I've been designing for the past 15 years and feel blessed to have a career that I love. Working on my daughter's birth announcement sparked an interest in stationery design and I've been hooked ever since. I'm so happy to have found the Minted community. Like other Minties, I love all things paper. Nothing excites me more than a beautifully designed book, a letterpress invitation in the mail or a gift wrapped in gorgeous paper... heaven!
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I am honored that you have chosen my art print for your home. It was fun to create and I hope that you enjoy it for years to come. All the best, Susan
Aw thanks for your extremely sweet comment Susan! Your illustrations are always so incredibly amazing, I'm sure that your rainbow would have been absolutely adorable :)
Thanks for confirming the simplicity! I played around with some frames and flourishes, but ditched them all. :)
Congrats on your greeting card wins Susan. Great work! Chris
Thank you for your sweet comment Susan.
Thanks for your critique! Funny how changing one little thing can make such a difference. Love having other eyes to see things i look past!
Hi Susan, I changed the snow man and removed the shadow. Take a look if you have a chance. Thanks so much. Chris
Susan -- thank you SO MUCH for your sweet comment! You honestly made my day. Your work is always so creative and beautiful!
Susan thanks for your comment about the shadow. I will try it out and change tonight. Chris
Thank you for the sweet comment - it means so much to me! Your work is always so amazing and I am so flattered that you liked it :)
No they are totally different in concept and of course yours is cooler.
Of course you are not bugging me! I so appreciate the help! Thanks :)
Hey Susan! Thsx so much for your comment on my sweet bouquet design. Do you think the change I made to the type works or do you think it might be better to go with a different font? Thanks! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/82324
Thank you for your comment Susan!
Thanks for the welcome Susan. I love the challenges; not sure if I will ever win, but the process is so much fun! Love your work!
Thanks for the quick catch! I sometimes forget to transfer the art to the template before I submit - d'oh!! :)
Thanks so much for the nice message, Susan! Huge congrats to you too!!! Your designs are gorgeous. :)
Way to win big Susan. I loved seeing each design appear as they were all so fresh looking. Nice job.
Thank you so much for your comment, Susan- sending big congrats your way, too!
Thanks, Susan! and congrats on ALL of your wins!!! :)
Hi Susan! Sorry this is so late, but thank you so much for your cute congratulations on argh! Totally made me laugh!! You're always so bright + encouraging + sweet. Your comments always make me smile. Love your work, btw - just in case I haven't told you lately! Hope you're having a super awesome New Year!!! :)
Thank you for all the super sweet comments Susan! they really made my week and meant so much coming from an awesome illustrator such as your lovely self! ^_^ *blush*
hi Susan, you did NOT lead me astray at all! I really am grateful for your feedback and I think it was very good advice. I needed a nudge into less-comfortable directions and I think you helped me get there. Helped me nudge my other submissions as well. So thank you!
Thank you so much for your comment! It means a lot, especially since I'm very new at this. Your designs are absolutely amazing...just wonderful!!
Thank you so very much, Susan, for your super kind comment on my We Heart Baby design the other day - it's still making my day! :)
Susan - thanks for your recommendation on my Sew Perfect submission. I tried using the same stitching throughout, but it wasn't working so well. =( I really appreciate the suggestion though!!
Thanks Susan for your comment on my Brighten Up design... I had actually vacillated on the type of font to use for that detail, so thank you for the suggestion of the sans serif font.
Thank you for the kind comment Susan! I'm in shock that your beautiful designs were not in the top 10! They are so gorgeous, and vintage picnic was one of my absolute favorites of all the entries! It's just proof to me that Minted has many more Editors picks yet to name. :)
Thank you, Mrs. Asbill - you are very sweet! :)
Thanks so much Susan!
Yay for adventurer!!! Awesome set! Phrosné
thanks for the comment, much appreciated! :)
thanks, Susan, please tell my husband! ;-)
I dont hate you, I appreciate you! :)
Susan, thanks so much for your sweet comment on Whispers of Love. It really is a lovely compliment, I admire your work!
Hi Susan! thank you for your input re. my laurel wreath design! much appreciated. Ive made some changes, would really be grateful if you could take a peek again. thanks so much! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/70817
I really like the die cut shape on "One Fine Day"! I think it actually looks better. I'd love your opinion if you have the time to look. :) Thanks again.
