I'm Susan and am crazy about design in general and Minted specifically. My designs lean toward simple and classic with a bit of pretty but I always hope it's a look you'll love.
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Thanks Susan. It was really unexpected! I've struggled with these challenges lately because there is just such a large volume of really good work and how do you really quantify what's "better." But I'm flattered none the less. Congrats on your picks was well. Have a great holiday season!
Oh Susan! If we had to nominate someone for "best congratulations message", I would pick you! I got up with a good laugh this morning thanks to you! CONGRATS on your Valentine wins as well!
woke up today to your very kind words :))) Can't thank you enough!! i have so much to look upto you and other fellow Minted community members :)
I've been tweaking some, too, and maybe not for the better - ha! Best of luck to you!!
Thanks so much! I was super stoked to place in the top and finally get a holiday design this year! Will you be making it to the Chicago meetup? It's a bit of a drive, but I don't know if they'll ever have one closer!
Belated thank you for the wonderful note you left me. Your work is absolutely delightful & admire you all the way. SO many great additions to your profile, wow,just beautiful! :)
Thank you so much for the sweet note Susan! Yes, feels so great. I can't stop smiling :) LOVE your work. Cookie Mail is darling!! Cheers ~
I need lessons from you. :) Honestly most of my illustrations start as doodles or from photos. And I am really slow. When I see some of the volume of great work in challenges by some of the designers, I am blown away.
Hi Susan, thank you for the like, and a big congrats on your wins in the holiday challenges!
Congrats on all your holiday wins, Sue!!
Thank you so much for your like on my design "Delicate Leaves". It is very encouraging, since I was inspired by minted artists to start using watercolors again. Great to see your work!
Thanks so much for the like, Susan! I appreciate it very much. I love all of your submissions and hope you get many picks :)
Susan, thank you so much the lovely message you left on my profile the other day. It so happens that the "like" you were talking about was "made" from Switzerland! But I can assure you every single one since then has been made from Paris ;-) Wishing you the best for the upcoming (and long overdue!) announcements.
Hello Susan! Thanks so much for the comment on Be Bold. Will do. Still can't believe you live in my hometown.......who knew Menomonie could have a talented Mintie like you! I grew up on Tainter Lake until we moved into town. The lake has been my source of inspriation for my paintings. All the best to you! Alison
Thank you so much for the like, Susan!! Best of luck in the challenge! :)
Hey Susan! Thanks for your sweet comment about my "Mildred" design. I've been working on my hand lettering skills a little....but they still have a LONG way to go. I'm ALWAYS jealous of your work. :) Hugs!! Here's to the never-ending holiday season!
Thank you so much for your comment on my letterpress Diamond Joy! Maybe one day we can figure out a Wisconsin Minted Meetup!
I absolutely love your style. Much much appreciate the like on my submission, made my day :). thank you
Hi Sue, thanks so much for the lovely comment and likes. It's always pretty special coming from you--I really love your work! x
Thank you Sue for the likes and nice comment on Christmas fete! It means so much to me! Your work is wonderful and it's always so much fun to see what you submit!
Thank you, Sue! That really means a lot!
Sue--thanks so much for your comment and well wishes. You made my day!
Sue you are too sweet. By the way I sent you a FB friend request. :)
Thank you, Susan... so glad to be here and meet you, too! You have so many great designs, and I love your clean style. Best of luck to you!
You're so sweet, Sue! Thank you for the kind words! A nice little boost :)
couldn't get the madina to work. sometimes it just doesn't like to play nice. thanks for the feedback! A it is. Yay for designs under the wire ;)
Ha! Love you miss susan :) Now it's your turn to help me pick! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/632488
I so enjoyed meeting you too, Susan! I wish we'd had more time to chat. Even so, it was great to meet you in person since I've always been a huge fan of your style!
Thank you for the sweet comment Susan!
Thank you for the likes. I appreciate it. I love your work.
Thank you for the like.
Awww - thank, you, Sue!!! You are so sweet. :)
I'm going out and then Joe is flying in late Monday night then we're staying until Thursday. I'll have a few days by myself, a few show/minted days and then together days. Darn near perfect. Don't forget to call me if you come to WI. Thanks again C.
Ahhh! I'll have to pass along the "cute guy" comment! He'll get a kick out of that! No...I'm not headed to NSS this year. I'm hoping to make it back next year. The best part is getting to hang with the other designers. I know I'll be jealous when I see photos getting posted. But I'll have you all in my heart. Are you headed there?
