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Sneak Peek - Maritime Work of Art

Hi Everyone.  Happy Wednesday.  Hope you are all having a great week so far.

I have another sneak peek to share with you featuring... Maritime DSP and Work of Art.   Oh.. and I also have a couple of wildlife shots for you.

I used the same layout as I had on this card  but wanted to showcase a different DSP.  I chose two of the DSPs from the soon to be released Maritime DSP set and paired it with three stamps from the Work of Art set and an old favorite of mine - By the Seashore.

Here's my card

Maritime work of art-2

Mmmm... it was only when I photographed it, I noticed that I had not secured the lower right hand corner down to the card base so had to go and do that afterwards!  I really love this DSP it is so diverse and I know I am going to enjoy showcasing it for you on other cards. 

Colleen- you asked how I converted my wood mount stamps to clear mount..... Easy with the clear mount foam that SU sells.   I carefully peeled the rubber away from the wood mount sticky base and then secured the rubber to the clear mount foam and cut around the rubber with craft scissors.  They take up SO much less space in the clear mount than they do in the wood mount.   I'll take a photograph over the weekend and attach it to one of my posts to show you.

On a personal note:

OK... it's cold again!  There's a really chill wind, but at least the sun was shining.  Now it looks as though it is going to rain!

On Monday we had one male Oriole.  On Tuesay we had two males and a female.  This morning we had 3 males all fighting to get to the feeder.  I managed to take a great shot of this little guy.


Isn't he handsome?   They are loving the jelly, but the mandarins are really juicy and really sweet and one of the Orioles chooses to eat the oranges instead of the jelly.  I don't blame him, I've been enjoying the mandarins, too!

I caught a shot of these two resting on the logs in the wetland:


I watched them yesterday evening.   They wandered under the feeder and he kept a keen watch whilst she forraged for food.  It was so sweet to watch them.

Whilst I'm on the subject of photographs... thanks to Mary Frances for sending me some amazing shots of the local avi-fauna taken by her hubby.  The shots were wonderful, including a shot with a Sandhill crane and its offspring.   Thanks, Mary Frances.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card and a video!  Not of card making... but of wildlife!

In the meantime, thank you for your visit - and your comments.  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  Jeanne, thanks for the great update on Gavin!



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!

  • Card stock:  Coastal Cabana
  • Stamps:  By the Seashore.  Work of Art
  • Inks:  Coastal Cabana
  • DSP:  Maritime


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Sandy M

Jaydee, your beautiful card is only trumped by your beautiful wildlife photos. The oriole is stunning, as is your photo! We had a pair of equally handsome ducks visiting our neighborhood last year in the NY burbs. The male was such a gentleman, always allowed the lady to eat first. And if we were tardy he came pecking at our door! Quite unusual, as cars were buzzing by all the time. I'll try to send your pics. Oh by the way we eventually named them Ralph & Trixie! Enjoy the warmer weather! Hugs :) Sandy

ColleenB. - Texas

Great look card Jaydee and such lovely photos as well. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Wishing Everyone a Happy Mother's Day.
Just a tid-bit of information about Mother's Day.
Mother's Day History

While the Mother's Day that we celebrate on the second Sunday in May is a fairly recent development, the basic idea goes back to ancient mythology—to the long ago civilizations of the Greeks and Romans.
The Greeks paid annual homage to Cybele, the mother figure of their gods, and the Romans dedicated an annual spring festival to the mother of their gods.

Mothering Sunday
In 16th century England a celebration called "Mothering Sunday" was inaugurated—a Sunday set aside for visiting one's mother. The eldest son or daughter would bring a "mothering cake," which would be cut and shared by the entire family. Family reunions were the order of the day, with sons and daughters assuming all household duties and preparing a special dinner in honor of their mother. Sometime during the day the mother would attend special church services with her family.

Julia Ward Howe
Here in America, in 1872, Julia Ward Howe, a famous poet and pacifist who fought for abolition and women's rights, suggested that June 2 be set aside to honor mothers in the name of world peace. This happened not long after the bloody Franco-Prussian War after which Howe began to think of a global appeal to women.
The idea died a quick death. Nothing new happened in this department until 1907, when a Miss Anna M. Jarvis, of Philadelphia, took up the banner.

Anna M. Jarvis
After her mother died in 1905, Miss Anna Jarvis wished to memorialize her life and started campaigning for a national day to honor all mothers.
Her mother, known as "Mother Jarvis," was a young Appalachian homemaker and lifelong activist who had organized "Mother's Work Days" to save the lives of those dying from polluted water. During the Civil War, Mother Jarvis had also organized women's brigades, encouraging women to help without regard for which side their men had chosen. At the time, there were many special days for men, but none for women.
On May 10, 1908, a Mother’s Day service was held at a church in Grafton, West Virginia, where Anna’s mother had taught. Thus was born the idea that the second Sunday in May be set aside to honor all mothers, dead or alive.
Anna Jarvis, bombarded public figures and various civic organizations with telegrams, letters, and in-person discussions. She addressed groups large and small. At her own expense, she wrote, printed, and distributed booklets extolling her idea.
Her efforts came to the attention of the mayor of Philadelphia, who proclaimed a local Mother's Day. From the local level she went on to Washington, D.C. The politicians there knew a good thing when they saw it and were quick to lend verbal support.
West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt the holiday, and others followed suit. Proclamation of the day by the various states led Representative J. Thomas Heflin of Alabama and Senator Morris Sheppard of Texas to present a joint resolution to Congress that Mother's Day be observed nation-wide. The resolution was passed by both houses.
The public and the press quickly embraced the idea, and villages, towns, cities, and states soon began unofficial Mother's Day observances.
On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May Mother's Day, and within a few years, the idea gained worldwide prominence.
The day is now characterized by gift giving, sending greeting cards and flowers, and giving mother a "day off" by taking the family out to eat.
(information courtesy of the Old Farmer's Almanac)

Enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening and wishing Everyone a wonderful weekend.

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