Monday, October 23, 2017


It's no secret.
These are not my favorite cards to create.
But they are so necessary!

I read somewhere that there's no time limit
on sending a sympathy card.
And sometimes I think maybe later is even better.

You know what's nice?
It's always nice to include a story
or a memory.
The grieving person will appreciate it.
I know I did!

Of course, these could be sent
for just about any occasion
but I had sympathy in mind when I created them.
Because of the butterflies.
It's my trademark.
All sympathy cards I create have a butterfly.
(Can you find them?)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

One more anniversary

James and Carey
are celebrating one more year
of wedded bliss.

Happy anniversary!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

When Autumn Comes a-Visiting

It's always nice to have
some Autumn-ish cards in your back pocket.

These can be used for just about any occasion
that happens between now and Thanksgiving.

They can say "Happy Halloween"
or "Thanksgiving Blessings"
or they can be used to say "Happy Birthday"
or "Get Well Soon" or "I'm Thinking Of You"
or "Congratulations" or "Happy Retirement"
or "Best Wishes" on your wedding
or "Happy Anniversary"
... the possibilities are endless.

Friday, October 20, 2017

A favorite

A few weeks ago,
I had about 35 cards on the island.
I liked all of them
but this one was my favorite.
There's something about the girl
and all the colors that caught my eye
every time I walked past.

And it's for Krista's birthday.

Enjoy your day, my friend.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

You have no idea how much we miss them!!!

I just hate that miles and miles and miles separate us.
We used to live close enough to get together all the time.
Not any more.

We would love to be able to go out to dinner tonight
to help them celebrate their anniversary.
We would pick right up where we left off
and just continue laughing.

Isn't in the cards though
(insert sad face)
so this card will have to do.

Happy anniversary,
Paul and Carol.
We miss you!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Has it ever crossed your mind?

The majority of the time,
my cards have no sentiment.


Even if somebody requests a birthday card,
I don't put "happy birthday"
on the front or on the inside.
Unless they specifically ask, that is.


Because maybe once they see the card,
they decide they'd rather use it for a different occasion.

These cards were made with this thought:
"Congratulations on your New Home"
but ...

This card certainly could be a celebration
of a new home, right?
But how about a card wishing somebody
good luck?
Or "best wishes on your ..."
or "feel better so that you can sit on your porch?"

This card is perfect to send to your neighbor.
Maybe to thank for a recipe shared.
Or maybe just say "thinking of you."
How about "I'm glad you're my neighbor?"

Of course, this is a perfect new home card.
But how about this?
Congratulations on completion of your home reno?
Or maybe "paint the town" on your birthday? 

Yes, new home, for sure.
or how about a card welcoming a new puppy?
(Puppy is almost hiding - do you see him?)

A great card to wish somebody a happy vacation.
Or "from my door to yours ..."
or even a sympathy card. 

Now you know why I rarely announce
what the occasion is.
All you have to do is use your imagination!
Put your thinking cap on.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

First comes love, then comes marriage, then the baby carriage!!!

Who doesn't love babies?
Boy baby or girl baby.
Doesn't matter.

Babies just aren't walked in buggies
(or are they called prams?) like these any more.
But, oh how I love them.

This mother and babe just melts my heart.
I remember ...