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Thanks, Susan, for the nice wishes. Appreciate it so much. Chris
Thanks for your sweet comment! I am trying really hard on figuring out the layout on that one still. It's kind of hard to corporate text within the illustration.
Thanks so much for your super nice comment this morning, Susan - you made my day! (which I needed because it was off to a bad start!) I'm so happy that design is being shown on the home page somewhere - I see birth announcements now. I learned recently that we all see different versions of the homepage at different times. Wacky! Thank you so much! btw - I am reminded how cool your "the porch" party decor is when I came here to your page - that was totally one of my favorites. Best of luck in the current challenges!
Ha! They ARE kind of coordinated... but I don't think too similar... do you?
Thanks for your kind note, Susan! Us minimalists have to stick together! ;-)
Hi Susan! I'm glad my comment made your day - you have such a wonderful design style and I'm happy to see your collection growing - you deserve it!! : )
Thanks so much, Susan - you're very sweet to say so! I'm glad that Number's Game got picked up. It's a great full-photo design that will sell well, I'm sure!
Susan... thank you, thank you, thank you! You are always so kind and supportive. And congrats on your pick. I love that one! Also, your store is looking really nice. You have a very unique point-of-view and all your pieces feel so cohesive. :)
Thanks so much for your very sweet comments!! I'm a huge fan of your work :)
Thanks so much for your congratulatory note, Susan - I really appreciate it! It was a good day! Congrats to you on your runner-up, too - Clearly Happy is a great design. :)
Susan! Your designs are awesome!
Thanks for explaining, Susan. You did a wonderful job setting them off in the design, it looks terrific!
Thank you Susan for your comment on my BABY ZOO design! I agree with you and will be making changes by tonight. Chris Griffith
Susan, thank you so much for your comment! I think everyone has their own little superpower- everyone else here at Minted is so much better than me with Illustrator, but every once in a while, I get to bust out the ol' paintbrushes! :)
such a lovely compliment, thank you Susan.
Thank you Susan!
Thanks so much Susan! Im always flattered when you take time to comment on my stuff!
Sorry for the delayed response, Susan! Thank you for the nice note——congrats on your recent wins!!
Hi Susan, thanks so much for the encouraging words! I hope you're right! Good luck to you also!!
Thanks so much for your lovely comments, Susan. Big compliment coming from you! Im a fan! Phrosne
Susan, your note was so sweet. CONGRATULATIONS on your multiple wins in the New Year's Challenge! I love that you are just "Susan"- you're bound to become a design celebrity now, like Prince or Madonna. :)
Congrats on your win Susan and multiple EP's...looks like the New Years challenge was very good to you!
Susan, congrats on all your recent wins! Well deserved!
Awww, thanks so much, Susan! :) I was a little shocked.
Hi Susan, thank you for your sweet and thoughtful note. I still remember that birth announcement you were speaking of and it's so nice to hear that I was able to help out. Best of luck to you in this wedding challenge...but I don't think you need it :)
Thank you for the nice note, Susan! Your work is lovely!
Ha, thanks Susan! I can only hope! :)
Susan, thank you so much for your note, it had me tearing up a little! I'm still overwhelmed by how incredibly supportive this community really is. You are always so good at putting a fresh spin on "classic," something I really admire. Your wedding submissions are a great example not to mention how awesome your party decor submissions were! I'm a fan and am wishing you tons of success!
Susan, thank you so much for helping me out with "Gallery Opening".
P.S. - Your designs comprised a great many of my "5"s during the party challenge vote!
Thanks, Susan! I was working on one better than my past one...but I don't like it after seeing yours! I'm glad I can save the effort and not work on it anymore! ;)
Thank you so much Susan! I really admire your work, so your compliments mean a lot! I am super excited to have won something!;)
Ah!! I didn't even think of that! I should have checked my email sooner! Thanks so much for the suggestion :) LOVE your submissions for the party challenge by the way!!
Hey Susan - it's such a pleasure. being new it is really difficult to take the plunge and give advise, so thanks for acknowledging! :) I love how it looks now and also what you did with the dots. good luck to you - with all your lovely designs! Phrosne
hey susan, thanks so much for taking a look at my summer soiree design [http://www.minted.com/design-rating/69354] and commenting! I made some more adjustments and you were right, I think it works better now, especially for readability - and interest.
