Susan Brown

based in Menomonie, WI, US.

  • 192 awards won
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Awards

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  • editor pick 171

About Susan Brown

I am crazy about design in general and Minted specifically. My designs lean toward simple and classic with a bit of pretty but I always hope it's a look you'll love.

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Michelle Poe on Apr 22 2018
Michelle Poe
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Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your note a few weeks ago. It's always nice to hear from you and especially to hear some words of encouragement. Your holiday submissions look fantastic!!! Thanks for being such a kind, friendly mintie always. Take Care! Michelle

Nazia Hyder on Apr 16 2018
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou for your prompt feedback, always appreciate it! These designs were produced at 3:00 a.m,hence when fellow Minties pointed out,I'm tweaking them now. Haha!

Jan Shepherd on Apr 16 2018
Jan Shepherd
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Hi Susan thanks for your input on my leafy antlers poll!

peetie design on Apr 12 2018
peetie design
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Susan, thank you so much for the kind words. I am looking forward to seeing you at NSS as well this year! x

frau brandt on Apr 10 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you for the like on "Floral Christmas". So great to wake up (9 h time difference to CA) and see likes on my design and that it was picked. Happy.

Phrosne Ras on Apr 09 2018
Phrosne Ras
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Hahaha!!! Thanks for the giggle <3

Debb W on Apr 03 2018
Debb W
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You're awesome! I appreciate you taking the time to give insightful feedback. It is always helpful and valued, Susan! :)

frau brandt on Mar 22 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you, Susan, for the like on "Cell love". I like the card mostly because of the great copy. It was a new experience to design something with a given copy.

Nazia Hyder on Mar 20 2018
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou Susan for your prompt feedback on my color poll for my Scrabble Due Date design, I know what you mean,I wanted it simple b/w but the color lover in me was itching to use some bold/contrasting colors... haha! I love your entries!

Ink and Letter Designs on Mar 19 2018
Ink and Letter Designs
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Thank you so much for your message, Susan! Really loving your new three flower entry, so sweet and beautiful. You do wonderful work! I am very much hoping to become a Minted designer soon so have been working very hard on my entries, means a lot to hear you like them! Best of luck to you!

Gwen Bedat on Mar 15 2018
Gwen Bedat
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Thank you so much for your message, Susan. Your always find words to brighten up my day.

Leah Ragain on Mar 14 2018
Leah Ragain
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Loving your Target submissions Sue, they are so good! Are you going to NSS this year, I'm planning on making the trip and it would be fun to see you again at one of the events!

AK Graphics on Mar 09 2018
AK Graphics
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Yes I am, would be so wonderful to see you! I sent you a friend request on Facebook - lets chat via message on there, and meet up if you end up going!

AK Graphics on Mar 09 2018
AK Graphics
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Ahh!! I think you are totally right about the foil!! Thank you for bringing it to my attention ~ xoxo

Shannon Hays on Mar 05 2018
Shannon Hays
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Susan! Did I ever respond to you about your comment from way back in the Valentine's compettion that you had family in Stratham?! I'm so sorry if I didn't!! Hope they liked it here. Portsmouth NH, down the road is my favorite. I've never been to Wisconsin... Cheers!

Beki Marquardt on Feb 23 2018
Beki Marquardt
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Hi Susan! You were right, definitely from Wisconsin! Originally, the northern part too. Hahah. Thank you for the warm welcome. Excited to be here!

Kristel on Feb 15 2018
Kristel
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Hi Susan! Thank you for your like on my "Hello Sweetie" entry. I'm honored. Best of luck! :)

Neeta Sawhney on Feb 12 2018
Neeta Sawhney
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thanks so much Susan it is so nice for you to always be in my corner it is so great to have such a nice compliment dear friend. It is so fun to keep on learning new things in class to try at minted thanks

Dawn Jasper on Feb 09 2018
Dawn Jasper
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aww thanks for your note! I'm pretty sure YOU are the sweetest :) Hope I get to see you at this year's nss!

