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Word Play - Wish Big - for Stamping411

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday night. 

I was going to show you a 3D project that I made this weekend.... however, the pictures haven't come out right, so I am going to have to try again to get better pictures later this week!  In the meantime, I have a card to share with you that I made for Stamping411 this week.  This was a challenge that took me out of my right angle comfort zone!  Which is a good thing, right? 

As I was outside my comfort zone, I decided to stay there for a little while longer and actually use a) a stamp set I rarely use.  b) DSP I have only used once and c) embellishments that I hardly use... buttons!

Firstly, here's the great sketch from the operators at 411

Now, I guess you would like to see what I did with it? :-)

OK... put your sunglasses on - you will need them :-)

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Now isn't that something different for me?  Actually, I quite like it.  I must admit it made me very happy looking at it after I had stuck down the last button!

The "dot" above the i in "wish" is a star on the stamp.  I looked at it and thought... mmm... needs something different.  I found this little button in my Brights Buttons stack and decided that it reminded me of one of those smiley birthday balloons..... a couple of small Basic Rhinestones really added to that.  Well.. what it really reminded me of, if any of you play Super Mario, was a Luma!  A little yellow Luma!  So, on my card it went.

I also like the fact that it bridged the gap between the three buttons on the top right and the single button on the top left.

The button colors were chosen to bring the colors of the DSP together - and I think they work very well.

Using only the buttons as embellishment, really helped to keep the focus firmly on the sentiment.  As this card is one that I have made for the Operation Write Home card drive, I made it in the hope that some service man or woman would look at it and think it was ideal for their child.  Well, I hope so anyway!

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

  • Card stock:  Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • DSP: Celebrations (due to retire 6.30)
  • Accessories:  Brights Buttons, Playground Buttons (retired).  Basic Rhinestones
  • Stamp:  Word Play
  • Inks:  Pacific Point and Real Red markers
  • Tools:  nestabilities circles die - but you could just as easily use your Circle Scissors Plus.  I also used lots of mini glue dots to adhere the buttons.

Following the designer "rules of three" - I used the circles on the DSP, on the focal point and again on the buttons.  :-)

So, what do you think?  I think it took me out of my comfort zone - but I am so glad that I did go that route as I was pleased with the end result.  Don't forget to pop along to stamping411 and check out the great design team and submission cards.  I think the operators would also appreciate it if you decided to play along!

On a personal note:

As Rach noted on her comment this morning - Lou is indeed coming home a day earlier!  Yippee! so he gets to come home Thursday instead of Friday.  Great considering we are going into a long weekend.

Thank you to those of you who have let me know that you will be participating in the Operation Write Home Card drive!!!!  I was thrilled that many of you are deciding to help out again.  Your generosity is boundless.  I was also thrilled to see that there are a few new fabulous blog readers who will be joining us for the first time.  I will be putting up a blog post on Sunday with all the details on what to do, kinds of cards, etc - just as a reminder for everyone.  Next week, I will send out my snail mail address to those of you who will be sending cards along.

Thoughts and prayers again tonight for those who have been affected by the floods up north and the fires down south and out west.  It seems that there is just no right place to be right now.  Warm hugs and prayers also for those of you who need a little lift.

As always, thank you so much for spending time in my little area of the stamping blogosphere.  Your visits - and your comments - really are much appreciated.   ONE LAST night to guess which one is me in the picture in this post.  A brand new roll of ribbon is up for grabs for anyone who guesses correctly. Tomorrow I will be posting a new question for us all.

Don't forget.... smile at a stranger... it may change their life!




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Oh my word Jaydee! I LOVE it!


Holy Smokes, Girlie! One would NEVER know you were out of your comfort zone, as you knocked this one out of the park!! It's so stinkin' adorable I can't stand it! :o) That little star that dotted the "i" is absolutely perfect, and I love all the buttons. Heck, I love everything about it--this is such a happy card I can't help but smile! :o)

I'm beyond thrilled for both you and Lou that he'll be home a day early. I miss Brien so much when we're separated, I can't imagine having to spend that much time apart. :o(

I'm off to play "Pick the Jaydee". :o)

Prayers for those in need, and big hugs!

P.S. Hi Lou! :o)

Lynn Hayes

LOVE IT!!!!! WOW! These are such fun, bright colors and I love everything about it! Great use of those buttons too. SO VERY CUTE!

Charlotte Bragg

Hi Jaydee
You might be interested to know that there is a lady in Newfoundland (Canada) who writes 1000 letters a month to troops overseas. They are just addressed to a soldier and are distributed as such. She is 87 years old! I just heard this on the news here in Edmonton Alberta.

DH (Lou)


Arms up - waving hands...Saying Hi Rach...:)

DH (Lou)

Hey Gorgeous,
Wow this one is a knock out....this card made me really did...
To me it looks like all the buttons have eyes and they are smiling...the Luma dotting the i is the perfect touch...
Love it...


I love it! Yes, so very NOT you, but you did a terrific job. The only thing that I would add is ribbon/hemp/waxy flax to the big button on the right.
Just 4 more days and sand in my toes : )
Have a great day.

Ann Schach

Adorable card, Jaydee! So bright and cheery! You did a fabulous job with the sketch!

Kelly Wentling

I love it Jaydee, so bright and cheerful!


I love the colors and layout. So very cheerful!

Enjoy your time off.

Beth Rigden

Oh wow! Love it! The layout and the bright colors are just awesome!


Great job with this sketch Jaydee!! Love the cheeriness of it.

Connie Babbert

Love the big bold look to this and all the buttons! Great job with the sketch!


Oh this is so pretty! I love the papers and the happy feeling this card gives! Beautiful job GF! Also, i'm so happy that Lou will be home a little early. Every little bit helps!

Patti Chesky

I love it too! You need to get out of your comfort zone more often! This card is outta this world!

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