Debra Pruskowski

Debra Pruskowski. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, US.

  • 12 awards won
  • 903 comments made
  • 10856 votes cast
  • Minted on Dec 19 2012
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/debrapruskowski

Awards

  • editor pick 12

About Debra Pruskowski

I've been drawn to art for as long as I can remember. My inspiration comes from shapes, colors, nature, and just the pure fun of creating. My work has turned to many mediums, sometimes combining one or many, realism and abstract, becoming more spontaneous and evolving as I move through it. I've explored many ways to share my art, and I am thrilled to now be part of this amazing Minted Community!

favorite artists

  • annie clark
  • Cococello
  • Kate Capone aka Oh So Suite
  • Paper Dahlia
  • kelli hall
  • Jennifer Postorino

comments

Tanya Webb on Apr 18 2018
Tanya Webb
  • Minted Apr 2, 2018
  • 46 Comments made
  • 332 Votes cast

Hi Debra-thank you, thank you for "liking" my Plum Floral design (https://www.minted.com/design-rating/980362). I truly appreciate it. I love your work! Please feel free to provide any feedback on my designs. I'd love any advice on how to be a Minted artist! Thanks and take care! --Tanya

Amy Elizabeth on Apr 18 2018
Amy Elizabeth
  • Minted Dec 4, 2016
  • 16 Comments made
  • 4031 Votes cast

Thank you for your encouragement on my train birthday invite! I love your “Ballroom twirl” art print. Best of luck in the challenges!

frau brandt on Apr 17 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 11 Awards
  • 1548 Comments made
  • 7900 Votes cast

Thank you, Deborah, for the like on "Pool Fun". I really appreciate it.

Von Sides on Mar 21 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 268 Comments made
  • 17323 Votes cast

Debra, Thanks for your kind words! It always pleases me so much when another Artist enjoys my work. All the best! Von

Mariecor Agravante on Jan 02 2018
Mariecor Agravante
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 697 Comments made
  • 47476 Votes cast

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Debra! How are you? :) I hope you have had a beautiful winter holiday season :) I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work for West Elm and Pottery Barn, too :) And, thank you wholeheartedly for the encouragement you gave me about the Large Format Art Challenge -- it means so much that you helped me "believe" and get "motivated" again :) PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR to you, Debra :)

Alison Jerry Designs on Dec 02 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 41 Awards
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  • 2071 Votes cast

Hi there Debra! Thanks so much for the likes on my recent artwork! Loving your new work Landing Lightly! Wishing you all the best in this challenge. Alison

Mariecor Agravante on Nov 20 2017
Mariecor Agravante
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 697 Comments made
  • 47476 Votes cast

Dearest Debra, thank you so very much for your recent note of encouragement. I was having self-doubts about submitting something, but you have emboldened me once more. Thank you for having inspired me to try again :) I shall be submitting works in the next few days before the due date :) Thank you again, Debra -- and, have a beautiful HAPPY THANKSGIVING :)

Angela Thompson on Nov 18 2017
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
  • 88 Awards
  • 547 Comments made
  • 4293 Votes cast

Hi Debra, thanks for your nice note. I love your fine feathered entries, they're beautiful. All the best in the challenges!

Jennifer Holbrook on Nov 18 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 4 Awards
  • 950 Comments made
  • 9689 Votes cast

Hi Debra, thanks so much for your likes on my "Choo Choo" and "Valentine Forest" valentine entries! Your work is gorgeous. Best wishes in the challenges.

Neeta Sawhney on Jul 18 2017
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 3071 Comments made
  • 16930 Votes cast

thanks for the like and on going support as well. you have some really great entries as well all the best to you as well.

