Alethea and Ruth is the creative outlet of designer Rachel Nanfelt. She is an obsessive doodler, loves a bold pattern, great type and lots of color. She is currently living in (and loving) Seattle, via southern California and the midwest.
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Hello! I’m so honored you’ve chosen to use one of my designs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Best, Rachel Nanfelt
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Rachel, I can't tell you how much your kind words mean to me. Thank you so much for taking the time (I know how precious your time is with two little ones ;) ) to write it. I think you are so amazingly talented, everything you design is like magic! :) x
Congrats on big 400. You are an inspiration
Rachel, Many congrats on the massive milestone '400' and wish you many many more. its actually a given considering how fabulous each and every piece you put out :). your designs really bring as much joy and excitement to me (and i'm sure to many others) as they do to you when you make them. Best always!!
Congratulations on your 400 wins!! Your designs are beautiful, and your success is very inspiring to someone who just entered my first challenge ever. :-) Good luck in the coming challenges. I love all of your entries but "Jungle Pals" is particularly special! Best, Rennie
Beautiful submissions in the current wedding challenge, Rachel! Always looking forward to seeing your work!
Your experiments with Typography make your designs stand out. You say so much in compact space, and that too without being overwhelming -- It's amazing.
Thank you so much for the kind comment <3 I'm so excited for you, your work is so beautifu!!
Hi Rachel, thank you so much for your sweet comment! Huge congrats on 1st place! Your work never ceases to amaze me. Always lovely, innovative and spot on:)
Hi Rachel, You're blessed with an amazing talent, I'm a long-time admirer of your work! I've left a couple thoughts on your submissions but they are just thoughts, your work is perfection! : )
Thanks for your comment! It always feels risky to try new things for wedding or holiday (so much pressure!) but I'm glad you like them! Your submissions have been looking so good too!
Thanks for your kind (and helpful!) comment on my "Russian Christmas" design, Rachel! I've always admired your work, and I'm totally going out on a limb with this design, so I really appreciate your feedback!
Thanks so much for the feedback on my entries, Rachel! I had been thinking the same thing about losing the flowers on my 'Bold botanicals' so I played around a bit more and am much happier with it http://www.minted.com/design-rating/592648. Your entries are stunning as usual- how you come up with fresh ideas that still maintain your distinct style just blows my mind, but you do every challenge (and I don't even hate you for it, ha!)
Hi Rachel, You may hear this often but it is worth repeating. I admire your talent and the consistency in your work. Seems not one appealing piece goes public without your loving consideration. And we benefit. : )
Thank you so much for the kind comment - it means so much to me! Your 'how loved you are' is truly a masterpiece! You are so lovely and talented :)
You're so considerate :) Thankyou so much for appreciating my work,coming from you,I'm honored :)
Hi Rachel, (firstly I simply admire your work,you're a creative genius) I was browsing through designs in the Baby Shower challenge,(getting ready to vote actually) & realized that one of your designs is similar to what I submitted. Although,I even checked the submission dates. Please let me know if its too similar so that I could remove it. :)
Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my designer page. That pottery barn challenge is SOOO huge, the fact that I had anything stand out makes my day. Thank you a million times and best of luck in that big one. You've got some great ones in there as well. :) Happy Monday!
I'm sure you know how to spell very well, you've just joined the motherhood club where your brain is no longer your own! It's a steep decline from here... fortunately you still mange to put out beautiful, unique designs. Loving your collection!
Thank you so much for the kind comment on my "Woodland Wreath" design, Rachel! That means everything! I loved all of your designs in this challenge and a big congrats on your wins! :)
Love all your self-launch items, Rachel! Wishing I had thought to shop them sooner!! :)
Thanks for voting in my last minute poll, Rachel! And, as usual, every single one of your designs is stunning. I am always in awe of your talent, and you new little guy hasn't slowed you down at all! ;-) Congratulations on him, too!
Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Rachel!! :) I've always been a huge fan of yours and LOVE everything you make! Your wedding entries are gorgeous, by the way! :)
Congrats on your WIN and Picks in the New Year's Challenge! Gorgeous work as always :)
your works is just so awesome! they're all unique and fresh! :)
Stunning work again in the holiday challenge, Rachel!
