Coco and Ellie Design

nam bourassa. Based in Port Elgin, CA.

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Awards

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  • editor pick 137

About Coco and Ellie Design

Coco + Ellie is a stationery, surface pattern and art design studio founded by design mompreneur Nam Bourassa. It is currently based in a small Ontario cottage town with beautiful sunset and natural setting. Coco + Ellie is inspired by everything from children's book illustration, retro modernist design, nature to interior design and constantly in the look for something unexpectedly fun & fresh.

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jot and tittle design on Apr 19 2019
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Thanks for the kind comment and the like! <3

Paige Rothhaar on Apr 19 2019
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Hi Nam! I didn't realize this was you - I've been a little out of the loop. :) Thank you for the sweet comment on my design this morning! Best wishes!

frau brandt on Apr 16 2019
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Thank you for the like. Your holiday entries are beautiful!

Anna Ducos on Apr 12 2019
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Hi Nam, thanks for the advice. Sorry, did you mean look into a white background photo, or just a white background? I’ll make a poll with a few options. Thanks again! Anna

Jair Bontilao on Apr 08 2019
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Hi nam, thank you so much for the like and support. best wishes :)

Chelsea And Marbles Paper on Mar 14 2018
Chelsea And Marbles Paper
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Thanks for liking my submission "Hidden Tiger Birthday". Your work is wonderful, keep it up!

Stephani Mrozinski on Mar 04 2018
Stephani Mrozinski
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Hi there! Thank you so much for your like on my "Celebrate your Existence" entry! Best of luck in the challenges! <3

Rebecca Rueth on Feb 10 2018
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Hi Nam, Thank you for the like on my "Scartchboard Plaid" pattern for the Holiday Quickfire Challenge! You have such lovely entries! Best wishes in the Challenge!

frau brandt on Feb 09 2018
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Thank you, Nam, for the like on "Floral Christmas". Really appreciate it. Your entries are just wonderful!

Stacey Day on Feb 08 2018
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Thanks Nam! It's good to be back :). Your submissions are GORGEOUS!

Jennifer Holbrook on Feb 08 2018
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Hi Nam, thanks so much for your like on my "Cheerful Abundance" design! Best wishes with your terrific submissions.

Dawn Jasper on Feb 08 2018
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Thanks so much for the love on my work! I've been trying to step up my game and so glad it's working lol. Your work is fabulous as always! Hope to see you nyc this year!

Benita Crandall on May 24 2017
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Thank you SO much Nam, for your likes! I love your designs, and it is always a treat to see your new work! :-) Benita

Lori Wemple on May 19 2017
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I feel the same way about yours! Always love your designs!! :) x

Zhay Smith on May 15 2017
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Thanks! Same and all the Best to you!

Mayflower Press on May 10 2017
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Thank you for your feedback on extra special delivery!

peetie design on May 10 2017
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Nam, you're too sweet. I'm just looking at all your awesome cards now, so fun--love them! x

Christie Kelly on May 09 2017
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Hi Nam! Thank you for your note! You have so many great designs. Best of luck with Greeting and Holiday!!!

Makewells on May 08 2017
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You are so kind! Thank you for the compliment on my design Nam!! You are most talented as well! :)

Christopher Garrett on May 04 2017
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Hi Nam -- Sorry for the delay. Yes! I love the "Birthday Clown" card, and the text edits are fine. Best of luck in the challenge!

Cass Loh on May 03 2017
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Hi Nam, thank you so much for re-proposed my sea otter and giraffe art print to incorporate with your wording in the greeting card challenge! Finally I submitted the files. Hopefully u will like it!

Kelsey McNatt on Apr 27 2017
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Perfect. I'm comfortable just letting you take the art and running with it. Let me know the best way to get you the file. Thanks so much

Angela Thompson on Apr 21 2017
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Thank you Nam for taking the time to leave feedback. I have changed the script font and it sure does look alot better, thanks again I really appreciate it. Your work is beautiful:)!

Red Door Design on Apr 21 2017
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Thank you so much for pointing out my mistake! This is my first holiday challenge, and I was very confused by holiday vs. religious. I thought they were at the same time. This was a huge help...I will remove my design for now.

