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Happy Sunday!

It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week and I inked up my Stampin' Up! Forever Fern set as it comes with the perfect sentiment.

So, I know I went all out with this set for our Paper Players challenge #501.....  ELEVEN layers on my card last week!  I decided this week it was time to get back to my CAS roots.  This card is very clean and very simple.

I began by stamping one of the leaves from the set with Early Espresso.  Yep... I know.  It doesn't look like Early Espresso at all.  But, I promise, it is!  However, I realized I'd had the ink pad so long that the color had gone off and was just about jet black.  However, I loved the crisp clean stamp that I got from it.  All I had to do was die-cut the leaves, pop them on the card, add a little bling in the form of a heart and the card was ready.

Here's my card:

Forever Fern (1 of 1)-2

Oh, so different to last week! :-)  I hope you will join us and play along with Laurie's theme challenge.  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

I haven't had any time to play in my cave this week, but I am desperately trying to get time today.  If I do, then I will have some cards to share with you during the week.  Before I go, let's see what's been visiting the feeder this week?

I managed to catch a shot of a juvenile male rosebreasted grosbeak and a mourning dove in the background.  Pity the dove is in perfect focus and the grosbeak isn't!

Young Rosebreasted Grosbeak (1 of 1)

At the same time, I managed to capture this shot of the young male redbellied woodpecker.

Young male redbellied (1 of 1)-2

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



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Forever Fern - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks: Early Espresso - Stampin' Up! - although the color had gone black!



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Ann Schach

Clean and beautiful, Jaydee! I love how crisp your Early Espresso ala Black stamped. The heart is the perfect accent! Have a wonderful week!

ColleenB.-Tx. Bohn

Clean and yet very elegant.
Thanks for sharing your photos. Enjoy seeing someone else's birdies at the feeders; some that we don't see at our feeders.
Thanks Jaydee and hope you have a wonderful day.

Laurie schmidt

SO elegant...and a beautiful CAS card. LOVE the heart in the middle!

LeAnne Pugliese

I love this elegant and simple card...especially that little heart! Very classy!


Laurie, Thanks! the card was inspired by my DSD and her fiance. they wanted something really, really simple. Even though they got married nearly two years ago, I was thinking about them when I made this card


Colleen, thanks! I really love looking at photos of birds that don't visit our feeders. We are so lucky here in the US to be so close to nature. Hope you had a wonderful Monday


Thanks, LeAnne! I cant remember where I got those little hearts - I think years ago from Fun Stampers Journey. I treasure them and use them very rarely!

Stef Perry

You're my CAS hero Jaydee! Your card is so crisp and fresh, with just a tiny bit of bling! CAS perfection!

Mary Deatherage

Gorgeous, elegant and classy! Love your card! And I really enjoy the bird-peeks!! TFS! :)


CAS perfection!

Joanne James

I loved last week's card Jaydee but going back to your CAS roots this week shows that perfection doesn't have to be complicated. So simple yet so effective! And I wish I'd used that sentiment too - lovely.

Anne Marie Hile

Simply stunning, Jaydee! Love that little heart accent. How funny, we had a woodpecker on our feeder this week as well. They are sassy little birds, indeed. Big hugs!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this card is CAS perfection! You are the queen of CAS. I love the Early Expresso on the white! GORGEOUS! The little heart made me smile! The sentiment is just perfect, too! I love all your visitors. You take the most amazing photos! I feel like I am there!

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