Monday, December 21, 2009

cooler picture of my peace card!

how cool is this? my friend, sean, is starting up a photography business and this is a super close up of my peace card. i love the detail of the typed word and the paint! hoping that the world is this close to peace. find yours this holiday season.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

peace paz pax

my wish for myself, the world, and 2010. thank you for supporting me and my business and look for some exciting changes in 2010. blessings!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Final 2009 Sales for Clothespin Cards

Here are the last sales for Clothespin Cards for 2009! Come and join us for all sorts of fun! The French American International School also has a preview day on Friday, December 4, 3-6 pm


1st Annual Holiday Market

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

4:30 - 9:30 pm

McMenamin's Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

4045 NW Cornelius Pass Road



i also have my things at the Blue Heron Herbary for their holiday sales! they are open saturday & sundays from now until 12/21, 10-5 and have amazing gifts from soaps to wreaths! santa will be there and supporting a local business is always a good thing!

have a great holiday season and remember to send cards with meaningful messages this holiday season!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

off to texas y'all!

yo me voy a texas por el dia de dar gracias!
(i am going to texas for thanksgiving!)

tengo amigos de zacatecas, mexico alla y vamos a ir!
(i have friends there from zacatecas, mexico and i'm going to go!)

have a great thanksgiving and will post the information for my sales the following week when i get home!

be thankful and celebrate your blessings by sending a card!

Monday, November 2, 2009

holiday sales!

Clothespin Cards Holiday Sale Schedule!
Come join the fun and see other local artisans and our talents!

5th Annual Trinity Artisan Invitational Sale
Saturday, November 7, 10-4
Sunday, November 8, 9-2
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
147 NW 19th Avenue
Admission is 1 canned food good or $1 for their Trinity Outreach Food Pantry
6th Annual Funk is in the Trunk Sale
Wine tasting Friday night!
Friday, November 13, 4-9 pm
Saturday, November 14, 10-3
15877 SW Sundew Drive
2009 French American International School Holiday Market
Friday, December 4th, 3-6 pm
Saturday, December 5th, 9-4
8500 NW Johnson Street
Local artists, Parisian Cafe with local and international wineries for tasting and purchase!
1st Annual Holiday Bazaar
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
4045 NW Cornelius Pass Road
Live Music by Skip vonKuske
Tuesday, December 8th
4:30 - 8:30 pm

enjoy the holiday season and remember to continue sending cards during this potentially hectic season!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

in the mail!

it's in the mail....stay tuned to see what the outcome is. very nervous but wildly excited !
send a letter today...the ghosts and gouls in your life will appreciate it!

Monday, October 26, 2009

cakes and cards!

picture of my successful trunk show in eugene - thanks mom & dad! it was great fun with super sales and a bunch of special orders! i love eugene and am so thankful for a positive show!

a daughter of a friend is starting a cake business in salem and she asked to have some show at my trunk show. since i went to the UO there was the duck one with daisies. CUTE! her business website is so check it out if you need super cute cakes for your next event!
this one she did special for clothespin cards! isn't it darling?? it was really good too! the chocolate one was super fancy and would be a great addition to any event!

enjoy your cake and write a letter to your friends today! it'll make you feel great!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

glenn o

this is my grandfather and his brother when they worked at the dairy. i love this picture and have been thinking of him and his life. enjoy and remember to send a card to someone today!

Friday, October 9, 2009

garage sale finds!

we just happened to go by a garage sale today and found these awesome suitcases. they were $3 each and i had to have them for card displays.
the insides made them totally worth the $6!
we were talking at the sale if the one on the left was for records or what but the one with the dividers will be awesome for tag display at future holiday sales! celebrate fall and send a card today!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

new and different creations

i have been musing about using less adhesive so i tried to do some cards with staples and old coffee bean bags from my friend brenda, owner of sauvie island coffee company. i also like the mixture of textures with the bags, corrugated cardboard, cardstock, and a clothespin.

this one has sparkly tissue paper as a heart along with staples holding down the oil cloth. i was having great fun and it was fun to put these together as they felt easy and simple and a bit thrown together.this one has a metal washer with the word love on it, staples, hemp twine and corrugated cardboard. fun, fun, fun! send a card today!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

it's getting to be spooky time!

aren't these the cutest treat bags? they are from a caterer who didn't need them anymore and now i have decorated them with fabric paint and they're perfect for the upcoming candy holiday! enjoy and i think i'll post some on etsy right now! have a spooky month!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

birthday season

the fall is a busy time for birthdays and these are some of my favorite cards for birthday giving. wouldn't you love one in your mailbox? my son was born on my birthday so we celebrated with style as most 5 year old birthday parties are and although he might not be old enough to appreciate good birthday cards, i sure do and am thankful for many in mailbox. send a card today!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


another order from Designing Wahine in Maui! Yeahoooo! Aren't these vintage papers from Making Memories the best! go on, sing Wipeout - you're allowed!!
hope your day is filled with yummy things like smells from a great flower and breezes to soothe your soul. enjoy and write a card today! someone will enjoy it for sure!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

missing our sweet pea

missing our sweet girl but knowing she is up there with the other beloved dogs having the time of her life. sad monday in our household.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

i walk because i can

i am heading out to do the 3Day Breast Cancer walk tomorrow. it's 60 miles in 3 days and we each had to raise $2300 to walk. it's truly inspiring and an amazing journey. this picture is last year's walk and i hope that the fight continues for a cure. be blessed today.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

end of summer, harvest, and fall to come

i got these awesome OREGON brand fruits & berries stickers from a seller on etsy and it just feels like the time of year to finally use them. heading out to the black butte ranch art fair this weekend so if you're in c. oregon, come by and check out my designs! friday, 4-8 and saturday, 9-2. have a great day and send a card.

