March 2009


I am so excited to be able to announce the launch of my new business! I’ve been working out the details for about a month now and finally have the framework to begin! My own personal goals have been set and *Say It With Snail Mail* is on it’s way! I am so grateful to the Lord for *going before me and preparing the way* for this! I’ve already been to some of the offices that will be on my service route and expect my sevice appointment calendar to fill up quickly!

Say It With Snail Mail!
Willamette Valley Greeting Card Service
Debbie Wells
Business: 503-838-4071 Mobil: 971-239-9157

What We Do at Say It With Snail Mail~

We come to you! In *Mountain Man* fashion, we visit Willamette Valley business offices with our collection of handmade greeting cards, making it easier for you to get that special person on your list the perfect card for any occassion! We set up monthly visits with each of our service clients to help you and your employees keep from ever missing a card sending occassion again!

These cards are very different than most cards you see for sale. They are originals, one-of-a-kind, not prints and each one is lovingly handmade!

It is my goal to meet your satisfaction with high quality and unique designs of my Handmade Greeting Cards collections for All of Your Precious Occasions all while providing it to you with affordable pricing and dependable service!

Need a persoanlized Custom Card Made for a special occassion?

*Weddings *Baby Announcements *Employee Recognition
*Reunions *Graduation Announcements

I’d love to give your special project the personalized touch it deserves!

Questions? Give us a call! We are anxious to get to know you and begin servicing your card giving needs and occassions!

You can see examples of the card designs at my blog below and I will also be adding some pictures of them in my photo section here at HLN.


Say It With Snail Mail!
Make It Personal!
How often do you visit the offices on your service route?

That is up to the office manager, however most of my offices are serviced 1-2 times a month.

How long does it take for orders to be filled?

Most orders can be filled at the time of my visit. In the case of special order projects, those details are worked out with the customer.

Can I see new designs between service visits?

Yes! You can visit my blog: where I post my best selling cards.

Do you have a frequent buyer program?

YES!!! I offer all individual customers a *Buy 10 get 1 Free* punch card as a thank you for supporting *Say It With Snail Mail*

Can I order cards from you online?

I won’t be creating a website, but for those who follow my blog, if there is a card you’d like to have, simply email me at and let me know and I will have the card with me at my next visit to your office, or in the event you need it before my next scheduled visit, I accept online payments through PAYPAL and the order will be shipped to you.

Debbie Wells
Bus: 503-838-4071 Mobil: 971-239-9157

Thanking God for His goodness today!

In His Grip~


A *Latte* of course!!!

This weeks MoJo Monday Challenge:mojo78sketch

Here is my go at it :)))

I Miss You A Latte!

I Miss You A Latte!

I really had fun with this card and I made it with several different sentiments. Such as *I Love You a Latte* and *Take Time to Smell the Coffee*


In His Grip~

Thanks to Carol from Carol’s PaperPlayce, I found another nice challenge blog to learn from! This one is called The Creative Card Crew and this week their challenge was to make a card using green as the main color. Here is my try!

Top O' the Morn' To Ya!

Top O' the Morn' To Ya!

It didn’t turn out quite like I had envisioned so I am going to keep working at this one until I get it looking the way I want. I wish I hadn’t quartered the printed paper…..I thought it was going to look so so so cool, but alas…..back to the drawing board for me! LOLOL

Happily In His Grip~

Phew!!! I am getting in just under the wire this week with my MoJo Monday Challenge! Below is the challenge sketch:mojo77sketch

And here is my try at it!

The Best Place to together!

The Best Place to together!

Have a fantastic Friday everyone! The sun is shining here in the Pacific Northwest and we might get to be outdoors this weekend! Woot Woot!


In His Loving Grip~

The first Monday of every month I take  class from a friend of mine who teaches card making, her name is Denise and she is da bomb!!!!! She designs for Sheetload each month and she makes some of the most gorgeous cards I’ve ever seen in my life…..and she lives right here in my hometown! Yup……lucky me!!!!! Anyway….she helped me with a template for a card I’ve been wanting to make to welcome new arrivals >wink< You can see both color versions below…..
Welcome Baby Boy!

Welcome Baby Boy!Welcome Baby Girl!

Welcome Baby Girl!

Welcome Baby Girl!

I loved how these two cards turned out! Thanks Denise !!! I love you man….I mean friend!

I was also asked to make a card for a young man…29 years old. That was an easy one for me because I have a 29 year old son! I knew I couldn’t use pink, fluff, lace and stuff like that so here is what I came up with….

