Lots of Lavender for TSOT March Technique Challenge: Embossing

Hello Friends!

Than you Again for stopping by today!

I didn’t Post yesterday…truth be told…I didn’t have a Card to post!

I worked on 3 Cards and Today’s Card is one of them!

Today’s Card is for a

Technique Challenge: Embossing

either Impression Embossing OR Heat Embossing

for TSOT’s March Technique Challenge!

Here is the Challenge!


Embossing can be done 2 ways…using an Embossing Folder on cardstock or using Embossing powders and Heat Setting. The example above does both techniques…I chose to do the same!

Here is my Card!


I used Tranquil Tide for the card base and Pool Party for the Embossed cardstock layer.


Here is a close-up of my Card to show both!


With the Big Shot die-cutting and embossing machine…

I used Stampin’Up! Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF for the bottom layer, and I stamped the ‘Lavender’ in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and quickly covered with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I colored in the flower and stems with Stampin’ Write Markers: Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, and Rose Red.


Here is a peek at the inside of my Card!


I used Rich Razzleberry for the inside sentiment from the Suite Sayings Stamp Set. The flower over the sentiment is from the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set! These were stamped, I did not heat emboss the flowers above OR on the envelope!

Here is my Card with it’s stamped to match envelope!


Stock and Measures:


Tranquil Tide-base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

-mat for Lavender, 2 5/8″ X 3 7/8″

Pool Party-front and inside panels, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Whisper White-front panel, 2 1/2″ X 3 3/4″

-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Sets:

Lots of Lavender-front, inside top flowers, flowers on envelope

Suite Sayings-inside sentiment

Ink Pads:

Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad- all floral stamping

Rich Razzleberry-inside sentiment

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder-to emboss front ‘lavender’

Stampin’ Write Markers:

Wild Wasabi-leaves and stems

Wisteria Wonder-lavender, flowers

Rich Razzleberry-lavender, flowers

Perfect Plum-lavender, flowers

Rose Red-lavender, flowers


Big Shot-die-cutting impression embossing machine

Layering Leaves Dynamic TIEF-front layer (Dynamic means it looks 3D)

Heat Tool-for heat embossing the front ‘lavender’ bunch for coloring


Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Ribbon-bow on front


Here is my Card once again!


I needed to make a couple of Extra Easter Cards…I also have to make a couple more before next Monday! I miss-Counted and came up short while I was addressing them all!

Mr. Hubster really liked this one!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Lots of Lavender to you ALL!

A Rose by any other Color is still a Rose! TGIF151-Inspiration Photo!

Hello Friends!

Welcome back for another peek at Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for an Inspiration Photo Challenge


TGIF #151

Here is the Challenge!

TGIF 151

Aren’t those roses gorgeous?

My favorite Color is a rose!

Do you think I had any DSP with those roses? NO!

 I went with the tulip color and the greenery!


Here is my Card!


I really liked all the single stems on this DSP!

Here is the inside of my Card!


So Pretty!


Stock and Measures:


Old Olive-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score


Berry Burst-front mat, 4″ X 5 1/4″

-inside side mat, 1 1/4″ X 4″

-front label mat, a leaf

Lemon Lime Twist-inside side panel, 1 1/8″ X 3 7/8″

-front label mat, leaves

Vellum Cardstock-2 leaves


Pretty Petals from the Paper Studio, 3 3/4″ X 5″

-inside strip 1″ X 3 3/4″

Stamp Set:

Special Celebrations-greeting/inside sentiment

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Garden Green-greeting/inside sentiment


Label Punch-ret, greeting label and mats

Leaf Punch-all the leaves


Rhinestone Basic Jewels-scattered over the front


Here is my Card, ready for mailing!



I AM partial to Salmon colored roses…what is your favorite colored Rose?

Let me know, below!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Roses to you ALL!

Inspired By…H is for Hoppy!


Yay it has finally arrived!

I am sure, my Family up North are ‘Happy!’

They have had SO much snow this year…it is a big reason we moved South!

We still get snow, but not like up there!

Today’s Card is for an Inspiration Challenge!

‘Inspired By…H is for Hoppy!’

My Easter Cards are done and addressed and awaiting to be mailed!

When I first saw this Challenge…I thought is said H is for Happy!

So I went for the Happy Factor…yes, I think I need to wear my glasses more!

It’s all good!

Here is the Challenge from ‘Inspired By’

Inspired By-H is for Hoppy

My eyes went to the greenery and flowers!

Hah! I just noticed the ‘H’!!


Here is my Card!


