soooooo i had kind of an interesting night last night. i was in my office working while rbb watched the masters that he had DVR’d while he was studying yesterday (CFA level II – it’s a bitch. you know it must be bad if my golf-loving husband is not watching the final day of the masters live). p.s. i assume y’all know what minted is? i’m sure you got a christmas card or two from someone with their logo on the back. it’s an online invitation/card company full of boutique designs from people who have similar shops to mine – so while it’s a big company, it’s not THE MAN as others i can think of (tiny prints – i’m looking at YOU). they are good stuff. the quality is top notch and they have lots of cool options, like die-cutting, that you can do. it’s a neat community of designers, and i wouldn’t mind sharing a few calliespondence designs with them!
here’s how it all went down.
10:30 p.m. – (thinking) i wonder how people sell their designs on minted. that would be fun. i guess they submit them somehow. oh yeah, i probably need to do that for holiday cards. already? can it be?
10:34 p.m. – check out minted’s holiday card submission policy…where is it…i think i missed it…oh, well here’s something. what is this? a design competition on children’s birthday party invitations. hmm. i have a few of those.
10:40 p.m. – (read through requirements and look at templates) ok, maybe i’ll do this. when is the deadline. APRIL 15th AT 10AM!? that’s tomorrow morning! crap.
10:41 p.m. – 12:01 a.m. – prepare a slew of invitations to be the proper size format. tweak. tweak some more. tweak just a hair again. and then when you think they can’t be tweaked anymore….tweak.
12:02 a.m. – 12:42 a.m. – submit a bevy of children’s party invitations online, which includes things like proper font names, a wordy description of the invitation and a quippy name for the design. oooookay.
12:43 a.m. – DONE! YESSSSS.
12:44 a.m. – guess i should check out my competition. let’s see here. omg. omg. omg, these are all AMAZING. WHY DID I EVEN ENTER?! what a waste of time. crap, there’s another really good one. and another.
so CLEARLY i am new to all of this and my hopes are not all that high, but i’ve been getting some notifications from people that “like” my designs – i think that’s how you vote. if you are so inclined (no worries if it’s not your thing or you don’t have time – we’re still friends), you can see all of the calliespondence designs HERE. it should look somewhat similar to this… (and don’t worry if one of your invitations is featured – all of the email addresses and street addresses were changed!)
i’ll keep you posted if you’ll be able to purchase a calliespondence for minted invitation anytime soon :) and thanks for voting, if you get a chance to scoot by there!