Angela Marzuki on Mar 28 2017
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Thanks so much, Nam, for the feedback on "Vivacious." I upped "Bridal" just a tad and it was exactly what it needed! I really appreciate it!

Igor on Mar 25 2017
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Thank you for the like, Nam!

Cass Loh on Feb 23 2017
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Hi Nam, thank you so much for your nice comment! I love your work!

Louise Anglicas on Nov 05 2016
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Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my designs and your welcome to this lovely minted community! I just love your vintage scenic designs....so fabulously done! All the best in the challenge too :-D

Grace Cobb on Oct 25 2016
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Thank you for your comments on my design "Bright Romance". I did some editing, and would love to know what you think.

Faith Dorn on Oct 24 2016
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Thank you, Nam, for the like! It is much appreciated. I enjoyed browsing all of your beautiful designs. Love your style! All the best!

Benita Crandall on Jun 16 2016
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Thank you touch Nam for the like! Love your designs and your 'like' means the world to me:-) Benita

Catherine Culvenor on May 10 2016
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Thanks for your kind words Nam! You have a beautiful style - best of luck for the holiday challenges.

Playground Prints on May 09 2016
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Thank you so much for the like Nam!! :)

Neeta Sawhney on May 07 2016
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thanks for the like. All the best to you in the holiday challenges as well

Carol Fazio on May 04 2016
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Nam, that design was always in foil. I would love to switch to non-foil now that I see the red, but it's too late.

Carol Fazio on May 04 2016
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Sorry, me again. Thanks for making me stop and consider every facet of this design. I added the swash to the 'l' and I like it much for breaking up the negative space. I also enlarged and changed the photos so they would capture the spirit of " sharing love" instead of individual children. There's an all-red version in the comments section too. I think I might like that better than the foil. So thanks again, Nam, for nudging me in a better, more cohesive direction. I appreciate it and I owe you a drink in NYC! :-)

Carol Fazio on May 04 2016
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Nam, off the page or in a circular motion? I didn't consider it because so many other pieces of the swash and the top of the 'l' al bleed. . thought it would be too much. But I can certainly try it!

Carol Fazio on May 04 2016
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Hi Nam, thanks for stopping by my Tis the Season design to comment. I really appreciate it. I didn't want to change the copy line because it has more universal appeal right now, but I changed the type to work in the negative space more. Please pop over if you have a minute and see what you think. Thanks always. See you soon, I hope! xo, C http://www.minted.com/design-rating/607516

Ekaterina Romanova on May 04 2016
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Thanks so much Nam!!!

Carolyn Nicks on May 04 2016
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Hi Nam! Thank you so much for your kind note about on my 'Heritage' design, so sweet of you :) Your designs are always stunning!

Laura Bolter Design on May 02 2016
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Nam! Thank you so much! Your designs have earned my likes—they are always spot on! Wishing you so much luck in this crazy challenge too. And, I don't know if I can teach a class. It would be so much work to put it all together. But, thank you. xo

Ling Wang on May 02 2016
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Thank you for polling in my GeoKnit design, Nam :) I tried out a navy background as per your suggestion and now I'm *really* at a loss because I like them all! Oiii. If you get the chance, I'd love to know your thoughts on the darker blue. Thanks!

lena barakat on May 02 2016
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Your note put the biggest smile on my face! Of course I would like your designs - they are all fantastic! Your entries are always flawless, Nam. :) Sending big hugs your way!

Ana Sharpe on Apr 27 2016
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Thank you for your nice note, Nam! I'm a great admirer of your work! Good luck to you as well! :)

Ilze Lucero on Apr 23 2016
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Thank you for the kind comment, I discovered this community just a few months ago and enjoy being par to it, being part of such broad variety of artistic style and talent inspires me to refine my talents

kbecca on Apr 20 2016
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Thanks for the helpful feedback, Nam!

Chasity Smith on Apr 05 2016
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Thanks so much for the feedback :)

Susan Moyal on Apr 05 2016
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Sorry Nam lol :)

Susan Moyal on Apr 05 2016
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Hi Nan thanks so much for your nice comment:) I love your work!! Small world I live in Richmond Hill! A Canadian Mintie meetup would be amazing after the Christmas madness let's plan that:)

Susan Moyal on Apr 04 2016
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Hi Nan I removed the foil it wasn't working for me. Just incase you go to take a look.