Friday, August 14, 2009

45 years and counting!

happy 45th wedding anniversary mom & dad! you look just as great today as in 1964!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

typewritten note

one of the typewritten messages from tilley's farm sale! finally dug it out and here it is! with the craziness of the day - take 5 minutes and write to a friend! they will appreciate it for sure!

Friday, August 7, 2009

fan mail in my mailbox!

i reconnected with friends from high school and grade school last weekend at the ol' 25th high school reunion and i was complaining that people didn't send cards anymore and my very fun friend kelly has graced my mailbox with two cards in the last week. this one totally made my day and i am so thrilled that she has proven me wrong!

despite the closures of post offices and raises in postage...remember to send a card to a friend today! it will make their day, i guarantee it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


thanks to my sister in law i have a card order heading to maui today! yeahooo! here are the designs and shop Hale Zen and Designing Wahine if you're in maui!

Friday, July 10, 2009

luscious lavender july!

it's that time of year when the lavender is full of bees and smells delicious! i made this card with flocked paper (soft to the touch!) for the lavender festival that will be at Blue Heron Herbary this weekend and various other locations. come to sauvie island and enjoy the herbary's amazing grounds, gifts, and herbs.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

a bit distracted

this would be our home phone which ended up 10 miles down the road after leaving on top of my car. a good citizen found it in our friend's driveway and here is the proof! it still works after 2 weeks of being missing. feeling a bit discombobulated lately...! hope you find letters in your mailbox instead of missing phones!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

carrots, carrots and more carrots!

i made fruit and vegetable cards on a whim and what fun to have a woman enamored with carrots gush about how great the carrot cards and tags were! what a boost to my day and glad that she was uber happy with her purchase! enjoy some today and send a letter - it will make someone's day!

Monday, June 29, 2009

tilley's sale a success!

tilley's sale was a blast! thanks to an amazing group of women, janet, heather, carolyn, mary, and kristy, i spent the weekend laughing, selling my cards and learning about antiques! what fun! special thanks to my mom for her antiques to help my display look great and fit right in with the surroundings! these cards are in an old metal dish drainer!

i asked people to type me a comment and i have some for future posts! people were very excited to use it and kids really got a kick out of it!

an old pepsi box of my moms was perfect for the tag display! enjoy your day and remember to send a card to someone today!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

tilley's farm sale!

i was invited to do a barn sale and am very nervous but excited! it's this weekend in Warren, Oregon on Church Road if you're in the area. creating new cards with fruits, vegetables and cupcakes! enjoy the summer!

Monday, June 22, 2009

father's day camping trip

We celebrated Father's Day on the North Fork of the Crooked River and it was glorious.
Happy Father's Day, Rob!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

funny letter from the past!

my friend rachel sent me this via email and i think that i needed to post it in hopes that you write letters to your friends and tell them what YOU want for Christmas this year! this is from 1976 and it was the tri-fold stationery that came with matching stickers to close the letter. i am having a great laugh over this great email tonight from rachel. guess i have been writing letters for a long time and hoping that i have something more interesting to say these days! send a letter to your friends today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

more garden inspiration

i just bought the Farm Chicks book today and am thoroughly inspired to get back to basics so while md and his friend play in the mud pile, i picked peas, lettuce, spinach, berries, and flowers to grace my table. i'm enamored with the harvest this year.
i think we need to make strawberry shortcake tonight. hope you're enjoying your summer harvest as well.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

strawberry time is here!

i had a great trunk show this weekend and while looking at my tomato, carrot, and watermelon cards i got a special order for strawberry cards. somehow i was inspired today so the cards are already done.
doesn't this look good enough to add whip cream and call it a day! enjoy some strawberries while writing a card to your friends today!

Friday, June 5, 2009


these tags say 'besos' which means kisses in spanish and sending those out to the great women who took time to talk with me about selling my cards in their shops (shout out to Lisa at Butterscotch and Sarah at POSH!). retail vs. wholesale and the whole idea of a 'business' was truly fascinating and i was thrilled with their suggestions, thoughts, and ideas. i feel like i am at a crossroads with where to go next and how to focus my business so this was a great day to have this opportunity.

big thanks also to julia from litmus design + architecture for her creative suggestions and some ideas on how to use sauvie island and all its wonder inspiration and ideas.
and, as always, a special thanks to my favorite typewriter shop who put in a new ribbon for only $5. am in search of a spanish language typewriter for a spanish line of cards!
send a card this weekend. it will make someone smile!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

revisiting old ideas

this was my dream when i started this ... to have pictures of all my work hanging from the clothesline. it worked for these tags so maybe i'll revisit the idea. although these are christmas tags, they look pretty cool with the clothespins.

Monday, June 1, 2009

roses for monday!

fresh flowers are always a great addition! love this time of year as there is an abundance at our house! enjoy!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

thank you cards for brides

ok, so not a great photographer lately but aren't these cute? if you were a bride or bride to be wouldn't you like to send these thank you cards?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

peony shade of pink!

although the picture doesn't do it justice, if i had the gumption to dye my own paper, i would pick this pink for sure. love the peonies!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

display of boxed cards at my first farmer's market! didn't top the day for sales but super great people and an invitation to do another sale in june!

the full presentation of cards. i was right in back of the service memorial which seemed appropriate this weekend. send a card and make someone's day!