Punny cards

I went shopping today and picked up some new stamp sets…not that I needed any more but you know how it is! I bought a few stamps and dies from Photoplay and I made a card with them today.

I’m not a big joke person…and I don’t think I’m very funny, but I love a good pun! My brothers and my daughters all got the funny gene. These stamps are quite small but there are a lot of them in the set and it was nice to make a clean and simple card.

I started by stamping the image in memento tuxedo black ink and then colored it with copic markers. I used the matching dies to cut it out. I then used some Gina K. dye ink and brushed on some color to the center of the panel. I propped up the image with some foam pads and then stamped the sentiment which reads “I’m your biggest fan”.

I added some navy cardstock to frame the panel with and then adhered it all to an A2 cardbase.

Here’s some of the items I used for the card:

Photo Play No Pun Intended stamp set: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-npi9479.html?w=photo+play+no+pun+intended+stamps

Photo Play No Pun intended die set: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-npi9480.html?w=photo+play+no+pun+intended+stamps

Memento Tuxedo black ink pad: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/gb-tsmp900.html

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

For the love of dogs

We are a dog family. I didn’t have dogs growing up but when I got married and moved to Utah, we went through 7 years of infertility and I was so desperate for something to love, so into our lives came our first dog, Misty. She was a toy poodle and she became my best friend. When she was 18 months old, we adopted our first daughter. Misty was not happy. She didn’t like kids until they got to be around 8 or 9 years old, then she would tolerate them. She had to go through it all again when we adopted our 2nd daughter when Misty was almost 6. The girls learned to just stay away from her and then when they were old enough, Misty would let them throw a ball for her. Misty lived until she was almost 15 years old.

Misty

After Misty passed we were devastated and couldn’t stand being in a home without a dog, so along came Poppy a few months later. Poppy was another toy poodle. She loved the kids, who were older then of course. She was not healthy and we almost lost her at a few months old until we learned that she was allergic to dog food. So I had to cook her special meals every day. She also had a collapsing trachea and couldn’t run and play without choking. She was the reason we bought our RV as we didn’t ever want to leave her home when we wanted to go on vacation. She didn’t like traveling but liked to be with us. Since I was home all day, she quickly became my shadow and was my constant companion no matter what I was doing. Unfortunately, we only had her for 5 years as she caught double pnuemonia and despite lots of vet care, she passed. This was so devasting as she was so young and should have had so much more life to live.

Poppy

It took us over 2 years before we felt we were ready for another dog, then along came Maggie. Our sassy little Schmaltese or Malshi – a Shih Tzu/Maltese mix. She is 16lbs of fun and fiestyness (is that even a word?!). She will be 2 this year and I hope we have her for many years. She has also become my best buddy and follows me everywhere. She loves everyone though…she loves to snuggle on the couch.

maggie

I got thinking about our dogs today as I was making a sympathy card for the loss of a dog. Here is the card:

The card was made using items from Taylored Expressions. I created the heart using their heart masking stencils and used gold ink to color it. I then stamped the paw prints with black ink. I used the paw prints stamp set which also includes the sentiment. I also used one of their small dog breed die set and added the silhoutte of the dog. I framed it in a gold/orange cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

Losing a dog or any beloved pet is such a hard thing but the love we have from then while they are with us makes it all worthwhile.

Here’s a list of what I used today:

Paw Print stamp set: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/paw-prints/

Heart masking stencils: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/masking-stencils-hearts/

Memento tuxedo black ink: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pp-tsme607.html

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Something’s fishy!

Before I left on our trip I ordered a few things from one of my favorite stamping stores “My Favorite Things”. The box was here when I got home so finally this afternoon I got to play with some of my new things. I chose the die set “Fishbowl Die-namics”. This is what I made.

Basically everything you see has been cut from colored cardstock and layered together. I added the white dots on the fish with a gel pen and added “grains of sand” with brown copic markers.

I also bought the sentiment stamp set that goes along with this and stamped “You’re Fin-tastic” to finish it off.

You can buy the die set here: https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/fishbowl-die-namics

And the sentiment stamp set here: https://mftstamps.com/products/youre-fin-tastic

Check out my Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

See you soon!

Its been a while!

