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Card Creator & Photographer at EileenDreams
Eileen is making the world a kinder place one card at a time. She studies graphic design and languages of the web but mainly she practices making people feel better with old school snail mail cards that feature photos of this beautiful world and kind and inspiring messages.
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Funny how my card making style has changed since I moved to White Rock. Previously, I preferred making cards with pretty paper and embellishments. I find it relaxing and more of a “break away” from my computer work. However, it is so beautiful in White Rock that I just cannot resist sharing the lovely scenery. I might even be bragging.

I prefer printing my own photos but too often seem to run out of ink at the worst times. I never like to pre-buy ink in-case it dries out. Plus btw – I only ever buy brand name quality ink and the very best photo paper I can get. I once tried one of those ink refill places and was not happy at all. Luckily, Walmart has just reduced the price on their photos to 15 cents each. I can upload them, and by the time I drive over to get them they are already processed. Just make sure you have your camera set to the highest quality possible, then upload them in their original size. If I resize a photo, (for example to blog with they need to be compressed), the way I keep them straight is to give the resized photos a name while untouched photos don’t get a name but are kept in specific folders. Organizing and naming your photos in a way that you can find them is extremely important.

That beautiful silver cardstock with matching envelopes is from the PaperZone which has closed down. So, now I am in search of a quality paper source. Any suggestions?

I added the quotes on the cards with PhotoShop. I always choose quotes with meaning to me and with the person I am making the card for in mind. A card always comes together better for me when I am thinking about a specific person. When I make a custom card I rarely duplicate it.