Saturday, December 19, 2009


Gingerbread House

Ho Ho Ho

I do believe Christmas chaos is familiar to all of us who have enjoyed the celebration. Geez, I really think without the chaos it wouldn't feel like Christmas. The planning, the gift buying, the decorations, the tree, the parties to go to, the dinners to have, Santa secrets..... all are fun and all loaded with the potential of chaos. Hopefully we can laugh at ourselves and enjoy the moment.

We had a great fun making the two new Christmas video cards. You will see holiday chaos was our inspiration..... gotta laugh.... gotta have fun...... it's Christmas. Ho Ho Ho!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Turkeys are fascinating birds in my mind. Really I totally enjoyed having them in my presence during the time period my family lived on a small farm..... I must say that is until it came time to cull the males because they were trying to destroy each other over the lovely ladies.

Now you most likely are getting a hint of why we didn't have the farm for more than a couple years;
our farm animals became our pets! We were "back-to-landers" - city folks who moved to the hills of Tennesse with the mission to support ourselves on our land, farm organically, and enjoy the good life being self sufficient. See the problems here! Well for one, I became a vegetarian and remained so for many years and to date have not eaten beef, pork or lamb since the day one of our cows was chosen to become many meals rather than a cow grazing in the green pastures. Chicken, turkey and seafood I have included in my diet but I do have an appreciation for the lives of these animals and the conditions in which they live. With these convictions, I find I steer away (pun intended) from creating cards depicting turkeys as meals rather than turkeys strutting their stuff. They are a symbol for the spirit of a day of thanks - Thanksgiving.

In parting I would like to share one of my turkey stories. Friends of ours pulled up into the yard one day in their pick up truck. The turkeys being very curious birds and not the totally ignorant birds as their reputation depicts, flew up on the roof of the cab and all leaned down sticking their heads into the cab to see just who these visitors were. Can you imagine having 4 turkeys greet you in such a manner. Was quite comical and endearing I must say.

Rumor: Turkeys look up at the rain until they drown..... debunked

Enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday.... and how about sending an
E-MotionCards to share the spirit of the day.

By the way, the photos in this card were taken of my family on the farm I've written about and these are the boys strutting their stuff!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


E-Motion Cards - Hoop La La.....Check out this Groovy e-card. So much fun!!!!

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Friday, September 18, 2009


Couple on a park bench, yes...... but who would think paper cutouts could be so expressive and open to interpretation. Endless story lines could be written by their body language....they could be old they could be teenagers, they could have just met, they could have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, they could be quarreling, they could be sharing deep loving thoughts with one another........the story is yours to write, the card is yours to send.

To see larger image or send e-card click here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Oh, and why did I choose this image? Easy..... this is how I feel at the moment! It feels like a Monday morning due to the holiday weekend, but it's a Tuesday morning for starter. I'm being pulled into so many directions but I do believe the dragon is pulling the hardest for here I am writing about a toy dragon biting the nose of a laughing girl.

Ummmmm....... funny e-card though and I always like sharing a little bit of craziness.... why should I keep all of it to myself! Check out the card with the music I have chosen for the card. You might want to send with different music but this sure conveys the silliness of it all. Music is a singer on the streets of China - Chinese Pop Singer.

Have a dragon-less week and enjoy the card!

To see e-card click here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


OPEN WIDE! "Take the meds and like it" she says with a beguiling smile. How can he resist her charms, easy, the pill is gigantic! This is a fun and funny get well e-card to send to your friends on the mend.

Click here to see the e-card or to send the card by selecting your own music, changing the text if desired, adding a message and now you have a great personalized card to cheer up your friends and It's Free to send.

Stay well. Be playful.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Why not celebrate the day! Celebrate with the spirit of having fun. Be playful. Be outrageous.

When was the last time you laughed with abandon? When was the last time you danced in the spirit of just being happy? When was the last time you were literally playful? When was the last time you sang a song just from feeling happy? When was the last time you embraced
yourself? When was last time you shared each of these moments with someone you love?

Have a colorful day in the spirit of celebration........even though it is just another day.....and just because it is today.

Click here to see today's e-card larger and with music.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Talk about creepy crawly bugs and snakes this e-card has them all! They slither, they hop and they crawl to the birthday party for the celebration.

The process to make this card is called Stop Motion, perhaps you are familiar with it. A camera is used to take shots of a set or subject in which the elements or people move in tiny increments then like a flip book the images are put together in a motion program. This card was made in the same spirit and with the same process as the Bubbles Birthday Wishes card, my first stop motion ecard. ( See prior entry.)

