Yolanda Mariak Chendak

Yolanda Mariak Chendak. Based in Whitehouse Station, NJ, US.

  • 37 awards won
  • 1233 comments made
  • 6435 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 10
  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 26

About Yolanda Mariak Chendak

Yolanda is a designer who is enthusiastic about all things paper, crazy about anything retro and has a serious crush on European design. Although her career has mainly been in advertising and marketing she has always been passionate about stationery design. She believes all life's celebrations should start out with beautiful stationery.

favorite designers

  • The Social Type
  • Andres Montaño
  • Design Lotus
  • Oscar & Emma
  • Waui Design
  • Paper Dahlia

comments

Alethea and Ruth on Dec 02 2013
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
  • 194 Awards
  • 316 Comments made
  • 9401 Votes cast

thank you for such a sweet comment Yolanda :-) it made my day. i really love your gilded union design - super stunning!

Phrosné Ras on Jul 15 2013
Phrosné Ras
  • Minted Jul 11, 2012
  • 76 Awards
  • 3546 Comments made
  • 8676 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the lovely compliment, Yolanda!

Carrie ONeal on Jun 05 2013
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
  • 90 Awards
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  • 15272 Votes cast

No worries Yolanda...I think they are different enough to offer both. :)

Kristie Kern on Feb 22 2013
Kristie Kern
  • Minted Sep 15, 2011
  • 99 Awards
  • 199 Comments made
  • 14201 Votes cast

Thank you, Yolanda -- so exciting! I hope you'll be going to NSS show again this year. Love your work!

Snow and Ivy on Aug 20 2012
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 114 Awards
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  • 15775 Votes cast

ahahaha, thanks Yolanda... if only it was as fabulous as yours! I hope you never change it :P

GeekInk Design on Jun 14 2012
GeekInk Design
  • Minted Mar 21, 2011
  • 90 Awards
  • 663 Comments made
  • 34049 Votes cast

Thanks so much Yolanda! Your stuff is always awesome! Especially love the way Joyous Noel turned out.

Paper Dahlia on Jun 01 2012
Paper Dahlia
  • Minted Jun 28, 2008
  • 90 Awards
  • 2020 Comments made
  • 26339 Votes cast

Thank you for the super sweet comment!! I hope we get a chance to meet someday :)

Marabou Design on May 30 2012
Marabou Design
  • Minted Jan 18, 2009
  • 64 Awards
  • 1643 Comments made
  • 11150 Votes cast

Yolanda, I had so much fun chatting with you at NSS. I hope our paths cross again soon! xo, Brandy

Heather Francisco on Mar 09 2012
Heather Francisco
  • Minted Sep 6, 2011
  • 29 Awards
  • 1042 Comments made
  • 57373 Votes cast

Thank you so much Yolanda! Congratulations on your win also!

Moglea on Feb 18 2012
Moglea
  • Minted Oct 6, 2009
  • 58 Awards
  • 1190 Comments made
  • 6899 Votes cast

You are so so sweet, Yolanda! Thanks for the note. Can't wait to see you in May!!

Jennifer Wick on Feb 11 2012
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 177 Awards
  • 2856 Comments made
  • 15936 Votes cast

Yolanda, you are soooooo kind, your comments always make my day! Well, right back at you - I love your work and I'm still i awe of your London invite. I hope to see you again at the NSS minted party this year! Maybe I'll even be brave enough to go out afterwards (doubtful, but we'll see ; )

guess what? on Feb 02 2012
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 77 Awards
  • 5405 Comments made
  • 16310 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Yolanda! Congratulations again, to you! I love your illustrations! :)

CML Designs on Jan 19 2012
CML Designs
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 5 Comments made
  • 32 Votes cast

THanks! good luck to you as well

CML Designs on Jan 19 2012
CML Designs
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 5 Comments made
  • 32 Votes cast

I am in bedminster.

