Monica Schafer

monica schafer. Based in Costa Mesa, CA, US.

  • 53 awards won
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  • Minted on Oct 25 2010
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/sweetollie

Awards

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About Monica Schafer

My name is Monica and I am honored to be a part of this amazing community. I earned a Fine Arts degree in college but my true creative love has become graphic design. I have enjoyed designing cards since I was a little girl and, like many other Minties, I discovered a genuine passion for stationery and all things paper while planning my wedding.

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Chris Griffith on Feb 04 2019
Chris Griffith
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Monica thanks so much for the nice compliment. It is great to see you back in challenges. You helped me so much when I started. I hope you and family are well.

Jennifer Holbrook on Jan 23 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
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Hi Monica, thank you for the like on "Deco Sun"! I love your entries. All the best.

Paper Sun Studio on Jan 07 2019
Paper Sun Studio
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Monica, Thanks so much for the like on "Rolling Hills". Your illustrations are wonderful and I hope to see more of them!

frau brandt on Nov 28 2018
frau brandt
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Thank you for the like; Monica. Beautiful illustrations. I love your color combinations.

amanda lawrence on Oct 03 2018
amanda lawrence
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Hi Monica - thank you so much for your support and best wishes and good luck on your lovely entries - Amanda

Lizzie Bowman on Oct 03 2018
Lizzie Bowman
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Thanks so much for liking my piece in the PB challenge, Monica! I truly appreciate the support.

Tanya Lee Design on Oct 02 2018
Tanya Lee Design
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Hi Monica---thank you for liking my Mojito design! I truly appreciate it and love your work!! Thank you!

Hudson Meet Rose on Sep 28 2018
Hudson Meet Rose
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Thanks so much for the like. What a huge compliment! Sending love right back at ya! xo

Manuela BK on Sep 24 2018
Manuela BK
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Monica, thank you for your like for "Soccer Love". I really appreciate it! I like your work!

Susan Brown on Aug 15 2018
Susan Brown
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Hey Monica how nice that you're back. I loved your work and anxious to see what you create now. And thanks for the like.

Carol Fazio on Aug 15 2018
Carol Fazio
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Monica!!!!!!!! I almost fell off my chair when I saw your name pop up! So glad to see you are back! Hope life is good and I'll see you here a lot more. Thanks for the kind like too! xo, C

Anna Elder on Aug 13 2018
Anna Elder
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Has it really been 3 years?! I'm so glad to see you're back! You've been missed for sure! I look forward to seeing your designs. I know it's easy to let the breaks go on longer than expected. The save the date challenge is a tough one for me to crack!

Chris Griffith on Jun 07 2015
Chris Griffith
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You are so sweet! Best wishes in this challenge. You have some wonderful entries.

Susan Brown on May 12 2015
Susan Brown
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Hi Monica, Remember when you took some time off to take a class a few years back? Were you enrolled in school or something online? I need to learn more. Thanks

Susan Moyal on May 12 2015
Susan Moyal
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Hi Monica thank you very much for the likes!! I love your work…so many beautiful entries you have!

Hooray Creative on May 04 2015
Hooray Creative
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Thanks for your nice comment, Monica! And so nice to see your lovely entries in the holiday challenges. Hope all is well!

Michelle Poe on May 01 2015
Michelle Poe
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Thanks for your feedback Monica, I really value your opinion. Something about my just JOY does seem a little off balance, so I may try playing around with the name a bit more like you mentioned originally. Thanks again!

Chris Griffith on Apr 17 2015
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Monica, thanks so much. It is so nice to see you back with such beautiful entries!!! We missed you.

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 14 2015
Neeta Sawhney
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Hi there Monica I just wanted to say thanks for the poll. All the best in the challenges. I love the way you do your design it has a subtle but yet a beautiful presence.

Nazia Hyder on Mar 31 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Hi Monica, I had a 2nd look at your design,you could also go with the teal/aqua color...just a thought :)

Nazia Hyder on Mar 28 2015
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Thank you for your sweet note Monica,it's a pleasure :) I absolutely loved all of your submissions,your style is so unique that I instantly know it's your's even without looking at your name :) Good luck in the Holiday challenge. P.S: sorry for the late reply,I had Spring Break going on for my kiddos,so was busy keeping them busy & spring cleaning ;)

Phrosne Ras on Mar 26 2015
Phrosne Ras
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you are so lovely and generous.

Carol Fazio on Mar 19 2015
Carol Fazio
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hi monica, thanks so much for commenting on my "one of their own" design. I was actually thinking of killing that one because it wasn't strong. I will give it more thought. thanks for commenting though, it gives me reason to try harder!

Nazia Hyder on Mar 16 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thank you,thank you for your super awesome comments on my travel inspired designs,means so much :) As always your work is so sweet, just as you are :)

Anna Elder on Mar 13 2015
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Thank you so much, Monica! You're too sweet. I love all of your entries too, and I'm glad to see you entering. I know I've said that, but I still mean it! :)

Amber Barkley on Mar 11 2015
Amber Barkley
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Thanks, Monica! I'm a huge fan of your work, so that really means a lot!!! :)

Lori Wemple on Mar 10 2015
Lori Wemple
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Aw thanks Monica - i wasn't sure if that one was too silly, but then I'm really silly so i couldn't resist :) Your wedding suites look GORGEOUS!!! your work is just stunning! xx

Angela Thompson on Mar 01 2015
Angela Thompson
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Thanks so much Monica :)

Susan Asbill on Feb 23 2015
Susan Asbill
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Awww, thank you for the sweet comment! I was nervous about that submission... since it's not the usual Minted look. I appreciate the vote of confidence. :)

Susan Brown on Feb 15 2015
Susan Brown
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Hi Monica, So fun to have you back in the game and especially that you like one of my designs. Thanks for always being such a great community member.

