I’ve been trying to make time for “fun” now that I’m not working on the weekends. OK I still work on the weekends, but now I’m working for myself instead of someone else–so that’s different, right?
The plan for this last Saturday was a Stampin’ Up class, put on by my friend Ruth of Ruthless Stamping. I tried to invite some friends to go with me, but no one else could make it; so I was on my own, doing “crafts.” I’ve never considered myself to be a very “crafty” person; isn’t that why they have Hallmark stores in the mall?
But I must say that I had so much fun creating some beautiful artwork–yes artwork, so when you get them in the mail, be sure to appreciate them as such–and meeting some wonderful ladies. These ladies were all pros when it came to making cards, so I (very cleverly) just copied everything they did.
Just Like Grade School
When I first decided to attend, I had visions of art classes from 3rd grade, with glue, and scissors and paper stuck to my fingers–see, I was not an artsy-craftsy kid, I could draw and paint; but scissors and glue and bits of paper just never seemed to end up looking like the project at the front of the room. More often than not, the glue ended up on my clothes, the bits of paper stuck in my hair and the finished project was definitely more Picasso-like than what the teacher was looking for.
An “A” for Effort
Imagine my surprise when I had all my finished projects lined up; and they looked almost as good as everyone else’s! Of course, there was sticky tape and bits of glue stuck to my fingers and scraps of paper and “extra” parts cleverly hidden under my table mat; but the people who will be receiving my cards aren’t going to see that.
So if you end up receiving one of these from me, be sure to appreciate all the hard work that went into it–or just file it away with the rest of your pretty cards that you get and don’t tell me. But if you ever have an afternoon where you’re looking for something fun to do, definitely check out the schedule at Ruthless Stamping!