What fun I had making this card. At the end of the card the snakes, little rat, and insects have party hats on. Now had I the need to explain what I was doing at the time, making play dough party hats for little plastic creatures, one would wonder what planet I was on. I was even amused by the task actually. This being my second Stop Motion card I was able to concentrate on the creative aspect of the card rather than being bogged down with all the technical aspects first time around thank goodness. There were definitely a lot of retakes getting the timing right and the movements as I intended them but the creative process was all fun.

Thrill the kids you know with a creepy crawly birthday card from E-MotionCards!

To see this card larger and hear the fun quirky music click here!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Poetry, longing, fantasy, lover, embrace ........ add your words to the image...let your thoughts take you to places afar to revisit memories or create new one to reveal and share.

To view Slip into my Fantasy click here to see larger and hear audio.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Remember when the groom was screaming and the bride was pulling him through the air to get to the alter.....THAT WAS US!......Yikes, and we are still at it all these years later.... but, I love you all the more.

Keep in mind you can personalize this message on the postcard and tailor to your life! Have fun with it and have a great week.

Click here to see larger with music or send!

Friday, August 14, 2009


Have to love those new beach shoes..... yes, especially the anchor on toe! Ready for a swim!

Here's wishing you a weekend full of fun and frolic.

Click here to see vintage postcard with music or send.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


"Come to do you feel?" with heartbeat and footsteps heard in the back-ground. Fun and funny!

Click here to view e-card!

Monday, August 10, 2009


She's got the answer and it doesn't look good. Let's hope your Monday news is looking great!

Click here
to see the image larger and with music or send!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Bubbles will delight and charm your kids as her bubble pops and creates havoc but then the birthday wish quickly follows.

I am delighted as this is the first stop motion piece I have ever worked on. Steep, very steep learning curve but alas, it was fun and I can not wait to do a new stop motion card......this time for boys with snakes and bugs and all those creepy things.

Click here to view video card or send BUBBLES BIRTHDAY WISHES!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


"Are you sitting down? Ready for this? OK, good news or bad news first?" the guy in the white shirt asks in a rather excited and agitated manner.

Good news YES......of course..... bad news, well, can we pretend this conversation never happened, this guy never was smiling in my face ready to take pleasure in delivering devastating news. If bad news, he obviously has an issue with smiling at inappropriate times.....but hey, how many people do you know who do just that..... spew out earth shattering news with a smile on their face. Who am I to talk as I want to slip into the realm of denial. Let's ALL go to therapy and make the world a better place.

Seriously, enjoy the day with only GOOD news coming your way.

Click here to see the guy even larger and in your face.....with music no less. ... and for even more fun.......send this card on to someone and make their day... a little nuttier!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Monday and the to-do list is getting longer by the second.....but wait, let's put first things first...check email to see if-you-know-who has responded to you-know-what! Well, of course, you know who that is....I'm only guessing.

Have a great Monday and super week!
Click here to see larger image of the postcard of the day "Say It Isn't So!". Love that music!

Friday, July 31, 2009


TGIF and tomorrow is the first day in August.... Time to head to the beach and check out the WAVES and CURLS ( the ocean curls..... not the coifs!) Play hard, swim fast, summer is almost over!

Click here to see card larger and with sounds of the ocean!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


TO ALL MY PEEPS ...... YO...DJ Granny-D in Da House... Don't get OLD get NOIZY! Happy Birthday PEACE OUT video e-card is outrageously fun and Noizy with DJ Granny!

Click here to view video e-card or send.......Get Noizy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


It's Wednesday and time to take a coffee break. I thought this image would be perfect. Can you imagine riding down a country road and coming upon this tree! This is for real....maybe one day I will know the story behind the cups on the tree. Is very thought provoking. Have the cups been placed there by the property owner, by neighbors and friends, or casual passerbys? Do the cups have a meaning.

Now, the big question is, should I have a cup along with me to add to the tree the next time I take a little road trip in the Virginia countryside....maybe.

Click here to see the image larger with music or to send this as an e-card.

Enjoy the day and your cup of coffee!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


It's Tuesday.... and Pipit is having a bad hair day!

Click here to view image larger and with the addition of music or to send as
an e-card!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Wishing you a Happy's new image - Beauty Abounds
Click here to view larger and with the addition of music.

Enjoy the act of giving an E-Motion Card!

Monday, July 20, 2009



Ever see the movie Tapeheads, a comedy that came out in 1988 with John Cusak and Tim Robbins? Most likely not...but then maybe you have for it has resurfaced and is on lists such as Films Outside the Loop.

