Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Scent of spring...




It that time of year again when my Star Jasmine are in full bloom.
I have two large Jasmine's that grow along a trellis.
My husband is forever trying to get me to cut them back.
I always have a way of talking him into just waiting little while,
just till after they bloom.



Yesterday after we returned from our quick trip
We sat outside and enjoyed the sweet scent.
As you can see we weren't the only ones.
This butterfly was only there for a moment.
I got one shot off before he was gone.
One was enough. I guess he was camera shy!

In about a week or so the flowers will all turn
brown and fall off.  There are so many flowers that turn
brown that it almost look like the whole plant is dying.
But after they all fall off...  All is well....
Except for the wonderful scent of Jasmine is no longer in the air.


It's time for another challenge over at
City Crafters Challenge Blog.
Cheryl is our host and has a fun challenge.
Rough around the edges.



A pretty fun challenge all you need to do is add some
burlap on your project.  Easy Peasy..



So funny how I had made this tag before I had gotten a photo
of that butterfly.  What a Cawinkadink..



So here is my tag I made for this weeks challenge.
This is a Tim Holtz stamp.. I have used it a lot. I just love it.
And I did a little hand stitching also..
Such a fun tag to make.

So If you would like to play along with us or just see what
all the other gal created you can hop on over to
City Crafters Challenge Blog


I am also linking my first photo up with
Texture Tuesday..  I used the Texture "Oh My" softlight 100%


Thanks so much for stopping by.
I really do appreciate all your kind comments.
You gals are the Best!

Hugs, Linda 

52 comments:

Lesley Edmonds said...

The leaces are just coming out on our Jasmine. It will be a month or so before the flowers start to open. My favourite plant in the garden.

Love your tag and that texture is perfect. Gorgeous!!!

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous tag Linda and how funny that you made it before you took that wonderful shot!! I really thought it was your inspiration - now you have inspired me - thanks!

Deanna said...

Sweet Jasmine how lovely for you. And I am in love with you tag. When I was stamping, creating tags was one of my fav medians. Happy Week!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your photos are beautiful!!! And I loveeeeeeee your tag! LOVING the butterfly and the burlap!

lisa said...

Your tag is beautiful Linda! I love the bits of burlap on it. Perfect for "Rough Around the Edges."

Love those star jasmine too. They do not grow outside here, but I once had one growing indoors, and the smell was just wonderful.

I wish you a beautiful week ahead my Friend.
xo.

cnelson said...

GORGEOUS photos ...GORGEOUS tag!! Love the smell of jasmine.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Beautiful beautiful- as always you have inspired me!

Terry said...

Linda, What a beautiful butterfly to place on that beautiful tag! Like you, I love the scent of jasmine and mine has not bloomed. We hit 95 degrees the other day and the heat and dry air just cooked some of my roses and irises. Have a lovely day!

Juliana said...

О, так! я майже відчуваю весну завдяки вашій публікації... а також перейнялася романтичним настроєм... о Париж!)))))
Бажаю гарного тижня!
xoxo, Juliana

Heather Jensen said...

Great card and beautiful pictures. My dad cut their Jasmine back a lot last summer, and he said it bloomed more than it ever has this year. :)

Hugs~

TexWisGirl said...

i do very much love your butterfly. :)

Sylvia said...

Fabulous photo's, Linda, I love the Jasmine,too, the smell is wonderful! Mine blooms as long as it gets watered. Your tag is another lovely one. I love your Paris image and that beautiful butterfly. I will be doing tags today, maybe even a French one! Have a love day.

craftattack said...

Great photos, and a wonderful tag! Here still no sun, very cold and wet! Valerie

Terrie Purkey said...

Welcome to TT - you'll find it's a fun group of folks. Love your butterfly image - I've had jasmine in my yard before and just LOVE it...wish it bloomed all summer.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

A perfect tag Linda, love all the different elements and textures. Gorgeous work!
Jan x

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, a poetry extravaganza with these flowers, exquisite and delicate compositions. Greetings.

Stella said...

This is what I love about your blog posts...your stories, photos and your creations. You always make me smile and often laugh :)
Your tag is stunning!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous tag, love the butterfly...

Lori said...

Love the real butterfly in your photo and the one on your pretty tag. The stitching and burlap are perfect!

S. Etole said...

Always fascinated by your cards and tags. Such a colorful butterfly.

yyam said...

Such a fabulous tag! Love the mix of textures and that bit of handstitching. Enjoy the beautiful scent while it lasts...happy spring!

Tracy said...

Oh this is a cool tag! Burlap is always fun to work with and look at that great stitching down the side of your stamped image. Love it! Great job Linda!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Linda! Love the stunning Monarch :)

Becca said...

Yes! I returned home to that beautiful smell of jasmine! Love it! Love the burlap tag and the beautiful butterfly...the hand stitching adds so much too.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wow Linda, your photos are beautiful, fantastic capture of the butterfly! We have star jasmine around our front deck....wish it didn't grow so rampantly, but it does smell lovely when in flower.