Wendy Van Ryn on Jan 18 2012
Wendy Van Ryn
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 32 Awards
  • 1052 Comments made
  • 17757 Votes cast

Congratulations Yolanda! Great job on your designs! (And thank you for your kind comment) :-)

Stacey Meacham on Jan 18 2012
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
  • 111 Awards
  • 3768 Comments made
  • 42761 Votes cast

congrats. your something old wins are just perfect.

j.bartyn on Jan 17 2012
j.bartyn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2010
  • 91 Awards
  • 187 Comments made
  • 21047 Votes cast

Congratulations!

guess what? on Jan 17 2012
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 77 Awards
  • 5405 Comments made
  • 16310 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Yolanda! Congrats again to you, too! Fabulous!!! :)

Britt Clendenen on Jan 17 2012
Britt Clendenen
  • Minted Oct 24, 2011
  • 3 Awards
  • 766 Comments made
  • 1356 Votes cast

Congrats on your dynamic duo of London and Paris Yolanda!

chocomocacino on Jan 17 2012
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 90 Awards
  • 1668 Comments made
  • 15316 Votes cast

I know it will win! COngratsss on double awesome jobs!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 17 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 33 Awards
  • 7446 Comments made
  • 32305 Votes cast

Thanks back at ya, Yolanda!

Jana Volfova on Jan 17 2012
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
  • 39 Awards
  • 813 Comments made
  • 11167 Votes cast

Congrats on your wins Yolanda!!! I love your winning designs!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 17 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 33 Awards
  • 7446 Comments made
  • 32305 Votes cast

Congrats on First and Third, Yolanda - great stuff!!!

Sandy Pons on Jan 17 2012
Sandy Pons
  • Minted Sep 10, 2008
  • 14 Awards
  • 976 Comments made
  • 25471 Votes cast

Right back at ya! Way to go, so awesome! Hope to see you again in May?

Jill Means on Jan 17 2012
Jill Means
  • Minted May 11, 2010
  • 59 Awards
  • 1339 Comments made
  • 31332 Votes cast

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Katie Speelman on Jan 17 2012
Katie Speelman
  • Minted Aug 25, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 113 Comments made
  • 2837 Votes cast

Congrats on your wins! I love those two!

Sarah Curry on Jan 17 2012
Sarah Curry
  • Minted Oct 12, 2011
  • 44 Awards
  • 1762 Comments made
  • 15242 Votes cast

Congrats on your two top 3 wins! I loved the travel-inspired designs! Well done.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 14 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 33 Awards
  • 7446 Comments made
  • 32305 Votes cast

Hi, Yolanda! Just wanted to thank you for your Christmas card - love that it was one of your Minted designs! Your kids are adorable! Thanks, also, for your note to "Minties" - it was so great to learn more about you. Happy New Year and best of luck to you in 2012 (not that you need luck!) :)

Debb W on Jan 08 2012
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 1 Award
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  • 20047 Votes cast

Loved your card and deeply appreciate your kind note. What fun we had exchanging holiday cards! It was nice to meet your family, pets included! Happy New Year!

guess what? on Jan 05 2012
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 77 Awards
  • 5405 Comments made
  • 16310 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda! Thank you so much for your beautiful holiday cards! Your boys are adorable!! Thank you for taking the time to write us a personal note, too! It was great to hear about you and your family! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and I hope your New Year is fabulous!! It's been great getting to know you, here at Minted! Take care!! :)

Susan Asbill on Dec 21 2011
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 40 Awards
  • 1804 Comments made
  • 66874 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the lovely holiday card! Your kids are so cute and I love your address stamp too. It was nice to learn a little bit more about you and I'm glad to hear that business is booming. The teaching gig sounds like fun. Happy holidays!

Sandy Pons on Dec 21 2011
Sandy Pons
  • Minted Sep 10, 2008
  • 14 Awards
  • 976 Comments made
  • 25471 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda-Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas card. Your kids are just adorable and I'm so glad your teaching is going well. Enjoy the days ahead!

root beer float on Dec 17 2011
root beer float
  • Minted Oct 1, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 64 Comments made
  • 754 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda! Thank you so much for the congrats on Fiesta Folk Art -- we really appreciate your sweet comment!! Congrats to you on Blessed Lace, Flourish Nupital!

Kristie Kern on Dec 12 2011
Kristie Kern
  • Minted Sep 15, 2011
  • 99 Awards
  • 199 Comments made
  • 14201 Votes cast

Thank you for your sweet message, Yolanda, and congrats to you, too!

Lehan Veenker on Dec 10 2011
Lehan Veenker
  • Minted Sep 20, 2010
  • 106 Awards
  • 1879 Comments made
  • 15136 Votes cast

Thanks for the note, Yolanda! And congrats to you on your Editor's Picks!! :o)

GeekInk Design on Dec 10 2011
GeekInk Design
  • Minted Mar 21, 2011
  • 90 Awards
  • 663 Comments made
  • 34049 Votes cast

Thank you and congrats on your wins! I have a feeling London and Paris will be in the top 10 for sure! I love those designs. :)

Smeeta Sharma on Dec 10 2011
Smeeta Sharma
  • Minted Oct 28, 2010
  • 5 Awards
  • 980 Comments made
  • 10387 Votes cast

Yolanda, congratulations on your Editor's Picks!

