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No Bones About it for Paper Players # 257

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us:

When I saw this color combo I immediately thought of a masculine type card and, as I needed some boy cards for the 2015 Cards for a Cause card drive, I decided this was the perfect color choices.
However, I had to find a stamp set that would work.   Mmmm.... I had to have a long hard think about what set I would use - especially as I don't have that many boy type sets.   Then I remembered I had a set that I had purchased from the 2015 SU catalog called No Bones About It.
I decided to have some fun with the colors and a gel roller pen.   Here's my card:
No Bones about it
For the background trees I used a new stamp from Tim Holtz and for the base I used a retired Stampin' Up! stamp called Wonderfully Worn.   I used my gel roller pen to highlight the bones on each of the dinosaurs for a little added interest.
I stamped the bones of the Crumb Cake dinosaur in Bermuda Bay and vice versa.  I'm looking forward to using this set again for more cards for the card drive.
The Players have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration, so I hope you will check them out and then come back and play with us.
On a personal note:
OK.   I need you all to cover your ears 'cos I'm about to scream.  NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!   It can't be!!!!  NOOOOOOOOO!!!   The leaves are starting to turn on some of the trees; the grasses in the wetland are starting to turn brown.   It's only the first week in August and I. AM. NOT. READY. FOR. FALL!!!!!  Do you think that if I shout loud enough, and stamp my foot enough, it's going to turn back time and make summer last just a little longer.  Seriously, I am so not ready for fall... cos that means 5-6 months of cold weather and no color and this year, I am just not ready!  OK.  Rant over!  I think you all got the point :-)
I do have a couple of photos to share with you tonight:
How about these gorgeous little things?  We have seen so few of them this year.
Mommyandbabies (1 of 1)
Aren't they adorable?   She is such a good mommy and has kept them hidden and out of sight - and safe - and only now that they are bigger has she brought them to feed.
Lou and I were talking about Charlie and wondering how long he had been with us.  Thanks to my blog, we determined that he has been with us for 5 years and a couple of days!  It's hard to believe that he has been a part of our household for that long and he still plays like a kitten.  He really is my constant companion and is rarely far from me.  When I am crafting he is usually curled up on his climber - just like this:
Charliecat (1 of 1)
He runs up and down the climber like a monkey enticing me to play "catch the tail" and he will do that for as long as I am prepared to take a break from crafting.   "His" climber is between my crafting desk and my big shot area, so he gets to swipe at me everytime I go past him to use my big shot - especially if I go past and ignore him.
It's so hard to believe that someone could have hurt such an incredibly intelligent and loyal little cat.  It was a lucky day for all of us when Lou rode out into the country on his bicycle and found him by the side of the road. 
Well, I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
card recipe:
  • Stamps:  No Bones About It - Stampin' Up!.  Tim Holtz - Tree Line.  Background stamp:  Wonderfully Worn - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!
  • Card stock: Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay