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Happy Sunday

It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week:

I decided it was a great excuse to bring out a relatively new set from The Greetery and pair it with an old die-cut set to make a wreath.  I also pulled out my Shiplap die from The Greetery to create the background.  I love the additional texture and interest it adds behind the wreath. 
I began by stamping and die-cutting the wreath and then die-cutting the additional branches.  I die-cut all the other elements and colored the leaves and acorns and added them to the wreath.  I applied the pieces of the Shiplap to a vanilla base and added the sentiment. 
Here's my card:
Botanicuts Oak (1 of 1)
I don't know about where you live, but our colors have been pretty wonderful this year despite the very unusually hot summer.  Some of the leaves had very little color, but the maples and oaks have been spectacular this year.  There really is something magical about the change of seasons from the bright colors of summer to the rich colors of autumn.  It's so beautiful.
On a personal note:
Well I got to spend a little time in my craft room yesterday catching up with the last of my design team commitments.  Because I haven't been crafting much, it really is taking so much longer to get into the swing of things and to get back into the groove.  Yesterday I made two cards that required coloring and it was only when I was doing that that I realized just how much I love it.  There is something so meditative carefully blending colors and watching things appear.  I need to remember to do it more often!  
Life really has gotten in the way of my crafting recently and I am missing that special me time.  I'm hoping that things will get back into more of a regular cadence once the New Year comes around and I can start to make cards just for the fun of it and to play along with some challenges.  Oh.. and hopefully get out and capture some wildlife photos if the subjects appear in the daytime!
I'll be back later in the week with my Festive Friday card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe:
  • Dies:  Shiplap, Botanicuts Mighty Oak, Rustic Wreath - The Greetery
  • Stamps:  Rustic Wreath - The Greetery
  • Inks:  Brows - Altenew.  Others - The Stamp Market.  Polychromos pencils


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Joanne James

Love this Jaydee! I had to go and look up that twig die - so fabulous! The leaves here have been fabulous too, especially on the Althorp Estate which is very nearby. Wonderful colours!

Anne Marie Hile

Gorgeous card, Jaydee! Love the soft shading on the leaves, too. Perfect to celebrate the fall season!

Ida P. Krause

Oh that wreath is lovely! Such great texture in your card.

Ann Schach

Beautiful, Jaydee! I love the background. It is the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous wreath. The acorns are awesome accents! Great fall colors!

LeAnne Pugliese

Gorgeous wreath, this is a great homage to fall and giving thanks!! Your foliage is just beautiful!

Debbie Crowley

A beautifully detailed and welcoming wreath, Jaydee! A perfect way to show gratitude! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Amanda Mertz

I really like that shiplap background...perfect for showing off that gorgeous wreath! Great layers and colors for this time of year! Have a great week!

Nancy Leppek

This came out great, Jaydee! I love the realistic looks of your wreath with all the different shades of nature which makes your orange leaves really pop! Awesome job as usual! Have a wonderful day and hope life eases up for you soon!

Laurie Schmidt

This ia such a beautiful fall wreath. That shiplap is so awesome, and fun for so many backgrounds! Hope you get lots more time to is a perfect way to relax and enjoy!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is so perfect for my challenge! I absolutely love the shiplap die and need to add that to my 'need" list. This wreath of leaves and acorns is fabulous! Love the shades you created. You certainly made my theme shine this week! I know what you mean about life getting in the way of creating. I never seem to have enough time in my craft room. It is a special haven to me. Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

Rosa M. Vasquez

Beautiful card. Perfectly captures the season.

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