Bird Crazy for Addicted to CAS #60

Happy Birthday for Paper Players #237

 Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.   I am so behind on posts this week, but more about that later!

It's the fabulously talented LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us.


I decided I would use the sketch to create some cards for the Cards for a Cause on splitcoaststampers this month.  You can read more about that on my post here .

It was a great excuse to use some of the DSP and card stock - and colors - that I rarely use.  (One of the resolutions for 2015 that I am managing to stick to!)

I pulled out the SU Birthday Bash DSP and realized it had gold foil elements in it and decided I could introduce the gold into the banners, too!

Here's my take on the sketch:

Happy Birthday PP237

I love the bright, cheerful colors but needed just a little sumthin' sumthin' to finish it off.  I rummaged in my bling drawer and remember that I had the SU In Color sequin assortment - the perfect finishing touch!

The design team have outdone themselves again this week.  I hope you will check out their fabulous inspiration cards - and the join us this week.

Ann Schach
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater 
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo


On a personal note:

Well..... my MacBook died on me this week.   It has had a problem for a while and it will reboot just for the heck of it.  However, on Tuesday it decided that this wasn't annoying enough, so decided that it would stop my mouse from working, too!  The mouse moved and you could hear an audible click, but no amount of clicking, pleading, swearing or threats of throwing it in the nearest lake made any difference.  It sat there with a grin on it's silly little mug and would not do anything.  I did all sorts of Mac specific reboots and restarts and it would tease me by working for a couple of minutes and then poof!  Nothing. Zip. Nada. Donut.

Grrrrrr.... now, this wouldn't be so bad as I do have my iPad.  BUT... all of my photos, photo editing software, etc. is on my MacBook.  So all the projects I had made and photographed to put on my blog are trapped inside my MacBook and I can't update my blog posts on my iPad!

I couldn't get an appointment at the Genius Bar at the Apple store until yesterday afternoon.  I sat down with the Genius and he looked through my logs - graphics adapter failure.  My MacBook is in Mac-hospital for a week and the part is $500 to fix.  That's a fairly pricey fix!!!   However, the God's of computing must have been looking down on me yesterday, because my warranty was still valid until midnight last night!  So, I get it fixed for free.  Color me VERY happy about that.    However, my MacBook won't be back until around Friday.  So I can't load photos or anything on my blog until it comes back from the hospital.

Luckily, I had already loaded the photo for the Paper Players post onto the Paper Players site much earlier in the week.  So, I was able to pull my photo from the PP site and loaded it into this blog post and use Lou's MacBook to create this post.  Now you know the reason for no posts for much of last week, and why there will be very few posts this week, too!

We thought spring had arrived... and so did the Robin and the Red-shouldered blackbirds I saw this week!  I was so happy to hear the cheerful call of the Red-shouldered blackbirds. Once I hear that sound, I know two things... Spring is just around the corner, as are about 1000 of the blackbirds friends!

Kris M.... if you are reading this, please could you click the "connect with me" option on the right hand side of my blog and send me your snail mail address so that I can send you your blog candy winnings!

The first day of Spring was also my Birthday and I would like to say a massive thank you to Colleen B, Jeanne, LeAnne and Sandy for my gorgeous birthday cards.  They really warmed my heart.  Thank you for remembering and thank you for taking the time to make me a card and send it my way!  Love you all!

Well, I am off to do a little more organizing :-)  I'll be back as soon as I can.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamp:  Signature Greetings II - Papertrey Ink
  • DSP:  Birthday Bash - Stampin; Up!
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White.   Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Gold Foil - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Bermuda Bay - Stampin' Up
  • Dies:  Stitched Circles - Lil Inker.  Banners:  Stitched essentials - SimonSaysStamp


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Hope you had a wonderful birthday and sorry to hear about the mishap on your MacBook and what a great present of it not costing anything to fix.( can almost picture you doing the 'happy' dance) Got that in the hospital just in time.
Very lovely, cheerful card and great layout besides.
Have a wonderful weekend; of what's left of it anyway.

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I am so sorry that I missed your birthday! I hope it was extra special! I am feeling your stress about your computer! I had that happen once only I wasn't under warranty! So happy they covered it for you! Perfect birthday gift! I hope you get it back soon and everything works!

Your card is super! Love the DSP, the gold in the banners and the blue sequin stars! Sending you hugs! XX


I love that cute, and the stars were the perfect touch to finish your fun Birthday card!


Oh dear....I despise computer problems, but I love your card! How lucky you were that your card was already loaded! I love the colors and those cute little sequins add just a little sprinkle of fun! Thanks for rockin' my sketch!


I absolutely love the font on this sentiment! It's so fun and happy and matches this patterned paper perfectly. A belated happy birthday, too!



Happy belated birthday!! . . . By first day of Spring, do you mean the 21st.? . . . also my husband's birthday . . . no way of forgetting now.

Much blessings.

Marina . . . from far Africa

Doris D.

Love this card and the happy DSP. Your paper piercing is always perfect and just the right touch.
Happy Belated Birthday!

Sandy M

Another wonderful CAS creation, Jaydee! I love the gold accents. They make such a difference. I love those little stitched banners too and couldn't wait to find out where you bought them. They are going right on my wish list. Hope you had a fabulous birthday!

Ann Schach

What an adorable card, Jaydee! I love the stitched banners and the sequins. Thank goodness your MacBook was still under warranty!

Joanne James

I love the colours and sprinkling of gold in this paper and your little stitched banners are great. Happy belated birthday wishes - I hope you had a fun time celebrating! Best of luck sorting the MacBook - thank heavens for the warranty!

Anne Marie HIle

Jaydee, I am so sorry I missed your birthday! :( I hope you had a wonderful day. Sorry to hear about your MacBook but how fortunate you were with your warranty. Talk about cutting it close. I love your card and how you showcased that fabulous DSP. Big hugs, my friend!

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