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Cheap Therapy... Handcrafted paper art that celebrates Life

Winter & Spring Catalog 2014 Handmade Posters, Journals, Books and Greeting Cards Lisa Richey 2116 Canal Cove Rd. Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

Be sure to check out our new Posters!

Email: Website: Phone: (910) 646-3394

Thanks SO much for your interest in Cheap Therapy. Even though we now partner with more thn 300 galleries, book stores and other shops across the U.S., I still consider this a small business. It is genuinely a labor of love. Each piece is created in my home studio with the overwhelming support of my wonderdog Blossom (she's very creative). We love to imagine the people who will receive what we're creating. We hope you will be one of those people.

Together we are making HUGE RIPPLES because 95% of Cheap Therapy's profit goes to some incredible charities around the world.


Yay & Thanks! How it all started... I've always loved to send homemade cards to people. In fact, my sister teased that I send them to taxi drivers and toll booth operators. Well I just did that once. OK, twice, but they were both exceptionally kind souls! Anyway, when I stepped-out of a long banking career, due to the adventures of multiple sclerosis, I decided to start making cards and journals to donate to places where I'd once donated money. To my surprise, people started contacting me to actually buy my stuff. So, Cheap Therapy was born.

Because of the way my body limits my energy, I work hard at finding and maintaining a healthy balance. Making paper art is a great way to do just that.

Handmade Books and Journals Cheap Therapy handmade journals are available in three sizes Small (SJ) 5x7 $7.00 Medium (MJ) 6x9 $9.00 Large (LJ) 9x12 $12.00

ABCs for Life offers a word, quote and several questions for you to ponder (or ignore until you're ready to ponder...) for each letter of the alphabet (yep, even Q, X and Z!) I've included many of my own most profound lessions... some of which I even wanted to learn. This book is 9x12 and can be covered with just about any kind of cover paper you would like. $15.00 (ABC)

They are filled with 20 pages of handmade paper and bound with a beaded stick. I even write a special message in the back of each journal and ABC book describing where I found the stick that binds it. I love to find sticks and I love to get them from friends across the country too (hint - hint!) As with Life... the cover paper choices are infinite, but don't worry, I'll help you choose.

My First Year is definitely not 'just another baby book'. In addistion to providing lots of space for photos and memorabilia, it also provides a place to record all those precious firsts! This book is 9x12. Cover paper options are almost unlimited. $15.00 (BABY)

I've also created a Wedding Guest book that provides enough space for guests to leave a personal message for the couple. Both of these books are 9x12 and cover papers are wedding appropriate. (Yes, special requests are welcome) $15.00 (WM or WG)


For couples planning their wedding, I've created Wedding Memories. This book is a wonderful way for the couple to record everything from why they are getting married to the details of their wedding and of course, plenty of space for photographs and memories.

Handmade Painted Posters These 8x10 Posters are created on handmade paper and are hand painted. They were created on a whim and have become our BEST SELLERS!


Yep, they're wonderfully suited for framing. And yep, they're still only $8.00 each!


When nothing is certain, anything is possible.


Dogs aren’t our whole life - they make our lives whole.


There are two remedies for the miseries of life: Music and Cats.


Fear less, Love more. Shout less, Listen more. Regret less, Hope more. Do less, Be more.


Not all who wonder are lost. - Tolkein


Never settle for what someone else’s definition of who you can be. - Susan Sarandon


When the horse is dead, get off it!


If you can’t be kind at least have the decency to be vague.


Art isn’t a thing. It’s a way. - Elbert Hubbard


Be gentle with the Earth.


Don’t make your living at the expense of your life.


The best way to forget all your troubles is to wear tight shoes.


Chocolate and duct tape - what more could you need?


What others think of me is none of my business.


Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you age, temptation starts avoiding you.


I’m not sure about the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.


The real world can be tough, but they sure have some great coffee there.


Pain is inevitable. Giving up is optional.


Life is too short to drink cheap wine.


What good is a disease, if you can’t use it?


Happiness isn’t having what you want. It’s wanting what you have.


Getting older doesn’t have anything to do with getting old.


Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm. It’s peace amidst the storm.


Organized people are just to lazy to look for things.


If it doesn’t include laughter, it’s not the religion for me.


Life’s better when you add water.


Blessed are the cracked. They let in the Light.


Parenting... Where’s the manual?


Leap! And the net will appear. - Zen saying


Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughta be.


There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.


The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. - BR


There are two kinds of people - those who finish what they start and......


By the time you’re 80 you’ve learned everything. You just can’t remember it. - GB


How can I manage my life when I can’t manage my hair?


This box holds the answers to all of life’s questions. (Batteries not included. Some assembly required.)


It’s not what you know that hurts you. It’s what you know that’s just not so. - Sachel Page


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe


Sometimes when you’re looking for what you want you run into what you need.


Cancel my subscription. I can’t take any more of your issues.


