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You are awesome - Paper Players #210

Hi Everyone.

Happy Saturday!  It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a sketch challenge for you.


Now, I went for a square card.  It's VERY rare that I make a square card, but, for some inexplicable reason, I decide square was where it was at :-)

Here's my card:

Pp210 (1 of 1)


I used an old Simon Says Stamp set to create the flowery focal point.  It was one of the old SSS Monthly kits!  I stamped various stamps from the set onto a piece of Whisper White card stock with a mixture of retired and current SU colors:  Mossy Meadow, Summer Starfruit, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral.  The great thing about this set is that you have a solid shaped image, with a corresponding outline image.  That makes it really easy to create the flowers!

I used a retired SU sentiment, stamped onto vellum and secured with a current SU button.  The silver elastic cord might be retired, but I continue to use it and love the way that it forms a bow!

As always, the design team have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration.  Check out their blogs and then come back to the Paper Players, where we hope you will play along with us.

On a personal note:

Lou just got back from a trip to China and, I think, is finding traveling so far in economy class, just a little bit constricting :)  Oh!  and... tiring!  He was in bed by 9 last night (having gotten home at 7.30).  I am totally surprised that he made it through most of the day.  He had a couple of catnaps 1) whilst I was working out at the gym and 2) whilst I was working in my craft room :-)  He's currently rushing around washing the dishes (after I cooked), but I don't think he is going to be up for more than another 20 minutes :-)

Niles and Daphne made an appearance yesterday.  The first in nearly a week.   Needless to say, they were MIA today!  Regardless of how infrequently they visit, I always love seeing them.  Especially as it is particularly difficult to see them with the height of the flowers this year!  I promise I will share a photo of them in tomorrow's post!   Oh!  and I will also post some photos of the flowers that have blossomed in our prairie this year!

In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.  Jeanne... I know that still includes you :-)







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Stef Perry

Great card, Jaydee! Love the colors you used and the versatile sketch you created. Scrolling back through previous posts I saw your request for Cards for a Cause. i am definitely in and will be in contact about a mailing address. Bless you for being a conduit of care for these wonderful organizations!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is gorgeous! I love square cards and your sketch is perfect for it! The colors you used are beautiful and the flowers look amazing on your circle! XX


Great sketch, Jaydee, and your card is absolutely lovely. Thanks for a fun challenge!

Andrea W

Your floral focal image is lovely and the colors are really pretty together. I love that you stamped your sentiment on vellum and the silver bow is the perfect finishing touch. Terrific card!


Super fun sketch, Jaydee! I rarely make square cards, and when I do, more often than not they're 3"x3" jobbies. I might just have to play around with this a bit...;o)

Hooray for Daphne and Niles! I know I miss my hummers when they're not around and I'm ALWAYS thrilled to see them when they choose to make an appearance. We had company over last night and my friend had the seat facing the windows. She kept looking past me, enchanted with the birds visiting the feeders. "I'm still listening, I swear, I just can't stop watching!" She gets it. :o)


P.S. Lou, I'm so happy you made it home safe and sound, even if the trip WAS arduous. Ick.


I love that textured paper and the sentiment on vellum, such a fun, fresh look! Great sketch too!


Jaydee, I love your color palette! And the vellum is such a nice touch!

Joanne James

I love your sketch this week Jaydee - I've used it for a few cards already, this is definitely a keeper! Love how you created your floral circle and the use of co'ordinations cardstock for the background layer - it adds great texture and contrasts to the light vellum sentiment tag. Love the silver twine too - makes the perfect bow!

Nance Leedy

What a pretty combination of colors, Jaydee! I love how you've colored the floral background blue like a sky and the vellum tag is the perfect shimmery cloud surface for the sentiment. A lovely card and one that reminds us summer is still here!

Sandy M

Great sketch this week, Jaydee! Love what you did with it, too. That stamped panel is so expertly done it looks like patterned paper! Such pretty colors!

Christy Q

Fantastic card, Jaydee!! Love the colors and that beautifully colored image

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