Send a Smile blog www.sendasmile.com/en_US/weblog This webfeed notifice about new items at www.sendasmile.com <![CDATA[When hatemail is hilarious]]> According to Send a Smile, a greeting card isn't a greeting card if it doesn't contain a sweet message, greeting or wish. But reading this article proves even the most offending message can delight if it's deliverd in style and with (British) humor. 

London based Mr. Bingo sent out an invitation on Twitter: "I will send a postcard with an offensive message on to the first person who replies to this," it read.

Soon after, the winner, one Jonathan, received a postcard, the reverse of which depicted a pair of severed limbs and the message: "Fuck you Jonathan and fuck your shit legs." And so a curiously British social phenomenon that fuses comedy and art was born.

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<![CDATA[New designer search feature]]> Good news for Send a Smile shopowners, we've added a new feature which makes it easier and faster to add cards
to your card collection. When you see an interesting designer on the homepage, you can now easily add those designs to your cardshop. While logged in, click "add cards", then click the "own and community cards" tab and search for the specific designer in the "cards from designer" tab. Offcourse it's still possible to browse through the whole
Send a Smile collection and be surprised about the new added cards from all the great designers.

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<![CDATA[Winner Love Stinks Challenge]]> Love Stinks Challenge
LOVE STINKS but not for Sheena Hisiro! We loved her Valentines day card titled  “Some Things Just Go Together” which has an illustration of peanut butter and jelly jars on the front. We are honored to present her with a $50 iTunes gift card and would like to encourage everyone to keep designing cards.
Thank you to everyone who submitted designs and we hope to see more of everyone’s fantastic cards in the future!
This card and others can be found in her store aptly named Quirky Cards. Congratulations to Sheena and thank you to everyone who submitted their designs.
Stay tuned for more design challenge for your chance to win and become featured on www.sendasmile.com!
LOVE STINKS but not for Sheena Hisiro! We loved her Valentines day card titled  “Some Things Just Go Together” which has an illustration of peanut butter and jelly jars. We are honored to present her with a $50 iTunes gift card and would like to encourage everyone to keep designing cards.

Thank you to everyone who submitted designs and we hope to see more of everyone’s fantastic cards in the future!
This card and others can be found in her store aptly named Quirky Cards. Congratulations to Sheena and thank you to everyone who submitted their designs.

Stay tuned for more design challenge for your chance to win and become featured on www.sendasmile.com!
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<![CDATA[Roses are red]]> Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Sugar is sweet
and so are you.
But most of the time we make up the last two lines so they rhyme.
Anything from the sarcastic:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
You broke my heart
Now I hate you
To warm and fuzzy:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I just love
everything about you.
To the silly:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Now come here and kiss me
or else I'll kiss you
To the sarcastic:

Roses are red, Violets are blue
You broke my heart, Now I hate you

To the warm and fuzzy:

Roses are red, Violets are blue
I just love, everything about you.

To the silly:

Roses are red, Violets are blue
Now come here and kiss me, or else I'll kiss you

Card: Magical Cards 
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<![CDATA[Valentine inspiration]]> O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy: Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What's Montague? It is nor hand nor foot, Nor arm nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O be some other name! What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, and for thy name, which is no part of thee, Take all myself.

* Romeo And Juliet, William Shakespeare *

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<![CDATA[Love Stinks!]]>
That’s right we said it, love stinks. Especially when there is an entire holiday dedicated to watching couples perform normally repulsive public displays of affection with little objection from innocent bystanders. Instead of following the crowd, we at Send a Smile march to the beat of our own drum and so was born the Love Stinks
Valentine’s Day Design Challenge.

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and to keep with the theme of Send a Smile we are holding a contest for whomever can come up with the wittiest, silliest and most anti-Valentines day card around.

So here are the rules: 

1)You can enter as many cards as you like so long as you enter the word “VALENTINES” in the tag section.
2) Your card will be judged on text and design so make sure your card is original.
3) This contest will run from January 16 - February 6th.
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<![CDATA[Holiday Challenge Winners! ]]> Once again we would like to thank everyone for their wonderful submissions into our Holiday Design Challenge
and we hope everyone had a healthy and happy holiday season. It was one of our most difficult challenges to judge yet with so many creative and wonderful entries to pick from.

Our winner for the Photo Card Contest goes to Ursy for her card titled “Merry Christmas”. Our winner for
the Classic Card Contest goes to Love & Letters for their beautifully designed and classic looking car titled
“It’s Christmas”. Last but certainly not least the winner for the Funniest Card goes to Anja Gram with a card titled “Confused Santa”.
 