Congratulations, K :)
Thanks for your great feedback Rachel! I made the change and so happy you recommended it. All the best!
Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for yuor feedback on my design... really appreciate it! :)
Rachel, your sweet comment made my week! Can't wait to see the rest of your holiday work roll in, always such a fan :)
Love your work!
Thank you for your feedback on my design ... I took your suggestion and like it WAY better now! :) Love all your designs, by the way!
Rachel thanks for the suggestion about a different font on my design! Totally agree - now to pick one ha ha!
Rachel, thanks so much for your sweet comment! I admire your work so much. Your typography and florals are always so amazing. I have a couple copies of your "most wonderful time" prints that are packed away with my holiday decorations. I look forward to displaying every year! Thanks for being such an inspiration :)
Hi Rachel! I just wanted to thank you so much for your sweet comment, I am such a huge fan of your work- it really means a lot! Congrats on all of your recent picks across wedding and birth announcements- I just love seeing what new beautiful pieces you'll come up with each challenge :)
Hi Rachel, love your Valentine's design win. You are a true inspiration.
Hi Rachel, Your wedding submissions are insane!! So beautiful. :)
Thank you so much for your comment on my design today! I have admired your work for a long time and I'm really new to Minted, it made my day! :)
Thank you so much for the nice comment, it means so much to me!
Thanks for the sweet comment and big congrats to you as well! BTW, I got a small print of 'Rules to Live By' framed on my desk at work.. it might be a children's print, but it sure makes me happy everyday;)
you know what's really weird.. this: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/237629 and your's this: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/236267 HAHAHA. Mine is not as good as yours but i know exactly how you did it. LOL.
Wonderful save the date designs! So very fresh and elegant :)
I'm in love with all of your patterns! Beautiful work.
I am in love with so many of your fabric entries. I cannot wait to see the results. Best of luck! :)
incredible entries for domino.
Hello Rachel! Your work is just awesome!
thank you for helping with my sea flowers poll today! i really appreciate and value your feedback. ...and I also love a great pink/red combo! :)
Beautiful photo :)
you make me sit here and scrutinize over your designs to look for reasons to give you at least a few 4's between all the hundreds of 5's i always give you. but I guess if it's that hard to find reason Im just fooling myself. HAHA. you know i always love your work, and you inspire me.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my polls! I value your opinion and trust your instincts. I'm grateful for your feedback!
Hi Rachel, Rebecca. I 'm loving the texture of your hand written designs. are these hand painted in water color or painted digitally? If digital would you mind sharing your trade secrets? Brush sets, techniques? Would love to achieve similar effects.
Hi Rachel & Rebecca.
I pretty new to the Minted world and am an avid fan of your work. I know this is a bit of an informal diversion from an actual "buddy" assignment, but if you have a moment to take a look at this hand-scriped design and let me know if you think the scale of the script works, I would be most appreciative!
I like your advice that you give... to not be afraid to take risks and follow what you love! I feel that is what I am doing being newly minted!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment Rachel, I'm such a fan of your work- it really meant a lot! Can't wait to see what you come up with for holiday this year, I'm sure it'll be gorgeous as usual :)
Thanks so much Rachel, I appreciate it só.
I'm really admiring your art prints in the west elm challenge! beautiful work.
Rachel, thank you so much for the sweetest comment you left - you are one my very favorite Minted designers who admire, so that means a lot coming from you! I only wish I had done something fun before the file requests started rolling in ;) Your wedding designs were stunning (as usual!) so I know they will be a big hit with brides. I hope you'll go to the NSS sometime so I can finally meet you!
Thank you for taking time to comment, i really appreciate it, Rachel. :) Congrats and ten times congrats to you again! you always, over and over again, impress with new designs and fresh new work. I can just look at your work the whole day. Incredible.
A big big congrats on ALL your recent wins!!! So many beautiful designs that will make so many people so happy to send out. You have such an amazing style that I so love seeing!
Thanks so much Rachel! And I think I lost count somewhere around your 4th design in the top 30... so many picks, and they're all so beautiful! :) Huge congrats to you!
Just wanted to drop by and say how much I admire your work - you are truly amazing! It's incredible not only for how beautiful it all is, but how much you create and with such quality and uniqueness, wow!
