My brand new Christmas card series “DARE TO BE DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS’ debuted this week at a holiday craft fair near my hometown. I’ve created scores of Christmas themed cards in the past, but last year, for some reason, I didn’t do anything new. However, this year, I just couldn’t resist something a little “out-of-the-ordinary.” I created three new designs featuring my watercolor and acrylic paintings. So I thought I’d share pictures of the fronts, along with the inside sentiments.
Also, I’m thinking about getting set up to sell my greeting cards online after the first of the year. I’d appreciate hearing from any of you out there who have online marketing experience. Do you have any advice — pro or con — about the different kinds of marketing venues such as E-Bay, Etsy, Personal E-Commerce Sites, etc.?
Hope you enjoy these three new designs. They were really fun to make.
Wishing you an out-of-the-ordinary,
Wishing you a holiday season
whirling and twirling with
loads of laughter and love!
Silent night …
Holy night …
Be still …
And know that I am God.
These are two of my newest greeting cards — somewhat abstract in nature. Actually, they don’t look as good on here as they do in “real life,” but I like to post them anyway, because sharing what I’m creating helps keep me in the creative flow even when other things press me for time and energy. I got a kick out of creating both of them, so I hope you get an equal kick out of seeing them.
My latest greeting card, created from my recent watercolor & acrylic painting. I do love peonies!!! Just for information: the gray border is just to highlight the card, but is not a part of the card.
I didn’t have a good photo with orange that I hadn’t used at Thanksgiving time, but I had just put together a graphic design this week to use on a set of greeting cards I was making for a friend. So I thought I’d just share that rather than a traditional photo. It’s sort of cheating, but Cee did say the challenge was to have some fun with. I had a lot of fun creating these cards and even more sharing the design with you. (There’s definitely some orange in here!)
Hop over and visit Cee for the details.
The month of love is almost upon us, and Valentine’s Day is rushing toward us at full speed. The store shelves are heavily laden with enormous boxes of fine chocolates and all manner of stuffed animals holding out decorated hearts. Florists are gearing up for orders of more roses than they get the whole rest of the year. Jewelers’ cases display sparkling hearts in all shapes and sizes, and as for the greeting card business – yep, it’s booming. I enjoy Valentine’s Day well enough, but I’m just not in the mood for all the ooooey-goooey cards and messages yet. So I decided that I’m going to do a series of ‘Irreverent Valentine Sentiments’ this week. It’s my attempt to lead into the holiday with a lighter touch. Here’s # 1.
Cee’s challenge this week is the colors Red and White. I chose a photo of the front of a greeting card. I create greeting cards, and this particular design is from a set I created for a lady who takes her walk of faith very seriously, but has fun with it too. The cards are blank inside for personal notes, but the cover reflects a feminine take on “walking by faith.”
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