What a time we are living through right now. We’re starting June 2020 and we have endured living with the Covid-19 Pandemic since March, actually longer, but the lockdowns sending us into our homes and out of our workplaces and our social and public lives really started around mid-March. That’s when my face-to-face classes that I was teaching as a professor ended and I started teaching remotely online. It’s a whole different style of teaching! And quite frankly, it’s exhausting. It’s harder on the students and harder on the teachers. We’ve all had a learning curve. I’m now into Week 3 of the Spring Semester, which is really the summer session at the college I teach at, and I am taking a series of about 33 workshops to teach me how to be a better teacher remotely online. I haven’t had time to get bored at home! I haven’t even had time to get into my crafting studio yet!
I thought I would steal a few minutes away tonight and update my website and my blog. I couldn’t believe how long it had been since I had written a blog. Since I started teaching last Fall, my life has been a lot of marking! No markers and all marking!! But, I have realized that I really need to be taking more time for me. Self-care. And that means more time in my crafty studio.
One thing I thought I would share is that I had one of my cards published in the Winter 2019/20 Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! I was so excited to get the issue when it was finally published. I have been in the magazine before, when I won the Layout Contest at Kitchener Scrapfest in April 2015. They published my layout in the Fall issue. But, this is the first time one of my cards has been published. And, it is a saucy little card.
Here’s the way it looked in the magazine along with the info on the materials I used to create the card. It’s a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp.
We all know somebody that we just oh so want to send that card to, don’t we?!! But, we just take another sip of our wine and maybe pop another chocolate into our mouth.
I have a whole bunch of wonderful new goodies I’m just itching to play with waiting for me in my crafty studio, so I am going to be getting in there and then I will be posting here again soon.
Take care of yourself, stay safe and make time for you in your crafty haven.