Happy New Year wishes from CYNLA
I can’t believe another year has flown by. Happy New Year to you and I hope a lot of your plans, dreams and wishes happen in 2015!
I haven’t had much time to think about 2014.. but this year, I want to be less rushed. This may mean being better prepared, making time for […]
This is the first year I’m offering Father’s Day cards. This top image is my dad. He passed away in 1996.. which it’s really hard to believe it’s been so many years without him. He used to take us fishing a lot. It was always beautiful and calm – my memories of going fishing […]
happy “lucky green day”
As she was hanging up the phone yesterday, my mom said, “Have a lucky green day!” Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day and that’s it’s very lucky and green.
New dandelion card in my etsy shop. Thought it was fitting I put it up today. I’ve been […]
no scale can measure
Unfortunately, no scale can measure your love.
(Inside greeting: No scale can measure.)
Order your Valentine’s Day cards today to make sure to get them by the 14th!
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8 New Year cards for quitting
I love to make resolutions. I make a long list of things to do, people and landmarks to see this year, things I want to accomplish, and of course exercise I’d like to do..
This year, I’m making a QUIT list. I have too much on my plate, need to make room […]
Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I don’t know if whirlwind or roller coaster is a better metaphor for the past couple weeks, but emotionally and physically I am spent. I’m taking the next couple days to reflect on the year, figure out my life and business plans for […]
best-seller at Hullabaloo..
was the snowman party card! It’s also one of my best-selling holiday cards this year overall.. second to the NYC holiday card.
Second best-seller at the holiday fair was my fireflies card.. which is funny because these are the 2 cards I put in […]
You can catch me at one more holiday fair for the season – December 7 (this Saturday) – the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo!
I’ll be there with holiday cards, gift tags, and PLENTY of greeting cards for all of your card-sending needs in 2014. Seriously.. put it on […]
happy shop small satuday
It’s small business Saturday! Shop handmade & shop small. Here’s one place I know of: www.cynla.etsy.com.
But seriously, shopping small keeps the money in your communities, promotes small business entrepreneurs, and prevents big names, who will rename nameless, from taking over every street corner and […]
full of thanks (sale!)
I’m so full.. it must be full of thanks. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready to do some shopping from the comfort of your desk or couch. I have a coupon for you! 20% off through Monday with code FULLOFTHANKS in my shop. Like my facebook page or […]
new in the shop Friday : holiday gift tags!
They’re here! Holiday gift tags are now available in the shop. They match some of my best-selling holiday cards and are perfect to decorate your packages this year. Hand lettered and illustrated by me.
wireless Wednesday 13: gift tags
Here’s a preview of my new gift tags! I have 3 different sets. They are adorable, I just want to hang them up around my desk! I can’t wait to decorate my presents for the holidays (ok, I can wait). They match some of my best-selling holiday cards and come in a […]
best-seller at the holiday fair
Had a great, busy weekend at the Chappaqua Holiday Fair! What was the best-seller at a holiday fair? Surprisingly not the holiday cards.. but maybe it’s still too early. This cat lover gift box I put together for the fair was the best-selling item! It has 4 of my most popular […]
wireless Wednesday 11 : snowmen
With all this nice weather we’ve been having in the Hudson Valley, it’s hard to think of snowmen already.. but I’m busy getting ready for the holidays. I have a holiday fair on Saturday – the Chappaqua Craft Fair – in Chappaqua, NY, right across from the Chappaqua Train Station. Come […]
sneaky happy halloween
Happy Halloween! Can you believe it’s halloween already?! The holidays have a way of sneaking up on me.. especially since I’m neck-deep in holiday cards and gift tags at the moment.
Hope you have a great halloween and get some candy in you! Maybe next year I’ll have some halloween cards for […]
leaning tower of boxes
The sight of this leaning tower of boxes makes me happy…
It was a great weekend over here. Spent some quality time with friends and their sweet baby, including a friend who crazily biked to Beacon from Brooklyn!, had great brunch, homemade pizza, made a fire (s’mores!), went on […]
new in the shop Friday – New York, New York
Oh New York, New York. Love you in all seasons. Beautiful during Christmas time with the tree, the Empire State all lit up, holiday events and shopping, and snow that melts in 2 seconds on those busy streets.
Celebrate the holidays by […]
happy new in the shop Friday
So.. no pressure.. but I put some holiday cards up in the shop. If you’re an early bird when it comes to Christmas, go nuts. Please use code EARLYBIRD for 10% off through November 1!
I have a lot of snowmen this year, some merry patterns and a couple hand lettered cards. […]
happy anniversary & a card
Our 2nd wedding anniversary just passed (has it been 2 weeks already?). We went to Cold Spring, to the gazebo where we got married, visited the antique shops there and ate lunch at this great panini place. I made this lettering for Rob last year and this year […]
Have a happy, relaxing Easter filled with family, good food and easter eggs.
This is a preview of one of my new patterns – Bunny Haven. Cards coming soon!
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about meHi! Thanks for visiting. Drawing and creating has become a way for me to de-stress. I'd like to do it more often. This is a space for me to share my art and inspiration, my card designs, and to remind myself to stress less.
My card business and moving outside of NYC [gasp] is a new adventure in my life and I'm happy to be able to share it with you. Feel free to drop me an email cindy [ at ] cynla.com, leave a comment or two, or visit my website (www.cynla.com) and shop (cynla.etsy.com).
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