Congratulations to all of our winners and we hope that you all will participate in our next card contest for Valentines Day. To see these designs and other’s please visit sendasmile.com and send someone you know a smile today!

 

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<![CDATA[Meet Sarah Horan]]> Please help us in welcoming the newest addition to the Send a Smile family,
Sarah Horan. Sarah is a classically trained Animation Artist. She studied at the Vancouver Film School under some world renowned instructors.  In her short
career she has had the privilege of making history in the neighborhood she grew
up in "Hastings Sunrise".

If you would like to see more of her work you can visit her store Meant To Be Arts.]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Lady Lucas]]> Lady Lucas aka Ashley Lucas is an avid artist and storyteller, and our newest member to Send a Smile. Ashley took a strong interest in creating and selling her wares at a very young age and hasn’t let up since ;). She started selling handmade beads, jewelry and dollhouse miniatures at the age of eight in her parents’ gallery and gift shop in Lancaster, PA.

After years of showing her work in galleries and other venues around the east coast and abroad, she found her true calling
in creating whimsical line drawings and charming photographs of inanimate objects.

Today, Ashley resides in Jersey City and devotes much of her time to Lady Lucas and writing books, as well as her part time passion of teaching art to witty and adorable children. To see this and other cards from Ashley visit her Send a Smile store Lady Lucas.]]>
<![CDATA[Holiday Design Challenge]]> Come one, come all to the Send a Smile Holiday Card Design Challenge! We are preparing for the holiday season by decking the halls, stocking the fridge and preparing to deal with relatives.
When you need a break from buying gifts and long lines, head on over to www.sendasmile.com and enter our Holiday Card Design Challenge. Create a card for the holiday that you and your family celebrate and share it with others for a chance to win prizes!
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, we want to see your designs or maybe you wan’t to make a card for the New Year. Whatever card you choose to create just make sure you tag it with the word HOLIDAY in order for it to be automatically entered into our design challenge.
For this design challenge we will have THREE categories to enter. 
:) The first is our “photo” card category. Photo greeting cards must have a block of space available to be easily personalized with their own photos on the front.
:) Secondly we have our comedy category, where you must pair a comedic illustration with some witty text. Something along the lines of a grandma got run over by a reindeer type card.
:) The third and final category is our Classic Category. This can be a card with religious/spiritual text or a more classic holiday illustration.
These cards will be judged by all who frequent Send a Smile, anyone can rate your card with our 5 star rating system. All cards are voted on by the public first by rating the cards from 1-5, or
by liking the card and share it with others on Facebook. The cards with the highest amount of votes will be judged by our hard working highly qualified elves, we mean judges. Get creative, get in the holiday spirit just don’t drink too much egg-nog while you design!
This challenge will begin November 1, 2011 and end December 16, 2011. That leaves you enough time to go shopping and still design some cards. Don’t forget to write HOLIDAY in the tag section of your design and tell your fans to rate your card or click the like button to post your design to your Facebook wall. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful designs you submit. Get a head start and create one today!
Come one, come all to the Send a Smile Holiday Card Design Challenge! We are preparing for the holiday season by decking the halls, stocking the fridge and preparing to deal with relatives.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, we want to see your designs or maybe you wan’t to make a card for the New Year.

For this design challenge we will have THREE categories to enter. 

:) The first is our “photo” card category. Photo greeting cards must have a block of space available to be easily personalized with their own photos on the front.

:) Secondly we have our comedy category, where you must pair a comedic illustration with some witty text. Something along the lines of a grandma got run over by a reindeer type card.

:) The third and final category is our Classic Category. This can be a card with religious/spiritual text or a more classic holiday illustration.

Whatever card you choose to create just make sure you tag it with the word HOLIDAY in order for it to be automatically entered into our design challenge. Enter here for your chance to win fab prizes!
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<![CDATA[Meet StudioTO]]> StudioTO
Please welcome StudioTO to Send a Smile. Their unique designers focus on both design and graphic illustration. With a unique style inspired by japanese fashion these cards are sure to be loved by all. Check out some of these and other designs at http://studioto.sendasmile.com/home
Please welcome LA based StudioTO to Send a Smile.

Their unique designers focus on both design and graphic illustration.
With a unique style inspired by japanese fashion these cards are sure to be
loved by all.

Check out some of these and other designs at StudioTO.