Susan Moyal on Apr 04 2016
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Hi Nam thank you very much for your feedback I made some changes and entered it in the foil challenge. If you possibly get a chance to take a peek and let me know what you think:)

Dawn Jasper on Apr 03 2016
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Thanks Nam! That's exactly what that jesus is the best card needed!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Apr 02 2016
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It's a lovely new name! :) Can't wait to meet you in NY!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Apr 01 2016
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When did your designer name change?! I must have been living under a rock. ;)

Debb W on Mar 31 2016
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Hi Nam, your work is consistently appealing and perfectly spaced, I love to see what you'll create! Good luck in the holiday Challenges : )

Susan Moyal on Mar 02 2016
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Hi Nam thank you so much for the like:) Means so much coming form you I love your work!!

Ekaterina Romanova on Jan 20 2016
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Hello, Nam! Thank you so much for your helpful feedback! Your designs are all stunning! Good luck in the challenge!

Chris Griffith on Aug 14 2015
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Nam, congrats on all your corporate wins. Gorgeous!

chocomocacino on Jun 15 2015
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Hahha thank you, ur comment cracks me up. I'm trying to get higher votes from the female voters.. ;)

BeachPaperCo on Jun 13 2015
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Hey Nam, thanks, wish you all the best of luck for the holiday and every other challenge, as well, love your designs! :))

Chris Griffith on Jun 11 2015
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Nam, oh gosh I love your work too. :) You will have tons of wins!

Neeta Sawhney on Jun 11 2015
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thanks Nam for such a beautiful and very nice affirmation. Our Minted community is such a great blessing because all of the designers really help each other so much that it is so easy to do. With lots of love.

Neeta Sawhney on Jun 10 2015
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thanks Nam for the like all the best in the challenges also very beautiful work. Hopefully one day when i do come down to toronto we can meet also.

lena barakat on May 28 2015
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How sweet are you - thank you Nam!!! The twins have kept us super busy this past year. I'm so thankful for some design time lately.. hoping to see more of your beautiful work pop up!

iamtanya on May 27 2015
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your designs are catching my eyes :-) they are so beautiful. best of luck to you !

Rachel Buchholz on May 13 2015
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Thanks for your suggestions Nam! I think it definitely made the design stronger :) I really love your "Watercolor Pine Wreath" design. So clever with the ribbon into the text.

Jennifer Postorino on May 13 2015
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Yes I remember!!! It's crazy how much everything has grown! I finally bought a new computer & the kids are getting older so I feel like I have time to design again! Hope you are doing well :)

Laura Bolter Design on May 13 2015
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Thanks for the comment Nam! I am such a fan of all your work.

Cavell Ferguson on May 06 2015
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Thank you Nam for your likes, I greatly admire your work.

KB Designs on Apr 22 2015
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You have such wonderful pieces. I see that you have deserved all the awards you have received. You're work is truly inspiring. Hope you gain another award for the New Year's submission. Especially love the resolutions one.

Susan Moyal on Mar 10 2015
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Hi Nam thank you very much for the like!! All of your work is incredible and such an inspiration for me!!

Stacey Meacham on Dec 10 2014
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awe, thanks so much for your kind message :) And good luck to you, your submissions were beautiful as always.

Chris Griffith on Dec 09 2014
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Oh Nam you are welcome; best of luck to you as well! Your designs are amazing. As you can tell I like them. :)

Ashley Hegarty on Nov 15 2014
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Thank you so much for the direction Nam :) I kept the birch in but dropped the deming and I think it looks a lot cleaner. I really appreciate designers like you, you're what make Minted such a great place :)

Marta Berk on Oct 23 2014
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Congrats on getting CMYK magenta. Lovely designs, well deserved.

Ann Gardner on Oct 22 2014
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Congrats on reaching M, Nam! I always enjoy seeing your designs. They're beautifully done and so unique.

merry mack creative on Oct 22 2014
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Congrats on your CMYK award! Love your work. :)

Qing Ji on Oct 21 2014
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Congrats on CMYK! :) That is wonderful!

