Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

Love is in the mail…



Hello, Don’t know about how you are feeling this morning but the world has me a bit perplexed. I sometimes think that this is a horrible dream and I will wake up soon.  I don’t know how I am supposed to feel.  I don’t want to stop living my life and going places because businesses are counting on me.  People’s lives are in our hands so to speak.  However, If I feel scared or worried to go out am I overreacting?  If I don’t seem concerned enough, am I naive or worse….stupid.  Should I stop watching the news or going on FB to ease my worry and then be so far out of the loop that I have no idea what is going on?  I just don’t know what to do?  I feel a bit strange even posting a card and acting like it’s just another Saturday, but here I am.  I would love to know how you are feeling and if I am alone?

This card is for Trend Week over at Just Us Girls.  We are to use black backgrounds on our cards.

Card Details: Sentiment is from MFT, the daisies are Elizabeth Craft Designs and the hilltop die is Lawn Fawn.  This card is nearly identical of one I posted a few days ago for STB.  I just love the layout so much I had to try again. You can find my other card by scrolling.

Take care and go wash those hands,  Nanc’

10 thoughts on “Love is in the mail…

  1. First of all, what a lovely cheerful card, Nanc’! Those flowers just pop off that black background and the sediment swirl is divine! I am feeling all the things you mentioned and I think that’s how we should feel. Wait. How? I mean, I think it’s normal to be conflicted and feel ALL those emotions in rapid succession. I am feeling adrift and unsure, too. I go back and forth between doing what’s normal and halting in my tracks because I have three of the top four high risk factors. It’s all very unsettling. It does feel weird to keep on with my hobby like normal, but it gives me so much comfort and, since I need to be isolated, I desperately need a feeling of normalcy. I guess the thinking is that if we all shelter in place as much as possible now, this will peak sooner and have less of a devastating impact on all our small businesses. God bless and take care! Hugs, Darnell

  2. I love your beautiful card design. Daisies are always a good choice and they are beautiful. I guess I am not too concerned about the virus yet. I do think the media is making it sound worse too and most likely is not much worse then an ordinary flu would be. We don’t go that much anywhere except to church and a grocery store or drug store most of the time. And, so far no word about anyone in our neighborhood having it. However, the schools are closed for a week and the hospitals and nursing homes have listed no visitors except for one at a time healthy member of the immediate family at the hospital. And a lot of the meetings that were to be held are canceled so for the most part we will stay home anyway. And washing the hands and trying not to touch the face is something we should practice. But we will try to live as normal as possible regardless. And, I know the Lord will watch over us no matter what befalls so that is a comfort to me.

  3. I love your card Nancy. These flowers really glow against the black and I love the way you’ve positioned your sentiment in the curved panel gap.

    Bless you, I think it’s perfectly normal to be conflicted in this awful situation – and it IS an extremely serious situation. The virus will spread and how you behave depends on how high risk you or your family is. I think it’s worth finding a non-sensationalist news service and staying away from hysteria on social media. Take care and have faith – and if crafting and blogging gives you comfort then enjoy it 🙂

    Vicky x

  4. Those yellow daisies are so striking on the black background, Nancy, and I love how you inserted the sentiment.

    Life doesn’t stop because a crisis happens, Nancy. Yes, be concerned but temper those concerns with your risk factors and your life situation. Here in Michigan everything has come to a halt. No school or church for three weeks. If everyone keeps to themselves as much as possible then the spread will slow down, hospitals will be able to handle any cases of the virus that come their way and eventually life as we knew it will resume. Meanwhile we can continue to enjoy the hobby we love and share it to lift up others who are also concerned. And pray. Hugs to you my friend.

  5. Lovely! The colors against the black look fabulous. I feel isolated here in my little town, that said, even our town is out of toilet paper! Go figure.

  6. Dear friend, we can rejoice, even in trials, when we trust that the God of creation is at work. I know a beautiful song – I wish I could sing it for you : ) it is a scripture song from Isaiah chapter 26.

    “Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.”

    Keeping my eyes on Jesus helps me not to be afraid. I hope that helps : )

    As always, your card is lovely! and I just love that fun sentiment!!

    BIG (((Hugs)))

  7. I am loving those beautiful, bright flowers against the black, it makes me smile.

    It is hard to smile amidst this awful virus and I know a lot of people don’t like having to stay home, but it’s for their own good. With my job, I will not be staying home and will have to take extra care with universal precautions. I actually have my N100 mask right in my car and take it into my office when I go in. At least I’m the only one in the building, but if we get called out that’s where the risk comes in. Be safe!

  8. Simple and Beautiful Nancy. Lucky being retired and live out of town and only go shopping fortnightly. Some of our bigger supermarkets are opening to seniors and the disabled between 7 and 8 am this week to give them a chance to stock up on the essentials. It’s also the cleanest the store will be too. Sad to see other countries in such a bad way. Media I think have stirred up a hornets nest. Hope you and your family stay safe Nancy.

  9. LOVE those flowers! So bright and cheery! Wonderful job working with a black background!

  10. Nancy, your flowers are lovely; a duo of cheerfulness that has brightened day!
    You are not alone in how you’re feeling/reacting. It’s challenging to adjust to the ‘new normal’ that faces us and evolves on a minute-by-minute basis. These are extraordinary circumstances and we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Surreal…trying to make sense of something that we can’t make sense of…unsettling. Lives have been turned upside-down; people feel lonely and isolated; anxiety is sky-rocketing. This *is* a health rise and an economic crisis. I guess all we can do is try our best to do those things that keep us calm and bring us joy. We need to be kind to one another and understand that only through these ‘radical’ actions will we emerge on the other side.

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