Plaid Friendship Card and Happy Birthday Muffy and Brody

Are you mad about plaid? If so, today’s plaid friendship card will make your heart go pitter-pat! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

plaid friendship card

This week Joanne has a fun quartet of colors for our monthly color challenge:  Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Pool Party, Night of Navy.  Once again I pulled out my favorite “go-to” set and dies:  the Forever Fern bundle. This bundle is the bomb! Just look at these leaves stamped in non-traditional colors! I can’t wait to see what YOU create using Joanne’s glorious colors!

plaid friendship card

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Who would have thought a holiday paper collection would contain such a versatile paper such as this one? I was lucky to find this plaid beauty which features Melon Mambo and Mango Melody.  After deciding on this paper, the rest was easy! I simply stamped leaves in the challenge colors.

plaid friendship card

There is so much texture and depth, thanks to a triple bow, a textured embossing folder, and dimensionals. Of course, a few well-placed rhinestones are added for just the right touch of sparkle and bling.

plaid friendship card

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A Very Special Birthday

Today marks a very special day in the Schach household.  The Twins turn ten! It seems like just yesterday, Muffy arrived at our house. It was love at first sight…and she has never left my side. She is truly my heart dog. She was my first show dog, first champion, first grand champion, first group winner, and first Best in Show.  The first of so many things.  For whatever reason,  on the same day she entered into my heart,  I found out from her breeder that there was one puppy left.  Surely God was guiding me, as I said I would take him.  I’ll never forget the words my husband uttered when I told him at supper that night that I had bought her brother.  “WHAT were you thinking?” he said. And this become Brody’s registered name.  I have never regretted that day. I am so happy they have been able to share ten years together.

We’ve experienced so much together, the Twins and I:  Brady heading off to college and off to Seattle, my retirement, Kim’s retirement, and the addition of new members to the pack.  And in each and every situation, they have faithfully stood by my side,  raising my spirits when I have felt low as well as celebrating the highs with me.  Happy birthday to two dogs who have forever changed my life…

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  1. For some reason, I have not been keeping up with your blog! What was I thinking? LOL Happy Birthday to the twins. I’ve loved your journey with your boxers and your “heart dog”.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday Muffy and Brody!!! I’ve always loved that picture of the Twins looking out the window. Seems like yesterday, doesn’t it?!?!?

  3. Ann, this is a gorgeous card. I love how you embraced the Mambo and clustered your leaves. Beautiful. Oh… 10 years! I so remember when you brought Muffy home and then Brody. I remember the celebrations from the dog shows. How fast has the time gone? How wonderful that you have been able to share this time with such a fabulous twosome!

  4. Love the plaid and the cluster of leaves is perfect in the non traditional colors!

  5. I love those plaids Ann but totally missed that this one would work for my challenge! Combined with those foliage sprigs in these non-traditional colours this is a fabulous pairing! Awesome card – and a super happy birthday to the twins!!

  6. I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous card, Ann! The plaid does make my heart go pitter patter LOL, and the layers of die cut foliage tied up with the pretty ribbon look spectacular!

    Looks like Brody and Muffy had a good birthday, they are just so sweet! Great photo of the three of you!

  7. Gorgeous – collage….plaid…leaves! Yup – you hit all my faves AND you picked my favorite plaid from that DSP pack! Happy Little-bit-late B-day to the kids!! 🙂

  8. Happy Birthday to Muffy and Brody…and thank you for MY birthday card! 😀 Your plaid background is perfect for these lovely leaves…love it!

  9. I remember those key moments as I have followed you over the years. 10 years has sure flown by. Happy birthday Muffy and Brody.

  10. Happy Birthday Muffy and Brody! I can’t believe you are ten years old already. Wishing you a wonderful day with lots of treats.

  11. Wow, ten years, i remember those early year pics. Happy Birthday to the Twins ??

  12. Wonderful card. I can not believe it has been ten years. Happy birthday to the twins.

  13. ¡Feliz cumpleaños, queridos perritos! Happy birthday! I have enjoyed reading about their adventures over the years. Thank you for the card inspiration, too. What a lovely combination of colors and textures.

  14. First a BIG HBD to the twins! They are so beautiful and I know they fill your heart with so much happiness!
    This card is amazing! I love plaid and this DSP does not disappoint! You are rocking that fern stamp. You are the QUEEN of layers and I love every detail. A gorgeous bow and rhinestones, too! Just WOW! Have a great week, My Friend!

  15. Ann: Happy birthday to your twins. You feel so extremely happy in your message. Your dogs are beautiful!!!

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