Mariecor Agravante on Apr 12 2017
Mariecor Agravante
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
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  • 47476 Votes cast

Dearest Debra :) Wholehearted gratitude to you for your wonderfully heartwarming words :) It is a joy to hear from you :) I'm on FB as "Marie Ag" and have responded to you there as well :) I was ever so nervous that the art piece I mailed was missent, so being reassured by you has helped alleviate those worries :) I hope you are enjoying this green season's lilies, crocuses, garden blooms -- and that, like Mother Nature, you are rejuvenated and renewed :) Blessings of Springtime to you and yours, and as always Thank You as well :)

Bethania Lima on Feb 15 2017
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
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  • 11251 Votes cast

Hi Debra. Thank you for the like on "Telling a story". Best of luck with the challenge too!

Angela Thompson on Feb 10 2017
Angela Thompson
  • Minted Sep 24, 2011
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Thank you Debra for your nice messag:e :).Your work is beautiful and so dreamy, all the best to you in the challenge - Angela

Nathan Peck on Feb 03 2017
Nathan Peck
  • Minted Jan 24, 2016
  • 1 Award
  • 55 Comments made
  • 281 Votes cast

thank you for the like debra! i really appreciate it. good luck with all of your work!

Jan Kessel on Feb 02 2017
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
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  • 8710 Votes cast

Hi Debra, Thanks for your nice comment:)) I was on Kauai, so didn't see the lava up close, but the first several days I was there, there was "Vog", just like fog, but from the volcano smoke! Haven't seen that one before!! Love your entires too, and best of luck!!

Me Amelia on Jan 31 2017
Me Amelia
  • Minted Jan 21, 2012
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  • 38283 Votes cast

Hi Debra, Thank you so much for the like on my WE submission. It is much appreciated. Your work is so lovely. I used to live in Pittsburgh, it is so lovely. Best of luck in the challenge.

Gail Schechter on Jan 31 2017
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
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  • 168 Comments made
  • 3646 Votes cast

Thanks for the Like Debra! Much appreciated Gail :)

Alison Jerry Designs on Jan 30 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 41 Awards
  • 1668 Comments made
  • 2071 Votes cast

Hello Debra! Thank you for your support on my new work for West Elm. You have some very amazing pieces for this challange! Best to you-

Bethania Lima on Jan 29 2017
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 33 Awards
  • 1955 Comments made
  • 11251 Votes cast

Hi Debra. Thank you for liking "Nostalgic Façade", an entry at Minted x West Elm challenge. Good luck with your lovely entries there too! I was particularly impressed by the great "Merging"! It invites to create a story around it!

Corinne Aelbers on Jan 23 2017
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
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  • 3093 Votes cast

Debra, Thank you for you like of my Sheep on a Path submission to the West Elm challenge. Your pieces has such a nice soft feeling to them, lovely, Best of luck with your entries in the challenges this year. - Corinne

Courtney Crane on Jan 23 2017
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
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  • 41664 Votes cast

Thanks for your likes and feedback, Debra! I always enjoy your thoughtful work. Good luck!

Smile Peace Love on Jan 21 2017
Smile Peace Love
  • Minted Feb 13, 2014
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  • 76761 Votes cast

Thank you for you support on my entries! <3

Kamala Nahas on Oct 22 2016
Kamala Nahas
  • Minted Oct 30, 2011
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  • 1414 Comments made
  • 47997 Votes cast

Thanks for your comments Debra. Hope you have a chance to self-launch some of your "non-winning" entries. I really loved "Merging", especially.

Bethania Lima on Sep 07 2016
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 33 Awards
  • 1955 Comments made
  • 11251 Votes cast

Hi Debra. Thank you very much for the like on "Growing Together". Good luck in the Wrap it Up challenge too!

Corinne Aelbers on Aug 27 2016
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
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  • 3093 Votes cast

Debra, thanks for you like of my doodles submission in the gift challenge. Minted is proving to be quite creative puzzle that I would love to solve. So far I am enjoying stretching my creative muscles, it is a nice outlet for my imagination. Best of luck to you on all the challenges. - Corinne

frau brandt on Aug 26 2016
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 7900 Votes cast

Thanks for the like on my entry "Seashell Love". It is very encouraging. Great to see your wonderful photography.

