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Last updated on Apr 4, 2021

This month we are supporting the Environmental Defense Fund by donating 10% of our sales!



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Cards Squared or Squared Cards

I have always loved taking pictures. I make my family crazy taking constant pictures of us, of our vacations, of our food, and mostly of our dog! I have scrap-booked extensively our family, my kids, the dogs, every family vacation, etc. I don’t even want to admit how many albums are kids are going to need huge apartments when they move out, just to house their life in scrapbooks!

Even with all of that scrap-booking, I still had extra photos. Some were the ones that no one wants to show off, like the blurry ones, or where everyone is looking except the dog, or even the ones that when you look back, even you don’t know why you took it. However, some are beautiful. Some have stunning colors, or patterns, or both. These are the ones that caught my attention.

So, during this time of Covid-19, I sat down with some of these beauties, and decided to cut them up. As a former math teacher, I love the squares. I love the clean lines, and the simplicity. What happened next? I started playing with them on cards, making designs, and patterns, and exploring how different they looked in 1” x 1” form.

Before I knew it, I had created the Rainbow series. Then, I played with Beaches, and Flowers....and then, I was onto something.

I adjusted the sizes, ordered the clear envelopes that show off these cards perfectly, and I was almost ready. Lastly, I decided to be charitable. I think the world needs more caring about other people, more kindness and more helping each other out. So, my first month was completely donated to JDRF, in honor of my nephew, a Type 1 warrior. My intention is to always have a charity that gets a percentage of my proceeds.

Also, let’s answer the question, squared cards, or cards squared? I am a math teacher, so I loved the play on words that they are squared off photos made into cards, and I liked calling it cards squared, like cards to the second power....So, the answer is both!

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