There is a very good reason I'm trying so hard. Because there is a group of heroes that aren't among the healthcare workers that I would very much like to thank today... the grocers! In particular, my own in-family grocers: Son-in-law Mike, and my daughter Stacey, who own a well-stocked, everything-one-would-need kind of 'corner' grocery store out in a rural area. They are working day, and night to keep their many neighbors well fed! They are right there on the front line of those essential workers … this one's for you, my heroes! Thank you for working those many long hours!! Stacey, I think Cas-ual Fridays had you in mind when they wrote this sentiment:
Up next are a few fun cards I made using products from those generous small businesses who have kindly given us FREEBIES to use until we can start shopping again. - they help keep me smiling, too:
Ellen Hutson - specifically Brandi Kincaid who designed this freebie:
Waffle Flower Crafts for their Health Heroes freebie:
Waffle Flower Crafts' freebie was designed by Cassie Loizeaux. I printed enough for eight cards for a neighbor to give to the health care workers at the hospital where her husband is recouping without her. She's been taking care of him for three or more years at home - just when she's needed most, she isn't able to be with him because of the quarantine at the hospital. I used many of the sentiments JJ Bolton wrote for this freebie on the inside of my cards! It's wonderful they have made a black and white, and colored version - even for the sentiments! Update: she loved them!!
Are you wondering how I made my masks? My Favorite Things, happened to make the perfect die for my projects today! Here's how I used the Blueprints 33 die to make my masks, and card base:
Create a side-folded landscape card from medium weight, 80# or less, cardstock.
Align the MFT Blueprints 33 die so that the cutting edge of the die is
OFF the edge of the card!
Now while these 'masks' may not provide safety, I hope they bring a smile to the faces of these hard working people! I'll also be using them to thank the restaurant workers who provide ONE meal a week to my household:
Reverse Confetti sentiment
Inside: Even though it's been so long since anyone has seen it!!
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