Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WOYWW

Once again, its WOYWW! So what's on YOUR work table today? Mine is covered in cards waiting to have their butts stamped.

If you look close you can see my notepad where I have all the daily challenges sketched out and jotted down. And below is my personalized name stamp all inked up.
This (above)  is one of my card baskets. It was full to bursting. So that I also have a box full of finished cards on the floor. (below)


Crazy, isn't it? Well it was getting so ridiculous, I finally bit the bullet and went to a shop in town to see about selling some of my cards. Turns out the proprieter likes them very much and wants some in her store.  She's starting a new shop on the other side of town and would love to have a greeting card maker. (Its a homeade giftshop type place) So.......exciting and scary and fun all at the same time. I hope we can work well together as I really need to get these cards moving! I think many of you can relate to that. :-)
Have a great day everyone and thank you all so much for you comments and support.


26 comments:

Natasha said...

Hey Dorcas,
Oh that's SO exciting!!! I'm so pleased for you - hope it works out with this lady!
They're lovely cards and it'd be great if you could make back some of your materials-costs!
Keep us posted on how that goes!!!

Love, Tasha x

Andrea said...

Congratulations!! That is so cool. I have been wanting to try that forever. Just makes me nervous. Plus, I don't know what to charge, etc. We store our cards the exact same way. :)I love the paint on your walls too. It reminds me of our home back in Oregon. Sometimes I miss it there so much. :) Hugs to you and good luck.

Linda Elbourne said...

Congratulations on the new gig ... Well Done you ... You don't get an exciting opportunity like that every day of the week now do ya!!!

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

Wow...that is great...hope everything goes well. it is pretty hard in singapore to do that as they are " calculative". They well dont really appreciate this kind of thing..but indeed still a lot card maker and scrapper here but the card maker stuck in the same place..where can i sell all those cards that i made...sigh...

Heather x said...

Wonderful news hun :0)
I used to sell to a local shop until it changed owners...the new owner wanted me to pay her a £1 for every card she sold for me....I only sell my cards for £1.20 as it is and she wanted a £1. I really need to get my butt in gear and find another place to sell them, I was thinking of opening an etsy store :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Darcy said...

wow so many finished cards, I wish I could complete a whole batch. I do them half an hour before i need to mail them out lol Well done on getting your cards into the shop, hope they sell really well.

Sue said...

Hi Dorcas
great pics, lovely tidy desk, even with butts on it! lol, well done on getting your cards into a shop, hope you do really well, have great day, sue,x

Helen said...

Well done you.

Twiglet said...

Great to hear that all your hard work will be appreciated - hope you sell loads!!

Cath said...

Well done at the shop hope it goes well for you. You had me LOL with the card waiting to have there butts.... stamped

Cathx

jude said...

Congratulations and i bet your so excited ,and worth popping in the shop.There will be no stopping you now youll be on a roll.Wish you every success and sure they will love them and sell like hot cakes!
have great evening yes i say evening girls on hols been crafting with them although i seem to do tidy up duties so not much crafting for me!
hugs judex

ScrappySuzanne said...

Congratulations on your venture selling your cards. Your work area looks so welcoming..thank you for allowing me to peek!

Lizzybobs said...

love your crafty area - congratulations and good luck with your new venture - hope it all goes really well - thanks for sharing and keep us informed of how you are getting on lv Liz

Doone said...

Oh well done, hope your new venture goes well - keep us posted...

Spyder said...

all your cards a re fabulous, so well done of the gift shop selling some for you! Have a Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn))

Ali H said...

Well done on making the move to release those cards from captivity out in to the big wide world !! Bet they will bring a lot of pleasure as they wend their way to new homes !

joey said...

Hi Dorcas

well done you! I wish I had the courage to get out there and sell some cards!!! I wish you every success.

Joey.x

Carmen said...

Good for you taking up the initiative like that! Congratulations. I'm dithering about starting to sell my stuff (not cards - am so not a cardmaker, am just rubbish at it *g*)so am always really pleased when I hear a fellow crafter has ome success.

Wipso said...

Youre very organised. Good luck with sales.
A x

angeleef said...

How exciting that the shop will work with you!! I sell some of them to friends occassionaly, but the stash gets ridiculous as well.
And I would love to have my own name stamp!
Have a nice day
** Evi **

Angie said...

Well Done ...it must be so exciting .... and great to have your work appreciated.xx

JoZart said...

That's the neatest mess on a desk I've seen! LOL! Hope your cards are successful, I'm sure they will be!
Jo x

Tracey said...

what a lovely work space. Congratulations getting your cards not in 1 but 2 shops, even if it is the same owner.

Have a great weekend and I am sorry the WOYWW comment is bit late
Tracey

Jane said...

Keep us posted that is great news you deserve it as your cards are so wonderful and everyone goes WOW when they see them. I hope I sell many of mine at the table top sale I am doing next Saturday:)

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done Dorcas, the old bullet biting - it paid off! Don't be scared! I can realte to a box full of carefully made and wholly unused cards. Here's some advice tho - go in and regularly rotate the stock...they get bent and sometimes dusty and sometimes are put in direct sunlight so some papers fade..keep 'em looking fresh all the time - the store keeper will appreciate not having to do it, and you will soon get an idea for the styles that are and are not selling. And don't be offended about the ones that don't sell - right card, wrong audience! Good luck!

Chrissie said...

As neat as ever, and great news about the retail outlet!
All success!
Chrissie

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