Lehan Veenker

Lehan Veenker. Based in Plainfield, IL, US.

  • 245 awards won
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Awards

  • winner 34
  • 1st place winner 1
  • editor pick 210

About Lehan Veenker

I create designs with the belief that everyone's big day should be shared and celebrated in pretty and modern style. I take great pride in my designs and hope you find joy in my work.

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Susan Brown on Jan 25 2018
Susan Brown
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Hi Lehan, Congrats on your win. You have been really doing well and deservedly so but I'm really writing to say that as I was scrolling through the entries just now I see that I submitted a design that was for all practical purposes identical to one you had submitted including the photos. Unless yours was hidden my came in on the 7th just a day after yours. Yikes. I had no idea and I especially hope it didn't anger you. It was innocent on my part. So sorry anyway.

Jackie Crawford on Dec 29 2017
Jackie Crawford
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Hi Lehan, thank you so much for the Christmas card! Your children are so so adorable!! I hope you and your family had a great holiday and wish you a prosperous new year :)

peetie design on Nov 10 2017
peetie design
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Thank you for the nice comment, Lehan! Your page looks so lovely and you have some really sweet Valentine entries. I just love that little udon bowl! x

AK Graphics on Sep 28 2017
AK Graphics
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NO WAY! Haha that is too funny.... happy belated birthday to my Minted "twin" ~ cheers!

Nikki Rene on Jul 25 2017
Nikki Rene
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Thanks so much for your like on my Sunset Waves! I love your beautiful work. Good luck in the challenges!

Hannah Lowe Corman on Jul 25 2017
Hannah Lowe Corman
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Thank you so much for liking my "Turquoise Splash" painting Lehan!! xo, Hannah

Courtney Crane on Jul 25 2017
Courtney Crane
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Hi Lehan, Thank you for the like on Dreamy Clouds. Your graphic work is so beautiful. I am especially drawn to your blues! Good luck! - Courtney

lulu and isabelle on Apr 15 2017
lulu and isabelle
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Hi Lehan, thank you so much for your comment on my "Papercut Village" entry. It is very kind. Congrats on your win too! Oanh

Sweta Modi on Mar 02 2017
Sweta Modi
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i absolutely LOVE all of your baby shower invites. so unique, well themed and most wonderfully executed! :)

AK Graphics on Jan 22 2017
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Thank you so much for the comment on my profile on my Marble Matrimony aware - LOVE your work! You are an inspiration :)

Kelly Schmidt on Jan 17 2017
Kelly Schmidt
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Thanks, Lehan! And congratulations to you on the Curvilinear Award and your beautiful wedding picks! Love your work!

Melanie Kosuge on Jan 17 2017
Melanie Kosuge
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Oh shoot! And I completely forgot to thank you for the holiday card you sent me-- your family is so darn cute :))) And man, the letterpress design is *gorgeous*! Happy New Year to you and your whole crew :)

Melanie Kosuge on Jan 17 2017
Melanie Kosuge
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Aww Lehan :) Thanks so much for the congrats! I seriously ran around my apartment like a crazy person when I found out (I know you know what I'm talking about LOL). And congrats to you on your Curvilinear Award as well! 'Wildflower' is such a stunner, lady :)

Jackie Crawford on Dec 31 2016
Jackie Crawford
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Hi Lehan, thank you for the Christmas card!! Your children are sooo adorable! Happy New Year :)

Hooray Creative on May 06 2016
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Yes, those branches and berries were done on the iPad pro! I didn't end up using any real paper, paint, pens for any of my entries in the holiday challenge! :)

Marta Berk on Apr 06 2016
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Thanks for liking my entry. Much appreciated :)

Lauren Chism on Mar 07 2016
Lauren Chism
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Thanks for you sweet comments Lehan! xo

Olivia Raufman on Mar 07 2016
Olivia Raufman
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Thanks so much, Lehan! You're getting really close yourself :) I expect you'll be getting a bunch of baby shower picks!

