When I was a teenager I remember talking to my Dad about art. Specifically abstract art. You know the kind that actually sells but looks like something a kid could do? I said to my Dad: "Anyone could do that." And his response was rather genius. (Although don't tell him I said so because his head would explode.)
He said. "But not just anyone did." ... Stopped my thoughts right in their track.
I have carried that with me through the years and I acted on it yesterday. I love cards. I've been sending them to people since I was a teenager. When I was in my early 20s I started scrapbooking. Once I started having kids, I didn't prioritize scrapbooks but started making cards as a creative outlet. I joined a card ministry at my church where I met many ladies who taught me new techniques. I love sending a little love to people and personalizing their cards too. Whether I incorporate their name, age, hobby, favorite color, animal or just the season of their birthday on a card, I always think of the recipient and often pray for them while crafting. I rarely have a stash ready to go.
I have been thinking about selling cards for a long time but I'd see cards on Etsy and I know people who sell them so think why bother? Plus I think to myself... anyone could make the cards I make.
But then I think back to my Dad's comment.
So while my cards may not be complicated, I am going to be a little more confident and take a chance. Sure anyone could make these cards; but not just anyone does.
I created a Facebook Page with the same title as my card blog: APE Made by Mary
APE stands for (A Productive Endeavor). And I love gorillas. :o)
And sometimes I add cards to my card blog when I participate in online challenges (great source of inspiration): My card blog
I hope you'd remember me when you need a card. I'd love to help you give something personal.
Thanks for swinging by!