Sunday, December 20, 2009

I hope everyone is enjoying a very happy holiday! And for those who still have Christmas shopping to do, I feel your pain.

5 Days to go!

Warm Wishes,
The Budge

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thank you to everyone who came out!

Thank you to everyone who took on the cold winter weather to make it out to the 2nd Annual Holiday Show and Sale at Shop 103! It was a great night filled with art, jewelry, crafts, and food. It was a pleasure to be a part of it.
Special thanks to Victoia Cowan for all the organization and planning that went into the event and all the members of Studio 103 who helped execute an all-round great night.
Special mention also goes to Diem and Dexter who brought August, a real life dickie dog, to the party. August even changed mid-way through the night into a very festive "August" dickie. Absolutely perfect. August truly made my night.
(Now if only he still had those long-johns...)
Thanks again everyone!

Carrier Budge Cards now available on Etsy!

Carrier Budge is now on Etsy! The Carrier Budge shop is stocked with a random sampling of cards and will soon be offering customizable templates, original Budge art pieces, One-off cards and more!

Please check out all there is to offer at

New items will be added regularly so be sure to check back to see the new Budge merchandise.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Fruitcake

Yes, this design's been kickin' around since last year and still fresh as ever to be passed on to someone you love.

Gummi Details...
Holiday Fruitcake Cards Sold Individually -

Holiday Show and Sale just two days away...

Check out more information on Toronto Craft Alert
SHOP CRAFTY: 2nd Annual Holiday Show at Shop 103 (December 9)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Upcoming Budge Sighting on December 9th

On Wednesday December 9th, 2009, Carrier Budge is happy to be taking part in the

2nd Annual Holiday Art Show at Studio 103

267 Brock Street, Toronto (South of Dundas Street West)
from 5-9:00pm

With Artwork, Jewelry, and Crafts by:

Abena Asomaning, Stephanie Atkinson, Marina Babic, Erika Beyea, David Brown, Hannah Cowan, Victoria Cowan, Jenal Dolson, Agnieszka Foltyn, Beth Frey, KaBe Art Glass, Jenny Kuri, Holly Main (of Carrier Budge), Jon Maki, Paula Rossley, Knotted Nest, and Amy Wong.

And Musical Performances by:
Jon Maki and Kat Burns

Carrier Budge will be selling festive box sets and a sampling of individual holiday cards. And Yes, Dickie Dog will be there.
Buy a $2 raffle ticket for the chance to win your very own Dickie Dog Box Set amongst many other fantastic prizes!

This beauty could be yours!

- Hope to see you December 9th! -

Get Well Soon Budge

INSIDE: No one likes being cooped up. Hope you feel better soon.
. . .-
Don't worry, the Budge isn't sick, but it seems to be that time of the year when apartment neighbours can be heard hacking up something on the other side of paper-thin walls... not speaking from personal experience or anything...
And so begins December!
- Click HERE to see more Budge cards from the same series -

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Greg and Greg Jr. - Birthday Card

INSIDE: Hope you have an absolutely fantastic day!

Allow me to introduce Greg and Greg Jr. - brought together in celebration of their owner Greg's birthday, 2009.

I am happy to say that both Greg and Greg Jr. are still alive and well and looking forward to celebrating Greg's next birthday.

¿La música cualquiera?

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Just a quick comic for Illustration Friday.
This week's topic: music
I would've loved to have given this one some colour but time-wise it just wasn't happenin'...

Hope you enjoy! Olay!

A Budge Birthday Favourite...

The little pinata birthday card, 2009.
INSIDE: Take a load off, it's your birthday

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

- Birthday Fuz -

Fuz may have grown a bit since his puppy days shown here, but he is still prime Pug Magazine material.
Calvin, hope you had an absolutely fantastic birthday!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Unbalanced (to say the least)

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is Unbalanced so, staying along the same lines as the slightly awkward Dickie Dog, I came up with this little guy...
He may have been put in one dress too many.

