Monday, March 26, 2018

Husband Birthday FAIL

I  found this online site (Zazzle) where I could create my own author business cards from scratch. I have limited photo editing skills but it was fairly easy to use, and later I made different ones for Small Town Roads and Calexit - The Anthology as they were different genres.
I had to do the Kirkus Review blurb.  I was told NOT to submit my book to them as "They HATE Indie authors and will savage it" from more than one source, including the publisher.  They loved it, featuring it in their dead tree magazine (only a small number of their web reviews make it to the printed magazine) and making me a front-page featured Indie author on their webpage.  Score.

I thought the cards turned out fairly nice and they were quite inexpensive so I used the same website again to try to create a unique card for my hubby who had a birthday this last week. I try and make sure he has a nice birthday though there are some rumors around the house that I'm a cheapskate with the wrapping material.
But at least there was red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and dark chocolate mini chips.
So I think he had a good day.

The big Three Six - I told him if he made any comments about being old, dinner was going to be gruel (I'm 60).  But back to the DIY birthday card from Zazzle.
Partner in Grime is a mechanical engineer so the front was fun to see, but let's just say I didn't read all the instructions. The result was a lot funnier than anything I could have added.


  1. LOVE it!!! Bet the hubbie got a big laugh out of it. That cake looks delicious too.

    We all think the business card is superb!!!

    Happy Birthday to your husband.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    1. Thanks - the cards have been shared around our village which was great as the books are now in a small local bookstore in addition to the library copies.

  2. Hari OM
    LOL... the thought definitely counted for this one! YAM xx

    1. He got a huge laugh out of it, which was good.

  3. LOL...your card making skills are hilarious but clearly delivered with a cloak of love. Happy belated to the hubs.

    1. Thank you. We had a good birthday dinner and time together, can't ask for more than that.

  4. An engineering failure! Although I'm sure it's just the picture, the chocolate chips on the cake look like ants or other bugs crawling around on it. (sorry)

    1. No bugs were harmed in the making of this post :-)

  5. love it!!! and the giftbag is just great!!!!!!

  6. Anything that brings a laugh was done just pawfectly!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Replies
    1. Yes, they were really easy and fun to use!


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