Happy Birthday 2016

Happy New Year!!  Wishing 2016 a great birthday and hoping she will be a great year.  I tried my hand at doing an “inlay” card.  This is a bit time consuming but I LOVE the results.  As you can see instead of just glueing the individual letters to the card, I inserted them into the card base and overlapped them.  Cool effect!

Available now at my Etsy shop:Inlaid greeting card

inlay card

Happy Birthday 2016

inlay close up


AUTUMN is here! I think!

My AC is running, and my balcony is over 80 degrees (which is unusual for the beach) but my calendar is saying it is FALL.  This is the time of the year we start stocking up on supplies for the crazy holiday season.  Scouring the internet for hot deals, checking out the cute decor in our favorite boutiques and gearing up for all the fun.

Check out my Etsy shop to stock up on greeting cards – birthday, thanks, all occasion – and all on SALE for the month of October. There are even sets of cards so you will be ready to wish them the best.


a set a

Wedding Season!

Two of my kids were married in August, I was married in August and now I am invited to a wedding in August.  What it is about this month? Probably cuz the weather is awesome and folks are on vacation.  So since it is August, you will be needed a nice wedding card to take (or mail) to the happy couple.  Check out my new handmade wedding card from the everydayholidayshop at Etsy.


another full card

Schools Almost OUT!!

Love this time of year when the school kids get to start planning their summer vacations.  My granddaughter and grandson are out of school already (east coast) and coming to enjoy the beach with me in just a few weeks.  So excited.  Beach, disneyland, legoland, movies, kite flying, bowling, etc – –

But before all that can happen, we need to take a few minutes to thank those hard working teachers.  The school teachers, scoccer coaches, dance instructors, teachers aids, music teacher, ….. well you get my drift.  And I know they would all love a gift card from their fave coffee shop.  And here is the best part.  I am offering my cutie cute coffee cup greeting cards to hold that gift card.  AND will personalize it with their name.

So check it out at my Etsy shop today.  And start planning those summertime activities.

teacher card 2



When birthdays and disney collide

My sweet grandson Noah just had his first visit to Disneyland for his birthday.  And being the annual pass holders, both nana and bumpa were invited to share in the day.  Loved seeing him enjoy the rides and characters.  So it was only natural that his birthday card was a disney/I’m two mix. He loved it.  If you are going to celebrate a birthday at Disneyland resort soon, please message me through my Etsy shop and I can design a card just for you.card     https://www.etsy.com/listing/232716671/know-someone-having-disney-themed-party?ref=shop_home_active_1