Bethania Lima on Jul 24 2016
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
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  • 11251 Votes cast

Hi Debra. Thanks a lot for the likes on "Color story 3" and "Narrow streets of open Gamla Stan". Best of luck with your stunning works!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jul 22 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
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  • 559 Comments made
  • 15254 Votes cast

Thanks a bunch for the like Debra! ;-)

Chris Griffith on Jul 08 2016
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
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  • 40772 Votes cast

Thanks Debra! Your art is amazing.

frau brandt on Jul 08 2016
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
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  • 7900 Votes cast

Thank you, Debra, for the like on my entry "building SF ". All the best for the challenge.

Bethania Lima on Jul 07 2016
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
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  • 11251 Votes cast

Hi Debra. Thank you for the like on "Left". Much apprciated.

Corinne Aelbers on Jul 07 2016
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
  • 3 Awards
  • 835 Comments made
  • 3093 Votes cast

Debra, thanks for your like of my submission California dreaming heart. Best of luck with your entries. - Corinne

Christie Kelly on Apr 22 2016
Christie Kelly
  • Minted Dec 17, 2014
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  • 6246 Votes cast

Thank you Debra!!!

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 21 2016
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
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  • 16930 Votes cast

THANKS FOR THE NICE COMMENT. WHEN I SAY THAT I WON I WAS SO HAPPY. THANKS SO MUCH

Ana Sharpe on Feb 14 2016
Ana Sharpe
  • Minted Sep 26, 2013
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  • 14270 Votes cast

Thank you very much for your help on my Hungry Monster, Debra! I really appreciate it :) Good luck with the challenges!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Feb 12 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 15 Awards
  • 559 Comments made
  • 15254 Votes cast

Debra, Thanks for your help with "Lily Close Up", your feedback has been most appreciated and useful! BTW... I love your work. Simple with lovely color and a nice statement. ;-)

Robert Deem on Feb 11 2016
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
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  • 25990 Votes cast

Thank you, Debra, for your help with "Birds of a Feather". Good luck with the challenges!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 10 2016
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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  • 10765 Votes cast

Thank you Debra for your help on my Tea Party art piece,I really appreciate it :) Good luck!

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Feb 10 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
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  • 15254 Votes cast

Thanks a bunch for the feedback and comments. They are most appreciated. ;-)

Beth Scanlon on Feb 10 2016
Beth Scanlon
  • Minted Jan 27, 2016
  • 25 Comments made
  • 7391 Votes cast

Debra, Thank you for your comments on my photo submission Cinque Terre Coastline. I really appreciate it!

Eric Ransom on Feb 10 2016
Eric Ransom
  • Minted Jan 18, 2016
  • 3 Awards
  • 255 Comments made
  • 4516 Votes cast

Hi Debra, thanks so much for your input on "Let Yourself Shine". Much appreciated. Your work is captivating! Best wishes! - Eric

Adrianna Vanderstelt on Feb 08 2016
Adrianna Vanderstelt
  • Minted Feb 25, 2015
  • 302 Comments made
  • 136 Votes cast

Debora thanks for your sweet comment!! I appreciate it! Your work is beautiful!

Beverly Murphy on Feb 08 2016
Beverly Murphy
  • Minted Feb 4, 2016
  • 20 Comments made
  • 2028 Votes cast

Hi Debra, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your kind comments and likes. Coming from someone as talented as you are is such a huge compliment! Your work is absolutely beautiful! :)

Gail Schechter on Feb 04 2016
Gail Schechter
  • Minted May 13, 2011
  • 8 Awards
  • 168 Comments made
  • 3646 Votes cast

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my Kangaroos Much appreciated! Gail

Jan Shepherd on Feb 04 2016
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 7 Awards
  • 2162 Comments made
  • 8201 Votes cast

Hi Debra! Thanks for your comments re: the beauty of youth reading better along the one line - I might split this one into 2 designs based on that, because I like that swirly butterscotch font also but can only get the one word with that. I tend to agree that it's good to read it along the one line though. Good luck with your entries.

