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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


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Linda Rodgers

:-) Just :-)


I just got some of this paper and this was one of my favorite patterns! I didn't even realize there was a wee bit of red in there...looks so nice with that big Flower Patch layered flower! Gorgeous! And wonderful nature pics too!

Doris D.

Your card is beautiful. I love the DSP and you are right, highlighting with the red flower makes everything pop!
Oh, your first coneflower one of my favorites. They will add special color to that area.
Have fun with your friends. I know they will enjoy spending time with you on your screened porch watching all the wildlife.

Sandy M

Very pretty car, Jaydee! Love that DSP, I must have missed it in the catalog, and love that yummy layered flower. Thanks for sharing your nature shots, too, which reminds me I must get into the garden and take some photos also. As opposed to your wetlands, we are having a dry spell in the east and it hasn't rained in two weeks, with none in the immediate forecast. Must get out there and water today, too!

Cheryl McAskill

Lovely Jaydee! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the visit from friends and enjoy the new screened in porch! I envy your vast wetlands and 'prairie'! Take care.


Hi Jaydee! I'm back to the world of the 'net, having had a bit of a road trip to visit GF.

The card is beautiful and I, as always, admire you for your tenacity with regards to fussy cutting. :oP

We have so many varieties of dragonflies and I never get tired of them. They're delightful and a sign of a healthy ecosystem. :o) And, the woodpecker? We have one who clings almost upside down on our feeder. Silly bird!

Hooray for screen porches--especially storm durable ones! And, hooray for visits from dear dear friends! :o) Enjoy your time with them!


P.S. Hi Lou!

ColleenB. - Texas

Beautiful card Jaydee and your layered flower is Gorgeous.
What a great shot of the dragonfly. They won't be still long enough for me to get a shot like that and that woodpecker; looks like he's really giving you a great pose. He's looking at you and thinking, ' you looking at Me? ' :}
Enjoy your company and have a great evening

Ann Schach

Gorgeous, Jaydee! I love this pattern from Park Lane. It is so sophisticated!

Andrea W

Terrific card! The green patterned paper and flower looks like they were inspired by your beautiful backyard photos.

Sally Davis

I have my first purple cone flower of the year also. Enjoy your company. I hope the weather does cooperate and you have many days and nights on your new porch. It sounds divine!

Kelly W.

Hi Jaydee! Such a lovely card you've made!! I really like this dsp pattern with all the movement and your gorgeous layered flower is perfection.

So happy to hear that the storms didn't cause havoc with your new porch. Your photos are so pretty. Love them all! Have a wonderful visit with your friends!

Nance Leedy

Oooh, I just ordered this DSP and now I can't wait to have it! Your card really lets it shine and I love the way the flower emphasizes the hint strawberry in the pattern. Beautiful nature photos too--midwest summers are the BEST! ((hugs))

Anne Marie Hile

Just gorgeous, Jaydee! I love the layered flower and that fabulous DSP. Your dragonfly photo is amazing! They are in full swing in our yard, as well. Such beautiful creatures. I really hope we have them at the new house. Yesterday, I had a moment with my husband because I was so worried about moving and what would happen to "our" hummingbirds. :(

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