Nazia Hyder on Feb 12 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou so much Monica for being so supportive in thus challenge. I'm sure you agree that sometimes you get stuck on a particular design moment & can't seem to think beyond it...I was going through that! Thanks once again for being super helpful!

Nazia Hyder on Feb 04 2015
Nazia Hyder
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I'm loving your entries in the Baby Shower Challenge. Your work has this sweet, charming elegance to it :)

Chelsey Scott on Feb 03 2015
Chelsey Scott
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Hi Monica - Just wanted to say thank you for all your likes and for your constructive help on my shower invites! I really appreciate the support :)

Carol Fazio on Feb 03 2015
Carol Fazio
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Hi Monica, thanks so much for weighing in on my baby bunting design! stop back and cast a vote if you get a minute today! thanks so much!! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/305910

Nazia Hyder on Jan 23 2015
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Thankyou Monica :) I'm just too "happy",out of words....

Lori Wemple on Jan 12 2015
Lori Wemple
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I know! It's everywhere yet it just adds that extra pop :)

Nazia Hyder on Jan 11 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thanks again Monica for your prompt feedback on my "e.e cummings" design. Your work is beautiful,it emotes such sweet simplicity. Also loving your baby announcement submissions :) Good luck & thanks once again!

Pine Street Creative on Jan 11 2015
Pine Street Creative
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Thanks for the suggestion on nudging the name down! I did just that and created a second poll. Option B was based on your suggestion - thanks for your time and feedback!

Nazia Hyder on Jan 10 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou Monica for your sweet note on my Darling Clementine design & also for your keen eye for details,really appreciate it :)

August and Oak on Jan 01 2015
August and Oak
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Thank you for the sweet note Monica! I'm a little late to say this but your wedding invitation submissions are really great! Also, if that if your baby in your profile photo she is ridiculously cute :)

Carolyn MacLaren on Dec 15 2014
Carolyn MacLaren
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Monica! I'm so flattered you chose my Cafe calendar for a holiday gift :) I hope your mother-in-law likes it! Happy holidays!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 08 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Good call - looks good!

Keen Peachy on Dec 08 2014
Keen Peachy
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Thank you for taking a look at my wedding design again, Monica! I really appreciate your help!! :)

Anupama on Dec 07 2014
Anupama
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HI Monica , So good to see you back. And lovely profile pic :)

Kampai Designs on Dec 05 2014
Kampai Designs
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Thank you so much Monica! I am loving seeing your designs again too. I am sure finding the time is a challenge in itself :)

Keen Peachy on Dec 04 2014
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Thank you for your suggestions for my Watercolor Chevron design! I've been back and forth with the "and," and I will tweak the white spaces. Super helpful, thank you!

Keen Peachy on Dec 04 2014
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Thank you for your suggestions for my Watercolor Chevron design! I've been back and forth with the "and," and I will tweak the white spaces. Super helpful, thank you!

Keen Peachy on Dec 04 2014
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Thank you for your suggestions for my Watercolor Chevron design! I've been back and forth with the "and," and I will tweak the white spaces. Super helpful, thank you!

Anna Elder on Dec 03 2014
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:) Glad to see your designs in the challenge!! I know how crazy mom-life, (especially the first year) is. Hope we get to see more from you!

Chris Griffith on Dec 01 2014
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Aw Monica, thank you for the nice compliment. I keep looking for you and hope your beautiful child will let you have some free time soon to do your killer designs.

Olivia Raufman on Sep 12 2014
Olivia Raufman
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Just noticed your new profile pic! So sweet :)

Monica Schafer on Aug 09 2014
Monica Schafer
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Ah, that makes sense! Glad to hear it. :-)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Aug 09 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Awww - thanks so much, Monica! That design is also available as a wedding invitation. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Aug 07 2014
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What a lovely profile picture, Monica!

Lehan Veenker on Jun 24 2014
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Well look at you and your sweet little baby!! :) I've been meaning to leave you a message to say thank you so much for your sweet comment about my profile picture. Loving your new profile pic, too! :)

Robin Ott on Jun 16 2014
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Thank you Monica for your comment! It made my day!! I love your work and style. Good luck with the holiday challenges! xoxo

Phrosne Ras on Jun 15 2014
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oh my woooooooord look at you. such a beautiful photo. you look younger. How do you do that?

Phrosne Ras on May 06 2014
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Wow Mon, That was the best message to get!! thank you so much you sweet person. Im so glad you are back on the scene! :)

Phrosne Ras on May 03 2014
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thanks so much Mon x

Carol Fazio on Apr 07 2014
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Monica, what a sweet message! So kind of you to say that. Really made my day! We've come a long way since those first steps! You have really blossomed and come into your own. Your work is so recognizable. I am still exploring, ha, ha! I am a slow learner! Good luck in the challenge - loving all your designs!

Susan Asbill on Mar 23 2014
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Oh, and your sunshine is the CUTEST. Love it.