There's one medicine for raising my spirits I love more than cannabis- dogs!
Dogs! I've got one on my lap, one at my feet in a basket & one at the shop being shaved - the Scruffy Bitch,' Scruffy & one doggo who is now a working girl on a cannabis farm & I hear she is loved by everyone & loving every buddy' ... still I want more.
Dogs make us laugh just by being dogs. Absolutely a gift from God - friends for many who otherwise would be friendless, they love us for who we are and usually unconditionally - Dog lovers here is the opportunity to own a sweet little original card to send to a fellow furry fan canine or feline, someone drew Poppy & I was thrilled - to see my sweet little Poppy created by another made my day!
I'm aware of the thoughtfulness that went into the drawing & was touched by the act of kindness.
Try it - send someone an original card and see what happens... send someone an original card of their own dog (custom original cards here) & I know you'll make their day - the card will probably be framed & cherished for years to follow!
Time for me to play with & paint dogs all day - just the thought brings me peace.
Forever Grateful for Dogs.
It's good to have goals!
When I was much younger I told myself 'one day you'll have Hallmark card... '
Over the decades I can't guess as to how many cards I've created and sent, as well as painting and cartooning cards have always been an enjoyable, quick way to express drawings to share with others in hope of brightening anothers day - every now & then I'll see someone & they'll say "Remember that card you made me... (chances are I don't) I still have it!" Hearing this repeatedly encouraged me to always send 'only original' cards - with continued hopes that they won't end up in a landfill, this has nothing to do with them being 'my cards'- I just don't think we should be tossing as much garbage as we do.
In future posts I'll share a few ideas on how to recycle printed cards!
So, when I noticed Hallmark Canada had a contest a few years back - I of course entered & was chosen as one of the winners! Yippie! Paid a nice sum & there was my Hallmark Scruffy card on the shelf - it was an exciting day when my son & I went in to Hallmark & spied my card, inspired by our own dog who had just been spayed.
I have two Hallmark cards actually, I entered the contest twice.
That was several years ago - I hope they didn't end up in a landfill.. lol
My Scruffy card was such a success Hallmark contacted me to ask for permission to print more! I said yes. A a kid, my goal was to be a full -time artist when I grew up - so it's good to have goals.
Make Em & Break Em! Twice if you can.
Make Goals, Dream big - why not! You might end up surpassing your goals.
I have some still yet to concur- how about you?
I added new cards today! Can you find them?
Forever grateful for this memory.
'Thank you for the wonderful start to Forever grateful! Kind words & 'likes on the Forever Grateful Instagram account & several emails having me feeling grateful I did finally decide to start this site - not that I needed any excuse to create cards - it's my prefered persistant passion.
What has me feeling Forever Grateful today is one bud in particular.. I provided a little sneak peek to a few select 'real life buds' & one replied he noted a few errors... (hee hee hee) I giggled & thought 'No kidding - as I'm no stranger to my own life long struggle with spelling & grammar errors but I have never let it stop me, thank goodness or I would have stopped long ago.
Instead my friend asked if he could 'Help...' & HELP he did.
Truly, I am forever grateful to my friend Ezra who moved me to tears after I logged on and realized the degree to which he corrected & improved this website... I was giddy with excitement & couldn't wait to do what I do - paint more cards! Ezra is one of the nicest, funniest, talented people I know & I am blessed to call him friend.
I get by with a little help from friends.. I am HIGH with gratitude because of a little help from this friend. Thank you.
I added 5 new cards to the site today! Look around - the pugnacious pug is my current favourite - BTW these little cards look terrific framed too!
Want to learn more about my photographer pal who travels the globe inspiring & educating others on cannabis with photos & kindness:
Ez was also voted one Of Canada's nicest Humans By Roots. I understand why.
I am Forever Grateful (with good reason).
Weeeeeeeee! Weeeeeeed is Legal in Canada! Lets enjoy the moment!
Weeeeeee is what we say when we are having fun and Weeeeeeeeeeed is what we have fun smoking. This is the first in a series of 'Weeeeeeeed!' cards!
