Floral Friendship Card in Freesia and Navy

Would you like to brighten up someone’s day?  Just drop this floral friendship card, in shades of freesia and navy, in the mail.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

floral friendship card in freesia and navy
This week,  sweet and talented Joanne has a beautiful trio of colors for us.  Aren’t they stunning together?  I opted to create a slimline friendship card.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

floral friendship card in freesia and navy
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I just love it when a card makes itself, and that is exactly what this card did. It showcases one of my favorite designer papers, Hues of Happiness.  This paper features these gorgeous flowers, many which coordinate with the Blossoming Happiness dies.  The “trellis” die, which is also part of the Happiness Abounds bundle,  is perfect for adding texture and interest, too. While this card looks like a tough one to tackle, the paper and the dies do the work for you. It does take a little time to create, but I think the “WOW” is worth it.

floral friendship card in freesia and navy

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Notes from Nueve

Hey, everyone!  I’m so excited. I traveled a long way in the van and stayed in a motel and went to a state fairground and showed in a dog show and had so much fun!  My mom took lots of pictures.

Nueve in Springfield

My mom packed a bag for me.  I helped her pack it.  I brought my favorite red ball.  It’s got places to put yummies.  I don’t wear necklaces at home, but Mom made sure I had a necklace on, just in case someone accidentally let me out of the room. This necklace belonged to Uncle Jackie.  It has sock monkeys on it.  My mom made sure to cover the bed with a sheet from home, just in case I was ‘lergic to the soap the motel uses to wash their blankies.  I thought the bed was really comfy.  I fell asleep watching cartoons.

Nueve in Springfield

The next day we went to a special place called a fairground.  This was the Ill of Noise State Fairground.  I know my dad sometimes gets ill of noise, especially when Sixx barks.  I don’t bark, ’cause I’m a good boy.  This place was HUGE and had lots of buildings.  My mom and dad took me on walks all over the place. I saw this big cow.  It’s not real though.  But,  I think I smelled real cows in some of the buildings.

Nueve in SpringfieldMy good friend, Michelle, was there.   My Mom handed her my “take-me-with-you-rope”, and we went inside the biggest building I have ever seen.  There were hundreds of other dogs there.  I was so scared, and shaking, but Michelle loved on me, and made me feel better.

I found out that Michelle had showed Great Aunt Muffy in dog shows, and she was going to show ME!  I was a little scared, but you know what? I thought about all of my family who had showed before me. This is where Uncle Jackie and Aunt Kia had their first show.  This was where Great Aunt Muffy had one of the biggest wins of her ‘reer.  I am a working dog, and I realized I had a job to do!  And you know what? I WON!!! I did it! I WON!!!  My Mom was so happy she cried.  She wanted to take lots more pictures.  She was so proud of me, and that made me proud of myself.

Nueve in SpringfieldMichelle gave me a kiss on the head, and told me I was a good boy!

Nueve in Springfield

On the way home, we stopped at McDonald’s and I got a cheeseburger.  When we got home, Mom put my pretty ribbons on the fridgerdater so I could see them every day.

Nueve in Springfield

Being a show dog is hard work.  But, hard work is what I do.  I am a working dog.  I am Good Boy Nueve!

Nueve in Springfield

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  1. Sharon Broussard

    Card is beautiful!! Congratulations Nueve!!! Keeping up the family tradition!!!

  2. So pretty, Ann! This is such a fun suite! 🙂

  3. Nothing wrong with getting the papers to do all the work for once Ann – this card is a stunner! I love the slimline design and scalloped edge beneath the flowers too. Congratulations again to big boy Nueve on his win – he is so clever!!

  4. Good dog, Nueve! Of course you won, you’re a winner in all of our books! And your card is a winner in my book too….great minds think alike! LOVE it to pieces!

  5. WOW! Ann, this is gorgeous! Makes me want this set. I love the flowers, the scalloped border and your background papers. You rocked this challenge! Way to go Nueve! He is a star for sure!

  6. Jeena Huntzinger

    ” Ill of Noise”, “‘reer”, “fridgerdater”!! Nueve, you crack me up! I’m also so happy for you that you won the blue ribbon! Good Boy Nueve! Butterscotch says “felicitationes” as well because she knows how hard it is to follow all the directions. Now, your mom’s card is absolutely beautiful (as always) and I love her color combinations.

  7. Congrats on the win!

    Your card is beautiful…those blooms are so pretty in the challenge colors!

  8. Woooooooooowwwwwwwww Nueve!!!! You did it!!! Felicitaciones!!!! This means Congratulations in Spanish. Your Mod must be so proud and what a wonderful gift for Mothers’ Day!!! I am so happy for you and your Mom!!!

  9. It is a happy way to begin my day when I can read about your dogs. You’re terribly clever to take dictation from them, even when things are said as the sound- Ill of noise . Congrats to all of you on the win.

  10. Chris from Pella

    Hot dog, Nueve for the big win! Big building and lots of dogs can be upsetting but you handled it like a champ. Nueve, you could surprise your mom by putting her card on the refrigerator to show it is a real winner too. That would make a nice Mother’s Day surprise!

  11. Gail Schoolcraft

    Beautiful card, Ann, and definitely the set/dies/DSP are on my lenthy wish list! Many congrats to Nueve, his handler, and his owners! He’s a working dog for sure.

  12. Your dog is adorable and beautiful!

  13. Woohooo Nueve. Congratulations. I know everyone is sooo proud of you. What a great accomplishment. Hopefully you get to sit back and relax for a little bit before you have to work off that hamburger.

  14. Nueve and my 5-year-old say “refrigerator” the same way 🙂 Congratulations to Good Boy Nueve for his win, I’m sure that was super exciting for you! And a beautiful card for the Paper Players colors, I love the little bitty freesia pattern contrasted with the big, bold blooms.

  15. Congratulations on your big win, Nueve!! I’m so proud of you!
    Where are the pictures of you & your Mom?

  16. Ann, love it when the DSP does all the work for you! Pretty card! Can’t wait to play with that suite! Great job with the colors. And congrats to Nueve on the award! Have a great week!

  17. Colors chosen for this card project are yummy!. Card looks so nice with the fancy edging to finish off the layer of flowers. Super!
    Doggie is so cute.

  18. Congratulations! Congratulations! Nueve! You are awesome! And your mom is a great trainer and teaches you to work hard! Your mom and a beautiful hard working lady who does beautiful cards! Hug and kiss your mom today, it is Mother’s Day! Love the card, Ann!

  19. Congrats to you, good boy Neuve. Maybe I’ll see you in the Westminster! Ann, your card is beautiful. Thank you for the pdf and I’m so glad I have this suite. I’m sure Neuve and Sixxy will help you have a Happy Mother’s Day.

  20. Card is wonderful and congrats Nueve you certainly are a handsome winning working dog. Good for you!

  21. Bonnielee McGuire

    That card is stunning. I don’t care for blue but those blue flowers really hit the mark! And Good Boy Nueve, what a doll!! Thanks for sharing.

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