i’ve been so busy the last few days that i’ve only had time to make a couple of cards. i think they turned out pretty well, though. i need to come up with more designs for birthday cards. that’s next on my to-do list.

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new cards

i haven’t posted any of my cards in a while, though i’ve been busy making samples to show. i’m really pleased with how they turned out. you can see all of them here.

love card 1
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site launch contest

i launched the web site for my new business today. for now, it will be a blog platform, but hopefully in the near future i’ll have a “real” site up. but, this serves my purposes for having a place where people can see samples of my work, contact me and place orders.

to celebrate the launch, i’m having a blog contest! i love it when other bloggers do these, and i’ve wanted to host one but could never decide what to give away. until now, that is. i will be giving away a set of five custom, hand-made greeting cards to the lucky winner. you choose the occasion, the colors, etc.

here’s what you need to do to enter: write a blog entry about my contest. this is not for you to advertise for my on your site, but to let other bloggers know about my giveaway! if you want to put my button on your sidebar, though, i will give you five additional entries.

leave me a comment letting me know what you do so i know how many votes to cast for you. pretty simple, huh? the winner will be chosen march 26, which is a month from today and, coincidentally, my birthday. so, what better day to give something away?


i spent a few hours yesterday working on cards. i had an order from my mil, and i had to make a few samples to show the state farm agent tonight.

i made these “happy spring” cards for my mil. i showed them to a coworker today, and he thought i had bought them at the store. i think that’s a pretty good compliment!

happy spring card 1

these are the thank you cards i came up with. i wanted something simple and professional, and i think i achieved that. the first two are joe’s favorites.

thank you card 3

thank you card 2

thank you card 1

what do you all think?

i’m in business

tonight, our kiwanis club threw a surprise wedding shower for one of our members and his fiance, who are getting married next weekend. yesterday, i made a card. it was the first wedding card i’d made, and i think it turned out really well.

abernathy wedding card 2

abernathy wedding card 1

i didn’t get to go to the shower because i had to work, but joe said the bride-to-be immediately knew it was handmade, and when i showed up at the very in she told me how much she loved it.

in fact, everyone loved it. i walked out of there with a job to make 10-20 thank you cards a week for one of our members who is a local insurance agent. and, several of our other members want to give me some business as well.

so i think i’m going to start my own business. i figure i’ll talk to some real estate and other insurance agents (out of town of course!) about doing thank you cards for them. i think that’s a good place to start. i’m so excited.

signed, sealed, delivered

i am *finally* done with this year’s christmas cards. whew. i decided to make them myself this year, and it took forever! every year i say the next year we’re only sending to those we received cards from the year before, but this time i mean it. for those of you who are receiving the coolest cards ever, don’t read any further unless you want to ruin the surprise. 🙂

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