Happy Fall!

Whether you call it Fall or Autumn, this season brings cooler weather and pumpkins! The Fall colors are some of my favorites.

I also love this cute scarecrow and wanted to share him with you today! He is so versatile as he can say Hello, Happy Birthday, Thank You, or any other greeting!

Scarecrow card created by HorseMark Cards, notecard, thank you cards, custom cards,

I would love to design a scarecrow card for you! Contact me to get your card!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by for a visit!

~~ Vickie ~~

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Paper Trip to Paris!

The opportunity to visit Paris has not crossed my path. Yet. I have been fortunate to have visited other places — Japan, Singapore, England and Australia, to name a few. I hope to travel to more places in the future, but for now I will stay near my zip code.

I have visited the sale aisles of several craft stores in my area though! On one such visit, I came across a selection of craft paper books that normally sell for $20 that were on special for only $5. Well, every crafty person knows you can’t pass on a deal like that! Especially when they have several selections of themed craft paper books!

These papers were purchased a few years ago and I have used many of them. Today I would like to share some handcrafted cards I designed using the Paris collection of “My Favorite Things.”

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Several papers in this collection have larger images on them that can be used for scrapbook pages. Since I need smaller images on my cards, I cut out portions of these images. I also use them as backgrounds on my cards.

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

Paris themed funny birthday card

Custom card created with Paris theme, funny message

It feels good to use older papers that have been in my paper stash. When I see new papers I always want to get them, but then remember that I already have so many. A true case of ‘too many papers, not enough time to use them!’

Since these papers are probably out of stock, I will only be able to create one or two of these. If you know someone who loves all things ‘Paris’, I would like to create a card for them! Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for more information.

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Enjoy your creative day and thank you for stopping by my little creative corner of the blogging world!

~~~ Vickie

Time for Thank You Cards!

School days are coming to a close soon, so there will be more activities planned around kids and their families. Perhaps a vacation is in the horizon, or just getting together with family and friends for a BBQ or event.

Sailboat thank you card created by HorseMark cards

Everyone usually shares in providing food and supplies to family events or gatherings with friends. It is a team effort to make the event come together, especially when you are the host!

Whatever your plans are, remember to thank everyone for their help. A couple of days after, it will be nice for someone to receive a thank you card in their street mailbox. It will show them how they are appreciated, and remind them of the good time they shared with friends or family.

Geometric thank you card with flowers and ribbon created by HorseMark Cards

Flowers & sunshine thank you card created by HorseMark Cards

Do you keep thank you cards on hand? There is always a reason to give one, and having them available makes it easier to jot a personal note inside and put it in the mail! (Remember to keep some postage stamps around too! There are so many different images on them to add variety!)

I would love to create a card for you! Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or more information.

Thank you for visiting, and remember to give a card today!

~~Vickie

Hanging Out at the Beach!

Many people enjoy being on the beach. Some are fortunate enough to live by the ocean water, while others choose to visit the seasides.

If you can’t be at the beach, at least you can have a card that reminds you of the beach!

Flip flops, hanging at the beach, notecard designed by HorseMark Cards

This is one of my most popular cards! It can be designed as a note card, birthday card, and a thank you card! Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or more information.

Enjoy your day and thanks for visiting!

~~ Vickie

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!)

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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