Category: Greeting cards

Kelly Wins Holiday Card Contest on Fine Art America…

Kelly Is very proud she won a Fine Art America Holiday Card Contest with one of her very own greeting card designs – Cranberry Kitten. Here is the winning card. To see this greeting card product Cranberry Kitten in kelly’s online FAA store, and an assortment of Kelly’s other favorite images, please visit her store…
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Christmas Animal Images coming out 2017 Christmas products

This Thanksgiving we are very thankful to all our amazing Licensees who support our cause.  We would like to especially thank the following licensees who are selling our images on their products this Christmas 2017.  We thank our friends at Prudent Publishing for adding our adorable Santa’s Pet Christmas Card to their Holiday Card Collection. We…
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Holiday Card Collage with just one image

It’s that time of year! Many families are getting family portraits done for their yearly Holiday Cards.  If they are like me, they love that creative collage look that you see for custom greeting cards, but also like the simplicity of using just one photo. Here is something unique and special you can create if…
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Labrador Retriever Puppy Photo Shoot

  Yellow Labrador Puppy Photo Shoot Our newest yellow Labrador Retriever puppy photo shoot that will capture your heart. All images are ready for license. Look through this blog post gallery for the most outstanding puppy images available online. All crop sizes available We had  three amazing yellow labrador puppy photo shoots with a local AKC Certified…
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Best Dad Ever Design for cards …

Inspired by Father’s Day, we used my children’s father’s shoes for this shoot! Nothing beats a pair of worn out brown leather men’s shoes as an excellent prop for a photo shoot.  Best Dad Ever Design for cards was born. We used an isolated background for several of the images. And we also used a…
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Lighten up your Holidays Colorizing Tutorial

SEEING TOO MUCH RED? Let’s have some fun! Try this colorizing tutorial to lighten up your holiday. It would be a shame to pass on this cute kitten image because there is too much red – just look at those BIG eyes- this is a PURR-fect photo. We can simply change the image to Sepia and then colorized it to a more…
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Cats and Christmas Trees

Cats and Christmas trees can be a dangerous combination. It can be very challenging to keep a cat out of a Christmas tree during the Holiday season. It looks so inviting to a cat whose natural instinct is to climb a tree. But it is best to be very cautious. Christmas trees come with many hazards…
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Recycle: Paper Chain Decoration

A paper chain is an easy,  mess-free art project –  easy, fun cooperative learning that I used quite often when teaching Art Class in Elementary School.  You can hang paper chains as festive party decorations, or you can just make them for fun. Step 1: Choose your paper.   We recycled my old scrapbook paper.…
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Bring in the focus with a splash of color – colorize tutorial

This is a fun way to bring extra attention to a particular area of a busy or almost too colorful image.   It will definitely “draw” the viewer’s focus to exactly where you want it to be on the image. Colorizing in Photoshop can be accomplished in many different ways, this is just one way…
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Card Gnome Interviews Kelly Richardson

Getting Personal… answering interview questions with Card Gnome. Card Gnome is a very unique online Greeting Card Shop that I recently discovered,  “Card Gnome Welcomes LuvKelly  (previous blog post)” . I absolutely love this store and I truly believe the people who created this smart, efficient way to send greeting cards are incredibly talented. So when I…
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