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The owl and cardinal go out to play - Paper Players #209

Hi Everyone.  

Happy Sunday, hope you are all having a great weekend.

It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a clean and simple with a twist.


Well, as you all know, I am never one to shy away from a clean and simple challenge:-) But, I wasn't quite sure where to begin making a CAS card for a child.  Then... I remembered I had the Hero Arts OWH set and knew it was time to bring out my owl for a little inky love.  When I opened up my stamp packet, I realized I had never used the cardinal-type bird and decided he would make a fabulous friend for the owl.

As this was designed specifically for a child, I wanted to make sure that I used some nice bright colors. Nance's challenge badge inspired me to make a balloon for the card.   Here's my card:

Pp209 (1 of 1)-3


Aren't they a cute pair?  I think so. :-)  I used Copic markers to color both of them and then used my clear marker to create patterns that I hope resemble feathers :-)

I adhered them both to the card base with double-sided clear foam and used a Wink of Stella pen on the eyes of the birds, and on the balloon.  You might also notice that the balloon has stars on it!  I ran the balloon through my big shot with the new Stars embossing folder from the new SU holiday mini!

This card will be going into the 2014 card drive - details here and I hope it brings a smile to the face of a little one :-)

Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards from our very talented design team. 

And then, don't forget to play along with us this week!

 On a personal note:

Lou and I were VERY excited to find that our local nursery actually does a "pick your own vegetables!" I can't believe that we have been visiting them for fresh veggies for the last few months and were totally unaware of this fact!  They have nearly 200 acres of veggie patch and Lou and I drove around looking at all the wonderful veggies waiting for us.  As we had already purchased our veggies before we found out this amazing fact, we drove around and decided we would go pick our own next week!  There were fields of water melon, summer squash (with their flowers still in tact.... stuffed zucchini flowers, anyone?)  Peppers, tomatoes, beets, fennel and corn.  Oh.. and we watched one of the farm hands digging up potatoes.  I swear, I was salivating at the thought of boiling those up and serving them with just a touch of butter.

There is something special about being able to pick your own vegetables.  You feel more connected to the farmers - and to the land.  It was great to see so many families with children picking out their veggies and putting them in a basket.  We can't wait to go picking next weekend!

 Well, I am off to go play with my new goodies from the new mini catalog.  There are a couple of sets that I am desperate to ink up!

I'll be back on Sunday evening with details of the card drive.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers to those of you who need a little lift tonight.  Special hugs for Jeanne.



 Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Whisper White.  Soft Sky (SU
  • Stamps:  Hero Arts
  • Inks:  Copic Markers.  Memento Black


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Jodi McKinney

Super cute card! A definitive fave!!

Sandy M

Your birds are absolutely a cute pair! Love how you colored them. What an adorable card for a child. Jealous about the fresh home grown veggies, I bet they are wonderful!

Loll Thompson

So CUTE!! Love the owl and bird ... great design Jaydee! Loll xx


Very cute and cheerful card, Jaydee! I really like the texture of the tree branch and the colorfulness of the birds. :o) I can totally see the "feathers"! Excellent use of the clear marker!

Pick your own veggies? I think I'm a bit jealous! How delightful to be able to select that which will soon grace your table and fill your bellies!

Off to supervise four little artistic girlies...there are Sharpies and window markers involved, eek!!


P.S. Howdy, Lou! :o)

Joanne James

Jaydee this card is just the cutest!! Beautifully coloured animals and I love the little balloon on a string they are sharing.


What an adorable card! All the little details add up to a real fun creation! I can see the feathers, too...what a cute addition!


Thanks for your kindness, Jaydee.

ColleenB. - Texas

:} what a cute card and surely would bring a smile to any child's face

Penny Hanuszak

Hi Jaydee! I'm loving the bird to bird combo and your stinking cute balloon! The colouring is over the top and I like how you got the feathers to puff up the owl's little chest. So nicely done!

Andrea W

Terrific CAS card Jaydee! The owl and his bird friend are a lot of fun and I love the sentiment.

Claire Broadwater

This card is adorable, Jaydee! That little red bird made me LOL! He looks like he is having fun with Mr. Owl. That branch is awesome! XX


What a super cute card! I love the balloon string tied on the owl's foot!


You picked some fun stamps for a Birthday card! I love those eyes on the owl,adorable. Cute card,Jaydee!


This is so stink in' cute! I love the owl, and where did you get that branch?

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