January 8, 2021
- Card with circle(s)
- Bright Pink & 2 other colors
- Something Happy
- Kraft or tan paper
About The Episode
Episode archive posted on January 11, 2021
Someone mentioned that our Guest Crafter Helen Schlette from CraftyMamaDiaries , could have been my sister. Well, I’d love that because she was a delightful crafter to hang out and get to know better. She is bubbly, humble, and sweet. Obviously, Chris, her hubby, found a great little woman when he found her. We enjoyed Chris’ cameo appearance, too! I may not have been equipped to handle this new twist to the show! HAHAHA! I’m just really glad to have met the Schlettes and you will be glad, too. Thank you!
To support Helen, please click on her social media links below and tell her you found her on #CraftRoulette!
We changed our card submission policy this week to one card per person, and just in the nick of time! LOOK AT ALL THESE FAB SUBMISSIONS!
If you are ever in a card making slump, be sure to visit this blog because the cards we are getting are just super duper. Thank you all for sending in your interpretations of what makes you happy! It was really FUNN to see what makes you smile, and something I noticed was, all those reasons are pretty attainable. Thank you one and all!
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” Charles Spurgeon
“The wheel makes you go outside the box,” Helen said, and how right she is! There are so many beautiful and darling cards that have been inspired by the random guidance of the wheel. The abstract notion of “something happy” really hit some heart strings, too. While “bright pink” may have been a challenge for some, how smart of the wheel to pair a bright pink with something happy! Imagine if we’d gotten monochromatic or blues with something happy! I think the wheel was good, and your cards say it was, too.
During this episode, you’ll learn…
- which makes Helen happy, a Louis Vuitton purse or Mama Elephant stamps
- how a scrapbooker in the park helped make our night special
- who is the Craft Roulette police?
- about husbands and crafting
- about foam tape
- tips for mailing cards, especially birthday cards
- about making cards for the troops
- about the Spellbinder die cutter
- how embossing was the gateway “drug” for yet another card maker
Many of our Craft Roulette FUNN fam make and donate cards for our troops. I love that about our community. Tonight we learned about another outlet for these donations which Chris (Helen’s husband) works with. If interested, click on the link above for information.
Helen told me she does not consider herself creative, then she pointed out, “We are our number one critic.” She is right! The wheel is a perfect creative-block buster, try us! We have a Craft Roulette Facebook group you are welcome to join and share your cards on, too. Please answer all the questions to be approved, then when you post, include the episode number you found inspiring!
When you post on your social media, please use at least one of these hashtags, #CraftRoulette #CraftRouletteChallenge
The hobby of cardmaking is a hobby of kindness. Kiss your kind brain and heart. We appreciate you and you make us happy!
About This Week's Guest
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Hi everyone! My name is Helen, I’m a proud Mama of two girls and I’ve been married to my husband for over 20 years. I’m a boba tea lover, paranormal tv show addict, and a big time foodie! I started scrapbooking over 17 years ago and I still do. 🙂 I was introduced to card making 8 years ago by my good friend Debbie. I go back and forth with card making and scrapbooking, but 3 years ago was when I began to enjoy card making more and more. Now, I’m testing the waters with copic coloring. I love having these two hobbies because I get the best of both worlds. I can’t imagine my world without paper crafting and I love inspiring others to get crafty. 🙂