Category Archives: Greeting Card

Preparing For the Snow, Cold and Slushy Weather

The cold really set in last night here. Used the opportunity to visit some ideas that were bouncing around in my head. Thinking about posting this by the front door as we prepare for a little bit of snow over the next couple of days.

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Hothy Holidays: Part II – Wampa Returns

Posting the second card from this year’s Christmas card series, inspired by Empire Strikes Back and planet Hoth. Hothy Holidays from the Wampa.

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Hothy Holidays: Part 1 – Star Wars Viper droid

Posting a few Star Wars inspired cards I created for Christmas this year. I wrapped up a few gifts and used these as labels for my brother and other Star Wars obsessed fans.  I love the Empire Strikes Back, and the Hoth playsets were my favorite as a child. Inspired to create a theme of Christmas on Hoth cards. First up: the Viper probe droid decorating a tree. I tried to get all the legs to look good, but I think even with that he felt a bit static. So I added a small “happy shape” on his top. That seemed to add a bit of holiday cheer that was missing.

Hothy Holidays! Part 1 - Viper Probe Droid

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Halloween illustrations

Worked on a bunch of revamps for this year’s Halloween cards. Here’s a quick look…

vampire with glowBats on twilight blue sky

Happy Halloween Spider

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Food Friends.

It’s been a hell of a busy month (summer). I haven’t had a really good chance to post much lately, even though I’ve been cranking out a ton of new work in my free time. I’ve been working on a few new projects since returning from my 2 week trip through Iceland/Copenhagen/Prague/Berlin. The real sad thing is that I lost my sketchbook on my Delta flight from New York to Minneapolis. I carried that with me for all 14 days and it was full of some new ideas and sketches. I’m hoping it appears soon. My name was on the back and I filed a “lost and found” document with Delta. Fingers are crossed. Here are a few submissions for this weeks Illustration Friday theme, “Gesture”. Playing with faces, reactions between some fast food elements. I will have more posted at my site in the next week.

Megaburger vs. Apple

Big Burger and Little Burger

Oops!!!

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Sun and Moon – Duet

The theme for Illustration Friday this week is “duet”. I’m thinking the sun and moon are singing their rendition of “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”. Wanted to share this before the week was over. It’s been really busy lately and I’m playing catch-up all week. More to come very soon.

"Duet" by Chad Albers

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Stirring up Spring

Thinking spring. My Twins season tickets arrived on Thursday. And we’re moving the clock forward an hour tonight. Hoping for some ice and snow melt in the next week. I can’t wait to see some grass and throw out the BBQ as soon as I can.
Continuing with my “bugs” theme this week. Here’s a little bee that is stirring up some spring pollen.

Stir Up Spring

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Warning: 8 Eyes are watching

This guy would make an awesome surveillance system. 8 eyes to watch every corner of the room. This is my post for the challenge of “warning” for Illustration Friday this week. I was sticking with my bug theme from the week before. I had fun with both of them so I may continue the theme for this coming Friday. I’m hoping for something I can use ladybugs on.

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One Last Round

I was so busy this week that I forgot to post the last update for my Valentine’s Day Cards. I figured I had enough “cute”, so there needed to be a few cards for dudes. Enter: bacon.

You're Bacon My Dreams Come True

You Are So Corny

No, You're So Corny

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Super-Happy-Valentines: Part II

I just finished a couple of new Valentine’s Day cards. These would have posted earlier today, but I had to get out and enjoy a beautiful February afternoon. This did give me a chance to spend my night finishing up Dexter Season 4 and catching a few minutes of the Grammys (woo-hoo, Arcade Fire!)  I must admit, I did have some help brainstorming a few captions for these (thank you, Em). I think this will be it for the holiday. I’m getting tired of working with just pink and red.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

"Let's Take It Slow" front of card

"Let's Take It Slow" back of card

"You Are Eight-Mazing" back of card

"You Are Eight-Mazing" front of card

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