I don’t have a card to post today but I will try to get one up later on. Last week was very busy and so I didn’t have much time to post. We always go away for Memorial Weekend and this year we weren’t sure if that would happen or not. With the virus going around, we had to wait and see what our State decided to do. Relatively speaking, our state hasn’t been hit too hard so most of the State has been opened up with restrictions. So we decided to go ahead with our plans. We take our RV and are pretty much isolated within our family so we knew it would be pretty safe, especially as we planned on a mostly driving trip. The week was spent getting ready to go and in the middle of it I went into afib again, so that slowed me down as it usually does. I have been wearing a heart monitor so hopefully by the end of 30 days they can see whats going on.

We drove to Southwestern Utah and stayed in Monticello. The main reason we chose this area was because I wanted to see Monument Valley. Growing up in Scotland, I remember my Dad watching all of these old western movies and so many of them were filmed in and around Monument Valley. So I’ve always wanted to go there. It was about a 5 hour drive to get to Monticello and when we got there we were told that the Navajo Nation, who live on the reservation on Monument Valley, lock down on the weekends due to the virus. If we didn’t see it Friday, then we wouldn’t see it at all. So we quickly parked the RV and freshened up some and drove to Monument Valley so we could see it before it closed. It was stunning! Pictures don’t capture the sheer vastness of everything. I thought of my Dad and how he would have loved to have seen it. There were places we could have gone to learn about the movies made there but everything was closed, thats okay. I’m just glad I got to finally be there.

The next day we visited Natural Bridges, Goosenecks point and Valley of the Gods. The scenery was just spectacular. We came home a day early due to plumbing issues in our RV but we had a great time anyway. Its also nice to have a day at home and we plan on barbecuing tonight.

Goosenecks point.
This is Valley of the Gods.

I’ll hopefully be back with a card later today!

Good start to the day

I have a birthday coming up, a big birthday! Its tomorrow. This morning there were some flowers delivered to me from one of my best friends who I don’t get to see much anymore since we moved away. All of my close friends live far away. Its hard at times. Anyway, the flowers are beautiful. My friend chose my favorite colors and it was a wonderful start to the day.

Then one of my brothers, who lives in Scotland, messaged me to set up a time to video chat tomorrow. So, I’m looking forward to that.

Every few days lately, people line our neighborhood streets with their children and a parade of cars goes by. The cars are decorated by the local teachers and they are able to wave to their students as they drive by. Its so heartwarming.

So, onto a card! This one took a while. Mostly because when I stamped the sentiment at the end, I smeared the ink. So I had to try to remove the stamped images to put onto another background. I did okay until I got the the house and then I ripped it. So I had to redo the house completely. It all turned out ok in the end and I love it.

For this card I used the stamp set “Hanging with my gnomies” from My Favorite Things. I love this stamp set, there are so many images and so many possiblities with it. So I chose the image of the house, the lady gnome and the gnome holding flowers. I also used a couple of the lady bug images. I stamped those images on to Neenah Classic Crest Solar white 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then colored them with copic and spectrum noir alchohol markers.

For the background I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp for the clouds and then die cut some green cardstock for the grass with Honey Bee grass edge die. I then stamped the sentiment “To gnome you is to love you”. I then glued everything onto the card using art glitter glue. I framed the panel with some light blue cardstock and adhered it to an A2 size card base.

Despite the trouble I had, it was worth the effort and I think it turned out so cute!

A quick update on our baby birds….they are growing SO fast! All three look very healthy.

I hope you are all well. See you next time!

Here is a list of some of the items I used in my card:

Hanging with my gnomies stamp set: https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/bb-hanging-with-my-gnomies

Sending sunshine stencil: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stencils-CLOUDS-FOR-DAYS-ssst121423-Sending-Sunshine-ssst121423?currency=USD

Grass edge die: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/hbs-hbds-gb.html

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock: https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Crest-Solar-White-Cover/dp/B000I20NWK/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1NR4OTTQOUYI6&dchild=1&keywords=neenah+classic+crest+solar+white+cardstock+80lb&qid=1589562463&sprefix=neenah+classic+crest+solar%2Caps%2C284&sr=8-2

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tsukineko-memento-full-size-dye-inkpad-tuxedo-black/

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

What a week so far!

