You may have heard that we had a little earthquake today in SoCal.  The epicenter was about 40 minutes away from where we live and it was rated as a 5.4.  I’ve lived in SoCal my whole life and have been through lots of earthquakes including Northridge and Whittier Narrows (both much bigger than the one today) and I can honestly say that they have never scared me much.  But the one today really rattled me for some reason.  It was the long rolling type and I do think those are scarier than the shaking/jolt type, but maybe it’s just my age.  I don’t know, but I was pretty freaked out     – especially when there was trouble with phone service right after it happened.  Thankfully there have been no injuries reported and very minimal damage.  Everything at our house seems just fine.

The sentiment on the card I have to share today seems quite appropriate “Count your blessings one petal at a time.”


This is another card made with Blossoms & Butterflies and Blooming Expressions by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper.  I wanted to keep this card really simple and fresh, but still include some pretty details.  I started out by faux framing the cone flower by punching a scallop oval out of a piece of scrap paper and attaching to my cardstock (I used a thin watercolor paper to stamp on here) with removable tape.  The flower image was colored with markers and stamped inside the oval and then Barely Banana ink was sponged all around the flower getting heavier at the edges of the mask.  I then watercolored the flower with markers and an aquapainter and added specs with Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU) before removing the mask.  I used my piercing tool and mat pack to pierce holes around the focal panel and the white background panel.  The focal panel was layered onto a piece of Rose Red cardstock cut with a rectangle scallop nestie.  Banana brads were added and the whole panel was layered onto a Banana card base.  Banana and Rose Red is one of my favorite color combos. 

Thanks for stopping by.



10 Responses to “Rock’n’Roll…literally!”

  1. Gail S. Says:

    Have a sister in Victorville and a brother in Huntington Beach and both are okay but the brother doesn’t have a picture left hanging on the walls of his house. Earthquakes are scary but I now live in the midwest and I am more afraid of tornados, which we have warnings about 3-4 times a year around here. Yikes! Really do like your card…the subtle colors are wonderful. Glad you (and my siblings) are all okay, just be prepared for aftershocks :-[

  2. joyofstamping Says:

    This is gorgeous Jami! This card goes perfect with your kitchen, too!

    I was thinking that it might be my age with this earthquake, too. It never affected me like it did today….. Glad you are [email protected]

  3. Shannan Teubner Says:

    Gorgeous, Jami! I’m glad all is well!

  4. Anna Wight (SweetMissDaisy) Says:

    Wow!! Happy to know everything is ok with you!! Scary stuff!! LOVE the card though! =) Lovely way to do the flower, and the red matting is perfect!

  5. HB Says:

    Glad everyone’s ok Jami! The card is beautiful!!!

  6. Susan N Says:

    Glad to hear you are safe. Love the card, thanks for sharing.

  7. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Glad to know you’re ok Jami. Beautiful card too.

  8. Maria Says:

    So glad your safe. Mother nature has a way of making here presence known. I’m in Colorado and we were in a huge tornado a few months ago. WOW!! You definately don’t want to mess with a Momma, especially this one 🙂
    Your card is fabulous. I love the yellow scallop around the flower!!!

  9. Lesly Adams Says:

    So glad to hear that everything at your house is okay. Your card is precious. Take care!

  10. Bev J. Says:

    Glad you are safe and sound with no damage. Love your cards-really like the coneflower card. Good luck on your weight loss journey-not easy-I Know!!

    Bev J. (Maxell on SCS)

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