I'm taking a short break from my usual smartassery to introduce my good friend Michelle, who owns Cardiology, a unique and eco-friendly line of handmade cards and stationery from the Hill Country. You can find Michelle's gorgeous designs on Etsy and at M.W.Grant Designs (click on the names to go there). Both sites have different offerings, so check them out and see if you don't find something awesome for Mother's Day, which ain't far off at all.
With all the high-tech stuff we're into now, how often do you get a handwritten note or letter in the mail? I almost NEVER do. That's why I love these cards. Not only are they one-of-a-kind labors of love for the artisan who made them, but they help us continue the tradition of sending handwritten notes and letters. I love that. I don't want to lose it to cheesy commercial email cards and big corporations like WalMart. People just throw those away. But Michelle's cards, they keep. Some even frame them. That's pretty cool.
Below are some of my favorites that Michelle has made for Easter. Are they cute or what?
Michelle is a one-woman crafting dynamo! She uses salvaged vintage wallpapers and linens, and even paper grocery bags, so all the materials are recycled and put to beautiful use. And so original!
Her motto is "Do a World of Good," and 10 percent of all sales go to a different charity every year, and that amount grows as her business grows.
Do me a favor and check out Michelle's stores. Tell her that crazy Fragrant Liar sent you! You will LOVE what you see there, your purchase will do a world of good, and you'll support a needy charity and a hardworking, awesome crafter.
Trust me, do not wait till the last minute to get yo' mama something you put little-to-no thought into. She will know it, I assure you. Instead, send that girlie to heaven with the gorgeous one-of-a-kind cards you bought her from Cardiology.
And now, back to my usual smartassery...