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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Old Fence on a Country Lane

I have a card to share with you that I made using Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I used the Country LaneAntique Car, Rear View and the Mini Greetings 1 set.

This card reminds me of a drive in the country on a beautiful spring day.  Now if I just had this vintage car to ride in, that would make the drive even better.  

I colored the images with copics and sponged the sky with a cloud template using Bliss Blue ink. 

Have a great weekend and I will see you again soon.

Friday, July 14, 2017

QKR - By The Sea

Here is a card I made for the QKR Stampede's blog challenge this week.  The challenge theme is
"By The Sea".   I used the cute Tropical Fish stamp #2303 for my card.

I colored my image with copics and the sentiment is computer generated..

We hope you will come over to the blog and join us or the challenge.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Have A Cool Birthday

Good Morning,  Crafty Friends.  It is time for another challenge over at the QKR Stampede Blog.
Today I am using the QKR image Cool Cat #23902.  This image comes in rubber and digital form.
The sentiment was computer generated.

I have no idea why, but I always want to slant my images when I make cards.  I guess it is just the style I like.  I think the slanting gives my card a little pizzazz.

This card is for the QKR blog challenge-anything goes.   You do not have to use QKR images to join us for the challenge.  I hope to see your card uploaded to the challenge.

Thanks, for visiting my blog today. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Weathered Deer Family

Here is a card I made using a Blue Knight Rubber Stamp called "Deer Family".  The Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoast is to use a old background stamp.  I always liked the weathered stamp and it was perfect to use on my masculine card.  I used the ODBD Lacey Square die and added a piece of ribbon.  I used copic markers to color the image.

QKR Stampede - Darn Those Cookies

Hi, I am bringing a card with the QKR Stampede image Santa Stuck in Chimney #16901.  The cute sentiment is Darn Milk and Cookies #16902.   I can definitely sympathize with Santa, those milk and cookies sure don't do much for the waist line.

The QKR stamps come in both digital and rubber.

I colored my image using copic markers.

The QKR Stampede blog challenge this week is Christmas in July.   I hope you will come over to see us and upload your Christmas card and you just might win digi stamps.

Have a fun and safe weekend.  Happy 4th of July to all of you in the United States.


Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas
Fab N Funky - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps Blog  - Holiday
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Blue Flowers in Summer

I made this card using the MFP Stamp Shop set called "You Are Cherished".  I colored the image using blue and yellow copic markers.  The die I used is the Stampin' Up "So Detailed Thinlit".

Hope you are having a great week so far.  Thanks, for coming by and come back real soon.

Friday, June 23, 2017

QKR Stampede - Lil' Cowgirl

Here is a card I made for the QKR Stampede Blog challenge paper piecing challenge for today.  The image is QKR Lil' Cowgirl #9211.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Our grand-daughter turns two this month.    This card is so perfect for her.

I hope you will come over to the blog and see the other team members cards.    This challenge will be open for a week if you want to join us.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sail Away - Leave Your Troubles Behind

Hi, Everyone.   I hope you are having a great week.  I don't know about you, but my week seems to have just flown by.

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Splitcoast Challenge which was to make a sea worthy card.  I used stamps by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  ( Misty Mountains,  Mini Greetings 1 and Beach Chairs and accessories)  I colored the image with copics and did a little sponging on the water.   I used the die Lacey Tiers by Just Rite. 

I would love to have used rhinestones or pearls on the die cut, but since it is going to a guy,  I thought I would leave it plain. 

When I look at this peaceful view,  it makes me think I might like to sail away and leave my troubles behind.  How about you?

Thanks, so much, for coming by today.

Friday, June 16, 2017

QKR Stampede - Quilting or Stitching

The QKR Stampede Blog challenge is to make a card using quilting or stitching.  I think I have that covered with my card.  There is stitching on the blue panel and the quilt covering the mouse has quilting.   I used the QKR Stampede stamp Sleeping Mouse #17502.  My sentiment is computer generated. 

