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Thanks!!! Were you in GTS too????
Thankss Lori! I am happy too.. since I have more time and energy (and inspiration hahah) I used some of ur tutorial too.. They were helpful.. I didnt know about recolor artwork.. and brush as stroke that is just perfect!! Thankss
p.s. I'd love to get my hands on your vibrant stationery entry! just love it!
Wellll, maybe my shooting stars stationery will be available for purchase in the near future. ;) I can't wait until I can get my son's input on the designs! Being submerged in the colorful life of kids has sparked a lot ideas and it's so fun!
Thank you, thank you for the sweet note and lovely compliment!! This time of year can be crazy with the kiddos at home. I love all of your adorable kid illustrations, they are just perfect! I didn't believe people much when they said my son would be inspiration for work, but it's definitely proving to be true. :) And now that I'm submitting regularly again I can't imagine not submitting! Thanks again, you're just too sweet.
You're just so lovely... and so talented :)
Oh and thank you for your brilliant tutorials...I watched and learned new things so appreciate that immensely xx
I'm still gobsmacked that your completely clever card didn't do better...but like I said... am sure will prove a hit come christmas time. thanks for taking the time out to write a note to me... meant a lot : )
We'll see! I like yours so much and mine's not done yet so I may just divert efforts from that to a few others for now. :)
Thank you Lori for your words, I love all of your work and your amazing ideas!
Aw thanks Lori! And definitely give it a chance, it's lovely!! Also, just wanted to mention that I loved your brilliant tutorials, so incredibly nice of you to share :)
Thanks Lori!! Likewise! You're such a huge inspiration to me! I just finished watching your texture tutorials. Sooo good! Thanks for sharing that with the community. I thoroughly enjoyed watching you work! :)
thanks, Lori! I have been anxiously awaiting something not holiday related!;) loved your tutorials. My last couple file preps that involved textures were a beating to prep. such memory hogs.. so i swore off texture...easier said than done! I will just use them more sparingly. LOL
Lori thanks for the nice words. I loved your tutorial! It was great and also so nice to "hear" you. :)
Helloha Lor, thx for making me feel so special ;). I think you are a rock star in all challenges, and big big congrats to your wins to!!!! Cheers from far, far away.
Thank you Lori, both great comments, I will give them a try.
thanks a lot Lori for you critique and play with it work in progress
Thanks Lori! You know several of us were talking about you at the LA meetup and how you seem to have an endless supply of awesome ideas! And that YOU make it look so easy! lol. :)
Thanks for the sweet comment Lori, you're such an amazing illustrator/designer. I really do hope to get to meet you and the other Minties one day.
Thanks for your thoughts and taking the time to make them!
Hi Lori. Thank you very much! I am a huge fan of your work! I would love if you ever have any spare time to give me some advice on some of my work :)
So sweet of you ,Lori! Hope you win big time in all cathegories. I guess we all have to wait till big reaval ;) I was kind of sad to miss you in Nyc, I would love to shake yor hand and tell you how good your designs are in person ...
Lori, Thank you for continuing to raise the design bar. I am a big fan of your work. x Brandy
Aww, thanks Lori! We do need to meet-up sometime, we're really not that far apart. Maybe we can do an unofficial kind of thing and get a few others involved? Maybe some of the SC kids ...
virtual hug. had such an awful day. thank you for making it a whole lot better as Im off to bed :) x
aaaw, really!? thank yoU!
Thanks Lori! Nope, didn't pull it - it should still be there. Just didn't get a chance to keep working on it.
Lori, thanks for you recommendation on adding a braid element to my Christmas Cookie card. I very much wanted to do it, but ran out of time to tweak on this challenge. I really appreciate you taking the time to give me comments!!
Thanks Lori. I have been in abstentia too as I just got through with my son's wedding. Now I am ready to go full steam ahead. Hope all is ok with you and that it is just real work that is keeping you busy.
