Friday, August 24, 2012

New beginnings.....

A lot has happened since the last time I posted something here.  This year my youngest child graduated from High School. We did so many things differently with her than we did with her brothers.  There is 6 years difference between her and he next brother.  Since she was the only child left at home, it gave us time to concentrate on helping her achieve her goals and achieve she did! 

So now I am officially an "empty nester".  It is a new beginning for me, as I try to figure out how I want to spend my time and what I want to do with the rest of my life.  I've been playing a lot since my daughter graduated in June.  Kind of an adult celebration of freedom.  With Fall on it's way, I'm having pangs of needing to be creative.  Money is so tight for me right now and even though I inherited my daughter's "newer" laptop, I am still lacking a good printer/scanner so make my cards easier to make and more professional looking.  Martha Stewart is running a contest for entrepreneur to win $10k to help jump start a business.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

So here's to new beginnings....good luck daughter of mine.  Your future looks bright! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Living life.....

I'm feeling almost...well, normal.  I've been doing more and more and more things and taking a few chances.  This weekend I got a second chance with someone that I treated poorly while I wasn't feeling well.  A few hours of putting the past aside.   I feel truly blessed by the gift of a couple of hours that I got.  Think of the people in your life that are gifts.  Their face would be awesome on a Heartifacts Card.  Share the love....I love you!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thanks Guys!

There is nothing better than a free plug on the radio.  I am a huge fan of Jeff & Jeremy in the Morning on KZOZ radio in San Luis Obispo. Partly because I worked at that station in the 1970's and partly because those guys just crack me up.  This morning they had a post on Facebook talking about another card company's new line of cards.  Of course I just had to add my two cents and add my website address.  I love to poke fun at these guys and they just love the cards that I send them.  And why wouldn't they?  It's because I feature them on every card I've sent them.  I just want to say a big THANK YOU to them for mentioning how unique my Heartifacts Cards are.  So send a friend or a relative a card featuring them and just make their day!  If you mention KZOZ or Jeff & Jeremy, I'll ship your Heartifacts card to you for FREE!  805/296-8671.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Never forget....

September 11, 2011...was probably the biggest event in many of our lifetimes.  It's like a song.  You can sometimes remember where or who you were with the first time you heard it.  I remember getting myself and my kids ready for our day that day.  Watching the television in utter shock.  I'll never forget that day.  I'll never forget that year actually.  Eight days after September 11th, my Dad passed away.  You never forget the feeling of losing a parent.  Two weeks later on October 1st, I moved to an apartment that as a single Mom I could finally afford.  It was a very crazy year!

Life is full of big events.  Births, weddings, graduations, first homes to name just a few.  Big days that should be remembered in style with a stylish and special card.  A Heartifacts Card.  Look at your calendar and give me a call today so we can mark that special day in style! 805/296-8671.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Feel deeply....

In two days, my daughter starts her Senior year in High School.   She was showing me the proofs for her Senior pictures today and I felt a pang of sadness.  My daughter is a beautiful, talented and bright young lady.  Being a Mother has been an incredible journey for me.  As I think back over my daughter's last 17 years, there are so many wonderful memories.  Many of which I have documented in cards. 

Do you have a box of cards that you have saved? A box of memories of birthdays, triumphs or holidays? Would you like to be a part of someone's memory?  You could send a Heartifacts card featuring your recipient on it.  Make it a day to remember!  805/296-8671.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Take nothing for granted.....

I have a new enthusiasm for life these days.  I've been back at work for two weeks now.  Along with having a year and a half relationship ending, I am using my feelings of loss to move me forward to expand who I am.  Life experiences always make an artist feel more and therefore more capable of expressing it in their medium of choice.  I will try not to take anything or anyone for granted any more.  Today, I have to look life in the face and kind of laugh.  Silly me....I messed up but I am going to hop back on that vehicle called life and excellerate gently and move forward.  I can't take myself too seriously.

Is there someone in your life who needs a little pick me up?  I'm right here ready to make them a Heartifacts card.  Brighten someone's day with a card that is more like a gift....featuring them!  (805)296-8671.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Last night a couple of girlfriends of mine and I found ourselves grabbing some beers and heading out to a nearby lake to enjoy some live music on a perfect summer evening.  It was the first time I have really been "out" since my back surgery in early May.  I've actually been laid up longer than that and on top of that I've been feeling a little down because a recent break-up.  The girls and I actually ended up dancing with some guys who sat in front of us which made the evening perfect, yet bittersweet. 

I love to dance.  I love to dance almost as much as I love to make cards.  I love to dance because I feel the music and I can express how it makes me feel with my movements.   For me making a card is sometimes like writing a love song or poem.  I love to make cards because even though I seem to be quite a talkative individual, there are some things I have a hard time how I feel about people.  That's the reason I make cards.  Those deep feelings, especially those of love, are the hardest for me to express.  I make excuses for why I can't express love and I've hurt some special people, alienated others and broken my own heart more times than I can count.  This last time, is the time I regret the most.  As as in many artist's lives, even with great success with our craft, the deep feelings never find their way out, never to be heard.

Do you sometimes find it hard to find the words to express how you feel?   Do you know someone who might be lonely or sad today?  Don't let this moment pass to brighten up someone's day with a Heartifacts Card.  (805)296-8671.