Benita Crandall

benita crandall. Based in San Rafael, CA, US.

  • 7 awards won
  • 745 comments made
  • 11345 votes cast
  • Minted on Jan 07 2016
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/designermom

Awards

  • winner 1
  • editor pick 6

About Benita Crandall

I love beautiful typography, fine papers and elegant yet original designs. Prior to becoming a mom I worked as an art director and had my own design studio. After a few years absent from the design community I am now grateful to have found the Minted Community, it is my creative outlet and inspiration. Besides caring for my family, working on designs, I love working in our rose and camellia garden.

favorite artists

  • Jennifer Postorino
  • fatfatin
  • Lori Wemple
  • Paper Sun Studio

comments

Jenny Rajan Valiaveetil on Aug 18 2018
Jenny Rajan Valiaveetil
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Hi Benita, you are welcome and thanks for describing my art!

Guess What Design Studio on Jul 30 2018
Guess What Design Studio
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Benita, sorry for the late reply! Thank you so much for your sweet messages!! You're very welcome for the likes - your work is really lovely!! Best of luck in all the challenges, and keep up the great work!! :)

Teri Francis on Jul 08 2018
Teri Francis
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Hi Benita -- thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. The pastel elegance and beautiful calligraphy in your work is exceptional. Wishing you the best of luck in he challenge and continued success in your endeavors.

Hannah Zamora on Jul 07 2018
Hannah Zamora
  • Minted Jun 30, 2018
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Thank you for the lovely message. Best of luck!

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 04 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
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Hi Benita, thanks so much for your comment about my textile design "Sweet Floral Meadow"! You just made my day. Best wishes in the challenges.

Paper Sun Studio on Jun 18 2018
Paper Sun Studio
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Thanks Benita, You are too kind and Best of Luck!

Anupama on May 21 2018
Anupama
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Best of luck in the challenges Benita!

Vani Gupta on May 16 2018
Vani Gupta
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You're so welcome, Benita. Love your designs! All the best!

Ann Gardner on May 16 2018
Ann Gardner
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You’re welcome, Benita. Best of luck to you in the holiday challenges!

Nazia Hyder on May 16 2018
Nazia Hyder
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You are very sweet! Good luck for Holiday!

curiouszhi design on May 16 2018
curiouszhi design
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Hi Benita! Just saw your messages left on my profile earlier this month. You're very welcome! You have some lovely work - good luck in the holiday challenges! :)

iamtanya on May 15 2018
iamtanya
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thank you Benita ! keep up the good work !!

Ana Sharpe on May 10 2018
Ana Sharpe
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Your work is beautiful, Benita! Thank YOU for your kind words. Wishing you all the best :)

Jennifer Holbrook on May 09 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Benita, thanks so much for your like on my Winter Dove design! Your entries are beautiful.

Paper Sun Studio on May 07 2018
Paper Sun Studio
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Same to you, Benita!

Beth Schneider on May 07 2018
Beth Schneider
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Thanks Benita. No problem, good luck!

frau brandt on May 03 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you so much for the like on "Wild Two". Really encouraging!

Von Sides on Apr 18 2018
Von Sides
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Benita, Thank you for your kind words about my photographs. It makes my day when another artist enjoys my work! Von

Jorzheema Hamid on Feb 13 2018
Jorzheema Hamid
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I love your works! <3

Paper Sun Studio on Jan 31 2018
Paper Sun Studio
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You too and Good Luck!

Paper Sun Studio on Jan 30 2018
Paper Sun Studio
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Hi Benita, Thanks so much for the sweet comment! Your work is just Lovely. Best of Luck to You!

Neeta Sawhney on Nov 03 2017
Neeta Sawhney
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Please excuse the typos as well

Neeta Sawhney on Nov 03 2017
Neeta Sawhney
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thanks so much borsch a nice comment about the photography any way I can help a minty and support all the best in the challenges as well

Julia Hall on Oct 26 2017
Julia Hall
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Thank you Benita! I love your wedding submissions!

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 04 2017
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Benita, thanks for your wonderful comment. I love hearing about your garden and your walks. Camellias are so beautiful. We have a bevy of squirrels too. They love our giant oak tree. We've planted a bunch of hummingbird attracting plants, so we always see them flitting around. I like going to some of the botanical gardens around here too. There are so many of them.

Ann Gardner on Sep 28 2017
Ann Gardner
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You're welcome! It's a beautiful design. Love the simplicity of it! And thanks for your kind words! Best of luck to you.

Dreaming Inspirations on Sep 26 2017
Dreaming Inspirations
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Thanks for the lovely comment!! so sweet of you!! Your design is beautiful and has a great cold wintery feel.. if that makes sense lol

Kelly Schmidt on Aug 16 2017
Kelly Schmidt
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Best of luck in the challenge, Benita! :) You've got some beautiful entries!

Cass Loh on Jul 19 2017
Cass Loh
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Hi Benita, thank you for your kind notes, i like your illustration too! Best of luck with your entries! XO

Corinne Aelbers on Jul 13 2017
Corinne Aelbers
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Benita, thanks for your like of several of my submissions in the pottery barn challenge. Best of luck with all your entries in the challenges this year. - Corinne

Kelly Nasuta on Jul 13 2017
Kelly Nasuta
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Thanks for the nice comment Benita! Loving your entries too! Lots of luck!

Carrie ONeal on Jun 06 2017
Carrie ONeal
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Ah! Thanks Benita! Your holiday entries are just stunning!!! :)

SunnyJuly on Jun 01 2017
SunnyJuly
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Anytime girlie :) I love your work. Good luck!!!!!

Susan Asbill on May 22 2017
Susan Asbill
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Thank you & good luck!!

