This week's featured seller is Funny Ernie. If you are a pet lover, you'll definitely appreciate the cards here.
1. Tell us about you and your shop.
I am a design school graduate and ex-children’s apparel designer. I am now a stay at home mom to a 5 month old and my dog, Ernie. I’ve always been artistic and creative and often find myself starting a new project before I finish the one I’m already working on.
Funny Ernie consists of greeting and invitations for Mans Best Friend, however, they are well suited to the dog lover of the human kind as well.
2. How did you get started in your craft?
I created Funny Ernie after not being able to find birthday invitations for my dog that were a reflection of him. Funny Ernie has since evolved into several types of cards, including the original birthday invites. I was looking for a way to transfer my sketches onto the cards without the use of a computer and came across lithography. Now, my Funny Ernie sketches are turned into rubber stampes and printed by hand on each card.
3. What is your favorite material or tool?
My favorite mediums are charcoal and crayons. I’m a sucker for Crayola. I recently tried some collage work with scrap paper and loved it. That’s my new favorite medium.
4. Where do you get your design inspiration from?
My inspiration and muse is my dog, Ernie, who I rescued from the Humane Society on the Fourth of July, 2003. Ernie’s playmates also become my muses for cards as well.
Check out our website at www.funnyernie.com We can also be found at www.petsjubilee.com in their boxes.