On the same day I read a blog post about how imparting knowledge might help someone else find their full potential, a fellow CTMH Consultant announced there is a need for crafty-Cricut savvy folks to lend some time and expertise to Memory Miser. I took this as the universe flashing a huge multi-colored sign for me because I am, as we all are, an expert at something.
I believe my something is the ability to connect with a person.
I have heard too many stories of people buying a Cricut machine only to let it sit in the box because it was intimidating. I recently met such a person at a crop, and after 10 minutes of me just showcasing basic button features she asked me if I offer classes. She told me she had spent $65 on Cricut classes from local craft stores, yet still felt lost until speaking with me. And I am pleased to say that after we freed her Cricut from the box and spent a bit of time together, she feels more confident in her abilities to not only use the machine, but to better express herself artistically.
Here is a little something I put together for a crop that my up-line was throwing for the PTO of her daughters school. She used these 6 Mason jars to hold the tickets for raffles she held through out the event.
I used the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge (better known as the AP Cart!) to cut the tag with the dragonfly, and also the rose. I knew Mason jars were popular, but the attendants at the crop love these so much, that we actually handed out the jars at the end of the night as extra door prizes! (Talk about getting all warm and fuzzy, I was over the moon with the response to this project!)
This card using the CTMH Florentine paper, features a lace doily heart (also from the AP Cart) on the front. This was one of the pieces I submitted to CTMH as part of my Extravaganza Teaching Application.
This was another submission for Extravaganza. I used the AP Cart to cut the title and the beautiful swirly shapes. I used a resist technique on the CTMH Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon to match the swirly and keep the theme.