My top selling cards recently have been my Quitting Cards! I have had many single sales, but a non-smoking support group placed a big order as well. It may have to do with the new year and a new wave of people quitting smoking. I love supporting this cause and after [...]
The theme of my business, art and life is: Dream More, Stress Less. I’m on a constant search for inspiration for my cards and trying to figure out what animals are thinking and dreaming about has opened my eyes in a different way.
We were climbing up hills in the city [...]
Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays, Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Everything! My 3 month trip was amazing, inspirational, challenging, and beautiful. We trekked through Peru, relaxed and were artistic in Costa Rica (made a lot of new cards!), and saw a lot of ocean life in Panama.
I’m signed up for the oh [...]
After some glitches in the server world, we’re back online. And I’m letting it go……….
A good one for a Friday, this is my new print. Not sure if I like the blue or green better. I wanted to (definitely) give one to my mom and she doesn’t like blue, so [...]
Here’s the Happily Ever After final card! The colors surprised me.. I started with red and gold but it was starting to look a little too much like a neon Las Vegas sign. I like the dark purple/blue and gold.. it still seems fairytale-like to me.
I also tried to turn it into [...]
My first print!
How exciting! I loved making this – I incorporated the Empire State, Chrysler, Freedom Tower, Twin towers, subway, fire escapes, taxis and more. I love being inspired by NY and taking pictures everywhere I go. It’s one of my favorite things about living here – never a [...]
Everyone deserves a day off.. including reindeer. Don’t you think?
However, a friend posted that santa should be saying something more along the lines of – will you pull my sleigh tonight. What do you think? Maybe I’m just projecting my desire of a vacation onto this dreamy reindeer. A possible inside message [...]
I’m sticking to it! The first Wireless Wednesday was great and so free-feeling. I knew I was spending a lot of time on the internet, but didn’t really realize how much time it would free up to do constructive things – things like cleaning my desk or making clouds.
I have a [...]
I’ve been wanting to do a “wireless” day for a while.. a day when I don’t frantically check email, read every email that shows up, don’t get distracted by facebook or twitter or the millions of sources of great design that I can’t help but read and drool over, don’t turn on my [...]
I love this quote by Adele. I’m taking a hand lettering class with Bonnie Clas and our first assignment is to create a 13×19 poster of a lyric.
This was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I’m used to writing tops 3-4 words.. [...]
What would you take care of if you had a whole week to catch up on life?
I’m taking a vacation in Utah with my husband and he’ll be on a math retreat (yes, doing math problems) for most of the time during the week. I’m so excited to have a whole week to [...]
Oh Calvin. You’re so determined and optimistic. Sound familiar? It does to me!
I’d like to think that if I make a lot of great cards, and keep designing, the orders will just start pouring in. Marketing and business is the hard part for me – or maybe just the scary part. I’m [...]
In a blog post by Handmade Success (a good handmade business blog), Kerry mentioned ways to de-stress. One of them included some easy bedtime yoga that you can do right on your bed to help you get to sleep. I’m definitely going to try it. I’ve heard that a [...]
I’m in the middle of creating a new card line – My Favorite Things. Everyone has their own set of favorite things, and sometimes these come in odd combinations.. but I think people can relate to having their own preferred favorite items and finding a comfort in them. Wouldn’t it be [...]
New cards available in our Cynla Etsy shop! A land of ice cream where all your cares melt away, Happy Birthday in blues for all of your happy birthday blues, and some Japanese lanterns in red and blue for brightening someone’s day. The puns I know.. I think [...]
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