Saturday, March 31, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/31/12

Today's beautiful "Happiness is Homemade" card is by Cheryl Seslar and includes a lovely Happy Day Recipe:
Begin with a smile
Mix in some laughter
Add a dash of wisdom
Stir in plenty of hugs
Blend with inspiration
Combine with joy and
Top off the day with
A generous sprinkling
Of love!

You can find many more of Cheryl's whimsical designs at her shop, Cheryl Seslar Designs.

Friday, March 30, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/30/12

What a clever way to decorate an Easter Chick - color it to match its eggshell! This very imaginative and fun Easter Celebration Card was thought up by Hannah Creative.

You can see many more colorful and bold designs by Hannah at her shop, Hannah Creative Cards.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/29/12

Wishing you a basket full of Easter fun with this cheery and colorfully decorated "Basket of Painted Easter Eggs" greeting card by Audrey Ascenzo.

Audrey brings much love and beauty into the world at her shop, Audrey's Card Store.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/28/12

"May Your Day be Wrapped in Sunshine" is a beautiful greeting card created by Nancy Mink using rich color and a lively design to make the point.

You can see more art by Nancy, who is also an illustrator for national home and garden magazines, at her Nancy E Mink card store.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/27/12

This darling Pug Love Greeting Card created by Lyn Hamer Cook has it all--two pugs in love, lots of hearts and bright colors, and a cute inner verse: "Won't you be my Puggy Wuggy Valentine?"

You can see more original artwork of Lyn's at her store, Greeting Cards by Lyn.

Monday, March 26, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/26/12

"Enjoy all of the wonders that a new baby brings to the world!" is what it says inside of today's precious Baby Shower card. This beautiful giraffe family, who is welcoming their newborn, was created by Sandra Rose.

You can see many, many gorgeous designs created by Sandra at her store, Sandra Rose Designs.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/25/12

This darling "Birth Announcement - Big Sister Greeting Card" created by Anke Panke, is the cutest way to let all your friends and family know the good news: there’s a new member in the family!

You can see more of Anke's sweet artwork at her store, Anke Panke's Cards.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/24/12

A white dove glides by a mistily textured blue house which sits against a blue and white patterned background and is bordered with green grass and breezy trees. The theme is that of much happiness on the first Pesach in a new home in this lovely, contemporary-style card by MissPrinteditions.

You can see thousands of wonderfully vibrant cards at MissPrinteditions Greeting Card Store.

GCU Design of the Day 03/23/12

No new design today.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/22/12

The meaning of daffodils is generally considered to be unrequited love or loyalty. These yellow daffodils against a pale peach background in this beautiful card, created by Aqua Lee, are perfect to wish your loving mother a Happy Mother's Day, especially if she enjoys lovely early spring flowers.

You can find more of Aqua Lee's delightful designs at her store, Aqua Lee Greeting Cards.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/21/12

Today's "Congratulations Dumb Bunny Spelling" greeting card, by Jill Howarth, is a funny word-cloud illustration filled with misspellings that play on the theme of congratulating the recipient. And what a cute bunny!

You can see Jill's other adorable cards at her Shamelessly Cute Greetings store.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/20/12

What better way to pose the question of whether your baby’s gender will be a boy or a girl than with the Yin-Yang symbol? The outside of the card tells them “We’re Having a . . . Party!” - while the inside lets them know they have to wait for the party to find out the gender! This fabulous card, created by Christi Madden, is the perfect Gender Reveal Party Invitation when you're ready to reveal your own baby's gender! :)

You can see more of Christi's lovely work at CMadden Art.

Monday, March 19, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/19/12

Penny Cork created this beautiful Passover card. A simple blue background supports rays of white light and features a lovely dove carrying an olive branch. Send a blessing for beauty, peace and love to the special people in your life.

You can see thousands other wonderful designs by Penny at her store, PC Impressions, where she 'does cute.' :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/18/12

This fun "Granddaughter's First 4th of July" card is very cheerful and striking with the patriotic pin wheel, and the stars and stripes banners. This celebratory design was created by Beverly.

You can see thousands more of Beverly's awe-inspiring creative work at her shop, Toot's Card store.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/17/12

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Christine Marlow created today's delightful sandcastle card that gives the feeling of being at the ocean enjoying a fun day on the beach. The sandcastle is surrounded by shapely seashells from the sea shore. :)

You can see more of Christine's wonderful work at Chris's Cards.

Friday, March 16, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/16/12

Today's funny Design of the Day is by Sergey Korotkov. He uses a photo of a sea elephant with its mouth open wide to congratulate and encourage someone for their new job as a dentist.

You can see more of Sergey's wonderful work at his greeting card store, Leksele Art Studio.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/15/12

Today's winner is this "Beautiful Girl Forever Chasing Love" Greeting Card. This hauntingly romantic design was created in Photoshop, by Lee-Anne Rafferty-Evans, using a blend of images and textures.