Its been a week already and its only Wednesday! On Monday I went into afib so that pretty much took me out of commission for the day. Yesterday I had a Facetime appointment with my cardiologist. It was interesting to say the least. Kind of nice to “see” him from the comfort of my home but also kind of strange. So I get to wear a heart monitor for 30 days again. I did this last year around this time. It wasn’t too bad until towards the end of the 30 days when I had run out of places to stick the electrodes and I got such a bad rash from the adhesive. We had gone away for Memorial Weekend and my skin was so irritated that I took the monitor off for a few hours. We were in the middle of nowhere when my phone rang and the monitor people were calling to make sure I was still alive!! It was pretty funny. Yes, I was still alive, just so darn itchy!!

Today we are taking Maggie to the vet. It will be strange once again as they will come to our car and take her in without us. It makes me anxious as I know how stressed she gets at the vet, even when we are with her. She has strange rust colored areas on her body and little black flecks on her stomach. When we google it, it seems it may be from a yeast infection. Hopefully its something that is easy to treat. She’s acting ok. Last night she ran around the yard so long that she just collapsed on the floor when she came in, she completely wore herself out! Every time we all settle down to watch a movie, she starts talking to us because she wants a bone to chew on. The trouble is, she wants a brand new bone every time and she will literally argue with us over it!! Its hilarious. We’ve never had a dog who will “talk” to us before.

We checked on the baby starlings yesterday and they are growing fast. Their eyes are open and their feathers are growing. Its so fun to watch them grow.

So, onto card making. I got a cute new stamp set from My Favorite Things the other day. So I made a birthday card featuring one of gnomes.

I really enjoy using patterned paper on my cards, as well as using stamped images, so this card uses both. I stamped the image and colored it with copic markers. I then cut it out using the matching dies. I got a paper pack from Photo play ages ago that featured garden gnomes and all of the patterned paper was from that.

I stamped the sentiment and then adhered everything together.

You can buy the Hanging with my gnomies stamp set from here: https://mftstamps.com/collections/new/products/bb-hanging-with-my-gnomies

My shop: http://www.esty.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Hope to see you soon!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello all! I hope that all of the mothers out there are having a good day. We are having a quiet day. The girls and my husband gave me some cards and bought me some flowers for the front porch and the deck. One of my daughters is making dinner and we will have a relaxing evening watching a movie together.

Here are the flowers we chose. I think they are so pretty.

Here are our baby birds…they are growing! Its so fun to go out on the deck and to hear them chirping everytime their mom comes to feed them.

So, since it is Mother’s Day, you may expect me to post a Mother’s Day card! Well, you would be wrong! I made a Father’s Day card the other day and thats the one I will share today. It’ll be here before we know it.

I find it hard to make more masculine cards but this one came together quite easily for me. In the Scrapping For Less kit a few months ago, it was all masculine papers and stamps and thats what helped this happen so easily.

So, the paper that I used came from Scrapping For Less. I love their paper as it is a good quality cardstock and it has a sheen to it that I really like. I used a window die and chose some tool themed paper to fill in the spaces. I used the Sunny Studio “tool time” stamp set that came in the kit.

I colored the saw image with copic markers and added some enamel dots to finish it off.

See you soon!

My shop: www.esty.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Clean and simple cards

Today I decided to make a clean and simple card. I usually love to layer patterned paper but I wanted to challenge myself to do something a little more simple. I love how it turned out. I used a die from Simon Says Stamp called “Sunflower Frame” and cut it from white cardstock 3 times.… Continue reading Clean and simple cards

Feeling of thanks

Despite all that is going on in the world and the challenges we all face in our daily lives, there are always things to be thankful for. This is something I have needed to be reminded of a lot lately as we are facing a lot of trials. So I made this simple card today.… Continue reading Feeling of thanks

Stormy Sunday

We’ve had lots of wind and rain today…our temperatures have dropped significantly. Its kind of a relief from the hot sun, as long as it doesn’t linger! As usual, its been a busy week. My daughter deals with three chronic illnesses and we’ve had Dr’s appointments this week with more coming up. I didn’t get… Continue reading Stormy Sunday

Encouragement card

This is a card that is quite different from the cards I usually do but the stamp set came in the last kit from Simon Says Stamp kit and I love it. Its a perfect time to send an encouragement card as so many of us are feeling the stress of what is going on in the world right now.

Here is the card:

This stamp set came in the last Simon Says Stamp kit. It isn’t something I would normally choose, but I love it. Thats the nice thing about kits, you sometimes get something you wouldn’t normally look for and it can expand your style.

