Sunday, January 31, 2021

January Rudolph Days Challenge

 Hello again.  So, I sent a card kit to my nephew in early December, and with the Post office being in the state it was, it did not arrive till after Christmas.  We decided to do the cards together on zoom anyhow, and these are what we made.

These are mostly iterations of other cards I made last year, in a form that I thought he would enjoy.  The bird card was the easiest, and I am not sure how much he enjoyed coloring the others.  It was hard to teach a child how much adhesive to use, and so on, over zoom, but I think it was a good COVID activity anyhow.

So these are my first 3 Christmas cards of 2020.  I need to increase my monthly goal this year, but I haven’t quite decided by how much.  

I am entering the Rudolph Days January challenge.

We are about to get hit by a snowstorm.  Have a great week.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

After a Long Winters Nap....

 Hello everyone.  I took a longer break than expected.  I originally was just going to take time off blogging for the holidays, but my father died just before Christmas.  We did travel to attend the burial, which was very small and not a normal funeral at all, due to covid restrictions.  We, of course, also quarantined after travel.

Between the work for those arrangements, and then virtual school mandates after the holidays, troubles with house repairs, it was just too much to also do blogging. I was able to do some scrapbooking, but I have much more to do.

My online cardmaking group does monthly zoom meetings, and this card is one that we did together.  

The card panel was alcohol inks, using some hand sanitizer to blend, then after it dries, I embossed it.  I do not know the name of the card fold, but it was pretty easy and I really enjoyed making this card and the result.  The fern stamp is one of my oldest wood block stamps.  

I do look forward to checking everyone’s blogs.  I hope everyone didn’t forget about me.  I hope to have a better crafting routing going forward.  

Hope you are very well.