Funny Birthday Cards!

Many people enjoy receiving a birthday card that makes them laugh! Especially birthday people who have celebrated many, many birthdays!

No matter what kind of a birthday card you choose to give, it is extra nice to present a real card! They can look at it later, display it, and remember their celebration. Plus, they will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Here are two funny birthdays cards I created that will result in a smile, maybe even a chuckle or two!

Scratch off birthday card, funny cards, funny words, cards for baby boomers, designed by HorseMark Cards

I used the stamp set from ‘Inky Antics‘ to create this funny birthday card. When you scratch off the circles, the words ‘liver spots’, “wrinkles”, and “adult diapers” are revealed. There are many other words included in this set, and you can even create you own!

There are many embossing folders on the craft market. I chose one that looks like a quilt to create this next card. I used the top portion of an “Art Impressions” stamp of an old woman and tucked her in bed. My customer really liked this card!

funny birthday card of an old woman in bed created by HorseMark Cards, embossed quilt, funny birthday cards

If you know someone who will be celebrating a birthday, I would love to create a funny card for them! Each card is only $3.50US and you will have it in a couple of days!
Contact me at for special requests or more information.

Enjoy your creative day, and don’t forget to share a smile!


You Know Someone Wants One of These!

You know they will open this first when they get their mail! Surprise someone with a greeting card for no reason other than to let them know you are thinking of them!

Bird on a branch with butterflies notecard, created by HorseMark Cards

Giving an actual card to someone is also a more personal social media way of communicating in our busy world!

Contact me at for special requests or more information.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your creative day!

~~ Vickie

Thank You for Your Blogs!

Hello and welcome to my blog!

While browsing through my Facebook feed, I noticed that some of my favorite blogs and friends’ pages were absent. Well, this seems to be the ongoing problem with Facebook as it tries to determine what we want to see. That’s another story.

This did prompt me to switch over to my wordpress blog feed and check out some bloggers that I was also not seeing in my reader. As I began to click on blogs that I was following, I found the reason for their absence in my feed. Many bloggers were no longer blogging, or had not posted for quite some time.

card with cats created by HorseMark Cards, family, friends, communication with cards

Blogging takes an incredible amount of time, so I can understand why some of these blogs became dormant, or were dissolved. Most of the blogs that I followed that no longer exist were not blogs that were sponsored or produced income. I would hope they were blogging for their own personal interest and they decided to take a break or move on to something that gave them the same sense of accomplishment that inspired them to begin a blog in the first place. I will miss them, but wish them success in their new ventures.

sorry to see you leave card created by HorseMark Cards, girl in robe with tissue box, cards for friends

My blog is about four years old now and I still enjoy it. Many times I have slacked in posting on a consistent schedule, but I have always come back within a short time. Sometimes a break is needed to recapture the spark of blogging , or personal life takes priority over preparing a post.

If you have a blog and are still enjoying it, I wish you well and hope it continues to give you good feelings. For those that have stopped blogging, or those that are thinking of starting a blog, I also wish you the best. Whatever one decides to do, much happiness to you!

thank you card with tree, hearts, butterflies created by HorseMark Cards, appreciation cards, followers

Thank you to all the bloggers that have shared their ideas. A huge thank you and shout out to the readers that have read, liked, commented, and even follow me on my blog! I appreciate it!

Enjoy your creative day!

~ Vickie

Sympathy Card Messages

Hello Readers.

Life brings us many experiences, both happy and sad. This post is about one of the experiences we will all have in our lives. This is not intended to be a sad post, but one that may be helpful to you in the future.

When you select a greeting card to give to someone it is usually for a happy occasion: a birthday celebration, a marriage, the arrival of a new baby, or a thank you. There is also a card that people send at a more trying time;  to express your condolences to the family who lost a loved one.

Sympathy card with flowers, ribbon & butterfly, condolence card

We have all had to give a sympathy card to someone in our lives. These cards are the most difficult to purchase. Before I began creating handmade cards, I remember standing in a card aisle browsing through the numerous sympathy cards to find one for my aunt. I must admit, I became a bit emotional remembering my late aunt as I read the cards’ messages.

Thoughts of you sympathy card with ribbon and flowers

When I needed a condolence card, I found it more difficult to create one at the time. I learned to create a few sympathy cards so they would be available when I needed one. If you keep one sympathy card on hand, you won’t have to make a special trip or struggle to find a card when it’s needed. A note card or thinking of you card can also be used to express your condolences. When you already have a card, your thoughts can be focused on what to write in the card.

Sympathy card with lavender flowers and ribbon, condolence card

The sympathy and note cards I have created usually have a simple, printed message. Some people choose to sign their name after the written message, while others may also include their own thoughts. Of course, this is a very personal choice and there are no set rules to express our feelings.

I would like to share some messages I have used, and perhaps will be helpful to you. These can be used alone, or combined to create a special message.

Sharing in your sorrow with prayer, love and friendship.

It is difficult to say goodbye to someone you love.

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

May those around you help you through the coming days.

I hope you and your family find the peace you need to get through this time in you life.

sympathy card message

If you would like to have a condolence card created for you, contact me at and I can design a special card for you.  I will send you a picture for your approval before I mail it.

As always, I do appreciate you stopping by for a visit!  I love to read and respond to your comments too!

Enjoy your creative day!    ~~~~Vickie