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Wetlands for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone

Happy Monday.  Another Wetlands card for you tonight.   I saw the challenge across at Addicted to Cas and knew that it was time to bring out my watercoloring pen and inks.

The sunrises and sunsets at this time of year are fabulous, so I decided to use up a sheet of watercolor paper and create a wetland image.   I really had fun water coloring the image and this card will be one of the ones that I send off to OWH as part of our drive.

It was a great excuse to pair a couple of colors together that I have never used together before... Island Indigo and Crisp Cantloupe.  They were the perfect colors to use as the mat and base for my water colored image.


I really don't think I will ever get tired of this set :-)

On a personal note:

It was a great weekend and Lou and I managed to sit outside on the deck and have dinner.  The weather was glorious, the sun was getting ready to set - it was just perfect.

Here's a photo of our dinner!

Dinner (1 of 1)

Weight Watchers vegetarian pie with an arugula salad and a glass of wine!   It was yummy and really delicious.  It doesn't taste like "diet" food at all!

We then followed it up with a bowl of fresh strawberries marinated in dark chocolate balsamic vingar with chocolate mint leaves.

Desert (1 of 1)

They really were as delicious as they looked!

And... I guess you would like a photograph of our dinner guests :-)

Niles and daphne (1 of 1)

They are still gracing us with their presence.  When I went out onto the deck this afternoon around lunch time, they were both settled down, all relaxed, in the wetland area.  They were so low to the ground that I almost didn't see them.  They spend time alternating between the shade of the woodland and then digging around for food in our wetland area.    I cannot tell you how happy they make me!

As always, thank you for stopping by my little neck of the stamping blogosphere.  Your visits and your comments are always greatly appreciated.   Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!

  • Card stock:  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Water colr (non SU)
  • Stamps:  Wetlands
  • Inks:  Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Calyspo Coral, Soft Sky


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Sally Davis

I love this card. The colors are awesome. And I too love this stamp set so I am enjoying all of your offerings from this set. More please.....


Wow! Stunning. Simply beautiful.


Your watercolouring on that card is so subtle and beautiful, a lovely background. You make it look easy!

Yum, I could almost taste the strawberries. How delightful to have the cranes visiting you as you ate. Lucky you, although I know that a great deal of thought and planning went into that 'luck'.

Doris D.

Another beautiful card from the Wetlands set. Love it! WW dinner, my favorite. I too am on Weight Watchers. I will have to try the pie. Thanks for sharing.


Jasydee, your watercolor wetlands card is stunning. Love the softness of it which makes for a calm and relaxing card to sit back and enjoy. Will be a delight for someone I'm sure
Have a wonderful day


What a simple, yet stunning card, Jaydee. It really packs a big punch! :o) That really is a great color pairing and your coloring is beautiful.

That is a delicious looking dinner. Isn't it wonderful when "diet food" doesn't taste like "diet food"? :o) It's all about a "lifestyle change". That's what I keep telling myself, anyhow...;o)

If I had such stunning birds visiting me, I'd be beyond delighted to see them as well. As it is, I'm tickled watching the shenanigans going on in my backyard everyday. Yesterday it was a WASP chasing my male hummer from the feeder!!


P.S. Hi Lou! :o)

vicki dutcher

Beautifully colored!! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!


Hey Gorgeous...
This card is brilliant...your water color painting is just fantastic...BUT...for me though its a toss up between the PIE/Salad/Strawberries and the vs the card....hmmmm...let me think about that for a second....
Love You

Kelly W.


This is just the most serene, calming, and peaceful card!! I just love your coloring. You must have the most steady and soft touch to get that light dreamy scene. Wow! I think (no, I know) I drink too much coffee to achieve this look. lol. This is my most favorite card using this set too!

We just returned from Maine and I was able to see these little sand pipers up close. They have areas marked off on the beach as they are a protected species. I watched them for hours! They are preparing their babies to be strong enough to migrate by the end of September. Makes me love your card all the more! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us in blog land.


Super card. Love the soft colours and water colouring.
Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge.
Apologies for the late visit.
Florence x
So jealous of your seating area and the view.

Ruth Ann Vincent

H Jaycee,
Your card is so serene and lovely. The colors remind me of a morning beach scene.
I'm trying to catch-up on 2 months of emails. Lost without a computer.
Your stories about your new guests and visitors, I am enjoying.
God bless you, Lou and all your blog family .

Pat Jandacek

I love this CAS card. The subtlety of the watercoloring and the colors chosen for your matting couldn't be better. TFS

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