Tapeheads is a story about two security guards with the dream of producing cool music videos with their first job being a commercial for fried chicken and waffles. Just about all scenes are tongue in cheek craziness. Sets were really fun and off the wall....I know I worked on them for a time period. As it was the first and for that matter the only movie I have ever worked on, I made all of $50. a week. You can only imagine how far that goes in a metropolitan city such as Los Angeles! Never will forget being out in pursuit of the ideal casket and making sure it was dust free and shining on our shoot or the perfect quirky fortune teller neon sign and crystal ball .......... the list goes on and on.

This all came of mind as I am now toting around my new video camera everywhere I go all these years later. Don't have dreams of making the music video to end all music videos but I am looking for footage to make amazing e-cards. I have to admit the first three e-cards I just made using video clips I shot, I do love and I loved the process!

Collaborating with my friend who jubilantly danced through the yard doing cartwheels for a lighthearted and fun birthday card was totally enjoyable albeit I had the easy job. She had the job of doing cartwheel after cartwheel as we searched for the right approach. Sure that made up for all those years in which she never did one cartwheel.

More fun to be had was working with my friend who has dancing fingers. We got a late start and the natural light was fading so had to step up the pace with getting costumes together and on those fingers. Adversity in creative projects usually pushes one into directions never intended and yet more times than not, into a more creative solution and thus it was with the two dancing finger cards I created.

Check out the birthday cards and let me know what you think!

You can go to see all of the new cards
or click on the card links below the cards to view each card.

Enjoy the act of giving E-MotionCards.

Monday, June 29, 2009


YOUR GIFT! click here to view ecard!

Gee, is summer going by too fast or what!

We're busy thinking .....ummmm....FUN birthday cards. Here's a new one.....and it is definitely FUN! First.......can you imagine what a UNICORN, a SPACESUIT and a COWBOY HAT have in common......check it out!

Enjoy and send out!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Super Video E-Cards for Father's Day!

SUPER DAD (click on title to see card)

Great news in time for Father's Day e-cards....E-MotionCards just got lucky and so did you!

A super motion graphic designer is now creating VIDEO E-CARDS for E-MotionCards and for you to send out into the world....totally awesome cards! See for yourself and keep checking back as he is working fast and furious to explore all the ideas he has flying out of his head. Lots more in the works! I'll be back soon.... have to go see what he is up too now........this is a too much FUN!

REMEMBER WHEN YOU. (click on title to see card)

Check out all of the E-Cards. HAVE FUN..and SEND CARDS to all the FATHERS you know and everyone else for that matter. Why not?

Thursday, May 21, 2009


                                              Swing into Fun!

                                             Hoppin Bunny


                                             Our Flag

                                        Summer Days  

                                             Twirl Girl

The day has come.....VIDEO E-CARDS are on the site.  Whew!

Ok, so it isn't Christmas or Valentines Day with tons of card sending going on, but it is Memorial Day, Flag Day, Father's Day, graduation, July 4th and glorious summer days!  

Well, it is so glorious outside I would love to be basking in the warmth of the sun but alas, I have cards to create!  I would say it is a draw (no pun intended).....I love making the cards as much as I love basking in the sun so more video e-cards are on the way.  I've mastered new skills to produce the cards and find the animation programs fun albeit challenging.  

There is always the element of excitement in the creative process when a door is opened to reveal a wealth of possibilities.  The growing edge and desire to push the limits, to explore what is possible creatively and technically is forever present.  Of course, one has to have mastered the technical aspect to be able to push the limits technically but within ones own capacity and level of expertise this still can be accomplished.  

I explore ideas coming from the particular emotional state of being I am in at that moment in time. Just like writing in this blog.  I can't say anything is planned ahead of time but rather being in touch with my thoughts and feelings provides the basis for the words I write or images I create. Well, as this is a commercial e-card site and  I do have to direct my thoughts to particular holidays a percentage of the time and can't be making cards of the tropical island I would like to be on rather than the graduation cards I need to be making.  Discipline certainly comes into play but and as I direct my thoughts to the task at hand fortunately I get find myself getting lost in the all consuming process of creating the visuals and selecting the music and thus transporting myself to another place. Time to get back to the project at hand.  In the meantime above are a few of the video cards I have created.  Click on the card link and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

VIDEO E-CARDS....Coming Soon!

My creative process to jump in and then figure out what I have to know sure challenged me this time! Video e-cards on E-MotionCards. Sounds rather easy doesn't it. Have the site programed, get a video camera and have-at-it. But wait......easier said than done!