This was a fairly simple card. I stamped the image and then colored it with alcohol markers. I cut the layers with Waffle Flowers A2 layer die set and framed them with black cardstock. I used some of the Whimsy stamp rainbow papers that were in the kit to add some color to the card.

For the sentiment I chose one from the stamp set that reads “After the storm comes the rainbow”. I stamped it on some black cardstock with versafine ink and used some of Simon Says Stamp fine detail white embossing powder and dried it with my heat gun.

I really like how it turned out.

Here are some of the supplies I used on this card:

Follow the rainbows stamp set: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-FOLLOW-THE-RAINBOWS-sss102110–sss102110

Fine detail white embossing powder: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/search?currency=USD&q=fine+white+embossing+powder

Whimsy stamps rainbow paper pad: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Whimsy-Stamps-RAINBOW-6-x-6-Paper-Pads-WSDP08-wsdp08

Neenah Classic Crest solar white 80lb cardstock: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Neenah-Classic-Crest-80-LB-SMOOTH-SOLAR-WHITE-Paper-Pack-25-Sheets-33264?currency=USD

Waffle Flower A2 die set: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Waffle-Flower-A2-LAYERS-Dies-310282-310282wf

Versamark emboss pad: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Versamark-WATERMARK-Rubber-Stamp-Emboss-Chalk-Resist-INK-PAD-VM-001-10213?currency=USD

My shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Fathers Day!

I hope those of you celebrating Fathers Day have a wonderful time. My husband is taking a well deserved break from work today and we will be having a barbecue tonight. I really appreciate how hard he works and looks after our family. I’m also thinking of my dad today. He has been gone for… Continue reading Happy Fathers Day!

Butterflies

I love butterflies. We have had a swallow tail butterfly hanging around our yard for a little while. Some people believe that when a butterfly is near, a loved one from the other side is saying hello. Its nice to think that could be true. Today I made a couple of cards featuring butterflies. Both… Continue reading Butterflies

Hanging with my gnomies!

Today I used a stamp set from MFT that I have used before, but I love it so much. Its a set called “Hanging with my gnomies”. Here’s the card: I created the background using some die cuts from Elizabeth Craft Designs and also ink blended the sky using a cloud stencil from MFT. I… Continue reading Hanging with my gnomies!

Baby birds and bugs!

There hasn’t been too much going on so I don’t have much to talk about today. I’ve been tired as I couldn’t go to sleep last night so I’ve been dragging all day long. Its a beautiful sunny day.

We have an old grill on our deck that we need to throw away. In our last home, some starlings made a nest inside it two years in a row. This year some other starlings have nested there. They laid 4 eggs and yesterday 3 of them hatched. I don’t think the other egg is going to hatch. The babies are so cute. We love to watch them grow.

So onto a card I made the other day. I don’t usually like bugs but the bugs in this stamp set are adorable. This is a stamp set from Heffy Doodle. Its the first time I’ve used their products and I’ll definately use them again.

Here is the card.

Yellow is my favorite color and I’ve made a few yellow cards lately! Its just so bright and cheery. I stamped the images and colored them with copic alcohol markers. Then I cut them out. For the card base I used Recollections heavy weight cardstock in white and it measures 9″x4″. I used the Whimsy stamps slimline postage die for the front of the card and used 2 yellow polka dot papers for the background.


I placed the images in each of the windows and stamped the sentiment “Sending you big bug hugs”. I used Scotch 3D foam tape to add some dimension to the window.

I think its just so bright and summery, it makes me happy.

Here’s a list of supplies I used for the card:

Big bug hugs stamp set: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/hf-hfd0110.html

Recollections heavy weight paper: https://www.michaels.com/heavyweight-cardstock-paper-value-pack-by-recollections-/M10293367.html

I have started getting my copic markers from scrapbook pal. They have great prices and super fast shipping: https://scrapbookpal.com/search.php?search_query=copic%20markers&section=product

Slimline postage die: https://whimsystamps.com/products/slimline-postage-die?_pos=3&_sid=f92b508ec&_ss=r

My shop: www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Rainy weekend

On Friday it was our first 100 degree day this year. By yesteday it was 45 degrees! Welcome to Utah!! Its still cold and cloudy today but it should be warming up again later in the week. One of the best ways for me to spend a rainy afternoon is in my craftroom making a… Continue reading Rainy weekend

