Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Scraps Doing Their Best

Recently, I've developed a small mess on my desk, a mess made up of discarded bits from past cards. The little pile of die cuts and sentiments called to me...and was reduced by two with this card.

The branch die cut and sentiment strip were combined with a background of friendly words (from an old set from Simon Says) and bling colored with Copics. 

This makes me so happy! And that's all I have to say about that. 

Today, I took an online class covering the basics of synchronous and asynchronous online college instruction. I needed the basics. Synchronous classes meet via Zoom or other online platform at the set schedule as if they were face-to-face but just online. Asynchronous classes don't meet at a set time, so all activities have to be delivered online, usually on a weekly schedule. 

Assuming I have classes to teach this fall, they might be synchronous or asynchronous or possibly even face-to-face at a college-credit-plus, high-school setting...or some combination of these. As of now, I have two synchronous remote classes on the schedule (each with only two students enrolled so heaven only knows if they will run), but I've been frantic trying to figure out how to force certain activities into a synchronous model. The class today put my mind at ease and gave me some strategies for working in this weird new world none of us asked for. 

I signed up for another class on Thursday covering Virtual Classroom, which is sort of like Zoom but part of the digital learning platform at my college. All these new tools...so many questions! 

I'm so proud to be part of an academic community that cares so much about students and their learning experience. We are trying to do our best in trying circumstances. 

Here's to EVERYONE everywhere who's just doing the best they can right now. You're the BEST! And today's card is for you.

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,


  1. Your cards bring me joy. To quote a very wise person, "And that's all I have to say about that."

  2. I love this card -- such a great way all the elements came together. I retired from teaching last June. And I miss it -- even with all the new things teachers need to do to incorporate our health with education. I give you a LOT of credit to fulfill your and your students' needs. Wishing you all good luck, and good health.

  3. Simply lovely!! Everything about it screams beautiful!

  4. I love your cards Susan. You turn Simplicity into an art form. Best of luck as you prepare for whatever fall education will look like.

  5. Love your card, I need to try this. Thanks for inspiration.


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