Kate Ross on Feb 08 2018
Kate Ross
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Susan, my friend. I'm so glad I can remind you of your greatness. The bag is so lovely. Understated is often times more dramatic and impactful - for me anyway- so I love it. xoxo

Lehan Veenker on Jan 25 2018
Lehan Veenker
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Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the note! And no worries! I just looked at the designs that you mentioned (I actually had not seen yours until you mentioned it), and yes, they do use the same photos and have some similar design aspects, but I definitely didn't think they were the same/too similar. :) I think that student in the photos was one of the few that had a good serious of photos so it was bound to happen that the same photos were used. And as you had mentioned, I'm pretty sure I had mine hidden until the very end so I know any similarities would have been completely coincidental. :)

Kimberly Morgan on Dec 30 2017
Kimberly Morgan
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Congrats on our wedding wins, Susan! They are beautiful!

PrintHappy Designs on Nov 28 2017
PrintHappy Designs
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Hi Susan, Thanks so much for the like – very much appreciated! & I really admire your work!!

merry mack creative on Nov 10 2017
merry mack creative
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Thanks for your nice note, Sue! I miss being your Minted buddy! :)

Alison Jerry Designs on Nov 09 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
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Oh thank you Susan! Thats a big compliment all the way around! I actually have 4 wins.....so very excited and just thrilled. Thanks for thinking of me. Congrats on your win as well!!! All the best, Alison

Chris Griffith on Nov 06 2017
Chris Griffith
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Susan, thanks for the terrific comment. All the best to you.

Neeta Sawhney on Nov 04 2017
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks so much for the like for my design it is so awesome to take part and then get a like from such a accomplished Mintie. Your work is so colorful fun. I will be doing some more Marbling cards during holiday time as well

Baumbirdy on Nov 04 2017
Baumbirdy
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HI Susan, love your valentine's day - fa la love design! Please don't worry about the copy its a popular message I am sure we aren't the first as well :) We are big fans of your work as well !

Faiths Designs on Oct 10 2017
Faiths Designs
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Susan, thank you for the nice comment you left. Congratulations to you too.

Rebecca Durflinger on Oct 10 2017
Rebecca Durflinger
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Thank you for your kind congratulations! and - big congrats to you on your lovely wins! So glad to see Dinner with Deer Friends among the top 20! Way to go!

Sweta Modi on Oct 10 2017
Sweta Modi
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Thanks so very much Susan :)))

Tatiana Nogueiras on Sep 27 2017
Tatiana Nogueiras
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Hi Susan, thank you so much for your note! I found out about the pick from your message...so sweet! Congrats too!!

AK Graphics on Sep 26 2017
AK Graphics
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Loving your save the date entries Susan! ~ xoxo

Chris Griffith on Sep 09 2017
Chris Griffith
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Oh Susan thanks so much for the nice note. Can't wait to see your holiday wins!

Alison Jerry Designs on Sep 04 2017
Alison Jerry Designs
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Hello my hometown friend! Thanks so much for the like on my Emerald Dreams Journal. This is new for me so I am testing new ideas out. I hope all is well and thanks gain. Your support means alot to me-Alison

Mazing Designs on Sep 02 2017
Mazing Designs
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Hello Susan, Thanks you very much for the like on my Koi Notes. Your work is amazing. Good luck in the Minted Competitions. Mo Rutkin

My Splendid Summer on Sep 01 2017
My Splendid Summer
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Thank you so much for your comment, Susan. All your work is so beautiful so it means a lot to me! Best of luck to you in the challenges!

Corinne Aelbers on Aug 29 2017
Corinne Aelbers
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Susan, thanks for your like of my aspens submission in the fabric challenge.

Faiths Designs on Aug 23 2017
Faiths Designs
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Susan, thank you so much for the terrific comment.Your work is beautiful!

Benita Crandall on Aug 21 2017
Benita Crandall
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Thank you so much Susan for the like of my design "A winter soiree'! Your designs are always a great inspiration and I particularly like your entry Dinner with Deer Friend... so adorable! :-)

Everett Paper Goods on Aug 21 2017
Everett Paper Goods
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Hi Susan, thanks for your nice comment on my design Giving :) It's made my day! I love your designs for the holiday party challenge, especially House Hug and Very Late.

