St. Patrick’s Day card

It won’t be long until St. Patrick’s Day is here. It’s not a huge card giving day but since so many of us aren’t out and about visiting people like we used to, sending a card is a great way to keep in touch.

My mother was born and raised in Ireland and I remember going over to Ireland as a child to visit my Grandma. My mum moved from Ireland to Scotland when she married my dad, but every St. Patrick’s Day her brother would send her a package containing a bunch of things from home.

For my family, we always have corned beef hash on St. Patrick’s Day and I always think of my mum.

This is a cute slimline St. Patrick’s Day card that I made yesterday.

I used a stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh, a slimline die from Whimsy stamps and some paper from Photoplay.

I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I used some distress oxide inks to add some shading to the edges of the white paper.

I layered the papers and propped up the center panel with some foam tape.

I adhered everything to a white card base.

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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

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