I hope you will come over to the Blog and check out the other team members blogs.  Be sure and make a card to enter in the challenge.  You could win some cute digital stamps.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Keep On Truckin'

 I was needing a card for a gentleman that goes to my church who isn't getting around so good. He used to be a trucker so I thought this stamp set was perfect for him.   I used today's sketch challenge from Splitcoast Stampers and the stamps I used are from MFP Stamp Shop called Big Boy's Toys.  This was a fun card to make.


Tuesday Throwdown - For The Men
Always Fun Challenges - For a Male or Dad
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Stamped Blessings - Masculine and a Stamp

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Lighthouse View

Hi, hope everyone is having a good week.  The temps here have risen and it is a little muggy already this morning.  Up until now the summer had been good to us.  I think we are now going to pay for the nice weather that we had last month.

The card I made today for a color challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was made using a Blue Knight Rubber Stamp called Lighthouse Silhouette.   I used distress inks and used the direct to paper technique. 

If you haven't visited Blue Knight Rubber Stamps lately, they have some wonderful new releases. 
Follow the link provided and check them out.  

Have a great day and stay cool.  I hope to see you again soon.

Friday, June 9, 2017

QKR Stampede - Masculine Card

Today's challenge over at the QKR Stampede Blog there is a new challenge -"For The Guys".  I used the image Enjoying the Sun #8401.

 I colored my bear using copic markers. The dies I used  are by Impression Obessession.

Be sure and come over to the blog and take a look at the cards the other designers made for this challenge.  Better yet, why don't you make a card for it and you just might win some images.  We would love to see your cards.

Have a safe and fun weekend, my friends.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Blue Knight Antique Vehicles

Here is a card I made for the Splitcoast sketch challenge today.   I changed the main panel on my card and omitted a banner that was to go across the circle.

You probably have guessed that I really love this image since my last post was made with it, as well.  I honestly find it very easy to color.  I usually use three copics when I color images, but only used two on this one (B32 and B34).   I like the way it turned out. 

The stamps I used from Blue Knight are Antique Vehicles and it has three stamps in the set.   The sentiment is from the Mini Greetings 1 set.

I used Spellbinders Circle dies and MFT Blueprints 11.

I hope you having a great week and have enjoyed your visit to my blog today.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Blue Knight - Antique Car - All Geared Up

Father's Day is almost here so it is time to get those cards for Dad in the making.   This Father's Day card was made using the Blue Knight Antique Vehicles.   This set has two classic cars and a air plane.

The sentiment is from the Blue Knight Mini Greeting set.  I used a gear die and layered the sentiment over it.  

I used a piece of scrap paper from my scrap bag to give my card some color.  The image was colored with copic markers.

Have a great day and I will see you here again soon.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Hello, blogging friends.  Wow, here it is Friday again.  This week really has flown by. 

The QKR Stampede challenge for this week is Anything Goes.  For my card,  I decided to use the QKR Stampede image Couch Potato #8503.     I added a computer generated sentiment that says,
"From Hot Potato to Couch Potato".   On the inside it says " That is what happens when you get old.
Happy Birthday".   (another computer generated sentiment)

I hope you enjoyed the card I shared today.  I had a fun time making it. 

Thank you, for dropping by today.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Blue Knight - Pine Tree Path

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of my American Friends.  It is a busy weekend for most of us whether it be visiting cemeteries of loved ones or having a cookout. 

The card I am showing today is made with Blue Knight Rubber stamps.  I used the Pine Tree Path and the Bible Verses 1

Thanks,  for looking at my card today.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

You Know Where You Go For Lying?

I love this cute little guy crossing his fingers as he tells a white lie.  He just didn't have the heart to say the person really looked 5 years older.   ~smile~  The image is called Fingers Crossed #13518 by QKR Stampede.  The inside of the card says " Honest, you don't look a day over 39".   The sentiment is QKR Stampede Honest #13508.  The designer paper I used  is by Fancy Pants.  The image was colored with copics.

