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Happy Sunday,

it's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and I just loved her choice for the challenge!  It gave me the perfect excuse to ink up a fabullous set from Stampin' Up! called Wild and Sweet.  Here's a sneak peek:

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This card was inspired by the old photographs from my younger days when everything was in black and white!  I don't often do slimline cards but thought that a film strip of the animals in the Wild & Sweet set would work really well in that format.

I stamped the images in black ink and used a My Favorite Things die that cuts out three windows for a slimline card.  I adhered the strip to a black base and heat set some white embossing powder with a sentiment from SU called Charming Sentiments.

Here's my card:


Aren't they an adorable trio? It really is such a sweet set!  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Well, I am not sure about changing out the decor to fall themed tomorrow considering it is currently almost 90 and due to reach 95 mid afternoon and tomorrow is going to be even warmer.  But, it has been our tradition for the last decade or so to change out the cushions, florals and wall signs to the gorgeous shades of fall.  I really do love the rich colors of fall but they are colors I never wear!  It's the first time we have decorated this apartment for the season, so it's going to be interesting to see how it all works out!

I'm sorry I didn't load any cards this last week, but I have spent the last week prepping for my upcoming retirement and my retirement present to myself.  Right now I am set to retire just before our Christmas cruise, that is unless  I get caught in the next round of layoffs.  They have been known to include people who are getting ready to retire, or those on leaves of absence.  I wouldn't mind, except this round of layoffs will not come with a payout!  Either way, I will be footlose and fancy free and not tethered to my desk 12 hours a day.  Oh.. what will I do with all that freedom?!  I know for sure that I will have more time to practice calligraphy, sketching and trying to make watercolor work for me!  I have also committed to getting my backside off this chair and finally doing some exercise again - considering I won't have an excuse that I have to be on a conference call!  Who knows, I might even bake and finally be able to take advantage of the fabulous counter in our kitchen!

I'm hoping to get into my craft room to make some cards today and have great intentions of NOT going out into mid-90s weather if I can help it :-)   Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Wild & Sweet.  Sentiment:  Charmings Sentiments.  Both Stampin' Up!
  • Dies:  My Favorite Things


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Jeanne H

Love this card with the animals. But, I didn't realize you are retiring. Wow. Good for you and best of luck with it all. Happy Lobor Day, you deserve it!

Suzy Hinton

Beautiful Jaydee. I love the black and white images, they resemble a pencil sketch.

LeAnne Pugliese

Lots to look forward to in the coming year for sure! Meanwhile, your fun animals look wonderful captured in the film strip! What a fun way to highlight those images!

Fran Wing

Jaydee, I love the idea of using the format of a slimline card as a film strip! I love black and white cards and this one with the white embossed sentiment is great! Congrats on your upcoming retirement! I keep trying to do that but seem to keep being called back into projects. It's my own fault - I could just say no!
Xoxo, Fran

Ann Schach

What a great concept for a card, Jaydee! It truly does remind me of an old filmstrip. These images work so well for both the design of the card and the challenge. With the change of weather and the nip in the air, I am ready to get out the fall decor. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement and cruise! December will be here before you know it. What fun!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

This is fabulous Jaydee - I love the trio of black and white images, so impactful! Congratulations on your impending retirement too - you will be busier than when you were working, I'm sure - but hopefully doing more fun things!

Claire Broadwater

The BEST news about your upcoming retirement!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!! Your card is amazing. I love the frame. This is a fabulous card for the challenge! Have a great weekend!

Anne Marie Hile

Beautiful card showcasing this awesome stamp set. Love it!! So happy for you and your upcoming retirement, my friend. How exciting!

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