Tara finally found it: the job where she could be as wacky and weird as she wanted—and no one would give her a sideways glance. In fact, the most creative quirk she brings to her greeting cards and journals, the more joy she spreads. Sure, she did a lot of painting and photography and the like in art school, but it wasn’t until she sat down to design a greeting card that she the “heck yeah” moment. Each of her quirky little treasures features an embellishment, like a cutout photo or a moving piece—making them more like little works of collage art more than notes of endearment. Inspired by nostalgia, Midwest charm and the open road, we invite her to take her wacky-awesomeness to the next level.