You can see more of Lee-Anne's lovely photographic work at her Rafferty-Evans Card Store.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/14/12

First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Pi Day! It's a great day for teachers and students to celebrate and eat pie. :) And speaking of teachers and students, today's cool "A Plus Apple Encouragement" card with a cheerful illustration of an apple sporting an "A+" was created by Theraisa K and would be an ideal card for a teacher to give a student or vice versa.

You can see many more of Theraisa's fun and colorful designs at Theraisa K Graphic Design and Illustration.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/13/12

Corrie Kuipers created this trendy "subway art" inspired word cloud using a fun selection of St. Patrick's Day symbols, words and sayings. It's a wonderfully playful way to wish your in-laws a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

You can find Corrie running the phenomenal GCU Community Website which offers a powerhouse of tools, tips and advice for card artists--all in one convenient location. You can also enjoy an impressive selection of her witty, clever and imaginative art at CorrieWeb, the Wonderful World of Corrie Kuipers.

Monday, March 12, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/12/12

This clever "Pi Day 3.14159 for Math Lover" card, created by Shoaff-Ballanger Studios, is perfect for your favorite number-cruncher. The numbers were masterfully created from various license plates; and parts of a geometry equation for a circle were added for good measure. :)

You can see thousands of fabulous and fun cards by Jay and Susan at Shoaff-Ballanger Studios.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/11/12

Featuring a window of springtime splendor, let this Heart to Art card with original artwork by Sri Devi send out blessings of happiness, prosperity and good luck for Nowruz, the Persian New Year. Sri created this beautiful piece with paint markers in celebration of the New Year and the birth of spring.

You can see hundreds of extraordinary works of art by Sri at her Heart to Art - Bringing Kindness to Life card store.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/10/12

A lovely simple pink flower in a small bud vase is the backdrop for this thank you card which speaks to how precious and meaningful small gifts and gestures can be. Use this pretty card, created by Tracy Friesen, to say thank you to someone who's touched your life in a way that they may consider "small" but which you found very meaningful.

You can see more of Tracy'a poignant work at her Everyday Expressions Card Store.

Friday, March 9, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/09/12

Does your husband love math? Send him this Happy Pi Day card, created by Pamela Jorgensen, showing 3.14 ... to the ultimate (at least what would fit onto the card), ending with "husband." This is a very clever and witty card for the husband who loves irrational things. :)

You can find many wonderful creations by Pamela in any category at her very organized Pam J Arts Card Store.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/08/12

Today's beautiful design is a Saint Patrick's Day 2012 Wedding Congratulations Card created by Amanda Jorjorian. Send best wishes for health, happiness and success in their lives together with elegance and style.

You can see hundreds more exquisite creations by Amanda at her Bunny Muffin Studio.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 03/07/12

This delightfully delicious "Happy Pi Day" design shows a pie with the constant pi on it. Gerda Steiner created this fun card for a student to wish a constantly yummy and Happy Pi Day to a Teacher.

You can see more of Gerda's charming and sweet creations at her Send 2 Smiles card store.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/06/12

Janet Palaggi designed this sweet "No More Chemo Custom Invitation" with an endearing boy, a couple of cute dogs and a shining sun on a crisp white background and colorful frame. Great way to invite family and friends to a remarkable event. Also, Janet will be donating part of the proceeds to her favorite children's charity, St. Judes Children's Hospital.

You can see thousands more cool creations by Janet at her greeting card store, Janet Lee Designs.

Monday, March 5, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/05/12

Julie Alvarez designed this beautiful and warm 'Cat Sympathy' card. We love our animals dearly and the loss of our pets can be heartbreaking. Sending a sympathy card lets them know that you understand and share their loss.

You can find other lovely creations by Julie at her store, Julie's Card Store.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/04/2012

Today's "Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend" greeting card, by Lisa Crisafi, features a close up photo of a beautiful blue hydrangea bush with dew on it's petals and leaves. A splendid way to send best wishes to a dear friend.

You can see more of Lisa's great designs at her store, Nest to Nest Greetings.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Gcu design of the day for March 3, 2012

Today's funny Mother's Day card by Nancy's Nook encourages Mom to sit back, relax,
do absolutely nothing but enjoy her day! The cartoon illustration of a woman sporting curlers and a robe really sends the message home. Perfect for any fun-loving Mom.

You can see many more clever and cute designs like this at Nancy's Nook.

Friday, March 2, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/02/12

A fun way to share the gender of your child with family and friends is by having a gender reveal party! This cute invitation by Liz Van Steenburgh features two giraffes, one with peach bow and one with green. The inside text "Will it be a girl or a boy? Either way, please share our joy." is a lovely and poetic sentiment making this an ideal Gender Reveal Party invitation.

Liz has hundreds more delightful designs at her store, Starstock Greetings.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 03/01/12

Awww... such an adorable pair of sweet kittens hugging each other, perfect for a warm and fuzzy Valentine greeting. This delightfully darling card was created by Catherine Sherman.

You can see hundreds more designs at Catherine's Card Store, It's a Beautiful World - where it really is a beautiful world!