April Showers Bring May Flowers & Fruit!

This blog title sure sums up how the weather has been in northern California this year! We have had record rainfall, which is great, but it seems to come all at once! Fortunately, we have had several days of sunshine sprinkled in between all the rainy and windy days!

We moved into our new home and are discovering the new plants in our yard. A grapevine, orange tree, loquat tree and a fig tree are blooming now. I can’t wait to see how the fruit will be! Not sure about the loquats, but it will be interesting to see how they taste! (I’m not a fig lover, except in cookies! If anyone has a recipe to share, it will be appreciated!)

grapevines,orange tree, loquat tree, fig tree,

My creative room is about eighty percent complete. I have created a few cards already and I would love to share this special one I designed for
someone who loves flamingos!

I love Graphic45 papers, and I have had this paper for awhile so it was wonderful to finally be able to use it! I love the contrasting colors, and my customer really liked this card. I had the flower appliques that matched the colors, so it was the perfect touch! This was designed as a Mother’s Day card, but I can certainly see me creating note cards, thank you cards, or birthday cards from the other panels with this beautiful paper!

handmade Flamingo Card with Flowers created by HorseMark Cards

Graphic45 papers, birds,flowers, fish

I would love to create a card for you to give to someone to show them you are thinking of them. Cards are something they can hold and appreciate!

Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com so I can design a card for you!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your creative time today!

~~~ Vickie

A Quick Hello!

Hello!

I thought I would share this birthday card designed with cards that I created for someone very special a couple of years ago.

Birthday card created with cards

Remember to give a card to the people in your life. They will appreciate it! In today’s fast paced world, receiving something in the mail that isn’t junk or a bill will certainly be opened first!

Hope you enjoy your creative day!

Enjoy Your Celebrations!

Hello!

This is such a busy time of year and the calendar is filled with so many different things to do and places to go!

Aside from getting ready for the upcoming holidays, many of us will be celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. Some of you may even be planning a fun filled vacation with friends! Other events may also be taking up so much of your time and the planning and organizing stages are set in motion. So many things….so little time!

anniversary card created by HorseMark Cards, ribbon, lace

(This year our 32nd anniversary happens to fall on Thanksgiving! So many things to be thankful for!)

Happy Birthday cake card designed by HorseMark Cards

(Happy Birthday for those celebrating in November and December!)

Several items and events on my schedule are requiring a good portion of my time and will keep me busy for the next couple of months. It is because of these things (all very positive and good) that I must take a break from blogging and social media for a few weeks.

I would like to thank all my regular followers, and those of you that are just discovering HorseMark Cards, for your continued support. Your encouragement has meant a lot to me! I will be back soon!

turkey thank you card, ways to create a turkey card

Have a fun time with your family and friends and enjoy all of your upcoming celebrations!

Enjoy all of your creative days!

~~ Vickie

I will be off the grid for most of November, but you can contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com if you do need a card! There’s always time to create and send a card!

Squirrels & Acorns!

There are many squirrels that scamper around our yard all year long. We also have several trees on our property, along with a 300 year old oak tree. Now that fall is here, I enjoy watching the squirrels gather acorns and bury them around our yard. I often wonder if these little creatures remember where they buried their food treasures. (I guess they do as every year we still have lots of squirrels!)

These little squirrels inspired me to create these two cards. I love this stamp which has been in my craft room for a few years. It is from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Notecard with squirrel and acorns created by HorseMark Cards

Squirrel & Acorn Note Card $4.00

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Squirrel with nuts & acorns birthday card $4.00

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You can get one of these little squirrel cards to give to a friend. Each card has a bit of hand cut work and layers of elements, which make them perfect cards to display!  Each card is $4.00  and you can purchase them securely through PayPal.  They are sure to bring a smile to someone!

 
Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting today!

~~ Vickie