Feed Me for Paper Players #279
Watercolor Friendly Flowers for As You See It

Sea Side Treasures for Just Add Ink

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I have a quick post for you tonight that I made for this great sketch across at Just-Add-Ink - here's the sketch

I looked at this sketch and realized that I had the perfect stamp set to create 4 images for the focal point.   I fell in love with this set late last year and decided it was one I had to have.

Here's my take on the sketch:

Justaddink (1 of 1)-2

I love how realistic these shell images are and I love them stamped in these darker colors, they really pop off the page.  I stamped the background from the phrase stamp from the set in a color that reminds me of those gorgeous blue tropical waters that you find right at the edge of a white sandy beach.  It also makes me feel much warmer looking at it :-)

On a personal note:

I thought you might like to see a couple of photos from our deck.  These guys love having fresh water to drink from in the depths of winter.  Even though it has gotten down to minus 37 - the heated water bath has managed to keep up.  

Partytime (1 of 1)

It's amazing how muted the Goldfinches become in the depths of winter.  I miss their bright yellow feathers as they flash through the bushes.  Mind you, this muted coloring does help to keep them safer when there are no leaves for cover!

The doves also love the water heater.   They not only drink from it, but on very cold days they sit on the edge to keep warm!   You can see how cold it was the day that I took this photo because of the amount of ice that has accumulated on the edge of it.   It almost completely covered the bath.... but just managed to keep enough of a space open that the birds could get into it to bath - and drink.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you.  In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Sea Side Treasures (Fun Stampers Journey)
  • Inks:  River Rock, Cool Pool, Denim Days
  • Cardstock:  Recollections #110


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Tina Gillespie

I love that subtle background stamping - just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.


I love that you have a heated bird bath for during the winter months. Meanwhile we're all overheated here in Australia lol.

Gorgeous shell images. You're right, they are absolutely perfect for this sketch and I love the detail in them. Your subtle background stamping is also very nice and adds a little colour. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Nadine. Minchew

Jaydee where do you live to have such cold weather? We are digging out of 34 to 36 inches of snow here in Virginia, about 50 minutes into Washington D. C. I love your nature pictures of all the wild life you have in your yard also your cards. Keep them coming. Thank you for sharing your nature pictures for all of us. I also like the information you give. I never knew goldfinches feathers changed their color in the winter. God bless, Nadine Minchew .

Linda Rodgers

I had no idea that goldfinches would overwinter in your vicinity. They surely don't stay in Manitoba! Keep those wildlife pics coming. They're the favourite part of my whole day!

Chantell Randall

Lovely shell images - great for this sketch. Chantell JAI

Kim Badelt

Jaydee this is just lovely! I love the detail in the shells it adds everything you need for this CAS design. I really enjoyed the peek at your birds too :) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Christine Blain

Jaydee, this is such a beautiful card! I love the subtle stamped text behind the crisply stamped shells; just beautiful. I didn't know heated bird baths existed - how wonderful. We're sweltering over here in Melbourne! So great to have you play along with us at Just Add Ink this week. xx


Such a lovely card; simple, yet very lovely
Jaydee; you're giving me the chills with that minus 37 deg. temperatures.
Actually, I'm looking forward to our 70's for this weekend; Friday, Sat. and Sun. Time to bring out the shorts and short sleeve shirts.
Have a wonderful week and Stay Warm


Such a pretty card, Jaydee. I really love the subtle background stamping. A heated bird bath? Your feathered friends are spoiled! They are lucky to have you for a neighbor.

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