Sara Hicks Malone

Sara Malone. Based in Nashville, TN, US.

  • 182 awards won
  • 905 comments made
  • 12702 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 16
  • editor pick 166

About Sara Hicks Malone

Hi, I'm Sara- a mom/designer/art director living in Nashville, Tennessee. My aesthetic leans toward thoughtful minimalism with an emphasis on beautiful typography, subtle details, and elegant but simple design elements.

favorite artists

  • annie clark
  • Guess What Design Studio
  • kelli hall
  • Jody Wody
  • SimpleTe Design
  • nocciola design

comments

Hooray Creative on May 16 2017
Hooray Creative
  • Minted Nov 23, 2010
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  • 20215 Votes cast

Thanks for the super nice comment on my "Emerald Texture" entry, Sara! Totally made my day! Love all your holiday entries! Great work, as always! :)

Lori Wemple on Mar 02 2017
Lori Wemple
  • Minted Nov 19, 2011
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  • 10571 Votes cast

Thank you for the kind comment, your entries are beautiful!!

Faith Dorn on Feb 07 2017
Faith Dorn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2014
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  • 13042 Votes cast

Thank you for the likes on the the EMC Challenge! You have so many great entries ... all the best!

Faith Dorn on Dec 16 2016
Faith Dorn
  • Minted Jan 19, 2014
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  • 13042 Votes cast

Thank you, Sara, for the like on my graduate entry. You have many really great designs..best of luck to you! I also love your wedding invitation with the marbling.. :)

Lisa Travis on Nov 05 2016
Lisa Travis
  • Minted May 1, 2009
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  • 8846 Votes cast

Sara, thanks so much for the likes on my Wedding challenge entries, very much appreciated!

Melissa Casey on Sep 29 2016
Melissa Casey
  • Minted Nov 24, 2012
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  • 24418 Votes cast

Hey Sara! Thank so much for all the recent like on my "elegant autumn" save the date design. It's always a great feeling to see some encouragement in my inbox! Good luck to you with your entries as well! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gilded lace one - a winner for sure!

Benita Crandall on Sep 28 2016
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
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Thank you SO much for your like sara! It means a lot to me, receiving 'likes' and appreciation from fellow 'Minters, especially from designers I admire! :-) Benita

Susan Moyal on Sep 17 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 90 Awards
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  • 16232 Votes cast

Hi Sara thank you so much for your nice comment!! :)

Deborah Chou on Aug 31 2016
Deborah Chou
  • Minted Dec 23, 2015
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Sara, thanks for the like. All the best :)

Shannon on Jun 02 2016
Shannon
  • Minted May 20, 2013
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Thanks so much for the like Sara :) Your submission "Rejoice Star" is amazing!

Marta Berk on May 10 2016
Marta Berk
  • Minted Oct 3, 2013
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  • 2340 Votes cast

Hi Sara, thanks for liking my entry, appreciate the support :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 22 2016
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
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So I decided to take out the foil and do a poll. :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 22 2016
Chris Griffith
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Ok, good advice, I will move it. :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 22 2016
Chris Griffith
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Hi Sara, I was thinking having it faux foil. Do you think I should put it in the foil challenge anyway? I want to do the right thing.

Paper Dahlia on Apr 08 2016
Paper Dahlia
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Hi Sara! Did you leave feedback for me on Elegant Trio? I got an email but nothing was there... If you didn't mean to you can just ignore this. Happy holidays! LOL ;)

Debb W on Mar 03 2016
Debb W
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Hahaha, hi Sara! I was voting on shower invites and flashed on a convo we had when you visited SF... looks like you chose to go back to your original name after all! Good luck in the challenge! : )

Susan Moyal on Feb 14 2016
Susan Moyal
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  • 16232 Votes cast

Hi Sara thank you so much for the likes!! I love you style, your typography is so very inspiring!

peetie design on Jan 26 2016
peetie design
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  • 12163 Votes cast

Hi Sara! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your lovely comment. You have so many beautiful designs in the baby challenge!

chocomocacino on Jan 19 2016
chocomocacino
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Thank you, Sara! Yes, I am fixing them hahha..

Alethea and Ruth on Jan 17 2016
Alethea and Ruth
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Thanks for the spelling error catch Sara! I'm such a terrible speller...how embarrassing :-|

Kampai Designs on Jan 04 2016
Kampai Designs
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Sara, thanks so much for your comment on my polka dot design. You were absolutely right!

