The Occasional Hello

based in New Jersey.

  • 32 awards won
  • 702 comments made
  • 19416 votes cast
  • Minted on Sep 16 2010
  • TheOHello.com
  • http://www.minted.com/designer/theoccasionlhello

Awards

  • winner 8
  • editor pick 24

About The Occasional Hello

I'm Sandy, the owner and designer behind The Occasional Hello. I love paper, school supplies, browsing in good old-fashioned stationery stores (remember those?), the smell of freshly-sharpened pencils and the search for the perfect typeface. I have a penchant for design that is unconventional and unique and, of course, makes people happy!

favorite designers

  • Cheer Up Press
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  • Oscar & Emma
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Snow and Ivy
  • Jill Means

comments

Carol Fazio on Dec 04 2013
Carol Fazio
  • Minted Jun 23, 2011
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Sandy, your comment on my Wrapped in Linen design made my day! Thanks so much!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 06 2013
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
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Thanks so much for your kind comment on my design, Sandy! I really appreciate it!!! :)

Cecilia Oh on Sep 22 2013
Cecilia Oh
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First of all, thank you for your kindness and warm welcome. I found your comment helpful, thank you! :)

Neeta Sawhney on Sep 09 2013
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
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I just want to thank you and also say I like your simple yet stately designs.

Neeta Sawhney on Sep 06 2013
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
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Here is the love4ever done over again please tell me what you think http://www.minted.com/design-rating/106681

Chris Griffith on May 10 2013
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
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  • 7397 Votes cast

Hi Sandy, Thanks for taking the time for the nice comment on my rock star entry. I truly appreciate it and so admire your work. I am sure you will have some winners! Chris

Carolyn MacLaren on Jan 07 2013
Carolyn MacLaren
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thanks so much for your sweet comment -- all of your baby announcements are stunning! Best of luck :-)

guess what? on Aug 21 2012
guess what?
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Thanks so much, Sandy! Right back atcha! Loving your banners - great job! :)

Molly Lentz on Aug 20 2012
Molly Lentz
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Hi Sandy! Thank YOU for commenting on my page. Your designs are absolutely beautiful and inspiring. I'm so glad to be a part of this community and look forward to many more challenges to come! :-D

Susan Asbill on Aug 20 2012
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
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Awww! You're so sweet! My reindeer card actually didn't get picked up this year (I didn't do so well with the holiday picks). I still tried to sneak him into the party decor challenge though, haha... Best of luck with your Foliage design... I LOVE it!

Phrosné Ras on Aug 15 2012
Phrosné Ras
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Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for the welcome and comment I appreciate it! I really admire your designs :)

guess what? on Jun 14 2012
guess what?
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Hi Sandy! I so don't want to ruin your design with my feedback. I was thinking more of a dark taupe or dark rust color, but I would say, ultimately go with your gut. You're a great designer with great color sense, so I know whatever you decide on will be fabulous! Actually, the original with the black type is kind of growing on me. :)

Susan Asbill on Jun 08 2012
Susan Asbill
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I tried out your suggestion on my 'gifted' design... what do you think? I'm not sure... looking at it too long! :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/60912

Heather Francisco on Feb 27 2012
Heather Francisco
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Congrats Sandy!

Kimberly FitzSimons on Feb 13 2012
Kimberly FitzSimons
  • Minted Jan 9, 2009
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Hey Sandy, thank you so much for your sweet comments on my stationery submissions! It means a lot to me! I really love your hand lettered submissions!mi think it is so hard to make them look good, but you did a great job! I look forward to seeing more of your designs this year!

Bleu Collar Paperie on Feb 03 2012
Bleu Collar Paperie
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
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Thanks so much for your kind words, Sandy! It really means so much. :) Congrats to you, too!

Cheer Up Press on Jan 18 2012
Cheer Up Press
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
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thanks Sandy :) congrats on yours as well. much deserved!

Jill Means on Dec 20 2011
Jill Means
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Thank you Sandy! I actually found out about that from your comment. What a fun surprise!

Cheer Up Press on Dec 18 2011
Cheer Up Press
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congrats on your win :) you deserve it!

Smeeta Sharma on Dec 10 2011
Smeeta Sharma
  • Minted Oct 28, 2010
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Congratulations on your win Sandy!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Dec 09 2011
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
  • Minted Jan 20, 2010
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Go JERSEY!!!! Congratulations!

Lauren Chism on Dec 09 2011
Lauren Chism
  • Minted Sep 2, 2009
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Congrats Sandy!

Kristie Kern on Dec 08 2011
Kristie Kern
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Thank you, Sandy! Congratulations to you, too!

Heather Francisco on Nov 03 2011
Heather Francisco
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Congrats on your win! I want this tag <3

Jill Means on Nov 02 2011
Jill Means
  • Minted May 11, 2010
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thanks for your comment Sandy, I have no idea what I'd change it to if Minted chooses it and doesn't buy Kewl. It was exactly what I wanted. Chances are, they won't and I use it myself!

nocciola design on Sep 21 2011
nocciola design
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Thanks Sandy - I love your work too. Your illustrations are adorable!

GeekInk Design on Sep 20 2011
GeekInk Design
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Thanks! And congrats on your Top Shelf card!

Lesa Abney on Sep 16 2011
Lesa Abney
  • Minted Sep 14, 2011
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Thank you Sandy!!

Jennifer Wick on Sep 13 2011
Jennifer Wick
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Thank you so much, Sandy! I had no idea since the competition is always fierce, so I appreciate you liking my design! : )

Snow and Ivy on Sep 13 2011
Snow and Ivy
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Thanks so much Sandy!!

Jill Means on Sep 13 2011
Jill Means
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thank you Sandy!

aticnomar on Sep 04 2011
aticnomar
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Hi! Thank you very much for the comment. I appreciated it very much.

nocciola design on Aug 05 2011
nocciola design
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Thanks so much - congrats. to you too! Your work is great and Baby Bouquet is so adorable :)

Susan Asbill on Aug 03 2011
Susan Asbill
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Congratulations on your win. 'Baby Bouquet' was one of my favorites!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 04 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Also, I agree with the comments below that your business name is super!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 03 2011
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Sandy - thank you so much for your comments and suggestions on my Sweetheart Laurel design. I've made improvements - hope you like it!

chocomocacino on May 12 2011
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
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I can't help myself to comment on your logo.. Everytime I see your work or comments, they always caught my eyes !! Great job!

Design Lotus on Sep 26 2010
Design Lotus
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loving the name of you company and branding! welcome to Minted.