Versailles Iris’s for AYSI206…!

Ooh la la! Everyone!

Today’s Card is for an Inspiration Photo Challenge!

A Theme of

Shades of Purple!


Speed Stamping!

Get your supplies ready, set your timer, go!

I prepped, set the timer and off I went!

The Card took me 10 minutes!!!!


Here is the Challenge!

AYSI 206-shades of purple

Here is my Card!


If I poked out the little cut outs…it would have taken me over the 10 min. mark!!!

I didn’t want to cheat, so I showed as is!


Here is the inside of the Card!


I took 2 pcs. of Whisper White cardstock cut 4″ x 5.25″ and laid the side by side.

I stamped them both at the same time…!

On a pre-cut scrap of Whisper White I stamped the greeting.

With a scrap of Gorgeous Grape cardstock I die cut the fancy label.

I decided last minute to die cut the label! It needed a strong color under the greeting!

The Purple Posy cardstock is 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ and folded in half on the score!

I had laid out, the ink pads of:

Gorgeous Grape- greeting, inside sentiment, iris’s

Highland Heather- inside of iris flowers, script words

Soft Sea Foam- leaves spray and iris stems

Using the Stamp Sets:

Very Versailles- the words, and leaf spray

Inspiring Iris- the iris’s

Perennial Birthday- greeting and inside sentiment

for the iris centers I used a touch of the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker!


Here is the Card again!


Just made it!

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


Best Day Ever Card for FMS1 and PCC346!


Hello All!

Today’s Card is for a combination of 2 Challenges!

A Sketch Challenge AND a Color Challenge!

Here is the Sketch Challenge from

Freshly Made Sketches!

FMS400-number 1 sketch

The Challenge is really FMS’s 400th Challenge!

They decided to go retro to their 1st Challenge!

Love that!

The second Challenge is from

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #346 (PCC346)


It wasn’t till I was writing this that I realized the Challenge

was to use 3 of the 4 colors…I used all 4!

Here is my Card!


I kept this one simple!

Here is how I stamped the inside!


I wanted the inside to reflect the same 4 colors too!



Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Pineapple Punch- scrap for backing the die cut rose

Poppy Parade- die cut rose

Blueberry Bushel- trellis


Brights Collection, Granny Apple Green-Gingham print, 3″ x 4″


Band Together- greeting and inside sentiment

Climbing Roses- retired, inside trellis and rose


Blueberry Bushel- greeting, inside sentiment

Poppy Parade- inside trellis’


Pineapple Punch- inside rose

Granny Apple Green- inside rose leaves


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Rose Trellis Dies- card front: trellis, rose

Layering Squares Dies- greeting square


Here is the Card again!


A Cheery Birthday Card!


Until the Next Post…Blessings and ‘Best Days Ever’ to you ALL!

This is the Start of 2 Fun Weeks!

Hello Folks!

Been Busy with the Grand Girls…Yes! they arrived Thursday afternoon!

We did a little shopping for food and snacks…went looking for an ingredient or two

for a Birthday dinner. The eldest Grand girl’s birthday was Friday!

She also picked out what she wanted for a cake, she picked a fruit tart!

Friday we went to the Town of Beaufort, for the Maritime Museum tour and

Beaufort was having their Pirate Festival! After all, the Museum also had a wing

devoted to Blackbeard!

We walked around and saw a few things, stopped and got a bite to eat from a vender,

and from that vender, found out the festival doesn’t really start till 5pm Friday night.

We went into a shop to cool off and did some shopping.

We then had to leave our parking spot (metered parking) drove around the

the corner and went to a cute little café’ and just relaxed there a bit and

 to cool off. The store we shopped in, wasn’t that cool at all! So we got a cold beverage

and a sweet snack and chatted a bit, then, we left to come home.

Today, Saturday, was a sit back and relax day.

We did laundry and just chillaxed!

We had a rain storm come by just before I was going to fix the rest of dinner.

The Friday birthday dinner got pushed to today…well, it didn’t happen!

Besides Rain and some hail, big lightening and thunder, we lost power.

We waited about an hour and then we decided to go out to dinner!

Took the girls to Applebee’s and then when we came home, our

power had been restored! Yay!

I decided to catch you all up on the girls and adventures!

Tomorrow after church, we are going for a spa treat!


We will be all set for the rest of our adventures to visit places!

Stay Tuned…in between all these adventures, I will try hard to get into the

Craft Room…I did today, for 2 different Challenges!

I will get them posted for their respective days.

As what has happened over the last 2 days, things may change!

We are planning, but it all depends on many outside forces…like Thunderstorms!

The only thing I have to say…we didn’t lose power till ALL the laundry was done!

What is up with that?


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










Good Morning Magnolia Lane!

Hey Y’all!

My Southern Greeting to you all!

The title for this almost sounds like a Soap Opera, Right?

The first shot…

…pans out from a Magnolia Plantation, set deep in the South…


Ok, back to the Post!

Today’s Card is the Card we made last night at my Card Class!

I ‘CASEd’ (Copy And Share Everything) this Card,

 from Pat Tecza, of Ramblin’ Stamper…who

was inspired by Dawn Griffith, with this ‘gate-fold’ card!

It is called an ‘Interlocking Gatefold Card’!


Here is the Card!


This is it closed up, ready for mailing!

Petal Pink cardstock measures 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 2 1/8″ on each end

(score and flip side over to score)

Petal Pink piece to cut out oval frame using

Layering Ovals Dies, using the largest and the 3rd size in from the largest.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for the greeting and the Magnolia bud.

