Thank you, Robert Frost


The woods are lovely, [white and bright,]

But I have [Wordpress posts to write,

And work to do before tonight,

And work to do before tonight.]

It’s rare that I enter these woods without the words of Robert Frost’s famous poem dancing through my mind. But since I was there on a sunny afternoon, his words didn’t quite ring true. So, I had to modify them. And yes, now they respect the moment. 🙂

Perhaps you’d like to listen to Robert Frost reading his original creation, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.

From Illustration to Greeting Card

Turning an interesting old illustration into a greeting card, requires a few steps, including from the very beginning, research on copyrights and “Permission to Use.”


With the legalities taken care of, we then imagine how we would like to use the selection in an original or personal way that says Audities’ Cards.


Browsing through our photos, we find an image that could be combined with the illustration to create an interesting or humorous message.


Then, through patience and the magic of photo editing, we combine the two photos to create the scene.


Finally, we work on the finishing touches to the image, and add the overlays and text to complete the greeting.

Now, surely you agree: that’s fun!

Enough Stuff

When I look around me, I see educated and very intelligent sick people. The disease they suffer from is affluenza, a serious addiction to buying . . . stuff.  Stuff they do not need or even really want, but stuff they feel compelled to buy. At first glance, you would say they are healthy and happy and wise about their spending, but they spend a lot of time saying: “I’ve just bought this!” and, “I got this on sale!” and, “I’m so excited about my new this!” Usually they are also very good at justifying their need for this new stuff.

The Pink Lady in 2009 — A 3-story house with 21 rooms full of stuff!

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Ordering Cards

Although the process of ordering cards on Greeting Card Universe is very user-friendly, some of you may appreciate a little hand-holding the first time you do it. Follow these steps and you’ll surely agree that it is quite painless.


Click on the link to Audities’ Cards: Online Greeting Card Store where you’ll see the above banner.

Browse through the selections to locate the card that tickles your fancy–one that suits your recipient and the occasion. Let’s say you’d like something fun for your 4-year-old granddaughter, Katherine.

Hover over your choice and click to open the individual view of the card details. Say you have chosen this one: Floppy Doll Valentine

Select one of two options. If you choose  “Add to Cart no personalization” you will see a new screen with two more choices: “Add to Cart and Checkout” or “Add to cart and continue shopping.” You decide when you are ready to advance to the order stage.

If you choose the second option to “Personalize Inside” and modify the inside message, you may change the font type, size and colour. In this case, you would probably want to include your granddaughter’s name, and say something personal just for her. Also, using a child’s font rather than script will increase the chances that she can read your message herself.

Another choice you have is the opportunity to write a closing, such as, “With hugs from Grandma!” You would want to fill this in if you decide to have the card sent directly to your granddaughter, rather than having it sent to you first. This really works like a charm! If you are in a time-crunch, or the recipient lives overseas, it is, indeed, a very convenient option. And think of how Katherine will feel to find mail in the box just for her!

Other choices reflecting the finish (glossy or matte) and the view on the back (standard or simple) are available here too. Once you have made your choices, you will have to click the approve button to indicate that you are satisfied. There are actually two consecutive screens for this process.

The final nitty-gritty involves entering addresses and payment details. And I’ll leave that up to you. For your information, the most expensive card–if you buy only one–is $3.50 US plus shipping.

You see? Economical and Easy-Peasy, right?

Did I forget anything? Try it out now, and let me know. Contact Audities’ Cards

Moonstruck Valentine

Personally, I believe that we can make every day as romantic as Valentine’s Day, but if you’d like to shine a special light on the event, consider this greeting.

Full Moon Valentine

Or browse my store for more selections. Audities’ Cards

You have just over three weeks to choose and order. And remember, you can personalize all interior messages quickly and easily with a few clicks on your keyboard.

Social Media!

Social media can be fun!

Indeed, it is fun once we get to the social part of it. But, boy oh boy, can it be challenging if we want to try something different; or make changes to something we’ve already learned how to do; or do something quickly, because “Hey! I already know how to do this!”

If only!