Monday, November 23, 2020

Socially Distant Owls, Gratitude Week + a Sale or Two

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It's gratitude week!!

I'm going to be listing all the things I think have been AMAZING about 2020. My Gen X, youngest child heart is quirky that way, so bear with me. 

The first one is - masks. I've worn masks on airplanes for years - and as soon as I started, I stopped getting sick after traveling, which used to be a constant. I have several immune compromised loved ones, so not being the only person wearing a mask in crowded situations is great! Everyone wins, and we will have a milder flu season as a bonus. My post from January on this topic now feels a bit eerie in hindsight. 

I never really enjoyed being in stores when people were closer to me than six feet anyway, so that's another win - #strangerdanger. Please see this blog post from 13 years ago if you don't believe me! 

Grocery delivery! I've been an Instacart member for SO many years, and I'm happy to see that they were ahead of their time and that other people are enjoying them now as well. I have never enjoyed any non-art related shopping except online, so what a godsend services like this have been for me. And I spend SO much less - impulse buys are real, y'all! I'd say Instacart has cut my grocery spending by a minimum of 40% - sort of frightening, looking back!

That's enough for today - I'll come back this week with more things 2020 has made great.

But now - I have some socially distant owls sticking to their safe pandemic pods for you today. This image is an adorable wood stamp from Hero Arts. I love tiny stamps for clean & simple cardmaking. So to make them perfectly aligned, I just taped down my Cut-Align, because it's thick enough to align a wood stamp with. Then I just stamped the owls with the bottom edge of the wood block snug to the Cut-Align. Then I used a Copic Multiliner to draw a wire/line for them to sit on. The sentiment is from this set, and I colored them with my alcohol fineliners - perfect for small stamps! Coupon code in the footer for those. Stay tuned below for sale info!

A6435 Three Wise Owls - Hero Arts
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Graphit — Marker Universe
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Cut Align
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Copic Multiliner SP Pen - Set of 10 |...
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3D printed craft tools by...
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OrganizeMore! Craft storage made easy!
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Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
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Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
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Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
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MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
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Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
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Essentials by Ellen Storage...
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Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
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XL Stamp Storage Pockets
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Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
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Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
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Picket Fence Studios - Stickers,...
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Click the graphics to go to the sale pages! First up - a super fun sale concept from Hero Arts - a build your own sale!

Then an amazing deal from my friends at Picket Fence!

And 15% off at Make it by Marko - no coupon needed and low free shipping threshhold. I love the shammy holder and all their glue rests and MISTI and brush holders - and they are very nice peeps!

Hope your gratitude week is off to a good start! Loveyameanitbye/

15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
5% off at LBC here with code LYDIA5
Phone stand for filming link below in the banner - 20% off sitewide with code UNDERSTANDBLUE


  1. Ohmy, the owls are so so cute. I love the look of you card Lydia. Amazing simple looking but so hard to achieve.. thanks for sharing your inspiration and creativity and talent with me for so many many years. XO.. Gail

  2. Loveit. Love it. Love it.. sales should awesome.. thanks Gail


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