This is quite a gift for me when it comes to my stamping room. I've had 2 classes in the past 3 days which involved taking a lot of my supplies to different locations--which then means I have to put it all away now!
My first class was scheduled by an older woman (mother of a lady I work with) for her retirement living area. She wanted to do 5 cards in an afternoon--so I set out to create what I thought were fairly simple cards. Do you know the saying, "Pride goeth before the fall?" Yep, that's me. I was terribly proud of my organization. I had all materials for each card cut, scored and put into labeled baggies and then all 5 baggies put into one large ziploc so the ladies could keep track of their cards etc... I then tubbed all the supplies for each card and wrote out step by step directions for the ladies to follow if they wanted. I was READY! =-)
My first clue should have been when a few of the ladies pulled all of the baggies out and looked at them and said, "I can't read what it says here--what is that?" I responded #3--"those are the makings for card #3."
Then I heard--"well I don't have that stuff here at my table" followed by response that the cards were set up around the room followed by this: "I have to move???" Oh My Goodness--they didn't read the directions, listen to my directions or even look at the samples to see what their card was to look like--I cleaned up more glue than I usually do in my first grade classroom--even though I'd told them multiple times that it was very strong glue! 30 minutes in I was praying for God's help because the ladies were frustrated and there wasn't enough of me to go around! Fortunately, they hit a wall 1 1/2 hours in and decided that I needed to come back early in March to help them finish. Good! Time to problem solve. Sharyn who organized this class got 4 of the 5 cards done and did a great job--I may have to put her to work helping me in March! Anyway---really LOOOONG story short---here are the cards we worked on:
They were all cased from other blogs--with just minor changes according to the supplies that I own. I'll try to find the 5th card--it's in all the stuff I'm putting away--the dimensionals with the protective papers pulled off of a whole sheet, my sticky tombow multi glue bottles, ink pads left open, glue dots stuck everywhere.....here's to cleaning time!