Showing posts with label COVID. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVID. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Giveback!


Just a quick post today.  Stampin' Up is an awesome company!  They are committed to making a difference and caring about people.  As part of their Making a Difference program, they are offering a product give-back opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.  You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and Stampin Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts!  This is a digital stamp set that's packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique situation we're currently experiencing. You simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut out using your paper trimmer, punches or dies.  Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

 You can purchase the download here - SHARE SUNSHINE PDF

Believe me, you will be getting your money's worth!  It is a 15 page PDF plus SU includes an info sheet listing the coordinating colors and products that can be used with the digital stamps.
Share Sunshine PDF Download by Stampin’ Up! - English (US, CA)

Here are a few cards I made today after I downloaded the PDF.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Happy Easter

What were you doing a month ago?  Whatever it was, doesn't it seem in some ways like a million years ago!  Because now here we are, one month into this COVID-19 quarantine.  It's been four weeks of social distancing and self-isolation.  Four weeks of disturbing and scary news.  Four weeks of trying to navigate a whole new world of working from home and remote learning for our kids AND a shortage of toilet paper at the grocery store.  Four weeks of fear and uncertainty.  Four weeks of a crisis unlike anything we've ever experienced in our lifetimes.

But that's exactly why it's so important for the sake of your sanity and mental well-being to take a step back every once in a while and just do a little self check-in.  How are you holding up?  Are you about to lose your mind or starting to find your groove?  Are you being productive or struggling?  The reality is that because this is something none of us have ever experienced, there's also no way to know exactly how to respond.  There's no rule book and no way to predict how it's all going to play out.

But, you have a choice!  You can sit there in fear, anxiety, stress and worry.  You can obsessively check the news.  And then, when it all becomes too much to think about, you can tune-out, where you stay in your pj's all day and start binge watching TV.  OR you can  take a different path and choose to focus on the things that you can actually control.  You can choose to make the most of this crazy time.

I'd love to hear some specific things you're doing to keep yourself busy and productive during this time.  What are you working on?  What's keeping you sane?  Hit "comment" below and let me know!  As you know, what's keeping me sane and busy is being creative.  I've made quite a few cards and actually mailed a lot of them.  Sonny says all the stamps I'm using are costing him money!  (I don't say anything about how much he's spending on the golf course every day!)

Enjoy your Easter!

Here are a few Easter cards I have made (and mailed!)

I used the 6x6 Gingham DSP (retired) and one of last year's Sale-a-bration stamp sets, Lovely Lattice.  I used the Highland Heather Blends to color the flowers. 

Everything about this card is retired!   I went to my stash of non-SU designer paper and found this piece that I thought went well with the card.  The flowers and sentiment are from  Easter Message.  The die cut flowers on the side are from the Botanical Builder dies and the cardstock is an In-Color from last year, Berry Burst.

Another beautiful (but retired) card!  The stamp set is Oh So Eclectic and matching dies, Eclectic.

Aren't these bunnies cute?  I made several cards with this stamp.  It is really old (thus, retired) and was s single stamp that we could purchase way back in 2013  for $6.95!  Back then, we didn't have dies so I fussy cut the bunnies.  (Plus, it is a wooden stamp which tells you how old it is!)

Another beautiful card using Easter Message.  I stamped the cross in Versamark and heat embossed it with Gold powder.  I used a white pen to color in the cloak.  It is layered onto gold paper and then onto non-SU designer paper.  This is one of my favorite cards and I made several of them