Acadreamia Designs on Feb 02 2016
Acadreamia Designs
  • Minted Jul 8, 2014
  • 1 Award
  • 274 Comments made
  • 15155 Votes cast

Thanks for your critique the composition is much better now! great photos by the way

Me Amelia on Jan 28 2016
Me Amelia
  • Minted Jan 21, 2012
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  • 38283 Votes cast

Thank you, Debra, for the like on my work, it is much appreciated. Lived in Pittsburg for a time, such lovely old homes. Your work is lovely, best of luck.

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jan 27 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
  • 15 Awards
  • 559 Comments made
  • 15254 Votes cast

Debra, Thanks a bunch for the "likes" on my two photos. I Love your work, best of luck to you! ;-)

Corinne Aelbers on Jan 25 2016
Corinne Aelbers
  • Minted Jan 1, 2016
  • 3 Awards
  • 835 Comments made
  • 3093 Votes cast

Debra, thanks so much for like my Golden Sunlight entry. I am still figuring out all the functions and features here on minted. What a interesting art community. Your work is beautiful.

Karen Kaul on Oct 02 2015
Karen Kaul
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
  • 21 Awards
  • 920 Comments made
  • 13976 Votes cast

Thanks for your really nice comment on "All that Remains." :)

frances on Sep 27 2015
frances
  • Minted Nov 28, 2013
  • 11 Awards
  • 221 Comments made
  • 37260 Votes cast

Thank you for the like on Fishes in the Sea. Great and good luck in the competition. Love your work!

Khana Design on Sep 01 2015
Khana Design
  • Minted Jun 5, 2015
  • 42 Comments made
  • 83 Votes cast

Thank you Debra for the like on my submissions. I love your NYC Viewpoint photograph.

Me Amelia on Aug 31 2015
Me Amelia
  • Minted Jan 21, 2012
  • 8 Awards
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  • 38283 Votes cast

Hi Debra, Thanks for the like on my submission, it is so much appreciated. Your work is amazing. Best in the challenge. :)

Chris Griffith on Aug 31 2015
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 132 Awards
  • 5204 Comments made
  • 40772 Votes cast

Debra, thanks for the kind words. Your photography work is amazing!

Susan Brown on Aug 31 2015
Susan Brown
  • Minted May 18, 2011
  • 192 Awards
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  • 106632 Votes cast

Debra, Congrats on the great picture of NY and the special prize award. Always a wonderful surprise just to win and then an award makes it even sweeter. I'm betting this print will sell well for you. Good luck.

Leysan Shayakbirova on Aug 31 2015
Leysan Shayakbirova
  • Minted Oct 24, 2014
  • 714 Comments made
  • 2468 Votes cast

Hi Debra! Thank you so much for the attention to my work. I reaally appreciate it. Good luck with your submissions!

Neeta Sawhney on Aug 30 2015
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
  • 3071 Comments made
  • 16930 Votes cast

thanks for the like Debra all the best in the challenges

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

Thanks so much for your comment on "Reach," Debra! It made my day. Best of luck in the challenges!

Kate Ross on Aug 27 2015
Kate Ross
  • Minted May 6, 2013
  • 39 Awards
  • 1753 Comments made
  • 32852 Votes cast

Hi Debra, I just wanted to pop by - your succulent photo made me curious about the rest of your work. I love all of it - especially the bottles and jars. I thought I'd let you know you have a fan in me! :) Good luck with all your work. Really beautiful pieces!

