Double Gate Fold Card

How are you surviving the Corona Virus outbreak?  Are you socially distancing yourself?  Self-quarantining? On lock down?  Hopefully no one is sick!  It seems I’ve been washing my hands every time I turn around and they are beginning to show it.  You’ll be able to tell in my video, as the back of my hands are red along with the tops of my arms from washing.  I try to put on lotion, but lotion and paper don’t mix real well.  It tends to leave stains on the paper.  Also from the video, I can tell I am really going to be hurting come May 5th, the date of my next nail and hair appointment.  All salons, etc are shut down here until April 30, and next week is going to be three weeks since my last manicure.  By the time salons open again, my hair will be its natural color and I’ll need a full set of nails! The struggle is real…  🙂

To be very honest, it is very difficult to not give in to panic especially when I go into the grocery store.  I refuse to give in to the current herd mentality and stock-pile groceries like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, EVERYTHING!  We do have enough to get us through awhile, but we always do.  As a former military wife, we did all our shopping at the beginning of the month right after payday and just ran to the store for perishables like bread, milk, eggs, etc. I’m not buying more than what we need, and I don’t plan on it.  I also refuse to get up at 4:00 am to get in line outside the grocery store before it opens to get what I need.  Then again, I might change my mind when I run out of toilet paper.

My husband and I have been socially distancing ourselves for a few weeks, and I’ve finally concluded that it WILL NOT be the corona virus that gets him! LOL!  Seriously, we are doing well.  Fortunately, we each have our own computer and i-pads, and I have a television in my stamp room so if we want to watch different things we can.  When we need our space, we can have it.  We also have a treadmill that I’ve dusted off so we can get a little exercise in.  We both go to they gym regularly, but we all know that has come to a temporary end.  The only thing I am having a hard time adjusting to is that I don’t have to get out of bed by a certain time in the morning so that I can make it to the gym by 10:00 a.m.  The temptation to stay in bed longer than usual is difficult to fight.

I have two children that work in health care; one is a registered nurse that just recently moved back to Colorado and started working in a hospital north of here, and the other is an emergency medical technician that works in the emergency room in a local hospital.  I just learned my daughter is treating Covid19 positive patients WITHOUT the proper masks unless they are on a respirator or some sort of equipment that blows air back out because their supply of N95 masks is low.  My son is never put into contact with Covid19 patients and he is given an N95 mask at the beginning of each shift.  Figure that out!  The whole thing is scary to me and I pray nightly they remain safe.  I also limit the amount of news I listen to, because if I didn’t I would be a basket case

I’ve been keeping busy with my stamping and other crafts.  I’ve created a new fun-fold card and video for you using several Sale-a-bration items.  I just love this stamp set and the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper.  I got the idea for this fold from a friend a long time ago and I decided it was time to drag it out, so this is an oldie but a good one.  I colored a piece of Flowering Foils Specialty DSP with Stampin’ Blends to make this card.  I don’t do the coloring in the video.  I just go through how to assemble the card.  The finished product looks good both ways, but I do like the colored one more than the other.  I don’t know why I always get so tongue tied when I make a video.  It seems that I get goofy and struggle to get the words for things out, or say something and realize later that what I said was totally wrong.  At any rate, this month’s video is complete and I hope you enjoy it.  if you have any questions, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

Stay safe, stay healthy, STAY HOME!!!

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bonanza Buddies Fun Fold Card

Hello All!

Better late than never is what I say.  With only a few days left in this month, it looks like I am going to meet my goal of this year’s commitment to post something every month.  Only 10 more months to go! 🙂

The card I am sharing today is not all my idea.  I borrowed the fun fold for this card from Connie Stewart, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The decorating on this one is all me though, so I can at least take credit for that part.  We made this card at my monthly Cards & Coffee this past Saturday, and my BFF, Carol, told me I should share it here.  To be honest I was at a loss as to what I SHOULD share, so she helped me by making that suggestion.

I think this stamp set is totally adorable, and I can’t wait to make more with it.  It’s perfect for little kids.

In the video I question the pronunciation of the word “ruched” for the ribbon.  Well, I checked and it is pronounced [rooshed].  I don’t remember if I ever pronounced it correctly.  🙂  As I said, wrinkled works for me.  LOL!

 

I hope you enjoy the video and the card.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!