Feel Better Soon!


My husband and I were rarely sick with colds or flu viruses….until our two sons started school.  Washing hands was a habit I taught our sons, which paid off.  They seldom missed school because of illness.  But, of course, somehow the cold bugs would enter our home and we would  be under the weather every now and then.  

Now that school is back in session for many parents, we know that little ones bring home lots of bugs that can spread to other family members.  Fall and winter also seem to bring more illnesses since we are ‘cooped’ up inside more often.  Whatever the case, we all know someone that will unfortunately be bitten by some sort of ‘bug’. 

I created this get well card using this cute MFT Stamp.  I layered her robe using the background paper.  I had the tissue box stamp that I had never used before, but came up with the idea of popping it and putting a tiny bit of tissue paper in it.  I really like the way it came together and will create more like this one!  I added tiny butterflies, (of course!) and a flower on the inside.  I do hope this will make someone feel a bit better when they receive it.

get well card, card with girl,

Medicines, chicken soup, sleep, and extra special attention can make someone feel a bit better.  If they receive a get well card, it may even put a smile on their face.  If you know someone that could use a smile, this card is available at HorseMarkCards.

Once again, I thank you for stopping by my blog.  I do appreciate your comments and support!

Enjoy your creative day and hope you stay well!

~~ Vickie






Baby Card Created from a Baby Shower Invitation!


Hello! I took a bit of a break from social stuff to take care of real life stuff. We all know how ‘that’ goes! Anyway, I did manage to peek at some of my favorite blogs and am once again amazed at the creativity of so many people. Very inspiring!

I have had some time to create some new cards, and would love to share a card I just completed. My regular readers know that I love to take wedding invitations and use them to create very personal wedding cards for the happy couples. It is so challenging to take the invitations and design something the same, yet different!

You can see my previous posts of a graduation announcement that I used to create a card for the graduate and a wedding card I created from the wedding invitation.

Today I would like to share a card that I created from a baby shower invitation. I love the cute little polka dots and the elephant is too adorable! I used most of this invitation, and only added a bit of gray polka dot paper and a ribbon I used on the border. Several hearts were punched and sprinkled around the card. I think it symbolizes the love this little newborn will receive once he arrives!

baby card created from baby shower invitation

When I create these cards from the invitations, I wonder what could have been done if I had two invitations and could make two cards. What do you think? Would you have done something different?

Enjoy your creative day!
~~ Vickie ~~

Cards for Men – ‘Timeless’ Note Card


Hello Friends!

There are scraps of papers and bits of leftovers in my creative room now, as I have been very busy creating new cards. I love working with the papers from Graphic 45 and thought I would share this card I created. I used a tri-fold technique that I learned from my friend, Sharon. I fussy cut one of the pocket watches from the paper and elevated it with foam squares to add a bit of dimension. Do you think most men would like this? I could see a man receiving this at his retirement party!

card for man, card with pocket watches, retirement card for men, tri-folded card, handmade cards

Timeless Note Card for men

Wishing you all a wonderful end of the week, and a great weekend! Let’s hope you get a chance to do something fun and creative!

~ Vickie ~

Wishing You Well!


Hello Blogging Friends and Followers!

August is here and the summer seems to be speeding by! Hope all of you are keeping busy with fun and exciting things. Creating new cards and updating my website have certainly kept me very occupied! It is fun to be creative and design new cards, but I must admit, the work involved in maintaining a website has been overwhelming! (I have learned so many things in doing this myself – but I still need to know 99% more!) :) I have an appreciation for professional web designers, but their services just don’t fit into my budget! :(

You may want to pop over to HorseMark Cards to see what I have been up to. (Comments and recommendations are encouraged and appreciated!)

So, I have been a bit behind on my blog postings, but thought I would check in and wish you all a wonderful day, week, and month!

note card with flower, notecard with butterflfies

Enjoy your Creative Days!


Birthday Card made with Cards!


Our home has been filled with playing cards since my eldest son was in the fourth grade. He would practice different shuffles and tricks, and leave decks and single cards in just about every room in our home. A few even ended up on a high window ledge in our living room! (I have yet to see that card trick!) His interest and passion for magic did pay off though, as he has been a professional magician and entertainer in the San Francisco area for several years now!
(Proud mom moment to share! Ryan Kane (Horsfall).

Anyway, in spite of always have playing cards around our home, using them to create my handmade cards had not even crossed my mind. A loyal customer recently requested some humorous birthday cards to share with her bridge playing friends. Well, this is when I realized I could open a fresh deck of cards and put them to good use! This is what I created.

Birthday card for card players, gals, guys, or anyone!

Birthday card for card players, gals, guys, or anyone!

Even if you don’t play bridge, poker, or other card games this card could be fun to present to the birthday ‘shuffler’. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! ~ Vickie

*Includes trademark material of Bicycle Cards.