I already have 20 to show you on my Forever Grateful Greetings site and everyday I'll introduce a brand new cannabis-themed greeting card! So come back daily to see what's next...
How do YOU get a card? Every card is a hand-painted, one-of-a-kind original. When you see a card you want - send me an email and I'll let you know if it's still available - it's that simple.
Once you purchase your card, when it arrives you can decide: do I keep this sweet little Weeeeeeeed! card all for myself, or do I (puff, puff) pass it on to a fellow bud?
They look pretty gorgeous framed too, if you or your friend wants to show it off or just hang it 'high up' for inspiration.
The card above was inspired for FUN. Whenever I ever see a person on a unicycle, I have a smile on my face before they whizzz by. A unicycle instantly wobbles fun in my mind. Weeeeeee!
Do you have a bud who rides a unicycle? I do and I sent him a card like this (remember, no two Forever Grateful cards will ever be the same) and the one below is available for you to order now!
Be sure to check out the Forever Grateful cannabis greeting cards page to see all the colourful and funny cards to send your friends some original Weeeeeeed giggles.
Note: Cards do NOT come with the bud used to take the photos. Those buds have probably been enjoyed by the time you're reading this anyway!
Thanks for visiting! If you love what you see, pick one up for a friend. I am Forever Grateful!
HERE is the first official HUG-created-card from Forever Grateful... the first of many.
We can all use a HUG from time to time! A good ol' bear hug preferably, to make us feel loved and warm all over. This bear HUGs what ever you choose. I prefer NUGs or gently rolled nugs (as in joints!).
The inside of this card states: I come Bearing gifts!
Guarenteed to put a smile on someone's face, whether he's holding candy, a gift card or cannabis! We all like a big bear hug, I know I do, so this bear will do just that... only a tiny paper hug instead. You might inspire a return hug. It's so simple to remind others: Hello! Here's a hug! Who deserves a hug? You do!
Below are just a few ways your Bear Hug may be mailed. These bears are the cards ONLY, no cannabis is included. Americans interested have asked if I'd "mail a bear with bud?" I'm afraid that would STILL be considered illegal at the present date.
Let us hope cannabis legalization continues across the globe in order to end unjust punishment for many worldwide. Bears Hugs are $5.00 each or purchase 5 and get the 6th one free.
Would you like to recieve a Bear Hug card from me? With a note hello...
...if so, let me know. Send me an email, purchase a card and I'll send it to YOU - from me. I'll even put my custom seal on the back... Why not, everyone deserves a deluxe 'snail mail' experience!
I will be adding ORIGINAL NEW cards routinely as I continue to build up inventory and add to the website at a reasonably relaxing pace.
Forever Grrrrrrrrateful (That's a bear Grrrr)
It's MUSHROOM season!
Do you know your mushrooms? Some are deadly - not all are delicious.
Heres a cute little reminder card for your fellow mushroom fans and friends!
It looks lovely framed and haging in the kitchen or up at the cottage.
Please, take the time to know your wild mushrooms & NEVER eat any wild mushroom unless you are positive it is safe, as all around the world, people still die every year from ingesting posionous mushrooms.
It's a wonderful hobby and education for children too - be sure to look into joining your local mushroom society for an education & adventure.
Become a member of the Toronto Mycological Society & you'll be thrilled at all you wil learn about Mushrooms.
This card was created to share with my fungi family and to remind all: Not All Mushrooms are Edible. Order your mushroom card today by emailing me via the contact page in time to deliver to a friend in honour of your next forest foray!
For years I've played around with different names. You'll learn of a few of them in the time to come, but it wasn't until today that I thought (in frustration) to myself: "You are so much more than cannabis, psilocybin and monkeys in space suits." As I was signing an original card to someone very special (in fountain pen), I thought: "Yes! THAT is what I am! I am Forever Grateful!
Forever Grateful for all those in my life who make it worth living - humans and our furry and feathered friends.
Forever Grateful I sit and play with paint all day!
Forever Grateful I get to share my love of creating with others.
Forever Grateful for all who continue to inspire.
The first original 'Forever Grateful Card' has been mailed. For luck, for fun and to send a happy wish, stating: I am...
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