Busy few days

I’ve had a busy few days so haven’t had too much time for cardmaking. Yesterday I went to Michaels as I heard they had some copic ciao markers on clearance. I managed to get 49 of them. They are normally $5.99 each but these were on clearance for .97 cents! Such a great deal. I… Continue reading Busy few days

A couple of quick cards

I still haven’t been feeling the greatest but I was determined to work on something, so I made a couple of quick cards with the new stamp sets I got from Gerda Steiner Designs. The first card is made with the chicken scratch stamp set. I stamped the images and then colored them with alcohol… Continue reading A couple of quick cards

Sunday Morning Musings

We had some rain earlier this morning and now the sun is trying to come out. I bought some cute fabric yesterday to make some face masks and those are in the washer right now. Its been hard to find elastic but I ordered a bunch from Etsy the other day and it should be here in a few days.

Yesterday I made a Mother’s Day card. Unfortunately my mother has been gone for a long time but she’s always in my thoughts, especially on days like Mother’s Day. I went through years of infertility and so for many years I hated Mother’s Day. I didn’t have a mother and I wasn’t able to be a mother. Finally we were able to adopt our daughters and my feelings towards Mother’s Day have changed dramatically! Here’s the card I made:

I love using embossing folders and dies..for this card I used both. Its a standard A2 sized card made from my usual Recollections Heavy Weight cardstock. I then embossed some white cardstock with an embossing folder from Darice called Flower Frenzy. I framed that with some blue cardstock. Then I used the dies from Sizzix…Flower set by Lisa Jones…and cut the pieces for the flowers.

I glued the leaves down flat to the paper and used some foam pads to give the flowers some dimension. I also cut some hearts from the die set and glued those down. For the sentiment, I stamped “Happy Mothers Day” from a stamp set by Hero Arts called “Happy Mom’s Day”. That completes the card!

I hope this Sunday morning finds you happy and well despite all of the challenges we have been facing.

You can check out my Etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

Down for the count today

I have atrial fibrillation. Its been an issue for 7 years and it gets more and more frequent. I’m averaging an episode every 10 days or so. I’m one of those lucky people that are debilitated by it. Some people have it and don’t even know. I am so symptomatic that I’m stuck on the… Continue reading Down for the count today

Punny cards

I went shopping today and picked up some new stamp sets…not that I needed any more but you know how it is! I bought a few stamps and dies from Photoplay and I made a card with them today. I’m not a big joke person…and I don’t think I’m very funny, but I love a… Continue reading Punny cards

For the love of dogs

We are a dog family. I didn’t have dogs growing up but when I got married and moved to Utah, we went through 7 years of infertility and I was so desperate for something to love, so into our lives came our first dog, Misty. She was a toy poodle and she became my best… Continue reading For the love of dogs

Something’s fishy!

Before I left on our trip I ordered a few things from one of my favorite stamping stores “My Favorite Things”. The box was here when I got home so finally this afternoon I got to play with some of my new things. I chose the die set “Fishbowl Die-namics”. This is what I made.… Continue reading Something’s fishy!

Its been a while!

I don’t have a card to post today but I will try to get one up later on. Last week was very busy and so I didn’t have much time to post. We always go away for Memorial Weekend and this year we weren’t sure if that would happen or not. With the virus going… Continue reading Its been a while!

Good start to the day

I have a birthday coming up, a big birthday! Its tomorrow. This morning there were some flowers delivered to me from one of my best friends who I don’t get to see much anymore since we moved away. All of my close friends live far away. Its hard at times. Anyway, the flowers are beautiful.… Continue reading Good start to the day

What a week so far!

Its been a week already and its only Wednesday! On Monday I went into afib so that pretty much took me out of commission for the day. Yesterday I had a Facetime appointment with my cardiologist. It was interesting to say the least. Kind of nice to “see” him from the comfort of my home… Continue reading What a week so far!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello all! I hope that all of the mothers out there are having a good day. We are having a quiet day. The girls and my husband gave me some cards and bought me some flowers for the front porch and the deck. One of my daughters is making dinner and we will have a… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Encouragement card

This is a card that is quite different from the cards I usually do but the stamp set came in the last kit from Simon Says Stamp kit and I love it. Its a perfect time to send an encouragement card as so many of us are feeling the stress of what is going on… Continue reading Encouragement card

Baby birds and bugs!

