Friday, December 5, 2008

Last holiday sale of the season!

I had a health scare this week and am thrilled to be well enough to man my booth at the last sale of the season for Clothespin Cards this weekend -

French American International School
8500 NW Johnson Street

Friday, 3-6 pm
Saturday, 9-4 pm

There will be lots of fun crafts, wine tasting, a parisian cafe, etc.!

More posts after the sale and have a blessed holiday!

Send a meaningful holiday card this year -


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday Spirit, Trunk Shows, and wine tasting!

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!
It's upon us and Clothespin Cards
will be showing wares at the following sales:

The Funk is in the Trunk
November 21-22, 2008
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 10-1
4119 SW Fairvale Drive


French American International School Holiday Market
December 5-6, 2008
Friday 3-6
Saturday 9-4
8500 NW Johnson Street
Wine tasting, Parisian Cafe by Petite Provence, music performances, and lots of fun goodies!

Come and celebrate the season and browse for some great holiday gift ideas!

Send a card today - someone will appreciate your thoughts.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Whew! Free weekend from sales!

So, after two weekends of successful sales I have a free weekend coming up ! Yeah! I always forget how hard it is to talk to people for awhile and then have them step away from your table and not buy anything. The economy is talking....met some great and creative people this weekend and hope to have continued creative energy. Thanks to my friend Joanne I have a new book on how to blog as an artist and anxiously looking to read that and find some inspiration!

Hope things are well and you are able to send and receive some fun mail this week!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

YEAHOOO for Eugene!

I had the most successful weekend sale ever this past weekend in Eugene! Special thanks to mom and dad for hosting and promoting! Who knew they were such marketing specialists! It was great fun to see old friends and meet new ones and for the sales! It's always such an ego boost to have good vibes about your work!

It's raining and perfect weather for creating and crafting!

Again, the Trinity Episcopal Artisan Fair is this weekend. Come and support their food bank with $1 admission or a canned good!

Trinity Episcopal Artisan Fair
147 NW 19th Avenue

November 8-9
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 9-2

Thanks and send a card today!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trinity Artisan Invitational Fair - Portland, Oregon

Please come see local and northwest artists at the Trinity Artisan Invitational Fair!
Clothespin Cards will be there with all sorts of inventory!

November 8-9, 2008
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 9-2

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue

Free parking and admission is $1 or 1 canned food good

Proceeds to benefit Trinity's Cathedral Arts Program & Trinity Outreach Food Pantry
(serving 16,000 food bags each year)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Typewriter!

Here she is! It was my grandmother, Florence's, 1941 Royal Typewriter! Isn't it great! It's the one I use for all my cards, tags, etc. It was serviced by ACE Typewriter in N. Portland and they were so great! I asked about a carrying case and he laughed at me! Guess this is the model that stays on the desk to do work!
I enjoy this typewriter immensely and it reminds me of times in the basement when my brother and I were using it and the manual adding machine to be grown ups!
I would eventually like to get another one to use - unfortunately, they don't come with spellcheck!
Hope you are all well and if in Portland - enjoying this gorgeous fall weather we are having right now!
Send a piece of mail today!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Things to power me!

Things that power me through the day of making cards....
great adhesive
Steve Miller's Greatest Hits
Great cardstock
My 1941 Royal Typewriter
Creative blogs
The knowledge that people are getting fun mail!

Don't forget to send a card to someone this week!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Updated Etsy site for Clothespin Cards

So, I am attempting to get this whole electronic marketing thing down, I have posted more things on my etsy site. The website for that is so feel free to browse! I found this darling paper at the Dollar Store and thought that it was perfect for invitations for your next bbq! Although it's fall and maybe not time for outside grilling, it is football season and grilling can take all forms! Hope you receive fun mail this week and thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Win some and lose some

Well...Sisters wasn't the place for big sales this weekend. It was cold and the market fluctuations certainly didn't help matters I am sure. Big Thanks to Deb from Wisteria Chic for marketing the heck out of my cards to everyone that came in the door and for making me laugh! The good news is also that my stock is big and will have a trunk show in Eugene on November 1-2, will be at the Trinity Episcopal Sale November 8-9 and the French American International School on December 5-6. I hope to have more up on my etsy shop soon (tomorrow) and will continue to promote, promote, promote so that people still send beautiful paper goods to friends and family. Happy Fall everyone! Send a surprise to someone's mailbox today! Amy

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Clothespin Cards at Sisters Harvest Fest!

Happy fall!

I will have a table at Wisteria Chic this weekend for the Sisters Harvest Fair! Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12th! If you are in C. Oregon this weekend please come by and check out my stuff! Also, Deb at Wisteria Chic has amazing stuff and she helped me kick this all off last year so please come and support her store as well!

I have huge supply of cards, gift tags, self-adhesive gift tags, and gift bags for sale! The Christmas stock is already ready for the season but I haven't forgotten Halloween and Thanksgiving with lots of goodies for both of those holidays as well.

Hope things are well and you're continuing to experience joy in your mailbox.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

First post to Clothespin Cards!

Hello friends! I am new to this blog concept but hope that I can be entertaining enough for some readership!

I began my card business, Clothespin Cards when I wanted to do something creative and make some money doing it! I named my business with my grandmother, Florence, in mind. She LOVED getting mail and I loved to send it! Although Florence is a great name, it just didn't fit in with cards so I thought about how she used to hang dry all her laundry with clothespins and there was born Clothespin Cards!

I use her 1941 Royal Typewriter for the words on my cards and then I embellish with fabric paint to give it some dimension. I love all kinds of paper and hope that it shows in my work. As I mentioned, I love to send cards so I hope that my passion for this comes through and others will like to send cards as well. In this electronic age it is so great to still get something fun in your mailbox, isn't it?

I have several shows coming up and will post details soon.

Thanks for reading and hope you get something fun in your mailbox soon!