Dawn Jasper on Feb 28 2016
Dawn Jasper
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Your baby shower entries are freaking amaze-balls! :) You're always amazing of course but just thought I'd send a little shoutout for these designs. Also thanks for not making feel like a crazy person for critiquing an already gorgeous piece lol.

Anupama on Jan 11 2016
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Thank you so much for your comment. Congratulations to you as well :)

Susan Moyal on Jan 11 2016
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Hi Lehan thank you very much for the nice comment! Congratulations to you also! All of your entries were so stunning:)

GeekInk Design on Jun 22 2015
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Hi Lehan! I actually asked Minted about this and Rose said to submit my design to the challenge. So if you could please delete your comment I would appreciate it. I don't want anyone to read it and think that something is wrong with entering my design and then vote it lower. Thanks.

Shirley Lin Schneider on Jun 20 2015
Shirley Lin Schneider
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Thank you again, Lehan for your helpful comment! I thought they might be able to trap the letterpress area, but I guess that would be tricky in case the plates shifted. I took another look at the example they suggested and I didn't realize the top of the design had a gradient too. Thanks again for your help!

Shirley Lin Schneider on Jun 19 2015
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Thank you for your helpful comment, Lehan! I realized that right after I uploaded it. I just updated it with a different photo with the gradient. Thanks again for your insight!

Carrie ONeal on Jun 10 2015
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Lehan! Your holiday submissions are AWESOME!!! I was glancing at them this morning...and am so envious! They all are stunning! GREAT! GREAT JOB!!!

Julie Darrell on Jun 10 2015
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Thanks Lehan for the tip! I'm squeezing in the final changes while getting ready for work and feeding the kids breakfast! Haha! :)

Julie Darrell on Jun 07 2015
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Hi Lehan! Thanks for the great feedback! I have such a hard time pairing fonts. :-/ I feel that my font library is lacking some of the most basic fonts so I've been searching online for them and added the ones you suggested. I'm still playing around with different ones and I hope I can get it right! I've also started looking more at some winning designs to see what works well (and sells!) and it's definitely helping. Thanks again for your invaluable suggestions!!!

Chris Griffith on Jun 06 2015
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Lehan, thanks for the great feedback. I made some changes based on your suggestions. If you have a chance let me know what you think. Thanks again! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/379834

Stacy Kron on Jun 05 2015
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Thanks for taking the time to make that suggestion on my design ... I like it much better without the tape now. Sometimes I just don't know when to stop adding stuff. :) Love your work, Lehan!

Cheryl Reyes on Feb 06 2015
Cheryl Reyes
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Thanks for your like on Winter Waves! I love your pattern designs.

Paper Dahlia on Sep 23 2014
Paper Dahlia
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Thanks, Lehan! I really appreciate your support and encouragement :)

Naomi Ernest on Sep 10 2014
Naomi Ernest
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I'm definitely looking forward to the result of the fabric challenge too! I've never submitted to anything other than art challenges, but honestly this was soooo tempting... maybe next time. ;)

Ann Gardner on Sep 10 2014
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Congrats on your 100+ wins, Lehan! Your work is amazing!

Naomi Ernest on Sep 10 2014
Naomi Ernest
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Great fabric submissions, Lehan! Good luck in the challenge! :)

Lea Delaveris on Sep 09 2014
Lea Delaveris
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Lehan - loving all your fabric design. I was scrolling through my likes to vote and you were a significant portion of them. Good luck!

Hooray Creative on Aug 13 2014
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Thanks Lehan and congrats again! You've been killing it lately! :)

Monica Schafer on Jun 26 2014
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Hi Lehan! Thank you for the very sweet message. Hope you and your family are doing great! :)

Phrosne Ras on Jun 14 2014
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oooo lovely new photo!

Chryssi Tsoupanarias on Nov 20 2013
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Thanks so much for your response Lehan! I wanted to be sure of your thoughts on it, I might end up modifying the design a bit still :)

2birdstone on Nov 20 2013
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Ha! I don't know why, I just started messing with the type and changed it. I guess I'll have to try for about a happy medium then? :)

Chryssi Tsoupanarias on Nov 20 2013
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Hi Lehan! I just realized "La Vie en Rose" is a bit similar to your "Dramatic Winter Floral" with the black background and flower integration, I truly had forgotten seeing that design before. I will remove it altogether if you'd like or modify it so that it's different if you are at all uncomfortable, I do not want you to see it as a copy of your design, so please let me know what you think!

Neeta Sawhney on Oct 07 2013
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Your design is simple yet subtle that speaks. I like that it can be for many different things.

Stellax Creative on Oct 02 2013
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Lehan, thank you so much for your comment on my Diaper Cake Inv. I've made some changes, can you please take a look when you get a minute, thank you so much.

Phrosne Ras on Sep 23 2013
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your entries are stunning!

Chris Griffith on Aug 26 2013
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Thanks Lehan!

Erin Deegan on Aug 24 2013
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Congratulations on your minibook wins! Dancing Snowflakes was one of my favorites!

Chris Griffith on Aug 23 2013
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Lehan, congrats on your terrific minibook wins! Love your work. Chris

Monica Schafer on Jun 09 2013
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Hi Lehan! Just have to say your submissions for this challenge are absolutely stunning. I love each one of them. Great job. :)

Jill Means on May 28 2013
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Lehan, your concept although similar, is such a different phrase and design execution, I would've never thought of it as being a competing design. I hope you feel the same way!

Chris Griffith on Apr 13 2013
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Lehan, thanks for your feedback! As a new Mintie, I really appreciate your time and comments. Chris

Christina Novak on Apr 04 2013
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Thanks so much for your helpful comments!

cadence paige design on Apr 01 2013
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No worries at all Lehan! That's why I didn't post it in the comments - I never want take away good energy from an already perfect design with a subjective suggestion. :) And I don't think I'll be able to whip-up a decent gingerbread house illustration, or a burnt one - that's funny. Maybe next year! I thought of it as we were traveling yesterday and knew it wasn't going to happen. I just enjoyed seeing that we sorta think alike. :) Have a great day & week ahead!

cadence paige design on Apr 01 2013
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I seriously love your gingerbread house design! :) I wanted to suggest adding just a little dusting of snow around the bottom two corners to make it a little more festive.... I don't know if it would be too much or not?? You'll know best. :)

Monica Schafer on Mar 22 2013
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Hey Lehan! Thanks so much for your comment on my festive holly design. I made some changes (posted in the comments)... will you take a look and let me know what you think if you get a minute? Wondering if the new layout is better than my original. Thanks! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/84600

Amanda Joy on Mar 21 2013
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Hi Lehan! Thanks so much for the comment! Was it the starry night design you were talking about?

Jennifer Wick on Nov 23 2012
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Thank you so much, Lehan! I am thrilled but reality hit when the file request e-mails came tonight ; ) I guess I should be careful what I wish for and when!

Faiths Designs on Oct 07 2012
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Thanks Lehan, I used Illustrator.

aticnomar on Oct 05 2012
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Hi Lehan! Thanks so much for the comment & help. I appreciated it very much.

Mariel Schmitt on Oct 02 2012
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Hey Lehan! Thanks for your comment on Headline Romance. I uploaded a couple variations from your suggestion and I wonder if you'd have a second to pop over and take another look?

Angela Marzuki on Sep 26 2012
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HI Lehan! Thank you so much for your note! I definitely am not used to being on video chat so it really made me smile :) Congratulations on your special award for "Warmest Wishes!" I always love your work and that design is no exception!

24th and Dune on Jun 07 2012
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Hi Lehan! Thank you so so much for commenting on my "Orange You Glad It's Christmas" card. I added a plaid bow per y and was hoping our suggestion and was hoping, if you have time, if I could get your opinion on the changes. thanks so much!!

Susan Asbill on May 31 2012
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Oh, also wanted to tell you that I ordered your 'Washi Love' for Mother's Day and it elicited some tears. Such a lovely and versatile design!

Susan Asbill on May 30 2012
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Lehan, thanks so much for your congratulations!!! I love your work and just really appreciate the kind words!