It’s not that I’m smart. I’m merely inquisitive. - Albert Einstein


It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. - Grace Hopper


There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Vincent Van Gogh


Not all that counts can be counted and not all that can be counted counts. - Albert Einstein


To play it safe is not to play. - Robert Altman


Laughter is carbonated holiness. - Ann Lamont


Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience - this is the ideal life. - Mark Twain


Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. - Lily Tomlin


If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.


Let go or be dragged.


If money can fix it, it’s not a problem.


Life is not a buffet - sometimes you have to take what you’re served.


You’ve always had the power... You’ve had it all along. - Glenda The Good Witch


I can’t change my past but I can choose the rest of the story.


Three things you can’t change: the past; the truth; and other people.


Imperfectoin encouraged here.


Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.


You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep reading the last one.


Stop worrying about the landing. It’s all about the falling.


Look at things differently.


I’m a recovering people pleaser. Is that OK?


I love you with all my butt. I would say, “heart”, but my butt is bigger.


If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough. - Meister Eckhart


When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.


Our anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. - Kahlil Gibran


My therapist set a half a glass of water in front of me and asked if I was a pessimist or an optimist. I drank the water and told him I was a problem solver.




For years I’ve sent out a monthly e.newsletter which features a Word of the Month. For as long as I’ve been doing this, people have been asking me to create cards with each word. I’ve selected 18 of the words that seem most universal. These A2 sized cards are printed on 89% recycled sand colored card stock with coordinating 24lb envelopes. OF course, each card comes in a crystal clear bag to protect it from eager buyers’ hands. Please refer to my website for detailed images of all 18 Word Cards and use the following information for ordering your cards. Oh, AND the wholesale price is just $1 each! Heal - CTW01 Honor - CTW02 Normal - CTW03 Mend - CTW04 Risk - CTW05 Transform - CTW06 Balance - CTWO7 Stop - CTW08 Choose - CTW09 Treasure - CTW10 Knowledge - CTW11 Shed - CTW12 Teach - CTW13 Listen - CTW14 Graduate - CTW15 Linger - CTW16 Notice - CTW17 Refuse - CTW18

So many of you have requested a simple, modern line of cards that can be used to encourage, remind, nudge or just help someone laugh. I hope you and your customers enjoy using Wisdom Cards for all of these reasons and more. I print them on 100% recycled cardstock. And of course, they come with 100% recycled white envelopes - inside crystal sleeves (to protect them from eager buyers' hands). Wisdom Cards wholesale for only $1 each!


Gently Shake - CTwiz01 Right Places - CTwiz02 Beginning - CTwiz03 Normal - CTwiz04 Recovering People Pleaser - CTwiz05 Taste My Words - CTwiz06 It Goes On - CTwiz07 Jerk Whisperer - CTwiz08 Argument - CTwiz09 Respect - CTwiz10 Supposed to Be - CTwiz11 Chapter - CTwiz12

Handpainted Cards

Creating these cards was how Cheap Therapy began so many years ago! I print them on 100% recycled cardstock. And of course, they come with 100% recycled white envelopes - inside crystal sleeves (to protect them from eager buyers' hands). I currently offer more than 500 hand painted cards. I invite you to select from the list ON MY WEBSITE.

Individual Hand Painted Greeting Cards wholesale for only $1.12 Greeting Card Collections are only $12.75

Since a lot of you say you have a tough time choosing from all of the available designs, I'm happy to offer the following collections of 12 of my best selling cards:

General Collection

Humorous Collection

Life Lesson Collection

Art Collection Spiritual Collection

Health & Recovery Collection

Cat and Dog Lovers' Collection

Nature Collection

Ordering Information Ordering is easy... Call, FAX or email your order and include the the product code, quantity of each item and payment preference. What's your minimum order? $50. How simple is that!?

Lisa Richey 2116 Canal Cove Rd. Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

What are your shipping and handling charges? Charges are

Phone: 910.646.3394

Up to $100 = $9.95 Up to $200 = $12.95

Up to $300 = $15.95

More than $300 = FREE shipping and handling I ship all orders via USPS Priority Mail with tracking

Even though the USPS rates have gone up, ours haven't! Hey, we are all in this together. Yay! When can I expect to receive my order? Normally, I create and ship within 3-4 weeks. When I receive your order, I will send you a confirmation along with an estimate of when to expect your goodies. What kind of pre-payment do you accept? I request pre-payment on first orders. I accept checks (with a $30.00 NSF fee if the unexpected should happen - OUCH!), MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Net 30 is available on repeat orders with approved credit. If you would like to request credit, thanks for providing me with three references. Speaking of Net 30 - Hate to get tough here, but Net 30 really means Net 30. If you know you are going to be late, please contact me to make arrangement. Otherwise, 10% will be added each month you're late.


What if I have a problem with what you send me? The older I get, the more I realize that true grarantees are few and far between, but if you buy anything from me and are disappointed or dissatisfied - for any reason- just return the merchandise to me within 15 days. I will promptly replace it or refund your purchase price. Your choice.

The charities Cheap Therapy gets to support include the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Cheap Therapy Pay it Forward Grant, the National Honor Society and the Brownies. I was kicked out of these last two, so they hold a special place in my heart.

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