Sunday, September 25, 2011
My Scrappy Saturday!
Good Sunday morning. I was fortunate to be able to spend my Saturday crafting with my friends in Franklin! What a great way to spend a day!
On Monday I am teaching my second of two training classes for work. We are implementing a new computer program that will assist us in writing our reports without having to rewrite data wepreviously obtained. It sounds complicated, but it is a great program and I think it will be wonderful for us! However, people are by nature somewhat resistant to change. SO - I decided to "sweeten" the pot and attempt to make the change less threatening. I used esesntially these same items during my first class, so I just tweaked them some for this one.
Before my coworkers could take the class, they had to complete some online training. I thought it was easy, but, again I like the program and was excited about it. This group I am training tomorrow will use the program more, but for somewhat different reasons than those of us who write reports daily. To say I fielded several questions, chats, and calls as my coworkers tried to complete this prerequisite is somewhat of an understatement.
So, to reward their completion of the online classes, as well as to recognize it took them some time, I will be doing some drawings for Subway gift cards for a lucky few. One of my friends has been in an envelope making frenzy! She has made the most unique envelopes out of calendars, posters, scrapbook paper, etc. When I purchased the gift cards, the cashier said they did not have any envelopes to put the cards in. LIGHT BULB! I asked if I could have a couple of the wrapper they use for the sandwiches. TA - DA - instant gift card holders were made unter the tutelage of my friend and with the help of my Martha Stewart score board.
Then when class starts, sitting along side each participant's folder that contains the training guide and cheat sheets will be this cute little pencil. I was suprised how well these went over with the first group. They are made from Mentos fruit candy with a Hershey's kiss adhered to the end. This idea was modified from a picture I saw as part of a|muse studio's August spotlight. The stamped saying "You're the best!" is from one of my a|muse studio sampler sets that you receive if you sign up to be a consultant. The rest of my supplies are from Hobby Lobby (because that is the only place we have to shop here and I could get my supplies immediately!)
The class will last all day. That is a long time for people when talking about a soon-to-be implemented change - even if you are looking forward to it. So, when they "graduate" at the end of the day, they each will receive an honorary owl. I made six different designs just to have some variety. Each bag contains an assortment of minature chocolate candies such as M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, etc. Again, this idea was taken from the a|muse studio August spotlight and modified. I used paper bags and a paper pack I purchased at Hobby Lobby along with my nestabilities and cuttlebug.
I will spread out the remaining candy that I did not use in the center of the table for my "students" to snack on during the entire class. That way, I don't have to worry about taking it all home and getting any fatter!!! Because if I take it home, I know I won't let it go to waste!
Also on Saturday, one of the girls instructed us on making a paper pumpkin. This turned out way cuter than I imagined and it was fun to make. She gave me some more ribbbon, twine, and buttons to decorate my pumpkin with, but I just have not added those things.
If you stuck with me this long, thanks for taking the time to read this lengthy post. I hope you were able to have some fun time as well this past weekend!