Thanks so much for being ok with this Rachel! Always love seeing your submissions .... perfection! :)
Hi Rachel, I've been working on a similar design to your 'You're Purfect' design for the last couple of days. Honestly, it probably isn't as lovely as yours but I would really like to know if you would mind if I went ahead and submitted it. If you do mind, it's ok.
Rachel, just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of your work. Your work is simply stunning. I love all you do. Cheers ;)
Rachel, Thanks so much for taking the time - let me know what you think? http://www.minted.com/design-rating/129931
All your wedding submissions are stunning... you ROCKED this competition!
What a lovely comment. I truly appreciate it Rachel.
When you get the time please give suggestions about Rani and Raja Wedding invitation. Would like to hear from all of you thanks
When you have the time can you tell me about font placement thanks
I had the most random dream with you in it last night—I dreamed we discovered we were second cousins at a family bbq at your house. You lived in a giant house right next to the ocean btw :) And then you showed me what you were working on, which happened to be Berenstain Bears wall decals. Ha, oooh dreams. Just thought I'd share :)
Thank you so much for the sweet compliment, Rachel! You are an inspiration, and it means a lot coming from you! :)
THANK YOU rachel !! I'm so happy =D.. i'm always in awe with ur work.. lettering n flowers. they are just so awesome!!!
Rachel!! thank you so much for the comment on my profile! I adore your work and am so touched that you took the time to leave a little note--I appreciate it beyond words ; )
Thanks for your helpful comment on my jolly rejoice design. If you have time can you check out the revised version: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/94572
thank you!!!! Love all of your beautiful work!!!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for checking out my blog :) I'm a big fan of your lovely florals. I was thinking they would look beautiful on fabric too!
Rachel, thank you soooo much for your sweet comment! on petit monsieur - seriously made my day!! I absolutely LOOOVE everything you do, so your feedback means the world to me!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :)
Congrats Rachel and Rebecca on your minibook wins! I don't know if I've ever commented on your stuff before, but it is always amazing! You two may just be able to make a career out of this whole stationery thing! Haha! ;) 96 wins... wow!
Congrats on your wins !!!
I'm a big fan!
So fun to see all your designs in this challenge. Your work is so beautiful and definitely encourages me to work harder! :)
We chose one of your designs for our card this year, and featured it on the blog Fritz: http://seefritz.com/2012/12/merry-christmas/. Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christmas.
I tagged 6 favorites and 3 of them were yours. As I view all of your other designs -- I realize I love your work the best. It is totally my style. Thank you. Can't wait to get my cards. Barb B
in love with all you do!
I am terribly behind on responding to everyone but really wanted to thank you for your sweet message. You are such an inspiration to me and to this community Rachel so it really made my day to see such kind words from you. Your talent is undeniably incredible and I think you have really set a standard for gorgeous but unique designs that still really resonate with a wide audience. It is an inspiring feat and I truly admire your work! Thanks again!
Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for your feedback on my paint roller design. I've made some revisions and also did an alternate shape layout. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the changes. Thanks again.
Congrats, Rachel! All of your work is so stunning!
Hi Rachel, congrats on the behind the scenes article on Style Me Pretty this week! I loved peeking into your workspace and process. I know all about those messy Illustrator files ;)
Hey Rachel! Just wanted to say thank you for the super kind words you left on my page - it means a lot coming from you, your work is really inspiring. You have so many great entries in this holiday challenge - I can't wait to see the winners, I know you'll be in there!
Congrats on your big 1st place and all your amazing wins!! Your work is truly beautiful. :)
congrats on ur gorgeous designs and many wins.. totally deserved it.. ur flowers are always captivating!!
Congrats on all your beautiful wins! You rocked this challenge.
Congratulations on your beautiful design! I *loved* the color palette, simply beautiful!
Congrats on your wins ! Amazing work as always !
Congrats on your three latest wins!!! Your work is amazing.
Rachel, thanks so much for the congrats, and too you as well! I love your style and I'm always in awe of your works : )
Thanks for your congrats! I LOVE all your designs by the way, you're amazing.
Big congrats on your Collection win - I am such a huge fan of your work!!!
Congrats on your wedding win!! I think you might be the floral champion on here.
Congrations on your Collection win - you do beautiful work!
congratulations on your well deserved collection win! Love all your stuff!
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