Jana Volfova on Dec 09 2011
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
  • 39 Awards
  • 813 Comments made
  • 11167 Votes cast

Thank you, Yolanda! Congratulations on your wins. x

Sandra Picco Design on Dec 09 2011
Sandra Picco Design
  • Minted Sep 16, 2010
  • 32 Awards
  • 803 Comments made
  • 20972 Votes cast

Yes, go Jersey...Congrats to you as well, Yolanda! You'll have a few more wins in the next one too, I have a feeling!

Jennifer Wick on Dec 09 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 177 Awards
  • 2856 Comments made
  • 15936 Votes cast

Thanks sooo much, Yolanda! I'm so glad to yours were picked too! And I know that your London wedding design will be one of the winners in the next challenge! : )

Snow and Ivy on Dec 05 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 114 Awards
  • 2534 Comments made
  • 15775 Votes cast

That is so cool!! I'm so flattered ;) Thanks Yolanda! I can't wait to see the something old/new challenge results - I drooled over your destination designs.

chocomocacino on Sep 21 2011
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 90 Awards
  • 1668 Comments made
  • 15316 Votes cast

Thanks yolanda!! Its an honour you like my work.. How was ur new life?? Must be very exciting!! Hope u can submit for wedding challenge....

chocomocacino on Sep 21 2011
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
  • 90 Awards
  • 1668 Comments made
  • 15316 Votes cast

Thanks Yolanda... It's an honour that you like my design.. How was your new life? Must be very exciting!!

guess what? on Sep 20 2011
guess what?
  • Minted May 6, 2008
  • 77 Awards
  • 5405 Comments made
  • 16310 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda! Thanks so much for your nice comment! i really appreciate your feedback. You're so talented - I really love your work - very inspiring!! :)

Melanie Severin on Sep 18 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 63 Awards
  • 2871 Comments made
  • 29803 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Yolanda! Nothing like squeaking in a few submissions on a Sunday night before the deadline, huh ;) I LOVE you Weathered Berries design - just gorgeous!

ERAY on Sep 13 2011
ERAY
  • Minted May 30, 2011
  • 44 Awards
  • 500 Comments made
  • 4257 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda. Thanks for your comment on the win. Hey I just went to check out your website but it said that the Domain Name had expired. Thought you might want to know.

Snow and Ivy on Sep 13 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 114 Awards
  • 2534 Comments made
  • 15775 Votes cast

You party girl!! We'll miss you!

Snow and Ivy on Sep 13 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 114 Awards
  • 2534 Comments made
  • 15775 Votes cast

aw thanks Yolanda!!! Will you be at the NY meetup on Saturday!?

Jennifer Wick on Sep 13 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
  • 177 Awards
  • 2856 Comments made
  • 15936 Votes cast

Thanks so much, Yolanda!! : )

nocciola design on Aug 04 2011
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
  • 78 Awards
  • 2440 Comments made
  • 18642 Votes cast

Thanks so much Yolanda! Congrats. to you too - Legacy Wreath is so, so pretty!

Bonjour Paper on Aug 04 2011
Bonjour Paper
  • Minted Jul 20, 2010
  • 87 Awards
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  • 27345 Votes cast

Yolanda thank you so much and congrats on your win too!

Melanie Severin on Aug 03 2011
Melanie Severin
  • Minted May 19, 2011
  • 63 Awards
  • 2871 Comments made
  • 29803 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Yolanda, and big congrats to you too - Legacy Wreath was one of my faves!!!

Susan Asbill on Aug 03 2011
Susan Asbill
  • Minted Jun 6, 2011
  • 40 Awards
  • 1804 Comments made
  • 66874 Votes cast

Congratulations on your win! I love that design.

Moglea on Aug 03 2011
Moglea
  • Minted Oct 6, 2009
  • 58 Awards
  • 1190 Comments made
  • 6899 Votes cast

Congrats on your first win!! love your design lady. :)

nocciola design on Jul 01 2011
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
  • 78 Awards
  • 2440 Comments made
  • 18642 Votes cast

Thanks Yolanda - your Legacy Wreath is beautiful!! :)

nocciola design on Jun 17 2011
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
  • 78 Awards
  • 2440 Comments made
  • 18642 Votes cast

Thanks so much Yolanda!

