Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Handmade Painted Abstract Bookmark

This is an abstract bookmark that I painted using acrylic paints. I was in the mood for a bit of color so I had a bit of fun with it. Sometimes all you need is some paint and acrylic paper and to be in the mood to just have fun.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Possitive Affirmation Magnet

Round Motivational Magnet

This is how I'm attacking the day today...Today will be the best day ever! Every now and again I need a little motivation and positive affirmation...
I designed this one for the Zazzle store and I keep one right by my computer.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pretty Painted Flowers Greeting Card

There's nothing like an original painting to brighten someones day. It's a great idea to send a little original art on a card for a birthday, a thank you, or just to keep in touch, this is  card for it. I painted these flowers directly onto the front of the card using acrylic paints.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thinking About you on Your Special Day Mixed Media Note Card

This is a great card to send to someone on their "special day". It could be their birthday, an anniversary, a recognition day....I could go on and on.... This card will let them know you're thinking about them.

The art work on this one is a reproduction of a mixed media piece that i did using acrylics, wire, and fabric. It's printed on watercolor paper and mounted on red card stock. Since the card stock is a darker red I put white paper on the inside so that it will be easier to write that special message.

Check it out in my Etsy store...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pretty Blank Green Note Card With Flower

This is a pretty blank green note card done using card stock and, adhesive papers,  perfect for sending a quick 'thank you', or a writing a note to say 'hello' to an old friend the old fashioned way (no email). Not knocking technology, but handwritten letters and notes are so much more fun...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Follow Your Heart Magnet

Follow Your Heart Square Magnet This magnet is a reproduction of a piece that I did using acrylics on mixed media paper.  I added 'follow your heart' because I wanted to remind myself that things usually turn out better when I do this.

If you like this magnet, it's available at Calabash Creations on Zazzle.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Positive Inspirational Handmade Card With Quote

"If you look for the positive things in life;
you will find them."

What a great thing to remember! This is a great card to send to someone who just needs a little reminder... Sometimes we get caught up in the negative things around us that we forget about the positive ones. Lets celebrate the positive things in our lives!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Congratulations On Your New Job Greeting Card

So you sent the card wishing "Good Luck", and that was a huge hit. Now you've found out that all went well, why not send a card congratulating them on their achievement.

This card is for "Congratulations On Your New Job" and it's available at Calabash Cards. It's a really nice gesture to send a note of congratulations to someone who has worked really hard to accomplish what they set out to do.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Good Luck Note Card

Ever thought about a friend who has a big interview coming up or a "big deal" exam that they have to pass? Wouldn't it be nice to let them know that you're thinking about them by sending them a "Good Luck" card? I know that if I got a "Good Luck" card when I really needed it, it would really make my day.

Sometimes it's nice to let people know that you're thinking about them and the things they're facing. A little card with a positive note inside can go a long way.

Inspirational Butterfly Quote Note Card

"If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies..." I like this because it reminds me that change is good. I design a lot of cards, bookmarks, and magnets using this.

When I worked on this card I used a torn piece of watercolor paper that I'd done a watercolor wash on, added some punched butterflies, and the saying that I'd printed on some handmade paper.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Calabash Cards

I almost forgot to share... If you order cards from Calabash Cards on Greeting Card Universe (GCU) you can now get  free in- store pick up at most Target stores. So stop by Calabash Cards and check it out, or just click on the widget to see what's available.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Getting back to blogging and working on some bookmarks...

It's been a while, but I'm hoping to get back to blogging... I've been working on some bookmarks for the Etsy shop. I'm slowly but surely uploading them. I love the saying on this one so much that I made one for myself so that I can remind myself to focus on the things that I CAN get done.