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 we will paint.

I didn’t have a lot of time to make cards but I did make a couple of simple ones that would be good for an anniversary, Valentine’s day or just a card to send to someone you love.

Here they are:

I used a heart embossing folder…not sure where I got it.  The music notes embossing folder came from Park Lane Paperie.  The dies came from Momenta and Sizzix.  Basically I layered a deep red cardstock with white. 

Some of the supplies I used can be found here:

Sizzix lace heart die:
https://www.sizzix.com/663582/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-10pk-lace-heart

Park Lane music notes embossing folder
https://www.joann.com/park-lane-a2-embossing-folder-music-notes/15883994.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&source=TIS-S&WT.srch=1&msclkid=33ae6375a3ed1d0980303de3d319536f&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=[ADL]%20[Shopping]%20All%20Products&utm_term=4585238368533432&utm_content=All%20Products&adlclid=ADL-a28125ec-6d53-40c3-9bab-27df424a9f6d

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www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

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 and it was nice to use a stamp set I had had for a long time and never used.

Here is the card:

I started by stamping the images and then I covered them in a mask while I stamped the brick background.  I then removed the masks and colored the images with alcohol markers.  I then stamped “miss you” and the drew the 6ft line. 

Some of the materials I used are listed below. Unfortunately I think the stamp set has been discontinued.

English brick wall stencil:
https://mftstamps.com/products/english-brick-wall-stencil?_pos=1&_sid=542da3447&_ss=r

Miss you sentiment:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-DELICATE-FLOWERS-sss201900-sss201900

Ranger hickory smoke distress ink:
https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/RESERVE-Tim-Holtz-Distress-Mini-Ink-Pad-HICKORY-SMOKE-Ranger-TDP47339-TDP47339RI?currency=USD

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

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 different stores, trying to get all the groceries we need.  I have an order placed for Friday (used to be able to get same day pick up but now its 4 days out) but last time we didn’t even receive half of what we needed.  So this time we went from store to store and managed to get most of what we need…other than Toilet paper, paper towels and tissues!  Those are like gold dust.  So, once we get Friday’s order, we will be good for a few weeks. It was nice to see that the stores had a lot more stock available, last time we went it was hard to find anything we needed.  I really try to limit shopping and only go out every few weeks.  I do worry about my daughters who work with the public on a daily basis.  Especially my daughter who works in a bank and there are no safety measures in place for her, other than hand santizer. 

I’ve been avoiding the news as much as I can as its better for my mental health. 

I made another set of “hello” cards yesterday.  I’ve been enjoying using embossing folders lately.  This one features a wreath and I stamped “hello” in the middle of it.

I used some cardstock from Michaels which has 5 different pastel shades in it. I embossed each panel and then stamped the “hello” in the middle.  They are very simple cards but I really like how they turned out.   Some of the supplies I used are listed below:

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

Floral wreath cut & emboss
https://www.momenta.com/product/thanks-floral-wreath-cut-embossing-6pc/

Hero Arts Hello stamp and cut
https://heroarts.com/products/dc151-hello-stamp-cut?_pos=11&_sid=741d28030&_ss=r

Avery Elle Fog pigment ink
https://www.averyelle.com/search.php?search_query=fog+ink

My shop
www.etsy.com/shop/jasmineblossomcrafts

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

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

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