I’ve always liked the word Serendipity (the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also : an instance of this). I think one day when I get a wild hair I’m going to change my blog name to Serendipity!

When I logged onto ASB this morning to check out Trudy’s Sketch Challenge, I had to laugh when I saw the sketch for today’s challenge. It was almost the same layout that I used yesterday afternoon to make my (IRL color) Titmouse card… talk about coincidence. What’s really strange… the card that inspired Trudy for her for sketch is one that I’ve never seen! It makes you wonderful if some cards are actually CASED or was it just serendipitous!

The first card is the one I did yesterday, a Tuft Titmouse. I made sure I went to Wild Bird Centers of America website to make sure I colored him the correct color… I didn’t want to anger my friends who are really into birds. Thanks Deb for providing me with the link. Tuft Titmouse Card: Stamps: All Things of Nature (TAC) ~ Ink: Noir Palette ~ Paper: Bashful Blue (SU), White, Pocket Full of Posies (DCWV), Heavenly Blue Gingham (CTMH) ~ Other: Diamond Stickles, Baby Blue Ribbon, White Organdy Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol

The second card, I made for the Sketch Challenge, Sketch #63. I also colored this hummingbird the same color as Anna’s Hummingbird. I'm really enjoying making cards with this set. Anna’s Hummingbird Card: Stamps: All Things of Nature (TAC) ~ Ink: Noir Palette ~ Paper: White & Juneberry (both Bazzill), Genevieve Patterned Paper (TAC) ~ Other: White Photo Hanger, Purple Grosgrain, Diamond Stickles, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol

Did you happen to notice my new Butterfly Watermark that Dina made me (click on the photos to get a larger view)? If you love butterflies, you’re going to love Dina’s newest watermarks. Dina’s watermark (the one in my pictures) was inspired by a card that Nicole Heady made using her new stamps set Butterfly Kisses (another set added to my growing list).

Thanks for reading ~


  1. Oh Jovi! What a cool thing! I love your birdies. YOu have such a gift with the animals, ya know? Beautiful!

  2. These are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for posting these because a friend of my mother's loves this set and wants me to make him some cards. He is an avid bird watcher too so I wanted to make sure they were right. Love the paper you used with them!

  3. Lovely...the DP and your colored birds are so inspiring! I so want a bird stamp!

  4. Jovita!

    These are awesome!! the coloring is right on.

    PS: I have added your to my blogsite.

  5. I so enjoy my daily visit to your site! I love your style & creativity & artwork. This TAC set is on my list to buy for sure now!

  6. That's one of my favorite sets! I may have to pull it out soon. Your coloring looks great. Do you know the names of the other birds? I have them written down somewhere. The watermark looks great! Thanks for the plug!

  7. The coloring is perfect. What a beautiful job. I love the bird stamp set, I'll have to get that one...!

    Love your blog-Ginna

  8. Hi,

    I have never been to your blog until today. I have enjoyed looking at everyone of your cards. They are all stunning.I will be back. :)


  9. Jovita, these are simply gorgeous! They look so real!!!

  10. These are wonderful cards! Love the images and the PP you used on them. Great coloring too.

    Mary (Toao)

  11. Your coloring is AMAZING. Just stunning. :)


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