26th Annual GCA LOUIE Awards

It's been a busy year so far, and I haven't posted anything since January! Yikes - that's 5 months! I've been working on holiday designs for Minted and Cardstore, along with some other fun projects on the side. I'll post about those other things later, but for now, I have some super exciting news!

This year, the Greeting Card Association (GCA) held it's 26th Annual International Greeting Card Competition also known as the LOUIE Awards. According to GCA President Steve Doyal, "the LOUIE's are like the Oscars of the Greeting Card Industry". The winners of the competition were announced at the LOUIE Awards Gala on May 18, 2014, at Espace in New York City. Minted entered my "Petit Monsieur" birthday party invitation (below) in the General Invitations category, and not only was it a finalist, but it WON! YAAAY! What a super-crazy happy surprise!! :)

Petit Monsieur birthday invitation by Guess What? for Minted

Petit Monsieur birthday invitation by Guess What? for Minted

I actually had no idea my design was entered, but a friend of mine, Kelli Hall (super sweet + super talented designer), was attending the National Stationery Show (NSS), where the winning designs were on display. She posted a pic of my design on FB and told me that it won. I was so incredibly stoked! Later, I found out that she won a LOUIE, as well, in the Announcements & Photo Cards category! So happy for her, too!! Here's Kelli's winning design - isn't it gorgeous?!!

Brushed Gold Holiday Photo Card by Kelli Hall for Minted

Brushed Gold Holiday Photo Card by Kelli Hall for Minted

Anyway, just wanted to give a shout out and a huge hug + thank you to Minted for entering my design, and to the judges who voted for my design! Love you guys!!

Well, that's all for now. I'll definitely try and post more consistently and share more of what's going on at "Guess What?". Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my humble blog. I appreciate it more than you know! Hope you're having an awesome summer! Take care and talk to you soon!

xo,
lori :)