Rose Pajaroja on May 07 2017
Rose Pajaroja
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Hello Benita, thank you so much for your kind words - really sweet. I really love your chic designs. Following you here. :) God bless you.

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on May 06 2017
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Benita thanks for the sweet comment! You really do have some lovely entries in the Holiday Challenge!

SunnyJuly on May 06 2017
SunnyJuly
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Benita. You're so sweet!!!! You're work is amazing. Good luck. Love all your submissions

pandercraft on Mar 07 2017
pandercraft
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Thanks, Benita---as are yours! Best of luck with your lovely submissions!

Angela Thompson on Mar 01 2017
Angela Thompson
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Hi Benita, thank you for your message:) Your baby deer and racoon baby shower designs are so adorable xx

Igor on Feb 27 2017
Igor
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You are welcome and good luck in the challenges!

Ana Sharpe on Feb 14 2017
Ana Sharpe
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Hi Benita- thank you for your sweet words! Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work! Best of luck!

Faith Dorn on Jan 31 2017
Faith Dorn
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Thank you, Benita, for the like on my design! Love your work..especially fond of your wedding. Best of luck!

Sarah Luna on Jan 24 2017
Sarah Luna
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Thanks so much for your like Benita! Love the softness in your work... :)

Rega on Jan 21 2017
Rega
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Hi Benita,thank you so much for the like on my motel entry :) So much appreciate.I'll look foward to seeing your beautiful work ! Have a nice weekend :)

Corinne Aelbers on Jan 19 2017
Corinne Aelbers
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Benita, thanks for you like of my On the Hunt submission in West Elm challenge. Best of luck this year in all the challenges. - Corinne

Smile Peace Love on Jan 19 2017
Smile Peace Love
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Thank you for liking my submission! :)

Juliana Zimmermann on Jan 19 2017
Juliana Zimmermann
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Hi! Thank you very much for your like on my "Abstract Soul" artwork :)

Rega on Dec 10 2016
Rega
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Benita, You're welcome ! Your entries are beautiful ! keep my fingers crossed for you :)

Mansi on Nov 08 2016
Mansi
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Thanks Benita for your sweet comments! Best of Luck in the challenge :)

Louise Anglicas on Nov 05 2016
Louise Anglicas
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Hi Benita, Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my designs...your watercolour technique is just dreamy, and you have some gorgeous designs too....all the best with the challenge!!

Chris Griffith on Nov 05 2016
Chris Griffith
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Benita thanks for the kind words! And good luck to you!

Grace Kreinbrink on Oct 02 2016
Grace Kreinbrink
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Hi Benita, thank you for the lovely comment! Your entries are beautiful! best of luck

Elska Studio on Sep 28 2016
Elska Studio
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Thank you for a nice note Benita! Your designs in this challenge are beautiful! Best of luck!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Sep 27 2016
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Wow! You have a lot of stunners in the Save the Date Challenge!

Basil Design Studio on Sep 27 2016
Basil Design Studio
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Your welcome! Your designs are lovely. Good luck!

Lori Wemple on Sep 23 2016
Lori Wemple
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Aw thank you so much for the sweet comment Benita. Your designs are wonderful and I'm so in love with your beautiful gift wrap! x

Chris Griffith on Sep 23 2016
Chris Griffith
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You are very sweet Benita! Best of luck!

Rega on Sep 07 2016
Rega
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You're welcome Benita ! Wish you luck for the challenges :)

Liz Conley on Sep 04 2016
Liz Conley
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Thanks so much for the sweet comment Benita!

Amber Barkley on Aug 31 2016
Amber Barkley
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Thanks for the sweet comment, Benita! Your designs are so lovely, and your festive watercolor floral design is one of my absolute favorites! Best of luck to you in the challenge!!

Nazia Hyder on Aug 31 2016
Nazia Hyder
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Hi Benita! Thank you for your sweet note,your watercolor illustrations are so very pretty,all of them! I'm especially loving your pattern entries in the Gifting Challenge. I wish you good luck! :)

Ellen Lambrichts on Aug 30 2016
Ellen Lambrichts
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Thank you for the nice compliment about my work Benita! The feeling is mutual, I love your lettering-style :-)

Cecilia Soronio on Aug 06 2016
Cecilia Soronio
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You're welcome Benita :D Good Luck to us!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Aug 02 2016
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Benita, your work is gorgeous! I hope to see more designs from you in the future challenges!

Christina Novak on Aug 01 2016
Christina Novak
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You are very welcome! Your Tree of Ornaments design is lovely and will look so nice in letterpress!

Kristy Case on Jul 08 2016
Kristy Case
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Hi Benita! Thank you for the "like" of my submission, The Prawl. Cheers! K

Esther Lane on Jun 25 2016
Esther Lane
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Thank you for your like on "Boardwalk shop" Virginia City, Nevada was a fun place to go see. lots of luck to you.

Alina Davis on Jun 19 2016
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Thank you for the like Benita! Good luck to you :)

Esther Lane on Jun 18 2016
Esther Lane
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Thank you for your like on my "Heartland". Best of luck with your Beautiful art.

Peter Stein on Jun 18 2016
Peter Stein
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Thank you for the 'like' and comments for my work. Wish you all the best.

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jun 17 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
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Benita, Thank you again for the "like"! I love your work, Best of luck to you.

Neeta Sawhney on Jun 16 2016
Neeta Sawhney
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thanks for the like Benita all the best to you as well.

Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa on Jun 14 2016
Mary Ann Glynn-Tusa
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Benita, Thanks a bunch for the "like"! ;-)

Christina Novak on Feb 20 2016
Christina Novak
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Thank you so much for talking the time to view my design and leave your sweet comment! Welcome to minted!