Leslie Ann Jones

Leslie Ann Jones. Based in Brandon, MS, US.

  • 23 awards won
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About Leslie Ann Jones

Leslie Ann is just a regular girl who tries to keep all her plates spinning at the same time. Between freelance writing, stationery designing, and keeping up with her two little girls, she stays pretty busy. She's always had a thing for pretty paper and believes there's nothing quite like opening your mailbox to find a perfectly designed piece of stationery or a handwritten note.

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Ann Gardner on May 08 2014
Ann Gardner
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You're welcome, Leslie! Sometimes it gets crazy with so many submissions, but if you ever want my 2 cents, let me know.

Jessica Williams on May 07 2014
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Thank you so much Leslie for your sweet comments! I appreciate your feedback!

Neeta Sawhney on May 05 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks Leslie for the comment on the poll all the best for the challenges

Anupama on Aug 02 2013
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congrats Leslie on all your picks :)

Olivia Raufman on Jun 25 2013
Olivia Raufman
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Thank you, Leslie! Hoping this is a great year for all of us!

Stacey Meacham on Jun 25 2013
Stacey Meacham
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Thanks so much Leslie! You're so sweet.

April on Jun 16 2013
April
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Thanks so much for your feedback! I truly appreciate it. I edited my Holiday submission based on your advice to simplify it, and I'd really like to know what you think. Thanks again! Your feedback inspired me to keep at it, especially because you yourself are a great designer.

Stacey Montgomery on Apr 05 2013
Stacey Montgomery
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Hi Leslie. Thank you again for your feedback regarding my supergirl submission. I made some changes and if you have a moment, please check it out. I ended up using one font that is not on Minted's font list, so I realize that that could become an issue if my design is selected. Thank you.

Stacey Montgomery on Apr 04 2013
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Hi Leslie. No, your critique was not harsh. It was right on point. I need to get that type of honest feedback from other designers. I do struggle with typography and your feedback confirms that I really need to continue to try to improve it. I appreciate it!

Rebecca Bowen on Apr 01 2013
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thank you so so so much. it means so much to me!

Rebecca Bowen on Apr 01 2013
Rebecca Bowen
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Wow, I'm surprised you figured it out, but at least I know I'm not going crazy;)

Lori Wemple on Mar 12 2013
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Thank you so much for your feedback and sweet comments Leslie - My eyes literally hurt from looking at this so long! Thank you!! X - Lori :)

Stacey Meacham on Feb 20 2013
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Hi Leslie, thanks for your comments on special someone. The misspelled word is supposed to be confidante (which is also misspelled so thanks for pointing it out.

Madeline on Nov 26 2012
Madeline
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Hi Leslie! Thanks for your comment on my "Houndstooth Heart" design - can we pretend that that's what I was going for all along? =P Your work is beautiful, by the way!

Jennifer Wick on Nov 26 2012
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Hey Leslie! Thank you so much, I truly love your design and think (hope) it is a solid top 20 win! I think full bleed photo designs are the most challenging designs and you made that one sing! Best wishes in this challenge and God bless! : ) jen

Sarah Brown on Oct 11 2012
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Thanks so much, Leslie!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 10 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thank you so much for your congratulatory note, Leslie!!! I can't believe it. :)

Kellee Usher on Oct 02 2012
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Leslie Ann! Gosh, the Internet IS a small world. I never thought I'd run into someone I knew on here. I didn't know you did graphic design! I'm just now branching out beyond the nonprofit and business work that I've been doing for a long time, and I am really enjoying the creativity and talent that I get to see on here. I don't want to end up writing my WHOLE life story on here, but I did want to tell you - I'm engaged! Just got engaged in July...which makes this current challenge all the more interesting :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 27 2012
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Your having quite the month, featured Mintie! Wahoo - congrats!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 22 2012
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:)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 21 2012
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bringing

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 21 2012
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Looks like you're bringinh home TWO winners this week - only this one doesn't need a diaper change! Congrats on both!

Monica Schafer on Jun 15 2012
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Thanks Leslie!! You are too kind! Have a great weekend.

Monica Schafer on Jun 15 2012
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Thanks for the quick response! I feel so bad... I should've been more considerate... I was just confused. I took it down immediately... :)

Jennifer Wick on Jun 07 2012
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Leslie, that was best comment you could have given to me, so thank you thank you! I'm trying to heed Mariam's suggestions from the voice it call, so thanks for the reassurance : ) I'm sure I'll sneak one of my classic design in. Looks ke you'll have the baby and the holiday challenge results to look forward to! Keep us posted on all your baby news!

Ashley Ottinger on Jun 07 2012
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Now I understand. I'm going to give that a try when I re-work the design a bit. Thank you!

