Saturday, August 21, 2010

Crafters vs. Non-Crafters... What's the Difference??

Good Morning Everyone!

I'm just waking up and for once it doesn't feel like hell has caught on fire! In case you didn't know, I live in {Texas}.  For those of you that have never had the pleasure of visiting, DO NOT!!  LOL... at least not during the months of June or July, or August. Then again one year it was almost 90 degrees at Christmas!

So, I'm sure by now you're wondering, "What's the difference between a Crafter and a Non-Crafter?".  Besides the obvious, one crafts, one doesn't. Well DUH!  That was too easy.  This is what I have observed in recent years.  Crafters love the following stores:  Michael's, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, and A.C. Moore.  Crafters are on their mailing lists, we get coupons and probably know the layout of our local stores with our eyes closed.  Crafters bond instantly with another crafter when you use the words, "Cricut, Stickles, Distressed and or Cardstock".   Crafting is a sisterhood and in some cases a brotherhood of creativity.

Then you have the Non-Crafter (NCs).  These are the people that go into the above mentioned stores and pay FULL PRICE for everything, unless they happen to grab something on sale.  Full Price?? WOE (what on earth) is that??? LOL....  NCs receive handcrafted cards then throw them out like cheap Dollar Tree cards, days later.  ARE YOU SERIOUS???  They don't appreciate the hard work and thought that goes into their "handmade" goodies.  NCs, you all need to wake-up and see what you're getting is far more precious than the Hallmark card with all the rhyming words.

Below is a Get Well card that I made for a family member that just had surgery.  You'd have to know this person to know this card was PERFECT for her!
  Bugaboo DigiStamp - Nurse Margaret.  Copics used: 100, C7, C1, E47, E37 RV19 and the Colorless Blender.

A Crafters response... "WOW!" or "Nice coloring" or "That is too cute".

Non-Crafter response, "You did all of that for a card?" "All the time it took you to do that, you could have just ordered flowers online."  -- LOL, that one made me laugh, but my most favorite response was sent to me via text message that simply said, "Ok".

Well, no matter what a NC may say, not say or think, I do this because it's something that I enjoy.  Everyone has a God given talent be it singing or dancing, mine just happens to be crafting.  I plan to use this gift to it's fullest, as much as I can, whenever I can. 

On that note, be blessed and have a wonderful day.
Happy Creating!


  1. From one Crafter to another... This card is sure to bring a smile on the face of the recipient. GREAT JOB! Love the story that accompanied the card.