Tuesday, June 18th

Sharon Dominick, Design Challenge Winner, May 2019

Sharon Dominick Photography, Design Challenge Winner, May 2019     Please list the URLs of your 3 favorite cards in your storefront and why they are your favorites. I love these three designs as they give a little taste of my favorite style of cards that enjoy creating. A tad funny, a bit quirky and sometimes cute and furry.           Please list any of your professional social media sites. Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest What was your inspiration for your winning card? Please walk us through the process of how this card went from idea to greeting card. I have over 11,000 photos that I have created Click to Read more…

Monday, May 27th

Design Challenge Winner, April 2019, Graduation Season – Cathie Richardson of Country Garden Cards

Design Challenge Winner, April 2019, Graduation Season – Cathie Richardson of Country Garden Cards Please list any awards or contests you’ve won outside of GCU. Other than a few fair ribbons, this is my first contest win!   Please list the URLs of your 3 favorite cards in your storefront and why they are your favorites. For all three of these cards I liked how the colors turned out. I had a great time illustrating, learning about the state birds, and why they were chosen for the US. Every summer we have a lizard that discovers our back yard and decides to stay. I kind of get attached to him like Click to Read more…

Monday, April 8th

Lisa Crisafi – Design Challenge Winner, January 2019

 Design Challenge Winner, January 2019, Living Coral – Lisa Crisafi of Nest to Nest Greetings    Thank you for choosing my design for the January 2019 contest. I love these challenges as they encourage me to try something new and to think outside of my box. I would encourage any GCU artist reading this interview to enter the contests.   What was your inspiration for your winning card? Please walk us through the process of how this card went from an idea to a greeting card.  The first thing that came to mind when I read that the contest revolved around Living Coral, the Pantone Color of the year, were the little terracotta pots I Click to Read more…

Wednesday, April 3rd

Stacia Gorge of Good Things by Gorge, Design Challenge Winner, October 2018

Stacia Gorge of Good Things by Gorge, Design Challenge Winner, October 2018     Please list any awards or contests you’ve won outside of GCU. Ages ago, prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, community volunteer, & GCU card designer, I worked in the corporate communications field as a writer and editor. I served on teams that received awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).   Additionally, I’ve had poetry published in two Indiana-based publications: (1) Carmel Creations: An Anthology by Carmel Creative Writers (2018 edition), and (2) Tipton Poetry Journal’s “Christmas at the Creek” Special Issue (2012).  Ironically, my preferred poetry style is usually not suitable for greeting cards due to my Click to Read more…

Tuesday, October 23rd

Ness Nordberg, Design Challenge Winner, September 2018

Ness Nordberg, Design Challenge Winner, September 2018         Please list any of your professional social media sites.  Instagram Facebook   What was your inspiration for your winning card? Please walk us through the process of how this card went from ideas to greeting cards. I wanted to create a card for mothers to honour my own mother and to all the mother’s out there who make Christmas so special for us by tireless cooking, cleaning, organising presents etc.  For this card, I started with the typography and then worked on the illustration for the wreath.  I wanted a simple and modern card that would could be sent Click to Read more…

Monday, September 24th

Tammy Moody — August 2018 Design Challenge Winner

  Tammy Moody, Design Challenge Winner, August 2018       What was your inspiration for your winning card? Please walk us through the process of how this card went from an idea to a greeting card. Honestly, I wasn’t going to enter the contest until Corrie shared a link to the Nuts and Bolts post with various red, white, and blue color schemes. When I saw the colors on her blog post, I really liked the rustic color schemes. They reminded me of Americana or folk themed art. Since July is really the month to be designing for Christmas, I decided to shoot two cans off the fence with Click to Read more…

Monday, August 6th

Tammy Moody — Design Challenge Winner, June 2018

Tammy Moody, Design Challenge Winner, June 2018   What was your inspiration for your winning card? Please walk us through the process of how this card went from an idea to a greeting card. When I was growing up, the phrase, ” I’m singing your praises” was often heard whenever people wanted to thank you for something you did. When I saw this month’s design challenge theme, that phrase instantly popped into my mind. I had never done one of the stock card challenges, so I thought I would give it a try. I looked for animals playing instruments and found this wonderful bull strumming his little guitar and I Click to Read more…

Wednesday, July 25th

Liz Van Steenburgh of Starstock Greetings, Design Challenge Winner, May 2018

Liz Van Steenburgh of Starstock Greetings, Design Challenge Winner, May 2018  What was your inspiration for your winning card? Please walk us through the process of how this card went from an idea to a greeting card. When this challenge was announced, I knew I’d want to create something that I actually had some experience in myself.  “Back in the day”, they actually had sewing classes throughout high school and it was something I always enjoyed.  I also love graphics, especially vintage graphics, so I went through my extensive graphic arsenal and came up with the dress form as the base for the design.  When I found the needle and Click to Read more…

Monday, June 18th

Julia Bryant of JJBDesigns, Design Challenge Winner,  April 2018

Julia Bryant of JJBDesigns, Design Challenge Winner,  April 2018 What was your inspiration for your winning card? Please walk us through the process of how this card went from an idea to a greeting card.  I wanted the card to be funny. I searched for ‘funny parrot’ in the Big Stock images and this one caught my attention because I thought it would be cute to have him ‘squawking’ about a birthday. It really did just come together. We’ve talked before about how choosing the perfect stock image is challenging due to so many choices.  What about this image did it for you? I thought he was hilarious and there Click to Read more…

Monday, May 7th

Mindy Pierce Design Challenge Winner,  March 2018

Mindy Pierce — Design Challenge Winner,  March 2018   Please list the URLs of your 3 favorite cards in your storefront and why they are your favorites.   This was one of my very first attempts at doing my own hand lettering and writing so you might say it has sentimental value because it was a turning point in how I approach card ideas. So many of my cards are crammed full of imagery so I am fond of this one because of it’s simplicity. It feels good to get out of your comfort zone occasionally. I think that greeting cards help people express themselves and connect with those they care about. I Click to Read more…

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