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!  I don’t have a very big space and I have too many things.  I don’t have a very good system for organization. 

So today I made a set of notecards.  They are very simple but its good to have them on hand, especially nowadays when we can’t see our family and friends as easily as we once could.  So its nice to send a note in the mail to let them know they are in our thoughts.

Here are the cards I made:

I embossed some white cardstock and then used different colored cardstock to frame them.  I stamped “Hello” in the top left corner and adhered everything together and that was it! Very simple but I like how they turned out. 

Some of the supplies I used are listed here:

Darice butterfly embossing folder:
https://www.123stitch.com/item/Darice-Embossing-Folder-Butterfly/DAR-1216-64

Simon Says Stamp leafy frames stamp set:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-LEAFY-FRAMES-sss201901-sss201901

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

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

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.  So, I’ve been trying to stay busy, and plan on a very early night tonight!

I made a 3D pop up box card today.  It’s ocean themed and the sentiment reads “Sending oceans of love”. 

I used two stamp sets for this card.  Both were in kits from Scrapping For Less.  I stamped the images and then colored them with alcohol markers.  I then cut them out.  I made the box card using a die set from Echo Park.  I embossed some paper and added it to the box and then attached all the images. I used the sentiment “sending oceans of love”. 

You can find some of the supplies for this card here:

Echo Park A2 pop up card box die
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ecp-eppdie1012.html

Echo Park Ride the wave embossing folder
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ecp-su178031.html?w=echo+park+embossing+folder

Scrapping for Less sea buddies stamp set
https://www.scrappingforless.com/shop/c/p/Scrapping-for-Less-Clear-Stamps-Sea-Buddies-x41801593.htm

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

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 state is getting stricter all the time about what we are allowed to do.  We try to only go out when we have to. 

This is the card that I couldn’t upload the other day.  It makes me long for the warmth and sunshine of the summer. Hopefully by then things will have improved and we will be able to get out and about more.

This is another stamp set from MFT.  I used some masking to stamp the images and then colored them with alcohol markers.  I used stencils for the clouds and the sun rays.  I used distress oxide inks for the background. 

You can find some of the supplies here:

Sunflower sweetheart stamp set:
https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-sunflower-sweetheart?_pos=1&_sid=6b251fc8b&_ss=r

Mini cloud edge stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/search?type=product&q=mini+cloud+edge+stencil

Sunrise Radiating Rays stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/search?type=product&q=sunrise+radiating+rays+stencil

Squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide ink:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo56249.html

Broken China Distress Oxide Ink:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo55846.html

Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide Ink:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo56201.html

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

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 I get more anxious and depressed!  Its been nice to not hear the new numbers and I can pretend for a little while that everything is okay.

I’ve been trying to upload pictures of a card I made yesterday but my computer is not cooperating, so I will share with you another dragon card that I made the other day.

Its from the same stamp set called Magical Friends by MFT.  This one features a little girl flying through the clouds with her dragon friend. 

With this one I used a stencil to create the circle in the middle of the card.  I then used a cloud edge stencil to created the clouds. I used distress oxide inks in broken china for that.  The images were stamped, colored with alcohol markers and then I cut them out before placing them on the card. 

You can get some of the supplies here:

Magical Friends stamp set:
https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-magical-friends?_pos=1&_sid=4d383968d&_ss=r

Mini Cloud Edge stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/products/mini-cloud-edges-stencil?_pos=1&_sid=2abb13cf7&_ss=r

Brutus Monroe Simple Blends Circle:
https://www.brutusmonroe.com/products/simple-blend-circle?_pos=3&_sid=2807be200&_ss=r

Broken China distress oxide inks:
https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ri-tdo55846.html

My shop:
www.etsy/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

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 at this time, when we are isolated from each other, sending a card to someone can really brighten their day. 

I used the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder to create the background, leaving a blank space so I could stamp “hello” from Hero Arts.  I used Avery Elle Fog pigment ink pad.  I used papers from Recollections Dreamy paper pad. 

