Thursday, April 26, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/26/12

Amish humor, by Andrew Winters, is today's winner. How quaint! He offers a very clever card that uses a play on the words of this male Amish cartoon fellow - very funny.

You can see more of Andrew's jolly work at his shop, PlainFolk Greetings - The Cartoon Art of Andy Winters.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/25/12

Surreal imagery is the theme in this meaningful card by Peggy Ferguson called "A Graduates' Dream." It's the perfect card to send best wishes and congrats to your favorite Grad.

You can see other pretty designs by Peggy at her shop, Dove Valley Greetings.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/24/12

Today's pretty selection is a delightful Happy Nurses Day card by Eugenia Bacon. Nurses save lives and letting them know they are appreciated is important.

You can see much more of the amazing talent of Eugenia at her store, EB Designs.

Monday, April 23, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/23/12

Here's a darling romantic card created by a very talented artist, Emila Yusof. She illustrates love with a salt and pepper shaker, because they are meant to be together.

You can see more of Emila's exquisite work at her shop, Emila's Card Store.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/22/12

Today's bright, bold and fun "Happy Cinco De Mayo" card by Moonlake Designs makes one thing very clear - it's time to party! The date of May 5th is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

You can see more of Tanya's fantastic work at The Magical World of Moonlake Designs.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/21/12

Chuck Ingwersen, a professional cartoonist, created today's very funny "Design of the Day" featuring a grinning dog sitting next to a fire hydrant, and encouraging the birthday guy or gal to not 'piddle' away the day.

You can see more hilarity at Chuck's store, Chuckle Up, Cards Fine-Tooned Just For You.

Friday, April 20, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/20/12

Happy 4/20 Day! ;) In honor of celebrating, this delightful "Celebrate Life, Sunflower Encouragement Card" - created by Olivia - does it perfectly, ANYtime!

You can find hundreds of truly lovely cards by Olivia at her store, Olivia and Company - Inspired Design.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/19/12

This beautifully restored Vintage Illustration from 1906 is blended with a gorgeous Vintage Rose background from Diana's Creations. Doreen Erhardt designed this fashionably restored card with a 'lingerie' theme, making it the perfect fun and flirtatious birthday card for that special guy.

Browse through Doreen's amazing selection of fabulous cards at her Salon of Arts Greetings.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/18/12

This delightfully darling, hand drawn design by Gerda Steiner shows six cute hearts that are pinned to the clothesline with clothespin. The front of the card says Happy Mother's Day above the allotted space for a photo - making this a wonderful card to wish a very personalized Happy Mother's Day to your Mom, Grandma or Great Grandmother!

You can find many more adorable designs by Gerda at her lighthearted store, Send2Smiles.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/17/12

Nurses perform acts of heroism every day. They are superheroes, too, as illustrated in this cute SuperHero Nurse cartoon design created by Tamara Dawn Adams.

You can see many more fun cards by Tamara--who is a nurse herself--at her shop, Photographic Greeting Cards by Tamara Dawn Adams.

Monday, April 16, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/16/12

This cute, fun and customizable photo greeting card is age specific for a child turning 2/two and was created by Lisa Crisafi. Lisa's adorably illustrated cow with spots says "Holy Cow! You're 2" and is perfect for your little buckaroo.

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

Sunday, April 15, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/15/12

This fun subway art inspired design with lots of popular sayings about nurses plus little medical elements like pills, a stethoscope and a bandage, was created by Corrie Kuipers. This festive card, filled with much love, provides a great way to let your daughter know how proud you are of her on Nurses Day or any other day!

You can see more than 10,000 cards created by Corrie at her magnificent store, Corrieweb Store - The Wonderful World of Corrie Kuipers.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/14/12

Today's very elegant watercolor of a white Shasta daisy on blue was beautifully created by Cathie Richardson. The springtime feel makes this an ideal "Happy April Birthday" card for anyone.

You can see more of Cathie's charming and lovely work at her store, Cards from a Country Garden.

