Ornate Garden Specialty DSP Card #5!

Hello Folks!

Another Card, with the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP Series…

I made the Card a Christmas Card!

(Part of my own little, Christmas In July!)

This DSP is ‘Specialty’ because it has

a gold foil design on some of the DSP sides!


Here is Today’s Card!


That strip of DSP on the side is Mint Macaron with a gold filigree design!

I used the Gold Foil Sheet piece and stamped in gold to highlight the gold design!


Here is the inside of the Card!


The sentiment is stamped in Mint Macaron and the ornament

in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink!



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

Whisper White Regular- greeting panel, 2 1/8″ x 3 5/8″

Gold Foil Sheet- 1.50″ x 4.25″


Ornate Garden Specialty DSP- front strip, 1″ x 5.50″


Christmas Gleaming- all stamping


Delicata Golden Glitz Ink- Ornaments, front and inside

sponged edges of greeting panel

Mint Macaron- greeting and inside sentiment, ornament on envelope flap


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Rectangle Stitched Dies- greeting panel


Gold Shimmer Ribbon- knot bow on front

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots- front and inside


Here is another peek at the Card!


The reverse of the Mint Macaron piece!


Until the next Post…Blessings to your Day Today!

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP Card #4!

Hello Everyone!

Today’s card is the 4th in the Ornate Garden DSP Series!

If you scroll down several posts…you will see the 3 previous posts

highlighting this pretty DSP!

Here is today’s Card!


I stamped the flap and colored with Stampin’ Blends!


Here is the inside of the Card!


Brought those sweet little flowers, inside!




Old Olive- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Daffodil Delight- front mat, 4″ x 5.25″

scrap pieces for 2 scallop ovals

Whisper White- 2″ x 4″ piece, to stamp, color, and then fussy-cut

inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″              scrap piece to die cut greeting oval


Ornate Garden Specialty DSP- 3.75″ x 5″ front panel


Many Mates- greeting

Positive Thoughts- inside sentiment

Ornate Style- front, fussy-cut florals, inside flowers, envelope florals


Old Olive- greeting, inside sentiment


To color all florals:

Bronze- daisy centers

Light Calypso Coral- bottom flower

Light Pumpkin Pie- larger top flower

Daffodil Delight- daisies

Light Balmy Blue- little flowers

Mango Melody- blue flowers, centers

Old Olive- all leaves


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Ovals Dies- scallop ovals, greeting oval


Playing With Patterns Resin Dots in Daffodil Delight


Here is another peek at the Card!


The reverse side of the ‘green’ front panel, is the same floral as stamped and colored!

It is very Therapeutic to just sit and color!

After my whirlwind visit to RI,

I found that just sitting and coloring, helped me rest up!

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

Vacation Time, Let-Down, is Over!

Hello All!

I apologize for my MIA status…I went up to RI for a Visit, as

you all have last read…Sister’s Weekend, my Kids and Grands,

and a visit with Friends too!

I ended up staying, several days more!

I stayed with my sister Linda and her hubby Bill.

I had a great time with them!

As you read the last posts (all done ahead of my visit to RI)

You thought I was home!!!

I got back on July 15th, late.

It has taken a bit over a week to get back into my routine.

Mr. Hubster didn’t travel with me up to RI.

Mr. Hubster was here in NC, bacheloring it!

(need I say more?)

When I got back I had to do food shopping, laundry and cleaning.

And then I just had to rest up. I did hit a wall!

This visit was too much to do, in so little time!

I will have to plan better!

Next time I go up to visit, it will not be jam-packed.

Early mornings, late nights, make for many long days.

The drive is long, but very doable,

I do much thinking when I make the drive.

I try to organize my thoughts and deeds!

Hopefully next year, this COVID-19 will be over!

This made for a lot of change in the visits!

I survived the trip!

I am now, just, getting back into the Craft Room!

It felt good to get back there!

Thank you for remaining loyal and just know

I appreciate you all!

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

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, Card # 3

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Card shows another page of the

Ornate Garden Specialty DSP!

This particular page is white with the Gold Foil lines!

I decided to color in the page!


Here’s my Card!


I really like how this turned out!

I feel like I designed my own DSP!!!


Here is the inside!


I even colored the strip inside!


This is a picture with the swatch, before coloring!


The flash from the camera causes the glare on the foiling.

The front of the card was like the swatch, before I colored it.




Pear Pizzazz- card base, 5.50″ x 8.50″ score @ 4.25″ and fold in half on the score

Gold Foil Sheet- front mat, 4″ x 5.25″           greeting banner mat- 1/2″ x 2.50″

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″      greeting banner- 3/8″ x 2 1/8″


Ornate Garden Specialty DSP- 3 3/4″ x 5″


Ornate Style- envelope’s daisy

Itty Bitty Birthdays- greeting

Bonanza Buddies- inside sentiment


Pear Pizzazz- greeting and inside sentiment

STAMPIN’ BLENDS- Used to color in the DSP, and envelope’s daisy

Bronze, Light So Saffron, Light Daffodil Delight, Light Mango Melody, 

Light Mossy Meadow, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Flirty Flamingo,

Light Highland Heather, Light Seaside Spray, and Light Misty Moonlight.


Big Shot- die cutting machine

Rectangle Stitched Dies- Gold Foil greeting banner mat


Here’s a peek at the Card, again!


Here is the uncolored swatch and it’s reversed side!



Today I will be getting some housework finished up!

I will be getting back into the Craft Room later today!

I have missed being there, but the trip to RI was a priority.

I enjoyed my time there!

Now, I need to get back into retirement mode!

Hah! Fat Chance! I’m doing more now than when I was working!

I don’t understand how I worked 40 hours

(sometimes more, if offered Overtime hours!)

How did I do that, and maintain my house and all I do now?

It seems like I do more now than I did then!

Oh Well, such is life! I am alive to do it!



Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!



Ornate Garden Specialty DSP Series…Card #2!

Hello Folks!

Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is Card #2 is my DSP Series, showcasing

The Ornate Garden Specialty DSP!

Today’s DSP is one that has a Gold Foil design!

There are several DSP papers in this pack that have

the Gold Foil design in them, I will use most of them!

Can’t help it, I like a little bling!!!

Here is Today’s Card!


I used the Brass Foil Sheet for the ornate and stitched mats!

Look at the reflection! Wow! Like a mirror!


Here is the inside of the Card!


I stamped a couple of the single flowers on the envelope and colored them!




Pear Pizzazz- card base, 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored and folded @ 4.25″

Whisper White- daisy panel, 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″      greeting banner, 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

Brass Foil Sheet- Ornate Frame/mat, 2.25″ x 3.50″ to die cut frame

greeting mat, 1″ x 4″ to die cut rectangle


Ornate Garden Specialty DSP- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″


Ornate Thanks- greeting

Ornate Style- daisy, single daisies on envelope

Timeless Tropical- inside sentiment


Old Olive-  inside sentiment

VersaMark and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder- greeting and daisy


Light Old Olive- daisy leaves

Bronze- daisy centers

(Bronze will be a good Stampin’ Blend to use for Cinnamon Cider!)

Light So Saffron- envelope daisies


Here is the Card, once again!


The swatch shown is the reverse side of the DSP I used on the Card!



Well, I am going to be busy today!

Lots of unpacking, some laundry (Mr. Hubster’s!)

Some vacuuming and dusting, and floor mopping!

I did it just before I left to RI…but Mr. Hubster was

‘Home Alone’…being a bachelor again…need I say more?

Too funny!


Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!