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Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday night.

I managed to three of four challenges this weekend - something I haven't done for a very long time.  I choose some that really took me out of my comfort zone.  The challenge across at Friday Mashup was both a sketch and a color challenge. MU12Kasey
The colors really took me out of my comfort zone and forced me to look at my supplies very differently - and I  had a lot of fun doing it, too, I might add!

I decided to use Nature Walk again.  When I started to build the card, the Vanilla was looking just a little too bright for my card, so I did a little distressing to take the brightness down a little.  I also decided that I would stamp the frame from Notaby Ornate onto Vellum first and then put it over a piece of Very Vanilla.  So, distressing the paper and layering it with the Vellum, really toned down the Vanilla.

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Once again, a different card for me, but I was really pleased with the results.  Why all these totally different cards for me this weekend?   mmmmm... must be the pills I've been taking!!!!

Here are the card deets - all supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Stamps:  Nature Walk, Notably Ornate
  • Card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
  • DSP:  Botanical Gazette
  • Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron
  • Distressing ink:  a little Tea Stain from the Distressing Kit was used on the background focal layer and on the sentiment layer
  • Accessories:  Antique Brads (colored with a Copic marker)

So, what do you think?  It's an interesting layout and although the colors are ones I don't normally put together, I liked the way it turned out.  I particularly liked the Notably Ornate stamped onto Vellum.  It really helped the bird and the bee pop.

Don't forget to pop along to the Mashup and check out the fabulous design team (including our very own Paper Players bundle of talent - Lesley) and submission cards... and, I am sure the team would love it if you played along!

On a personal note

  • WE HAVE A WINNER... Yes, a single winner of the "guess which of the girls is Jaydee" question from my post last week.  Adelle was the only person who guessed correctly.  Now, I've never met Adelle, but I think she guessed it was me because of how I had written about Mrs T.  Yep... I WAS the teacher's pet.  Definitely.  Back in THE DAY, the teacher normally put her "pet" on her right hand side.  So, I am the one sitting directly to the right of Mrs Tucker - her right that is.  My arch rival was the person sitting at Mrs Tucker's left hand!  So, you can click here to go back and check me out!  The first thing I noticed when I looked back at this picture was that my socks weren't level!  Grrr....I also had never noticed that I was the girl with the second longest hair in class!  Isobelle Hunter owned the title of the longest hair and it was a gorgeous shade of red, too!  Isobelle is the cute little one sitting next to me.
  • We have a second winner.... I said I would pull a name from the comments and send a little bling.   CHRISTYQ - a pack of Basic Rhinestones will be sent off to you.  Please send me your snail mail address to jaydeestamping atsign charter dot net!


Our question for this week will also give one lucky recipient a little bit of bling when I randomly select a comment next Tuesday night.


Now... I'll start you off.   In the old days I used to watch television... well "watch" probably isn't quite right!  It used to be background noise and I used to listen to HGTV.  However, the more I got into my card making and crafting, the less intrusion I wanted. 

These days, I listen to classical streaming radio.   Either KDFC.com or minnesota public radio classic channel.  I have found it is, by far, my most inspiring music and something that I can listen to and enjoy, and not have it interfere with my crafting.  Well, that was until Sunday when they played the entire 9th Symphony from Gustav Mahler.  That is one symphony that deserves to be listened to, without distraction. 

Mahler composed it after he had been advised of his terminal heart condition.  At the beginning of the symphony the feelings of anguish, anger, distress and shock are palpable.  By the end of the symphony, the joy and love of live and all things beautiful shines through.  An exceptionally emotive symphony.  So, I had to put my cards down and just sit in my chair and relish every single note.

OVER TO YOU... What do you prefer?   The sounds of your children playing quietly in their own space?  The sounds of the football game on TV knowing that your hubby is going to be busy for a while and you can enjoy your time alone?   Listening to hip hop?  jazz?  blues?  country?  Listening to books on tape?  Learning a new language?  Or the joy of total silence.

