It is a really dreary day out there as I’m writing this post. It’s damp, chilly, overcast, and generally miserable. Which seems to fit our current circumstances as we are having to maintain distances from each other and things are just plain scary. It is crucial to our spirits to find ways to cope and stay connected with our friends and loved ones at this challenging time. For people that are crafters, escaping with some creative time is an amazing way to find peace and positivity. And for crafters that are card makers, you can also share that love by sending your creations with loved ones to give their spirits a lift. A handmade card is truly a gift – to the creator and the recipient. So, I encourage all of you, my fellow crafty, stamping friends to make some cards and brighten the days of others.

Stampin’ Up! has made the Ornate Garden Suite available to us for early purchase. This gorgeous suite will be in the next “big” catalog, but we are getting a sneak peek and we can purchase these amazing coordinating products now. The pretty flowers and the colors bring the feel of Spring to us, even if it doesn’t look like Spring outside yet (at least in Vermont). I just placed my order of some of these products and I’m eagerly anticipating the delivery of my order so I can get creating. Won’t you join me?

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