68% of Women are Lonely, Are You?

Do you miss a place to scrapbook with others?Since the birth of social media, we are a much lonelier people. You may have hundreds of friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but while you watch your friends post about their lives, kids and such, we no longer “have time” to get together and it is causing more adult women to feel very alone.   In the case of new mothers, it also increases feelings of isolation as their activities now have to be worked about the baby’s schedule.

Now, if you use to go to scrapbook stores and use their craft room you have seen store after store close and now there is nowhere to go scrapbook with other like minded people.  I know how hard it is to scrapbook at home, alone. There is usually no space, and full of interruptions so much so that you decide it won’t work and give it up. This is why I have converted my basement into the “Creatively Carol Craft Room”.

The Craft Room seats 12-14 people with plenty of space to scrapbook, create cards or your favorite craft.  If you don’t currently scrapbook or make cards I am offering two introductory classes to introduce you to the craft and a semi-free monthly crop (bring $10 in canned food for the food bank).  There will be three monthly clubs, one will simply be a buying club where you spend a minimum of $25 a month with a 6 month commitment and receive $25 in your choice of papers, stamps and more.  There will also be a monthly scrapbook layout and a card class. You will find more information on these programs on my webpage Creatively Carol  in the next few days.

I am also offering a NapTime Open Crop.  There is a room of the classroom where children can take a nap and a room for babies as well. Your children will be within earshot in case they need you, but hopefully this will allow you to meet others and get in some much needed craft time. There is even a space where you can leave your project layed out in a box lid so it is just as you leave it the next time you come to play. There is a large TV in the kid’s space with a variety of cartoons etc for their entertainment.

So whether you want some time to yourself to craft with others or need to bring the kids so you can get that time to craft, there is a time for you!

You will also find the craft room stocked with papercrafting tools, a die-cut machine, a computer and printer for printing journaling as well as cardstock, printed papers and embellishments for sale.

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The Busiest Week of the Year?

What is your busiest week of the year?  Do you find the Christmas holiday stressful? You are not alone. So many things to check, did I remember everyone I wanted to? Do I have all the food for Christmas Dinner?  Wrapping last minute Christmas Gifts should not be an extra stressor, so I wanted to share with you a simple little wrapping that will help with that chore: Some of the products are no longer available, but you will get the idea.

Small Holiday gift bag

Every year I needHandmade gift bags to give a gift card or two. To me gift cards don’t give that personal feeling of giving a special gift. So my way of sharing that special feeling is to create a special gift bag. This small bag is perfect for a gift card.

Supplies

  • X7146B Wonderland My Reflections® paper packet
  • C1469 December 25th My Acrylix® Stamp Set
  • Z2160 Twilight Exclusives Ink® Pad
  • Z1104 Sparkles® Clear
  • Z1686 Art of Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
  • Z1468 Top Coats® Icing Overlays
  • Z1360 Designer Brads Rhinestone
  • Z1081 Colonial White Waxy Flax®
  • Z1397 Edge Distresser
  • Z1772 Memory Glue Dots
  • 1512 Bonding Memories® Glue
  • Piercing tool

 

Step 1

Using Twilight cardstock cut your box using (fit to page) Font layer <square1>.Fold and adhere side and bottom.  Cut out Snowflake <snowflake2> at 2” in white daisy cardstock. Cut tag <Tag1> in white daisy 1 ¾ “.Hint:  The size is marked on the stamp set carrier sheet.

 

Step 2

.Cut your patterned paper to decorate gift bag. Use the Edge Distresser to rough edges. This will give it the look of snow. Adhere the patterned paper to bag.

Step 3

Adhere an icing snowflake over the white daisy snowflake.  When using the top coats there is a protective coating on them, you need to remove coating from both sides. Use the piercing tool to pierce the center of the snowflakes and adhere the Designer Rhinestone brad. Use a glue dot to adhere snowflake to the bag.

Step 4

Stamp gift tag and adhere sparkles, Attach to the tag to handle with white waxy flax and enjoy.

 

If you need some help picking current products to make your bag, or help choosing thing

Creatively, Carol