Hello Friends and welcome! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend; and, to those that celebrated, a wonderful Mother's Day.
It was an exciting weekend for me, for a completely unrelated reason...my hubby and I got the call to get our first dose of the Covid vaccine on Saturday!
It's hard to see because I'm wearing a mask; but I have the BIGGEST grin under that mask! We still have a long way to go; but it's a huge step in the right direction and I'm looking forward to being able to get together in person sooner rather than later!
I was fortunate, that I had very little side effects from the vaccine. My arm still hurts, and I was tired most of Sunday with a dull headache; but that was really it. My poor hubby on the other hand, was down and out for about 30 hours which made for a quiet Mother's Day.
Being someone that has always loved to craft, in various formats, it was easy to share that passion with our three kids. My son, now 16, is too cool to craft most days; but he will still on occasion want to stamp with me. My girls; however, are avid crafters and always trying something new. So it was no surprise that they decided to make me cards to wish me a Happy Mother's Day!
This was from my oldest daughter, who says she was inspired by a card I made on my Facebook Live a few weeks back.
This one, was from my hubby who asked our daughter to make him a card to give me. That's a big step since he "doesn't do cards"...but he fully expects to receive them on special occasions, lol.
Next, we have this card from my youngest daughter and I definitely had a good, belly laugh, over this one!
And last but not least...the card from my son. I quite literally had tears running down my face from laughing so hard. Of course, these cards were accompanied by a thoughtful gift of self-care items like bubble bath, candles, face masks and chocolate.
Crafting and expressing creativity is proven to have a positive impact on mental health. As we continue to live through this pandemic, our mental health is at risk. Providing my kids with an outlet for them to be creative is so important. Kits, like those I offer in my Card Club or Paper Pumpkin, are a great way for you and your kids to get creative together. Card Club subscribers receive supplies to make six handmade cards and you just need to supply a stamp set, ink, adhesive and scissors; I supply the rest including video and full colour printable instructions. Paper Pumpkin, is an all-inclusive kit that delivers directly to your door each month and contains everything you need to make the project within, including stamps, ink and adhesives.
Someday, when it's safe to craft in person, I encourage you to join one of my events and see how much joy you can derive from being creative; but, in the interim, improve your mental health with creativity and explore the options above.
On a side note, if you are feeling lonely, depressed, lost and you need to talk, I am ALWAYS here for you. You are not alone and it is OK to be NOT OK. Reach out to me any time if you need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to bend. Big hugs to you all xo
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