What a wonderful, whirl-wind of an afternoon I had, a couple of days ago, on Thursday, February 7th. Earilier, either the 30th or 31st of January, I received a call from a friend of mine who is a member of the Altrusa Club*. She asked for my help on making 125 valentines for the Knox County Nursing Home. Besides my friend, Sherry, I would have help from other Altrusa members as well as some students of Galesburg North High School. As Sherry knows I love stamping as much as I love helping others, it didn't take much thought to agree to help. In our short conversation, I agreed to come up with 3 quick and easy designs that could be quickly put together. But, I had never done anything like this. Quick and easy??? I have been a demonstrator for almost 10 years. Yikes!!! What did I just do??? Do I know quick and easy? My friends and I like to cut, fold, embellish, pop, stamp, and did I mention embellish? But, I knew that it had to be done quickly as we had to be in and out of the school in just under 1-1/2 hours. WE DID IT!!! Hooty-Hoo!!! Here are the three cards we made.
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I am guesstimating that there were around 10 Altrusa women and maybe 20 students (in and out). WOW!!! I thought maybe I would have a total of maybe a 12-15 ... like I say, I really didn't know what to expect. I had everything cut and divided out into three projects. Everyone dove in, we all stamped, cut, die-cut, taped, and in just over an hour, YES!!! we had 125 cards all put together for the Knox County Nursing Home! Yay!!!
I hope I am asked back to help again in the future. This was one exciting, rejuvenating afternoon. Never ever dreamed that that many cards could be created in such a very short time! And even more amazing... maybe only one person in the entire room had ever really stamped before! What A Group!!!
*Altrusa is an international, volunteer service organization of business and professional women dedicated to improving the community through personal service. Members in the Galesburg Altrusa Club unite their varied talents to focus on literacy as well as other projects benefiting Safe Harbor, Knox County Child Advocacy Center, Adopt-a-Highway, and the Knox County Jail.