It is early morning right now! Please keep Cheryl and me in your thoughts and prayers! We want to be a positive influence in everything we do today, Tuesday, and Thursday of this week! I will let you know more about our Great Adventure this afternoon...when we get out of prison! :0)
1:17 PM...What a fabulous morning! Unfortunately there will be no pictures! Cameras are not allowed!
There were 14 inmates in the class. They were so appreciative of the workshop! The goal of the class was to show the difference between a handmade card and a 'homemade' card! I am happy to say they all made handmade cards! All the cards were unique! They are excited because the activities director told them they would work on the cards next week, too!
We had step-by-step directions for making a simple A2 card using assorted sizes of rectangles, ribbon, and sentiments. I had them complete each step before going on to the next. We made complete cards fronts which were then glued to the card base.
Cheryl, the activities director, 3 inmate helpers, and I worked the whole time helping each participant. There was paper, ribbon, stickers, glue sticks, etc. all over the tables, but it all came together when completed cards were shown!
The girls were given instructions on how to use glue sticks...the correct way! :0) No lumps, no bumps, and no wet spots! They caught on quickly! Because...they didn't want 'homemade' cards! :0)
The class tomorrow will be about the same size, but the learning level will be different. We discussed our game plan with the activities director before Cheryl and I left. We are ready to make cards, again!