|Why People Craft?|
For each issue, we've
offered one of the eight reasons that CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) gives
for why people craft. They were:
6. Recommended by Friends or Family
7. Enables Spending Time with Others
8. And the final one...Interaction with Children
Interacting with children is a
beautiful reason to craft. Maybe the best! When we craft with children, they
not only have fun while learning a skill, they see patience and
stick-to-itiveness in action. It promotes creativity and problem solving, and
leaves them with grand memories of an adult giving their time. Interact with a child - teach them a craft.
Did you know
March is National Craft Month?
Quote of the Day
invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come."
- Victor Hugo
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Mother's Day 2010
Tie the Knot
Stand & Salute
|How to Think Like a
Cricut - A to Z Cricut DVD
We're offering something new at
Craft-e-Corner that is a MUST foryour Cricut library. The A to Z Cricut DVD was
created by Megan Gravener of Above Rubies Studio. This DVD takes the unknowns
out of your Personal Baby Bug, Create or Expression machine - so you can get
full use of it.
The title A to Z is fitting.
Everything is covered from adhesives to the shadow feature in Zooballoo. Seven cartridges were wisely chosen to illustrate
the various creative features Cricut incorporates in its many cartridges. Blade
insertion, modes, tools, inks, mat care, settings, firmware, Design Studio - all
are described and visually presented in a way that addresses our hidden
questions. You can tell the producer has lived it.
Megan's thorough instructions are uncomplicated,
walking you through each exercise so you actually learn how to do it on your
own. She doesn't just talk at you!
Whether you are beginning to learn
about your machine or tackling advanced applications, you'll find the topics separated
for easy searching. And this three hour DVD has dozens of demonstrations and
project ideas to reinforce your know-how.
Our international customers will be
interested in knowing that the A to Z Cricut DVD is region free, formatted
using the NTSC standard. Most recent DVD players use the NTSC format.
And listen to this extra!! For the
first 500 to purchase A to Z Cricut, you'll also receive the Cricut Cutting
Guide. This booklet takes the mystery
out of blade, speed, and pressure settings for hundreds of paper and vinyl
choices - while offering helpful tips to get those perfect cuts without waste. A real time and money saver!
If you own a Cricut, you owe it to yourself to
have this comprehensive DVD. We guarantee you'll learn to think like a Cricut -
and have fun doing it.
Purchase the A to Z Cricut DVD now!
Our Price: $19.84
ArchivaLife - the Perfect Story and Memory
It has been said by more than one
writer,"...you owe it to family to record your life's history." That's a powerful call to us, but where do we
start? Not all of us are writers. And when there are many years to look back
on, events get cloudy. It's too big to tackle. Or is it?
We discovered a striking book at the
CHA convention that helps to organize your past. It's called ArchivaLife - Classic
Edition. From your first look at ArchivaLife, you see the substantial book
covers as a mark of quality. It's a place where pages will be kept safe for generations.
Inside, fold out LifeLine sheets ask about important dates, offering prompts
for you to expand on, creating your own personal biography.
What excited us about this book was
the bonus it offers for crafters, making it different from other memory keepers.
This 12 x 12 hardback is formatted with extra pages in a way that allows you to
enhance your recollections with photos and crafted displays. The blend makes it
a perfect venue for combining the beauty of scrapbooking with your life story.
It becomes a treasure of your past through words, pictures, color and design... a
treasure worth handing down.
Purchase the ArchivaLife Memory Keeper Today!
Grandma Interacting with Grandchildren
We get questions from potential
cutting machine users, wondering if the machine is a workable activity for
children to share. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to check it out - first
hand. Two of my granddaughters, aged 6 and 8, stayed with us while their
parents "anniversaried" out of town.
Josie got the idea to make a card and we took it a step further. We made
a scrapbook page...with shopping for a scrapbook to follow.
The girls picked out papers that
caught their fancy, and then just let their creative juices flow. We took the
heart shapes from Schoolbook Plantin - using the shadow feature. And we got a
chance to try out the hot pink Post-It adhesive backed paper. (We all loved it.
The lettering came from Plantin and
Opposites Attract. They liked the cursive effect, and some word selections were
simple extras, picking Joy and Love with one key stroke. I'm adding a picture
of their project, but the point I want to make...they did most of it themselves.
I was merely a consultant. And we had a couple hours of memory making fun.
Helpful Crafting Tip:
Adhesives! We can't live without them,
but sometimes they're hard to live with.
They behave in ways that are tricky to apply, too wet, slippery, sticky,
or leave a residue. Well we've got the answer for some of your adhesive woes.
Using Self Adhesive Paper
Craft-e-corner will be offering packs of
Post-It full adhesive Craft Paper that cuts beautifully and releases the
backing easily. It's medium weight - lignin and acid free - with six sheets of
six different colors per pack. Choose from bright, jewel, earth tone, and
pastel collections. Post-It has even labeled each 12 x 8 ½ inch package with
suggestions for blade depth, pressure and speed to get ideal cuts.
Give yourself a treat. Design with adhesive
backed paper. You'll have a hard time going back to glue.
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