Monday, February 28, 2011

OCD Confession

This past weekend, I discovered the joys of creating my own inspirational photo cards -- why buy when I can make my own, right?  Unfortunately, when I discover a project I enjoy, I tend to get a little crazy and want to spend all the time in the world working on said project.  The cards are the latest craze to take over my life.

It takes just a few minutes to make each card and envelop.  That is, it takes only a few minutes once I have an idea and can Henry Ford the process.  But getting to that point takes forever!  How do I decide what photo to use?  What quote?  What font?

This project was one of the first where Honey was actively excited.  Yes, Honey puts up with all my crafting and even likes the end result of most things.  This weekend was different.  This weekend Honey said "You could sell those!" and then proceeded to figure out what I would have to charge per card in order to make it worth the time and effort.

We did not calculate the amount of time it would take me to look through photos, choose quotes, print 4x6s at Costco to make sure everything looks as good in person as it does on the computer.  I selected 20 photos and different quotes and created the images this weekend.  Honey said "There are so many photos that we can use!" or something to that effect, which reminded me that we have years of travel photos that we love.  To me, they all deserve cards.  All the photographs really want is a purpose to their existence.  This can give them that existence.

But where am I going to find the time?

(Side note: Honey also suggested hiring one of the teenagers to do the manual labor.grunt work.  I like the idea of being the "creative genius" behind something crafty but having someone else do all the dirty work.  We'll see what happens. I'll keep you posted. :-)


  1. Yes, you be the creative genius; you just need "minions" to carry it out! :-)

  2. Hi Marie! Love your cards! They are really cute and I love the patterned envelopes too. Looking forward to see how you're switching this hobby into an income making. This could be real fun:) I am now following you thanks to Wandering Wednesday blog hop and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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