Guess What Design Studio on May 23 2012
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Lehan, thanks so much for your sweet comments on my designs! You are always so supportive and kind! It really means a lot when talented designers, like yourself, appreciate your work. Thanks again! I love all your work!! :)

Monica Schafer on Apr 09 2012
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No problem at all. Congrats on baby and good luck with house hunting :).

Alston Wise on Mar 09 2012
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Thanks so much for the heads up on the shadows!!

Sara Hicks Malone on Mar 07 2012
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congrats to you as well lehan! love your designs. -s

Smudge Design on Feb 29 2012
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Hi Lehan! Thanks so much for your sweet note. I'm a huge fan of yours and continue to be amazed by your gorgeous work!

BeachPaperCo on Feb 28 2012
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Congrats on your win, too! I was so disappointed at first cause I didn't see my name on the editors pick list and it wasn't in the (top 20) winner's list either. But when I re-read the email much later I saw that they picked the top 30! I never had a design rate in the top - yay :-))

Heather Francisco on Feb 27 2012
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Congrats on your win Lehan!

Sandy Pons on Feb 23 2012
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Hi Lehan- Thank you so much for your feedback on the Budmo. You confirmed my suspicion. If you get a chance, would you please take a look and see if it's better now? I also lightened up the background. I thought it was a little depressing for a baby's room. I really appreciate your feedback!!!

Sara Hicks Malone on Feb 18 2012
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Thank you so much, Lehan! Many congrats to you as well- beautiful work!

Moglea on Feb 18 2012
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THANKS so so much! The funny thing is my hair is even longer now...so I still don't look like my profile pic. Oh well. Will you be at NSS this year? It would be so so fun to meet you.

carly reed walker on Feb 17 2012
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thank you so much, lehan! it's my very first win (not jury pick) so i'm super excited about that! congratulations on your win also! your designs are lovely!

trbdesign on Feb 17 2012
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thank you!!!! where do you view all the winning designs?

Alston Wise on Feb 14 2012
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hi lehan! a belated note to say thank you so much for the adorable holiday card! i love your handlettering and illustrations, and you were so kind to write a note on the back. i look forward to seeing what you create this year!!

Bleu Collar Paperie on Feb 03 2012
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Lehan -- it means so much. :) Congrats to you too! I always look forward to seeing your designs.

Jennifer Wick on Feb 02 2012
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Thanks Lehan and congrats on your editor's picks as well! I love Linen Label, modern handwriting and fanciful florals : )

Guess What Design Studio on Feb 02 2012
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Thank you so much, Lehan! Congratulations to you, too, on your editor's picks!! Really beautiful designs! :)

My Splendid Summer on Jan 30 2012
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Thank you so much for your comment about the rainboots. It`s great to get a nice assessment of such a good designer :-)

Stacy Splonski on Jan 23 2012
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Hi Lehan, It was just brought to my attention that a design I entered into the current birthday challenge was very similar to one of your designs. After taking a look, I immediately removed mine from the competition. I am so sorry and hope that you aren't offended. I truely had no idea & feel awful. I was actually focused on texture & creating a layout that wasn't too predictable. Boy, did that go wrong! :) My original sketch had the title text above an angled pattern and throughout the process, I changed it to a knockout. I sincerely had no idea I was designing something so similar to yours. Again, I'm sorry.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 22 2012
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Hey, Lehan! Thanks for your note - I really appreciate it! I figured if you felt there was an issue you'd have replied, which is why I left it in...but, I still felt weird about it anyway. I noticed the entry you mentioned, as well, and agree with you on the similarities. Thanks, again, for your reply!

Stacey Meacham on Jan 22 2012
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Hey Lehan, thanks for your input on Vintage Gum ball. I made the revision you suggested and put the machine on top of the stripes. If you get a chance to revisit it let me know which you like better. I am undecided. Thanks again.

chocomocacino on Jan 16 2012
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Lehan! I've got ur card last weekend! Thanks so much.. your newborn and lovely pets certainly make a nice family picture! :D

nocciola design on Jan 15 2012
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Thanks for your comment on "pens and pencils" Lehan! Actually, I chose Northwestern randomly, but going there makes you a smart cookie! Happy 2012!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 15 2012
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Hi, Lehan! Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful holiday card - I LOVE the wooden snowflakes and the black envelopes. You have a beautiful family, too - what a great photo! And, thanks for your personal handwritten note - it was so thoughtful! Much happiness and continued success to you in 2012!