I brought out my little bunny for the ‘Hoppy’ factor…after the fact!


Here is the inside of my Card!


I liked the flowers in the ewer and tried to replicate the on the inside!


My Card with it’s stamped to match envelope!


H is for Happy! (Hoppy too!)


Stock and Measures:


Old Olive-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

Whisper White-front and inside panels, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Set:

Tranquil Tulips-tulips, and tiny flowers and leaves

Special Celebrations-inside sentiment

Four You-retired, greeting

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Old Olive-all stems and leaves

Daffodil Delight-tulips, and step one for the tiny flowers

Pumpkin Pie-step 2 for tiny flowers, all the stamens on the front tulips


Here is my Card again!


I don’t know why, but it is the first time I used this stamp set!

It’s going to see some more ink, and soon!

Thank you for peeking in today…

Until the next Post…Blessings and ‘Hoppiness’ to you ALL!

Z-Fold Birthday Cards!

Hello Everyone!

A Blessed Sunday to you ALL!

Today’s Card is one I CASEd from another

Stampin’Up! Demonstrator, Connie Stewart.

Connie made this cute little poodle Card and I had

to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) this cute Card!

Here is Connie’s Card!

Connie Stewart fancy fold poodle card

I used this photo to show what the Z-Fold Card is all about!

Connie used 2 pcs of DSP cut at 2″ X 5 1/4″


Here is my take on Connie’s Card!


The closed card…isn’t that poodle Stinkin’ cute?

Here is my Card opened up!





I stamped and positioned and changed my Card up to make it mine!

I stamped a sentiment and balloons on the inside panel!

I also didn’t use DSP like Connie did on her Card…truth be told…I didn’t have

any Pink Pirouette DSP!


Not to be outdone or anything…I also made a Masculine Card!

Here is my Masculine Z-Fold Birthday Card!


I have a couple of nephews who are going to get these!

Here is the masculine Card opened up!

Using the same sentiment and balloons…just changed the coloring!


I tried to color a poodle blue…just didn’t cut it! So I went with the

fox and let him ‘carry’ the banner.

Ready for mailing!



Stock and Measures:



Pink Pirouette-card base 8 1/2″ X 6 3/4″, on the 8 1/2″ side, Score @ 2 1/8″, and 4 1/4″ turn the card one turn on your Paper Trimmer and cut the 6 3/4″ side down to 5 1/2″ (that gives you your strip for the opposite fold) you need the scoring on that piece before cutting…you then will flip it around and use the long scored part on the front and the short scored part on the back.


Marina Mist-same measurements as the feminine card!

Both Cards:

Whisper White-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

-front panel, 2″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Set:

Birthday Delivery-all stamping

Stampin’ Blends:


Light Pink Pirouette-all pink coloring

Dark Daffodil Delight-candle flames


Light Pool Party-cake, banner, gifts

Light Night Of Navy-cake, banner pole, gifts, overalls

Dark Daffodil Delight-candles, scarf

Light Pumpkin Pie-fox

Light Cherry Cobbler-shirt


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Birthday Friends Framelits-to die cut: fox, poodle, cakes, gifts, banners


Metallic Edge Ribbon-Silver 16″

Crinkled Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon 16″


Here are my Cards again!



Many Thanks to you Ms. Connie!

I also MUST mention…I like the way she cuts the Z-Fold Cards!

So much easier than others I have seen online!


Until the next Post…Blessings and fun folds to you ALL!

Happy Birthday for CCSC #263

Hello Folks!

Welcome Back for another Sketch Challenge!

It just happened that I fell into 3 in a row!

Here is Today’s Sketch Challenge


CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge #263



I had to take a picture of the sketch, I couldn’t get the links picture to copy…

I could print the picture, but I couldn’t save it to my file. It showed a

blank tile in the file! Oh well, this will have to do!


Here is my take on the Sketch Challenge!


I first cut the DSP to sit angularly across the front of the card…and then I

had a brain moment…I decided to use the cut off corners instead!


Here is the inside of my Card!


For the balloons I used the Emerald Envy for the outline, and then

the Lemon Lime Twist for the solid color!


Here is my Card with a stamped to match envelope!


When I first saw the DSP…those ‘bubbles’ looked like balloons to me…

I decided to go with the balloons for that ‘Birthday Pop’!

(and not the popping of the balloon! LOL!)