While looking for slightly sketchy dogs to use as inspiration for this illustration, I stumbled upon "pet wigs"... absolutely hilarious. Turns out pet wigs have been available for a couple years now (Where have I been?). If you've never seen this, it's worth checking out Total Diva Pets .com

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Carrier Budge Holiday Greeting Cards - 2009

With Christmas less than 2 months away, and holiday displays hitting the stores, Carrier Budge would also like to join in the festivities and introduce our holiday line-up for 2009...

Dickie Dog Christmas Cards
-Oh-So-Festive, Oh-So-Dickie-

"Who's the Jerk in the Festive Dickie?"
Share smiles and laughter with Carrier Budge's very own Dickie Dog. He is slightly awkward, but very lovable, and proof that sometime's it's the little things that can bring the most warmth during the holidays

INSIDE: merry christmas

. . .
Preggo Holiday Greeting Cards
Wrapping Every Moment in Added Warmth this Festive Season

"I take it the bacon-wrapped cookies were your idea..."

Wrapped in love. Wrapped in bacon. These well-rounded Carrier Budge holiday cards make spreading festive cheer even more enjoyable with cards that tell a story, front to back.
And with a bacon-weave backing on every card, you are sure to please any palette.

INSIDE: Hope your holiday is filled with all your favourite things


Celebrating Pregnant Women And All Their Holiday Cravings

"Economy bag of jerky, waffle maker, AND a wading pool full of pickles?!! How did you know?!"

Another front to back good time starring Preggo. It's a holiday card that just keeps giving!

INSIDE: Cheers to the best Christmas ever!

(Back) "Honey, it's best not to bother mommy right now..."

To purchase Carrier Budge holiday cards or for more information, please contact

Friday, November 6, 2009

Free Thanksgiving Cards, Free Thanksgiving Greeting Cards, Free Thanksgiving Wishes

Thanksgiving Day has long history behind its celebrations and as many people say, thanksgiving is a festival of harvest when people collectively thank god for good bountiful crops and vegetables of the season and the first thanksgiving food is offered to god as a note of their thanks and prayer to make the food, full of energy and good prospects for everyone who eat it. Celebrate 2009 thanksgiving day of Canada on second monday of October and 2009 thanksgiving day of U.S on fourth thursday of November. To share wishes of happy thanksgiving with all, we present latest and free thanksgiving cards.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Boombox Birthday!

Quick birthday wishes for the one and only Boombox!
Hope you're having a great day Diego!

For music news, artist interviews, photos and much more
check out
Bring Back the Boombox

Monday, November 2, 2009

Budge's Halloween Contribution...

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A slightly belated Budge comic in celebration of all the Halloween festivities happening this past weekend.
Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Printable Fathers Day Cards, Father's Day Printables

Make your dad smile with your art of printing, thumb printing and activities of crafts. Just access these printable fathers day cards to give beautiful look to your greeting card with pencil made design of leaf, cartoon sketch, hand paint and more.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

2009 Halloween Cards, Halloween 2009 Collection

We wish happy Halloween for 2009 through our collection of 2009 Halloween cards made available to all for free to send online on the occasion of all hallow eve. The scary cartoon characters, witches, skulls wearing lovely costumes, kids and other stuff to entertain who want to send Halloween wishes to their dear ones. Access our free gallery to share these greeting cards.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mother's Day Party Invitation Card, Mother's Day Brunch Invitations

Organise a brunch party or tea party to welcome your mom as a special person of your life who has given you not only birth but also good education to live in the society. Throw a special party in her honor as a tribute of your love for her. Give a pleasing mother's day party invitation card to send warm welcome note with love and gratitude.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Introducing Our Very Own Trail Runner...

Carrier Budge is proud to introduce our new line of runner cards featuring our very own trail runner, the Squirrel. These cards celebrate runners in all their glory, and are a perfect way to congratulate your runner after a long race.