The bud is colored in with Light Petal Pink and the

leaves with Light Old Olive, Stampin’ Blends.

For the mats, 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock cut 2″ x 5 3/8″

The DSP is 2 pieces, cut 1 7/8″ x 5.25″

Here is the Card partially opened, to show the ‘Interlocking’ feature!


The greeting oval fits through the cut out oval!

The greeting oval is cut with the 3rd oval,

from the largest in the Layering Ovals Dies set.

Here is the inside of the Card!


The inside Whisper White panel is 4″ x 5.25″

The large Magnolia bloom is stamped in Petal Pink Ink.

The sentiment is stamped with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I always forget that using a lighter color, you can stamp a background and then

stamp the sentiment over it! Love this!

Here is that pretty Card again!


Love this Card!

Pat also mentioned, any nice ‘scripty’ font would be beautiful on the front! LOL!

I hope you try this type of card…you could also use a square, or rectangle,

or even a circle, for your ‘Interlocking’ opening! Try it!


Until the next Post…Blessings and New Folds to you ALL!


Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away…for SSC210!

Hello Everyone!

Now I have Enya’s tune in my mind…!


Today’s Card is a Sketch Challenge from

Sunday Stamps Challenge #210  (SSC210)


Here is the Challenge!


Here is my take on the Sketch!


I used Whisper White Thick Cardstock for the card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″

For the greeting banner, I used the Whisper White Regular for the greeting banner,

it measures 2″ x 3″. The Night of Navy mat is 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″.

The DSP is the Come Sail Away DSP, it measures 2″ x 5.5″

For the greeting banner I used Mermaid’s Realm Stamp Set

for the greeting  and ship’s wheels, stamped in Night of Navy Ink.

The rope was stamped in Crumb Cake Ink.


Here is how I stamped the inside of the Card!


The sentiment is from the Sailing Home Stamp Set, and stamped in Night of Navy Ink.

The ropes are also from the Sailing Home Stamp Set, and stamped in both

Night of Navy and Crumb Cake Inks.

Here is the Card Again!


I admit each time…I am a nautical stamp set lover!

I will buy other stamp sets with nautical themes too!

I guess the sea is in my blood!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Fair Winds to you ALL!

Best Wishes for CTS#333…!

Hello Folks!

Welcome Back for another Card for another Challenge!

I love doing these Challenges, I hope you do too!


Today’s Challenger is

CAS(E) this sketch #333  (CTS333)

It is a Retro Sketch from a previous challenge, a blast from the past!

Here is the Challenge!


Here is my take on the sketch!


I love the little flowers in the Free As A Bird stamp set from Stampin’Up! So dainty!!

 My Card base is 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ and folded in half on the score. I used Daffodil Delight and Pool Party Cardstock for the banners.

All stamping on the card is in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then I used my Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends of Daffodil Delight and Pool Party to color in the flowers, on the card front. I used my Stampin’ Write Markers, in Daffodil Delight and Pool Party for the inside flowers!

To flag the 2 front banners, I used the Triple Banner Punch. The Daffodil Delight banner measures 1″ x 4″. The Pool Party banner is 1″ x 3.5″, both flagged and the attached to each other and then attached to the Card!

I used 2 circle punches for the flowers. The Whisper White circles are punched out with the 1.5″ Circle Punch. The Pool Party circle mats are punched out with the 1.75″ Circle Punch.

Here is how I stamped the inside of the card!


I used a retired stamp set from Stampin’Up! Cake Soirée, for the inside sentiment!

Thank You again for stopping by and peeking in for Today’s Card!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Best Wishes to you ALL!


Beachy Greetings for IB83…!

Hello All!

One of my favorite type cards to do…Beachy!

Oh! I also have to just say…anything beachy, nautical and such!

Today’s Card is for an Inspiration Challenge from

Inspired By #83  (IB83)

Here is the Challenge Inspiration!

IB 83

What inspires you?

The question asked…Beach? Wood? Colors? Starfish? Twine? Jar? Tag?

Umm, All of the above!!!


Here’s my Card!


I Think I hit all the questions of inspiration!!

The starfish in the jar, I stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink and then

I heat-embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder!

So the starfish would  ‘stand-out’ more against the blue jar!


Here is the simple inside!




Sahara Sand- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″, fold in half on the score

a small scrap of Sahara Sand to stamp 2 starfish, then fussy cut them out

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Coastal Cabana- jar


Wood Textures- 4″ x 5.25″ front panel


By the Sea (My Favorite Sentiments)- greeting

Mermaids Realm- starfish in the jar

Sharing Sweet Thoughts- jar

By the Seashore- large starfish on front


Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, inside sentiments, jar outline

Whisper White Craft Ink- starfish in jar


Heat Tool- to heat set the starfish in the jar

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder- for the heat embossing

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Bouquet Bunch Dies- small tag on jar

Everyday Jars Dies- jar


Linen Thread- tied around jar lid and through attached tag

Here is the Card again!




My Friend TJ came over on Saturday, and we made 6 cards.

2 of them were this card! We used different DSP and I stamped one less

starfish in the jar. I really liked how her cards came out! I wish I took a picture!

We replicated some cards from the past posts too!


This one from the other day!



And this one from a long time ago!


The Cards were stamped with Happy Birthday!


All in all, we had a good time making them! We will get together again!

TJ said she learned a lot! That’s why I love what I do!

Love you much TJ!

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