Wow, what a crazy time the past few weeks has been. I’m sure that all of you are dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19, no matter in which country you live. I’m starting to get somewhat used to the new normal of hunkering down in our apartment. In fact, I’ve found that I’m actually glad that we live in an apartment in town. So now I can make quick early morning trips to the grocery store if I need to.
My New Normal: No Meetings!
Part of my new normal is that I likely will not be attending as many meetings of organizations to which I belong for quite some time. And I’ll certainly miss those people whom I get to see and visit when I’m at the meetings. The good news is that a couple of my groups got events in just under the wire before all heck broke loose. One of them was my March 2020 Zonta Meeting.
A Card Can Help Keep You in Touch
If you’ve not ever heard of Zonta, you’re missing out on a fantastic service organization experience. Zonta is an international organization with the objective to empower women through service and advocacy. That’s kind of broad, isn’t it? But our March 2020 meeting here in Hilo, Hawai’i, brought that broad objective to our local level. Our club honored one of our own members for the service work that she has done throughout the entire community. The honor is our biennial Rose Award.
The official flower of Zonta is a Yellow Rose. And yellow roses decorate all of the materials related to the Rose Award. I’ve personally worked with this year’s honoree, Julie Tulang, and thought it would be a nice idea to make a card for her with a yellow rose. I made this card using the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper. I accented it with the little Honey Bee charms from the Botanical Prints Product Medley as well as some Daffodil Delight Ribbon. There’s a little bit of fussy cutting going on with the butterfly that’s angled over the ribbon. That butterfly is part of the print that was going to be blocked by the ribbon and the bottom strip of paper. I couldn’t have that. So I cut it out and adhered it over the ribbon.
Card-Making Going Forward
Now I’m sitting at my computer looking at all my stamping supplies at the back of my desk. And I’m thinking that this is how I’m going to keep in touch with friends and family in a time of social distancing and isolation. I’ve already started making more cards than I usually do, and I’ll be sharing them here and in my newsletter. I hope you enjoy them and that they inspire you to make and send some cards this week and month, too!