There hasn’t been too much going on so I don’t have much to talk about today. I’ve been tired as I couldn’t go to sleep last night so I’ve been dragging all day long. Its a beautiful sunny day. We have an old grill on our deck that we need to throw away. In our… Continue reading Baby birds and bugs!

Sunday Morning Musings

We had some rain earlier this morning and now the sun is trying to come out. I bought some cute fabric yesterday to make some face masks and those are in the washer right now. Its been hard to find elastic but I ordered a bunch from Etsy the other day and it should be… Continue reading Sunday Morning Musings

Saturday afternoon

Its been a hard week with one thing and another. Its been hard to get motivated to make any cards but last night I made two. I’ll share one with you today. I love to make slimline cards so I’ll start with this one. I picked up a new stamp set yesterday so that gave… Continue reading Saturday afternoon

Hello!

There’s not a lot going on so lets just jump in and share a card! This is a card I made the other day so we will start out with this one. This is a slimline card (9″x4″) I made using a stamp set from My Favorite Things called “Party Animals”. I will add all… Continue reading Hello!

Busy, busy!

Today was another very busy day.  We’ve decided since my daughter is only working one week and then off the next week (due to Covid-19) that its time to redo her room.  So today we spent the afternoon going through a lot of her stuff and organizing.  We will do some every day and then… Continue reading Busy, busy!

Busy Day

It was a beautiful day today but very cold and breezy.  My daughter and I spent the day looking for a sewing machine.  I guess those are hard to come by these days.  We lucked out eventually at Joann’s who had just had a shipment.  My last sewing machine is 25 years old so this… Continue reading Busy Day

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  I hope you are having a nice day.  We got some snow this morning but thankfully it didn’t last.  The girls opened their Easter baskets and now we are waiting for dinner to cook.  The sun is now shining, even though it is very cold today. I have another Mother’s Day card to… Continue reading Happy Easter

Mothers Day card

We are having another beautiful day today. I pulled out my patio set on the deck and its been nice to sit out in the sun, even though its not super warm yet.  The trees are starting to bloom and the birds are chirping so loudly!  Even our resident woodpecker is back, pecking holes in… Continue reading Mothers Day card

Creative juices flowing!

I’ve been busy the last couple of days with lots of ideas for cards and so thats been fun.  Somtimes its hard to come up with new ideas and sometimes its much easier.  Yesterday I made a card to send to someone you are missing due to social distancing.  I love how it turned out… Continue reading Creative juices flowing!

Using what I have…

Its so fun to buy new things, especially when it comes to card making. There is always something new available and its hard to resist.  With things being so uncertain, I’ve been trying to use what I already have…some of which I haven’t even opened before!  So this card is made using things I already… Continue reading Using what I have…

Hello

Its been an uneventful day. I’ve spent most of the day in my craft room without too much to show for the time I’ve spent in here!!  I really should clean and organize it but that seems like too much effort!  It would be nice to be able to find what I’m looking for though! … Continue reading Hello

Oceans of love

There’s nothing like waking up at 3:30am and not being able to go back to sleep. So I got up and got ready for the day very early this morning!  I’ve been tired all day but I, unfortunately, am one of those people who cannot nap, otherwise I’d be up half the night again tonight. … Continue reading Oceans of love

Its been a few days….

Hello! It’s been a few days since I last posted.  I hope all is well with you.  We are doing fine so far although I just learned that my brother in Scotland probably has the virus.  He’s been told to self isolate for 7 days.  He feels pretty awful and I’m praying it doesn’t get… Continue reading Its been a few days….

Calm before the storm

It was a beautiful day yesterday and it really felt like spring.  We reached 68 degrees with lots of sunshine. Today it is lovely and sunny again but we are expecting rain and then snow over the next few days!  Its definately springtime in Utah.  Yesterday we spent most of the day going to 3… Continue reading Calm before the storm

Another rainy day!

Its definately spring!  We are having another rainy day.  We have some crocuses growing in the front yard.  Flowers are blooming in all the neighbors yards.  It will soon be time to go buy some flowers to plant in our planters that we keep on the front porch…if we are allowed to do that.  Our… Continue reading Another rainy day!

Happy Sunday!

