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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, 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.

1 comment:

HelenMcD said...

As a fellow crafts person, it was great to see pictures of all your card creations. You and your husband should give yourselves a pat on the back, they look great. I have never got into making cards but the bug has bitten me a few times as I greatly resent paying $4.00 and upwards for a greeting card in the card shops. I purchased a create-a-card software package a couple of years ago but have since lost the program and can't find the disk. Maybe someday soon I will put down my wool and crochet hook and make a few cards of my own. Thanks for sharing!! HelenMcD