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Beautiful Friendships for Paper Players #463

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge and it's color week:

My problem with this color scheme was how to make a card using obviously Halloween colors - but not make a Halloween card :-)  Mind you, one of my besties does celebrate her birthday on Halloween... so the colors and the birthday card are perfect for her :-)
I started with a Vanilla base... I know... shock!  Me using a non-white base!  I began by stamping the flowers onto the base and then added the sentiment onto the focal layer.  I die-cut it and mounted the top panel on fun foam.   Here's my card:
Stitched All Round Beautiful Friendship (1 of 1)
The sentiment is from the Stitched All Round set and that fabulous die is from Sizzix.  I hope you will play along with us this week.  As usual, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Mmmmm... so look what greeted us when we awoke on Saturday morning!


Yep... that white stuff would be snow!!!   We were lucky though, as we only got a dusting and it's due to get back to the early 60s this week, so this stuff isn't hanging around for long :-)

I was sitting at my desk on Friday and had a little visitor come and have a snack at the bird food!  We see so few deer these days, that they are always a very welcome site.  (our city mayor decided that deer were dangerous, so had a licensed cull.... don't even get me started on that topic!)  But that's the reason we see so few.  I'm thrilled to report that she's traveling around with a couple of babies, too.

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:  Beautiful Friendship. Stitched All Round.  Both Stampin' Up!
  • Die:  Sizzix