Thank you for the suggestions, Susan! I keep forgetting about the die-cut shapes! I'll have to try it. :)
I'm in shock, Susan! I had that pegged as a winner for sure...love that little guy!!
Susan - Thanks for the comment on my "Foliage" design. You buy that and I'll buy your awesome holiday card with the sweet reindeer illustration (after it takes the grand prize!). :)
well, i still feel bad. you are a very talented designer, and very admirable. keep up the great work!
No,no, dont delete yours. I totally trust that you hadnt seen my design and your design is totally awesome and is just the same concept. maybe just change the title?;) thanks for being concerned, it means a lot. (oh and I like the grey;)
susan~ thanks for the comment :))
Susan, thank you for the comment. So nice of you! x
Thanks for your note Susan. I'm actually planning to send that out for my design company this year and was thrilled it was received well in the Minted community. I'm a huge fan of your work and always look forward to seeing your entries.
Thanks, Susan - I love getting comments like that! ;) And congrats on your feature in the baby shower email ad this am!
Thanks Susan! I'm re-saving the file now so hopefully I can fix the issue!
Thanks, Susan! :)
Thanks for your comment, Susan! If you have a minute, can you check this out and let me know what you think? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/61913 thanks!
susan.. thanks for ur comments.. i love ur bar spirited too (forgot the name) i know it will win! :D.. always love ur clean sophisticated style...
Thanks for your super nice comments on my designs, Susan!! Your support is so appreciated! :) Can't wait to see your next top ten design! :)
Susan, Thanks so much for your note! It made my day and put a big smile on my face :). Congrats to you too! My husband and I were just looking at your winning design (again) last night and both love it! Your baby shower win was so awesome too!
Thanks Susan!! that was an awesome message!! I'm overly excited!! I feel like a real designer now. Congrats on your win!! I love spirited one of my faves!
Thanks for the congrats, Susan! I wasn't expecting that.
A congratulations are in order for you as well! Your top 3 design is amazing!
You're on a roll Susan. Congrats again and a favor please. Will you check my new version of peace three times and tell me if better? thanks
Congrats on your stock the bar win! That was such a hip design! Loved it!!
Congrats on your win Susan !
Susan, Congratulations! :-) I love the colors you did in that design, I bet it's gonna be a hot seller! :-)
Oh Susan! thanks for your sweet comment about your predictions. :)
Ok, so your note about my "Washi Love" design is the sweetest and best note ever!! It made me smile and was definitely needed today ... rough day with baby being off schedule (decided that she wanted to wake up at 4:45 am and stay up, ugh) and having to deal with mortgage/loan stuff for our house purchase. Hopefully, tomorrow is better. :o)
Thanks for YOUR kind words, Susan! Definitely a well-deserved first place win! :o)
You comment made my day :) tnx!
You must treat yourself on this win. Fabulous design. Congrats.
Nope - no win this time...fingers crossed for the next one! Congrats, again - your Adventurer design is simply amazing and definitely deserving of the #1 spot!! :)
Congratulations on your win Susan!
Congrats on you baby shower invite Susan! :)
congrats on your win, Susan! that was such an adorable illustration and I bet a big, big seller!
Susan! Thanks for ur comments.. I was gonna congrats you for the 'ahoy'! I love that one too.. and can't wait for ur stork to win also.. :D Looking fwd to ur lovely submissions!
and Adventurer...geez you'll be in three in a row (I predict!)
Oh, and I think your "Spirited" may be another top-30 win, too!!! Fingers crossed for ya!
You're sweet, Susan - thanks! I'm going to go ahead and get my hopes up...I've got to enjoy the possibility all I can before the announcement...if mine are all losers, at least I will have enjoyed the "hoping" part!!! :D
Congrats on your latest wins, Susan!!! I bet it feels good to have that winner star added! :)
Hi Susan, thanks for your comment on my creature comfort design. I put up another version without the face. Can you check it out please? Thanks so much!! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/55729
Yay!!! Another win for each of us - congrats! :)
Hi Susan, Thanks for your support. Feels really good to place in top 30. Anxious to see how your "imagine" print fares--so cool.
Thanks, Susan - you are funny! Yes, it's initials...I uploaded this version right at the deadline, and realized later that it could be interpreted as something else! I would have changed the initials if it had gotten picked, just to be clear!!! :)
hey, thanks for the comment (: ... i was thinking the same thing its a little unreadable, i'm going to play with it a little more... is there a font you think may be better?
