Monday, April 6, 2020

Thinking of You: Time Well Spent

Hi there everyone! 
Visiting around the web, I've realized just how much the wonderful community of crafters and card makers means to me. It seems that if we are doing fairly well in this crises we want to help in any way we can those who are not. And stamping and creating is a way for us to deal with our own stresses. 
Many are making or donating cards for residents of care centers who are facing a time of great loneliness and medical staff. 

But I've heard of a different need over the weekend. My 95 year old Mother-in-love has faithfully and without fail sent cards to friends neighbors, children, grandchildren and now her GREAT grandchildren for special days. When we talked she was distressed that the small gift shop in her community has closed and she no longer has cards to send! Could I help? 

Just what I wanted to hear. It's NICE to be able to help, you know?  I spent some time coloring these cards to add to the stash of 24 cards that I had on hand to send to her. 

It was wonderful time spent for me as coloring is my therapy. Best of all, as you read this the box of cards should be on their way in a postal truck. 

Sorry, I didn't mean to go on so much! The card details are very simple as are the cards themselves. I used the Look for the Rainbows stamps (Simon Says Stamp). I did some masking to create bouquets and colored using Zigs and a water brush. The sentiment and die for the blue card are from the Sentiment Suite: Thinking of you by The Greetery. 

I hope that you are doing well and carrying on with the social distancing. This same Mother-in-Love of mine keeps saying to herself, "It's SPRING! and soon summer will be here!" and her hope is that all the sickness will be gone. Let's think on that.

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!