Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ho: noun

slang: a derogatory term for a woman
( lady of the night, street walker....oh enough already..a whore!! )
Hi everyone out in WOYWW land of messy desks and creative minds! How are you doing today? I hope all is well and that you have time to stop and chat a bit with me. I was MIA last Wednesday, it's the first time since I began WOYWW that I missed a day...better than my school record; I must say! ::patting self on back::...hee hee

I can't show you a picture of my desk because it has some Christmas Cards on it that I am making for a group swap, but I will share a picture of some Pitt Pen love which is laying on my desk....I keep all my pens and markers in baggies. I know that may sound weird but I have an obession with them. I have Slick Writers, Renee Lingren Markers, Glitter Gems and StarLightz ( together because they are glitter related ), Sakura Glaze pens, Galaxy Markers, Gelly Roll Metallics and EK Metallic collection ( also together since they are metallics ) and I also have a drawer for my random collection of pens: Copics, Reminisce, Uniball, and Close to my Heart, and lastly, a box on the shelf contains Sharpies and DecoColor Paint pens. Wow, that's 15 different kinds of pens/markers that all have their unique usage!!
 Are you a pen/marker ho? Evidently I am, lol
Also, since I touched on a Christmas card swap....would anyone be interested in exchanging handmade Christmas cards with me? I would love a WOYWW swap with all my buddies. If you're interested, please e-mail me at, put WOYWW x-mas card swap in the subject line so I don't delete you!
I would also love to share my new business cards that I made. The obvious part is the palette shape with the information about where to find my "stuff". But the best part are the colors and the dates.

 Now let me explain why...:) The colors with the days of the week have an importance! ( nothing to do with my art, are you confused? ) The explanation is simple, really it is! I am shy when it comes to promoting  the "sales" part of my business, so the colors/days of the week are important as it is a conversation starter for me. You see, those colors/days of the week represent the twisty ties on a loaf of bread which let's you know how fresh the bread is!( found on Pinterest ) In other words, something for me to talk about that's not pushing the sales of my art. I've been able to hand out cards to bank tellers, Office Max people ( who bless their hearts, let me fondle the different weights for paper to print my cards onto, lol ) and to complete strangers at the bread isle.
Now, if they happen to ask me about 'Sandee's cards and signs' then I can tell them all about my "stuff". If they don't, well, hopefully they might check it out. Regardless, I am hopeful that this is the kind of business card that won't get thrown away, or dumped into a larger pile of junk in a drawer, but will be pulled out and used as a reference, maybe even shared with a friend!( and yes, some of you may notice that there isn't enough room for "Artful Words", unless I drop down the thumb hole, which I plan on doing later )
Sorry for the long post, I guess missing out last week made me feel all wordy and such, just so much to share with you all!
::::group hug::::: go on...visit the others, tell them I said hi!


RosA said...

Those artist palette business cards are really cool!
And yes, I have far too many different types of pens, BUT not as many as you :)
Happy to swap Christmas cards, although I've not made a start on them yet :)
Happy WOYWW, RosA # 27

RosA said...

Hmm, I though I was already on your "followers" list but apparently not. So I am now :)

scrappymo! said...

Love the business cards...pass them out to everyone...each card is a potential sale!!!

Redanne said...

Love, love, love your business cards Sandee! I did notice Wednesday was missing - so you can do WOYWW maybe? Mind you, you must need time to create at hope as well. Will email you later about the Christmas card swap. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

Sunshine Girl said...

I am definately a promarker ho and keep all mine in colour groups in plastic bags too! (dont see the point in paying out good money for the holders when I have too many pens to fit anyway!). Love your business cards too - very eye catching, I handmade mine when I was selling software a few year ago. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

Neil said...

Good morning; just thought I'd pop my head round the door and say Hi.Love the cards, great idea. I'm a pen lover but don't use them enough. I just like to know that they are there! Hope you have a lovely week.
Neil #61

MiniOwner said...

I'm loving your business carda nd the story behind them. Your pen obsession made me smile. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @ 76)

BJ said...

Definitely NOT a pen lady me. I have a few but not something I use much as I don't do the colouring in thing much and in any case use my inks for that! Love your business cards, I'd put one on my wall but sadlt won't be able to pay you a visit :( bit too far. Happy WOYWW BJ#30

shazsilverwolf said...

That is such a fantastic idea for a conversation starter! Love it. It can be really hard to promote yourself without feeling like you are bragging, so this is fab.Have a great Wednesday, Hugs Shaz #96 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pens! I love pens! Fab business cards too and guess what? I was already going to send you a Christmas card! Hee hee. Take care Zo xx 78

Francesca said...

I think we are all the same, since I started crafting I have acumulated a varitey of pens, some better than others. Not taking part this week, but have a good one. hugs Francesca

Maureen Hayes said...


I never realized I was. "Ho" too until I read this post, lol! I won't even list my markers because I would blush there are so many.

I LOVE your business cards and think it was very clever of you to make them the way you did so that it will help you to feel comfortable promoting your business, what a smart lady you are!

Eliza said...

That Idea is really brilliant, we dont have colour tags on our bread here for the days. You do and what an easy way to give out cards and start a conversation, again brilliant. I would love to do a card swap but will have to make them first before committing any more, time will be critical and not much of it for me spare actually no spare time, let me see for a week or so. How many cards Sandy? get back when you can you know where I am. LOL

Eliza ( I dont know my number)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love markers!! i just don't have th $$$$ to buy them! LOL!!

wwilloww said...

Hi Sandee, I love your business cards. I think it stands out from all the rest with its bright colors and palette shape!!!

