Friday, January 11, 2008


I think I've mentioned before that I work part-time for a large photo finishing/scrapbooking store as a designer. I've been tasked with organizing and designing the product for a 'Soiree' at work for our top 30 clients, so have been hunkered down in my workroom at home, all week. We are going to have various stations at which each client can create a 'make & take' project, using a variety of Quickutz tools & die cuts. The theme is "Pink, Black and Hearts", in honour of upcoming Valentine's day. Every one will come wearing the above colours and the store will be decorated the same. All food will be pink/red ... example: red/white veggie tray; red fruit, pink mini cupcakes; heart shaped cookies, etc.

I had the idea that each attendee create a valentine card as their entry into the big draw, which would then be sent to our soldiers serving overseas, with a message inside that says something like: "With heartfelt thanks for serving our country". We are also going to open this to all customers and have told them that they can drop a card off at the store up until Jan. 25th. Then, I'll collect them all and send them off to the troops ... likely in Afghanistan. Whether or not they agree with the war, we want our soldiers to know that they are thought of and have our support here at home.

Here are a two of the 6 projects that I designed.

This 'french fry' container was created using the Silhouette die cut printer which attaches to your computer. You can get download cards with all kinds of die cuts, plus there are lots of free downloads on-line. This is currently on my 'wish list' and next time it's on special offer, I think I'll have to indulge myself :) It retails for about $390.00. It's tough having two obsessions (knitting & scrapbooking) ... too many toy options and too little space/time!

I've been working on my "Silver Belle" in the evening ... boy, what a lot of knitting with all those cables!! I've just about finished the first sleeve/bodice, so will have pics to show you very shortly.

I went to an Intro. to Photography course Wed. night and learned a lot about programming my camera, when to use the flash, etc. If I even retain half of what I heard, I'll be good to go!

Enjoy your weekend!


Virtuous said...

Gurl you are mighty crafty!

I didn't know about your PT gig. You know I love making greeting cards! That was my hobby in my former life! ;o)

I LUV your idea about the card entrance/for the troops!!

Wow! That much knitting on SB?!? I believe it!! :op Are you cabling without a needle?

Have great weekend!

Marianne said...

That really is a nice idea to send cards to the troops !
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what beautiful cards you made ! You are very talented :-)

Tara said...

Wow, those cards are totally awesome. I feel good when I can get those bargain "20 cards with special Holiday message" you get at Costco out on time! LOL!

Rachel said...

Nice job on the cards. I know what you mean about knitting and scrapbooking - I spend way too much time and money on both, lol!