Debb W on Jan 08 2012
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Loved your joyful card, Lehan! A moment like that captured in time and shared truly is heartwarming and brings a smile! Happy New Year!!!

Guess What Design Studio on Jan 06 2012
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Hi Lehan! Just wanted to thank you for your lovely holiday card (one of my favorite holiday cards at Minted)! What a beautiful family photo, too!! Thank you so much for your personal note, as well - that was so sweet of you! I've enjoyed getting to know you here at Minted, too, and I hope one day I can meet you in person! Hope you and your family are having a beautiful + blessed New Year, and I hope it's filled with lots of joy + success!! Cheers!! :)

Samantha Venator on Jan 04 2012
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Hi, I worked really late on this design last night like two in the morning. It's been brought to my attention I apparently was dreaming about one of your designs. http://www.minted.com/design-rating/44796 this is my design. I can't delete it because of voting but I am emailing minted to take it out. I just wanted to give you the heads up on how ridiculous I am.

Melanie Severin on Jan 03 2012
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Hi Lehan! Sorry for not replying sooner (I've been taking a bit of a much-needed break from the computer, design, etc.) Thanks for your note and I'm glad the card gave you a laugh! I received your card as well and LOVE it :) Your daugther is beautiful - I hope you are all doing well and Happy New Year!

Susan Asbill on Dec 16 2011
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Lehan, thanks so much for the holiday card. Your illustration and typography are both so great. LOVE!!! Your return address on the envelope was also a nice touch. Happy holidays... it's your first with your sweet little girl... how exciting!!

GeekInk Design on Dec 10 2011
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Thanks so much Lehan! I totally dig your retro design too! :)

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Dec 09 2011
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Congratulations Lehan! Gorgeous Design!

Lauren Chism on Dec 09 2011
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Congrats on your win - I'm sure you will have a few more in the mix - I love all your submissions in the challenge.

SD Design on Oct 21 2011
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thank you so much for your thoughtful note! that was so sweet of you. and i'm just reading right here on your messages that you just had a little girl too! C O N G R A T S ! you sure did submit some awesome designs to the wedding challenge to have just had a baby - not sure where you found the time. way to rock it out!

Guess What Design Studio on Oct 17 2011
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Thank you so much, Lehan! You're so sweet! And btw, I think you're incredibly talented and amazing, too! Congratulations on all your wins and editor's picks, too - in the holiday challenge and children's stationery challenge! I know you'll have more wins, too, when the wedding challenge is through. Your entries are terrific! Hope you and baby are doing well! :)

Jennifer Wick on Oct 17 2011
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Lehan, your sweet note was the nicest message to wake up to today, so thank you, thank you!! I adore your style! You can go from romantic and feminine to fun to modern, and they all look amazing : ) I still don't know how you are able to design with a newborn - you deserve an award just for that : D Thanks again for making my day!

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Oct 17 2011
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Thanks so much Lehan! Have to tell you, (from the holiday card comp), Jingling Script was one of my favorite entries!

cadence paige design on Oct 14 2011
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Hi Lehan, I've been meaning to say congrats on your little girl!!! I'm so impressed with all your wedding submissions too - you go mamma! :) Take good care of yourself and that new little one!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Sep 22 2011
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Lehan - I just submitted a design to the Head over Heels challenge, "Portrait," but then looked through Save the Date Photo cards already for sale to make sure my design wasn't too similar to any of them. I noticed your "Simply See Through" design, which uses the same Bebas font and the even the same couple - is this too similar? I certainly do not want to appear to have copied yours, and am certainly happy to remove it, if you think they are too similar. You can email me at kim@knotes-style.com, if you like. Thanks and congrats on your growing family! Kim