Last Tuesday, Sarah, Kelly and I had an opportunity to get our Martha Stewart on. If you haven’t noticed, the Uncharted authors like to craft. From scrapbooking to card making to holiday ornaments, we rock them all! Martha doesn’t have anything on us…well maybe $638 million, but really, who is counting?
Not me, I’m still hoping to win the lotto. But I digress. Occasionally, I help out with programming ideas for my sorority’s alumnae monthly chapter meetings. And I thought, why not do a craft and enlist some help! Enter Sarah, Kelly and our craftastic Stampin’ Up friend, Penny.
Penny and I met a few weeks before the chapter meeting to go over the craft. Together in her amazing craft room, we came up with a great game plan for the card we would make. The main theme would be to keep it simple.
The reason for simplicity is because my alumnae chapter’s median age is probably around 65. Naturally, we didn’t want something complicated and intricate that would take a lot of time. Instead, we wanted something that everyone could take pride in making while having fun.
After taking care of some “business” in the beginning of our meeting, we were all ready to craft. Penny passed around the card we would create so everyone could see what we were going to do. Apprehension rose into the room. But, when Penny broke down the steps of how to make the card, a collective sigh of relief went out.
Gradually, everyone became more comfortable with what they had to do and how they could do it. Murmurs of, “So that’s how she did that.” or “Well that’s not so hard.” resounded in the living room.
To help Penny out, Sarah, Kelly and I went around the room assisting when there we could. Individually, we worked with the ladies on how to use the scallop punch or how to tie the ribbon. It was a truly a treat to watch everyone complete their card. I think they were all a little surprised by what they could do and how much fun they had while making a beautiful card.