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Birthday Wishes for Paper Players #211

Wetlands for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the talented Sandie's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge and she has a very versatile code word for us 


Now... there are all sorts of places you can go with this word and, I must admit, my initial reaction had been to create a little Tiffany box of  Tiffany-Blue-with-a-white-satin-ribbon-box of luxury.  BUT, when I thought about it, I realized that for me, going to the beach is pure luxury.  

Living in the middle of the country means that we are thousands of miles away from a beach and I crave the sound of the waves, the plovers running across the sand and the cleansing, calming air that comes off the sea.

As our lives get busier and busier, it seems that more and more of us are vacationing less and less.  So, my LUXURY was definitely beachside!  

I remember when we went on holidays, before the days of computers and instagram and email, postcards that read "thinking of you", or "wish you were here" were the norm.  I didn't have a wish you were here stamp, so I went with the sentiment of "thinking of you".

Here's my card:




The other luxury we didn't have today?  SUNSHINE!  It's been grey and gloomy and rainy most of the day and there was very little light to take a good photo of my card.  I waited until the rain cleared for a little while and tried to get the most light that I could!

I had fun masking a piece of white card stock with low-tack painter's tape and then putting some rubbing alcohol into a Mini Mister.

My first masking was for the frame.   Then, I masked an area at the bottom of the white space where the sand was going to go.   I put some rubbing alcohol into the Mini Mister with 4 drops of Baja Breeze ink and sprayed the masked off area about 6 inches away from the cardbase.   A couple of really quick spritzes, as I wanted the alcohol to blend with very little separation.   

I left it to dry for a few minutes and then removed the masked area across the white space.  This left me with the blue sky - but an area of white where the sand was going to be.   To create the sand, I masked off the sky and cleaned out my Mini Mister and reloaded it with some rubbing alcohol and this time used 4 drops of Crumb Cake.  

As I wanted a more grainy texture for the sand, I made sure that I spritzed it much further away - about 12-18 inches.  This gave me much bigger drops of the alcohol/ink mix, which I think is perfect for the sand.   Once again I left it to dry and then removed all of the tape and my card was ready to stamp the image and the sentiment.  

We do hope you will join us this week and we have another fabulous prize for this week's winner.

Inspired by Stamping

A $15 certificate to the fab Ozzie based Inspired by Stamping.

On a personal note:

OH YEAH!  It's a long weekend.  Can you hear me singing and dancing and twirling :-)  I cannot tell you how happy I am that we have a three day weekend.  Tomorrow I hope to spend a good part of the day in my craft room.   I have some goodies to create for an engagement party for a fabulous couple who are very dear to our hearts!  I also have to create my card for the Paper Players and some cards for the card drive.  It should be a great crafty day and, if the weather is like it is today, my carft space will be a good place to be :-)

I'll be back on Sunday morning with my Paper Players 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:

  • Card stock:  white (SSS).  Baja Breeeze (SU)
  • Stamp:  Wetlands
  • Inks:  Baja Breeze.  Crumb Cake.  StazOn black
  • Tools:  Frogtape low-tack painter's tape.  Rubbing Alcohol.  Mini Mister


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This is such a relaxing and gorgeous scene you have created and sure says luxury x

ColleenB. - Texas

Love your 'thinking of you card' as well as your technique in using of the alcohol.
That is such a wonderful stamp set. The more I see of it, the more it's growing on me.
It's been hot here. Had small shower of rain yesterday morning early but then it turned really humid :{

Jaydee; you and Lou have a Wonderful and Enjoyable holiday weekend along with a great evening.


This is terrific and the perfect way to use the code word. There are many people around the world who have never even seen the beach and when you live so far away, it certainly becomes a huge luxury. Perfect little scene, I love it! xx

vicki dutcher

Perfect luxury - the beach! Love your card~

Loll Thompson

Love this beachy scene Jaydee. Being by the ocean and hearing the crash of the waves is always a special treat. Loll xx

Kelly W.

Hi Jaydee! Oh my, your luxury is mine as well and this stamped image is my very favorite from Stampin Up! We traveled back to Maine to see the plovers and I took so many pictures of them! The alcohol technique is one I haven't tried and the look is outstanding. I especially love the modeled look of the sand. Wishing you a wonderful long weekend!!


Getting "away from it all" is definitely a luxury Jaydee - I love your way of thinking! Getting away to the seaside is a double luxury - there is something magical about the sea.
Brilliant inking technique - a simply gorgeous card.
Enjoy your long weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx


I swear, I have GOT to get this set...what a beautiful, yet delightfully CAS card. :o)

Luxury? Vacation? Yup. I totally get that. We went camping for two days and had no internet or cell connections. It was beautiful. :o)


P.S. Hi Lou!


Sorry am late Jaydee coming to say hi, what a fabulous card and a beautiful and serene scene you have created for us I couldn't agree more with your take on the code word.Our lives are so busy and vacation time is certainly getting less and less.


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