Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Feelin Blue

I've been part of a challenge.  

And when prompted with an idea, I create a prdesigns creative greetings card!  

The idea here, started with an Umbrella theme.... then I came up with the rest.  

The way I do it.... come up with the rest?  I do a google search and go on Pinterest and look up quotes on Umbrellas, or look up umbrella doodles or images..... and I combine all my research and use my characters or slightly alter what I see..... and I doodle the imagine, color it in, add a sentiment and create a card....

So, from looking up UMBRELLA.... I doodled my dogs Cooper & Tucker and found a sentiment and then realized it would become a 'get well' card.

As always.... I make all kinds of cards and you can find them under the categories to the left over here <---- .="" p="">

Check back or keep clicking on different links to see all my creativity!!!

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Greeting Card Update

Hello Friends!!

I'm here! Being creative every day, still.... but not always here on the blog.

Looking for a great card for a special friend?  In the need of a small hostess gift?  Want a birthday gift that will be truly loved???  Pick out a few cards from PRDesigns, creative greetings.

My cards are unique and whimsical.... and one of kind!

House Warming Card
Add a gift card to the local Home Depot or
Dinner out on you, to a local diner.

 Book Lover Friend
Add a gift card to Barnes & Noble
or a cute journal with a pen

Want your friend to know that they are a super
Add a gift card to a spa or some funky nail polish with a file!

Can't quite put your finger on it.... but you want a special card?

More ideas can be found on the left side of this blog.  Clicking on one of the categories takes you to a post that has that style card.  Similar cards can be recreated.  Four, five or 6 pack of a variety of cards make a great gift!!<----- 6="" and="" another="" any="" blog="" can="" cards="" categories="" click="" created.="" custom="" five="" for="" gifts="" great="" i="" it="" just="" made="" make="" nbsp="" of="" on="" or="" other="" our="" p="" pack="" post="" samples="" similar="" something="" take="" the="" to="" too="" variety="" ve="" will="" with="" you="">

I'd be happy to answer any of your questions. I mail anywhere in the US using Priority Shipping. Never had any ask if I mail overseas.... but standard international shipping rates would apply.  

Email me at  

Send snail mail, and Brighten Someone's Day

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Monday, April 04, 2016

The Real Me

Why create?
Because I can, I want to, I enjoy it, it brings me joy, I can see things much clearer, I get to share, it's fun... it completes me.

I've pondered this question, probably every day.... for a very long time.  Why create?  

Comparison is a big evil.... 
I create because I can.... 
I CANT do surgery to cure a sick patient, I CANT balance a multi million dollar budget for a corporate 500 company, I CANT fly an airplane, I CANT teach students quantum physics, I CANT manage a 5 Star Hotel in Mid Town Manhattan ..... nor would I want to do any of those these jobs.

Those occupations seem important!  Those jobs probably make a lot of money.  Working at a high level job is very impressive.

Bottom line is... you've got to do the best with what you've got.

It's taken me a long time to get to this point... this is my journey.... God still has lots of plans for me... but for right now..... creating every day is helping me become the person I am supposed to be.

Here are a few samples of some recent cards.  They are all different, yet the colors seem cool and compatible.  The HELLO dog card is a doodle that I digitized and colored in using my computer and Photo Shop.  The flowers are water color.  And the markers are paper punched and pieced together.

I think it would be more so unusual if I didn't struggle with the 'if' and the 'why'.  The good thing is, while I struggle, my mind is big enough to multi-task and I can create while I ponder about my purpose!

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Kiss Me!

So, how is the first quarter of your year going!?!

Spring is here.... 3 months into 2016, what is new with you?

I have a lot on my mind, but it's all good stuff!  Once again I'm saying there is so much to create, and not enough time.  There are so many things I want to do, but I'm doing what I should do... and then adding bits and pieces.... here and there!  And I'm good with that.

Last holiday..... St. Patrick's Day.  Was it Lucky for you?

Here are the cards I sent to my kids. Now they'll know that everyone gets the same thing...yet each once is filled with love to them!!  Every day is a holiday.... of some sort.  But with cards..... I can add a gift card in it and let them know how proud I am of them, that I miss them, that I think of them often.... just as simple as that.