Hi Lori! We're expecting on July 1st, could be any day! We are waiting to find out the gender, so it will be a big surprise! :)
Thanks for your kind comments, Lori! I always love seeing what you'll come up with, and you didn't disappoint this year! Stunning work as always :) Cheers!
thanks a lot looking forward to the non photo one good luck in all the challenges always
Thanks Lori! I was literally just making that font combo :) I'll work on photos. Those aren't my fave - thank you for your time!!
Thank you for your quick comment on my Always design! I'm totally fried from this challenge and can't think straight. Can I get your input on colors? Are they working? Do they need to be more holiday? Or just more bold? I can totally swap photos...not sure I'm in love with those anyhow. I love your eye for things, so I value your opinion!
Lori, your holiday submissions this year are seriously fantastic! And they are so varied from elegant and modern, to warm and hand drawn. I know you will be super pleased with your holiday sales this year :)
I just saw that order and got excited–it always makes me happy when the more whimsical/illustrative ones sell. And now that I know it's for you I'm so happy!!!! We can trade, I'll make a boy one and you make me, well, anything you want :)
Thanks for the sweet comment Lori ... it means alot coming from such a great designer like you. Congrats on all your wins and picks in the Oh Happy Day Challenge!
Congrats to you too Lori...i just love your work.and a big one for crossing 100 awards :)
Thank you for always being so supportive. So honoured to sneak in the top 20 with such amazing people like yourself. Your work is beyond amazing and congratulations to you too!
Wow! Congrats on your Wins & Picks in the Business Card Challenge! You are seriously one awesome designer!
Hi Lori! Thank you so much for all the info! I guess it might be a little while before voting kicks off. I think I just missed the online office hours in the forum. =/ It is good to know they have that resource for next time though. :) Thanks so much for liking a few of my designs too! I'm totally flattered. Your designs are AMAZING. Every new one I see pop up in the contest I keep hitting "like." XD Thanks so much again for your help!
Hi Lori, I had a question since I am new to Minted. How soon after a contest closes does voting begin? I'm anxious for voting to start on the wrapping paper contest. :) Thanks!! - Mary
Lori, you are so welcome, it's my favorite design in this challenge! Really well done!
Congrats on making the CMYK Program!
Thank you Lori, compliment from you means lot for me ... you are my teachers and inspiration, all in Minties.
Thank you Lori for your nice comments on my Sweet Sixteen design a few weeks ago. Such an honour as your work is gorgeous! :) x x
Thanks so much Lori - i am flattered you like my work! i am in awe of your illustration skills and ways with texture - amazing job :)!
Thank you so much for your likes :-) Lori
Well this challenge is a perfect fit for you with your mad illustration skills. All of your entries are just amazing!
Congrats Lori!!!! Love your winning designs!
Thank you so much for your incredibly sweet compliment Lori. It honestly means so much coming from you - I consider your designs to be the epitome of cute!!
Thank you so so much for making my spirits higher. I'm just an Adobe Illustrator rookie who's getting back to design (design is my first love) after 8 long years. I truly admire your work & I feel elated to hear good things about my work from you. Thanks once again!
Hi Lori, I often look at your work with such wonder and feel that you are one of the leaders who pushes the rest of us to do better. So you can imagine how much your comment today meant to me. Thanks a bunch Lori.
I'm so looking forward to see something from you in the birthday challenge. The suspense is killing me! ;) Please tell me you're submitting something soon.
I just had to stop by and thank you for your sweet compliments! That means a ton coming from you - your work is always so inspiring!
I made two other versions cause I wasn't loving the type at the bottom. Let me know what you think when you have a sec.
Hi Lori, I am new to Minted and can't help but notice your work. Your illustrations have so much style and detail! As a design rookie-- still teaching myself AI-- I am amazed by you, as my biggest challenge is finding the technical ability to execute the designs that look so great in my head! Your work is truly inspirational. Thank you!
do you think it's silly?
you're so sweet Lori. . . your comments on my designs (grace + blush) have made me smile! x
You just made my Monday!!! :) It means so so much coming from someone whose work I admire so much!
Congrats on all of your recent wedding and shower invitation wins!! Your illustrations are ridiculous- so amazing! Keep up the great work :)
Your illustrations absolutely amaze me!! A big congrats to you on all your recent wins!! That is so awesome!
you just made me well up.
