The Buddy-Girl blog is our place to talk graphic design, express our opinions, thoughts, new creations, Buddy-Girl Greetings upcoming events, design tips and any personal or random thoughts that we might have. We would love any and all feedback and comments anybody might have for us and I hope you enjoy reading our blog.
We are located in - Kitsap County, 98312

I will try to update my blog as often as I can. Fair warning, I love to write, but I'm a horrible typer and my grammar skills are even worst (worse). So my apologies way in advance, Sorry! Which is actually a very common trait in most graphic designers and artists.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Greeting Card Giving: A Helpful Tip…

So, the other day I just did a boat load of Thank You cards (something all business owners should) and I wanted to share with you a simple little trick I started doing a few years go.

I don’t know about you, but I try to keep every card I get, I have them all in a little suitcase (not in any particular order or anything like that, I’m far too lazy for that).

Anyways, because they aren’t in any particular order it really hard to tell what year I go some of my cards, some, I can breakdown (guess-a-mate) what year I got them, based on what kind and style of a card it is and whether or not I remember where I lived when I got the card; for example I got a cat valentine’s card for my mom, the kind you would give a little-big kid, I remember that she sent it to me when I was living with my grandparents, so right there I know I got the card in February (it being a Valentine’s and all), it was giving to be when I lived with grandparents and it’s for a little-big kid so it had to be around the time when I was 11 or 12 so that mean that I either got the card in  1991 or 92.

Now, that’s a lot stuff to think about, it would be a whole lot easier to figure out what year I got the card, if she had simply flipped the card over to the back and wrote the year in one of the corners, that way 20 years from now, I will know that I got that card in 1991.

So, that’s it, every time I send or give a card to someone, I always write the year on the back of the card. Quick, easy, and helpful (that’s me!)

Totally Random: Off the Wall Thoughts

I’ve been in a hat mood, lately, I just bought 3 new hats and I fished all of  my old ones from the bottom of my closet.  I’ve always loved hats and I look good in hats too. I think more people should wear hats; hats like glasses add character to ones appearance.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm Teaching Again!

OC Continuing Education Classes

Continuing Education Non-Credit Classes - Kitsap: 360.475.7786 -

CNSMB 010 NEW! Basic Advertisement Design Techniques

Need an eye-catching advertisement or flyer for your business or special event? Learn to create them on your own by using simple tricks of the trade to create an advertisement that should produce results.

Prerequisite: Requires knowledge and experience using MS Publisher and/or Adobe products.

9:00a-11:00a Sa 1/24 Brem-ST 123 $25 Baggs K 9998

CNCMP 059 Retouch Your Digital Photos!

Not happy with a digital photo? Take this hands-on course to learn basic tips and techniques on how to “clean-up”, enhance, and make-over photos using common software! Course is designed for beginners.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and knowledge. Do not bring personal photos. Instructor will provide samples.

9:00a-11:00a Sa 2/7 Brem-ENG 114 $29 TBA 9949

CECY 050 NEW! Intro/Animation and Comic Hero Design

Give your original character or comic hero an edge by using basic skills to bring your characters to life. Take your drawings beyond the paper to the computer by the end of class using story boarding and basic computer software.

Prerequisite: Minimum age is 12. Course will not teach how to draw.

E-mail: for details.

9:00a-12:00p Sa 2/21 Brem-HUM 120 $45 Baggs K 9914


How to Register for Continuing Education Classes
Complete the Continuing Education Registration form on page 67 of the OC View. Send it to Olympic College or register by phone or in person.

Continuing Education - Kitsap County

OC Bremerton - 1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton -or- OC Poulsbo - 1000 Olympic College Place NW, Poulsbo

Info: 360.475.7786


360.394.2725, 360.394.2732 FAX

In person: OC Poulsbo, OC Bremerton

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