The QKR Stampede Blog challenge for this week is to make a birthday card.  

Thanks, for stopping by today.  I hope my card gave you at least a little smile.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Flourishes - Embossing

The Friends of Flourishes Blog Team has a new challenge today.   We were to make cards with embossing on our cards.  I wanted to use the Flourishes image Baseball Boys Strike one so I thought my bubble embossing folder would look with it.  I colored my image using copics and turned my rectangles a little to give it more interest.

Be sure and check out the other design teams cards and see what they have made today.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 19, 2017

QKR Stampede - Resting Chicken

Here is a card I made for the QKR Stampede Blog challenge this week.  The theme is "Winged Things".    I used the QKR image Resting Chicken #24122.   The sentiment was computer generated.  The inside says,  "I am one totally cracked Chick". 

Be sure and come over to the blog and see the other team members cards.  We would love for you to join the challenge.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Graduation Card

Here is a graduation card I made for my grand-daughter  using a House Mouse stamp.  She told me this was her favorite of all the cards I had given her.  The sentiment is computer generated and I added red and silver sequins to the card.

Once again, thank you, for stopping by.   I love it when you come to visit.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Flourishes Luscious Layers

Good Morning, Friends.   Here it is Saturday again and time for another Friends of Flourishes challenge.    Our challenge this week is to use Silver on our cards.    I used the Flourishes Digital set called Luscious Layers.   I colored my image with copic markers  with the exception of the cake stand and I used a silver colored pencil for it.    I used Spellbinders Radiant Rectangle dies and Fancy Tag 1.

I hope you will check out the other design team members blog to see what they made for today.  The links to their blogs are listed below.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Flourishes - Make a Scene

Hello, Stamping Friends.   It is Shirley posting today with a Friends of Flourishes challenge.  The challenge for this week is to “make a scene”.   Making scenes is one of my favorite things to do when I am making cards.  You can make scenes as simple or as involved as you like.  Today I used a bird image from the Flourishing Endearing Rose Stamp set.  This set is also available in Digital form.  I used a cloud template to make a sky with puffy clouds around the pretty birds sitting on a branch.

Be sure and stop by to visit there other Friends of Flourishes DT blogs.  Take a look at the scenes they have made to share with you.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Blue Knight ~ Under My Umbrella

Today's WT634 challenge: Has everything to do with "u". Or you. Or ewe, etc. There are many choices-- such as umbrella, underwater, universe, etc.   I decided I would use my Blue Knight stamps
Beach Scene Beach Chairs and Accessories and Bible Verse 2.   I sponged the clouds using a scalloped circle template and I colored my accessories using copic markers.  My finishing touch was adding sailboats.

Thank you, for dropping by today.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Blue Knight - Blue Horse Barn

I hope you all are dry and safe this morning.  There has been flooding and tornado's across the United States this weekend.  We have had over 7 inches of rain in the last couple of days and the rain is still coming down.  We are dry where our house is located, but some are dealing with water in their homes.  My prayers are with them.

Here is a card I made using Blue Knight stamps.  The image I used is Horse Barn  and Antique Car-Rear View.   I  colored the image with copics and I used a cloud template to sponge the clouds.  I stamped the car on a card stock, colored it and fussy cut it so I could adhere it to the card.

I am happy you stopped by today and I hope you come back soon. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blue Knight Praying in the Window

Here is a card I made with the Blue Knight Window in the WallPraying for You and Bible Verse 2 stamps.  I colored the image with copics and punched some flowers for my red vine.   A perfect card for someone going through a rough time.

This is a picture of the actual Window in the Wall stamp.  It is very versatile, you can use the view that is already on the stamp or put anything you like in the window.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you will come back soon.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friends of Flourishes - Layers

Today the Friends of Flourishes challenge is "Layers".  I have used the Flourishes 
Friends of Santa stamp set.    One can never have too many Christmas cards when 
December rolls around and it will probably sneak up on me as it usually does. I am 
sure you know just what I mean.  

