Tag Archives: greeting cards

Love Delivered Inspiration

At Christmas Santa gifted me with a subscription to Curly Girl Design’s Love Delivered. Each quarter, the wonderful people at Curly Girl Design pack up their latest releases, boxed sets of cards and other odds and ends to cheer the recipient up. Then the job becomes figuring out whom to send these pearls of wisdom […]

Operation Write Home

Breaking news: My Swift Swallowtails will be part of Lincoln Park’s Artrageous Show later this month. I am super-excited! More info to come. Last week I finally sent some cards over to Operation Write Home (and got a truly lovely notification of receipt back). I’ve followed this organization for a while, and had lofty plans […]

My favorite card-making books

You night recall my stamp inventorying last spring. I sent off some copyright protected stamps to friends for their families to use. One asked for project suggestions for the summer, so I sent along a list of my favorite stamp books. If your resolution is to make more cards, write more cards, be more crafty […]

Frohe Weihnachten!

Gingerbread and Snowman cards by Maike's Marvels

Happy Holidays   I wish you and yours a lovely year-end and safe travels to see your loved ones, whether around the block or a flight away. Here are the cards (both mine and for clients) that are making their way to various post boxes around the world. May your last week of the year […]

the holiday studio

UTEE figurines for Christmas by Maike's Marvels

I’ve been getting my crafty on with the advent of December. It’s been fun to “bake” my UTEE people to embellish holiday cards with. You can still order cards by messaging me The card creating was interrupted by a custom holiday order of a collage I did earlier this month. Even though I used the […]

Reflective reading

Welcome to November 2011, everyone! October was reflective for me because it marks the anniversary of my sabbatical decision last year. I am very happy about this year and all the explorations, surprises and growth opportunities it has brought. Interestingly, an opportunity I was looking for last year has arisen now, so it is doubly […]

scaling up and shop launch

The past week has been spent exploring Etsy and PayPal business options. I’ve set up shop using “How to Make Money Using Etsy” by Timothy Adam as a guide (from the library), and am reading through the remaining chapters to learn additional tips and tricks. Please check out my Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaikesMarvels and let […]

My first trunk show and overcoming objections

I made my very first card sale Saturday! It was only one, but one is where it starts. After years of being told that I should sell my creations, a complete stranger affirmed that notion and put her money up to prove it! It has been a rollercoaster week for me. One evening I had […]

Pop-up Botany

Hello dear readers. I’ve gathered more books about the Greek life and will post more travel tales soon. Today, it’s about pop-ups though. On Friday I took a Pop-Up Flower Garden Card Workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I always love an excuse to visit the Botanic Garden, which is such a Chicago gem. I […]

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