I'm lucky to be able to #createeveryday

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Jungle Fever

This is a long post... It's not my typical post.  

But then again... what is typical? normal? constant in every day living?

It may intrigue you, it was a vivid dream.  

Then again, it may not interest you!!!  

If anything, scan through all the pictures of this post.  I drew them all, digitally on my IPad on the Sketchbook app.  I think they turned out awesome.  And to think that 4 months ago I didn't even know this type of doodling existed for me!!!

I love to learn.

But sometimes I don't know all the answers.

I love signs... ideas that pop up to guide me or direct me, but I don't always know what they mean.

I failed at something 6 months ago.  It really made me sad.... MAD too.  But it's okay to fail!  It's like ending a chapter in a book... it's NOT THE END.... just the end of that chapter.  Time to start a new chapter!  Right? Turn the page.

I happened upon something new.  Lots of new things in fact... and now it's time to CULTIVATE my good life and start to grow.... again.

Here is my Learning to Journey on your Spiritual Journey with Rebecca.... she created the environment or my natural wanderings of the mind to navigate the realm of mystery....

As I closed my eyes I was transported to a beach with comforting white sand to my left and clear blue water and white topped waves to my right.  (Often, ocean dreams are about bringing awareness into your life.Water symbolizes the spiritual rebirth - the strength of the life.  )

The waves came in and out and became it's own happy rhythm.  

There was a wonderful breeze... it was neither  hot or nor cold.... it was just wonderfully pleasant. 

As I watched the ocean, sea...come in and out... I saw crystal clear pools of water among some strong rocks next to the lazy beach. The jagged yet smooth water worn rocks would hold the pools of water as the ocean came in.... and slowly the clear water  would empty out.  Sink into the sand... evaporate, disappear. Some small pools held random rocks and shells and the little light weight items would bob up and down in the small pool.  And with the next wave in it might take it back into the ocean with it when it exited.  I could watch the back and forth, and back and forth of the waves coming in and going out....

I looked up and around and saw a variety of lush green-ness to my left.

It was very inviting and welcomed me to it.  I was careful.  I didn't want to break any branches or bend any leaves.  I didn't want to step and break anything of the jungle floor.  I didn't want to disturb nature.  But it was calling me to come in and explore.... but be careful! (A jungle is an environment that is full of lushness and that has many possibilities. )

As I made my way in to the jungle I came upon a very unusual sight....

Under and around my feet I saw my Pomeranian Tucker.... but he eventually morphed into a wide eyed Furby Ewok type of character.  He was very excited to see me, but slightly shy, peeking up between the leaves.  

Next was a very, very, very red lady bug. (we often associate a ladybug with hard work, clear planning, and the use of relationships in order to progress in life. ) Sort of like a Jitter bug.  She stood her ground, but she was very excited to lead me somewhere.  

And then next was a very furry caterpillar. (the caterpillar in the dream symbolizes the for the most part unaware spiritual potential which only must unfold his beauty.) The Caterpillar walked with it's many legs up and down the leafy frond.  Never jumping off or leaving it's path.  

Each animal (symbol)  kept their own special spot on the leaf .... sure not to interrupt the space of the other.  

Not shone in this picture but to my left I heard a rustle on the jungle floor.  It was a snake.  I wasn't scared.  It came close, but then it would slither back, and come toward me again.... but for some reason it just went away.... it was not supposed to be here with my other friends.

It was time to journey further into the jungle.  My Wide eyed friend and the fuzzy caterpillar became very white like a Albino.... and the lady bug stayed vivid red.  Tucker jumped on to my shoulder as we walked deeper into the jungle.  There was excitement where the journey would take us.  But we were in no hurry. 

And then all of sudden .... breaking through the tall trees we saw this...

Sun light, shining on the perfect blue flowers.  Just look and don't touch!  Forget-me-nots?
(It means that you know what to do and how to do it but you can’t get up enough courage to actually pull through it and do what needs to be done.)

After looking for the beauty in all things, we trekked on through the jungle and came upon yet another wonderful sight....

