Hello You for Paper Players #251
Vintage Leaves for CASE this sketch

Sail Away with me for Just Add Ink

Hi Everyone.

Happy Monday.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I did!  I got to spend some time in my craft room - and in my garden.  That has to be a good weekend, right? :-)

One of the challenges I played along with was this great sketch from Just-Add-Ink


When I saw the sketch I immediately thought it would work with my new Simon Says Stamp July card kit.   I love the papers and elements in this kit and, as Lou and I love to cruise, this seemed an ideal set:-)

Here's my card:

Sail Away

To add a little more interest and texture to the image, I went over the lifesaver with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and then added a thick layer of Crystal Accents onto it and left it to dry.   Once it was dry, I assembled the card and created the envelope.


Here's the envelope:

Sail Away envelope

Such a fun card kit and such a fun challenge!  I hope you will pop along to Just Add Ink and check out the design team and submission cards because there is some fabulous inspiration for you.

On a personal note:

I love this time of year.   The flowers are finally starting to bloom (albeit slowly) and the baby birds are starting to make an appearance.

Our jelly/orange feeder has proven to be a central gathering point for so many birds this year and I have had the pleasure of watching the red bellied woodpecker feed his two babies.   In fact, I didn't realise there were two of them and it seemed very strange that one minute the baby was on the deck railing begging for food and the next time I saw him he was eating well on his own!  Well, it wasn't until this afternoon that I saw the two babies together and yes, one is feeding itself (most of the time), but the other really relies on parents to do that.

Here's a photo of the two babies together.   I'm sorry about the quality of the photos, but I am taking them through the window and through the thick mosquito screening, so it's pretty tough to get a crystal clear photo.  On top of that we had a massive rainstorm and the windows have spots on them!

Woodpecker babies (1 of 1)

And here's a photo of the parent feeding the baby.   In case you are wondering what they are eating... it's not the jelly, it's the orange!

Feedtime (1 of 1)


And on that note, I need to go feed my feline babies!   I'll be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



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Sandy M

What an awesome card Jaydee! Love that life preserver. My kit just came in the mail today and I can't wait to play!

Rochelle Blok

Such a cute card Jaydee! Love the mix of the patterned paper and the lifesaver with the Crystal Accents is the perfect touch! Love the matching envelope too! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

Christine Blain

The papers you've used are so cute, Jaydee, and are a perfect complement to that stamped image. So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week. :)


Love your card. What a great sketch to work from. I like how the life preserver echos the white circle. The wink of stella and crystal accents really put the finishing touch on the card.

Kim Badelt

What a fun way to say thanks Jaydee! I love the extra touches you add to make it special like the glossy accents coating. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


What a cute and awesome card and such a great touch of detail on your life preserver.
Such a cute photo of mama feeding her young. thanks 4 sharing
Have an enjoyable day

Narelle Farrugia

Oh this is fabulous! What a wonderful clean card and those colours are perfect for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week!

Jan M

What a fun and fabulous thank you card Jaydee! I love your mix of pretty DSP and the bright and shiny lifesaving raft is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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