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Happy Sunday.  It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's sketch week.  I did make a card using Game On, but I just wasn't happy with it.  So, in the end, I decided to showcase some of the fabulous DSP from the new Stampin' Up! catalog called Whale of a Time.  I love the bright colors in this paper.  I added a sentiment from Whale Done.  Here's the sketch:

I used a couple of different pieces from the DSP and cut them to match the sketch.  Of course, I couldn't help but fussy cut a couple of the turtles from another piece of the DSP. Here's my card:

Whale of a Time (1 of 1)

Aren't those papers wonderful?  I really love the bright colors and the fact that you can fussy cut turtles, fish and whales from the DSP means that I have used the stamp set less than I normally would.

The design team have some fabulous inspiration for you and I hope you will join us and play along this week.

On a personal note:

It's officially summer and it's officially hot!  We have managed to sit outside a couple of times this week and have been blessed to have only been bitten by a couple of mosquitoes :-)  The flowers are about to pop everywhere in our garden and it's so exciting waiting to see what will come back from last year.  I did manage to get a few shots of the visitors to our feeders.

Today, I will share a photo of one of my favorite visitors.  This lady was looking for a drink!  I got this shot just as she was swallowing.  She has visited us several times this week and we always feel the same sense of wonder when we see them.

Pileated (1 of 1)

I also captured a shot of this lady visiting our feeder.  A female Grosbeak.

Female Grosbeak (1 of 1)-2

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



Card recipe:

  • DSP:  Whale of a Time - Stampin' Up!
  • Stamps:  Whale Done - Stampin' Up!


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Claire Broadwater

WOW! Jaydee, you really blew my sketch out of the park with this card. I love the DSP! It looks like a watercolored panel. Your fussy cut turtles are just perfect with that sentiment! I love seeing your visitors. Great photos! Have a super week, My Friend!

Georgia Gallman

Great card, Jaydee- I love this paper, too! And thank you for posting the nature pix!

Joanne James

Jaydee this card is fabulous! You have made some amazing cards with these papers and this is definitely another to add to your collection. I love the way your fussy cut turtles frame your sentiment too. Great bird photos!


Such a great card! The DSP is awesome for sure!

Stef Perry

Beautiful card with that yummy paper, Jaydee! I love that you don't really even need the stamp set because those turtles look fantastic!

Thanks for sharing your feeder and backyard shots, it's always wonderful to see all the different birds (and other creatures!) that visit!

LeAnne Pugliese

What a cute fishy your little cutouts!

Mary Deatherage

Wonderful Card! Going to have to do some turtle fussing cutting - that little guy looking out of the card is awesome! LOVE your shot of the Pileated Woodpecker!!They're so stinkin' cool! We had a pair build a nest a few years back and have BABIES - not twenty feet from the house! To see their little heads poking out was...AMAZING! :)

Ann Wilcox Schach

Oh, Jaydee! You are such an inspiration! I can't wait to get out my paper and snip away! This is a wonderful card...LOVE it!

Anne Marie Hile

What a fabulous card to showcase that DSP, Jaydee! I also love how you fussy cut the turtles. It's always such a joy to see all of the visitors in your yard. They make me smile and these two are particularly gorgeous with their markings. Hope you had a great week, my friend!

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