Craftychris said...

I love pens too and your business cards are fabulous! They will definitely not get shoved in a drawer xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Let's see. I have two Gelly pens that are dead, and a bunch of Sharpies. I'm obviously not a marker person, preferring paint instead. But it sounds like YOU are.

Love, love, LOVE your new business cards. And I had NO idea this was how bread was marked. Who knew? Well you did, obviously (thanks to pinterest of course)

Happy WOYWW from # 2.

Unknown said...

Hi Sandee! Yes, I don't blame you for taking the best care of those markers--they are not cheap! Good luck with your swap. Yes, when I get my Nutcracker display up, I will definitely share it! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

Danielle said...

Adorable business cards...definately unique. I sent you an e-mail about the swap. dani #132

Katie said...

Wow! I love your business card! I didn't know that about the bread ties, but that is really cool! Definitely a fun conversation starter :)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Sandee
your business cards look fab, a very clever idea.
I like the idea of acard swap... not much else going on :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
janet #47

Bernice said...

What a lot of different kinds of markers! and such a great idea for your business cards.
Bernice #80

Erika said...

Hi Sandee love your business cards. I keep my pens in a canvas bag I got a flower arrangement in! It has had the flowers removed of course.
Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 59

Ali H said...

Love your palette business cards - they must be a real conversation point - great idea ! I love my Promarkers & have a big box of them - and my Dewent Inktense pencils for watercolour too ! Have a great week ! Ali #48

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

I love your business cards!! Very cute. Love that they are displayed in a little easel too.

I'm not good about promoting myself either. Heck, I usually don't even have any of my cards in my purse. One of the things I don't like about art and craft shows is standing there and watching people walk by my booth!! Or look at something and say "I can make that." I wish we had the sort of store where you have your things - that would be perfect!!!

The business card holder is another one of my "project pinterest" makes from the same set of candle holders. The bracelets are an idea I came up with based on the fabric wrapped clothes hanger.

Thanks for visiting me.

Kay #18

Dainty Diva said...

Your business cards are eye catching and will spark a question what do you do? Good tactic.

Lindsay Weirich said...

great business cards! Yep, a fellow "pen ho" here LOL! Happy WOYWW Lindsay #7

Barb King said...

Those business cards are so clever and eye catching! Nice design. I would definitely be interested in a card swap. Barb

VonnyK said...

Those cards are excellent. I have the same trouble with promoting my pet portraits. I can do it on the posts but not to people directly. Maybe I could make a doggy card (he he). You have quite the collection of pens there, any shop would be proud to have that many.
Have a great week.
Von #43

Anonymous said...

Beautiful business card. Very creative!

Bridget Larsen said...

Would love to swap xmas cards with you and get one of your cute business cards. never heard of those pens before but i see you have a great stash
Bridget #21

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOL, I'm most definitely a ribbon ho, fabrics ho, beads, bling etc etc etc!! I think all us crafters are really :)
Glitter metallic pens sound like the bees knees to me!
HUgs, LLJ 56 xx

okienurse said...

Really cool business cards Sandee! I love the opening that it gives you when you are trolling for new prospects! Markers...dear god I took leave of my senses and just ordered what amounts to 102 new alcohol markers from Crafters Companion. I have never gotten into the Copics (because of price) but friends of mine are using the Spectrum Noir that use Copics and they say they can't tell the difference. SO $2 vs $6 a pen I am going to give them a try. Might have to look into the metallics you are talking about...are there different types of ho's? I think I am a button, paper, marker, die ho! ;-) Have a great week and thanks for popping by my blog for a visit. Vickie #71

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

My weakens lies in the Derwent watercolour ranges, and I gather them to me and gloat over them. They are all in order and kept in their own boxes. Thank you for your visit this week, and your kind comments. Have a good week. xx Maggie #65

Shoshi said...

I love your business cards, Sandee! They are so striking, and different from anyone else's I am sure! What a great idea.

Also I love your "still life" of your markers. Great idea to store them in baggies - I have a thing about baggies too and hoard every one I can get my hands on. I keep my rubber stamps in them, and lots of other stuff besides.

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment - I'm definitely feeling better now but the situation here is still far from easy, and not likely to improve any time soon, unfortunately. However, I shall grab every opportunity I can, when I feel creative enough and energetic enough to be in my ARTHaven! I've just uploaded a post about the art journal page in my new little book, which I finished last night, if you want to hop over and have a look.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #142

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, a "ho" might not be 100% accurate, since you don't engage with the pens for money. You (and I and many of our friends) are merely. . . um . . . promiscuous? OK, that's not much better, is it? Just not liable to land us in jail. lol I've loved pretty papers and pens since childhood. I still remember loving felt tip Flair pens and the Bic ballpoint that held four different colors. Your business cards are such fun -- I know I'd never be able to toss it out.

JoZart Designs said...

Love the concept of your business cards... they should be a real hit! Great post!
Thanks for popping in on me and YES! it was a great WOYWW get together.
Lv Jo x

Words and Pictures said...

Great to have a talking point built into your business cards... gets you straight into conversation. I think the shape is far from obvious - very cool! Not a pen person myself, but I can totally see the attraction!
Alison x

Darnell said...

Really cute art palette business cards, Sandee! You have a very open and welcoming face in your picture, so I imagine people are very receptive when you approach them. Good luck!

Thanks for visiting me already and have a wonderful week! Darnell #35

Julia S-W said...

Great business card design Sandee! These will certainly be a conversation starter! Very clever and my fingers are crossed for you. You deserve success for all your hard work.