All Kids Can Learn International|
Charity of the Month
Each month Craft-e-Corner contributes
to a valuable cause, and this month we have a local and international focus
combined. A friend of Craft-e-Corner, Emily Schneider, is working through her
church and the larger organization of All Kids Can Learn International (AKCLI)
to "stem the tide of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa."
One person - or even one group - can
only do so much. But when organizations with a world presence join with
dedicated individuals on a common course, they can make a difference.
To All Mothers and Caregivers|
Happy Mother's Day
I looked up the definition of mother...
a female parent, a woman in authority, maternal tenderness or affection. They
may all be somewhat true, but tenderness and affection are the words that seem
most apt in describing a mom. We wish a Happy Mother's Day to all you women who
give of your tenderness and affection, to make another person's life better.
Cinco de Mayo|
May 5, 2010
Cinco De Mayo was May 5 - a festive day commemorating victory
by the Mexican army in the mid 1800s - a victory they needed to promote unity
in their country. The UCLA.edu website describes it as a time when "Mexico
demonstrated to the world that Mexico and all of Latin America were willing to
defend themselves of any foreign intervention." At such a crucial point in their history, this
helped to confirm Mexican independence.
We celebrated Cinco De Mayo at a conference this past week. Check out our blog to see how we celebrated: Craft-e-Corner Blog
Making Memories Fusible Web Project|
Bonding Made Easier
Making Memories Fusible Web gave one crafter an idea. As a 30th birthday scrapbook page,
mom was able to salvage fabric from a layered childhood dress. Using the
Fusible Web, her Cricut machine and an iron, she framed Jessica's baby photos
in the same blue gingham and crisp white that she wore in her first year. It
turned into a tender gift of remembrance.
- Making Memories Fusible Web - GET IT HERE
- Lightweight fabric and photos
- Household Iron
- Cricut Plantin Schoolbook for
frames - using Roly Poly Rectangle setting with a setting one inch larger than
|Crafting Tip of the Day |
Use of the Bone Folder
When you need a clean and
crisp fold, take a straight edge ruler and line it up where the inside of your
card's fold will be. Hold the ruler in place with a little pressure exactly
where you would like your crease for the fold. Using the pointed end of the
bone folder - the tool that looks a little like a letter opener - firmly press
to produce a score or slight etch mark along the desired crease. Be careful not
to put so much pressure on that your paper tears.
When the score is
complete, fold your paper along the crease. Once again, take the bone folder,
but this time use the flat side - pressing on the crease to make it a solid,
even and professional looking fold.
All Kids Can Learn International|
Emily is raising funds to travel to
Africa this year in conjunction with AKCLI and the Village of Hope in Zambia.
Together they will be educating and caring for some of the 1.2 million HIV/AIDS
orphaned children - doing everything they can to pull these young ones from the
poverty and abuse that accompanies being left alone.
The goal is "helping to produce a
generation that is able to turn things around relative to the spread of AIDS."
If you're interested in Emily's journey of goodwill, click on the link below.
The Village of Hope in Zambia is just one of the orphanage centers being
developed to rescue children whose families have been devastated by
HIV/AIDS. The future belongs to us, but
it also depends on us.
To learn more about AKCLI visit: http://www.akcli.org/
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