Ashley Ottinger on May 29 2012
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Thanks for your feedback on my Christmas card! I'm not sure what you mean by "confetti circles" though- can you please explain? :D

Olivia Raufman on May 26 2012
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Nice to see you as well! We'll let you know if we have an informal Meet-Up soon (though I imagine you'll be pretty busy in the coming months). Good luck with #2!

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 15 2012
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"good" not "goo" :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 15 2012
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I hope the "trending now" column is a good indication for your French Flair design! It feels goo to get so many "likes" doesn't it? Good luck!

Christina N Kinoshita on Apr 25 2012
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Hi Leslie. Thanks so much for the feedback. Yes, I just love love love Adios Script. I thought about the "r" & "u" issue as well... I just don't know. But I think I will definitely adjust the text on the banner. Again, really appreciate the feedback! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 27 2012
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Hi, Leslie Ann! Thank you so much for taking the time to think of me and write such a sweet note on my page - made my day! :) Minted is such an amazing place to meet people and learn - neat how we all relate to people who were "newbies" at the same time as us! I checked out your blog - your daughter is so adorable! I need to take inspiration from you and start updating mine...thanks again for your super nice words! And good luck to you in upcoming challenges!

Wendy Van Ryn on Feb 23 2012
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Leslie, I made some changes... do you mind checking out Version 2, 3, and the current one and sharing some feedback? I'm so stuck! Olivia told me she thought it was fine but I really don't want it to be too close to hers... If you have time, I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much! :-) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/50848

Wendy Van Ryn on Feb 21 2012
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Thanks for the comment Leslie! I think I might ask Olivia directly... the round family tree concept isn't really unique, but I definitely don't want it to be mistaken for another design! Thanks so much :-)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 18 2012
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Thanks back at ya, Leslie Ann!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 14 2012
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Hi, Leslie Ann! Just wanted to thank you for your beautiful Christmas card - great colors and loved the added texture on the blue-grey. Happy New Year to you and your growing family!

Debb W on Jan 08 2012
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Happy New Year, Leslie Ann! So glad we shared the holiday card exchange, it's nice to feel a little closure to people whose work I enjoy so much, and "meeting" families!

Susan Asbill on Jan 01 2012
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Thank you for the holiday card! It was nice to learn a little bit about you – I'm kicking myself for not personalizing mine this year. I also loved your envelope. Who did you use for printing? And finally, congrats on your little peanut!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 21 2011
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and congrats on your Editor's Pick! Washi Sorbet is a great design!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 21 2011
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Leslie Ann - Thanks for getting back to me anyway! :-)

Lea Delaveris on Oct 17 2011
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Congrats on your editor's pick! I love that design!

Sincerely Jackie on Sep 06 2011
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Hey Leslie Ann! I didn't want to add to the forum post (since your post was a while ago already) but wanted to let you know that I've opened a Miller account since you've had such great things to say! Unfortunately though I cannot seem to upload any designs through their tools. I'm hoping their IT department can help out, cause I totally love the free overnight shipping :) Thanks for the tip!

Three Kisses Studio on Sep 02 2011
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Thanks for the quick response! Yes, I realized I don't have my contact info up there (just re-did site) so need to add. My email is amyfontes@gmail.com. I've been reading everyone's posts about everything and just trying to figure out what the "right" combination is for what I want to do and how much time (with kids) I have to do it. So many ways to skin a cat! :)

Three Kisses Studio on Sep 01 2011
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Hi Leslie Ann, I saw your post under "selling" on the forum and had a follow up question or two. One, when you offer envelope color of choice, do you just keep a stock of envelopes on hand? I'm in Vegas and we don't have a decent stationery store so I normally get mine through Paper Source...but I need lead time for ordering. I noticed you have a fast turn around so I was wondering how you handle envelopes. Also, I checked out Miller Lab and they seem more "photo" based...do they do invites and the like? Didn't see options for stationery paper. Thanks!

Lea Delaveris on Aug 03 2011
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Thanks, Leslie! I'm still skipping around the room!

chocomocacino on Jun 06 2011
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Yes.. it was a happy feeling.. Cecile Kostch is also at pinterest!

chocomocacino on Jun 05 2011
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good to meet you on pinterest!

Wendy Van Ryn on May 24 2011
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Thanks for the feedback :-)

Moe and Me on May 16 2011
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oops obadesigns@live.ca

Moe and Me on May 16 2011
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Hi leslie could you forward me the email you got from crane& co i'm really interested

Kerri Spath on May 14 2011
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Hi Leslie, thanks for you feedback on my family tree. I adjusted the green : )

campbell and co. on May 12 2011
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thx leslie for your comments on kiss last year goodbye! will def re-look at the font options. thx agn!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Mar 15 2011
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Thank you so much for your helpful comments on my "Runneth Over" design. I think the latest version is much improved thanks to the feedback I've received!