Rebecca Durflinger on Aug 21 2017
Rebecca Durflinger
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Hi Susan! Thank you so much for your nice comments on my designs. It means so much, and made my day! You are so talented and I think your work is fantastic!

Mansi on Aug 21 2017
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Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your sweet comment! made my morning:) Hope you're doing well and enjoying the summer... so nice to hear from you! sending love, mansi :)

Lea Delaveris on Aug 16 2017
Lea Delaveris
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Hi Sue! I wanted to say how much I appreciate you reaching out. I had emailed you, but wasn't sure if you got it and didn't want you to think I was ignoring you! Those situations are always tricky and I've been there and totally understand! :)

Benita Crandall on Aug 15 2017
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Thank you so much Susan for the like of my design 'an elegant winter soiree"! Your designs are always stunning! :-)

Michelle Lindo on Jul 31 2017
Michelle Lindo
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Thanks for the Like Susan! :-)

frau brandt on Jul 31 2017
frau brandt
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Thank you, Susan for the like on „Joyful new year". So encouraging!

Katherine Moynagh on Jul 16 2017
Katherine Moynagh
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Hi Susan, Thanks for your lovely message. Hope you like the stationery!

Chris Griffith on Jul 10 2017
Chris Griffith
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Congrats to you too Susan! Lovely.

Faiths Designs on Jul 07 2017
Faiths Designs
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Hi Susan, Thanks for the great comment.

Kampai Designs on Jul 07 2017
Kampai Designs
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Thanks Susan. I hope you are right! x

Carolyn Nicks on Jul 03 2017
Carolyn Nicks
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Hi Susan, your sweet comment was such a nice surprise for me to see!! Thank you so very much! You're killing it with your holiday designs, love them!

peetie design on Jul 02 2017
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What a very kind thing to say, Susan! Thank you so much and congratulations to you, too. Your work is always so gorgeous. x

Tatiana Nogueiras on Jun 30 2017
Tatiana Nogueiras
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Thank you so much for your note Susan! That means a lot, I admire your work very much! :)

Kanika Mathur on Jun 25 2017
Kanika Mathur
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Susan, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my 'Ornament' card! It means so much to me coming from you!! Adore your work and loving your entries :)

Kampai Designs on Jun 21 2017
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Thank you so much for the lovely comment Susan. I still never have any idea how my designs will fare when I let them loose so it means a lot when someone with your talent likes them.

Ana Sharpe on Jun 20 2017
Ana Sharpe
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Hi Susan, thank you for the likes! It was great meeting you on Minted's feedback section at NSS this year! Best of luck on the challenges. I'm loving all your entries as usual! :)

Kampai Designs on Jun 16 2017
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Hi Susan, it was great to meet you too. The rest of the trip was great. I feel so lucky and it will be hard to top. I'm not sure I will make it back next year but it definitely won't be my last visit!

Jan Shepherd on May 31 2017
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Hi Susan, thank you for your comment on my Cool Drule card - I really appreciated that as I spent so long on it and was beginning to wonder if I'm just on my own planet :) good luck with your entries too

Hooray Creative on May 23 2017
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Susan, thank you for the super nice comment you left on my profile! You are the best!! I'm so glad to hear my Happy Birthday card at NSS turned out well and caught your eye. Thanks for the kind words! I'm flattered! Hope you had a fabulous time in NY. Love your holiday submissions, but you always do such great work! :)

Gwen Bedat on May 17 2017
Gwen Bedat
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Hi Susan! How are you so sweet?! Yours was the loveliest compliment I received. I'm struggling, as always, as we all are, and I'm glad this struggle payed off with the greetings cads challenge to earn me this comment from you! Cheers to new skills (picking up new ones is one of the best parts of this craft), but don't you change your style, it's already perfection.

merry mack creative on May 15 2017
merry mack creative
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Hi Sue - Best of luck in the holiday challenge! Your designs look great, as always! :)

Chris Griffith on May 15 2017
Chris Griffith
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Thanks Susan! I love love love your designs for this challenge and always. :) NSS, I think next year might be the year as I am planning on retiring from my day job. Minted is just too much fun!