Jill Corbin on Aug 25 2015
Jill Corbin
  • Minted Nov 24, 2014
  • 1 Award
  • 595 Comments made
  • 15191 Votes cast

Hi Debra, From what I understand, Minted does discourage resubmissions to multiple challenges, in your case I think it would be perfectly appropriate! Based on the Gift of Art description, it seems that the challenge incorporates more customizable and personalized pieces, and I thought that your painting would be a great contribution to the Domino challenge. Best of luck!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Aug 23 2015
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
  • 58 Awards
  • 9392 Comments made
  • 37383 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my design, Debra! I appreciate it. Also, congratulations on your latest award in the For Art's Sake challenge!

Julia Devine on Aug 22 2015
Julia Devine
  • Minted Apr 24, 2015
  • 1 Award
  • 90 Comments made
  • 2056 Votes cast

Thanks for liking my submission and your comment, Debra! :)

Neeta Sawhney on Aug 21 2015
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 10 Awards
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  • 16930 Votes cast

thanks so much for your wonderful comment it really makes my day. Love how your art and photography are evolving

Alicia Youngken on Aug 21 2015
Alicia Youngken
  • Minted Apr 28, 2015
  • 5 Awards
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  • 3606 Votes cast

Thanks you Debra for your kind message... loving all your images, beautiful work!

LARAND on Aug 14 2015
LARAND
  • Minted Dec 6, 2014
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Debra, thank you a lot for for your so kind and nice comment!:))) You have amazing works! I like especially NYC Viewpoint and Sunlit Lace.))

Courtney Crane on Jul 27 2015
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 10 Awards
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  • 41664 Votes cast

Debra, thanks for your help on Flyby. I always appreciate it when I get a "reason" a viewer prefers an option. :) I really admire your work. Thanks again! Courtney

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jul 25 2015
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
  • Minted Dec 14, 2011
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  • 15254 Votes cast

Debra, thank you for the like! ;-)

Debra Butler on Jul 22 2015
Debra Butler
  • Minted Jan 30, 2015
  • 13 Awards
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  • 10110 Votes cast

Debra, thanks so much for the like on my work. I really appreciate it.

CaroleeXpressions on Jul 21 2015
CaroleeXpressions
  • Minted Sep 14, 2014
  • 12 Awards
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  • 40627 Votes cast

Thank you Debra for your likes and the support! I'm just going through them I'm sure I will see more of your creations.

Karen Kaul on Jul 21 2015
Karen Kaul
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
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  • 13976 Votes cast

You have some amazing photos in this contest. Best of luck!

Courtney Crane on Jul 05 2015
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 2197 Comments made
  • 41664 Votes cast

Thank you for you kind comments on Sherbet Street. I appreciate it! Courtney

Nazia Hyder on Mar 13 2015
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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  • 10765 Votes cast

Thank you Debra for your sweet note on my Succulent Teacup design,really appreciate it :)

Monica Janes Fine Art on Feb 04 2015
Monica Janes Fine Art
  • Minted Nov 16, 2012
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Hi Debra, thnx for your likes on my photo and watercolor, always nice to get positive feedback! Good Luck in the upcoming challenges, you have some wonderful submissions! Monica :)

CaroleeXpressions on Feb 03 2015
CaroleeXpressions
  • Minted Sep 14, 2014
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Hello Debra, thank you so much for your like on Whispering Rose. I really appreciate your interest.

Neeta Sawhney on Feb 03 2015
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
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  • 16930 Votes cast

Thanks so much Debra for the likes and may you also find much success as well

Me Amelia on Jan 16 2015
Me Amelia
  • Minted Jan 21, 2012
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  • 38283 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the likes on my art print Pale Berries and fabric design Triangles on a String. Especially love your Seasonal Glory:) Lived in Pittsburgh long ago, fascinating love the old brick homes and historical buildings.

Jill Means on May 02 2014
Jill Means
  • Minted May 11, 2010
  • 120 Awards
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Are you on facebook? If you post your poll on the Mintie facebook page, you'll get tons more participation.

Stellax Creative on May 02 2013
Stellax Creative
  • Minted Apr 20, 2012
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Thank you so much for a nice comment Debra! love your Bottle Bonanza prints