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Blooper night

Flower Patch for Paper Players #202

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulously talented Sandy's turn to host our challenge this week and she has a great Tic-Tac-Toe for us:


I decided to go straight across the middle....... green, patterned paper and thank you.  There is a gorgeous sheet of green paper in the new SU Park Lane DSP.  It has a little touch of red in it, and I used that as inspiration for my flower.

As usual, I cut out the banner from the vanilla coaster board.  I LOVE this stuff.  Have I told you that already??? :-)  The sentiments in the "Let Your Hair Down" hostess sets are a really nice size and one of them was perfect for my card.

I hadn't realized that I had a finger print or something on my lens when I took this photo!  One part of the sentiment looks as though I totally understamped it, but I have the same issue with all the photos that I took that day, and it looks perfectly fine on the card!  Grrr :-)   I was going to re-take the photograph but, as we were just delivered a massive storm, I wasn't able to get outside and do that.

Here's my card:


I stamped the flower 4 times onto Whisper White card stock and then fussy cut different layers and separated them with dimensionals.

I took a photo of the flower from the side, so that you could get a better view.


Now you can see the four distinct layers.   To finish off the flower I used a glittery gold dot.  After all, a little bit of bling and flowers seem to go together :-)

The Players have outdone themselves again this week.  You really should check out their fabulous cards, and then we hope you will join us and play along.

On a personal note:

The screened in porch took it's first battering today from the storms and weathered it really well.  We are so pleased that we choose to roof the area.  Although we got some rain in through the screen, the majority of the area stayed dry and was perfect for sitting in and watching the storm.  The underdecking did a fabulous job of draining the water and keeping us dry!  Wahooooo.  

We spent the better part of last night putting the finishing touches on the decoration and it looks like a nice cozy place to spend time with friends.  Oh... yeah!  We will be able to do just that tomorrow night!  P&J and R&R arrive just in time for dinner and it's our intention to eat there if we can.  We have heard that there is a chance of severe thunderstorms again tomorrow night, but are hoping that they will pass quickly so that we can enjoy the space.  

I do have a couple of photos for you tonight.

I have been thrilled to see so many of these guys in our prairie.



Isn't that an ubercool shot?  The minute you walk close to the prairie they all fly out and land on another plant.  It's wonderful!

This little guy is one of our regular visitors.


I love the woodpeckers - they really are amazing little characters and they are totally fearless.

One garden shot for you tonight.   Our first purple coneflower!


 Well, I am off to go do some stuff.... oh you know.... like housework!   It doesn't matter how much I watched Bewitched and how often I practiced, I could get my nose to wiggle but, somehow, could never make things happen just by wiggling my nose!

Many thanks to all of you who continue to leave me comments and send me emails.  I really do appreciate all of you for taking the time to do that.  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Very Vanilla.  Coaster Board
  • Inks:  Strawberry Slush.  StazOn Black
  • Stamps:  Let Your Hair Down - sentiment.   Flower Patch - flower
  • DSP:  Park Lane