet note on the forum thread, you are so kind. Let's cross fingers now ;)
Hi, Lea! I suspect there are many designs not being filtered correctly - I've gone ahead and mentioned this on a discussion thread started by Alison at Minted in the Forum, too...hopefully, they'll get to that soon! :)
Lea - congrats on your order!! I just noticed that your design is not listed under "twins & multiples" when you search birth announcements...I would email Minted and have them fix that (you might get even more orders!!!) :)
Thanks, Lea! And congrats on Baby Delaveris! I had been wondering where you were, and it was so nice to see you on the forums and hear your good news. Can't wait to see your little one's birth announcement :)
Yes, always nice to see someone local. I see you work at the Columbus Dispatch. Im at SBC Advertising! Thanks for the compliment on my submissions. You have a great selection as well!!
Lea!!! Big congrats on your Editor's pick!!!
Congrats on your Editor's Pick, Lea! :)
Yay Lea! Congrats on your editor's pick :)
Thanks for the nice feedback on my submissions! You didn't enter anything this time... too busy?
Thanks for your sweet comment on my submission! :)
Thank you so much for your suggestion, does the font better now? Thanks again..
Hi Lea! Thank you so much for the great comment.
Thank you for your suggestion on my "mod monogram" design - I've redone it without a monogram and resubmitted it as "mod collage." If you get a chance, please let me know what you think!
Thanks so very much Lea for the feedback on my design! I am going to play with the type a bit to make it better. Thanks so very much again! I love your design style!
Hi Lea, I did nudge the pic as you suggested and also made the crest a bit smaller. I think both are improvements though crest not quite centered. Darn. I am so glad you like the plaid.
Lea, thanks a lot for your feed back. I'm going to play around with it.
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