Well, maybe for the technically inclined it is a piece of cake but I don't fall into that category unfortunately. I've never seen so many series of letters standing for things I don't have a clue about ever in the projects I've tackled....... ie: 2 VP 6 codec, AVI, .dv, .asf, .wmv, ITU 601, PAL and the list goes on. Now you see where I am with all of this ....still struggling.....well, actually only struggling a little bit at the moment. Wait until I get the new amazing video camera and here we go again.....but what fun that will be. Can't wait!

Thanks to suggestions from my web designer, friends and reading the manuals over my head, I was able to put together my first video card and much to my amazement it actually is working on the beta site. Surprised me I guess more than anyone else. Hours and hours and actually more hours were spent experimenting with checking this box and not that box or downloading one way then the other way. Mistake that really drives me nuts is when the video movie file renders out at 95 mgs or thereabouts when it should be 2 or 3 mgs and I don't have a clue which box was checked to cause that huge file to be created. Anyway, you get the gist of the frustration. When you see my first video e-card you will know I am smiling and I'm at least on top of the learning curve.....not completely on to the other side as there are so very many details to master...but close.

Now my mind is spinning with ideas for the video e-cards...... gee, wish there was a great costume house within a reasonable distance like Palace Costume in Los Angeles that has floors of fabulous period outfits where I could easily find fun garments for 50's type images or my favorite prop houses, Modern Props or Hand Prop House in LA that are loaded with quirky and unusual props. Nothing like being served a cappuccino by one of the sales personnel in Modern Props as he or she greets you in the lobby wearing a white space-like outfit. Well maybe a trip is in order for some photo shoots in LA! My bags are packed.....but wait, where is the video camera? OK all in time!

Love these props and wardrobe below.......... Keep checking back for the video e-card updates!

Sources: Modern Props, , Ozzie Dots, Palace Costume all in LA, CA.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

HAPPY BUNNY - Easter E-Card

Days later...finished at is Michaels' bunny in action. The card passed the first test for
a big smile crossed Michaels' face when he played the card for the first time. Now let's see if it
passes your test! Check it out! HAPPY BUNNY (Easter) or BE HAPPY
(any day).

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Inspiration from the Unexpected

As I was working on a line drawing of a rabbit for an Easter e-card, Michael, age 8, sat down beside me and asked for me to show him how draw a rabbit but seconds later he was totally involved in the creative process before I could utter a word. His first rabbit is one with great character and just walking along. Then he drew a second rabbit. His second rabbit is busy controlling the weather, creating the sun and a tornado. His third rabbit is a super hero saving the world. The fourth rabbit is a scientist with a Mac computer and vials of chemicals. In the meantime I am struggling with my rather staid boring rabbit trying to figure just how to animate it when I realized his rabbit is so much more interesting than mine! He proudly agreed to my request to use his rabbit rather than my own in the Easter card I'm working on.

Thankfully Michael didn't wait for a demonstration of how to draw a rabbit for rather than learning how to draw a boring rabbit he discovered it was his own vision and creativity that was so special.

Monday, March 2, 2009


A road trip down the south eastern coast of the U.S., just me and my buddy Potter, a royal standard poodle, was a delightful little adventure for the two of us. I enjoyed all of the truly visual gifts of nature and he enjoyed all of the scents of creatures unknown to him who had walked the paths before us.

Upon our return the photos taken in the travels transform in the computer by my desire to create altered realities and places of beauty to visit in the realm of the imagination at any given moment.

Mysterious Places l - E-MotionCard

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hearts and Valentine Wishes

To all of the SWEET HEARTS in the world......have a delightful Valentine's Day....... Sherrie and

Thursday, February 12, 2009


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VALENTINE'S DAY is the day to express special thoughts of love and appreciation. Today, tomorrow, the next day and everyday are the days to give love and open your heart to receive love.

What, you might say - you have no lover to embrace! Make Valentine's Day, the day for expressing LOVE....LOVE for one another: your friends, old and young, your mom, your dad, your brothers or sisters, your kids, the kids down the street and the kids across town, your grandmother and step mother, grandfather and step father, the checker at the grocery store, your teacher, your boss, your friends that moved across the ocean, your neighbor who voted for the "other guy",and the list goes on.

Oh, there are so many ways to express loving thoughts and I just happen to have a great suggestion to add to your list! Fill ones ears with music, their hearts with loving words and images of..................... E-MotionCards.

You may click on each of the images here to see the e-card of which many are FREE to send.
Keep in mind with the postcards you have the opportunity to chose the music, greeting and add a personal message. Enjoy. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU!

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