Shirley Lin Schneider on Oct 14 2014
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Your work is beautiful! Best of luck to you as well!

Phrosne Ras on Oct 14 2014
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rushing rushing :)

Phrosne Ras on Oct 14 2014
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thanks so much Nam!!!

Phrosne Ras on Jun 24 2014
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meant to say loooong ago :) loved your holiday entries.

Paper Planes on Jun 19 2014
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Aww thank you so much! my nickname btw is Nam same as your name :) I love how you compose your works!

Design Lotus on Sep 13 2013
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hot mama! nice new profile pic!

lena barakat on Jun 04 2013
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NAMMMM! I took your advice on my "Bundled Joy" submission and converted the design into a baby announcement. If you have a moment, I'd appreciate it if you took a peek to let me know if you think it is any stronger: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/93710 Thank you so much for your continuous feedback and all of your help, it does not go unnoticed! :)

fatfatin on May 29 2013
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hi Nam, thank you so much for the generous compliment on my work...there are so many amazing designs on Minted...i'm just happy i could be a part of this :) thanks again!

Danielle Hartgers on Sep 12 2012
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Just seeing you comment now... not sure how I missed it :) Thanks for the welcome. I have taken a bit of a break but have been especially motivated lately to submit more designs. I always enjoy your submissions - you are among the designers that can only hope my designs could ever compare to. Thanks again for the encouragement!

Yvette Slaney on Jul 30 2012
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Hi Nam, Just wondering if you could help me out. I submitted a design in the Journal Challenge based off of my stationary submission. I have been looking through designs and now think that I might be too close to yours! Can you let me know if you feel the same way? I still have time to change a few things... Thanks so much! Here is the link to it http://www.minted.com/design-rating/67040?filter=all&sort=createat Yvette

Dreaming Inspirations on Jun 11 2012
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Nam, thanks for all the advice I love my design even more!! I super appreciate it!!

Susan Asbill on May 30 2012
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Nam, thanks so much for your congratulations on my "adventurer" design. I appreciate the kind words. I'm also in complete shock! :)

trbdesign on Mar 05 2012
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i REALLY admire your work and absolutely LOVE retro hawaii! just wanted to personally thank you for your helpful comment on "full of joy". you pointed out something that i was somewhat aware of but had to really push myself to get there... so thanks for that push :)

Tereza Šašinková Lukášová on Jan 29 2012
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Hello, thank you so much for your comment. I made a small modification in the design ... I moved and reduced the elephant's trunk a little... I would be sad if I removed the elephant's trunk from the illustration completely.

Katie Speelman on Jan 18 2012
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congrats on your #2 win. Beautiful!

Bonjour Paper on Oct 17 2011
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Hi Nam ! Just want to say bravo for your win in the mini Minties challenge but I also would like to thank you for your support, you have always a nice word for me, be sure that it´s truly always very appreciated ! Good luck for the wedding challenge, your entries are gorg! Cécile

aticnomar on Sep 06 2011
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Hi Nam! Thanks so much for the comment. You're one of my idol here in minted.

Jennifer Wick on Sep 05 2011
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Hey Nam! I'm horrible at explaining how I make textures, so here is the link that I found really helpful. He has a bunch of great tuts, and some free downloads too. For the canvas one (which is this link), when I was happy with it, I saved it as a bitmap tiff, then placed it in Illustrator, so I could make it any color I wanted. Just holler if this doesn't make sense : ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imdxfJrOL-c&feature=related

Three Kisses Studio on Aug 25 2011
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Thanks Nam! Yes, it's fun to see everyone's "new" photos since they put out the request. Nothing like Photoshop. :)

R. P. Carbajal on Aug 21 2011
R. P. Carbajal
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Thank you Nam for your kind words. Your designs are amazing.

Jennifer Wick on Aug 15 2011
Jennifer Wick
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va va voom, Nam!! Love your new profile pic : )

Bonjour Paper on Aug 04 2011
Bonjour Paper
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Nam congrats on your win, it's beautiful!