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Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week.  I must admit these colors scared me :-)  But, as you have heard me say at least 100 times - that's what challenges are for :-)  When I sat thinking about these colors I was drawn to a new set of dies that  received from The Greetery and pulled out the Jumbo Dragonfly for me card.  Here are LeAnne's colors:

I began by stenciling some blue ink onto the card base.  I die-cut and inked up the jumbo dragonflies.  I die-cut two sets of wings and popped the top set up with some clear tape to give them a little lift.
Here's my card:
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and here's a close-up of the popped up wings
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I hope you will join us and play along this week.  We would love to see what you create.  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

My craft room is almost complete, all it is lacking is some art work on the walls and it is finished.  It's all nicely organized and I am getting used to things being in their new places.  I had worked in my last craft room for 10 years and was so used to things being where they were that it has taken a few weeks to get used to the new layout, but I love it and am lucky that we managed to find an apartment with a study so that I could have a space for myself.  We are still loving all the trees and not seeing anything other than leaves and sky at this time of year.  I have a couple of photos to share with you this week taken of the birds at the feeder.  Sadly, we have been told to stop feeding the birds... but we still feed the hummer and are off to the nursery to get a couple of plants for the deck so that they will provide nectar and pollen for the bees, hummers and butterflies!

I swear this female goldfinch is saying "I've got my eye on you!"

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And who knew that purple finch liked jelly!

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Marina, you asked about the Honey stamp from this post.   You can find the Honey Jar and the honeycomb dies at these links:

Buzzworthy stamp set https://thegreetery.com/collections/june-2022/products/buzz-worthy-sentiments-stamp-set and the accompanying dies: https://thegreetery.com/collections/june-2022/products/buzz-worthy-sentiments-die

Honey Jar stamp set: https://thegreetery.com/collections/june-2022/products/honey-jar-stamp-set and the accompanying dies: https://thegreetery.com/collections/june-2022/products/honey-jar-die

and the Honeycomb corners dies: https://thegreetery.com/collections/june-2022/products/honeycomb-corners-die and the bee dies: https://thegreetery.com/collections/june-2022/products/honey-bees-die

The whole new summer release is here: https://thegreetery.com/collections/june-2022/products/honey-bees-die

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



Card recipe:

  • Dies:  Jumbo Dragonfly - The Greetery
  • Sentiment:  Sentiment Suite Birthday - The Greetery
  • Inks:  The Stamp Market and Catherine Pooler



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Anne Marie Hile

I am SO happy you are settled into your new space, Jaydee! That just makes my heart happy. Your card is beautiful! I just love dragonflies and the colors really pop on your card!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I am so happy you have your craft room organized. I wish you would come organize mine! LOL! I just love that gorgeous dragonfly! The wings are so lovely! I think you rocked these colors!

Joanne Louise James

Stunning Jaydee! I love the embossed detail on your dragonfly - it really highlights these pretty colours. Lovely stencilled background too!

Christy Stanford

The dragonfly is a perfect choice for these colors, Jaydee! And I love how you doubled up the wings (and colored both layers) too, they look great. Isn't it nice to feel settled in your new craft space? We move every few years so I'm on my SEVENTH craft room over the last 15 years or so. As it happened, when we moved into our current house I was able to keep my organization almost identical to the previous house so that made it easier this time around. We'll see what happens when we probably have to move again next year!

LeAnne Pugliese

That dragonfly is stunning! Gorgeous way to create it with the colors and the dimension! Pretty background too! Thanks for making my colors sing this week!

Kris Markham

Jaydee, love the dragonfly. We had so many of them when we lived in northern Minnesota. Sorry to hear about the bird feeders. Have your cats adjusted? Have a fun week stamping.

Doris D.

Your dragonfly looks like it could jump off the cardstock and fly! I love the colors you worked with and you did it proud.
Can't wait to see your new craft room.

Ann Schach

What a beautiful card, Jaydee! Your inking on the wings is amazing. You did a fabulous job using the challenge colors. Have a wonderful week!

Jennie Maier

Jaydee, these colors had me stumped too but you did a great job!! I love the stencilled background! And that dragonfly looks so life like! Great job! Have a great week!

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