Please check out the cards my teamie's made for this challenge.   They would love for
you to visit them today.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wheels Go Round and Round

Here is a card I did for my Free 4 All challenge at Splitcoast last week.  The theme was "Wheels Go Round and Round.  I used the Stampin' Up stamps Work of Art, Feeling Sentimental and Wacky Wishes.

Thanks, for looking and have a great weekend.  It is cold and rainy here.  I hope you have sunshine.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Blue Knight - Fabulous Sheep

Here is a card that I made with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.    The stamp I used is called
Mama and Baby Sheep.  This was a fun stamp to work with and it came together really  quick.
 I colored with copics and then I sponged the rest of it.  The sentiment is embossed using silver embossing powder.  I added the clouds, popped the top one up.  I used three purple rhinestones as the finishing touch.

Thank you, for taking a look at my card today. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friends Of Flourishes - So This Is Easter Eggs

Good Morning, Blogger Friends.   The Friends of Flourishes Design Team challenge for today is anything goes.  I wanted to use the "So...this is Easter" set because it is so cute and  I still need another Easter card.  I had other plans for my layout when I started, but once I colored the image, I decided that the original plan would take away from my card.  I like the CAS look.

The Flourishes blog and store has been under construction and it has taken longer than was planned to complete it.  We apologize for the inconvenience of not being to access them at this time.  They will be up and running soon.

Have a Happy Easter and thank you for stopping in today.  Below are links to the other design team members blogs.



Less Is More - Something You might see on a Spring Walk                                          

Monday, April 10, 2017

Who Did Your Dye Job???

The CAS challenge theme  for today is "Egg Hunt".   I was happy to see that challenge because I had this un-inked  and fun stamp sitting on my desk to be used.  I really have a hard time doing CAS cards, they are a challenge to me.  (For Real)   I think I will go make a couple more before I tackle some dreaded housework.

Have a great day and I hope you come back real soon.


Color Inspiration Monday - Anything Goes with Hand Colored Image
Cute Card Thursday  - Easter
Double D Challenge Blog - Neons/Brights

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Flourishes Blog Hop Day Six - Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies

This is the last day of the Flourishes Blog Hop showing the new releases.  Today we are showing you what we have made using the Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies stamps.   I used the Flourishes Tartan Plaid stamp on both of my cards today.

Thank you, for stopping by and you will find my team mates blogs listed below so you can hop right on over to see their cards.



Double D Challenge blog - Neon Brights 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friends Of Flourishes - Purple and Green Challenge

The Friends of Flourishes challenge for today is to make a card using green and purple.
I used the tulip from the Year of Flowers Stamp Set. I colored the tulip using copic markers. I embossed the lower panel of my card using a Paisley Embossing folder.

Thanks, for coming by.  Have a wonderful weekend.

 Check out the other DT members cards for today.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Flourishes Blog Hop Day Five - So This Is Easter

Today the Flourishes Blog is showing the new release called "So This Is Easter".  I really like roosters so this image is one of my favorites.  I used the Tartan Plaid background stamp,  plaid goes so well with the country rooster.

I appreciate you coming by today.  I hope you can take a look at the Friends of Flourishes design team and the Flourishes Blog to see the other cards made with this set.


Flourishes Blog
Flourishes Store 

Both the store and blog are having technical difficulties, I hope they are up and running soon.

Flourishes Blog Hop Day Four - He Is Risen

Today Flourishes Blog is showcasing cards made with the new "He Is Risen" stamp set.   I used the feathers from this set for my focal point.  I added hearts, a button and gold cording over the two colors of blue feathers. I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Winter Birds stamp set,  with gold embossing powder.   I added a  corner and sequins to complete my card. 