Happy Birthday Masculine*ish*

Happy Birthday Masculine*ish*

At class on Monday….we got to make two of the CUTEST cards!!! The first one below is an Easter Egg card and I’ve made dozens this week already…in all kinds of colors! The second is a take off of Denise’s original….she taught us how to make a folded card…I don’t know the technical term for it… had several folds… so cute but I didn’t want to re-create it with so many folds so I did it straight up with a standard sized card. I LOVE the feel of this card and you can see on the bottom, there is room for a sentiment….I left it blank bcause I wanted to be able to put what I wanted there for that special reason or occassion. Again….thanks Denise for all the fun and inspiration you provide us!

Easter Egg Card

Easter Egg Card



OK…..last but not least….a birthday card I made for a gal in a neighboring town for her mother in law……I really like the brown, pink and green together!

I wish my camera would behave...sometimes these pics are great...other's...not so much.....can't be operator issues....nah! It's that dern camera...I just know it!

I wish my camera would behave...sometimes these pics are great...other's...not so much.....can't be operator issues....nah! It's that dern camera...I just know it!

I hope you enjoyed my parade of cards tonight….I’ve got a lot of bloggin’ catching up to do……it’s been awhile!

Happily In His Grip~

Cancer Awareness Color~Teal~Cervical Cancer

Cancer Awareness Color~Teal~Cervical Cancer

I mentioned last month that I had become a volunteer ChemAngel again and I am so thrilled that I did. Besides being a wife, mother and grandmother…..few things in my life have given me this deep sense of purpose and fullfillment! As ChemoAngels, we volunteer by adopting people who are going through the rigors and trauma of cancer…battling it with chemotherapy. Most of our chemo-buddies are in the final stages of cancer, homebound and need some cheering up. We send cards and small packages to them to provide some of that cheer and during this process our hearts become their’s!

I was fortunate enough to recieve a letter from my Chemo-buddy last week and it sent me over the moon! We never expect these people to write us back….it’s not a pen pal program. We understand this is a one way street, but occassionaly we do get to hear from our buddies or members of their family and it just makes it all the more real!

I became aware of the Cancer Awareness Ribbon Colors through my volunteer experience with Chemo-Angels. I didn’t realize it, but the American Cancer Society has given all cancers an awareness ribbon color of their own.

I am dissappointed the above picture didn’t turn out well, but it is the Cervical Cancer color, teal. I’ve made several cards for patients with their own cancer color. I’ve attached a poen to the front of the card called *Cancer Cannot* (see beow)

If you would like to become a volunteer ChemoAngel OR if you know someone who could benefit by having a ChemoAngel adopt them….please visit

~ What Cancer Cannot Do ~

Cancer is limited
Cancer cannot cripple love
Cancer cannot shatter hope
Cancer cannot erode faith
Cancer cannot destroy peace
Cancer cannot kill friendship
Cancer cannot destroy memories
Cancer cannot silence courage
Cancer cannot invade the soul
Cancer cannot steal eternal life
Cancer cannot conquer the spirit
Cancer is limited…..

Auhor Unknown

Cancer Ribbon Colors

– lavender – general cancer awareness

– gold – childhood cancers

– white & teal stripe – teen cancer

– grey – brain cancer

– pink – breast cancer

– teal/white – cervical cancer

– brown – colon cancer

– royal blue – colon cancer

– kelly green – kidney cancer

– orange – leukemia

– clear – lung cancer

– lime green – lymphoma

– black – melanoma

– burgandy – multiple myeloma

– beige & burgandy – oral, head, & neck cancer

– teal – ovarian cancer

– purple – pancreatic cancer

– blue – prostate cancer

– bright yellow – sarcoma

– peach – uterine cancer


Check out the ChemoAngel website….you’ll be glad you did 🙂

In His Grip

I’ve been MIA for about a week and a half and I finally found my way back to my computer to do some posting on my blog.

I missed last weeks challenge, boo hoo for me!!! But this week it’s pink, brown and green week at the Pink Elephant Chalenge!

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge. I really love how it turned out and will be making several for different occassions and possibly with different color themes!

Happy Birthday in Pink, Brown and Green

Happy Birthday in Pink, Brown and Green

I started with double sided card stock in green. (5.5×5.5). Then I made a cut (about 1/4 of front) and used my edge punch from Fiskar. Then I added a strip of pink behind the punched edge. Used a layer of pink to matte some awesome pink brown and green printed paper. I used a nestability circle and ran it through my cuddlebug with the swiss dots folder. I backed the computer generated Happy Birthday with chocolate cardstock and punched three flowers in green and pink, using a paper punch, I made the flower centers in brown. Added a cute pink bow and voila! I am thrilled!

Hop on over to the Pink Elephant Challenge and play with us! I promise you will learn something!!

In His Grip~

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