May 25, 2018

National Stationary Show

I had a great time attending the National Stationary Show at the Jacob Javits Center, here in NYC. There was so much to see! There were over 750 exhibitors. So much mind-blowing talent all under one roof!  


All the best greeting card designs, custom invitations, gift wrap and stationary products in the country were there. Emerging designers exhibit their creations next to well know famous brands. It was a trendsetting, design-driven experience.

Honoring the best cards in the industry, the Greeting Card Association's 2018 Louie Awards were on display.

Because it's so big it was kind of overwhelming, but a great shot of inspiration. So grateful I got to go!

April 14, 2018

My Pinterest Page

This made me laugh today. I was adding new boards to my Pinterest page and clicked on my cafe latte video. Unlike other social media websites, Pinterest is a search engine—when you click on a post, it finds images similar to what you clicked on and adds them to the page under it.

Below is a screen capture my cafe latte video and what Pinterest thinks is "More like this"!

Toilets aside, my Pinterest page really does have some interesting new boards. Check it out and follow me!

March 24, 2018

Thanks a Latte

Here's a little animated gif celebrating a couple new items added to my shop.

A lovely "Live, Love, Latte" art print to wake up a room: 

A "Thanks a Latte" thank you card for the coffee lovers.

Visit my shop to see more! 

January 7, 2018

New cards added to my shop!

Check out the latest new cards added to my shop in this little video. I made it with my iPad using a new stop motion app.

A couple new cards have been added to the "Just Because" section. 
A take on Keep Calm and Carry On, but with a waffle:

Keep Calm and Have a Waffle

Or for those who prefer ice cream:

Walk Softly and Carry a Big Cone
Order 3 of each, or pick any 6 cards.

Make your own set!

These 2 new cards are also available as 8x10 art prints. Hit the link to Art Prints to see more.

A big THANK YOU for visiting my blog and feel free favorite my shop!

December 16, 2017

My cards are in a gift store!

I recently visited to my alma mater, Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida to deliver an order of my cards to the Made By gift shop.

The Made By gallery gift shop purchased a wholesale order of my cards!
Flopsock Designs has their own display rack!

A big thank you to Susan Borozan, the Director of Alumni Relations, for connecting me with the Made By store and for the fascinating campus tour. It was amazing to see how much it has grown!

Me with Susan on from the top of the spectacular new library.

If you are in the Sarasota area stop by the Made By store and check out my card display. Or visit my Flopsock Designs shop online.

November 24, 2017

Robot Holiday Cards

WARNING! WARNING! The holidays are approaching! 

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear? But TWO new Robot Cards, bringing good cheer!

Get this design in a Set of 6!

2. The M3RRY XMA5 Robot Christmas Tree Card

Also available as a Set of 6:

FUN FACT: my husband, Rafael Kayanan, helped with design #2. (the robot illustration on these cards is from his personal vintage tin toy collection).

Check out the more of my greeting cards and art prints that are available in my shop.

November 16, 2017

Sealed with a Kiss

Send a kiss with this sweet Anniversary Card.

Blank inside, comes with a matching kraft paper envelope.
This card is available for purchase, just click here.

September 23, 2017

Born to be wild

One of the things I love about visiting Rome is watching the local men and women with briefcases and snappy suits zip around town on their motor scooters. 

The view outside my hotel window in Rome.

Chartreuse loveliness parked outside a shop in the ancient city of Orvieto.

Here in NYC, scooters can be spotted here and there but they are not as common. The thing about America is it has lot of open road. We invented the road trip and the freewheeling biker culture.

We are a country of Easy Riders with big boy bikes. 

I live in-between both worlds. So I made this mash up goodbye card for those who were born to be... mild.

Here's a goodbye card for easy going easy riders.  

This card is made in the USA, blank inside, and comes with a kraft paper envelope. 

A great card for retirement, changing careers or taking time off to travel. Click here to order one.