Your tag with the butterfly is delightfully 3D, just lovely.

Wendy said...

Hello dear Linda, your photos are stunning! And your tag... wow, love it! I love the way you hand stitched it and the bright coloured butterfly as the eyecatcher is so pretty. Hugs and wonderful day to you, Wendy

Lynnda Hosni said...

Lovely photos Linda...I am so in love with you tag....Its beautiful.... love the burlap...the shabby and vintagey touch... I heart your style...I really do... hugs...xoxo

Catherine said...

Butterfly season ~ it is just starting here. Followed by the dragonflies. I can hardly wait!!!

Lovely tag Linda ~ enjoy your warm weather!
xo Catherine

Virginia L. said...

This post absolutely rocks!! Love the gorgeous photos and last but not least....your tag of Paris is amazing with the touch of burlap!! SWOON!

Gillian Olson said...

Jasmine is such a delicate and beautifully fragrant flower, good for you capturing that butterfly in its brief visit. The tag is great, the butterfly finishes it off.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag and wonderful spring photos.

Davi said...

Love that fantastic tag my friend!! The burlap and butterfly are so cool with the image :) My jasmine flowers are just about all gone now. Sunday was such a scorcher it took its toll! Hoping for a little rain tonite if we are lucky :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I have star jasmine in my backyard too, but I hardly smell anything, maybe I need to get closer to check it out tomorrow!
Love your tag, that butterfly looks just like the one on your star jasmine!
Oh ya, and that rusty safety pins, too cool!

Nadege, said...

Wonderful tag...I love both of your butterflies and I can smell your gorgeous jasmine from here.

lauren bergold said...

♥WOWZA♥!!! this is utterly jaw-dropping! multiple burlap usage, awesome TH stamp, gorrrrrrrrgeous butterfly... and that lacing up the side just ROCKS MY WORLD! ♥!

june lanum said...

Linda this is so pretty and I am a tag junkie I love tags

julieprice3 said...

What a stunning butterfly! The one on the tag looks just like the photo, beautifully done
Hugs julie P

justine said...

I agree, beautiful and so inspiring!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, that jasmine is just so beautiful and I can image the wonderful smell of all those blossoms. I SO love that scent. And love your beautiful tag, too, Linda! That Eiffel Tower image is so fun and such a neat pair for the pretty butterfly. So love how you've used the bits of burlap, too.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Linda, Linda, Linda, I just love stopping by your happy place. It is always warm and inviting. I'm running so far behind, I can't say something nice about every post, but they're all great--the butterflies, the flowers, and especially the touch of pink. It's fantastic. Sorry your family is gone, but I know you had fun while they were there. Hope you have a great weekend.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, Fab photos again:0)Jasmine is just the best smell in flowery world, I love it sooo sweet! Gorgeous photos my friend:0) Your tag is beautiful, all that texture and the fabulous butterfly just lovely. The stitching is perfect as is the pin, have a wonderful weekend, hugs Gay xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

ONe gorgeous sight after another here today, Linda. THose jasmine flowers are beautiful, and I can picture their scent. When we were in Spain, that was what we'd smell around the property of the hotel at night. Heavenly.

The butterfly on the jasmine pic is really breathtaking, and your tag is too!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda! Love the butterfly and your use of burlap!

Julie said...

How beautiful Linda, it looks almost as if the butterfly moved from the Jasmin to land on your card! Have a great weekend, Julie.x

Ros said...

Fabulous tag Linda ... I love your use of the burlap ... gorgeous!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Your jasmine is so lovely! I love the scent, but we don't have them here. That butterfly is gorgeous! You photographed it perfectly, Linda. What a moment...to capture one in pictures before it flits away. And your tag! I'm in love! I could stare at the close up photo of the texture and pin forever, too! Mmmmm

Janna Werner said...

Hello my friend!
The flower looks great and makes me feel so happy and full of live.
And your tag as well, I love your style and the way you write your posts, you are such a kind a nice person.
Hugs
Janna

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous photo's I just love the smell of jasmine, what a great shot of the butterfly.
Beautiful tag, it s a great stamp and look the same butterfly has landed on your gorgeos tag.
Btw, love the new header, enjoy the rest of the weekend. Deb xxxx

Chris said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda. Love the pop of colour from the butterfly and the texture of the burlap.

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous pictures and your tag is amazing! Love the stitching and that stamp is fantastic! Wonderful texture!

Gerri Herbst said...

What a wonderful butterfly photo of the butterfly and ten you followed it up with that gorgeous butterfly tag. You are so talented my dear. t/c, gerri

Danee said...

Such a charming... pretty card…well designed card. I wandered over here from another blog via another blog and I am so happy that I did. Honestly, I have such a hard time finding projects that inspire me….projects that are pretty, well balanced, textured, well balanced, and my aesthetic. Your work fits all that and more. Ironically, I am found you while posting my tag which I made with the same Paris stamp. If you want to see what I made www.rainingjellybeans.blogspot.com. I will be back again and again.