A Grateful Heart

Sometimes people come into our lives for a very special reason.  They inspire us.  They  teach us.  They help us grow.  With a grateful heart, I am so happy to say I have been blessed with such a person.  This card is for her.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

A Grateful Heart
This week, the sweet Claire is hosting our monthly theme challenge.  With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, she has a very timely theme for us:  Give Thanks.  While my card focuses on leaves, I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Colors of the Day
a grateful heart
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The stunning Ever Eden Designer Series Paper collection is featured on today’s card.  Pulling my colors from these papers, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent take on an elegance with the introduction of brushed gold.  It is an easy card to create, but it is a time intensive due to all of the gorgeous Intricate Leaves die cuts.

a grateful heart
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Canine Corner

a grateful heart
Muffy took time out from our walk to ponder leaves. “I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” —-Dodinsky


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  1. Hi Muffy,
    You sure are as pretty as ever!
    Puppy hugs, Harry
    p.s. your mom’s card is pretty too!

  2. Love those layered leaves and the fancy gold details. Beautiful!

  3. Your card is beautiful. I love the delicate leaf dies and the touches of gold.

  4. This is stunning! You’ve layered and combined so many elements, this is just amazing!! Beautiful colors and the gold accents add such glamour!

  5. Ann, you took this DSP and color palette to amazing heights. I love everything about this card.

  6. Such a very pretty card. Love your Muffy! Do you have any new puppies? Our trees are all bare. The color was so vivid this fall. We were in Michigan last week and there were still roses blooming! I enjoy your blog and look forward to it every week!

  7. Gorgeous in greens and gold! The layering of the leaves and branches is beautiful. Love the stitching details as well as the sweet tag! Have a great week!

  8. Ann, Whoever receives this gorgeous card is going to feel loved! Muffy looks pretty content with the cooler temps! You have been on my mind and I hope things are better! Hugs!

  9. Ann, I love that you and Anne Marie both went with non-fall colors. I once heard that some people come into our lives for a reason, some for a season and some for a lifetime. It sounds like the recipient of this gorgeous card was probably the latter! I bet she loved getting this beauty in the post. The way you used the die-cuts is gorgeous and, as usual, your clustering of elements is a master class.

  10. Wow this is a stunner! The green and gold is gorgeous!

  11. Beautiful card not a big green fan but this card sells me you do such beautiful work thanks for sharing

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, Ann. I’m sure your friend will think so, too. Muffy is totally enjoying the warmth of the autumn sun. Hugs to you both.

  13. Speechless, this is gorgeous!!!!!!! This makes me want to purchase all of these beautiful items! The color combo, the leaves and every detail is so special! I can’t say enough about this beauty! You certainly made my theme shine this week! Muffy looks so peaceful! She is such a sweet girl! Warm hugs!

  14. Muffy, you are looking good! You seem to be really enjoying the autumn weather. Ann, as usual, your card is stunning. I do not have that die set and you’ve given me incentive to do so!

  15. Your card is so pretty, I love the monochromatic look with a touch of gold. Your Muffy is precious too! Thanks for organizing your tutorials for such ease of access. I plan on looking at them when I need “jumpstarting” to create!

  16. 😍😍😍 Beautiful, Ann!!!

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