Friday, April 13, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/13/12

Happy Friday the 13th! This wonderful "Nurse Appreciation for a Male Nurse" card, created by Colleen Scott, doesn't have much to do with Friday the 13th, but it's a very fine card to give to your favorite male nurse ANYTIME, and show your gratitude and love!

You can see more cards and read some amazing details about Colleen, who is a nurse herself, at her card store, Great Scott Designs.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/12/12

This colorful and captivating Summer Solstice card by Sara Adrian is today's design of the day. In Pagan beliefs, humanity is part of nature; and as such, there should be balance. Humans have the capacity to relate to the environment in terms of pleasure and pain, and 'jumping the bonfire' is meant to bring you luck and good fortune.

You can find more of Sara's fabulous and inspiring work at her shop, Sara Adrian's Card Store.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/11/12

Today's design is a charming retro-style illustration featuring a cutie-pie in a fifties-like environment. Monica Bucanelli created this fun, vintage card which is the ideal card for a clever Bake Sale Invitation.

You can find other cool artworks at Monica's store, Illustrated Cards by Monica Bucanelli.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/10/12

Today's bright and beautiful design by Cynthia Talbot is a very inspiring Get Well card that promotes healing and wellness. On a personal note, I am embarking on a 5-10 week endeavor to get my own cancer treated; and speaking from the heart, I would be so happy to receive a card as uplifting as this one. :)

You can see more of Cindy's delightful artwork at her store, Cindy Talbot Greetings.

Monday, April 9, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/09/12

Here's a 'mooochas' funny Spanish/English Thank You card created by Patty Cimlov-Zahares. It's not often that you can thank someone with a card that features some hilarious bovine humor! You can now, though, so let that special person know how 'moooey fantástico' they are and make their day!

You can find moochas more of Patty's wonderfully wry sense of humor at her store, CimZah Cards.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/08/12

Happy Easter! No new design today.

GCU Design of the Day 04/07/12

Today's winning design is a very sweet text based card ideal for sincere anniversary message to your husband. The text in the card refers to the moment of proposal "I would say yes one hundred more times" in this poignant Happy Wedding Anniversary card by Silvina De Vita.

You can see much more of Silvina's delightful artwork at her store, Silvina De Vita Graphic Design and Illustration.

Friday, April 6, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/06/12

A very clever and humorous card by Saroum V Giroux wins the award today! The caption above a crab crawling out of the sand says, "Hope your day isn't a crabby one." It's funny and would cheer up anyone who happens to need a little cheering up.

Saroum is new at GCU, so pop on over to her store, Greeting Card Designs by Saroum V Giroux, and say 'hello' to her.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/05/12

This darling "Hoppy Easter Bunnies" card by Sharon Fernleaf is today's pick. She illustrates two sweet bunnies who are obviously in love with one another as well as very Happy Easter Bunnies who enjoy coloring pretty eggs.

You can find more of Sharon's delightful work at her shop, Blessing Art Cards.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/04/12

This lovely scene at Apple Valley in Ohio makes the perfect setting for this beautiful sympathy card by Heather Bodle. The inside text says:
During this time of loss,
May the Heavens shine down,
Surround you with peace,
Inspire you with hope,
And embrace you with love.

You can find more of Heather's lovely artwork at her shop, Written Inspirations.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/03/12

Today's pick is a real treat! Each egg is a colorful burst of delight, fluttering around the adorable chick in this "Baby's First Easter" card created with a whimsical touch by Eugenia Bacon (one of own my personal favorite artists).

You can enjoy much more of Eugenia's exquisite style at her store, E B Designs.

Monday, April 2, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/02/12

Today's delightfully designed Easter card is by Marilee Harrald-Pilz. Imagine the Easter Bunny flying his carrot plane over charming homes while dropping off baskets of colored eggs to all the good boys and girls. So much fun!

You can see more of Marilee's whimsical work at her store, Marilee's Card Shoppe.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 04/01/12

Happy April Fool's Day! Today's pick is no joke... it's a delightfully illustrated "Happy Birthday Bird" by brand new GCU Artist, Emma J Hardy. This is a perfectly charming way to wish anyone a very happy birthday.

Visit Emma Hardy's store, and give her a shout out and welcome her to GCU.