As the thermometer rises, the number of paper crafters at the studio dwindles. Yet even some of our winter residents turn up for one last go at their projects before escaping the desert heat, and a few who don’t have time to work still turn up for a few minutes to bid the full-timers farewell.
Meanwhile, the Paper Crafting Club has been the happy recipient of many generous donations recently of stamps, dies, inks, and equipment. Some of our sessions have seen members sorting through and arranging the items that we’ll keep, applying labels to them indicating they are club property, and trying to find a place for them in our already overcrowded cabinets. This is an opportunity for those who’ve already packed up their own supplies in preparation for their journeys to their summer homes to still come in and participate.
Some members made time to take stock of our various supplies and organize them, so we have an idea of which embellishments and other supplies need to be replenished. Maintaining it all is a communal effort, with all members eager to play their part. Like a well-oiled machine, the volunteers keep our club running smoothly.
More important is the amount of laughter heard as we work, either on the organization of our own projects, with members happy to help each other with ideas, suggestions, and personal expertise.
If you plan to be around during the summer season and are looking for a way to beat the heat when you aren’t at the pool, in the gym, or binge watching your favorite TV series, consider coming over to the air-conditioned Creative Arts Center and learning how to create your own handmade greeting cards and/or assemble a scrapbook of memories that your family will cherish. The club meets Monday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m. If you have questions, contact Paper Crafting Club President Pat Serveiss at [email protected] or 719-661-1582.