Susan Moyal on Jan 04 2016
Susan Moyal
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Hi Sara thank you very much for taking my poll I really appreciate your suggestion and I will give it a try:)

Debb W on Nov 23 2015
Debb W
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Hi Sara, it was so nice to visit with you at minted. Hope you and your loved ones enjoy a happy Thanksgiving! Good luck in the wedding challenge!

Chris Griffith on Oct 24 2015
Chris Griffith
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Sara thanks for the congrats and back to YOU!!!

Hooray Creative on Oct 09 2015
Hooray Creative
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Wow! Thanks so much for the support, Sara! You're da best!! :)

Phrosne Ras on Aug 25 2015
Phrosne Ras
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aw no! totally deserved love all of them :)

Hooray Creative on Jun 10 2015
Hooray Creative
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  • 20215 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the nice comment, Sara! Just had a chance to go through your submissions. Tons of great stuff! Best of luck in the holiday challenge! :)

Lea Delaveris on May 11 2015
Lea Delaveris
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Thanks much, Sara! I hit the big double digits finally haha!

Lea Delaveris on May 11 2015
Lea Delaveris
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Sara, congrats on #100! (Right?)

Lori Wemple on May 05 2015
Lori Wemple
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  • 10571 Votes cast

You too! Your work is always so perfect! thank you for the nice note :)

Cavell Ferguson on May 04 2015
Cavell Ferguson
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Thank you Sara for your like on Snow Friends, I really admire your work.

Stacey Meacham on Apr 21 2015
Stacey Meacham
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Oh Sara you just made my night with your comment. Thank you, thank you!! You know I'm such a big fan of yours :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 21 2015
Chris Griffith
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Sara, thanks for your note. I certainly don't have a patent on "Let the Good Times Roll" :) The designs are so different and I saw all your designs today and liked them all and didn't even notice the phrase. So please stop worrying; I think both are fine and no harm done. And let me say I LOVE your entries. Great work. Chris

pandercraft on Apr 19 2015
pandercraft
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Thanks Sara, thanks for the + feedback... Looking forward to seeing your holiday designs!

Susan Asbill on Apr 19 2015
Susan Asbill
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Thanks for the catch! Oops. :)

Katie Wahn on Jan 13 2015
Katie Wahn
  • Minted May 12, 2010
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  • 26479 Votes cast

Sara, your entries in the birth announcement challenge are fabulous!

Robin Ott on May 22 2014
Robin Ott
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  • 11730 Votes cast

Hi Sara! I've been meaning to say THANK YOU for your kind words on my holiday designs. It means so much. I've always been a huge fan of your work and style. I can't wait to see how things turn out for the holiday collection, but know you are going to have a ton a great sellers! Good luck and hugs!!

Kristie Kern on May 20 2014
Kristie Kern
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Hi, Sara! I just wanted to thank you for your very kind comment -- it meant so much. I always love your work, and I can't wait to have a chance to check out your submissions!

Paper Dahlia on May 18 2014
Paper Dahlia
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Hi Sara, I just wanted to reach out to you because I just came across your Captured design... I hadn't seen it before and there are some similarities with my Penned design, which was totally accidental! Anyway, love all your holiday submissions... they're so fresh and modern!

Susan Brown on May 18 2014
Susan Brown
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Sara, You are one the designers whose work I always love so it meant a lot to me to read your kind comments. I haven't dared look at the holiday entries except when I submitted so anxious to see yours. Let's hope we both get some winners/picks.

Lisa Schneller on May 18 2014
Lisa Schneller
  • Minted May 22, 2011
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  • 2780 Votes cast

Aww, so glad my comment made your day! And thanks so much for your kind words! Submitting a non-photo version of my design is a great idea. Thank you for the helpful feedback! Looking forward to seeing more of your designs in the future too. :-)

Oscar & Emma on May 18 2014
Oscar & Emma
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Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Sara! I love your collection, too! So bright and festive!

Jessica Williams on May 17 2014
Jessica Williams
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Yes! I think there are just three of us for now. We should get together soon!

Olivia Raufman on May 17 2014
Olivia Raufman
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Thanks for your very kind comment, Sarah! So glad we got to meet too, wish we'd been able to chat. I hope you'll come again next year! And btw, your entries this year are awesome!

Hooray Creative on May 17 2014
Hooray Creative
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Thanks for all your lovely comments on my designs, Sara! Your holiday submissions are also awesome! Good luck!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 16 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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:) :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 16 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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P.S. Made my day! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 16 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Aren't you the sweetest thing ever?! Thanks so much, Sara! I always love your work. Best of luck to you, too!! :)

Lauren Chism on May 12 2014
Lauren Chism
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Thanks for all your feedback on all my polls! I certainly value your opinion - love your submissions in this challenge too! good luck! xoxo

Kim Dietrich Elam on Apr 11 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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While I'm here, I love your Farm to Table wedding suite!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Apr 11 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my latest holiday entry, Sara - I really appreciate it! And huge congrats on your photo collage wins!!! I wish you many sales on those!!!

