Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Office Appropriate?

So I got an order for a batch of birthday cards that SHOULD be office appropriate.  As you might notice, I had a tough time leaving my snark out of it, but let me show you what I have so far.  Only a few of these will make it into my shop because let's face it, office appropriate is just not as fun as, well, office inappropriate ;)

Inside: Everyone else gets cards.  Happy birthday!

Inside:  That's what they're saying anyway.  So..happy birthday!

Inside:  and now we get to celebrate!  Happy Birthday!

Inside: Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more to come.

Inside:  Because where would we be without you?  Happy Birthday!

Inside:  especially when you turn on the light!  Happy Birthday!

Inside:  Not in this card, though.  Happy birthday!

Inside:  At least until you leave the office!  Happy Birthday!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Today is a Gift

Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.  So...that's the best present you could ask for, right?

Inside:  That's your present.  Happy Birthday!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Birthday Note

It would be really nice of you to write a birthday song for your friends on their birthdays.  No?  How about a birthday note?  No?  How about a sixteenth of a note?  Yeah, I think we're onto something now.

Inside:  but I could only finish a sixteenth of a note.  Happy birthday!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

You do?

Marriage is hard, so why do people do it?  I'd really like to know before I ever take the plunge...yikes.

Inside:  Congratulations

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Friday, December 10, 2010

And our winner is...

Katelyn!  Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who participated!  It was really fun seeing which cards you liked best, and Katelyn's favorite (below), was quite a popular choice!  Your Holiday Cards will be on their way to you soon, Katelyn, and to everyone else, maybe if you're nice she'll send you one ;)

Inside:  I'm still waiting...  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Card Giveaway!

Is there anything you wouldn't take for free?  I mean besides someone's dirty socks, or some chewed up bubblegum.  I once told my boyfriend that I wouldn't even take this if someone offered it to me for free.  He was appalled.  But you wouldn't turn down these awesome holiday cards would you? 

Check out my first Holiday Card Giveaway, hosted by SassyScorp on her awesome blog. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Season's Greetings

It's funny how we say that, when really, the season isn't all that pleasant this time of year.  At least, that's what I think - I hate cold weather.

Inside - I guess the season's not feeling too friendly this year.  Happy Holidays!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hard to Get

You could have had anyone, and you chose who you chose, who yes, you love, but make sure they know - you could have had anyone.

Inside - I'm really hard to get

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Roses are Red

Here's a quick poem to show someone you care...and make sure they appreciate it!

Inside - so you can't say I don't do things for you.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

The First SOURSOP Birthday (aka Cece's birthday)

We had a Soursop Birthday!  My very cool friend Cece just celebrated her ___th birthday, and our friend Kari even came all the way from Hawaii to celebrate!

So here's how it went down (I'm going to skip the part when I was at work and they were off partying without me because, let's face it, it couldn't have been much of a party :P)

Happy hour at Bluewater Grill, which has awesome...I don't remember whats

Next - Karissa's house to make Cece help decorate her own birthday cupcakes (because she likes that sort of thing, we told ourselves).  They came out really great - good job Cece!

In case you couldn't tell, Cece loves pandas

Present time!

Kari's window blinds shirt and Soursop's Happy is optional card

My (Anna's) zigzag dress and Soursop's Fairest of them all card

Karissa's black lacy print dress and Soursop's Wish for a pretty dress card

Massiel's "Cece likes gray" sweater and a pretty floral card 
(Soursop doesn't do pretty flowers ;P)

Cece gave us presents too - thanks Cece!

Next - Dinner!

We had dinner at Chateaux in Irvine, and then danced the night away!  

Happy birthday Cece!

Fairest of them all

I don't know why we have be so nice to people on their birthdays, but I do my best.

Inside:  It said some other girl's name, but I think you were pretty far up there.  Happy birthday!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

A pretty dress

Don't you wish you could use up everyone else's birthday wishes?  Well maybe if you ask nicely they'll let you!

inside: will you wish for a pretty dress for me?  Happy birthday!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm saving a spot for your present

It gets pretty crowded under my tree - but I'm thoughtful enough to save a spot for your present.  I'll be expecting it soon, thanks.

inside - I'm still waiting...Merry Christmas!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

You haven't aged a bit

We want to make people feel good on their birthdays...without lying.  So here you go -

inside:  since yesterday.  Happy birthday!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pick up that fork - Santa can't judge us

We should be able to eat as much as we want.  I mean, Santa does.

inside - Enjoy your holidays!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Cup of Names

Sometimes, when I forget to remember people, I add them to my cup of names.  Then, when I need to think of them, I can just draw their name, remember them, and make a point to ask them how they're doing.

inside - how are you doing?