Laura Hankins on Jun 17 2011
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 73 Awards
  • 1850 Comments made
  • 7975 Votes cast

Thanks, Yolanda! :)

robin ott design on May 31 2011
robin ott design
  • Minted Jun 6, 2010
  • 85 Awards
  • 368 Comments made
  • 10770 Votes cast

Thank you for your comment Yolanda. I really debated submitting it so you made my day! I love your entries for this challenge. Best wishes!

Paper Dahlia on May 04 2011
Paper Dahlia
  • Minted Jun 28, 2008
  • 90 Awards
  • 2020 Comments made
  • 26339 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your sweet message! I'm a fan of your work so it definitely put a smile on my face :)

Laura Hankins on Nov 28 2010
Laura Hankins
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  • 7975 Votes cast

Thanks for the sweet message Yolanda, and congrats on your Editor's Picks!!

Laura Hankins on Nov 15 2010
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
  • 73 Awards
  • 1850 Comments made
  • 7975 Votes cast

You have some great wedding entries Yolanda :) Every time I found myself liking a design I looked over and it was one of yours!

Snow and Ivy on Nov 05 2010
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
  • 114 Awards
  • 2534 Comments made
  • 15775 Votes cast

Thanks so much Yolanda!! I'm super excited : P

Katie Wahn on Nov 05 2010
Katie Wahn
  • Minted May 12, 2010
  • 30 Awards
  • 649 Comments made
  • 26083 Votes cast

thanks Yolanda!! Congrats on your win as well! How was the ny meet up? Wish I could have been there!

pottsdesign on Oct 20 2010
pottsdesign
  • Minted Jan 8, 2009
  • 37 Awards
  • 142 Comments made
  • 4247 Votes cast

hi Yolanda! GREAT meeting you too ;) what a great time! we will all have to get together again soon!!!

Pretty in Paper on Oct 19 2010
Pretty in Paper
  • Minted Feb 15, 2010
  • 23 Awards
  • 1087 Comments made
  • 17198 Votes cast

It was so nice meeting you too! You did a great job of asking questions and keeping the conversation going. I wish I could have stayed longer! Thanks for the anniversary wishes!

Pretty in Paper on Oct 12 2010
Pretty in Paper
  • Minted Feb 15, 2010
  • 23 Awards
  • 1087 Comments made
  • 17198 Votes cast

Thanks again Yolanda for the constructive feedback and kind words on my design! I truly appreciate your help!

Katie Wahn on Oct 03 2010
Katie Wahn
  • Minted May 12, 2010
  • 30 Awards
  • 649 Comments made
  • 26083 Votes cast

Thanks for the comment Yolanda! I keep thinking that design is TOO plain, but I feel like adding anything to it would be too much!

Paper Dahlia on Oct 03 2010
Paper Dahlia
  • Minted Jun 28, 2008
  • 90 Awards
  • 2020 Comments made
  • 26339 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda! Thanks for your sweet comment on my Garden Delight design! I love your Stitched Up design. I've been working on a heart design too but I think it's different enough. I always feel a little weird when there's a similar element used... bound to happen I suppose. Anyway, looking forward to seeing more of your work. You have a lovely style.

Katie Wahn on Sep 26 2010
Katie Wahn
  • Minted May 12, 2010
  • 30 Awards
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  • 26083 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda! Thanks so much for your comments about the minibooks! Congrats on your latest win in the bday challenge! I would love to come to the minted meet up in NYC. I have no idea yet if I will be able to make it. I guess that's probably the closest they will get to either of our areas? (I'm about 30 minutes northwest of Philadelphia)

Candice Leigh on Sep 24 2010
Candice Leigh
  • Minted Aug 26, 2008
  • 18 Awards
  • 709 Comments made
  • 5173 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your nice comments on my minibook designs. I love your work and I think your Papercut Flowers design is one of the best in the challenge :o) Best of luck!!

nocciola design on Sep 16 2010
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
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That's very kind of you :) We'll see ... hope so!

nocciola design on Sep 16 2010
nocciola design
  • Minted Jan 9, 2010
  • 78 Awards
  • 2440 Comments made
  • 18642 Votes cast

Hi Yolanda, thank you for your comments - and congrats on your judges and editors picks for the happy birthday and holiday challenges!!