Your Friendship Means Everything

“Your friendship means everything.”  If you find it difficult to express your feelings, let a card do the talking for you. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Your friendship means everything to me

This week, the sweet and talented LeAnne has a fabulous sketch for us. I am such a fan of great sketches, and this one is definitely a wonderful one.  I went with floral die cuts as my focal point, but I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Your friendship means everything
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Your friendship means everything

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I am a die cut fanatic, especially floral ones, and the rectangles on LeAnne’s sketch seemed like the perfect place to put one…or two.  I used the floral die from the Wonderful Thoughts die collection and created two bouquets from Basic White cardstock.  I used a water painter to add soft hues of Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, and Lost Lagoon. I had forgotten how much fun it was to watercolor with water painters.  Although it doesn’t show up well in the photos, the Soft Shimmer papers in Bubble Bath and Lost Lagoon add a lovely subtle sparkle.

Your friendship means everything

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Nueve’s Notes

Hey everybody, it’s me, Nueve! Guess where I have been! I have been in Almost Heaven.  It was a long way away from my house in Iowa.  It took us 4 meals to get there! When we got there, we got to go to a park.  Mom and I had our picture taken in front of the Almost Heaven sign.

Nueve in West Virginia

We also got our picture taken in front of a big gun.  Mom read the sign to me, and it said it was a cannon.  It’s name was Long Tom, but I don’t think it comes when you call it.  It was from a war a long, long time ago before even Mom was born.

Nueve in West Virginia

There were other places to visit in the park. They had a big map to show you were to go.  Mom was pointing out places.  I was hungry and just wanted to eat.  But I was polite and looked anyway.

Nueve in WV

Luckily Mom decided we should go back to the motel so we could eat.  I was super hungry. I had crunchies with pieces of chicken.  Mom always packs the best meals for me.  After I ate, I guarded the room for Mom and Dad.

Nueve in WV

I love going places with my mom and dad.  I’m a good traveler and a good protector. It’s all part of my job. I’m a working dog. I am Good Boy Nueve!

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  1. Ann, I just added tis color combo to my list of favorites! Such a stunning card! I just received that shimmer paper and this is fabulous inspiration to use it. Wow!

  2. Ann, I love that you used that gorgeous die-cut as the base, and what a fabulous color combo. So beautifully feminine and a great use of the sketch. Love it!

  3. Love that die cut! This is a gorgeous color combination and definitely have those shimmer papers on my wish list. So glad you have Nueve there to keep you on track to see all the sights. Thanks for updating us.

  4. Claire Broadwater

    Ann, this is gorgeous!!!! I love the color combo! That Pretty Peacock is a favorite color of mine! The little pink flowers and the shimmery paper add so much detail and pop off this background. The sentiment is lovely, too!
    I can’t believe how many travels are in your future. Best Wishes at all the dog shows. Yes, Almost Heaven—- Safe travels, My Friend!

  5. Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

    I love a good diecut too so this is right up my street for sure Ann! Loving those shimmer papers and this unusual colour combo – the paper might need a second look, especially for special cards. Congratulations to Nueve – loving the travel update!

  6. Beautiful card 🤩👏👏 happy day

  7. Awwwwww, Nueve , your a good boy , and so beautiful ♥️♥️♥️
    And mommy cards always as beautiful as u ♥️

    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  8. Good boy Nueve and great pictures.
    Pretty card

  9. LeAnne Pugliese

    Oooh, I am loving those soft shimmer papers…I may have to take a second look at them! Love your color palette–and your choice of papers! Just beautiful!

  10. Bonnielee McGuire

    Wow! That really woke my eyes up this morning. I never expected the color combination and it is so lovely! Ahhh West Virginia! Thanks for sharing.

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