CMYK Yay

The start of the year has been a busy one so it’s taken me nearly three months to finally announce that I received some exciting news from the editors at Minted.com at the end of last year.

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I was officially welcomed into the CMYK: Minted Top Artist’s Program! This honor is awarded to artists who have 50 or more wins in Minted competitions (click here if you’re a stickler for details and want to know more). When I first started submitting designs to Minted in March 2014, I would never have guessed that I would one day be a part of CMYK. It seemed like some far fetched design dream and I’m humbled and excited to be a part of it now.

As a new mother who had recently left behind a “corporate” design job, I worried that my career would have to take a back seat. I stumbled upon Minted when I received an invitation to a friend’s baby shower in the mail. I happened to turn it over and saw those tiny words: “community designed by...”. I had to know what that meant so I went straight to my computer and looked it up. When I found the competition entry details on Minted’s website, I began submitting work soon after. I didn’t receive any wins in the first two challenges I entered, but I felt encouraged to keep trying by some of the amazing other Minted artist’s I’d met. I finally received the good news that a drawing I submitted to an art challenge had received an editor’s pick. I was hooked. I’ve learned so much through the generosity of the Minted team and the entire design community and am grateful to be a part of it.

This year, I’m looking forward to continuing to grow with Minted and to expanding my studio shop on Zazzle.com as well. Thanks for following along!

Minted Goes Digital

Minted is taking independent design online with the launch of their digital invitations and they are offering them free (yes, FREEEEEE!) for a limited time. And in true Minted style, they’ve done it in an exceptionally unique and beautifully styled way. I have a number of invites available for occasions like birthday, holiday, new years, and cocktail parties so put on your party hat and check them out:

Holiday Parties

Birthday Invitations

Many invitations have matching printed thank you cards (as seen above) or other party decor accessories you can purchase.

Cocktail Party

Minted has tons of other beautifully designed invitations available in various categories so be sure to check them out if you have an upcoming celebration:

If you have a chance to try them out, be sure to let me know what you think!

Tiny Love Design Feature

I recently had the honor of being the first featured designer on the lovely blog Tiny Love Design. If you haven’t seen this blog, do yourself a favor and check it out - it’s an awesome collection of the best free fonts on the web displayed in fun and creative ways. It’s pure eye candy and I was beyond excited when they asked to interview me for this feature. Lot's of my Minted work was featured in the post so check it out and let me know what you think: http://bit.ly/1MNp7jD

Hello New Website

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Somewhere between Minted challenges, commissioned projects, and toddler wrangling, I was able to give a little love to my brand with a new and improved website. Many late nights and oversized cups of coffee have gone into the creation of this site and I’m so excited to finally have it launch. And, I even have a blog! I have no idea how I’ll find the time to keep it updated but I’ll give it my best shot!