Have a wonderful Wendnesday.  Thank you for playing along with my challenge question last week. Hugs and prayers to those of you who need a little lift tonight.




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Kathy Schweinfurth

Your card for the Friday Mashup is beautiful...get job with both the scetch and color combo! Thanks so much for playing with us this week!!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Jaydee, I am so glad my challenge sketch and colour combo over at the Friday Mashup inspired you to create and that most imporantly you had fun doing so!

I have to say your card is fabulous! I love the distressed vintage look you've created and layering the velum was a very clever idea to soften the vanilla. Your bird looks like it's about to snap that bee up for diner! LOL.

Good Luck. Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz


Total silence around my house as I scrap/stamp. I am not a TV watcher and then don't listen to radio cause I have a hard time understanding what is being said cause of my hearing...so I just prefer it to be quiet and just the noise that I make.
Sorry, this time I am just not into the card. The layout looks interesting, but just not into the colors. I love how you cut out the bee & bird.
Have a great day!

Ann Schach

I love the color combination on today's card. How clever to stamp the Notably Ornate image onto vellum! When I stamp I love to listen to classical recordings of my son playing the trumpet. It is as if he is right here with me. Add two dogs at my feet, and I am one happy stamper!


This came out great!!! I love how you used the Bird as an element! Great use of the colors with the sketch too.. Very Pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.


Jaydee, I know it's your blog, but i have to say hi to Lou first. :o) Lou, your comment to me yesterday put a HUGE smile on my face. Thanks! :o) I'm waving madly back at you. :o)

Now then, the card. Ahhhh, the card is lovely. I never would have thought to use the vellum in that way--heck, I wouldn't have thought to use the vellum at all. You are always doing that and I never seem to think to do it. It really does soften things up and make them more subtle.

Ah, now then, for when I'm stamping...Hm. Well, it depends upon my mood. Sometimes I put on my BeeGees Pandora station and groove along.

Sometimes, Brien and I will listen to an audiobook. We've listened to the entire Harry Potter series that way. We've also listened to a number of Bill Bryson's books and are in the middle of "At Home".

And, sometimes, I want to put in a girly-type movie. I love old movies and musicals, and, I've been known to watch an Austen movie over and over again. :oP

I never know WHAT I'm in the mood for until I'm actually in my space. I'm strange like that. :oP


I knew that was you! Such a cute little girl. I was amazed at the formality of the children. I had forgotten how we all wore "dress-up" clothes to school.

Love this card. I have never gotten into this set but you've inspired me to get it out and give it a try.

I never watch television except now I have discovered Netflix. So now I always stamp to Netflix or iTunes podcasts. I am loving "Cake Boss, Bramwell or Bones".

Patricia Phipps

I lilke it quiet, no interruptions by our cats. I can concentrate more without the noises of music, tv, etc.


Jaydee, I haven't visited for awhile, and I really missed lots of wonderful conversation! As to what I watch/listen to while I stamp, I usually listen to WMBI FM Chicago - Moody Radio, which is a Christian station - WONDERFUL stuff on there. Sometimes I watch news on TV, or 20/20, or HGTV. I got interested in that station when we massively remodeled our house 4 years ago this summer.

And I do want to answer last week's question - about the teachers. I LOVED Mrs. Ranson, my 1st grade teacher. I brought a book for Show and Tell, and I had told her that I had bought it with my own money. She was an older lady, quite matronly, but she MADE MY YEAR when she put her arm around me and said, "Class, I want to tell you that Susan loves to read SO MUCH that she bought this book with her very own money!" I thought everyone loved to read! I also loved my 8th grade algebra teacher, who instilled the love of math in me, and made me decide to take calculus Senior Year in high school, which I did.

I LOVE your card - wouldnt have known that you used vellum - thanks for sharing!

Anne Marie Hile

Gorgeous card! The color combo is very rich and elegant. As far as what I do when I'm stamping...I generally just crank up my iPod or Pandora radio and get busy! My musical taste is all over the place, depending on the mood I am in that day. Also, the music drowns out the snoring Schnauzer and terrier that are usually under my desk. :)

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