Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Big Idea

Ok, so I have this idea and I can't get it out of my head. It came to me during MMP marketing chat a week or so ago when we were discussing items for wholesale. I'm not sure if my idea would work, but you know how the little things that nag and won't go away could be something?

It's silly really, I'm almost afraid to put it out there. You will probably say, oh. . . that's it?

Well, here goes. Basically I have an idea for a product that would fit in my line rather nicely I think, and the thing is I haven't seen one out there, anywhere. Maybe there is and I just don't know.

I have an idea for a journal in a box as I seem to be calling it (a kit). A beautiful, silk or satin lined box, (box covered in fabric or paper of some kind), Inside a fully covered journal (think beautiful paper, victorian, floral, etc.) decorated only with ribbons or something. Then in a beautiful bag of some kind everything you need to design your own cover, from pictures, sayings, embellishments, you get to be the one to create it, all self sticking I am thinking. There are endless possibilities for themes here, kids, teens, victorian, vintage style, etc. I have been a journal writer for a long time and I have never seen anything quite like this. Have you?

I have this vision for it. I can see every detail in my head, now I need to execute it. So that is it.
Feel free to comment, good or bad, constructive I should say. I am open to it all. Thanks for hearing me out!


Debbie said...

Hi Carrie....your new idea sounds great....go for it!


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carrie!

I just love when I get an idea and have not seen it anywhere. I think you should go for it big time! I absolutely love your idea and I am sure it will be a hit! By the way, your shop looks so pretty. You did a great job. So happy for you!

Have a great day,
Pink hugs,
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

kath said...

think this is a great idea. I know when I see things like journals in stores I often think "oh I can do that" but never get around to it or don't have all the goodies to do it so I think this would be perfect.


Patricia said...

I think it's a good idea, Carrie. Alot of people like to put their own spin on things but don't have the materials to do it, and don't want to go pick up a whole package of something for one charm or whatever. Put it out there,


Carolyn...The Craft Diva said...

great idea, carrie...that would make a wonderful gift! go for it, girl!

gail said...

Hi Carrie,,, I think thats a great idea! I have not seen or heard about anything like that. Alot of people are making journals, but this is a unique spin. People want to be creative but just dont know where to start, so if you made up the kit it would take alot of guess work out and they can just have fun and maybe feel like they finally did something creative!!! Go for it...luv, gail

Trisha said...

Excellent idea. There are so many of us out there who love to create but just do not have the time to pull all the pieces together, so alas, we never get to that special project. Kits are a very good way to make creating easier for the time challenged crafter. I too have been researching this venue but do not have it all mapped out yet, as you do. You are on your way Pink Sister! Best Wishes with it!

Trisha Evans
a vintage white

Marie said...


That is a fantastic idea. Do it! I think it will be a hit.