 
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<![CDATA[Meet Anja Gram]]> Anja Gram (Gram, Anja )
We would like to welcome Anja Gram, our newest designer who adds comedy as well as comics to our collection. Anja Gram comes to us from Copenhagen, Denmark but sells her cards worldwide. The interesting use of color combined with the comedic stick figures and interested copy is a recipe for success. Anja´s mission is to bring love handles, humor and quality into the greeting card industry. To check out Anja Gram's cards visit http://www.sendasmile.com/en_US/designer-detail/Anja+Gram.
We would like to welcome Anja Gram, our newest designer who adds comedy
as well as comics to our collection.

Anja 
comes to us from Copenhagen, Denmark but sells her cards worldwide.
The interesting use of color combined with the comedic stick figures and interested
copy is a recipe for success.

Anja´s mission is to bring love handles, humor and quality into the greeting card industry. To check out Anja Gram's cards visit her shop Cards by Anja Gram.
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<![CDATA[Spooktacular Design Winner]]>
There can only be one winner, so after much careful deliberation from our Send A Smile judges who worked overtime to go through all of your great cards we are glad to announce our winner.

Taking home the first prize, which is an iTunes gift card, is non other than Sheena Hisiro from Brooklyn,
New York with her hilarious "Not Quite The Same" card!


This card and others can be found in her store aptly named Quirky Cards. Congratulations to Sheena and thank you to everyone who submitted their designs.

Stay tuned for our Holiday design challenge for your chance
to win and become featured on www.sendasmile.com!


 
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<![CDATA[Meet Angela Rekucki]]> lotsapresence (Rekucki, Angela D)
Welcome Angela Rekucki, creator of Lotsa Presence which is a "one-woman show" surface & textile studio started by designer. She offers prints and graphics for seasonal holidays, all occasion and general categories. All of her designs are created to appeal to all ages with fun colors inspired by home decor and fashion trends. To check out some of these exciting assortments with plush colors that pop visit http://lotsapresencestudios.com/ 
Welcome Angela Rekucki, creator of Lotsa Presence which is a
"one-woman show" surface & textile studio started by designer.

She offers prints and graphics for seasonal holidays, all occasion and general categories. All of her designs are created to appeal to all ages
with fun colors inspired by home decor and fashion trends.

To check out some of these exciting assortments with plush colors that
pop, visit Lotsa Presence Studios on Send a Smile.
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<![CDATA[Meet Wallace West]]> Wallace West
Having traveled the globe and lived on three different continents, West enthusiastically combines his multicultural exposure with formal training from Parsons School of Design in Paris and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, giving his images a feeling of fine art with a universal and comical approachability. Apart from his extremely lazy beagle-mix, Sammy Joe, his influences span the spectrum from Quentin Blake to Modigliani to Parisian couture. Wallace has studied with The School of Visual Arts in New York City and Parsons School of Design in Paris and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and CBIG (Children's Book Illustrators Group). To check out some of the wonderful designs visit  http://sendasmile.com/en_US/designer-detail/wallace+west.
Having traveled the globe and lived on three different continents, Wallace West enthusiastically combines his multicultural exposure with formal training in Paris and New York, giving his images
a feeling of fine art with a universal and comical approachability.
Apart from his extremely lazy beagle-mix, Sammy Joe, his
influences span the spectrum from Quentin Blake to Modigliani
to Parisian couture.

Wallace has studied with The School of Visual Arts in New York City and Parsons School of Design in Paris and is a member of
the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and CBIG (Children's Book Illustrators Group).

To check out some of the wonderful designs visit his shop Wallace West.
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<![CDATA[Meet Tara Jacoby ]]> Tara Jacoby
Tara Jacoby, creator of Panda squiggles, is an illustrator and designer working in Brooklyn, New York. While completing the illustration program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Tara invested her time working in multiple capacities at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Upon graduating Tara became the lead designer at the Society of Illustrators and began pursuing a freelance career. Her illustration work has recently been recognized by Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design and the Society of Illustrators. To purchase and personalize Jacoby’s card visit http://pandasquiggles.sendasmile.com/.
Tara Jacoby, creator of Panda squiggles, is an illustrator and designer working in Brooklyn, New York.

While completing the illustration program at the Fashion Institute of Technology,
Tara invested her time working in multiple capacities at the Society of Illustrators
in New York City. Upon graduating Tara became the lead designer at the Society
of Illustrators
and began pursuing a freelance career.

Her illustration work has recently been recognized by Creative Quarterly:
The Journal of Art & Design
and the Society of Illustrators.

To purchase and personalize Jacoby’s card visit het shop Panda Squiggles.




