Saturday, May 16, 2009

The non-crafter gets crafty (and actually enjoys it!)

A friend of mine, Karli, is incredibly artistic, creative, and cute, and she convinced me to join a "card club." For this club, each member has to create handmade cards every month, and then we exchange them. For those of you who know me well, I am SO not a crafter...I have no patience for it and no "eye" for it. So, I really only joined the club because I wanted to hang out with Karli.

The first month of card club, I cheated and had my crafty older sister make mine. (Thanks, Sarah!) The second month of card club, I cheated again and had Karli make mine. (Hey...it was a really busy month, and she offered!)

But this month, I actually buckled down and made my own cards--with the help of Karli, of course. This is a sample of my finished products:


It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and, amazingly, it was quite enjoyable! In fact, last night, as I was driving home from work, I found myself brainstorming ideas for NEXT month's cards and getting excited. WHAT IN THE DEVIL??!! I am turning into a new woman! Before we know it, I am going to be a stay-at-home mom with six kids quilting up a storm in my free time!

12 comments:

  1. Cute cards! And are you making an announcement? Are you having sextuplets? And when you do have six kids, or any kids, you won't have ANY free time.

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  2. Wow. I am seriously shocked. Good work, sis. Didn't know you had it in ya.

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  3. I did nothing! it was all you Rach :)
    your inner crafty is starting to come out. . . man, you did such an awesome job for your FIRST time making cards! i am so glad that you are excited about the card club. . . because i am too! ;)
    can't wait till we make next months :)

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  5. Extremely cute!!! But I think it'll be more like 8 kids and running non-profit organizations in your free time! :)

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  6. Oh, you are crafty alright... I believe it was at two good things where I was introduced to "hodge podge" or whatever that stuff was that we used to paint over our Two good things notebooks. You introduced a new form of craft to me! I knew you had it in you... deep down...

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  7. Great job Rach! I want to come to your card club.

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  8. They look really great! I hope you and Ryan are doing great!

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  9. Cute cards! Wish I could be more crafty, probably not gonna happen though. :) And yes! I definitely think you can do a marathon. The training is hard work, but not super intense. If you're going for a specific time it can get intense though. The key is making sure your body has recovery time between workouts. Also, since you've already ran a lot of half marathons all you'd have to do is up the mileage each week in your training. No biggie. There's a lot of different training schedules out there. I can email you one if you like? The one I was on, you just ran 4 days a week and it worked for me. Anyways, you should DEFINITELY do it! You'd do great. :)

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  10. Good job Rach! Don't plan on having too much free time when you have six kids.

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  11. Kudos to your crafty adventure--they look great! We did an enrichment activity one night where we made a checkbook cover with some cute paper and stamps and ribbons and stuff and I seriously had to have the helper girl sit next to me and hold my hand the WHOLE time because I kept freaking out that mine wasn't going to look cute or that I would do something wrong. The combination of near OCD perfectionist with not very crafty is deadly to me sometimes. One mroe thing we have in common, right? But I have been slowly getting over my non-craftiness too...maybe by the time I have six kids I'll be making my own cards. :)
    you're great.

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