Sunday, February 17, 2008

Better pictures...

I've really been working on taking better pictures of my cards. I made a light box by turning a box on its side, and taping a large piece of white paper inside. I have two desk lights facing the inside of the box. I like how the background is now seamless... but, the pictures are still really dark, and I still have to fiddle with them in a picture program to get a good result. I'm still going to work at it, and I might retake pictures of all the cards in my shop... Without being able to touch and feel the cards up close, I need to give the customer the best view possible!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'm in the Boston Sampler!!

I recently sent in 25 cards to the Boston Sampler. They make up boxes of craft goodies donated by various artists and mail them out! (Exciting!)

Here's a blurb from the Sampler website:
City Sampler: Boston features items exclusively from crafters, DIYers and awesome businesses in the Boston Area! We've put together 100 Boston City Samplers, each one featuring a selection of at least 10 of the items below. There is also info from Magpie, The Boston Derby Dames, Cambridge Local First, and The Bazaar Bizarre.
City Sampler: Boston will be for sale in the Sampler Shop at 9am EST on February 16th. If you are in the Boston area, please come to our party at Spark Craft Studios on the 16th from 2pm - 6pm. Each City Sampler sold at the party will also come with a free limited edition tote bag. All Sampler products will be available for sale, and there will be free goodie bags, prizes and food.
A huge THANKS to Spark Craft Studios and Greenward for helping make this all possible!

Check out some photos of the donated items on the Boston Sampler Flickr Page!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I'm Still Here!

I haven't been posting much lately... but I've been really busy! My next plan is to build a "light box" for taking better photos. My pictures are so dark, and don't bring out the true, bright colors of my cards. I also just discovered the "macro" function on my camera for taking more detailed, close-up pictures... Hopefully I'll get some time to do this soon... I have a pile of spring cards ready to go!

I also just completed a set of 40 custom baby shower invitations... I was given a theme of butterflies or fairies, pink, and purple for a girl. The cards are going to be used as shower favors by keeping them blank, and a print-out with the shower information placed inside them. They will be mailed out with their matching envelopes, and placed inside a larger envelope so the recipient can re-use the card! Here's a look at the finished set: