Lots going on…

The moon last night. It was much more impressing than this it this was the best my phone camera could do!!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written here, sorry about that. There’s been so much going on I our lives that I just didn’t have the motivation. I will try to do better.

My oldest daughter changed jobs so now she’s working from home. So we had to get an office ready for her. My youngest daughter is leaving for 18 months so we’ve had lots to do to get her ready. Then throw in the usual health issues and also some kidney stones…it’s been a lot!

I’ve still been making cards so I do have a few to share. Yesterday I got some stamps from a company that was new to me so I’ll share one of the cards I made with one of their stamps.

I love sunflowers so I had to get this stamp. It was a very simple card to make.

For the background I created some clouds with a cloud stencil and some blue distress oxide inks.

I then used some copic markers to color the flowers. Three shades of yellow, three shades of green and two shades of brown. It really didn’t take very long.

The stamp set come with 2 sentiments so I chose “You are my sunshine”. I used to sing that song to my girls when they were little.

I matted the card in black cardstock and adhered everything to a white card base and the card was done!

I hope all is well with you. I will try very hard to post more often now that things are settling down for us.

Check out my cards for sale here: http://jasmineblossomcrafts.etsy.com

See you next time!

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

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!