Minted Every Mother Counts Birth Announcement Challenge

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I haven’t entered many Minted challenges since I had our son, but I am trying to get back into the groove now that I have created some sort of balance with work and motherhood. I always love the birth announcement challenges so I knew I wanted to submit designs to this one. Unfortunately, I was so busy with projects that I was only able to get two in before the deadline. But I think they are both strong contenders, whether they win or not. Here are my submissions below. Voting is now open till February 16th so please take some time to look at all the awesome designs and share your vote. Thanks!

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Interior Palettes: Vintage Inspired and Stately

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Loving this vintage inspired bedroom and how the dark hues play nicely with the crisp whites. The artwork brings in a nature inspired palette and the plaid rug and pillows add a sophisticated touch. Between the stately palette and clean design, this space is perfect for everyday relaxing and reading, as well as catching some zzz’s.

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Clever and Creative Signs from the Women’s March

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This Saturday was really a day that will go down in history. Millions of people marched in protest for women’s rights, equality, and more. I wasn’t able to attend any of the events, but I was surely there in spirit. I am just so proud to be a woman and will fight till the end for our rights, as well as for equality among all. Here is a small collection of signs I found to be highly entertaining, not to mention clever. Some of the photos even brought a tear to my eye. Enjoy!

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Credit: @skaufman4050

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Credit: Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post

Clever and Creative Signs from the Women's March
Credit: Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist

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Clever and Creative Signs from the Women's March
Credit: Adam Volerich/Gothamist

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Credit: @shannondowney

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Credit: @tommanatos

Clever and Creative Signs from the Women's March
Credit: My awesome cousin Alexandra! @aleczandrab

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Credit: My kick as friend Lizzy and her adorable son!! @this_unscripted_life

Clever and Creative Signs from the Women's March

Clever and Creative Signs from the Women's March
Credit: Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist

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Credit: Another friend Jen, who is super rad and talented – @jenniferlombardo

Clever and Creative Signs from the Women's March

WASHINGTON, DC. - JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women's March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Alanna Vagianos, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***
Credit: Alanna Vagianos/Huffington Post

Hello 2017!

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I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2017 brings lots of success, happiness, and good times with the people we love. This year was pretty momentous for me. Not only did my husband and I celebrate 8 years of being together, we also met the little boy of our dreams. Being a mother to our son has been rewarding in so many ways. He has shown me what true love really is. I’m not sure if he will ever know how much I adore him, but I promise to show him every single day. Having a family of my own means the world to me and I feel very grateful to call them mine.

Professionally, 2016 has been pretty good as well. This has been another great year working with my regular clients and I have enjoyed all the new projects I can now add to my portfolio. I am thankful, yet again, to Minted for giving me lots of opportunities to grow as an artist. Not only am I proud to be a Minted designer, but they continue to challenge and inspire me in so many ways. I was also happy to redesign my website and update my branding, which is something I have been wanting to do for awhile. Overall, I just feel very lucky to do what I love to do. And being able to work from home and be with our son is awesome.

I look forward to so much more in 2017 and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thank you for joining me on this journey! It’s nice to be connected to so many creative and talented people, as well as others who find interest in what I do. I hope you enjoyed the last day of the year and best wishes for all things great in 2017!