A Little Note with the Biggest Thanks

“A little note with the biggest thanks!” How cute is this sentiment? I can think of several people to whom I need to send a little note with the biggest thanks.  This easy card will be winging its way to one of them for sure.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

A little note with the biggest thanks
This week, Laurie is hosting our monthly sketch challenge. I absolutely love  it!  It’s a perfect one for showcasing a favorite sentiment. I can’t wait to see how you make this sketch your own!

A little note with the biggest thanks

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Maybe it’s the old teacher in me, but when I first saw Laurie’s sketch, I was reminded of a blackboard.  Heaven knows I certainly used my share of chalk back in the day, espousing the formulae of Physics, the beauty of Biology, and the charm of Chemistry.

a little note with the biggest thanks

This is an easy card to create, since the plants are fussy cut from the designer paper. I added rhinestones for bling, and created a tiny bow, snipping the edge off of a piece of Evening Evergreen open weave ribbon to create a thin one perfect for this situation.  To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s  A Little Note with the Biggest Thanks card, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used,  please click on the button below.  For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.

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Muffy’s Musings

Hi, everyone! It’s Muffy.  I am so happy to be able to chat with you again.  I have so much I want to say, and I know my time with everyone is precious. It’s monsoon season here in southeast Iowa.  I don’t get out in the yard as much as I would like because of the drizzle, but when I do, my mom brings out my bed so I can lay and smell the rain drenched earth and listen to the birds chirping in the trees.  There is always someone with me, usually one of the “littles” as I call them, or my son, Jackie.   I appreciate the company as I soak in all that life still has to offer me.

I get out on short walks every evening.  I like going to the neighbor’s house.  They are so sweet, and will come out to pet me. I remember when I was just a pup, and they would let me run in their big yard.  I will be looking forward to running once again.   Walking is more difficult now, as both of my hind legs do not like to cooperate, and my rear keeps drooping lower.  But, my mom is good about lifting me up and down the steps and straightening out my legs.  When I go “splat”, she is right there to pick me up.  She has placed rugs and runners all over the floor so I don’t slip as badly, and she sleeps on the floor with me every night, so we can cuddle and snuggle.  I think it will be the cuddles and snuggles, the soft touch of my mom’s hands, and her kisses that I will miss the most  when I finally have to leave.

But until that time, I will live every day to the fullest.  I will fill my senses with the sounds, sights, touches, tastes and smells of all that I love here on earth, so that after I cross The Rainbow Bridge, I will never forget.

Love,  Muffy

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  1. Hi Muffy,
    You are as sweet and beautiful as ever. It sure is nice to be outside and take in the sounds and smells. I like being in my yard too. Enjoy your snuggles and cuddles with your loving mother.
    Your friend, Harry

  2. Love your card. You are such a good mommy to your furbabies. Seems such a short time ago these little ones were just born. I know it’s so hard to lose them. Sending hugs 🤗.

  3. Love this Ann! The mix of DSP is beautiful and that little bow detail is the perfect touch.

  4. Ann, your card is gorgeous! I love the brick background and those gorgeous plants. Everything about this card is so pretty, but I am typing with a big lump in my throat. Oh Muffy, I pray for you to continue to lay out in the sun! You have the best Mommy in the world. I hope you know how much you are loved and admired by all. I am sending you warm hugs and lots of prayers!!!

  5. I love the textures on this week’s card and I am definitely going to CASE as I have the paper; now to find such a beautiful sentiment!! Big hugs to you and Muffy, make the most of her remaining time here with you.

  6. Lovely card (and reminiscing about school days!) and that background paper is just perfect, love it too! Give Muffy a big hug for me!

  7. Ann, this is the prettiest Bloom Where You’re Planted card I’ve seen. Your DSP background gives your design subtle texture and the plant pot embellishments are adorable. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

  8. Ann, what a sweet photo of sweet Muffy. I love your card. The black scallop really does make all the other elements pop and I love your arrangement of plants. great take on the sketch and hugs for Muffy

  9. Great card and use of that DSP for not only the plants but the other layers as well! Love the bling and bow on the pots! Hugs to Muffy!

  10. Oh, Muffy, you beautiful sweet Lady!! I am so glad you are in such tender loving care with your wonderful Mom! Thank you for blessing our lives all these years. Hugs and prayers to you and your Mom!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. Love the design of your card Ann. CAS and yet stunning.
    Best to you Muffy

  12. Jeena Huntzinger

    You write so beautifully, Ann. Were you an English teacher? You were right about the chalkboard effect on the card! I taught high school Spanish for 30 years, and still miss the classroom, even though it’s been almost 20 years since I retired. You and Muffy are in my thoughts. Love to you both.

  13. I absolutely love your card Ann! Sending Luv-N-Hugs to Muffy (and you)!

  14. Hi Ann,

    I love your card! I have this set and cannot wait to use it. I’ve been out of commission since having my second shoulder surgery. I’m on the mend now. 🙂 Hope all is well with you.

  15. Traci, you’ve said it all. I’d love to just sit down and hug beautiful Muffy. Love and hugs, sweet girl.

  16. Oh Muffy, we will never forget you, beautiful girl (I say with tears running down my face). I pray for many sunny days so you can lay outside and soak up the warmth. Kisses to that precious gray muzzle.

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