It was brought to my attention that I'm missing a few cards off the Flickr site....oops! I'll try and get them posted this week, when I figure out which one's I'm missing, sorry about that.
Today I spent some time trying to create a birthday card for Rachel's upcoming birthday. I wanted an interactive card and I wanted it to be unusual. Linda's girls have begun to expect Gamma to do something out of the ordinary now.
What I decided to make was a never ending card. This is a card that you start opening from the front, open four times seeing four different "pages" and return to the beginning again. I've made one before for my brother in laws 60th birthday I think it was.
Here's a link to show you how to create one yourself. This is probably the easiest tutorial and she shares with you some ideas to decorate it too. I can't show you mine yet as it's not quite complete.
A really simple card to make, but the decorating takes some time and thought, and today my creativity flew the coop...it was gone!
I meant to show you a lovely scrapbook room that one of the ladies shared with us. She had purchased a couple of wire paper racks and showed us how nicely it fitted into her room. How many of you would love to craft in Jennifer's room?
See how nicely her new paper racks fitted in next to her bookcase storage.
We had a lovely Friday night Crop and Craft last week. Such a pleasure to enjoy our last one with some lovely caring ladies. We chatted, knitted,
made some cards and scrapbook pages, a great time together.
Sharon surprised me by gifting me with this lovely wall hanging. She told me that as she no longer sews and knew that I did, she thought I would reap more pleasure from it. I was so thrilled to have been thought of in this way and it will find it's place in my craft room.
Isn't it beautiful. Made and hand quilted by a lady in Port Sydney.
We had tickets to see Linda's girls at their dance recital on Saturday night.
Wow, what a show that was!
So entertaining. Whether your child was in the number or not, they were all so very, very good that your attention was kept throughout the show.
One of the "dance Dad's" went up on stage at the beginning of the show just after the teachers had given out the awards and thanked the teachers for the excellence that is attained, not only in the dancing, but the friendships that were developed and the hard work put forth by all the students.
He reminded the audience that for the students this was like their "Superbowl," their time to shine and we needed to let them all know how well they performed. A great reminder and so very true. Here's just two of the costumes Rachel and Emily wore for their numbers.
I intend to blog after the store is closed, but would like to be sure that you able to connect with me through the blog. If you could take a moment and add a comment at the bottom of this posting. Just let me know in some way that you have seen this blog, then I'll know I can connect with you later.
I'm hoping to continue to share some inspirational blogs with you, that will feed your love for crafting as they do mine.
We were very blessed last week with some lovely cards, flowers and plants given to us by customers.
One dear customer comes in every Tuesday, though last week she was en route to Europe, but still she came into the store in spirit when these beautiful flowers were delivered to us.
From another customer we received this award. How very kind she was to take time to make this for us. She made us feel special when we opened it. Thank you Friday for the opportunity to get to know and teach you.
So many of you have wished us well and thanked us for inspiring you to create in a way you didn't know you could.
It has been a pleasure over the years to teach you and to develop friendships through those classes.
For the opportunities you have all afforded us, we in turn thank each and every one of you.
It has been our pleasure.
And the words to keep you going this week are these.....
We all feel so much stronger, so much more valued when a kind word or action is bestowed upon us.
It doesn't have to take a lot of time or money to make someone happy.
Why not set yourself a goal this week to use the power you have to make someone happy.
Don't forget to leave a quick comment at the bottom of this post, so that I know you are connecting with us....thank you