Hi, Susan! Thanks for both your notes - I appreciate time you took to take a look and comment. I wasn't sure about how plain either, but the invitation is so minimal. I was thinking a pattern of the crossware for the invitation back and maybe thick black and white stripes for the envelope liner. Thanks, again, for all your help!! :)
Hey, Susan! So, I did it - http://www.minted.com/design-rating/69062?filter=all&sort=createat Is it too simple? Thanks so much for your encouragement! :) Absolutely LOVE your Natural Linen entry - winner!
Hi, Susan - thanks for the encouraging note! I hoping to get to it... :)
Hi Susan Check this updated one http://www.minted.com/design-rating/68739?filter=all&sort=random
Hi Susan Please Click this link http://www.minted.com/design-rating/68732 and give me your comments.
Susan, I cannot tell how much your comment meant to me! Thank you, thank you! Honestly after seeing how great Rachel and Kristen's sections were, I was wishing I had taken better photographs, blah blah blah, so your comment was very timely. I'm so glad to see how many designs you have up already. Keep up the great work!
hey susan, thanks for your comment on my shiny design. you know me, I am not a script kinda gal, but I will try a couple of options see how it goes. maybe I can pretty things up a bit!
Thanks, Susan! :)
awe Susan, you are too sweet. Your're work is pretty killer too :) I love that you take risks. I would totally buy that bunny stationery.
hey, Susan! Thanks for your comment on my Make Merry - you were right...hope it's better now. I m also going back and forth on whether "merry" should be centered between the "let's make" and bottom text, or closer to the "make merry" (which it already is)...
Thank you so much for your comment on my holiday submissions :) Keeping my fingers crossed for us both!!
Thank you so much for your nice comment, Susan - it's been fun watching your success too, and kind of neat neat that we jointed Minted only a day apart :) We are like Mintie anniversary buddies, lol. I think I know which design you are talking about and I still really like it! Best of luck with your holiday entries :)
Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement! It's much appreciated :)
Thanks Susan! And congrats on your 3 Thank You card picks as well!!
Congrats on your +3 today!!!! Heart Stroke is one of my favorites. Good luck in Round 2 of Holiday, too...
Hey, thanks a bunch, Sue!!! Indeed it is...
Thanks, Susan, for your helpful suggestions on my Quoted design...I'm still thinking about what to do with that one...but, wanted to say thanks! :)
Thanks, Susan - I appreciate your kind words!! :)
Susan, thanks so much!!! And congrats on your Editor's Pick. :)
hey Susan - thanks for the comment - You are right - I adjusted the stroke a bit on that heart- for such a little element, I kept messing around with the shape etc. Nice to have another set of eyes on it!
that was supposed to say do "NOT" own the name "laurel!!!" too funny. :P
First of all - I LOVE your Sweet Laurel design!!! Second, I'm pretty sure I do own the name "laurel" (and yours is names "sweet" laurel, anyway!) so no worries!!! Good luck - I hope it wins something! And thanks for your kind words, as well!
Thanks, Susan!!! I am pretty excited about it! :)
So glad you got it! I've only had a design in one...but I didn't get it!! And only knew because Jennifer Wick emailed me - God bless her!!! Thanks for the info on your heart embellishment - I thought you drew it!!! Either way, it's beautiful!
yay - your Family of Note was featured in a Minted Email ad today!!! Did you get it? If not, and you'd like me to forward it to you, just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
You're welcome, Susan. It's hard to edit your own sometimes!
Susan, I just wanted to thank you for your very helpful suggestion. I think you were absolutely right, and I very much appreciate it!
Dear Susan.. thanks for ur comments! I'm a fan of ur work.. They are just simply lovely and beautiful!
Susan, thank you so much for your note! I just noticed that you haven't even hit your first year's anniversary on Minted yet, and you've already got NINE awards under your belt! That's something to be really proud of- congrats!
Susan, what a nice comment from you. I always admire your work so your kind words mean alot to me. Thank you!
Susan, thanks so much for your thoughtful note on my profile a little while ago. I don't know where time it going!! I'm so happy my vase design inspired your floral redux : ) See, that's a perfect example of inspiration because I would never have guessed since your style is so different and beautiful : ) I really hope your "where's Rudolph" design does well, and you other super designs!! Good luck and thanks for your kind words! : )
Thanks for your nice note, Sue - you're so sweet! I'm trying not to get my hopes up...it's hard! Love your two latest entries - great work. Good luck to both of us! :)
Thanks so much for letting me know th name of that font and for giving me the tip on whatthefont. So appreciate it! :)
Congrats, Susan! I was so happy to see Floral Redux in the top 30! :)
Glad you didn't give up on those flowers! I still think "On the Beach" could have been a winning note card, too...
you don't owe me a thing, Susan! It was you who made a winner!!
