Benita Crandall

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

  • 20 awards won
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Awards

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About Benita Crandall

My biggest passion is calligraphy, and I find it peaceful to sit down with my oblique pen and ink, working on a lettering project. At present I balance being a mom and designing stationary for Minted. A love come true combination!

favorite artists

  • Lauren Chism
  • Ann Gardner
  • Olivia Raufman
  • Ana Sharpe

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Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Jul 24 2020
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Absolutely great work in the New Year's challenge!!!

Creo Study on Jul 23 2020
Creo Study
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Thanks so much for your kind words on my profile, Benita! I totally LOVE your minimalist, airy style. you make it look so effortless and perfect. My best to you in the future challenges :)

Olivia Raufman on Jun 03 2020
Olivia Raufman
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Benita, your comment made my day. Thanks so much for taking the time to message me! Best of luck in the challenges - your work is beautiful!

AK Graphics on May 27 2020
AK Graphics
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Thank you so much for your sweet message Benita! Made my day :) Good luck - love your beautiful submissions! Cheers

Lori Wemple on May 27 2020
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Thank you for the sweet note Benita, your entries are absolutely lovely!!! I love them all! Best of luck to you! x

Ann Gardner on May 23 2020
Ann Gardner
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Thanks for your sweet comment! Love the elegant style of your designs. Good luck with holiday. Over 6000 entries! It’s mind blowing, isn’t it?

Bliss Design Studio on May 23 2020
Bliss Design Studio
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Thank you so much for your kind message! Love your work!

Nazia Hyder on May 16 2020
Nazia Hyder
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I’m sorry for the late reply, I hardly check my profile messages. Your work is lovely. Good luck always!

Susan Asbill on Apr 13 2020
Susan Asbill
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Awww, thank you! Good luck in the challenge. :)

Paper Sun Studio on Mar 30 2020
Paper Sun Studio
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Benita, Thank you and by the way all of your baby announcements are stunning!

frau brandt on Mar 22 2020
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Thank you so much for the encouraging like. Sending love across the miles.

Nazia Hyder on Nov 07 2019
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Your Wedding entries are all so beautiful! And thank you for your generous words...humbled!

Jennifer Holbrook on Nov 06 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Benita, thank you for your like on "Thrive". Your invitations are so elegant. All the best.

Carol C. Young on Oct 23 2019
Carol C. Young
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Thanks for the kind words! Your work is stunning - best of luck to you in the art challenge!

Lynann Colligan on Oct 17 2019
Lynann Colligan
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Benita, you're welcome "a kaleidoscope of colors" is a lovely piece, keep up the good work.

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 04 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Benita, thank you for your likes. Your valentine cards are beautiful. Best wishes to you.

Creo Study on Aug 26 2019
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Thanks so much, Benita, for your sweet comment. you are great with typography too :) Good luck with your entries!!

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 27 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Benita, thank you for your likes and comment! Your entries are so elegant. All the best to you.

sue prue on Jul 25 2019
sue prue
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Hello Benita, thanks for the note :) Nice to meet a "neighbor". Best of luck on the Desk challenge.

amanda lawrence on Jul 15 2019
amanda lawrence
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H Benita - thank you so much for your lovely feedback - apologies for not getting back to you sooner as I am not receiving feedback/like emails! Good luck on your lovely submissions and best wishes - Axx

Jennifer Holbrook on Jun 15 2019
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Hi Benita, thank you for your likes on my holiday wrap! I love your holiday designs. Best wishes.

Susan Asbill on Apr 03 2019
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Sorry for the late reply - thanks for the kind words. Love your entries and good luck in the challenge!

Erin L. Wilson on Mar 21 2019
Erin L. Wilson
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So sweet of you to say! I certainly feel like I can barely keep up! Love that design of yours and its simplicity. Best of luck!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Mar 21 2019
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Benita, thanks for the sweet comment. You work is always so fresh and modern . . . loved your wedding submissions. Don't ever hesitate to say hello.

Paper Sun Studio on Dec 02 2018
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Hi Benita, Thanks so much for the like on "Feliz Quinceanera'. Love all of your beautiful work and good luck in any of the challenges!

Charlotte Noruzi on Aug 23 2018
Charlotte Noruzi
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Hi Benita, you’re welcome. It was my favorite of all the ones I voted on :) thank you for the compliments on my work. If you’d like, you can vote for them this week during the Wall Mural art challenge. Tx!

Kate Ross on Aug 23 2018
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Benita, thank you so much for your kind words. Oh have a great collection in this save the date challenge. Many pretty entries. I’m rooting for you! Cheers!

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

Guess What Design Studio on Jul 30 2018
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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
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Thank you for the lovely message. Best of luck!

Jennifer Holbrook on Jul 04 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
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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
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Thanks Benita, You are too kind and Best of Luck!

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

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

Ann Gardner on May 16 2018
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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
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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
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thank you Benita ! keep up the good work !!

Ana Sharpe on May 10 2018
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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
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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
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Same to you, Benita!

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

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

Von Sides on Apr 18 2018
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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
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I love your works! <3

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

Paper Sun Studio on Jan 30 2018
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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
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Please excuse the typos as well

Neeta Sawhney on Nov 03 2017
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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
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Thank you Benita! I love your wedding submissions!

Jennifer Holbrook on Oct 04 2017
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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
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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
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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
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Best of luck in the challenge, Benita! :) You've got some beautiful entries!

Cass Loh on Jul 19 2017
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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
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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
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Thanks for the nice comment Benita! Loving your entries too! Lots of luck!

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

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

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