Ahhhh the last post of 2020….. Overall it wasn’t such a bad year for me. Probably only because I am a Glass is Half Full kind of gal. I have always looked on the bright side of things. I have my family, a loving husband, food in the fridge, and a roof over my head. COVID-19 did ruin some plans and my ability to work, but I was able to spend more time with my youngest (who never got me at home full time like his older brothers did) to help him through remote learning. Travel plans changed into non-stressful family time to play games and watch old movies together by the nice warm fire. Even the pups enjoyed that! 2020 also gave me the opportunity to work on what I love doing. I still put in long days creating, blogging, posting, and mailing out my Smiles, now that I cannot do that in person. I was even able to create an Activities to Connect Facebook group for those looking for cognitive activities they can no longer attend in person in assisted living communities. My groups are small, but we will grow together with as little stress as possible in the coming year.
Now to look forward to 2021 and the possibilities it will bring. What are your crafting resolutions? I don’t typically write down resolutions, but I would like to see continued growth in my ability to share my Smiles (aka handmade cards) with more people.
I will be holding my first Facebook Virtual Party of 2021 on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. It will feature the upcoming Sweet Ice Cream Bundle. I will be offering a card kit to the first 10 people who RSVP by noon (CST) January 15th (US Only). Each kit will cost $10 and will include all of the consumable supplies for 3 projects (except adhesive). If you buy the coordinating Sweet Ice Cream Bundle (Item #156244 $31.50) through me, you get the card kit for free! Once all 10 kits are spoken for, I will post a supply list for everyone else so they can prep their supplies prior to the Virtual Party.
What is even better when you order the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle (on or after January 5th, 2021) on my site, you will be entered in a drawing to win the Heal Your Heart Sale-A-Bration cling stamp set! You MUST use the January 2021 Host Code KADPR4DJ when you order to qualify for the drawing.
Another bonus – for every $50 or $100 (prior to tax and shipping) you spend, you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!
Now for today’s Sneak Peak project!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Not to mention a King Sized Chocolate Bar?? I asked my son to bring home a chocolate bar from work for my project. Little did I know he would bring me the King Sized bar! Lucky for me, this project is easy to adjust to fit any size candy bar or theater candy box.
This project gave me the chance to use the upcoming Ladybug Trinkets (Item # 154299). These little Ladybugs are made of metal in Antique Gold. They are about 5/16″ in length and are about 1/8″ tall.
This set is so versatile! When I first got Enjoy the Moment in my Demonstrator OnStage Online Swag Bag, I was stumped. First off, I wasn’t sure what they were! It appeared that both Onstage sets featured WEEDS! Once I started stamping with it though, I found a whole new love of weeds and plant life. At least with these, I don’t sneeze and my black thumb can’t hurt them! Enjoy the Moment is a great set to have on hand to make those special cards for the botanical person in your life!
I wish you all a Happy & Safe New Year’s Eve! Come back tomorrow to see the last project showcasing the Enjoy the Moment cling set and the first post of the new year!