You can find some of the supplies here:

Embossing folder:
https://www.joann.com/cuttlebug-emboss-5×7-swiss-dots/14242259.html

Ink:
https://www.averyelle.com/search.php?search_query=fog

Paper:
https://www.michaels.com/dreamy-cardstock-paper-by-recollections/10359616.html

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

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, with my dog in my lap.  Nice and cozy! 

Last night, I managed to put a card together. Its very simple and everything I used has been in my stash for a long time.  Here it is:

The stamp is by Trinity stamps and I think it was from a monthly kit by Scrapping For Less. I think it may have been an exclusive as I can’t find it on the website.  The embossing folder is by Sizzix and has been discontinued.  I stamped the flower and then colored it with alcohol markers.  Then I fussy cut it out.  I embossed the background using Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock.  I wrapped a green sheer ribbon around it and layered some yellow cardstock around it.  I adhered the flower with Scotch 3M foam tape and put it all on an A2 cardbase which was made using Recollections heavy weight white cardstock.  Thats it.  Very simple.  
I hope you are staying well and safe.  See you next time! 

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 I will share an Easter card I made a little while ago with you. Hopefully tomorrow I will have more energy and some ideas so I can make some new cards!

The stamp I used for this card is by Darcie Heater, another of my favorite companies.  I stamped the dog and colored it with alcohol markers.  I used some patterned paper I had in my stash and cut it at a diagonal. I used some foam sheets to add some dimension and then stamped the sentiment.  I also gave the puppy some dimension with 3M foam tape and it was done. Its a very simple card. 

You can find the stamp set here:
http://www.darciesllc.com/Doggone-Easter_p_1814.html

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 that can be done from home, so thats good.  Our city is very quiet and I hope that means that most people are staying at home as much as possible. 

Do you have a daughter/granddaughter who loves to dress up like a unicorn?  We do! So when I saw this stamp set from MFT, I had to get it.  So I made this card:

Its made from a stamp set called Unicorns and glitter.  I stamped and colored the images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I used the mini cloud edge stencil from MFT to create the background and then backed it with some rainbow striped paper from Echo park. 

Some of the supplies I used can be found here:

Unicorns and glitter stamp set:
https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-unicorns-and-glitter?_pos=1&_sid=d7637a399&_ss=r

Mini cloud edges stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/products/mini-cloud-edges-stencil?_pos=2&_sid=3879e534b&_ss=r

You can find my shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

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 MFT called Space Explorer and that has made it much easier. 

Here’s the first card I made with this stamp set:

MFT is one of my favorite stamp companies. They make such cute stamps.  I used some “galaxy” paper from Scrapping For Less for the background.  I stamped the images and colored them with alcohol markers.  Then fussy cut them out.  I used a circle die to cut a half circle for the moon. I stamped the sentiment and then adhered all the images to the card.  This time I used a grey card base.  I’m looking forward to using the other images in the stamp set for more cards. 

Space Explorer stamp set
https://mftstamps.com/products/bb-space-explorer?_pos=1&_sid=d7319693d&_ss=r

Under the stars paper pad:
https://www.scrappingforless.com/shop/Paper-Collection/Scrapping-for-Less/p/Scrapping-for-Less-6×6-Paper-Pad-Under-the-Stars-x42124918.htm

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

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 its hard.  I have been trying to limit the amount of news that I watch, just getting the headlines daily, but sometimes even that is too much.  There’s a fine line for me between staying informed and avoiding too much stress.  So I try to come into my craft room daily and create something to try to take my mind off everything going on.  We are still dealing with aftershocks from the earthquake.  Thankfully I am not feeling them although today we had some stronger ones of 3.3.  

What do you think about box cards?  I think they are pretty cute so I decided to make one with a new stamp set I got from MFT stamps called “Party Animals”.  

I cut the box using an Echo Park die and stamped and fussy cut the animals.  I used alcohol markers to color them. I used a Honey Bee die to cut the grass and I decorated the box with paper from Echo Park.  After the coloring it was just a matter of glueing everything together.  
The supplies I used are:
Echo Park A2 Pop Up Card Box Die
MFT Party Animal stamp set.
Honey Bee Stamps grass border die
Echo Park dots and stripes paper pad