Monday, May 23, 2011

generic vs handmade

I was invited to have coffee with a local business woman last week. She owns her own small business & gave me a tour of the beautiful facility. It wasn't a job interview ~ rather ~ we were just reconnecting (I'd taken a class from her many years ago, not long after she founded her business). I was so amazed and appreciative that she'd make time in her busy day to foster a relationship ~ that is what small business is all about! A generic, store-bought 'professional' business card feel right to me, so I chose to make one using her company's color. I wondered through Michael's looking for embellishments & came across some flowers. The colors didn't scan well but that's ok.

Customizing our creations for the recipients not only makes it more appealing to the recipient, but helps push our creativity where we might not otherwise go (or to use items we might not otherwise use)....

Remember...

"Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." ~ John Harrigan

Believe,
Di

2 comments:

Beadwright said...

A very nice story and I love this card. The colors are so summery. Hey I live by the ocean so they are summery to me. LOL
Have a great week
Nicole/Beadwright

Jodi said...

Beautiful card, Di... I love the colors you chose and your sprinkle-like placement of the flowers is great...! Jodi