Hey Susan! :)
thanks for asking my opinion...although not sure you're going to like it. I really loved your initial submission. I think it's more elegant and refined looking. I like it with Amy's family photo and the second one you used. To me, the new one looks a little "clunky". Again...it could totally just be me. Maybe get a few other opinions. But I prefer the original, or the second. hugs
thanks Susan you just made my day. It is pretty awesome being part of minted family.
Awe, thanks so much! Big Congrats to you also :)
I love the new photo, it feels more joyous and fits the vibe of your design! Still polling over here: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/605830 Thanks, Sue!!
Hi Susan! I changed the text but still have the design up. You submitted first so it's only fair! I'd love your opinion on the new text and photo, I've got a poll going right now! :)
So many great designs for the christmas challenge, Sue! Nice work! :)
Aww, Susan! Your comment made my day <3 That was so sweet of you to take the time to leave such a lovely note! I'm going to NSS this year - excited to see you - you crazy-talented lady!!!
For gradients and shadows I usually stay away from black and keep it as a warmer tone - sometimes brown or gray so it's not quite so noticeable or even sometimes I'll just use a multiply or darker blending mode. This way the type stands out more but it works with many more photos and is barely noticeable but helps with that white type. And of course as always try try and try some more with different photo options to make sure the gradient doesn't get too obnoxious in those ones that are light. It's a crazy process for me lol. This is why I love Kim's Idea of having standard gradient overlays by minted that the customer could choose from ;)
You are so creative with all your copy, Susan! Loving your entries! Hope you are well and that I get to see you again soon.
Thank you so much for the sweet note! Love you! :) Headed west for spring break with the kiddo - which also means free babysitting for all minted all the time mommy bread :) Looking forward to getting back in the game - and I'm so glad you've found my comments helpful. I love critiquing so much and being able to give back to this great community is one of my favorite things :)
Thanks for the comment about my Hanukkah card, Susan! And, unfortunately I'm not able to go to NSS this year. :-( I would love to have spent more time getting to know you. You must promise to take lots of pictures so that those of us who can't go can feel like we're there!
Thanks so so much for your like on our design! It means the world! ;)
Congratulations, Susan! You deserve the special honor, so happy for you!
Congrats on the special guest judge award! That is so cool, so happy for you!!
Thanks for the nice note, Sue! Congrats to you as well! Both of your winning designs are lovely. :)
Thank you so much Susan!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my design Festive Wishes, Susan! It truly made my day :)
Always happy to help ;) I'm so excited for NSS! I probably won't find a sitter for monday and tuesday so Emma will most likely be my side-kick! She's a pretty hard-core paper snob so I'm sure she'll love it lol. So excited to see you again soon!
Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by to say congrats on my Two to Love design. You are always encouraging! Congrats to you too! Concepts RULE! :-) Carol
Susan, you are too sweet! I always appreciate your encouragement and kind words, thank you! And even thought I hadn't commented on that design yet, the blue is really lovely and sophisticated, no need to doubt it at all! :)
yes it was so awesome Susan when you do come down to California we could get together would be fun and other minties also. Thanks i am working on some more cards and hopefully later will sell them on Etsy or Store envy.
Thanks Susan for your kind words! You made my evening! It's such a honor for me to be featured with you at Julep. I've always been a big admirer of your beautiful and elegant work. Loved to learn more about what inspires you :)
I always appreciate your comments and likes so much, Sue! I love your work, so it really means a lot to me :)
Susan!!! You made my day with your sweet comment :) I'm such a fan.
Thanks Susan. Congrats to you as well! You know I always like how clean your work is!
Aw, Hi Susan!! You're so sweet to think of me. We are so happy to be in Chicago–even with the 6 degree weather :) Hope you are well and hope to see you soon!
Thanks so much for your comment on my Full of Joy design! You've got so many beautiful entries! Love your work, Susan!
i just read your old wall post again - made me smile :) thanks Sue.
