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Clean and Simple - One Layer - Strength and Hope

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

Some of you may have seen the card that I made for the Paper Players challePpc39nge this week.   Well, I decided that I wanted to do a one layer version of this card.  Sometimes you just don't have time to do multiple layers, cut out die tags, stamp a sentiment multiple times to make your own background paper, etc.  Sometimes, youi want a heartfelt card that is easy to do - less than 3 minutes - and that will easily fit through the post.

I used the same colors, the same stamps, but created this one layer version instead.

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Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Very Vanilla
  • Stamps:  Strength and Hope; Because I Care
  • Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red
  • Accessories:  Basic Pearls
  • Tools:  H clear block (To create the vertical background image.  I inked up the block and stamped it directly onto the card stock to get the vertical element.)  Stamp-a-majig for placement of the sentiment

In some ways I actually prefer the one layer version.  What do you think?  Do you prefer the one layer version, or the more embellished, multi-layer version?  If you like the idea of me creating a card once a week and then creating a one layer version for you, leave me a message and let me know.  That's the only way I will know whether you are interested.  If you are, I will continue to do this.

On a personal note.

Exercised again today.  Yay!  Thanks for the inspiration, Rach! 

I'd also like to give a shout-out to the wonderful Nance.  I checked out her blog today and she told us that the card that she made for the regional swap - using her sketch this week - was chosen by Shelli Gardner (CEO of Stampin' Up! as one of the 3 best swaps at the regional!!!  Way to go, Nance.  Your card is gorgeous and you so deserved it.  If you haven't checked out Nance's card - click right here.

It was another glorious day here today.  I didn't get outside - but it sure looked gorgeous.  Still chilly though... but they are promising a warm up!  I am really, really desperate to get the chairs out on the deck and to spend time out on our new deck watching everything grow back that we planted last year.  The evergreens that we planted for privacy survived the winter really well.  They have also grown over the latter part of last year, so we are looking forward to seeing how they do this year.

I have also managed to spend some time watching some of my favorite UK TV shows.  They have a couple of really amazing house hunting shows and I always look out for when they are on TV when we are in the UK.  Well, this past weekend I found a proxy service that you can pay a small amount to and then you can watch the UK shows... oh yeah.... So I have been catching up on some of the programmes including Mastermind.  Mastermind is a quiz show.  It's really fast paced and pretty tough.  I'm really good at trivia, but these guys are... well... masters :-)

Lou is away again.  I don't even tell you when he's away these days... that's because it is more the norm for him to be gone than home.  It seems that he comes home for a couple of days, throws his washing in the machine and is gone again.  This time it's Korea.

Prayers tonight for those of you who need a lift - or a warm hug.  I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!



P.S. I actually did have a video showing you how I made this card... however, when I went to edit it tonight, you see an awful lot of the back of my head, so I decided not to share it with you.





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Lovely card but I really do like the layers. I'm sure someone would appreciate either one!

I have fallen in love with "Doc Martin". Try it out-wonderfully British!


Oh oh oh! This card just CALLS to me! While I really like my layers, sometimes, the one layer, CAS card just makes my heart happy. I actually prefer this one. I think the simplicity of it really sets off the butterfly and the sentiment. I LOVE it! :o)

I'm SO sorry Lou is away--*again*. :sigh: But, how fun to catch up on your UK shows and to be able to do so with only the fur babies to distract you.

And, WTG on the exercise! :o) I'm getting back into my groove as well. :o)



Jaydee you just keep surprising me over and over again! I love the card! Yes, I love my layers and you know me *lumpy* BUT love how you done this card. I would be interested in seeing anything that you come up with..layers or non layers. Glad you are getting some down time to do things that you love to do. Oh we are so waiting for the warm weather here in Ohio to get out the lawn stuff and sit next to the pool and enjoy and few drinks (oh *sigh*) cause it will be a good month or two before we get to do that. It is suppose to snow here tomorrow..ugh!
Sorry about Lou not being home and away again, I know the feeling...John is on the road a lot here lately too. Don't want to rush our lives, but I will be so glad when he can retire in 3 more years...yay! Have a great day! : )

Janna B.

Loving the cards Jaydee. It's really fun to see the detailed one, but then to see one that is so similar, yet so different for the simple one. I love seeing the differences. Keep it up!

Good luck on the exercising! I know it's not fun, but it must be done. Keep up the good work. Every little bit helps!

Linda Rodgers

I love this card! I like it even more than the 'fancy' version. And I REALLY love the idea of your doing a weekly version of fancy, then plain but elegant. I think that would be very useful for many people. Super idea, Jaydee!

Cindy Beach

Hi Jaydee,
I so enjoyed reading your post and didn't hesitate a minute to answer your question. Your one layer ROCKS! and is definitely my favorite. There is something about CAS done really well like you have here - that puts all the focus on the stamps. Love it!

Christy Q

What a beautiful card - I love this look as well. I'm all about CAS so this really appeals to me. Love how you used the block to create that vertical panel. Fabulous!

Beth Rigden

I love the idea of a simpler card being shown too. I love the look of both of these cards!

Jeanne Henson

Happy last day of March! Me - I like the layers best on this one, however it is a great idea to show us both, if you have the energy to do that. No need to stress - do like you tell what you do! Thanks Jaydee. Hope you are healing quickly!

Nance Leedy

Hi Jaydee! I love, love this one too. Such a great idea to show a one-layer version of your sketch card. I love the clear block stamping. Thank you so much for the shout-out and your kind made my day! Big hugs, my friend.

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