Guys, I’m really excited to share something with you all! This past year I’ve been submitted designs to minted.com challenges. My main goals were to bring in a little extra money for our house reno projects + stretch me as a designer.
For the first part of the year, I was really growing as a designer and trying new things as I entered into the Minted challenges. Then finally I found out I would have four of my designs in their 2013 Holiday Collection! That meant prize money and commission. Cha-ching. Cha-cing.
While having four designs in their program seems amazing now, it was not always easy. To be honest I was really discouraged thru most of the year with my minted entries. I would spend almost every night working on them and see the same few winners win and felt like I’d never win. But I was determined to win and I’m glad I stayed the course. They have a great community forum section and I also recently discovered it took most people a year or so of submitting to finally win.
Now that I’ve won four, I feel much more confident and determined to keep submitting. I’ve really grown as a designer this year and I’m thankful for the opportunity to submit all 61 of those entries even if I didn’t win all of them.
But now seriously, go check out my winnings and share them! PS I’m also open to design custom Christmas cards this winter – so don’t hesitate to contact me with some ideas!