Saturday, November 21, 2009

Great Day for a workshop

A month or so ago I was asked by a good friend of mine Amanda, to give a card workshop at her church's Women of Destiny group on Nov 21. I only had a 20 minute window so I needed to do something simple. I did all the stamping, sponging and cutting for 35 people. It was such a wonderful opportunity and I really had a lot of fun. I think that it went well and the women were all really great! From this opportunity steamed another......I was asked to come back in the coming days. My role will again be to make cards but this time it will be with the homeless. This way they can give a card to a person who has impacted their lives. I am actually really looking forward to this. This is one of those times that you can actually take a skill that you have and are passionate about and use it for a good cause with no expectations of anything in return. I am a firm believer in what you put out into the universe you get back. What a great opportunity.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Craft room

I have had a few people ask me about where I do my scrapbooking. Well here are some pictures. It is actually a very small storage closet. It isn't much, but it is mine.

This is my wall of storage. I have several of the making memories storage system from Michael's. This is where all my scrapbooks, samples, papers etc etc etc are held.

The two boxes with flourishes on it hold my CTMH stamps. This area has all of my accessories - brads, buttons, stamp sets, pens, scissors, etc etc etc. Also, my cropadile, heat tool and brayer type tools are in the bottom drawer.

This is an area that houses some of my punches, ribbon and cards. It is a continuation of the last picture. Of course, the desk that I work on is here too. I got this table from Ikea.

This is my inks, punches, ribbon rounds, adhesives etc etc etc. It is within easy grasp for everything I need.

This is a picture from the door. As you can see it is just plain drywall and there is no ceiling . It is nothing special, but it gives me a space to get away. There is also a lock on the door so if the kids feel so inclined to start snooping, I can just lock it away. Also, if I am working on a project that I don't want anyone to see, I can lock it up. This is one of my favourite spaces in my house. The pictures make it look a lot smaller than it is. Don't get me wrong, it is a small space but there is still enough room for me.

card club projects

Here are the two projects that we are doing for card club on Tuesday. The first one is called a triangle trifold card. You can really see it but there are several clear embossed snowflakes on the creme brulee cardstock. It is a really fun little card.

This is a card that I have wanted to try out for a long time. I got the template off of Splitcoast stampers (what a great website). This is a cute little drawer box and ontop is the card. It is all one. Just a really fun idea.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Why is it that bad things happen to good people? Keri is a friend of a very good friend of mine, she is 32 year old who has always wanted to have a baby. She has struggled for several years to get pregnant and finally she conceived. When she was at 28 weeks gestation the Dr.'s had to take her baby due to Keri's health. She delivered a baby girl and she is doing well. 1 lb 8 oz when she was born (Sept 30) and she is steadily growing. This family has certainly been blessed with this beautiful little miracle. However, Keri's health isn't good. They took the baby as she has cancer and isn't expected to recover. Keri gets to see her baby when someone wheels her over there or when they bring baby to her (as a new mom it just isn't enough). They are giving Keri chemo just to buy her a bit more time.

This has rocked me to the core. I have really wanted to do something but what can I do? I have decided that I am going to donate all of my commissions in sales from Close To My Heart for the month of November to the trust fund that has been set up for the baby. I would love if you could find it in you to donate to this child who will grow up without a mother. I have set up a paypal donate button up on the right hand of the screen. I can't thank you enough for your donations. Also, please feel free to leave a message on this post for Keri and baby I will ensure they all get to her.