Some days are hard.  Its hard to get past the anxiety and depression of whats going on and feeling like nothing will get better.  Other days I can feel a little bit of hope.  I put myself on a weekend break from the news as I get sucked in and keep watching all day, then… Continue reading Happy Sunday!

Friendship

One of the benefits of people staying home more than usual is that some of us have spare time that they didn’t have before.  My best friend in Scotland is usually so busy that we don’t have much time to talk, but in the last few weeks we’ve found that we’ve been calling each other… Continue reading Friendship

Set of notecards

Yesterday was a busy day so I didn’t get much done in the craft room.  We woke up to 3″ of snow but thankfully it has all melted off now.  Its cold today but the sun is shining.  This set of cards are pretty easy. Its always nice to have some notecards on hand and… Continue reading Set of notecards

Woke up to snow!

We woke up to snow this morning!  Its turned to rain now but we are supposed to get more snow overnight.  Thankfully these spring snow storms usually melt off quickly.  Despite the rain, I can see people out walking their dogs in the park. I’ve been watching Netflix this morning, curled up in a blanket,… Continue reading Woke up to snow!

Low energy day

Today has been one of those days where I haven’t have much energy to do anything. Its been raining on and off and it looks like we may get some snow over the next couple of days!  I’ve been in my craft room all afternoon and haven’t yet been able to create a card!  So… Continue reading Low energy day

Unicorns and glitter!

Not a lot is going on today.  We are still dealing with aftershocks from the earthquake and felt a pretty big one last night. Its pretty unnerving.  My brothers both messaged me today (from Scotland) to let me know that they are now on lockdown for at least 3 weeks.  They both have essential jobs… Continue reading Unicorns and glitter!

Beautiful day

Its a beautiful spring day today.  The sun is shining, that always helps me feel better. It just lifts my spirits.  We are going to have a rainy week so I am enjoying the sunshine while it lasts. I often have a hard time making cards for boys/men.  I recently got a stamp set from… Continue reading Beautiful day

What about a box card today?

So today was another day spent at home. I am trying to stay home unless I have to go out.  Our state has limited contact to 10 people or under. My husband and daughters are still going to work, although my daughters have reduced hours now.  I am trying not to stress over everything but… Continue reading What about a box card today?

Shaker card

I look out on to a park from my craft room.  Its cold today and we had some rain but the sun is trying to poke through.  Things are starting to turn green again.  I love spring.  It does feel like we have a huge cloud hanging over us with this virus going around. I… Continue reading Shaker card

Settling down…somewhat!

We are starting to relax after the earthquake the other day.  We have had hundreds of aftershocks but I haven’t felt any, thankfully.  So life is starting to get back to normal, or as normal as it can be right now.  So I spent some time in my craft room and today I want to… Continue reading Settling down…somewhat!

Excitement…of the wrong sort!

Well we had a lot of excitement yesterday when we woke up to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake here in Utah!  It was pretty scary.  It first sounded like thunder, or a sonic boom and then everything started rolling and shaking for about 30 seconds.  We had many aftershocks throughout the day which kept everyone on… Continue reading Excitement…of the wrong sort!

Beautiful day

Its a beautiful, sunny day here in Utah today. Looking out you would never think there was anything scary going on in the world. This is such a scary time for everyone.  It would be so easy to start stressing out but I’m trying to stay as calm as I can.  Its so easy to… Continue reading Beautiful day

Trying to de-stress!

We said goodbye to my friend on Saturday.  It was a beautiful service.  Its hard to believe she is really gone and I will miss her a lot. I’ve made a few cards over the last few days.  Its been very stressful here with many different things to deal with, not to mention the stress… Continue reading Trying to de-stress!

Sad day

Today I lost one of my best friends.  She passed away after a long battle with cancer.  I have known her most of my life and was my “American mum”.  I was nanny to her kids many years ago and she introduced me to my husband and I left Scotland and came to live a… Continue reading Sad day

What a day!

What a day it has been so far!  On the way to the passport office our car just died in the middle of the street.  We know we have a sensor issue with it but its been working fine for a while. Not today when we have so much to do!  Thankfully after resting for… Continue reading What a day!

Hello

Hello!  My name is Mary and I have created this blog in order to share some of the cards I make as well as some of the goings on in my life! Today the clocks went forward and I am already feeling the effect!  It usually takes me about two weeks to get used to… Continue reading Hello