No, really I am. I do not need them. They are cluttering up my home. Everywhere I look, I am running into paper, cartridges, and embellishments. They need a new home.
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I have three Cricut machines. Yes, people, I have three of them. Why do I need three? Two are looking at me like a lost child. I do not need them. I have stamps running out my ears, in a bucket. These are the wooden stamps. I have ink that I have not used. I have paper that I am slowly using. Why do I need it all?
Now for you crafters and scrapbookers out there, you are wondering if I have lost my mind. The answer is no, I have not. I still scrapbook, make cards, and alter items. I will still have most of my stuff. I will not have the stuff I am not using.
For instance, the three Cricut machines? I am keeping 2, and the third is going to a friend of mine who is a school teacher. She just found out that her school is moving to a new building, and she will be teaching 3rd grade. I believe in our education system, but they do get the pay that they deserve. It takes a good teacher to teach today’s students, and they do not have the budget to buy the extras that makes their classrooms ready to learn, especially in a charter school where my friend teaches. She is also getting cartridges that are geared towards her classroom, and I am buying her a new cartridge and mats as well. Also some 12 x 12 papers and embellishments will be given as well.
Now I do not have a whole lot, but I still have stuff from when I worked at a scrapbook store, and this has been weighing heavy on my heart to do this. So it is not a total surprise, because I already told her about the machine yesterday at Vacation Bible School, and she is thrilled. What she does not know is about the gift card that I am going to ask some people in our bible study to help me get her.
So here is my challenge for anyone who wants one. Look through your supplies. It does not have to be craft supplies. If you are not using it, and have not used them in over a year, give it to someone who could use it. It could be a school, nursing home, recreation centers. Call to ask them what they need first. Do not just show up unannounced, because they may not need it. That was the only reason my friend knew about the gift that I am putting together. I wanted to make sure that it was OK, but the Cricut machine is her personal machine. If she wants to share it with her co-workers, that is up to her. I used to be a Pre-K teacher, so I know how much this stuff costs, and when you are setting up a classroom, there is also a budget.
Well, I am over by 28 words, so have a blessed day.