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I love to take pictures and after I purchased my first digital camera I took even more pictures. I currently have albums, slide carrousels and CDs full of of pictures that need to be organized and presented in some type of fashion. That is why I started digital scrapbooking. So far I have only done a few pages, but my plans are to do alot more. My camera is also great help in organizing the cards that I have made. I have taken pictures of all the cards and want to make albums that I can leave with prospective customers. I have also put these pictures on the internet so family across Canada can see them.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

It has been awhile

It has been awhile, but I am now back to working on my blog again. Stay tuned for more pictures of my cards, summer vacation and othere projects that I am working on.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

On Our Way

Early in November, I decided that I wanted to enter some craft shows/bazaars to sell the Christmas cards that I had made. I did some preliminary research checking out some of the Christmas bazaars to see if anyone was selling cards and for how much. Armed with this information, I booked a table at a couple of local bazaars only to realize that I did not have enough cards.

There was no eating allowed at this kitchen table for a week while my husband (who got hooked after making a couple of cards) and I made over 200 Christmas cards.

Finally we were ready for the big day. Our table was set up and ready to go. We did not have many sales at the first bazaar, but the second bazaar was more successful. My daughter also became a great salesperson and sold many cards in her office.

Making all those cards in such a short time has not dampened my enthusiasm for this hobby. In fact, I am even more addicted to it now than I was before. My plans for this year are to buy some more stamps and to make other types of cards (birthday, get well, baby, etc...) as well as Christmas cards and to participate in a few more bazaars in the fall and maybe even school fun fairs in June.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Behind Every Successful Hobby...

Last June I made a few graduation cards and few birthday cards. Whenever, I had a chance during the summer and early fall, I searched the internet looking for card and stamping sites. I was looking for sites with pictures of cards on them for ideas as well as sites with information on various techniques and 'how to' insturctions. My internet favourites list grew and grew until it looked like a monster list out of control. However, I did find some great sites, two of which are http://lorilynn.bc2va.org and http://rubberstampsclub.com. The first web site has lots of galleries full of examples and the second website provides some great technical tips for new stampers, like myself.

Hooked on Stamping

Last spring, I was invited to a stamping party, and even though I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into and didn't want to spend a lot of money, I went. Well, after watching the demonstrator and making a couple of cards myself, I was caught, hook, line and sinker.

I started out small with only a few stamps and one package of cardstock and a few different color inks, and once I started making them, I was addicted to making cards. Included with this post are photos of some of the cards I have made.