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 to spend a lot of time cardmaking this week but I did make a set of July 4th cards.

I went to my local craft store this week and found paper packs by Photoplay called Gnome for the Holidays. They ahve the cutest gnome themed papers for lots of holidays…Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas etc. I used the July 4th pack and created these cards.

I just used the paper in the pack to layer and create the cards. I added twine and enamel dots to some.

I didn’t do any stamping on these. Its all just layered or die cut paper. I really love patterned paper so its fun for me to do a set like these. I can’t wait to use the other sets for Halloween etc.

They also had stamps and dies for these holiday gnomes, so I will be making some cards with those too.

I hope this finds you all well.

See you next time!

You can find this paper pack here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ppp-gnj2211.html

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

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 don’t have too many copic markers as they are so expensive, so this was a nice way to add to my collection.

As we left Michaels and were driving home, we noticed all of these wild poppies growing by the side of the road, so we had to stop and take a picture or two. I love poppies. Our last dog was called Poppy. I’ve never seen Poppies growing wild before so it was a treat.

Once I got home, I got some happy mail from Taylored Expressions. I was so excited to get some of their new patriotic release.

I was not born in America, but I love to make patriotic things! So thats the card I will be sharing today.

Basically I just layered patterned paper with a patriotic theme using a sketch from Mojo Monday #532. For the center panel I used the layering stencils from Taylored Expression to make the fireworks background. I just love how it looks. The sentiment is from Taylored Expression also and I stamped that with Simon Says Stamp soft navy ink and cut it with the matching dies. I added a ribbon on top and some die cut stars and that was it!

Here is a list of some of the items I used for the card.

Stars and strips bundle: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/stars-strips-bundle/

Hand lettered 4th July stamps: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/handlettered-4th-of-july/

Hand lettered 4th of July dies: https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/handlettered-4th-of-july-dies/

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