The Carrier Budge runner cards made their debut this past weekend at the 8th Annual Run for the Toad held in Pinehurst Conservation Area (Cambridge, Ontario).

We were happy to be a small part of such a great race and be there to cheer on the runners as they took on the 25k and 50k course.

Special thanks to the Cambridge Harriers running group for allowing Carrier Budge to share their booth and thank you to George and Peggy Sarson, race directors of the Run for the Toad, for their kindness and support and for putting on such a great race each year.

For more information about the Run for the Toad, visit

Or if you are looking for a great group of people to go running with in Cambridge, check out


INSIDE: Because Everything's Better When It's Bacon Wrapped

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mothers Day Song

Mother is the heavenly creation of God, she truly deserves something special. Celebrate mothers day or mother's birthday with gorgeous mothers day songs. A meaningful and spiritual song can be a best idea.

Mothers Day Song
(Song by: Tom Gardener)

I don't remember much about when I was born
But I know you took care of me all day long
I see photos of me making mess after mess
Mother, when ever did you get any rest?

I'm glad you're my mother and I'm glad I'm your child
I'm sorry if sometimes I act way too wild
but I know you wouldn't have it any other way
I love you, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!

I managed to grow and you helped all the way
from diapers to bottles to grade after grade
though I don't say this often I wish I did
after all mom I am only a kid

You know I think you're pretty so don't take this wrong
but you look kind of tired pretty much all day long
you drive me all over like a New York city cab
by night time you look like you had it

Now that I'm older I look back and see
all that you did just because of me
you gave up a lot you know I know that now
I'll do the same for my kids someday

I'm glad you're my mother and I'm glad I'm your child
I'm sorry if sometimes I acted too wild
but I know you wouldn't have it any other way
I love you, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!!


A Mom's a Special Lady
(Original Author Unknown: Sung to: "Eensy, Weensy, Spider")

A Mom's a special lady,
So hug her every day.
She gives you lots of food to eat,
And takes you out to play.
Your mother reads you stories,
And buys you sneakers, too.
Aren't you happy that you have
A mom who loves you so?


Sometimes Mom Says
(Original Author Unknown: Sung to: "Twinkle, Twinkle")

Sometimes Mom says "don't do this"
Sometimes Mom says "don't do that"
Still she loves me that I know.
Why? Because she tells me so.
Sometimes Mom says let's do this.
Sometimes Mom says "kiss, kiss, kiss!"


Thank You, Mom
(Original Author Unknown: Sung to: "London Bridge")

Thank you, Mom, for all your hugs,
All your hugs, all your hugs.
Thank you Mom, for all your hugs,
They feel good to me.
Send Your Mothers Day SongsThank you Mom for all your kisses
All your kisses, all your kisses.
Thank you Mom for all your kisses,
They feel good to me.
Thank you Mom for all your love
All your love, all your love.
Thank you Mom for all your love,
It feels good to me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Handmade Mother's Day Cards, Ideas for Handmade Mothers Day Card

Give your token of warm wishes, thanks, gratitude and affection to your dear mom on this happy mother's day by desiging a handmade card for her. Express your in-heart emotions for the great lady of your life by putting your hand art in the form of handmade mother's day cards as snapshots given below. Encourage the celebration of mothers day among the other society by sharing these free collection of cards, greetings and ideas.
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Happy New Parents...

INSIDE: Congratulations to the happy new parents!

The newest addition to the 2009 Carrier Budge card line. This little baby will be available September 5th at Marileena Maternity located in Southworks Outlet Mall, Cambridge Ontario.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mother's Day Rose Card

Send these beautiful mother's day rose card to your dear mom to wish her happy mothers day and to bring smile on her face. These beautiful roses honor the great lady who not only gave birth to you but given her tender love and care in complete up-bringing of yours. The exotic rose bouquet will impress your mom of the kind of encouragement and love showered by you.
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Happy Mother's Day Rose Card