Happy Sunday, peeps! I trust you had a safe & fun holiday yesterday! Ann is our hostess for this week’s Paper Players challenge, and she’s chose a theme of “The Great Outdoors”! Wow, there are so many possibilities for this one!
My friend Martha gave me a little stamp set from Recollections featuring some beachy images, and it was sitting on my desk, so I thought that would be a fun way to interpret this challenge, since I love going to the beach! I just received my latest Paper Pumpkin kit, too, so I used some elements from it to make my card! The card itself is from the kit, and it has a strange shape, so it was a bit tricky to photograph:
It has a pointy end, so it doesn’t stand up straight! It also comes with its own envelope and liner….very cool! I punched out some of the banner stickers and adhered them to the side, along with a little wooden one….it’s next to the sand dollar. I will caution you, that the wood is very thin and the point broke off, but I was able to adhere it back together. Just a heads up! I stamped my images in complementary colors and diecut them with a Lil Inkers Stitched Circle die, then added some speckles (Gorgeous Grunge), sequins and a sentiment from Fabulous Four stamped sideways along the edge:
Another birthday card for my stash….and I know just the person who’ll be receiving this one! I hope you’ll play with our Great Outdoors challenge too! Check out what the designers came up with….a great variety this week!
And speaking of the great outdoors, I don’t have any Cassidy pictures today, but I do have some nature pictures! John was mowing on Friday and caught a glimpse of this little bird in the grass! He picked it up and I was able to get some photos…I was quite intrigued by his markings; I had never seen a bird with a yellow band on the bottom of its tail like this one:
After some research, I found out it was a baby cedar waxwing! What a wonderful surprise! I had seen an adult last month, but I did not expect them to hang around and have a nest! He was pretty content to sit in my hand, but when I put him down on the ground, he took cover in my salvia. Hope he found his momma!