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 Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday.  I hope you are all enjoying this April Fool's Day weekend :-)

It's the fabulous Susan's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge and she has a perfect word for us:

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 I must admit it is a gorgeous day to smile today... it's going to be 61 degrees here and sunny and my early morning alarm this morning was the ring knecked pheasant calling in our little woodland.  What a great way to awake from my slumber!

For my card today, I went back to my CAS ways - single focal point and lots of white space... not like my last Addicted to CAS card..... which had too much going on :-)

I stamped the cat and then stamped his little friends on top of his tail and set about coloring all of the elements.   Why purple?  No idea... and it isn't even my favorite color, but it just seemed like a purple cat kind of day :-)

Here's my card:

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I hope you will play along with us this week and if you do, and are chosen as the winner, our fabulous sponsor - and challenge creator - Kylie owner of Happy Little Stampers - has a wonderful prize:

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If you are looking for some inspiration.  You have to look no further than our fabulous design team and our guest designer - AsaJ - and I am obsessed with her wonderful marbled rainbow card.

On a personal note:

Well, it was back to work this week after our fabulous little sujourin in the Caribbean.  the ship we were on was pretty small (only 400) passengers, so we were able to get into some of the lesser travelled islands and some of them were gorgeous.   Hard to pick my favorite but it would definitely be between Guadeloupe, Jost van Dyke and Dominica.  Loved them all for very different reasons.  St Barths was amazing - a little like St Tropez back in the 70s - with the mega-million private yachts to boot!

The weather was glorious - in the low to mid-80s but with lower than expected humidity.  Still too humid for my hair though, which tends to go very frizzy in even the slightest levels of humidity.  It was wonderful to get away, switch off - no work calls or emails - and just have a week long date with hubby.

I'll be back with my Paper Players card tomorrow - and some photos to share with you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.




Edited to add:    Card recipe - Stamp set:  Purr-fect Friends by My Favorite Things




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Hi Jaydee! Welcome back from holiday! It sure sounds like a lovely trip...WOW! I'm a 'Left-over flower child', so St. Barth's sounds like the place for me...someday!

I couldn't wait to visit your blog so I could tell you how much I LOVE this card! Your purple kitty is fabulous, and what a great idea to add his friends to his tail :) I also love the mat you chose for your focal point...a perfect CAS design with lots of fabulous colors!!! Enjoy your lovely spring weather ~ Sending hugs, Barb


Welcome back from vacation...sounds like you had a nice time! Your card is perfectly CAS and so bright and happy! Love it!

Anne Sweeney

Super cute card ... TFS ..


Love this card. Colors are fantastic. I missed the recipe no wa ted to know about he stamp set. Thanks

Careen Porter

Always look forward to your blog, cards, and wildlife photos! Love today's cat/birds....Would you please tell me who makes those stamps? TIA


LaNell - isn't this the cutest set:-) It's by My Favorite Things and it's called Purrfect friends. You can find it at this link

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thank you for stopping by - and reminding me that I had forgotten to update my post with the details.... This cute little set is from My Favorite Things and you can find it at either of these two places. I linked in the response I just left for LaNell.
hope that helps

Ellenor Emilsson

Your card is very cute, and the cat is perfect as purple :)



I'm just getting back from vacation too, Jaydee, but nothing as glamorous as a Caribbean cruise. We did take one 23 years ago and I loved Dominica too. Your cat is perfect in purple and what a colorful card to send someone. It will definitely make them smile.

bhavana kesarkar

Such cute and sweet card to bring smile on the face :)

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