Stock and Measures:


Soft Sky-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4 folded in half on the score

Whisper White-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Emerald Envy-corner piece mats, greeting, a balloon on front

Lemon Lime Twist- a balloon on front


Naturally Eclectic-corner pieces

Stamp Sets:

Balloon Celebration-balloons inside and on envelope

Party With Cake-retired, inside sentiment

Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Emerald Envy-inside sentiment and balloon outlines

Lemon Lime Twist-solid balloons inside and on envelope


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Happy Birthday Thinlits-greeting

Balloon Punch-2 balloons on front, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals


Here is my Card again!


I did use a White Gel Pen to make the ‘shine marks’ on the front balloons!

I do have to say…this looks like a party!

Another Card for my stash…this could either be masculine or feminine!

But, I probably will put it with the masculine cards!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Celebrations to you ALL!

Love is in the Air…for SIP 141

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back for a peek at Today’s Card!

It is another Sketch Challenge!

I LOVE Sketch Challenges!

I seem to gravitate towards the same layouts and these

sketch challenges broaden my abilities!

On to Today’s Challenge and Card!


Here is the Sketch Challenge!


Stamps Ink Paper (SIP) #141



Here is my take on the Challenge!



I Love the fact that I had the chance to use this DSP!

‘Springtime Florals’ from the Sale-A-Bration (S-A-B) Catalog!

Sorry about the glare…the greeting is “Thinking of You”!

I heat embossed that in GOLD!


Here is the inside of my Card!


The Love is all over this Card!!!!

Inside Sentiment is also heat embossed in Gold!


I added a piece to the envelope flap! How Elegant!!!


I took 5 pics of this duo and this was the best…I couldn’t get the flash to go

off on my camera…I don’t know why, it went off for the other two pictures!

This was the best of the 5, so I went with it! I kind of like the reflection of the

envelope flap on the strip of Champagne Foil!

Stock and Measures:


Emerald Envy-8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″ folded in half on the score

Whisper White-inside panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Champagne Foil Sheet-strip panel on front, 1 1/2″ X 5 1/2″

-square mat, 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2″


S-A-B Springtime Florals Specialty DSP-square on front, 3 3/8″ X 3 3/8″

-envelope flap, 2 1/2″ X 6″, glue onto flap and then trim around the envelope flap

Ink Pad:

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad-pre-stamp for heat embossing greeting and inside sentiment

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder-greeting and inside sentiment


Heat Tool-for heat embossing greeting and inside sentiment

Stamp Sets:

Heartfelt Blooms-greeting

Special Celebrations-inside sentiment


Here is my Card again!



I have a ‘special’ someone to give this to…do you have a ‘special’ someone that

needs to ‘feel the Love’? Make it up and send the Love! They will have their

heart and spirits lifted…what a great thing to feel…maybe that song

by Burt Bacharach, sung by Dionne Warwick rings true:

“What the World needs now is Love, Sweet Love.

It’s the only thing, that there’s just too little of…”


Until the next Post…Blessings and Much Love to you ALL!

Masculine Birthday for FMS328

Hello All!

Welcome back for a peek at Today’s Card

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge from

Freshly Made Sketches #328


Here is the Challenge!



Here is my take on the sketch!


We can always use Masculine Cards! I know I do!


My finished inside!


Mr. Hubster loves to Fish…and so do many of the men in my extended family!


Ready for giving with it’s stamped to match envelope!


Stock and Measures:


Whisper White-card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored @ 4 1/4″

-banner, free-cut by hand (approx. 3/8″ X 3″)

-square-2 3/8″ X 2 3/8″

Night of Navy-front square mat, mat for banner (hand trimmed to fit banner)



Naturally Eclectic-front panel, 4″ X 5 1/4″

Stamp Sets:

Seaside Shore-inside fish, anchor, sentiment, envelope fish

By the Tide-retired, front square fish, coral, seahorse

Teeny Tiny Wishes-greeting


Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads:

Crumb Cake-coral on front

Tranquil Tide-front fish, inside sentiment

Calypso Coral-seahorse, 1 fish inside, envelope fish

Night of Navy-greeting, 1 inside fish

Soft Suede-inside anchor

Pear Pizzazz-sea grass, inside


I didn’t have to embellish or “Bling-Up”…it stands well enough on it’s own for

giving…it is going to a young man, and they aren’t the “Blingy” type!

I think I even surprised myself that this card was pretty much made

with no other tools, other than the Stampin’Up! Paper Trimmer!

Just like the old days of Card Making! Oh, don’t get me wrong…I love my tools!

Sometimes simplicity speaks volumes!

What do you think? Do you use tools all the time or do you keep it simple?

Let me know, I am curious too!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Simple joys to you ALL!