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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Trick or Treaters
I'm working on this blog in between the "Trick or Treaters" coming to our door tonight. Such a cold, wet night for them. I had a little Arielle at the door a few minutes ago and she looked frozen, but smiled and said thank you when I commented on her costume. There have been 27 so far and we usually get between 70 and 100.
We completed our last Christmas Card class today. With some absent due to broken bones, others because circumstances changed at the last minute. It meant that Linda was busy stamping and cutting their pieces so the missing folk could complete them at home later.
Everyone had a great time though with much laughter and so many positive comments on what they learned. I tried to get a feel over all the classes for the most favourite card, but it was very difficult to zero in on any particular one because we all like different styles. I think the top four in no particular order would be the Woodsman Santa, Nativity Scene, Winter House and the Triple Winter Tree.
Here are the ten cards that 62 busy ladies have created. That's some 620 cards! There was also a bonus of three very quick tags to embellish their gifts with this Christmas too, I'll show you these later as I don't have a photo yet.
So you can see there were quite a variety of card styles and techniques too. Some of the ladies learned how to stretch their Cuttlebug dies to make a longer embossed shape. Also to use their Nestability dies in a different way to create a new shape.
One request we had was to post a list of inks and how they are best used. There was a wide variety of inks used on these cards such as Stazon, Memento, Distress, Memories, Versamark and Colorbox Chalk Ink. I'll get a listing together soon that will hopefully "de-mystify" the use of inks.
Don't forget that the weekly special starts tomorrow. The Scrapbook album which you can go on to use later as a Smash Book is worth picking up for yourself or a gift for someone, so don't delay and miss out.
Also the classes that Linda posted in the newsletter are beginning to be registered for, so make sure you move on those too.
Don't pass over the Advent Calendar because you don't have children. It isn't only for children. It would be a great gift for an adult or shut-in with the promise of tasks you may do for them in the winter months to come, shopping trips you may make for them or take them on, favourite recipes, the list is only limited by your imagination. Just think of the fun opening a new little surprise every day from December 1st to 24th. Christmas isn't only for children, adults are allowed to have fun too and you could have that fun in not only making the Advent Calendar, but in giving it to someone unexpectedly.
Every year we make a different calendar and this year the perpetual one doesn't need you to keep supplying a new calendar to the recipient each year.
And of course the Gift Class always holds an idea or two for a fast Hostess, Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, Guide Leader, Co-Worker, Dance Teacher gift. The list goes on for those people that you want to acknowledge with a little something at Christmas and these are the classes to take for that.
Well it's been a busy night, but with less than normal "Trick or Treaters" perhaps due to the weather. I only counted 64 this year....that means we are going to have to eat the rest of the candy!!!!