My Sentiments Exactly

Finding the perfect greeting card should be easier.It’s such a frustrating routine of: reach for non-cheesy-looking card, read it, unleash my best eye-roll, angrily return card to its slot—repeat, repeat, repeat. I’ve bought more blank cards than ever this year because it’s simply easier to write my own sentiments....more

Thanksgiving Blessings Greeting Card & Place Cards

 Last year I sent this pretty pumpkin Thanksgiving Blessings Greeting Card to my friends and family for the holiday. Then I used these cute little place cards and some wooden pumpkins to decorate the dinner table....more

Add Flair to Your Holiday Greeting Cards with Photo Stamps

These days, we know how special it is to receive a real note card in the mail. Like with a stamp on it. Handwritten and all… It’s even more special if it’s also addressed by hand… And how about if it was personalized with a photo stamp to identify to sender? Even more charming....more

Making Your Own Greeting Cards - Frugal & Fun!

I often purchase cards, and if you’ve turned over a greeting card to look at the price on the back lately, you may have been as surprised as I often am.  $5.00 for a card?! ...more
Fabulous job. You mentioned patterned paper, if I don't have any hanging around, where could I ...more

New Art and Print Cards by Akemanartist

I have been busy with new art and new ideas. A lot of my friends on Kaboodle LOVE this Rockin' Sea Turtle I did.

Touch Base With a Friend: Send an E-Card

  Touch Base with a Friend:  Send one of my E-cards.       ...more

Whose Mother's Day Is It?

I don’t look forward to Mother’s Day the way I used to because I now feel it presents a few dilemmas –  not the least of which is the dilemma of the greeting card.  Here are my Mother’s Day greeting card questions and comments – feel free to join in: 1. Should we send my daughter and daughter-in-law Mother’s Day cards? I’ve always thought it sounded funny: Happy Mother’s Day, Daughter....more

I made my first greeting cards! link above is to my first greeting card I just made.  I used three of my artworks for the cards which are blank inside.  The Dryad card had a little slip up with the ink at the top but the rest came out great.  I think this looks pretty cool for first time creating these! ...more

Wall of Fame or Shame? Greeting Cards With Flavor Strips

First there were cards. Then there were e-cards. Then there were songs, then voice recordings, and now I am beginning to question the sanity of the entire greeting card industry. ...more
uh....dumb .  Sorry we dropped the card on the floor, where the kid just peed...go ahead, it is ...more

Happy New Year!

Here I am! A brand new year began while I was resting and I awoke to new sunshine, new vision, a while new life! I am determined to have a better year than last year! Not that last year was "bad" but this year will be better! Each year should be better than the last and we can build upon the year before. Hmmm sounds like a Bushism! LOL ...more