Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Crafty Friends

Hello everyone,

hope your week is going well!  March is just flying by, right?   Wishing you all a happy Easter.

A few weeks ago I got together with a group of long time friends for a card party.   Some I have know for decades and others for a few years.  What we all have in common is we used to have an investment club.  Recently we decided that the investment club had run its course and we disbanded the club.  One thing that we all really wanted to do was to keep in touch on a regular basis so we agreed to meet every quarter.  When I suggested a crafty get together everyone was excited.  The plan was set in motion to have the ladies to my house.

Even though we have know each for a long time we had never crafted together.  Can you believe that? I know, hard to imagine, ha, ha.  So, not knowing the skill level of the group I prepped the pieces so all they had to do was choose colors and patterns to put a card together.  I used one of my favorite dies, the Sewing Room from the Tim Holtz Sizzix collection to create a dress form card.  Thought it would be fun, like playing with paper dolls, to dress up the form.  Similar to what I did for my nieces birthday card.  Also cut some flowers as an alternative to the dress form focal point.
Look at the concentration!

It was so great to see everyone.  We laughed and shared and had a grand time.  Much to my excitement and delight I discovered that I have some really crafty friends!  Not one card came out the same and they all had unique and fun ideas on what to do with the dress form and flowers.  Take a look at the beautiful collection of cards they created.

Card by Cyndi D.  Look how she added a flower to the envelope.
Card by Angela.  Notice the patchwork background.

Card by Jean.  Ooo la la, check out the slit in the skirt.

Card by Mary.  Perfect mix of casual and bling.  She used die cut leaves as wings.

Card by Cindy S.  She's got the flower shaping down.

Look at these beautiful works of art!

So proud of what they all created!  So much fun that we are going to have another crafty party in the future.  It was such a joy for me to share my love of creating and crafting with my friends.  Hugs to you CWIG ladies!

Hope this gives you some inspiration to create your own works of art!

Thanks for stopping by.  Appreciate your comments and thoughts.  Happy creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. How FUN!!! Creating cards sounds better than investing, although less! I've never even heard of investment clubs. Beautiful cards too!

    1. I know, right! So much fun to hang out with my friends, and craft! Thank You, I think they did a great job.

  2. Isn't it wonderful to discover the hidden talents of good friends! I love how all the ladies were given the basic supplies and showed their amazing individual talent!!! You can tell by the photos that everyone had a wonderful time!!! You did a great job!!!!!


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