When my muse is awake she sings like a bird. I’m grateful for that.
Remember the game Memory? I came up with an idea to create my own version using my photography along with adding a little twist to the game. I did an earlier blog post introducing this concept of *memory*. If you missed it, click here to read.
We’ve all sat on the floor and positioned the game pieces out something like this.
I had a large quantity of photos leftover from a previous project. They were already attached to heavy card stock, so I was looking to recycle them.
One of my nephews received the first handmade memory game for a Christmas present. I used a photo of him hugging his dog. He loved it.
I’ve created another set (as shown) with items my other nephew can relate to. He always asked about my dogs, so this image will be perfect. His recent phone conversation gave me the inspiration I was looking for.
Sam: “Hi, Aunt Jennifer, the Giants are beating the 49ers (score) to (score)”. I completely missed the score as I found myself laughing at his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game. He loves to watch football, he’s learning the alphabet, etc. Do you get where I’m going?
As I picked through my stamps I found images of what’s interesting to him.
I used a variety of ink colors and distressed the sides to match. Perhaps I’ll utilize the overwhelming pile of felt I have to sew a bag for them. Or maybe I’ll come up with some sort of handmade place mat for them to sit on while playing the game. Oh my, see how one idea can lead to another!
A great educational tool I’m sure they’ll both enjoy.
And…..I’ve decided to add them to my paper goods shop on Etsy.
When I gave my shop a new look, I also upgraded the shop title with new products that will be added.
Lesson learned: Don’t mass produce your products when you first start out with your business. Especially if you have a card shop. I am GUILTY of that, but I’m glad that my creative side allows me to utilize those unused products in other ways.