Moxie on May 13 2017
Moxie
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Hey Susan, thanks for noticing my greeting card submission! It's nice to get the compliment as a newbie around here!

Lisa Sunday Rinella on Apr 19 2017
Lisa Sunday Rinella
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Thanks for the like on my "Nerd Love" copy, Susan! I really appreciate the encouragement from such an active and talented Minted artist like you.

JeAnna Casper on Apr 18 2017
JeAnna Casper
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Susan, Thank you so much for your comment on my Super Hero kids party invite. I was feeling really good about the design, then after the voting and the "likes" started rolling in (or not rolling in :) ) I wasn't feeling as great about it. So you made my day!!

Gwen Bedat on Apr 18 2017
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Hi Susan, thank you so much for your message on my Baby Shower pick! Big congrats on your wins as well, they're gorgeous. My favorites are your Twin pins and the baseball invite, that one is pure perfection!

Dawn Jasper on Apr 14 2017
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Congrats on your baby shower pics! You had so many awesome entries this challenge. I'm still bummed the voting base doesn't love your puns as much as I do though ;)

Felix Grapes on Apr 11 2017
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Hi Susan! Thank you for your comment on my birthday party invitation entry. I wish all the best! Good Luck!

Marina Onoprienko on Apr 11 2017
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Hi Susan, thank you for the like on my First Birthday design. Best wishes to you in the challenges.

Gwen Bedat on Apr 05 2017
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Susan, thank you so much for your comment! I was totally going for the "pardon my French" expression and totally butchering it! Now I know why I was reluctant to enter this challenge in the first place! Anyway, pardon my French, but merci beaucoup! ;-)

Itsy Belle Studio on Mar 16 2017
Itsy Belle Studio
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Hi Susan! Thank you for your comments on my designs and for the compliment on my glasses!! <3

Cass Loh on Mar 08 2017
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Hi Susan, thank you so much for the nice comment! I Aways love the simplicity and elegant of your designs!

Rega on Mar 08 2017
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Hi Susan,Thank you so much for the like on the Rain Forest :) Your entries are so amazing ! Love your Twin Pins most <3 Best of luck on the challenges :)

Julie Hebert on Mar 08 2017
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Thanks for the like on my "Rosé Et Bébé" submission. I see that you're from Menomonie. I am a Wisconsin native and a UW Stout alum, with a degree in Industrial Design. I loved my time there. Wish you continued minted success!

Angela Garrick on Mar 08 2017
Angela Garrick
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Thanks Sue!!

Michelle Taylor on Mar 01 2017
Michelle Taylor
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Thanks for the message. Seems like there isn't a ton of Minted designers near me/us so it's nice to connect with someone so close. Such beautiful entries in this most recent challenge (and previous challenges)! Best of luck!

Dawn Jasper on Feb 28 2017
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Love you sue! Your sweet words made me a bit teary ;) it's friends like you that keep me coming back to this community and offering whatever help I can. Hugs!

Dawn Jasper on Feb 21 2017
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you're the best susan! I don't know if i deserve the genius moniker but I do think I missed my calling as an art director. Now if only I could apply my awesome skills to my own design work lol. Also random side note - that stroller design you used as inspiration is so similar to one I've been drooling over for years - if only it didn't cost a fortune - maybe if there's a second baby in my life I can make it mine haha.

Gwen Bedat on Feb 14 2017
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Hi Susan, thank you for your lovely lovely comment on my graduate party invite! Congrats on your picks, they're gorgeous! I'm so sorry your question got lost into cyberspace (I log into my Creative market account about twice a year!). My husband and I were just oohing and ahhing over both hotels, I think you'll have a fabulous time whichever you choose. But we both agree with you that Palais Royal seems like the best choice: it does appear quieter; both are not so far from each other, but it does seem closer to points of attraction while at the same time being anchored into real Parisian life (the other one will be closer to luxury boutiques). And the hotel in itself feels more Parisian to us, if this is what you are looking for. So sorry again for not finding your messages sooner. Please let me know if you need any more details, advice,... I'd love to help! (I sent you a p.m via Facebook if you'd like to continue this chat) And if you happen to have time for a café while you're over here, I would love to grab the opportunity to meet you in person!