My team mates have made cards from this stamp set, too.  I hope you will visit them and see what they have made, as well as the Flourishes Blog.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Flourishes Day Three Blog Hop - Vintage Easter

Here is the Vintage Easter stamp set that Flourishes is introducing today.   My stamp set got lost in the mail, I presume, and  I do not have a card to share with you.   I hope this cute set finds it's way to my mailbox soon,  I cannot wait to color that cute basket.   Be sure and check out Kren and Toni's cards today.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Flourishes Blog Hop Day Two - Tartan Plaid

This is day two of the Flourishes Blog Hop.  The Tartan Plaid stamp is being showcased today.  I really like this one because when you do not have the color of designer paper to match your card stock, you can stamp your own paper in just the right color.  I love the lavender stamped on the blue card stock so I used the same color combo today.  I also used the tulip from the Flourishes Year of the Flower stamp set.  I wanted to keep my layout simple today so it did not take away from the beautiful plaid background.

If you would like to see more cards made with the Tartan Plaid stamp, check the list below of my team mates who are participating in the hop.  Thanks, for coming by today.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Flourishes Blog Hop Day One - Thistle

Flourishes Blog will be featuring the new Spring Releases this week.  For Day One of the hop, I made a card using the Thistle Stamp set.  I stamped the Thistle on Bashful Blue Card Stock.   The embossed panel is also blue card stock.  I inked  the embossing folder  with Violet ink before embossing.  I really liked the blue with the purple. 

I hope you will check out the blog to see the other designer's cards.  

  Shirley,(that is me)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pastel - Flourishes Bunnies

Happy April Fool's Day.  Be careful so no one gets a joke on you today.  

The Friends of Flourishes challenge for today is to use pastel colors.   I like pink and purple so I used the Flourishes Tartan Plaid and the Flourishes Bunnies, Bunnies stamp sets on my card today.
These sets are both new  to Flourishes and they were released this month.

Thanks,  for coming by today.  I hope you will check out the cards made by my team mates.  
You will find their names and links to their blogs below.

  Shirley,(that is me)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Blue Knight - Country Home

Here is a card I made using three stamp sets from Blue Knight Rubber stamps. (Fence and Fawn, Country Home, Mini Greetings 1)  For those of you who know me,  you know I hate masking, but this wasn't hard at all and the card came together really quick.

For those of you in PA, Blue Knight Rubber Stamps will be in Allentown this weekend.  If you go to the stamp show, drop by and say "hi" to Lynn.

I started out by stamping my fence on white card stock.   I made a mask of the fence and stamped in the country house.  I colored the card with copics and sponged my clouds in using a cloud template.  I colored the deer, fuss cut him and adhered him on the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Come back soon.


Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Eureka - Spring Fling Bouquet

I had this image already colored so I used it for the SCS sketch challenge and for the Eureka Spring Challenge.  The sketch used squares so I changed mine up a bit by using rectangles.  The image I used is Eureka Full Frame Flowers.  I colored the image with copics and used my dotted embossing folder on all the panels.

I am happy you dropped by today and I hope you liked my card.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Say I Do - Wedding Day

Here is a cute wedding card I made using Blue Knight's Wedding Day Stamp.   The wedding season is coming up fast and it is always good to have a wedding card or two in our stash.  I wanted to keep it fairly simple so I did not take away from the beauty of the stamp.  I colored the image with copics.  I added rhinestones on the brides necklace, oops- I mean diamonds.  Really diamonds are a girl's best friend- they say and I bet she would wear diamonds on her special day.  ~grin~  I added black tulle.  I wanted to add sequins, but I really think the image is  beautiful without them.

Thanks, for coming by today.  I would love to hear what you think of my card. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Blue Knight Lamp Post Way - Mothermark Inspired

I made this card for the Splitcoast Free 4 All Challenge today.  I used Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
The base image is called Lamp Post Way and the chairs/umbrella are from the  Beach Chairs Accessories set.

