I've got a rare treat for you today! A little looksie into the Archives of my old Handmade Card Biz I owned a decade (WOW, a decade!) ago :) I didn't even know (or just plain forgot) these existed!
You see....as most of you already know.....I've been running Bare Bones computer-wise for a few months now....no access to Desktop, External Hardrives, USB Port, Scanner, Printer.....Nuttin....not even sound! While this makes sharing and uploading pics of new work challenging, it hasn't been impossible. I type all the content of my posts here at home, snap the photos, etc. then I take them to my Parents' house. My Dad puts them on his computer for me, and I transfer them to the post from there. It works....but I don't get to manipulate my photos, so my camera skills have been tested, too!
Anyways....while I was there yesterday, I was looking for copies of my work in his files to use on another website...when....lo and behold.....
I stumbled across these! What a blast from the past! Thank goodness parents think all their kid's stuff is worth keeping...haha!
I handwrote all that Japanese in the background! No, I don't know how to speak it.....I copied it. But my Grandmother was Japanese...my Middle name is Shizuko, which was her name. Just a little tidbit about me :)
I started making handmade cards 11 years ago at my kitchen table. I was working as a waitress back then, and I'd load the cards up into a basket and show my regular customers my creations....
I called my biz Art 2 Heart.
I've always loved sets of things......separate pieces that belong together.
Here is my first Shell Set painted in watercolor. My gosh, how could I forget these!
These Swan Cards blew me away! I vaguely remember doing these...but, if my Dad hadn't insisted on scanning every piece I've ever done....then these would have still been lost in the dark recesses of that peanut I call a brain, too...lol!
This next one is my favorite in this set <3
And here's 2 more for fun!
Oh, and matching envelopes! I think they make such a nice statement that can make the Receiver smile even before it's opened...and ties everything together :)
Hope you enjoyed these...I know I did. A trip down crafting memory lane has been a nice way to gain new ideas from old projects...and takes the pressure off not having anything more recent to share...haha!
Of course...it can make one feel a little OLD, uggh...