Hi Susan, thank you so much for your kind comment. Your work is always so lovely - you have a beautiful, elegant style :)
Hi Susan! Hope all is well! I just realized you only live about 2 hours away from my best friend!! She lives in Port Edwards, WI. I don't get there to visit too much...but next time I do, I'd love to meet up! Happy Tuesday! :)
Thanks for your comment, Sue! I feel the same way about missing things here. NSS - yes! ;)
Hi Susan! Thanks so much for your helpful comment on my design. You're right - the translucent letters look so much better than solid! Thanks again for taking the time to critique, it means a lot. :)
Hi Susan, I am just getting back too! So hard to jump back in after vacation, but I am happy for the new year! And for friends like you! Cheers to a new year!!
Susan, you crack me up! Your entries are always gorgeous! But thank you for the lovely compliment :)
Thanks Susan! It was a nice surprise for sure. I wasn't expecting it at all. Best on the wedding cards - I'm sure you'll do some great things!!
Ah, you are such a sweetheart. thanks for brightening my day :)
Holiday was rather discouraging since I entered more designs than I ever have and only received a NY pick, so the last couple weeks have been a boost.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing your wedding entries - you always rock this category!
I know what you mean about touch and go. I've been thinking the same thing lately. Guess I won't be quitting my day job yet! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the Wedding Challenge!
Sue- Thank you for all your wonderful comments! I am a huge fan of your work so it means all the more. xox
Thank you so much for your comments on my Gift of Art pick. I really appreciate it, especially from a Mintie as successful as yourself!
Thanks Susan!! Your work is always top-notch! Best of luck in the save the date challenge! :)
Oh my goodness I do not deserve such kind words. I admire your work so much! It is always impeccable, elegant, stately and fresh. I can spot your designs every time, and I just love them all! :) xx
(or your support) x
are you kidding me!?! I'd die. i dont think that will ever happen, but i really appreciate your encouragement! <3
Loving all your work!!! You are a superstar!! xx
Oh my! I don't know why my message was posted so many times! I only clicked submit once! So sorry Susan.
Hi Susan! So funny, because I was thinking just yesterday how nice it was to meet you when I came across your gorgeous save the date submissions! Thanks SO much for you generous words. I'm so glad to have met you too, and am eagerly anticipating NSS again.
Thank you so much for your comment on my "travel with us" illustration - it means a lot coming from you and I will definitely take into consideration the plane size or whether it's needed at all!
Hi Susan, You're design is beautiful (one of my favs)! I wouldn't have any second thoughts about it, it's perfect! Thanks for your comments on my holiday designs! :)
Hey Susan - no fence with those gators! One was shot from - what do you call - those view towers?? And the other was seriously up close and personal - both in the Florida Everglades. It's a huge National Park in Florida in a small corner in south Miami called Shark Valley. And they are just lounging everywhere - some blocking the narrow walkway on little nature trails and everything. Shark Valley has a bike trail with the view tower at the half way point and it's pretty wild. In addition to the gators, the birds are fantastic. I haven't been back in a while since having my baby 19 months ago. But it's def a must see if you're ever down in Miami. Thanks for stopping by my page! Chat soon!
Susan, thanks so much for the sweet message! We were in Paris the second week of August and it was the trip of a lifetime :) What a beautiful city! Hope you had a great summer. Your entries are always beautiful but you've got some especially gorgeous entries for your Save the Dates!
Thanks so much, Susan - the cash prize is certainly a good thing. ;) Congrats on your runner-up, as well - Party Down is so fun and clever!
Susan, Thanks so much for your comment on my profile! I just got back from vacation and it made my day :) I am loving all of your save the date entries! Hope you are having a great summer!
Thanks for the lovely comment, Susan. Coming from you, that really means a lot!! Also, congrats on reaching the 100 awards milestone. That is awesome!! Thanks again, and best of luck to you in the challenge! :)
Thanks so much, Susan! I'm loving your "first name design. :)
When I saw a like from you Susan it really makes my day. All the best in the challenges. When I met you at Barrique it sure was great and I will always remember that day as being a start. Thanks so much for your support it really means alot to me.
Thanks so much for your sweet note, Susan! It was well over time for a refresh. ;-)
Hi Susan, thanks so much for your sweet message about my special award! I am in total shock over that one - but happy! what a nice surprise!
Susan, I just saw the post with the special awards. Wow, congrats on the baby announcements! Great work and congrats again!
Can I just say.... I'm was crazy excited when the special awards were announced. CONGRATS LADY!!!!! You rocked that challenge!
Ha, Sue! You're too funny - and kind :) Thanks for the comment!
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