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Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulous Carolyn's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge and she has a great code word for us this week:

Our challenge creator, Kylie, is offering up our sponsor prize this week for the winner.  She's offering up a $15 gift certificate and the winner can choose from an array of fabulous items.

Our guest designer for this challenge  is  Lynn Mangan and I hope you will visit her blog and leave her some love for her beautiful, leafy card.
For my card, I decided to go with a natural white and pulled out some of my very old Stampin' Up! Naturals yardstick.  I've certainly had this card stock for well over 5 years.  I remember packing it when we moved into our new home 5 years ago!
I wasn't sure what to do with it and then noticed that I had the Altenew New Day Card Kit sitting on my desk and it had some cut-outs.  They were white - and they worked with the naturals white card stock.  Perfect!  I glued the flower cut-outs onto the naturals white panel and then mounted them onto a normal white base.  I embossed the sentiment with fine silver embossing powder and added just a touch of silver mirror card stock to help ground the sentiment.
Here's my card:
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I also stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card.  I didn't have the stamps that match the cut-outs, so went in a different direction and stamped a butterfly!
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I then used the same butterfly stamp for the envelope.  The envelope is a metallic silver and works well with the silver sentiment on the card.
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If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to check out the fabulous - and varied - cards from our very talented design team.  
On a personal note:
Thankfully the weather has been less dramatic than last weekend.  The insurance storm assessor is due to visit on Monday to check out the damage and let us know what we are - and are not - covered for.  I can only guess at how busy these people are right now!
I did manage to sit outside for about 30 minutes this afternoon on the deck.  I like to try and sit quite still on one of the chairs and see if I can capture anything at the jelly feeder.   Some of the birds are not brave enough to come anywhere near the feeder when I am on the deck - others don't give a hoot.
Here are a couple of photos for you.
These guys never, ever bore me!   I love the sound of their calls - even when they demand jelly and fruit at 5.30 in the morning!  Lou and I have been trying to work out why we have managed to keep them around the last couple of years.  We were not as lucky for the first couple of years in the new house - and were less lucky in the old house!   We think it's because we offer up not just the jelly, but also cut up fruit  that we would normally be throwing out, suet, water for drinking and bathing - and some nice trees in which to make their nests.  I counted 8 on the deck waiting for a space at the feeder earlier this week.
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Isn't he beautiful?  Here's another one of our beautiful visitors.  He generally arrives the same day - or a day later - than the Orioles.   He makes the most amazingly sweet call.  You can hear them here.
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I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.


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Such a beautiful and elegant card. Love it. That bird is so pretty...love his orange body...looks like copic shading :)

Barbara Ghigliotty

Hi Jaydee ~ What a great idea to use your natural white cardstock as a background for these beautiful floral cut-outs! I love all the texture you achieved and the elegance of white on white...so pretty!
So sorry to hear that you have to deal with insurance...perhaps you'll be happily surprised as we were when an old tree fell in our yard and on the house :) Wishing you the best of luck with that!
Thanks so much for sharing more beautiful photos of your lovely visitors! They really are beautiful, and I think they're very blessed to have you and hubby to feed them...if they could thank you, I'm sure they would!!! Have a great weekend...hugs, Barb xo

Carolyn Bennie

A stunning card Jaydee - the naturals cardstock is a wonderful idea! I most especially love the placement of those rose die cuts - stunning. x C


Loved your elegant card . . . I love monochromatic cards. Enjoy Mother Nature!!


Hello Jaydee; remember me? With gardening, getting my shed built, canning, cooking, baking, and keeping hubby happy; keeps me busy
Love the white on white cards and yours is no exception.. . . Very classy.
I was doing / working on some white on white Christmas cards yesterday. (raining outside all day, so had to work inside) I'm one that doesn't like to do last minute in making Christmas cards, so try to make a few off and on all year.
Enjoy the remainder of the weekend and give my Hello's to Lou.
Enjoy seeing your bird / wild life pictures. Keep them coming. :} Thank You.

Kelly W.

Just beautiful Jaydee! I think this would make a lovely newlywed card as well, especially adding the touch of silver. So wonderful to have a design that works for many occasions with an exchange of sentiments!

I just had to listen to the Grosbeak calls. We only see those migrating and I've never heard their call. So sweet! My birdies are going through 2 suet cakes a day right now! I think they'd go through more if I put them out honestly. I had a raccoon destroy one of my feeders looking for food. Chewed through the wire handle even (after some help from the fat squirrels). I'll be off to replace my feeder today nonetheless. ; ) Enjoy your Sunday!


Utterly elegant card.

The bird pics are stunning. Thx for sharing


I love the contrast of the two white, Jaydee. They made such a beautiful card. I love your bird photos. How lucky you are to have such wonderful visitors and then be able to take pictures of them.

Ellenor Emilsson

Your card is stunning! I love it :)

Ellenor Emilsson

Such a pretty card :)

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