Chris Griffith on Feb 13 2017
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Susan, thanks and yes the bar keeps getting higher!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 09 2017
Nazia Hyder
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Wow! You made my morning! Thankyou for those special words. xoxo.

Stacey Meacham on Feb 07 2017
Stacey Meacham
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Hey Susan, No worries. I would let yours stay. Thanks.

Beth Schneider on Feb 02 2017
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Haha! Glad I could help, your designs are always so great, don't panic! :)

frau brandt on Jan 19 2017
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Thank you so much for your like . Great to see your wonderful work and good luck with the challenge.

Faith Dorn on Dec 11 2016
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Hi Susan. I really appreciate the likes...i love your work, and best of luck to you!

Eric Clegg on Dec 01 2016
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Thanks Susan. It was really unexpected! I've struggled with these challenges lately because there is just such a large volume of really good work and how do you really quantify what's "better." But I'm flattered none the less. Congrats on your picks was well. Have a great holiday season!

Gwen Bedat on Nov 23 2016
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Oh Susan! If we had to nominate someone for "best congratulations message", I would pick you! I got up with a good laugh this morning thanks to you! CONGRATS on your Valentine wins as well!

Sweta Modi on Nov 22 2016
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woke up today to your very kind words :))) Can't thank you enough!! i have so much to look upto you and other fellow Minted community members :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Nov 06 2016
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I've been tweaking some, too, and maybe not for the better - ha! Best of luck to you!!

Katie Zimpel on Oct 10 2016
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Thanks so much! I was super stoked to place in the top and finally get a holiday design this year! Will you be making it to the Chicago meetup? It's a bit of a drive, but I don't know if they'll ever have one closer!

Nazia Hyder on Oct 07 2016
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Belated thank you for the wonderful note you left me. Your work is absolutely delightful & admire you all the way. SO many great additions to your profile, wow,just beautiful! :)

AK Graphics on Oct 01 2016
AK Graphics
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Thank you so much for the sweet note Susan! Yes, feels so great. I can't stop smiling :) LOVE your work. Cookie Mail is darling!! Cheers ~

Chris Griffith on Sep 28 2016
Chris Griffith
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I need lessons from you. :) Honestly most of my illustrations start as doodles or from photos. And I am really slow. When I see some of the volume of great work in challenges by some of the designers, I am blown away.

Deborah Chou on Sep 23 2016
Deborah Chou
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Hi Susan, thank you for the like, and a big congrats on your wins in the holiday challenges!

merry mack creative on Sep 16 2016
merry mack creative
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Congrats on all your holiday wins, Sue!!

frau brandt on Sep 15 2016
frau brandt
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Thank you so much for your like on my design "Delicate Leaves". It is very encouraging, since I was inspired by minted artists to start using watercolors again. Great to see your work!

Sarah Johnson on Sep 12 2016
Sarah Johnson
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Thanks so much for the like, Susan! I appreciate it very much. I love all of your submissions and hope you get many picks :)

Gwen Bedat on Sep 07 2016
Gwen Bedat
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Susan, thank you so much the lovely message you left on my profile the other day. It so happens that the "like" you were talking about was "made" from Switzerland! But I can assure you every single one since then has been made from Paris ;-) Wishing you the best for the upcoming (and long overdue!) announcements.

Alison Jerry Designs on Aug 29 2016
Alison Jerry Designs
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Hello Susan! Thanks so much for the comment on Be Bold. Will do. Still can't believe you live in my hometown.......who knew Menomonie could have a talented Mintie like you! I grew up on Tainter Lake until we moved into town. The lake has been my source of inspriation for my paintings. All the best to you! Alison