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Love Fits in a Thimble

It'd save us a lot of heartache if we could pack our love away into a little thimble, don't you think?  But alas, love ain't that simple, or small - too bad for use sensitive folk, hah.

inside - But since it's not, it fills my whole heart.

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I'm thinking about adding little red hearts in the thimble...what do you think?

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Holidays are for Eating Little Men

Whose idea was it to eat little men for the holidays?  I'm not complaining, I'm just saying.

inside:  so I hope you're happy.  Happy Holidays!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

My first sale

The day after I set up shop, I made my first sale by complete accident - I was tweaking all my items because all my listings were a complete mess - and I completely panicked because my 18 items had suddenly turned into 17.  I must have deleted something in all my rearranging, I decided, and searched and searched my then unfamiliar shop.  As I'm sure it's clear, I finally found it in my Sold items, and marveled at how anyone would buy my card when (as my much appreciated critics said) the photos were so apparently bad, my "tags" were all wrong, and couldn't I do something better with my shop banner?

(my first sale - is the photo that bad?)

Needless to say, I was thrilled (I don't get thrilled often), and also clueless as to what to do next.  My poor friend Cece got a flood of gchat messages from me (she has an awesome shop too (and sometimes I'm even her "model"!)) and she calmly talked me through the very obvious steps of shipping.  Thanks Cece!

One week later, I've made a lot of changes (improvements, I hope) and am still going strong!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

F stands for Fired

For some reason, graduates are always excited to be done with school.  But why?

inside: because now F stands for Fired.  Congratulations.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tangled - Your beautiful eyes

ok i get inspiration for my cards from other places, i admit it.  and this is one of the places - saw this trailer for "Tangled" the new disney and whoever they're working with film, which I think looks somewhat hilarious.  Take a look, maybe you'll see a hint of my "your beautiful eyes" card in here ;)

inside: I got used to it

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I love cookies!

I love cookies! There isn't anything I love more than cookies, except for, well, a lot of things.

inside: but that's only if cookies was codeword for you.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Peace and Quiet

You know, sometimes I really enjoy getting the silent treatment.  I can sit back and read a book, watch some TV, maybe take a's really not so bad if you think about it.  But, all good things must come to an end, which is what the phrase "I'm sorry" is for.

inside:  I'm ready for you to start talking to me now.  I'm sorry.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Throw it all out

He puts a ring on her finger, and loves her forever right?  In theory.  So she doesn't need to make herself up anymore, right?  In theory.

inside:  And he'll probably keep that promise.  Congratulations!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's raining men!

We all dream of the day, and then some girls go ahead and get married and their wedding day officially becomes the day when their dreams die...or come true, depending on how you look at it.

inside:  Too bad you already got yours.  Congratulations!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Cheers to that!

Babies bring joy...lots of sober joy.

inside:  to nine sober months!  Congratulations!

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Sunday, October 31, 2010


If you had a wish, would you really use it to wish someone else a happy holiday? I'm

inside: Except I'm really wishing for a rocket ship and a boat.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy is optional

Who says we have to be happy on our birthdays?  It's just another day, the day that reminds us all that life is flying by quicker than we can accomplish anything we dreamed of doing as a child.  And no, I have not yet starred in a mentos commercial, or gone on a date with Zack Morris.  And that's what I'll be thinking on my birthday, when everyone is demanding I be happy.

inside:  Have a birthday

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Friday, October 29, 2010

You make me bitter

It happens to all of us - a slip of the tongue, our foot in our mouths - but hopefully we can talk ourselves out of it and make things

inside:  Better.  I meant to say better.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coal in your stocking

You must've done something this year to upset a red light, maybe?  Lie to a friend?  Call in sick when you were really home watching Full House reruns and drinking wine straight out of the bottle?

inside:  Happy Holidays!

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