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Happy Sunday

It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week.

I decided it was time to ink up the Budding Beauties Summer set from The Greetery with some bright colors.  I stamped and die-cut them and then arranged the florals in a bunch tied with a nice big bow.

Here's my card:

Budding Beauties Summer PP (1 of 1)

I used my favorite Postal Frames die to die cut the base of the card.  I really do love that scalloped edge.  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you.

On a personal note:

FINALLY... we had some very welcome rain and have a chance for more over this coming week.  It has been dreadfully dry and we are on water rationing, which, considering this is Minnesota, shows you how dry it must have been.  The poor farmers must have welcomed the rain even more than our garden did.  Needless to say, the fountains in the garden have been getting a lot of use by the birds.

I managed to catch this shot of the Female Grosbeak at the jelly feeder this week.  Right now, there are so many birds feeding from it, that we are going through a bottle of jelly a day!

Female grosbeak (1 of 1)-5

But... the cost of a bottle of jelly is so worth it for the joy that it brings us watching the birds.  We've seen them feed and now they are bringing their babies and teaching them to feed themselves. 

I'm hoping to get into my craft room to make some cards today.  So should have something to share with you during the week.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Simon Says Stamp gray.  Neenah Solar White 110#
  • Stamps:  Budding Beauties Summer
  • Dies:  Budding Beauties Summer, Postal Frames - The Greetery


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Marina . . . from far Africa!!

Your card is so colorful . . . love it!!! I enjoy so much your love for birds . . . lucky them to find a place like your garden!!

Laurie Schmidt

Such pretty the colors of the boquet! Lots of rain our way today...really freshens everything up!

Elizabeth Stewart

Jaydee... hope you have been well! Love your card... but I especially love that postal frame. Do you know if it is still available or is it from your stash?

Amanda Mertz

These flowers and gorgeous summer colors are perfect for the "any shape" of the sketch! I'm a sucker for the postal elements as well; the subtle postmark is my favorite! Hope you have a fun weekend!

Debbie Crowley

Jaydee, your bouquet is stunning and the die cut ribbon bow is a perfect finish. Love this and thank you always for your birds. I love seeing them.

LeAnne Pugliese

This is beautiful, Jaydee! The pops of color really make this card sing! How lucky that your birds like jelly...mine NEVER come near it! Well, that's not true...the cowbirds and catbirds like it!

Ann Wilcox Schach

Wow,Jaydee! This card is SO beautiful! The color and vibrancy of the flowers is amazing. I can see why the Postal Frames die is one of your favorites...I LOVE it. Have a wonderful weekend!

Joanne James

This card is fabulous Jaydee! I love the colourful blooms with their fancy bow and the postcard feature is so fun. Mail order flowers that will last forever! Love the bird photo too!

Claire Broadwater

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! I love this lovely bouquet and the postal frame! Just perfect, My Friend!

Anne Marie Hile

Such a beautiful bouquet Jaydee! Love how the colors pop on the neutral background. Wow!

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