The Free 4 All challenge is to case a card that you have saved in your favorites.   I went way back in my favorites and cased a card by Mothermark/Cindy.   Cindy made awesome cards and she had a wonderful sense of humor.  She was a lot of fun.  Cindy's cards always had the most amazing clouds in her scenes.   She taught me how to make the clouds on my card today.  Since I love make scenes with clouds, I thought it only appropriate to pick one of her cards to case.  Cindy's card.

Thank you, for coming by today.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As The Feathers Fly

Thanks, to the Splitcoast Sketch challenge,  I have a new card to show you.  I was coloring this image when I saw the sketch and decided to play.  I changed my sketch a little.   The title for my card sounds like a Soap Opera title.  ~smile~ 

The stamps I used are from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.   (Ducktails and Mini Greeting 2)  The paper is scraps from a Crate Paper pad.

Thanks, for stopping in today.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Easter - Baby Wipe Water Coloring Technique

Happy Spring, Everyone.    This is the first day, but this is what I have been waiting on.   I know we will have some cool days  for a while,  but I like knowing warmer days are on the way. 

I wanted to participate in the Technique Lover's Challenge over at Splitcoast today.  The technique is called Baby Wipe Water Coloring.   I used a piece of designer paper that was off white with a pattern that reminded me of the sun. I used my distress inks that I put on acrylic blocks and then used a baby wipe to apply the inks to the card stock. I had this Eureka Bunny with Flowers image already colored. Yay. I fussy cut it and popped it up on the dp with dimensionals.   I added some sequins for the finishing touch.

If you have not been over to Stamp On It to see their new site, you might want to check it out.  They have such cute images.  They have Artful Stamps, Biblical Impressions, Eureka and QKR Stampede stamps.  They have both rubber stamps and digital stamps.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Challenge Entered

QKR Stampede - anything goes with a twist (twist is Congratulations but it doesn't have to be used)  I entered just for fun.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Crow on a Wagon Wheel

Here is a card I made with a Blue Knight Stamp called Crow on a Wagon Wheel for the Free 4 All Challenge at Splitcoast.  The theme is Spring.  I love sunflowers and I cannot wait to see them growing along with Mr. Sun shining brightly.  I am tired of dreary days.

We do have sun today so I hope to enjoy it along with a cute little guy and girl that are spending time with me today.

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you have sunshine today.

Challenges Entered:

Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with a die cut
Double D Challenges - Things That Fly

Hurry Up Spring

I made this card for the Friends of Flourishes Blog ribbon challenge today.    I used the Year of the Flowers 2 Stamp Set.  I used Versamark to stamp my image on white card stock and added gold embossing powder over it.   The image was then colored with copics.  I added it to circles of yellow and navy card stock so I could adhere it to my card.   To finish off my card I added a white bow that I tied with a fork.    Those are my favorite bows.

Thanks, for coming by and I hop you will check out my other team mates cards.

  Shirley,(that is me)

Flourishes lc Store

Flourishes lc Blog


Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with a die

Monday, March 13, 2017

Celebrate with Balloons & Streamers

I made this for the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast yesterday.  BubblestX4 was the FS.  She has a wonderful gallery.  I chose a card she made a month ago because I has sent her a message to tell her I would be casing her card.   Her card used the same Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square die.  She had Celebrate Love and a heart on her card, using black, white and red colors.

I used Navy, (even though it looks black in the pic) pink and green galore card stock.  I used the same Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square die and the other dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs.
This is rare,  I did not use any stamps.

I bet a lot of you are getting snow today.  I have always said that it can snow,  just not on the roadways and sidewalks so finally we got that snow.   We have about 2 inches,  I am guessing.  We have had warm temps for the last couple of weeks so the snow melts off the pavement as soon as it hits.  Yes, this is my kind of snow.

I know a lot of you in the northern states are getting a lot of snow that is sticking.   You all stay in, if possible, and stay safe.