Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Custom Creations: What's been keeping me busy

In addition to the last-minute Christmas shopping, hanging out with my niece and nephew, checking out the new James Cameron movie Avatar (twice so far - it's an amazing flick) and the odd boxing day shopping trip, I have been hard at work doing something that I have a strong passion for - creating custom hockey cards.

I have dabbled in custom cards for over 4 years now and really enjoy the creativity of developing my own "one-of-a-kind" creation.

I have so many ideas for cards that there aren't enough hours in the day to build them all.

A little over a year ago, someone asked me to create some unique cards to show off some old autographs he found - and some nice ones too. Having never tried anything like it before, I took on the challenge.

Well, it's been a struggle finding the time to build them (again - priorities) but I have been making a point to spend some good quality time working on them during my Christmas break.

I have finished and assembled two which I am very proud of. The learning curve has been immense and there has been a ton of trial and error, but I am getting more confident each time I sit in front of the computer to continue working on them.

I still have a number of cards to go, but I am looking forward to the remaining challenges. As much as I am looking forward to completing this job, I am cherishing the process.

Thanks for taking a look.


  1. those are amazing! Panini should be so lucky.

    great job!

  2. Nice work, man. It's only a matter of time before a card company comes calling.

  3. nice feathering around the richard autograph cutout...good idea!