Thursday, June 28, 2012

Creative Ladies

Do you remember when I told you that I was at my sister's on the May 24th weekend and we were creating card kits for her to make with her Womens Institute as a craft?  Well that happened today and here's the result. The ladies not only made the cards, they bought some for their own use and still had some left over for the card convener to send out throughout the year to shut-ins and others on their birthdays.

Well done ladies for all your efforts in "paying it forward" and making
someone else's life a little brighter.

I'm not going to be able to show you the cards that Linda made for Emily's teacher and the music teacher, because she forgot to take a photo, but she tells me they were lovely.  I'm sure they were too.   We've had a number of people into the store in the last couple of days commenting on the beautiful swan lake card. You can see it if you scroll down a little.   I'm going to ask her to make another for display in the store because it would make such a gorgeous wedding or even sympathy card. So keep your eyes peeled for it to be seen in the near future at your local craft store.

We've noticed the difference now that schools are out, with families coming up to our beautiful Muskoka and their cottages.  They're stocking up on crafts to keep the childrens hands busy whether on a sunny day sitting on the dock, or a rainy day which is bound to happen now and then.

Lots of interest being shown yet again this year in the weaving wheels and bracelets made with floss or the gorgeous bright colours of rat tail that just arrived in stock.  With 20 yards on the roll for only $2.99 great value here.
Linda took the time to write out some basic pattern instructions for the weaving wheels to help people get started, and she also sourced a really helpful website that shows you how to design your own.  Ask us about them.

We had a great technique class again tonight with ten lovely ladies laughing, learning and having fun.  We played again with Versamark ink which inspired them to see their stamps and cardstock in a different way.  Distress ink is always a hit and we made a simple yet stunning pyrimage style of card.  Using an economical stamp along with a large background stamp and one of the lovely new summer distress ink colours, we took a simple piece of cardstock to new heights.  Our third card had many steps to it by using an embossing folder, and a number of Spellbinder diecuts we created a beautifully layered card.  It was a little intimidating at the start, but everyone said once they'd gone through the steps and the card was complete, they felt it was easy enough to make.  One lady was thrilled to have a card ready for a wedding she's attending.  I'll show you the cards later because I too forgot to take photos yet...LOL!

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Happy Crafting


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