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Work of Art for Case this Sketch #79

Happy Day Work of Art for Case this sketch and color me

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

This is going to be a really quick post for you tonight.  I have a card I made for two challenges:


I love it when I can find a sketch and a color challenge and bring them both together.  Especially when they both take me out of my comfort zone :-)

I really wanted to work with the Work of Art stamp set from the new catalog and have always loved the "smile" sentiment from the Happy Day.  It was, if you will excuse the pun, a happy day for me when I could bring the two things together :-)

Here's my card:

Casethissketchcolor me-3

I would never have put these colors together, but they really do work very well!  A really good reason to do challenges :-)

Don't forget to pop along to both the Color Me and Casethissketch challenge sites and check out the fabulous design team - and submission - cards.  Lots and lots of inspiration for you.

On a personal note:

Another glorious day here in Mn.  in the 70s.  Low humidity.  Lots of sunshine.  Birds singing... what else could one wish for :-)

I found this little guy trying to hide on our front door step today:

Frederick the frog

Isn't he a cutie?  We have to check underneath the cushions on the chairs to make sure that he isn't hiding underneath.  I mean, we don't want to squash him :-)

Of course, I couldn't close without another shot of Niles and Daphne


They really are spectacular birds!  Even if Niles does seem intent on smashing our windows :-)

Thank you to all of you who leave a message - or send me emails - telling me how much your enjoy the nature shots.  I really do enjoy sharing them with you.

I'll be back on Thursday with another card.  In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted:

  • Stamps:  Happy Day - sentiment.  Work of Art
  • Inks:  Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry
  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White





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kathy amstutz

It's possible that I enjoy your yard, your generosity in sharing your hugs and prayers with all of us [too many days lately I've really needed them; thanks!] and your critters more than your cards.....but I'm a card maker and I never would have found your blog if I didn't share your love of paper crafting. Thanks for being here/there.


So good to see Niles and Daphne back again. Your shot yesterday (?) of them was spectacular. Take good care of your little mottled friend. He is, indeed, a cutie.


I thought Daphne disappeared. So did you decide to call the "new girl" Daphne also?

ColleenB. - Texas

Wow Jaydee, you nailed both challenges on the head and what a beautiful card it is. Love the color combination.
Enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy as well

Gerri K

Jaydee, Love the way the colors blend on the Chevron. Did you use markers or maybe an aqua painter to get that effect? Great card! Simple but striking!

Doris D.

This card makes me smile. Love the colors.

Leigh Penner

Oh, this is lovely! Wonderful take on the sketch!


Beautiful card! .....and I love your birds...especially their names! :) xx


This is gorgeous ! Love the way u used the colors on ur design :)


Such a great way to incorporate the this! Your love of nature is so evident...Nile and Daphne just make me smile...thanks for sharing...


I can't get enough of those enameled hearts and dots! They are such a fun accent and finishing touch. :o) As for the colors, oh my goodness, the names all made me hungry. :oP

I do so love Niles and Daphne and am overjoyed they are returned. :o) The toad is delightful, as only a toad can be. ;o)


P.S. Hi Lou--I hope you're good at window repair as Niles seems like a pretty sturdy guy...:oP

Taunya Butler

Thanks for your generous sharing and your card truly made me smile!! You are awesome and I loved reading your post!! I am hosting a giveaway at my blog - I would love for you to come by!! Taunya Butler at



You not only plant trees . . . you also plant "Smiles" . . . thanks so much . . . they are much needed. I enjoy your blog so much and every morning I look forward to finding a message from you.

Happy Pentecost Sunday!

Marina . . . from far Africa

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