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Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and I have a sketch for you:

I decided to make this card for a work colleague who is coming up for her 3rd year of being cancer free.  I thought the image, and the sentiment, from Beautiful You would be perfect to express congratulations on reaching this milestone.

I'm also entering this card in the Time Out Challenge

The friend this card is for - would love this quote!

To add some interest to the background, I used my Altenew die-cut.  I didn't want to detract too much from the focal image, so decided to die-cut it in white and back it onto white.

I die-cut a circle and stamped my image onto that.  I used some old SU DSP to paper piece the dress and hat.  I added a little bit of color and the image was complete.  I popped it up on some fun foam and added the sentiment.  To add a little shimmer and shine, I cut a piece of glimmer paper and placed it underneath the sentiment.

Here's a closeup:

Life Looks Beautiful (1 of 1)-3

I really do think there is a wonderful sense of freedom and happiness with this simple image.  It's wonderful.

Here's my card:

Life Looks Beautiful (1 of 1)-2

I added the same image to the envelope:

Life Looks Beautiful Envelope (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along this week.  As usual, the design team have some fabulous creations as inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Well, if I thought it was cold when I posted my Paper Players card last week..... it's certainly going to be much colder today!   We are expecting about 6-8 inches of snow and wind chills from -35 to -55.  Yes, that really is MINUS 55!  Lou is going to go out and make sure the birds and animals have lots of warming food out to help them get over this little spell.   We don't seem to have much let up either, as mid-week we are expecting historic lows.  I swear my feet are cold just thinking about it!

I'm hoping to get into my craft room to make some cards today.  If I do, then I will be back later in the week with some cards for you.  In the meantime, stay warm and warm hugs for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



  • Cardstock:  Blushing Bride - SU.  Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Gina K Amalgam Black.  Copic Markers
  • Silver paper:  Tonic Studios