Pink House Press

Carolann Belk Parran. Based in Washington, DC, US.

  • 45 awards won
  • 110 comments made
  • 2762 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 4
  • editor pick 41

About Pink House Press

I'm a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill where I studied graphic design in a more technical sense. Since graduating, I developed a love of the more hands-on arts of calligraphy and watercolor, and continue to learn from both to add a touch of whimsy to my art.

favorite artists

  • Baumbirdy
  • Kamala Nahas
  • Phrosne Ras
  • Emily Jeffords
  • Simona Camp
  • Christie Kelly

comments

amanda lawrence on Aug 24 2018
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 789 Comments made
  • 13743 Votes cast

Hi Carolann - many thanks for your like on "ribbons" and good luck in the challenge - you have beautiful work - Amanda

Loren on Apr 28 2018
Loren
  • Minted Jan 12, 2018
  • 22 Comments made
  • 999 Votes cast

Thank you for your like Carolann. You have wonderful designs. Best of luck in the challenge!

frau brandt on Nov 30 2017
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 12 Awards
  • 1970 Comments made
  • 8951 Votes cast

Thank you Carolann, for the like on my entry "cap and gown". It is always encouraging to get positive feedback. Love your wonderful lettering.

Anastasia Makarova on Oct 31 2017
Anastasia Makarova
  • Minted Jan 11, 2016
  • 21 Awards
  • 118 Comments made
  • 34400 Votes cast

Thanks a lot for your likes on my wedding entries, Carolann. I really appreciate it! Good luck in the challenges! ^_^

Kelsey Mucci on May 01 2017
Kelsey Mucci
  • Minted Feb 22, 2017
  • 11 Awards
  • 312 Comments made
  • 16855 Votes cast

Thank you for your comment on my Laid Back design. It's the nicest thing anyone has said to me on Minted!! Your comment is greatly appreciated!!! Good luck with all of your great designs!!

Lea Delaveris on Mar 24 2017
Lea Delaveris
  • Minted Jun 17, 2010
  • 100 Awards
  • 3239 Comments made
  • 59842 Votes cast

Congrats on all your baby wins, Carolann!

Shannon on Feb 27 2017
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 19 Awards
  • 2326 Comments made
  • 16252 Votes cast

Hi Carolann, thanks for the like on "Simple Sip and See" …oddly enough, it wasn't that simple for me – hahaha. I struggle with editing sometimes! I just absolutely LOVE your rainbow sherbet, it's delicate, easy to read, and has just beautiful color. Best of luck, have a great week!

Faith Dorn on Feb 03 2017
Faith Dorn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2014
  • 16 Awards
  • 924 Comments made
  • 20307 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the likes, Carolann. Best of luck to you in the challenge!

Mansi on Feb 03 2017
Mansi
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 60 Awards
  • 1853 Comments made
  • 8581 Votes cast

Dear Carolann, Thank you so much for your Likes on my work :) Truly appreciate it! You have some BEAUTIFUL work!! Best of luck in the challenge!

The Carillos on Feb 03 2017
The Carillos
  • Minted Nov 17, 2012
  • 33 Awards
  • 43 Comments made
  • 4995 Votes cast

Thanks for your comment on our "First Class" design! That tracking tip saved the day :)

Lisa Travis on Nov 06 2016
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
  • 9 Awards
  • 650 Comments made
  • 9943 Votes cast

Carolann, nice to meet you! Thank you for the like on my entry "Palm Garden", much appreciated. Best of luck with the challenge!

Mansi on Oct 17 2016
Mansi
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 60 Awards
  • 1853 Comments made
  • 8581 Votes cast

Hi Carolann, Thanks so much for your Likes and support! Best of luck in the challenges!

Melissa Casey on Sep 28 2016
Melissa Casey
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
  • 57 Awards
  • 2761 Comments made
  • 28687 Votes cast

Thanks for your kind suggestion - Carolann! I did bump up the text a bit from the edge on my "to be wed" design. You were totally right! After staring at a design for so long, I kinda stop seeing things that are off. Again, appreciate the help!

Debra Butler on Jun 26 2016
Debra Butler
  • Minted Jan 30, 2015
  • 13 Awards
  • 185 Comments made
  • 10110 Votes cast

Hi Carolann, thank you so much for the like on my Beach Bliss photograph. I really appreciate it.

Shannon on May 31 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 19 Awards
  • 2326 Comments made
  • 16252 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the like Carolann :) Hope you have a great week!

Playground Prints on May 05 2016
Playground Prints
  • Minted Nov 9, 2015
  • 28 Awards
  • 190 Comments made
  • 10670 Votes cast

Hi Carolann! Thank you for the like! :)

Mansi on Mar 31 2016
Mansi
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
  • 60 Awards
  • 1853 Comments made
  • 8581 Votes cast

Hi Carolann, Thanks so much for your Likes on my designs! Really appreciate your support!

Shannon on Feb 03 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
  • 19 Awards
  • 2326 Comments made
  • 16252 Votes cast

Hi Carolann, and thanks for the like on my work :) The colors in your "Carnival Ride" are absolutely captivating, and the little pooch you've submitted for this challenge …oui indeed!

Kelly Schmidt on Jan 29 2016
Kelly Schmidt
  • Minted Jun 18, 2014
  • 104 Awards
  • 1588 Comments made
  • 5894 Votes cast

Hi Carolann! I saw your question about faux foil in Office Hours and replied but you might have signed off already. I had a New Year birth announcement launch in faux foil and I did two faux foil colourways and three flat colour colourways. The faux foil has sold much better for me than the flat colour. This is obviously very limited knowledge since I don't have many designs to compare, but about 80% of the sales are the faux foil colourways.

Ekaterina Romanova on Jan 20 2016
Ekaterina Romanova
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
  • 11 Awards
  • 403 Comments made
  • 9243 Votes cast

Hi Carolann! Thank you so much for your helpful feedback! I really appreciate it. Good luck with your entries - beautiful designs!

Cindy Kim on Dec 30 2015
Cindy Kim
  • Minted Aug 20, 2013
  • 16 Comments made
  • 17 Votes cast

Hi Carolann, thank you so much for your Like! I love your Chicago Typographic Map!

Makewells on Dec 10 2015
Makewells
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
  • 70 Awards
  • 742 Comments made
  • 15656 Votes cast

Thanks for the suggestion about editing the H in my "Hard Work Pays Off Design" - I totally agree and changed it up! Thanks for the tip!

Cherry Tree on Nov 18 2015
Cherry Tree
  • Minted Jul 30, 2015
  • 199 Comments made
  • 9087 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the like, Carolann! And good luck in the challenge. You have so many beautiful submissions!