Sending Sunshine

Who wouldn’t like sending sunshine to friends? I know I would! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Sending Sunshine
It’s time for our monthly color challenge.  Our hostess, the talented Anne Marie, has a delightful combination of colors for us.  As for me, I created a trio of bold blossoms using the Sending Smiles stamp set. I can’t wait to see what you create.

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Sending Smiles is a new bundle which will be available from Stampin’ Up! on May 3rd. What I love about this bundle is the variety of sentiments.  Need a “thank you” card? This set has you covered. Birthday card? Never fear! Card of encouragement? Yep! Or how about just sending sunshine?  I used the challenge colors to create bright blossoms, and die cut everything out using the Sending dies.  The flowers were then constructed on a Stitched So Sweetly panel.  Sadly, the Stitched So Sweetly dies are retiring.  They are still available at the time I am writing this post, so if you haven’t yet purchased them, there is still time.  They are one of my all-time faves!

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Notes from Nueve

Hey, everyone! I’m a big boy now.  I got to be the only dog in the house these past ten days while Sixxy went to some classes.  I have NEVER been the only dog. Mom was worried that I would get lonesome. But you know what?  It was fun.  Mom gave me extra treats.  She gave me extra walk time. She bought me a BIG bone, the biggest I have ever seen.  AND she ran around the back yard with me and did play bows.  That was really funny.  I wished the neighbors could have seen THAT.  And the bestest thing was that I got all of the cuddle time!

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I hunted squirrels, too. I almost caught one.  I stalked up on him, and raced him to the tree.

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But I couldn’t figure out how to climb it.  I just missed grabbing his tail.

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But you know what, that squirrel will think twice before coming into my yard again.  It’s part of my job to keep my yard safe from critters.  I’m a working dog! I am Good Boy Nueve!


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  1. Ann, this is fabulous – especially with that sentiment! You rocked the colors with your spring meadow.

  2. Just beautiful Ann! I didn’t add this set to my preorder but it’s definitely on my “preorder 2.0” after seeing this card. So pretty!

  3. GORGEOUS!!!!!!! This card makes me smile! All these bright colors and the pretty flowers are fabulous!

  4. Wow you nailed the colors…this is gorgeous!!

  5. Beautiful card, Ann! That new bundle is on my wish list for sure, and you made it look amazing with the challenge colors. Love it!

  6. Love the card! And…that Nueve… are you going to show the boy? He is gorgeous! (Or should I say handsome?) Love the updates! Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs and Happy Stamping Georgia

  7. What a wonderful sunshine card. Sure to brighten up anyone’s day. It’s such a great color combination.
    Nueve; great to hear from you. Sounds like you had a wonderful time being outside in the fresh air.

  8. This is a bright and sunny card that is perfect for this week’s colours Ann! My pre-order arrived today and I’m so glad I have this set to play with. Your card has me fired up to create! Good luck to Nueve on his squirrel hunt too!

  9. How fun to see this new set, especially in these glorious colors! Just delightful! And yes, Nueve is a good boy, even though he’ll probably NEVER get that squirrel!!

  10. The card is lovely! The colors make it so bright and cheery. What a sweet boxer! Our daughter lost her 13 year old boxer about a year ago and now has a 6 month old boxer pup. So I am a little partial. Haha

  11. Such a bright and cheery card! I just got that set myself and will be making this card soon!! Enjoy all that extra cuddle time Nueve!!

  12. So bright and beautiful. Love the colors and design. TFS

  13. Lynette Siebrasse

    I love this card! Keep getting those squirrels Nueve!

  14. Ann, you rocked these colors! And you’ve convinced me I need that new set!! I love that you can create the flowers in any color! You card is so pretty! Have a great week!

  15. Ann, this is such a happy card!!! I love the colors and this stamp set is great (I’ve ordered it already). Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Bonnielee McGuire

    That is a sunny card! Beautiful….as are you and Nueve too.

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