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<![CDATA[Meet Cherie]]> Cherie
http://cheriesartcards.sendasmile.com/
Cherie, is from a small town in south central Michigan and was born an artist.  Her passion for art, creating crafts and singing started at a very early age. She started with coloring and water colors, but also liked to draw with pencils and chalk. Her first 'crafty type' projects were sculpting and painting on clay. In high school, she began to sew, not long after she began painting anything she could get her hands on. When she discovered the computer, a whole new world of digital art was opened for me. Currently she is a designer for various POD (Print On Demand) sites such as Zazzle, RedBubble, Greeting Card Universe and more. To personalize and purchase cards created by Cherie, you can visit http://cheriesartcards.sendasmile.com/
Cherie, is from a small town in south central Michigan and was born an artist. Her passion for art, creating crafts and singing started at a very early age.
She started with coloring and water colors, but also liked to draw with pencils and chalk. Her first crafty type projects were sculpting and painting on clay.

In high school, she began to sew, not long after she began painting anything she could get her hands on. When she discovered the computer, a whole new world of digital art was opened for her.

Currently she is a designer for various POD-websites such as Zazzle, RedBubble, Greeting Card Universe and more. To personalize and purchase cards created by Cherie,
you can visit her Send a Smile shop Cherie's Art Cards.
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<![CDATA[Meet Danielle McManus]]> One of our newest stores, Love by Karella, is the brain child of creator Danielle McManus. Danielle splits her residencies between New York and Michigan where she works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in the fields of reportage, advertising, publishing, package design, fashion and editorial. As a designer and illustrator, Danielle enjoys every aspect of what she gets to do, be an artist that solves problems and communicates to a diverse audience. She enjoys using a wide variety of media in her illustrations and designs, such as watercolor, pen and ink, crayon, drawing, computer graphics, and oil paint. Some of her clients include Lam Design, and New York Social Diary. She has been featured on the websites of numerous organizations and was published in The Artist's Magazine last year. If you would like to personalize and send one of McManus’s cards you can visit her shop at http://LovebyKarella.sendasmile.com/
One of our newest Send a Smile stores, Love by Karella, is the brain child of creator Danielle McManus.

Danielle splits her residencies between New York and Michigan where she works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in the fields of reportage, advertising, publishing, package design, fashion and editorial.

As a designer and illustrator, Danielle enjoys every aspect
of what she gets to do, be an artist that solves problems and communicates to a diverse audience.

She enjoys using a wide variety of media in her illustrations and designs, such as watercolor, pen and ink, crayon, drawing, computer graphics, and oil paint. Some of her clients include Lam Design, and New York Social Diary. She has been featured on the websites of numerous organizations and was published in The Artist's Magazine last year.

If you would like to personalize and send one of McManus’s cards you can visit her shop here.
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<![CDATA[Meet Sarah Pecorino]]> Sarah Pecorino
 http://SarahPecorinoInk.sendasmile.com/
Please welcome Sarah Pecorino to Send a Smile. Pecorino prides herself on being a jack of all trades and wears many hats including illustrator, artist, crafter, baker, green living fanatic, wife, and new mom. She has been a painter at a theater, a interior design assistant, and a graphic artist for consumer goods, but her favorite and ideal job is as a children's book illustrator. Pecorino, always wanted to be an illustrator, and can't imagine anything she’d rather be doing, except for creating cards of course! To see this and other cards from Sarah Pecorino you may visit her greeting card shop at http://SarahPecorinoInk.sendasmile.com/
Please welcome Sarah Pecorino to Send a Smile.
Pecorino prides herself on being a jack of all trades and wears many hats including illustrator, artist, crafter, baker, green living fanatic, wife, and new mom.

She has been a painter at a theater, a interior design assistant, and a graphic artist for consumer goods, but her favorite and ideal job is as a children's book illustrator.

Sarah, always wanted to be an illustrator, and can't imagine anything she’d rather be doing, except for creating cards of course! To see this and other cards from Sarah Pecorino you may visit her greeting card shop Sarah Pecorino Ink.
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<![CDATA[Spooktacular Contest! ]]> Spooktacular Halloween Card Contest!
Following in the footsteps of our first design challenge, we now have a second contest in store for everyone. It's the most wonderful time of the year, for parent's that is! It's a time when we pack away our bathing suits and take out those itchy wool sweaters from the attic. A time when you finally get the kids out of the house and have some quiet time without hearing the three scariest words, “what's for dinner?” Most of all it's a time to scare up some fun. 
Halloween is right around the corner and we have cooked up a ghastly competition for our Send a Smile community. This one is an adult swim only card competition, so we are asking that you create one Spooktacular Halloween card that will have your colleagues at work or anyone legal to vote rolling on the floor with laughter. It must include a picture as well as text both on the inside and out. You can draw, design, or even include a funny picture from home. 
It's really simple, just create a card suitable for adults or the young at heart, as we call them.
Write the word “SPOOKTACULAR” in the tag section which will ensure your entry into the contest.
We will pick a winner and present them with hauntingly good prizes!!
Following in the footsteps of our first design challenge, we now have a second contest in store for everyone. It's the most wonderful time of the year, for parent's that is!

It's a time when we pack away our bathing suits and take out those itchy wool sweaters from the attic.

A time when you finally get the kids out of the house and have some quiet time without hearing the three scariest words, “what's for dinner?” Most of all it's a time to scare up some fun. 

Halloween
is right around the corner and we have cooked up a ghastly competition for our Send a Smile community.
This one is an adult swim only card competition, so we are asking that you create one Spooktacular Halloween card that will have your colleagues at work or anyone legal to vote rolling on the floor with laughter.

It must include a picture as well as text both on the inside and out. You can draw, design, or even include a funny picture from home.  It's really simple, just create a card suitable for adults or the young at heart, as we call them.

Write the word “SPOOKTACULAR” in the tag section which will ensure your entry into the contest.
We will pick a winner and present them with hauntingly good prizes!!

Card: Sheena Hisiro 
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<![CDATA[Meet Gretzky]]> Greta Hansen a.k.a Gretzky, is one of our fabulous new Send a Smile
members. First and foremost she is a painter. She paints custom pet
portraits, tropical landscapes and vibrant colorful abstract paintings
which allow her to feel free and flowing.  Gretzky is a passionate artist
and enjoys hearing when people say they see hidden things in her art and
she admits that sometimes she deliberately puts them there. Sneaky,
sneaky! Check out her fabulous cards and maybe you will find something
hidden.
Greta Hansen a.k.a Gretzky from Sebastian, Florida, is one of our fabulous new Send a Smile members . First and foremost she is a painter. She paints custom pet portraits, tropical landscapes and vibrant colorful abstract paintings which allow her to feel free and flowing.

Gretzky is a passionate artist and enjoys hearing when people say they see hidden things in her art and she admits that sometimes she deliberately puts them there. Sneaky, sneaky!

Check out her fabulous cards and maybe you will find something hidden.

Card: Paintings by Gretzky 
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<![CDATA[Meet Rhyme Me A Smile]]> Please give a warm Send a Smile welcome to a new store Rhyme Me A Smile.
This store was created by Rachel Hoyt. Rachel, is a sociologist and a
writer and also a rhymer. She mostly writes about news, greeting cards are
her muse. They give her the chance to design which helps her feel fine. I
think we should leave the rhyming to Rachel! Visit Rhyme Me A Smile today
to see all of her rhythmic cards.
Please give a warm Send a Smile welcome to a new store Rhyme Me A Smile.

This store was created by Rachel Hoyt. Rachel, is a sociologist and a writer and also a rhymer. She mostly writes about news, greeting cards are her muse. They give her the chance to design which helps her feel fine. I think we should leave the rhyming to Rachel!

Visit Rhyme Me A Smile today to see all of her rhythmic cards.
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<![CDATA[Meet Fashionista Cats]]> We would like to extend a warm Send a Smile welcome to Fashionista Cat.
The designer Kyoko Yabuki, was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tama Art
University in Tokyo with a degree in graphic design. Currently she lives
in New York City where she worked for  a graphic design office and several
magazine publications as a writer and an art director. Along with her
photographer husband, she lives with her three cats and is the master mind
behind the Fashionista Cat world.
We would like to extend a warm Send a Smile welcome to Fashionista Cats. The designer, Kyoko Yabuki, was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo with a degree in graphic design.

Currently she lives in New York City where she worked for a graphic design office and several magazine publications as a writer and an art director.

