I was born on an island with a pencil in my hand and have been drawing ever since. I think that laid back island attitude has always been reflected in my work... from calligraphy and pen and ink, to book illustrations and graphic design.
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Hi Wendy, just thought I'd pop by and say hello. It's been a while since I've seen your work in the Challenges ... looking forward to seeing more of your work soon.
Wendy, congrats on the award for your thank you card. Hope to see some more designs from you soon :)
Congrats on another win Wendy! :)
Hi Wendy, many congrats for placing in top 30 designs :)..best regards
I always look forward to getting advice from you and the other Minties too! It's great to know that there are certain designers who always support and encourage you. Thanks for being one of those 'extra special' Minties! :)
Glad I could help! Thanks for the welcome - I'm excited to be part of this community!
Thanks back at ya, Wendy! Having a winner star by your name feels good, doesn't it?! :)
Hi Wendy! I am behind on responding to everyone but want you to know how much I appreciated your note! I have really enjoyed seeing your work and you are always so supportive and encouraging. Thanks again and all the best to you!
Wendy! I am more than happy to help and am flattered that you even asked for my opinion! (We have been away all week and I've been using a phone with almost no reception to try to comment on your sweet design--so I only wish I could have responded sooner and with more helpful details ; ) I think you have a lovely, solid piece that I would be thrilled to personally use for a special easter brunch
hey Wendy...hope you having a fun weekend... i need a favor can u have a look at my spooktakular fun http://www.minted.com/design-rating/65192 ...wasnt too sure about the body font...so was thinking whether to go with the orginal or new one..thanks :)
Thank Wendy for such a sweet note..ur feedback help me a lot to improve..and i really appreciate it..even i am taking so long to understand what minted wants.. :P..sometime i even ask myself whats wrong with me..but looks like few things doesnt come that easy ...so i just keep working...
i am loving ur submissions for this challenge..they are coming out great..good luck... i m sure you will get winner / editor's pick in this challenge...keeping my fingers crossed :)
Hi Wendy! Thank you for your nice comment about my "Three Sheets to the Wind" design! This is my first time entering a contest on this site, and everyone is so nice and helpful! I love all of your designs! Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing more of your work :)
Thanks for the nice note, Wendy! Glad I could help. I think Holiday Garden is looking fab!
Good catch on New Years eve! Ha. that would be funny to send everyone home before the ball drops!
And good catch! I should add the date.
Thanks wendy. I feel like this website helped me grow and I love seeing everyones else's great work!
Wendy, You have really great designs in this challenge and I think the winter evening is my favorite and second to that are the pink florals on red ribbon christmas. I think if you just tweak the writing on red ribbon christmas (where it says christmas party, the font seems a little to childlike for your elegant florals) then you have a definite winner! Just my two cents. Awesome work!
Hi Wendy, hey, you are very welcome! I just hope it's a give and take thing and not considered one-sided! I am often better at seeing what can be tweaked in other's designs and blind on my own, so feel free to chime in! And if we can all avoid those hurtful 1's, then why not, right?! So glad to have "met" you and all the supportive designers here at Minted. Keep up the good work. BTW, I meant behind the whole thing and keep the letters orange and white like my favorite ice cream!
Hi Wendy, Thanks (again) so much for your feedback. I decided to go with the corner version because I just wasnt feeling the other one and changed the colors. I'll save those flowers for another challenge :). Please let me know what you think when you have a minute. Thank you!!
Hi Wendy, Thanks so much for your feedback on my designs! So appreciate it. I posted a few different options for my winter wonderland design and would love to know if you like any of them. Whenever you have a minute, please take a look. Thanks!! :)
Hi Wendy, Thanks for your comments on my sip and sing design. I did my best with the "las" as it's a simple plural but sure does look weird. I could just leave the s off. Thanks again and good luck in this challenge.
Wendy - Thanks so much for your nice note on friday! Keep up the great work on your designs!! :)
Hi Wendy! Thought there was a FL connection...saw the Mt. Dora address in one of your designs :) I've lived everywhere between Homestead and Orlando but I really love Palm Beach area. Thanks again for your insight. You have some really great designs! Good luck and I will keep you posted on any changes to my creepy crawly design. I appreciate your help!
Hi Wendy! I just saw your award!!! HOW AWESOME!! CONGRATS! Many more to come.
Hi Wendy! Thank you for taking the time to give me some feedback on my creepy crawly design :) I am going to let your idea roll around in my head and play with your suggestion. I will let you know if I make changes and would love your feedback!
Hi Wendy, thanks for your nice note! Typography is something very near and dear to my heart! To stay on top of new trends, I usually comb magazines [I have a huge scrap file], blogs, websites and see what hot in the marketplace. With minted, you have to stick to certain fonts, but you can pair them in unusual ways. Keep in mind line weights, focal point, sizes. Everything has to work together [type and graphics] in harmony and tone, and too much of a good thing can kill a design. Still thinking about some ideas for the challenge, but nothing has come to me yet...
Hi Wendy! Thanks for your comments... I love grey and white too! :)
Sorry this is late. CONGRATS on your win! Well deserved! Hope to see many more awards in your future. Thanks for always taking the time to give advice.
thanks wendy for ur sweet comments :)
Wendy, thanks so much... I just logged in to start voting because I realized it ends soon and I haven't even started, eek!! I'm up to my eyeballs in boxes right now because we're moving in a few days... told my husband my computer has to stay out til the last minute, ha! :-)
hey wendy , congrats on ur win... :)
Posting the link here did not work...oh well. Thanks, Wendy! Enjoy your pick!!! Nice to have awards listed, isn't it? :)
I would forward the thank you list email to you, but my laptop is in the shop, so I do not have my email addresses...if you send me a reminder email, I will do that when I get it back Monday...
