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Casual Fridays Big Treble for Paper Players #440

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week - and it's theme week.

I really wanted to use a quote that is in the Casual Fridays Big Treble set.  It really is a great sentiment.  Originally I was going to do a very clean and simple card and not put anything on the card other than the sentiment.  However, I went through my paper stash and found this gorgeous piece of paper.  It was originally 6x6, so I had to do some manipulation of the cutting to get it to fit my 4.25 width card.  

For my birthday, my bestie, Pammie, sent me some Uniball glitter pens and they are fabulous.  I decided to use the silver one on this card to add a little shimmer and shine to those florals. Here's a closeup:

Casual Fridays Big Treble Closeup (1 of 1)

It really is a different pen to the one that I normally use.  It is a true silver color and really does have little specs of glitter in it.

I mounted the sentiment to the card base using some fun foam.  Here's my card:

Casual Fridays Big Treble (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along this week.  The design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Yesterday the weather was glorious.  The sun was out.  It got to 72 degrees.  It was a great day to visit the nursery!  We went and bought some fresh herbs for our planter box and some flowers the hummer will love - when they finally get here!

We did have a single Oriole visit us after I posted on my blog yesterday.  He stayed around for about 10 minutes - had a couple of dots of jelly and a couple of bits of orange - and poofffff.. he was gone!  So we are hoping the Orioles that will stay will be quick to follow him.

We were sitting on the front porch and were so happy to see that our Barn Swallows are back!  We can't wait to see them flying in and out of the eaves of our porch and bringing up their babies.

last week I shared a photo of a sunrise - this week we have been blessed with some amazing sunsets.  Here are a couple of shots from one earlier this week:

Sunset over the wetland (1 of 1)

Sunset over the wetland2 (1 of 1)

The colors are just amazing.  They don't last long - but they are spectacular :-)

I'm off to make some cards today.  I'll be back tomorrow with another card and some more photos.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Sentiment:  Casual Fridays - Big Treble
  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White