Congrats on your big WIN and another Pick, Susan!!
congrats on the win, Susan! Aren't you glad you pulled that one out!! way to go!
Susan, no worries. I appreciate the constructive crit. I totally see what you mean and it's my first crack at handwritten type so I really appreciate extra. I am going to see if I can improve it. Thanks.
Hi, Susan! Hope you get more feedback on your flowers...is it me, or does it seem the Minties all have great weekend plans (other than sitting at their computer)..not as many comments going around this weekend as it seems there had been last week...
Hi, Susan! Thanks so much for your comment on my dish gloves (Loved) - I've decided to delete it b/c it just doesn't look good and I have no hopes of improving it enough to matter. But, I wanted to thank you - your help is so much appreciated! :)
Thanks so much, Susan. I was completely shocked and honored by the pick!
Hi Susan, thanks so much for your sweet note! whaddya trying to do make me cry? I am glad you kept and worked through that design. I like tenacity...and risk takers. Good luck!! Yes, a win would be nice once in awhile.
Hey, Susan - thanks so much for your note! But I saw one of yours scored higher than mine, so you can just never tell - part of the thrill, I guess!
Hi Susan. Thanks for your note. You can use any font as long as it's outlined and used as art. Editable text should be one of the "approved" Minted fonts.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Susan! Here's hoping we can both get at least one pick out of this stationery challenge - Im getting concerned because everytime I check, there are even more beautiful submissions! THis one's gonna be a bear to vote...
Susan, thanks so much for the kind words! You made my day. I don't know about consistent quality though... I've certainly had my share of duds, lol.
I was sad that your Botanicals didn't make it... I thought they were lovely and 5-worthy. You do minimalist with a touch of quirk very well. :)
Thank you very much, Susan!
You had some great ones, not just Picnic in the Park - but, you never can tell with these challenges! Best of luck in the upcoming challenges and announcements! :)
Susan, I like the simplicity of the banner from your last round. But really, both are nice. Good luck!
Hi Susan! Sorry it was such a late comment - I was just thinking about that... if the challenge isn't in voting - you may be able to still go in and update your design. You just go to 'locked for voting' in the 'manage your designs' area - and if the edit button is still under the design, you can make whatever updates you need to. I figured this out only a few weeks ago thanks to another Mintie!
don't worry, I think you've got some winners in your Save the Date submissions (fingers crossed!) :)
awww, thanks for your nice comment on my I Did It design, Susan - made my morning!
Hi Susan, thanks for the sweet comment on my "framework" design. That made my day! I'm loving your Save the Date submissions btw... very nice work. :)
Hi Susan - I am more than happy to give you some suggestions on the font choices for your design. I really do love the simplicity of it and those florals are just perfect. I think the fonts you have chosen (Mrs. Eaves and Mr. Sheffield) do work for this design, but I would probably just use them in a different way. Do you have a personal email address that I could use? I want to send you 2 pdf's to demonstrate those changes. Much easier than trying to describe them on here. If you can contact me at email@example.com, I will respond back to you with those suggestions. Have a lovely day!
Hi Susan- I think the design works great as is, changing the hearts up a bit was just a thought :) Which direction you decide depends on whether you'd like the design to be more rustic/hand made or more modern.
Hello fellow Susan! I just wanted to thank you for the sweet note. That made my night. I also want to congratulate you on your 'Picnic Basket' pick. It's so perfectly understated. Nice work. Happy Holidays!!!
Thank you so much, Susan. I had no idea until you posted to me! What a fun surprise!
Hi Susan. It‘s good to be back. And thank you for the compliment. Still a lot going on but I so want to make time for Minted. It‘s a great community and I miss it when I do not have time to be here.
fun, indeed! and, now, we are tied at 5...
Ah, now I get it. Thanks for the kind words, Susan! Yes, I have a great love for Matisse and beautiful, bold colors and patterns, but I also love tiny type and lots of details. I am quite the dichotomy, but this seems to be a great place to showcase that. Feel free to comment on any of my other submissions and hope you are back competing soon!
Hi Susan, thanks for your comment on my Gentle Gingko design, but the insecure designer in me doesn't know whether you like my work or you think that design was a fluke by your comment.
Hi Susan! Thanks for your sweet comment...it made my day! I just saw your Folk Wedding design and LOVE it...very very nice!
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