Me and Wee: July 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

How to create your greeting cards

Card download in my newsletter

Hi friends!
The August newsletter is about to go out to anyone who has signed up for it and I have a set of free printable greeting cards for personal use in there for download. Woot Woot! I figured I'd do a quick tutorial here for anyone who wants to print them.  (subscribe to the newsletter HERE if you haven't!)
Firstly, the cards are A2 size. I like to get my colored envelopes for personal use from Paper-Source, but you can get A2 size envelopes most places online that sell envelopes.
When you click the image to download the cards, you will get a PDF file that you can open in Acrobat Reader. I have my printer settings adjusted to print to a full 8.5x11 letter size/actual size. I set this up in "Page Setup" and again after I hit "print" to make sure it's all the same.

Card download in my newsletter

Once it prints out, you simply face the paper in a portrait orientation and cut across the center at the 5.5 inch mark (exactly half of the paper). This gives you two distinct cards.

Card download in my newsletter

Score the card across the middle. I use a special bone folder for this.

Card download in my newsletter

See a video of what I mean...

Card download in my newsletter

If you don't have one, you can take a ruler to the center of the card and press the edge of the blunt side of a butter knife into the paper along the ruler. This "scores" the paper (leaves an indented line along where it folds). This indented line makes it easy to fold the card in half and makes the fold nice and crisp without bunching or denting.

Card download in my newsletter

I hope this helps make creating your cards easier!

I hope you enjoy your cards and remember it is illegal to resell these or claim them as your own. They are for personal use only. Don't make me give you a legal migraine! Thanks!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Woodland Nursery Art Prints

Prints by Megan 
Deer Nursery Art Print; Fawn Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

Hi friends!
I've got a whole bunch of woodland critter nursery art prints all finished up and ready to go! I'm so excited with how they came out. Paige (age 6 now!) begged for me to put the unicorn print up in her room and I was happy to oblige! I recently showed a few of the original paintings of these at a local art show I did and the children who walked by all stopped and gushed about them and wanted one for themselves (each one had their own favorite!).

Bear art print
Bear Cub Nursery Art Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

It felt so awesome to see children in "real life" enjoyed my artwork and they were enthusiastic about it enough to want it for their rooms. I noticed those kids were around 8 years old or so. The prints work great for baby rooms but also work great for older kids' rooms too because they don't look babyish...they grow with your kids. I sold some to adults who favored a certain animal too...good for their office space or craft room. Win!

Bunny nursery 
Bunny Nursery Art Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

Unicorn print
Unicorn Art Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

 I have two sizes of prints for sale: 12x12 inch and 8x8 inch. The larger prints are the size of a standard vinyl record album cover. They are great when framed; they aren't too big or too small and work well hung in a set. The 8x8 are smaller and work well framed standing upright on a dresser. A friend of mine has a whole series of them framed and hung in a row lining her daughter's bedroom wall...really cool! I will continually add to this line of animals; I'm currently working on a raccoon and a chipmunk as I write this. Do you have a favorite critter you'd like to see? Feel free to comment below!

Chick nursery 
Baby Chick Nursery Art Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

The original paintings of these are for sale at Megan Carty Art. They are 5x5 inch acryla gouache paintings on aquabord (like clayboard). I did the little accessories on watercolor paper, trimmed them out, and used archival gel medium to glue them onto the painting. I like the little added dimension of that. They also come with a cute little display easel. I think this style would be great for your own small custom pet portrait. Please email me at if you are interested in something like that!

Here's a little high-speed movie of one being created:

The prints are archival giclee (this means they are done on super-fancy thick cotton paper with fade-proof professional inks) so they are made to last and be of the highest quality.
I hope you like them as much as I do!

Fox Print
Fox Nursery Art Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

Prints by Megan Carty
Lamb Nursery Art Print
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Prints by Megan Carty
Blue Jay Art Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

Prints by Megan CartyUnique Bird Art Print
Purchase 12x12 inch size or 8x8 inch size

If you want to keep updated on new works as they come out, get free arty downloads by me, and get special deals only for subscribers, then sign up here for my monthly newsletter.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Website!


Hi friends!

I've created a new website just for my art: I hope you like it and that you'll go check it out! I've got a lot of nautical and New England style paintings in the works and can't wait to share it all!
As you can see, there is a little pop up window here on this site to sign up for my newsletter. You get a free printable piece of art that I'm not offering anywhere else when you subscribe (you can see the print in the photo above); and the monthly newsletter will contain printable goodies, news, special deals, and inspirational quotes/stories. I'm excited to spread joy in my own way! I hope you'll consider signing up! Thanks!!!! :)

Feel free to encourage others who might be interested to sign up with this link:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gardening with the family


This spring we planted gardens...there were gardens when we moved here two summers ago but we let it go since we had no clue what was going on. Ha! Neither Chris nor I are gardeners and we know nothing. But, we decided to try and learn and we bought a bunch of seedlings of our favorite vegetables and have been giving it a whirl. Do you garden? What's your favorite thing to grow?




 We are cutting our lettuces now (amongst an array of other things!) and it tastes like magic.
Here's to having no clue what we're doing but enjoying it anyway!



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