It has been a really busy four months for all of us Minted Artists. Since April, we have poured our hearts and souls into the concepting and design of greeting cards inspired by the most wonderful time the year. With a couple more holiday design challenges to go, I have participated in six out of six of them and submitted a total of 33 designs. From watercolor painting, to sketching, to hand lettering, to illustration, I have really enjoyed working on each of my holiday card designs and I am truly proud of the final product. A big thanks to my dear husband and our sweet boy for helping me making this goal of mine a reality.
This past March, Minted hosted it's annual Kids' Birthday Party Invitation challenge, a long awaited event for me. Last year, while looking for birthday invitations for Luke, my sweet toddler, I came across Minted for the very first time. It was such an eye opener to find out about a company that promotes and supports art so magnificently through competitive design challenges, impeccable customer service, fierce artist promotion and gorgeous packaging. Long story short, it took me a couple of months to actually enter my very first Minted challenge and now, after participating in 20 of them and winning 5 Editor's Picks, let's just say it has been a wonderful ride.
This is one of the art challenges I have been waiting for so anxiously since I joined Minted. West Elm has amazing and modern products for young couples like Marek and I. Having one of my designs sold in their stores would be an honor to say the least.
Hi all! Valentine's Day is almost here and what a better way to start the celebrations than sharing a very sweet DIY project. I have seen this very cute heart handprint project in some Pinterest posts and in some arts and crafts blogs. Aside from being such an awesome DIY project, I really wanted to give it a try and start practicing these type of activities with Luke, our 19 month old baby.
Hello and welcome back! Here is the last installment of my Minted takeover, Valentine's Day edition, and what better way to end this takeover than showcasing all the first time winners during the “All You Need is Love” Valentine’s Day challenge. There was a total of 15 first time winning artists and each brought very unique and fresh designs to the Minted Valentine’s Day collection. Here you will find designs ranging from cute classroom cards to elegant foil-pressed greeting cards. And since some of these artists had more than one win (one designer had 4 wins!), I will include my top picks in this post.
Welcome back. I hope you liked the fantastic Valentine's Day theme designs on my first post (here). They are just delightful. For this second round, I'm unveiling my top picks for classroom Valentine's card designs. Each of this designs were selected as winners during the Valentine's Day Minted challenge last September. They were so much fun to review! You will see...they are adorable and cute. And if you have not ordered Valentine cards for your little ones to share with their classmates or if you are a teacher that wants to share the love during this special day, here is an amazing Minted offer:
A very quick post to introduce the designs in submitted for this very sweet and special stationery design challenge. Vote for any of these designs (or for all) if you like them. Voting closes January 29th at 1PM EST. Thanks for supporting my work! And don't forget to vote for all the other amazing designs done by my fellow Minted artists. Each vote helps determining the designs that will be sold at Minted.com and added to their birth announcement collection.
To start getting ready for the most romantic day of the year, I wanted to showcase and promote some of the amazing design work by the winners of the latest “All You Need is Love” Valentine’s Day Minted challenge. This contest ran during September of last year and winners were announced in November. Their fantastic card designs were launched just in time to help celebrate and share the love during Valentine’s Day.
This was a very relaxing challenge since I just love pencil sketching and watercolor painting. The four designs I submitted were inspired by our veggie garden and some of our outdoor activities prior the winter. And here they are...
Happy New Year everyone! I wish you and your families a prosperous and very happy 2016. As a New Year's resolution, I will be writing about and promoting the fantastic work created by my fellow Minted artists. And what a better way to start than showcasing New Year cards designed by them. Here are 8 categories, each showcasing my top 3 picks. It was a hard task since all the designs are just amazing. I invite you to take a look at each category and if you have not sent your New Year cards yet, here a last minute promotion: Now through January 11th, get 20% off New Year cards with code HAPPY2016. Enjoy!