Lori Wemple on Jan 02 2014
Lori Wemple
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Thank you so much for the great feedback -- feel like I'm really struggling with these cards. I see in your profile you grew up in florida -- I grew up in tampa - miss the warm sun and water so much! :)

Up Up Creative on Dec 05 2013
Up Up Creative
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Heh heh - my feedback's not always nice. Once I told Jen Wick that her design made me want to fling things at her out of jealousy. She won't let me live that down!

Monica Schafer on Aug 02 2013
Monica Schafer
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Thanks so much for your comment on my blossoming wreath design, Sara. I was thinking the same things & not liking the current version so will definitely give it a try. :) LOVE all your work!

Pistols on Mar 25 2013
Pistols
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haha! Great minds think alike, right? Thanks Sarah! I'd never think that :)

Jennifer Wick on Mar 13 2013
Jennifer Wick
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Just wanted to say that I love your beautiful profile pic! Even though I loved your last one with the adorable little guy, it's great to finally see you : )

Sarah Curry on Jun 22 2012
Sarah Curry
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Thank you for the nice comment on Merry Modern! You produce so many great designs! I love seeing your challenge entries.

Jill Means on Jun 12 2012
Jill Means
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Sara, do you sleep? so many amazing designs! You are probably getting a "like" email from me every hour.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 11 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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I posted minutes on facebook. Look me up, send me a friend request and I'll add to to the group (it's a private group, so you can only add "friends"). Kim

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 10 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Thanks for your note! Congrats on your latest wins, as well!!! :)

Giselle Zimmerman on May 30 2012
Giselle Zimmerman
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Congrats on your wins !

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 30 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Congrats on your four latest wins - yay, you!!! :)

Jennifer Wick on May 30 2012
Jennifer Wick
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Sara, thank you so much and big congrats to you as well with your festoon win and editor's picks! I'm bummed they didn't select your butterfly garden, because I still love that design! And I love your profile pic too. It just makes me laugh every time I see it : )

Inkblot Paper on Apr 16 2012
Inkblot Paper
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Sara just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your profile pic. It makes me smile every time I come to one of your designs while voting. I would say it may sway me a bit on scoring your designs, but you your talent stands on its own. Thanks for making me laugh :)

Bleu Collar Paperie on Mar 28 2012
Bleu Collar Paperie
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congrats on your moving announcement special award! great stuff -- keep rockin'!

trbdesign on Mar 10 2012
trbdesign
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Congrats Sara on your wins! Love your work ....and your profile pic!!!!

Stacey Meacham on Mar 10 2012
Stacey Meacham
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Congrats Sara on all your recent pics. I love your style and work. Way to go!!

Robin Ott on Mar 02 2012
Robin Ott
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Just wanted to say hi, love your current entries AND your profile pic makes me happy! I smile everytime I see it :)

Bleu Collar Paperie on Feb 27 2012
Bleu Collar Paperie
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great stuff lately! congrats on all your wins!!

Guess What Design Studio on Feb 19 2012
Guess What Design Studio
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Wow, thanks, Sara! I'm a huge fan of yours, as well! Keep up the great work! BTW, I absolutely love your profile pic! How adorable is that!!! :)

Bleu Collar Paperie on Feb 17 2012
Bleu Collar Paperie
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congrats on your recent wins! keep 'em coming! :)

Stacey Meacham on Feb 16 2012
Stacey Meacham
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Loved bold stripe. Congrats :)

Dawn Jasper on Feb 12 2012
Dawn Jasper
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What is this bed you speak of ;). So glad I could help. Good luck in the challenge you've got some great entries!

chocomocacino on Feb 05 2012
chocomocacino
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thank u for ur comments.. wish i have more time to tweak it.. :D

Amber Barkley on Feb 05 2012
Amber Barkley
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Thank you so much Sara, and congrats to you too! :)

Carol Fazio on Feb 04 2012
Carol Fazio
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Hey Sara, thanks for your note. Don't worry, plenty more challenges ahead I could use your help on!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jan 29 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Love your new profile pic!

Carol Fazio on Jan 14 2012
Carol Fazio
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Hi Sara, I'm struggling with a design called Oh So Moving Day...would you mind giving me some thoughts on that one? Thanks so much- Carol

Marabou Design on Sep 19 2011
Marabou Design
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Welcome to Minted Sara! -Brandy