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Hello You for Paper Players #251

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

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

I knew that I wanted to use some of my new English Garden DSP and create a feminine card.  I really do like the colors in this DSP pack and am proving to myself that I can make these larger patterns work on a card.  :-)
I used some Silver Glimmer Paper, which I colored with a red Copic marker.  The colors work with the DSP, but add that little bit of sparkle and shine.
Here's my card:
Paperplayerssketch (1 of 1)
I mounted the DSP and focal layers onto Blushing Bride cardstock and the sentiment was stamped from the Inky Antics Simple Sentiments set.

And, yes, Colleen... this is dejavu for you.  You were one of the few people who saw this card early last Sunday, before it was pointed out to me that I had published this week's challenge a week early!!!!

The design team have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration.   I hope you will check them out and then come back and play along with our challenge.

On a personal note:
Well... I missed the Aurora Borealis display across Minneapolis this week.   I was really bummed by that.  Then I learned that there is a site that monitors the Aurora activity and you can pay a nominal amount of money (like $5 per month) and they will send you alerts based on your location.  I immediately signed up for that.    After all, seeing the Aurora Borealis is one of the things still left on my life list and $5 a month to make sure that I don't miss it again on the very rare times it comes this far south.   Imagine my surprise when I got an email saying that we were under a storm watch.   I've nver been that excited to be under a "storm watch".   Sadly, the "storm watch" was cancelled about an hour ago!!!!
The weather was glorious this afternoon.   The humidity dropped and a slight breeze came up.   I sat with Lou in our screened in porch after I had made a few cards.  It was gorgeous sitting out there.  We really are very blessed.
Here's a photo of one of our visitors.  He and his friends are ALWAYS welcome.  Sadly they are not nesting in this box, he was just using it as a perch!  They are, however, nesting in the box that we put out in the wetland.
Swallow (1 of 1)
I thought I would introduce you to our beautiful female cat Muffin.   Muffin is another rescue and she's a diluted calico.  She's 14 years old and is an absolute darling and really, really pretty.  She has the softest green eyes and a wonderful personality. 
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Oh yeah.... and Muffin isn't scared of this guy either.  In the old house, Muffin would sit at the screen door at the deck and try to attack the Racoon if they came anywhere near the door.   Muffin might be the only female in our house (other than me, of course!) but she is scared of NOTHING.  She even growls when someone rings the doorbell :-)  I caught this shot of the Racoon at the feeder at 9.45 pm, so it's not the greatest shot because the light was fading very fast.
Rocky (1 of 1)
Well,  I'll be back with another card tomorrow night.  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: Whisper White.  Blushing Bride
  • DSP:  English Garden
  • Stamp:  Inky Antics - Simple Sentiments
  • Die:  Hello You Thinlets


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Oh, Good. At least I know now that I hadn't lost my mind..........yet anyways :}
Some of your commenters where probably wondering what in the world I was talking about at the time ( thinking; that girl has totally lost her mind). :}
Even seeing it for the second time around; it's still gorgeous (double the pleasure; double the beauty)
Rocky raccoon is having quite the feast and so nice of him to pose for you.
Thanks for sharing your photos.
Have a great day along with a wonderful evening.

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I adore this elegant beauty! I might have to buy that DSP after seeing what you created with it! I just love the red Copic on top of the silver glitter paper! Genius! It adds so much sparkle! I always enjoy all your visitors, too! You live in a beautiful place! XX

Jodi McKinney

Oh that pink glittery hello makes me so happy! HELLO to you too Jaydee! :)

Sandy M

SUCH a pretty card, Jaydee! You know I love florals, and your gorgeous background paper steals the show. I also like the stitched layers and of course the sparkling sentiment. Interesting that the red copic turns the glimmer paper pink. I'll have to check that out myself!


This is so very pretty and feminine! The glittery hello is divine! Thanks so much for inviting me to join the team - I've had a wonderful time.


That DP is gorgeous! I love the glitter sentiment....so fun that you colored it. Beautiful card Jaydee!

Kelly W.

Stunning card Jaydee! The colors are just beautiful! Big patterned dsp scares me but with the white die cut circle, it really tones it down. I tend to not use those pieces of dsp but you've made this look so elegant that I may have to try it someday. The colored hello matches perfectly and gives that wonderful sparkle. Love it!

What an awesome bird shot, so close. Muffin is gorgeous and the raccoon looks like he was "busted". Ha ha! Thanks for sharing!

Nance Leedy

This is a gorgeous card, Jaydee! Such a great way to feature the beautiful DSP and how clever are you coloring the glimmer paper with Copics?! Love the look and you chose the perfect color to match the DSP. Love it--thanks for rockin' my sketch!

Joanne James

Jaydee this card is so pretty and feminine and the stitched circle and sparkly sentiment take this paper to new heights - gorgeous!


I have yet to use any of these gorgeous papers yet, but seeing this card really makes me want to break it out! Just beautiful! Love the nature pix too...but you already know that!


This is soft, lovely feminine...love it Jaydee!! The sparkly sentiment really kicks it up a notch!


I don't think this was actually sewed as I see no threads, so how did you achieve the stitch marks?


Absolutely beautiful card. I love this DSP paper. Can you please tell me what die you used to cut out the DSP? I have been searching for a die to cut a layer just like this.

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