I’m Thankful For All You Do

Sometimes it is hard to say what is in your heart.  If the words just won’t come, maybe a card that speaks your thoughts is in order. I know in my case, there is someone whom I want to know I’m thankful for all she does.  Today’s card will be a tangible reminder of just how thankful I am.  It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players!

I'm Thankful for all you doThis week is our Clean and Simple Challenge week, and our hostess, sweet Claire, has a very timely theme for us: Signs of Autumn!  To me, nothing says autumn like the changing of the leaves. I can’t wait to see what signs of autumn YOU include on your card.  But before you run off to gather your stamps, papers, and inks, remember that when The Paper Players use the term “clean and simple”, we mean cards that:

Have minimal layers and embellishments
Have plenty of open space
Are simple and uncluttered

Colors Of The Day

I'm thankful for all you do

Colors Of The Day

I'm Thankful for All You Do

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s clean and simple card sports an abundance of open space.  Beautiful embossing adds interest and texture, while keeping a clean vibe.  Twigs, die cut from Oxidized Copper paper, add flashes of metallic shimmer, while Pretty Peacock Blooming Pearls add a pop of color.

I'm thankful for all you do

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Nueve’s Notes

Hey, everyone! It’s me, Nueve!  I had fun playing show dog this weekend.  We had a party after we were done showing.  All of the Boxer people were there. We had it behind the dog show building. My mom brought two different kinds of brownies to share.  I couldn’t have any of those, but there was also fruit. I got to eat some blueberries and strawberries. I also got to have chips. I had to show again because I was Bestest Boxer, so Michelle didn’t want me to eat too much. It was a long day, but afterwards, I got to lay on Mom’s leg while we watched a movie at the motel.  It was called “Hocus Pocus”.  It was about witches, and it had a kitty in it.

Nueve in motel

I was the Bestest Boxer on Sunday, too. To celebrate, Michelle took me outside and played with me. She likes to grab my Boxer butt.  I jump, and it makes her laugh.

Nueve at Joliet

We also played “Jump for the Meatball” and “Where’s the Meatball”? I LOVE the meatballs Mom gets for me.

Nueve in Joliet

She’s so silly. She had the meatball in her hand the whole time.  Even though I couldn’t see it, I could smell it. Sometimes Michelle forgets I have a good smeller.

Nueve JOliet

After we were done playing, Mom wanted to take a picture of me and Michelle with my ribbons. I won two days, so I had two ribbons. I double checked to make sure Michelle had both of them. She did.

Nueve in Joliet

I had a great time cuddling with Mom, eating chips with friends, and making Michelle smile. It’s all in a day’s work for me. I am a Working Dog. I am Good Boy Nueve.

i'm grateful for all you do

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  1. Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

    I love the coppery tones that come through with your leaf cluster Ann and the texture is just gorgeous – a great way to add interest and detail without distracting from the overall clean feel. Beautiful! Good boy Nueve too – another pair of ribbons!

  2. Ann, another GORGEOUS card with this stamp set! I love it! The shimmer and shine and all the texture makes my heart happy!
    Congratulations to Nueve and Mom, too! I love Hocus Pocus, too!

  3. Ann, I love your choice of colors for Joanne’s challenge! I don’t think I can get enough of those beautiful coppery ones. This is a beautiful card!
    Xoxo, Fran

  4. Ann, so much wonderful texture on this card and that touch of shimmer and shine takes it up another notch. Fabulous card

  5. Gorgeous card Ann. I love all of your choices. The colors, the papers and the embossing folder it all comes together for an elegant card.

  6. Tell Nueve that Hocus Pocus is a great movie to watch—scary and funny at the same time! And there’s nothing scary about your card…it’s beautiful! I keep forgetting I have some of that Oxidized Paper…I think I am a little intimidated by it, so I need to step out of the box and USE it! It adds just enough glam to your pretty card here!

  7. Stunning fall card! I love the texture from the embossing folder… my current fav! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Beautiful fall card!! Congrats Nueve!!

  9. I love the colors in your card.
    I especially enjoy the Nueve stories. Congratulations bestest boy Nueve…and Michelle.

  10. Beautiful card for the Fall season! Congrats to the Bestest Boxer, his owner and the handler, too.

  11. Beautiful card! I got my love for “leaves” from my mother. Love working with the fall colors. And congratulations to “The Bestest Boxer” for winning both Saturday and Sunday! Love the pictures of Michelle and Nueve!

  12. Not only a card for the win but Bestest Boxer for the win! Enjoying the fun photos of Michelle and Nueve playing.

  13. Awwwww, your baby, is so precious,
    And that card is beautiful and so FALL,
    hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  14. Absolutely beautiful card! Perfection! And the same with Nueve and Michelle.

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