22 Samples arrived!

No matter how old you are, receiving your product samples in the mail makes you feel like a kid again...which is what we are all aiming for, right? This week 22 of my product samples arrived from 3 different companies who make coasters, place mats, magnets, cards and a paper pads.

Here are 2 items made by Leanin' Tree, a notepad and magnet.

See more items on my new facebook page where I will be posting photos of new products and projects.

List of Greeting Card Companies

I added 5 more companies to the list of card companies who buy art and writing. Check out this page:
Artist & Writer Submission Guidelines for Card Companies
This list is different than the Art Licensing Directory, which includes companies that license art for multiple product categories.

9 Most Popular Articles for Greeting Card Designers

It's Time to Celebrate YOU!

Yesterday 1,164 people read this blog, either by visiting or subscription, and that doesn't even include an additional 673 Twitter followers. On average, every article has over 1,000 readers. Here's a big thanks to YOU!


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Most Popular Posts on this Blog

-Artist & Writer Submission Guidelines for Card Companies
-20 Steps to Getting Started in Art Licensing
-Social Media and the Stationery Industry


Additional Popular Posts This Year

-How to Make a Good Art Licensing Website
-How I Sell My Designs Online: Jude Maceren
-How to Get Started in the Handmade Card Business



Additional Popular Posts This Month

-Licensing Artist goes "high tech" at Surtex
-Image File Naming Do's and Don'ts
-Book on How to Get Your Cards into Stores

Free Teleseminar on Art Licensing

Here's a post from Tara Reed's Blog

I am very excited to announce that in September we will have another new art licensing expert on the line. Dena has graciously agreed to share her more than 20 years of experience in art licensing with us.

Dena has an amazing career of art, design and honors in the industry - the studio has won 17 Louie Awards including Greeting Card of the Year from the international membership Greeting Card Association. Dena has also been nominated for Best Art Brand Program of the Year at the prestigious 2008 and 2009 annual LIMA International Licensing Excellence Awards.

Dena knows art licensing. Designer, TV Host, and entrepreneur, Dena founded internationally acclaimed Dena Designs Inc., as a full service design and merchandising studio.

For more than 20 years, Dena Designs has created powerful best-sellers which have sold globally in the hottest stores, from specialty retailers to the nation’s leading chains.

Join us for Dena’s live teleseminar on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (5:30 pm Pacific / 8:30 pm Eastern).

Voices that Matter


Attended the web design conference again by Peachpit Press called Voices that matter.

My highlight is always Steve Krug who wrote the best book on web design I've run across in a long time called Don't Make me Think. But then again, I like simple reads that are funny like his. The best thing I've learned from him is how to do a usability test, to see if your website is functional.








There were several other interesting seminars on
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Social Media
  • Typography & Fonts
  • Smartphones
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at Voices That Matter

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