I spied down on this beautiful vision and just felt serenity.  But I couldn't figure out how to get down to the pool to dip my toes.  (Dipping one in the water down, so the need is expressed to renew own forces and to return to the origin.)
And just like that (it was a dream after all) the leaves and trees opened up to my right and there was an easy walkway that opened up for me to get to the waterfalls.  (A waterfall registers the dreaming that he will surround of a spiritual power which he should make use) The sound of the water falling into the pool was magical.  It was peaceful, calm and quiet.  I stepped over the little falls to the right and stepped into a cave that opened up under the big falls.  I was able to sit on a ledge and drop my feet into the pool.  The tiny falls was streaming with cool water, while the larger falls was warm.  All of a sudden the ledge I was sitting on turned into a slide that opened up and swept me down into the pool.

It was an endless pool.  And when I fell in I felt all this fingers touching me.  Maybe they weren't fingers but water bugs? Just lightly touching my toes and feet, my legs and my arms.... touch, tap, touch, tap.... Something tugged at me and pulled me under.  I wasn't afraid.  It held me down and then I was let go and popped up in the middle of the pool.   Touch, tap, touch at all angles..... and I was pulled down under again.  Gently I was let go and I popped up above the surface of the pool.  It looked like a geyser.  It was so clear and so deep.  And then I got turned about in a spin and pushed out to the opening of a river.

It was like a lazy river.  (Moving water, as for example in a brook, indicates at the fact that your emotional world changes is subjected) On both sides of me I saw lush greenery waving .... that eventually turned into people cheering.  I could see that there was a bridge going over the river and was looking for a way to get out of the river, but there was no place for me to get out.  And I saw up ahead another bridge.... but again I was not able to find a way to get out of the river.... so I just stayed floating down the river and let the river take me where it will.... and it popped me back out into the ocean near where my journey began. ( It is a mysterious substance, because it can flow by, about and round things. )

Tired from my journey, I found a place on the beach to lay my head and curl up my body.  My friends came back to me.  Tucker still all white curled up near my head.  I was covered by a palm frond and the ladybug pulled in her legs and the caterpillar, all white wrapped around itself and we fell asleep under the vast sky of stars.  (as the sign of brilliancy, achievement, ambitions or lofty morals. You are great believer of luck and fortune and hence take your crucial decisions depending on them)


After my vivid day dream was over ... I thought that I was not the only person in the world, but in this world I am the only person that is me.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Every Day is Special

Have you ever noticed that the month of February seems to be filled with holidays?

Some are more celebrated than others.  There are holidays that are more commercial, some that are obscure, and others barely noticed by anyone.

To recognize friends and family on any day is something very special.  As a cardmaker, I think any and every day should be celebrated.

In no particular order.... Valentine's day!  Don't you hate it when people say 'happy valentimes day'? TIMES...... where on earth did that come from?  Some say it's sappy.... Hallmark holiday to make money.... yeah, so what?  We need to promote more love.... there is enough hate and craziness out there.  MORE LOVE!

Last week there was Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday), Ash Wednesday and other weird little celebrating days.... along with Lincoln's birthday, Presidents' Day etc.... and of course all the people who celebrate birthdays in February!  The above is a dragon doodle, drawn by hand with pen and paper.... and then....

I uploaded it to the computer to color it in ... and add the text.

Holidays and special days are good for a graphic artist.  They keep us busy creating!

Nothing poignant to my blog post today.  
I'm happy that I can always find something to create... every day.

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

For the Right Reasons I will Creep

Week #6  * DO52  *  CREEP

My word for the week is CREEP!

First thing to my mind is being a creep.... which is a noun.  Wipe that off the topic.

Creep: move slowly and carefully, especially to avoid being heard or noticed.

Well, I definitely want to be noticed ...for the right reasons!  
 I certainly move slowly and carefully when I walk my dogs when it's icy outside during winter in Chicagoland, I wouldn't speak if I avoided being heard, why bother!!

I will have to dig deep to bring a little creep into my life.  Maybe you have ideas to help me?
For now:
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

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