Along with her photographer husband, she lives with her three cats and is
the master mind behind the Fashionista Cat world.

card: Fashionistacats
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<![CDATA[How Old Are You Now?]]> How Old Are You Now? 2011 Design Challenge
First, we would like to thank everyone for submitting their wonderful
Birthday designs into our first US design challenge. It was an
incredible
difficult decision with so many wonderful birthday cards to choose from.
There can only be one winner, so after much careful deliberation from
our
Send A Smile judges who worked day and night to go through all of your
beautiful cards we are glad to announce our winners.
Our third place winner who will be receiving a $25 Smiley Point's coupon
good towards the purchase of any card on www.sendasmile.com is
Kerri Jane from Cape Town, South Africa!
Our second place winner who will receive a $75 Smiley Point's coupon
good
towards the purchase of any card on www.sendasmile.com is
Sheena Hisiro from Brooklyn, New York with her fabulous Happy Sweet 16
card.
Finally, our first place winner who will receive a $150 Smiley Point's
coupon good towards the purchase of card's on www.sendasmile.com as well
as having an interview to be posted on the Send A Smile website is
Martin Beckett, creator of One Tree Studios!
Congratulations to our top three winners and thank you to everyone who
submitted their designs. Stay tuned for more design challenges in the
future for your chance to win and become featured on www.sendasmile.com!
First, we would like to thank everyone for submitting their wonderful Birthday designs into our first US design challenge. It was an incredible difficult decision with so many wonderful birthday cards to choose from.

There can only be one winner, so after much careful deliberation from our Send A Smile judges who worked day and night to go through all of your beautiful cards we are glad to announce our winners.

Our third place winner who will be receiving a $25 Smiley Point's coupon good towards the purchase of any card on www.sendasmile.com is

Kerri Jane from Cape Town, South Africa! 

Our second place winner who will receive a $75 Smiley Point's coupon good towards the purchase of any card on www.sendasmile.com is

Sheena Hisiro from Brooklyn, New York with her fabulous Happy Sweet 16 card.

Finally, our first place winner who will receive a $150 Smiley Point's coupon good towards the purchase of card's on www.sendasmile.com as well as having an interview to be posted on the Send A Smile website is

Martin Beckett, creator of One Tree Studios!

Congratulations to our top three winners and thank you to everyone who submitted their designs. Stay tuned for more design challenges in the future for your chance to win and become featured on Send a Smile!

Cards: One Tree Studio, Sheena Hisiro and Kerri Jane]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Sheena Hisiro]]>
Our latest designer to upload her wonderful work is Sheena Hisiro. Sheena has been drawing since she could first hold a pencil and is a proud New York native. Some of her likes include chocolate chip cookies, the Wizard of Oz, and from the looks of her cards she loves sheep
as well! We hope that you will take a minute to browse Sheena's designs
and welcome her to Send a Smile, don't be sheepish!
Our latest designer to upload her wonderful work is Sheena Hisiro
. Sheena has been drawing since she could first hold a pencil and 
is a proud New York native. Some of her likes include chocolate chip cookies, the Wizard of Oz, and from the looks of her cards she loves sheep as well!

We hope that you will take a minute to browse
Sheena's designs in her shop 
and welcome her to Send a Smile, don't be sheepish!

Card: Quirky Cards
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<![CDATA[Meet Traci Bixby]]> We would like to give a warm Send a Smile welcome to one of our newest designers, Traci Bixby. Traci was born in Spokane, WA where she camped in the summertime and went sledding in the winter. She enjoys painting very much and it allows her to loose herself in a different time and space where she can find her happy place. Much of her inspiration comes from her children and their discovery and wonderment of everyday things that we as adults too often take for granted.

You can order Traci’s wonderful cards through the Send a Smile website.
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<![CDATA[Share Your Creativity ]]> A Great New Way To Share Your Creativity
It's finally happening, already a huge success in Europe, we're now kickstarting Send a Smile USA.
You creatives, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, artists and all the rest now have the opportunity to share your creativity with the rest of the world. 
Send a Smile is a brand new greeting card community where designers can upload their designs and get paid every time that work is used as a
greeting card. You also have the opportunity to start your own FREE
greeting card webshop and sell your own designs.
We handle the boring stuff, ordered greeting cards are printed, stamped and mailed for you.
So why wait, sign up here and share your creativity.
We hope to see your designs on Send a Smile soon!
It's finally happening, already a huge success in Europe, we're now kickstarting
Send a Smile USA!

You creatives; graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, artists and all the rest now have the opportunity to share your creativity with the rest of the world. 

Send a Smile
is a brand new greeting card community where designers can upload
their designs and get paid every time that work is used as a greeting card. You also have the opportunity to start your own FREE greeting card webshop and sell your own designs.

You handle the cool stuff, we handle the boring stuff, ordered greeting cards are printed, stamped and mailed for you.
So why wait, sign up here and share your creativity.

We hope to see your designs on Send a Smile soon!

Card: Stan Groenland
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