Wendy - Dawn posted a link to the thank you pick list on the designer facebook page. To find what made round 2, you have to either click on each of your designs and see what is votable, or go to the designer voting page and sort by designer. I had 1 of 16 make it...
Congrats Wendy on your first win!
huge CONGRATS, Wendy!!!!! Love Modern Family, a perfect pick...enjoy!
hi wendy, great changes with the lighter background, and i think the font reads cleaner/bolder. i'd still maybe play around more with the typesetting – something simple like "merry christmas" on one line instead of two, with "from the burbs" centered below might work (or maybe even consider if you need "from the 'burbs"?) --- these are all just suggestions to be taken with a grain of salt -- in the end, go with your gut and what you love!
although, sometimes, you have to think hard...at least I do! ;)
Wendy - I think you are trying too hard. I did, also, when I started out here. I think "Spirit of the Season" is one of your stronger designs because of its simplicity. I think simple does well here. You don't necessarily have to work hard to get a win. Hope this is helpful...Good luck!!!
Thanks for your note, Wendy! Regarding the Leaderboard - definitely don't get your hopes up for anything on there, but I do think your design gets good publicity out of it. It would definitely be more fun if it was accurate! :)
Hi, Wendy! I bummed your "Sittin'..." design did not get a pick this time, but you should be encouraged by the score it got! Keep at it and best of luck to you! :)
Hi Wendy! I made a subtle change...let me know your thoughts. Thx!
Hi Wendy! Thank you for your insight! I will play around a little bit more to get it just right :) Can I message you when I've made my adjustments? Thx!
Hi Wendy. I did a super quick mockup of your card...with some minor changes. What's your email address?? mine is firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoot me an email and I'll show you the idea.
Thank you for all your sweet comments Wendy! I need to go through the designs myself, I haven't left any comments for anyone yet! I'm sure once we hit 2000 designs I'm gonna regret that, haha! :-) Best of luck to you! It looks like you have some great ideas!
Your comment made me laugh, Wendy - thanks for your support! :)
I know what you mean, Wendy - I am constantly thinking and brainstorming, trying to come up with something, too...but, you are right, sometimes simple is best. My wins are, mostly, my simplest designs that required the least amount of effort. More effort doesn't always equal better. I hope you get a win soon - I'm rooting for your Sittin' in a Tree design. That one is precious! Good luck!
and "hear" - wow! I don't think you want this brain...
and "you're" not "your" - geez, I am having issues...
"song" not "sone" UGH!!!
hey, Wendy - thought I'd share my inspiration for Merrily Merrily...I was trying to think of design ideas while my little one was watching Dora the Explorer, and Dora started singing Row Row Row your Boat. I've never thought of Christmas while hearing that sone, but when your in Christmas mode, you here new things, I guess. So, there you go - watch some Dora and maybe you'll have an epiphany, too! :)
Wendy - thanks for your kind (and fun!) comment...made my brain happy that it's in demand! You are full of cleverness yourself - best of luck to you in this challenge!!! :)
Wendy, thank you so much!! You leave the nicest comments, and they make my day, so thank you! : )
Hi Wendy! Thanks for the kind note. My work schedule has been super hectic lately. I just finished a new catalog for Frontgate, which kept me busy for about 2 months. BUT...I'm done! And getting ready to jump back into my minted addiction. Thanks for missing me. Missed you too!!
Thanks, Wendy!!! I was super excited about it! :)
Hi Wendy, Thanks for catching the ric rac problem. I looked at it 100 times of course and never saw it. Anxious to see how your Mighty Tree does.
Thank you so much Wendy!! I love your Seasons Squared design BTW! I haven't had time to see the submissions, but I just noticed it above and it is wonderful! : )
Hi, Wendy! I do not know what the challenge will include, but my guess would be table signs, place cards, etc. Just a guess!
Hi Wendy! I totally remember you!!! And I LOVE what you are doing here on minted. :) I remember everyone telling us that this would be very addicting, and they were right! :)
hi wendy. minted does offer invitations with rounded corners. There use to be a catagory sub-division for it.
Hello Wendy, Thank your for your advice on my party invitation.
Hi Wendy, thank you for the comment and suggestions on my recent engagement party invitation. I enlarged the teal heart after the word "yes". I agree; I think it stands out more now. Thanks again for your advice!
Hey, Wendy! If you are home tonight and don't mind getting a phone call, please email me your phone # - email@example.com
Wendy - thanks for your sweet note! No record - I did NOT have 760 likes...that's just the buggy Leaderboard. I actually have around 39, and there are at least a couple I've seen with more! So, I'm not getting too excited, yet! I will comment on your design here in a little bit - I'm being called away...
Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Wendy! I was excited, too (except that board is a little buggy - I think there are some designs with more likes)...still fun to see. Thanks for your support! :)
thanks for the nice, helpful comments! i uploaded an image to "favorite colors" if you want to check it out ;)
Wendy - sorry I did not see you comment on Lest I Forget sooner to answer your questions...thanks for your nice words!
It was so nice to meet you today, Wendy! I really enjoyed chatting with you. You have some clever ideas in your designs, and some day that will pay off for you here on Minted - I'm rooting for you!
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