Hi Susan, Thank you so much, appreciate you taking the time to help! :) it is exactly what I needed!
Susan, I hope you called home, emailed friends, and reminded your boss that your design was selected from a field of 1200+ (I lost track) for a special award. Wow, good for you. Must feel just great. Really good work.
Congrats on your special award in the art challenge, Susan! Great work!
Susan! Yayy finally it got to Texas! It's rubber screen printing, one of my fav technique! Glad that you like it! Those colour r one of my fav combo.. u can see i use it quite often too (subconsciously.. :D) Look forward to ur submission as well..!!
Thanks for your kind note, Susan! I understand busy - I should cut back on Minted and get more sleep, but I'm a little addicted! I'm sure Minted would not mind selling them under women's also - hope you sell lots! I did not get a request for Neapolitan...should I have? And, while I'm here, congrats on your Art wins - yay! :)
Congrats on the art print wins Susan. Enjoy your work and consistent quality/wins.
hey, Susan! I was just thinking, you should ask Minted to sell your Little Nut and Beacon designs in women's stationery, too. I think they may do well, there!
I started working on one early this morning, but unfortunately I don't think I will finish it in time. (Darn full-time jobs getting in the way of the actual fun design!) Maybe for a future submission, though! Thanks for the sweet comments. <3
Susan - I posted a comment in reply to your comment on my "Undreamed Shores" submission, but then after I deleted it, realized you wouldn't be able to read it! I wanted to thank you for your comment because it made me go back and re-read the license agreement for the font the circle design was from (Darling Monograms by Tart Workshop) and realized I couldn't use it anyway. So, again, thank you!
Susan - I was writing as my little one was waking up last night, in my rush to send a note, I hope my gratitude for your support was not lost! Thank you for your super nice comments on my neapolitan design - I REALLY do appreciate it! Best of luck to you on your entries!
Nah - anyone that grew up in the 70's could easily have thought to use that concept. And, actually, that note card challenge was during the voting for the notebook challenge and, after I entered that design, I noticed this design in the notebook challege: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/34577 and commented to Dawn that we must think alike. But thanks for your support, Susan - it's much appreciated! I understand the lack of time - I only have 1 in this time. Looking forward to the upcoming stationery challenge...
I worded that funny, but I meant "it's easier for me to win when my designs are not being compared to similar concepts by other great designers like yourself!" Apparently I need more than spellcheck :)
Awww - you're sweet! The design did not look like mine at all - I just do my best to stay away from what's already being done. It's easier to win when yours isn't being compared directly similar concepts by other great designers like yourself! :-) I was thinking about maybe trying to sell that neapolitan design in a non-personalized note card set...unless someone orders it before I get around to it! ;-)
Thanks, Susan - I'm laughing because I thought about it a week ago, but then someone entered a neapolitan design within the past couple of days! :-)
We're traveling and no time to work on others so keep tweaking this one. Just need a comment from you on which banner best and if this one I'll finish it and call it done. Thanks a bunch.
Thanks for all of your help today. Your design work is brilliant!
I can't believe your husband is from Lenexa! I see you live in Dallas—did he go to school here and still have family in the area?
Thank you so much for your sweet comment and words of congrats! :)
Thank you so much Susan!
Hey Susan - sorry it's taken me so long to respond. Thanks for your sweet note. I am sure you are busy, but I'd love to get together sometime. Maybe a lunch date or coffee.
Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your sweet note, I love your card, the pink is perfect! Once again a very happy and successful new year !
Happy New Year, Susan! Your holiday card is delightful, from the pink hat to the fuzzy white slippers! Eden is a doll! I just can't seem to put the cards away, they are all so wonderful!
Thanks Susan! As if having a Mintie card swap wasn't fun enough, I thought I'd add a "hide and seek" haha!! Your card was sooo cute! I want to pinch your daughters cheeks :)
Thanks Susan, glad you liked my card! And your card was adorable- love the pink :)
Have a happy new year!
Hi Susan! Thanks for the sweet note - I loved your cheerful card as well. I used Miller's recycled stock for my cards this year, and I printed the envelopes myself. From my experience, Miller's always does a beautiful job.
Happiest of new years to you and yours!
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