Last Day of 2021

Yes, the days of 2021 are coming to an end…praying your 2021 was better than what I was dealt with.

January, started with Aunt very ill with Covid, she pulled through…thank you God. February, March, still went no where cause of Covid. March I was able to get my first vaccine. April, May, June…made it through…things looking up. July, eek….Aunt Fell broke jaw, so I stayed with her several weeks….she lived out of town and I was away from Husband and my sweet dog…oh, no fun. August, I had a infusion for Osteoporosis and it helped. That same day, my brother was in hospital but I could not see him cause of Covid restrictions….no he did not have Covid, just limited 2 visitors a day. Two days later, he passed, it was heart breaking, totally sad and it shook me to my core. At this time, I did not go to funeral cause I was still helping Aunt out and did not want to infect here with Covid Virus if I came in contact at church. Oh ya, I have not been to church but to my brother’s showing (where my husband and I and two others only had masks on……hence, why I did not go to funeral). September came, was to have knee replacement, could not cause I had a tooth issue…got than done…delayed surgery. Finally October 13th, surgery date, well was moved from Original hospital out of town cause Hospital filled with Covid Patients. Surgery done, recooped and now December and doing better. Ending the year praying 2022 better.

So, that is why I was limited on my postings, WoW, never a boring moment for this old lady. Yes, I am not young but I am still enjoying life. Yes, I love to create, creating is a life style, brings joy to yourself and others… matter how things get bad.

Yes, I knit, Sew, Quilt and lots of paper crafting. This is why I am so thankful for Stampin’ Up!…..the days of 2020 and 2021 have been many days of staying home…… Yes, I take precautions, so that is why no in person classes. As I write this, our hospital is so full, it is a big hospital and they are adding 39 beds….Can not get sick. I will be doing more videos this year and some card classes by mail…..

so what have I been doing…..lots of card making…below are some samples.

Many Sympathy cards this year… sad….so hard to make

Favorite Die Set…….
Favorite Stamp!
2021 making session
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Valentine II

Yes, this is one I did do in my old blog and was deleted when I switch to another blog host.

Simple Card, just you basic 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 card base, with scoring at 4-1/4″.

The white is card layer One which is basic white cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″. I cut alot of these to have ready and on hand

This technique is called stencil …just like any stencil. The heart is from a die cut layed out on the card and sponge daub with a dauber all the way around…one color…slick technique you will use again and again.

I am posting this cause I love this set and most likely after June 2021 it will not be around anymore. I use the dies for many different cards from Birthdays to weddings.

The stamp set is called Meant to Be, a go to set that I use over and over.

The matching dies are used for so many occassions, like I said before, it is my go to set.

If you notice, you do not need the stamp set….you can use the die set on its own….so cool.

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Valentine’s Day

Where did you get that stamp? I get that alot on my creations. It is old, real old from the 90’s. Yikes, that is old. The company that made it is no longer in business. The heart background is also punched from a punch from many years ago…eek. Why do you hang on to them? Cause I like them and use them. If crafting days together come back, after Covid, they will come in handy.

Do you hang onto oldie but goodies. I do have an I have so much, doing this for so long, I need to thin out. In the mean time will enjoy and use.

If you need to add to you creating, the below sets or known bundles are here now but may be gone in June 2021? I love them, they are on my dream list, but right now, I need ink more than more stamp sets. I would like the dies. Oh Yes, dies…back to the Cut and emboss machine, will get back to that in the coming days.

Make a card, give a card. spread the joy! Create Joy, Give Joy!

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Inking Errors

Inking Errors, what do you do?? Start over, sometimes. But what about that shadow by that “Y” you see above…scrap it? Flip over the paper and use the other side…yes you could the reink. I keep it…yes. You do the cover up technique. Use a rinestone, or some greenery from a die cut out or just a little circle. Yes, circles are my friend.

Birthday Jubilee is my go to stamp set of late. It is great alone or you can get the matching die set. I went with the just the stamp set, wish I bought the matching dies… I am going to put on my wish list.

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