Floral Hello Card in Shades of Pink and Sand

There is something about today’s floral hello card, in shades of pink and sand, that is so calming and soothing. Maybe it’s the vintage vibe, with the its collage style. Maybe it’s the delicate flowers on the paper, or the soft colors, or the adorable heart-shaped pearls. Whatever it is, it makes the soul happy! It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

floral hello card in shades of pink and sandThis week, the talented Laurie is hosting our monthly theme challenge.  She has selected the theme of “Green Thumb”.  How fun is that!  Plants, flowers, foliage, gardening and more  are all fair game.  I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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floral hello card in shades of pink and sand
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For today’s challenge, I opted to go the floral route, showcasing this beautiful paper available FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  It’s part of the Wonderful World bundle, which also includes a lovely stamp set. While I could have used one of the images included in the free set, I decided to use the Ranunculus Romance stamp set.  Along with its coordinating dies,  Ranunculus Romance is perfect for creating a vintage, collage look.  Die cut stems in Distressed Gold, along with heart pearls and a linen thread bow, add an elegant, shabby chic feel to the card.

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Nueve’s Notes

Hi, everyone! It’s me, Nueve!  I’ve been a very busy boy these last few weeks.  I’ve been to two dog shows, and won more pretty ribbons with my friend, Michelle.


Mom said I look so big and grown up in this picture.  This judge was really nice. I like her.  There was another judge who scared me, though. She had a thing on her head. Mom called it a hat.  She also had a really floppy skirt that blew all over the place.   After we got home from the show, my mom went to the Goodwill store and bought a hat, big dark glasses for her eyes, and a dress that was long and floppy. She said she couldn’t wear the dress anywhere except the backyard, but she liked the hat.


I had fun with Michelle. We climbed up on a little bridge, and had our picture taken.  She was trying to balance my pretty ribbons on the bridge. I was concerned they would blow off into the water.


My mom had to climb out in the middle of this little creek and stand on a rock to get my picture. My mom is silly that way.


This was a fun place to show.  We were outside, and even though it was very hot, and even though it rained really hard one day, it was still fun. It was in a place called Minny Swota.

NuveHere is another picture with some more of my pretty ribbons. This place wasn’t as pretty as Minny Swota. I had to show in a pig barn.  It was really, really hot, and my tongue wouldn’t stay in my mouth.  But, Michelle said that was OK, and that I was still very handsome. I love Michelle.


Showing is hard work. It’s always fun to get back to the motel and take a nap with my favorite squeaky ball. My mom makes sure the motel bed is covered with an old sheet from home, just in case I’m “lergic” to the soap the motel uses to wash their blankies in. She also thinks I need a new, clean squeaky ball.  But, this one is my favorite and she can’t find another one just like it.


Well, it’s time for me to get busy.  I have to help my mom make lunch. Working. It’s what I do. I’m a working dog!  I am Good Boy Nueve!



On a Personal Note:  Please keep my sister and our family in your thoughts and prayers.  In addition to suffering a heart attack, she received a devastating medical diagnosis that caught all of us by surprise.  We are struggling with the prognosis and what the future holds.  Sometimes my heart just isn’t into stamping or answering emails. Nueve has been a blessing, and in the unexplained wisdom of animals, he knows how to dry my tears and bring a smile to my face…


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  1. Hi Ann, Your card is beautiful as always. I’m so sorry to hear about your sister! Keeping her and your families in my prayers!! Sweet Nueve…congrats on all your ribbons!! Keep taking care of your mommy.

  2. Well, you just added that stamp set to my (long) list of “must-haves”! I never realized how beautifully it pairs with the SAB paper. Just a gorgeous card, Ann!

  3. Ann, I continue to pray for your sister and all of her family! That Nueve sure is rocking the “SHOW” world. He is such a handsome young man. SMILE! I love this floral beauty! I love the Vintage feel of this and all the special little details you always deliver! Have a good weekend, My Friend! Get some rest!

  4. Love and prayers for your family are coming your way, Ann!
    The card is all the things you said, and it makes me happy too! Vintage and flowers in exquisite design as you do masterfully! I adore Polished Pink and the paper is gorgeous.

  5. Ann, animals know what is in our hearts and when we need some extra love. Sending prayers for all of you. As for your card, I love all the colors and the profusion of blooms.

  6. Your card is lovely….such a sweet vintage feel to it with all the elements you’ve added! Praying your sister will find some comfort and answers to her diagnosis, and for the rest of your family as well! Hugs!

  7. What a pretty card, Ann! And, what a handsome Boxer and fun story. Please share with Nueva that I think I may know where Minny Swota is, and yes, it is pretty! Also, my thoughts are with you and your family, Ann.

  8. Ann, continued prayers sent for your sister and your family! Your card with all the florals is so pretty! Always love to hear Nueve’s story! Have a great week!

  9. Love the cottage garden feel of your vintage card today Ann! Congratulations to Nueve on his continued success and take care of you – keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Such a beautiful card Ann. I like the vintage look of it.
    I can’t wait till I receive my set.

    Congratulations to you Nueve on your win.

    Faith, Love, Hope and all our prayers be with you and your sister along with the rest of the family during this difficult time.
    Keep the Faith & God Bless

  11. So so beautiful!!! Your blooms are always so gorgeous!

  12. Your sister and your family are in my loving thoughts, Ann.

  13. Chris from Pella

    Prayers, well wishes, and cyber hugs to you and your family. The card is so pretty. I just received my paper too but no way can I come up with something as pretty as yours! Oh Nueve, you keep filling your mom’s heart with love and kisses.

  14. Ann, your card is beautiful and I love the Nueve stories. So sorry to hear the sad news about your sister. Try to keep your spirits up.

  15. I understand about your heart not being in stamping right now but the card is a beauty and shows you care! Love the layering. Love Nueve’s photos/story too. My heart is sad for you and your family and I will say extra prayers for all of you. May God give you the strength you need.

  16. Beautiful card as always Ann! I love anything with vintage floral patterns. Congrats on Nueve’s accomplishments! He is just so beautifully handsome! Ann I’m sending you HUGS and many PRAYERS for your sister, you and all who know and love your sister.

  17. Ann, your card is lovely! Such beautiful dsp with all those flowers!

    Congratulations to Neuve! He really is such a good dog!

  18. Nueve you do such a great job in your competitions and also you are so good at comforting your mom. Your card is beautiful! Our thoughts and prayers for your sister.

  19. Nueve, thank you for ministering to your mom and congrats on all the ribbons. I will keep my eye open for a squeaky ball that looks like your well-loved one. It is so cute! Speaking of cute, Ann, you look that way in your hat and dress. Let’s not forget about your beautiful card…love that free DSP! I will pray for strength for your sister, you and family to get through this very trying time. Hugs from afar!

  20. Bonnielee McGuire

    Oh Ann, that card! It has so many of my favorite things, dark background, polka dots, jute twine, just fantastic! As always I loved Nueve’s part of the blog. Congrats on the wins. I honestly thought that you looked stunning and got dressed up for the show!! Looked like a movie star. You might want to consider wearing that outfit past the yard. As for your personal note let me just say I got goosebumps all over. So sorry you and your family are going through this and I know there really are no words to help. Hugs. B : )

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