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Hello You for Paper Players #251

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulously talented Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a really versatile sketch for us.

I knew that I wanted to use some of my new English Garden DSP and create a feminine card.  I really do like the colors in this DSP pack and am proving to myself that I can make these larger patterns work on a card.  :-)
I used some Silver Glimmer Paper, which I colored with a red Copic marker.  The colors work with the DSP, but add that little bit of sparkle and shine.
Here's my card:
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I mounted the DSP and focal layers onto Blushing Bride cardstock and the sentiment was stamped from the Inky Antics Simple Sentiments set.

And, yes, Colleen... this is dejavu for you.  You were one of the few people who saw this card early last Sunday, before it was pointed out to me that I had published this week's challenge a week early!!!!

The design team have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration.   I hope you will check them out and then come back and play along with our challenge.

On a personal note:
Well... I missed the Aurora Borealis display across Minneapolis this week.   I was really bummed by that.  Then I learned that there is a site that monitors the Aurora activity and you can pay a nominal amount of money (like $5 per month) and they will send you alerts based on your location.  I immediately signed up for that.    After all, seeing the Aurora Borealis is one of the things still left on my life list and $5 a month to make sure that I don't miss it again on the very rare times it comes this far south.   Imagine my surprise when I got an email saying that we were under a storm watch.   I've nver been that excited to be under a "storm watch".   Sadly, the "storm watch" was cancelled about an hour ago!!!!
The weather was glorious this afternoon.   The humidity dropped and a slight breeze came up.   I sat with Lou in our screened in porch after I had made a few cards.  It was gorgeous sitting out there.  We really are very blessed.
Here's a photo of one of our visitors.  He and his friends are ALWAYS welcome.  Sadly they are not nesting in this box, he was just using it as a perch!  They are, however, nesting in the box that we put out in the wetland.
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I thought I would introduce you to our beautiful female cat Muffin.   Muffin is another rescue and she's a diluted calico.  She's 14 years old and is an absolute darling and really, really pretty.  She has the softest green eyes and a wonderful personality. 
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Oh yeah.... and Muffin isn't scared of this guy either.  In the old house, Muffin would sit at the screen door at the deck and try to attack the Racoon if they came anywhere near the door.   Muffin might be the only female in our house (other than me, of course!) but she is scared of NOTHING.  She even growls when someone rings the doorbell :-)  I caught this shot of the Racoon at the feeder at 9.45 pm, so it's not the greatest shot because the light was fading very fast.
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Well,  I'll be back with another card tomorrow night.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
  • Card stock: Whisper White.  Blushing Bride
  • DSP:  English Garden
  • Stamp:  Inky Antics - Simple Sentiments
  • Die:  Hello You Thinlets