Thank you so much your kind words, Lori! They made my day!! Congratulations to you too, you had so many wonderful wedding submissions, I'm glad bunch were chosen!!
hahahaha - I hope so! :) Thanks!
Thanks for the kind words! I'm still trying to figure out what works at Minted, what what doesn't so much, so having your feedback is super helpful. I'm a big fan of your work, so that means alot!
oh lori! you're so nice - thanks for the sweet comment, it made my day. I always admire the work YOU submit! it's always so stelar. :-)
Perhaps but illustration is. That is definitely NOT my strength. Thank goodness for fun fonts to help offset lack of drawing skills. ;-) Good luck on that design…it's got to win something for sure!
just started a poll. thanks again! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/137607
Hi Lori, thanks for your comment on my cute as a button design. I originally had the words in a banner under the button-maybe I should go back to that?
Thankyou for sweet comment on my "Darling Clementine" entry :)
Awe, thanks Lori. You're the sweetest :)
Hey Lori! Thanks for the feedback on my Little Sailor design. I scaled down the bottom a tiny bit per your suggestion. Is it working now or should I still scale it down a little bit more? Thanks! :)
Thanks so much, Lori!! :)
Congrats on your pick, Lori! I cannot believe Sending my Love is still available - AMAZING illustration! I hope it lands somewhere great. :)
Congrats on your Editor's Pick!
Thanks so much Lori! It has taken forever but I think I am finally figuring out what my design style is!
Lori, I just wanted to let you know how amazing your designs are in the business card challenge. I suspect you will sweep the floor!
You are so sweet. I hope you are right. :)
No problem...I've totally done that before! :)
Ha ha! That's so fun! :) People are so proud of their heritage when it comes to wedding traditions so I think your invite is brilliant!
Just had a chance to really look through all of your wedding submissions, Lori. You have some of the most beautiful designs in the challenge! Exquisite work!!
you literally blow my mind.
lol... i'm sure you will find way out.... maybe have it on the top middle or bottom instead of 'going to chapel'.. either replace 'we're' or ' going'.. this will be popular!
what do u mean u missed it??!!! u didn't vote for me!!! NOOO... if i don't get first place it will be your fault then hahahha... =D
Haha, happy to help :) I've been the same way with this challenge, it's so hard to really step back and see your own work- especially at that middle stage. For the record, most of your designs have me muttering to myself ;)
Love the changes on your tree ring design! Thank you for your color way help, I can never decide on my own.
Thanks for the sweet comment Lori! Congrats on your wins, you consistently have such wonderful work!
Thanks Lori, and congrats on the slew of wins you had!!!! Amazing work!
Like honestly, Lori, can you stop it with all the amazingly perfect wedding invites. Every single one of them is fantastic. I'd love to see you design something awful but I don't think it's possible! :)
I'm glad I could help - I truly love the design! The community is awfully quiet today - I think they are recovering from Halloween ; ) I was feeling the exact same way with the kraft design I submitted ( which you left a nice comment, thank you!). I think the black square design is very striking and will resonate with men and women alike!
Hi Lori here is another poll. When you have the time please check it out thanks http://www.minted.com/design-rating/118797
Hi Lori! Good day. Thank you so much for the comment. :)
Lori - Your wedding designs are beyond amazing! You are just knocking it out of the park:)
Hi there Lori here is poll let me know thanks http://www.minted.com/design-rating/118375
You're welcome! Wedding is definitely tricky. I'm not certain that I'm doing it all correctly :)
Hi Lori thanks here is the design reworked http://www.minted.com/design-rating/118273
Haha so true, would LOVE to hit a big delete button on those old submissions of mine! Yikes.
My pleasure! Wedding stuff is tricky I find (last year's wedding contest was the first Minted contest I ever submitted to... needless to say I didn't do too great!) But really you have nothing to worry about, your work is always so incredibly amazing :)
Lori can this image be letterpressed http://www.minted.com/design-rating/118067 I would like to know I found out from San Francisco Center of the Book you can. Can you clarify this thanks
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