|Why People Craft?|
Reason #7 : Enables People to Spend Time with Others
With our busy lives, it's easy to lose
connection with people we love or just enjoy being with. What a nice way to re-connect...by sharing the
delight you get from crafting. Laughing at mistakes, admiring accomplishments,
sharing memories, and planning future projects - all are part of crafting as a
wholesome and even emotional activity. Spend time with someone you like to be
with, and take on a new craft.
|Valentine's Day Sale coming soon...
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
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Mother's Day 2010
Tie the Knot
Exposition - 2010 Trade Show
and Carrie Duehring will be heading out to the Craft and Hobby Association
(CHA) trade show in Anaheim, CA this January for its 2010 Winter Show.This is a big event in the crafting industry,
allowing exhibitors to introduce new products and teach innovative techniques.
those unfamiliar with CHA, it was formed by a merging of the Hobby Industry
Association and Association of Crafts & Creative Industries back in 2004. According
to CHA's website, "every year the Association holds two annual trade shows, the
largest craft and hobby supply expositions in the world." It's the place to be
if you're devoted to crafting.
One of the main goals of CHA is to "increase customers' knowledge and awareness of industry products" - and that's the main goal for Dean and Carrie. After a show, they come home to Craft-e-Corner energized and full of fresh ideas. And we'll pass those on to you, our valued customers. So stay tuned...
|Personalized Valentine's Wishes...
Now That Says, I Love You!
Day is February 14th - and what a beautiful opportunity to celebrate
love. This is a day to remind a spouse, a soul mate or a dear friend how much they
really mean to you. It's an occasion to involve children in an expression of
caring, promoting that life skill of expressing feelings of affection.
you have a cutting machine, you have what it takes to express your love with
the personal touch. And Craft-e-corner
is here to help with the cutting accessories.
Silhouette owners, use the sweeping elegance of four alphabet styles in the
Sweetheart Design Portfolio to script your words of tenderness. Add a stylized
or softly curving heart - set off by rich chocolate kisses and forever slogans
borders of hearts can embellish your cards with streamers of solid, cut out and
chic heart shapes. Or give a year round loving theme to a room - framing a
window, a doorway or even a light switch with small outlines of endearment.
owners can get that perfect heart silhouette from Tag Maker. But if you want a
little zing, how about the sassy slogans and images of Just Chillin? Or lift
the Valentine's heart off of the Calendar Design Card...then spread the images
out through the rest of the year on either your calendar or seasonal cards.
Finally, the Cricut has several possibilities for your Valentine's wishes. Accent
Essentials has a basic heart in its collection of images. But if you know that
sweet stuff is leading to a wedding, the Sweethearts Cartridge takes heart rendering
a little further...adding wedding clothes, forever rings and clinking champagne
the truly devoted Valentine creator, nothing can beat Love Struck. This is the pièce de
résistance of heart expressions. These
icons go the full spectrum from enchanting to graceful to extraordinary, making
it hard to ever go back to the basic heart shape. Cupid works his magic of love
throughout this Solutions cartridge. Cricut is offering the limited edition - seasonal
cartridge of love for only a short time. Such an expression of affection is
destined to be a valued collector piece in your Cricut library.
has worked to develop an assortment of accessories to put you on your way for
any Valentine's fancy. And we send a Happy Valentine's Day wish to all of our
Check out these projects made by one of us from Craft-e-Corner...
The box was made with Love Struck Cartridge cut at 11 inches
The card used the Love cut out at 6 inches
Purchase Love Struck Cartridge now!
List Price: $29.99
Our Price: $22.84
I Got This New
How many of us got a new Cricut or Slice or Silhouette - and couldn't
wait to start creating? We just wanted to be alone and put something, anything...on
that cutting platform, anxious to see an image sliced with crisp lines and no
We carefully removed that first precise image, holding it to the light
with admiration. Now we just needed to find something to do with it. We needed
to find the right adhesive and then attach. But to what?? Where would the
embellishments come from and once I found some, where should they go?
Truth be told, many of us start out this way with scrapbooking. The
machines make beautiful cuts, but it's up to us to create. Don't get
One thing I've learned is that you must have a good selection of
paper or cardstock on hand. Ideas build on each other, especially as we
experiment. If you have to spend too much time running around for the correct
paper, the idea fades. So does your motivation. When you have the right medium for cutting, the
vision you've got in your mind's eye can come to life - when you're ready to
Before you go shopping for cardstock though, spend some time thinking of
your own interests and personality. Maybe you've got babies or weddings, soccer
games or campouts in your activities. Take inventory of what drives you and
then accumulate a little stash of paper that fits the color scheme in your
Are you drawn to glitter, vellum or pastels? What makes you happy? If
you like what you're using, you'll stay with it. Packs of coordinated color
papers are a good foundation, but don't be afraid to clash in patterns...be
gutsy. Throw in a red plaid to frame a flowered mat. Share papers with other crafters and save the
scraps. There's a curious satisfaction that comes from finding the right spot
for otherwise wasted paper.
This may sound basic, but it's a fact...any job is easier with the right
tools. Having a machine is the big start. Add the cartridges, design cards or
dies, a scrapbook - photos, but give special attention to your cutting medium. A
good assortment of papers and cardstock sparks ideas, nourishes plans and smartens
your pages. Go ahead and dive into your crafting with confidence, knowing
you've got the foundational tools for creativity.
|Upcoming Charity Events:
Crop Out Diabetes
Little Chute, Wisconsin on February 6, 2010
you're in Wisconsin, don't forget to come out to the Little Chute Civic Center
on Saturday, February 6, 2010 to help us crop out diabetes. The event runs from
8:30 to 5:30 with lunch, a cropper's rummage sale and plenty of scrapbooking. Share
your ideas or just enjoy the company, but open spots are filling fast.
you can't make it to the Civic Center, consider cropping with us online
starting January 29 to February 5th. Check
it out at: www.cropoutdiabetes.blogspot.com
This is a worthwhile fundraiser.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation tells us that Type
1 diabetes strikes children suddenly, making them dependent on insulin for
life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Each year, just in the United States, 40 children per day are diagnosed with diabetes.
come on out - or crop online - but let's all get together and work toward
ending Juvenile Diabetes. Craft-e-corner
is happy to be donating a Cricut Create machine for auction. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes
For more information visit: http://www.cropoutdiabetes.blogspot.com/
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