Local Artists

The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying local and handmade helps us reconnect.

CJ Kard proudly carries cards from local artist! We welcome you to stop by and see some of their wonderful cards for yourself.

Sally Ann Smith began her life in Saginaw, Michigan. When she was 7 years young, the Rocky Mountains called to her parents, and they moved with their 4 children to Pueblo, CO. That move began Sally’s traveling life, which has led to her deep appreciation of the environment and her love of the arts and crafts world.

Now living in Pueblo west, she helps the world in the recycling of paper, botanicals, and bits of fabric through the cards and books that she creates. One of a kind is the nature of Sally Ann and her cardful creations.

Here is a short video to show off some of Sally’s newest creations available


Laura Mehmert shares her love of art, animals and wildlife by teaching watercolor classes. She has been teaching for over 20 years, both in her home studio and also at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Her work has been featured on the cover of the Equine Affaire 2008/2009 program and one of her sculptures is on the grounds of the University of Colorado.

She paints and sculpts at her home in Evergreen, CO, continuing a lifelong love affair with drawing and painting that all started when her grandmother gave her a set of oil paints at just 8 years old.