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The Whole Herd for Paper Players #628

Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week!  Now, I cannot believe but I didn't have a stamp that tied directly to the theme.  How can that be?  How can I have all these stamps and not have a sentiment that fits the theme?!!!!  Luckily, I found one that worked in a new set that I received from some stmaps I bought on saale from MFT.  The set is called the Whlole Herd and it has a punny/funny sentiment that works.

This card forced me to do something I never feel comfortable doing - creating a scene.  No, not the kind of scene that gets you kicked out of shopping malls or taken off a plane in handcuffs... mind you, I wouldn't be comfortable making that kind of scene either :-)   Here's a sneak peek:

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And here is Claire's challenge:

I stamped and die-cut the elements for my scene and then used my blending brushes and cloud stencil to create the sky and grassy area for my animals.  I arranged them and popped some of the elements off the base using foam dots and added my sentiment. 

Here's my punny/funny get well card!


I hope you will join us and play along with Claire's challenge this week.  We would love to see your Get Well creations.  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Well, I can officially say we have packed a total of......... 2 whole boxes!  The great thing about packing is that you find things you have been looking for!  I bought some soft stone cardstock from Papertrey Ink months ago and haven't been able to find it!  Well, I found it today whilst packing up some card stock! :-)  I must admit, I am glad I am not having to move the boxes from my craft room.  It's amazing how much paper weighs.  I will be slowly packing up my craft room starting with the things that I don't use very often.  My stamps, inks and dies will be the last along with my die-cutting machines.  I'm hoping to leave those until the last weekend. 

The one thing we are running up against... space - or lack thereof - in which we can stack up the packed boxes.  So far we haven't had a lot to take to our local Saver's, but we will do a thorough touch of everything before it gets packed in a box for moving.  it's always so tough letting go of something that I purchased and treasured but truly believe in if one thing comes in, one thing must go out.    It is so tough making that decision.  Even with my stamping supplies.  If I haven't used something in the last 15-18 months, I send it to Saver's and hope that someone else will find them and give them a loving home and create something that will make someone smile.   At least that is what I tell myself as it helps me to part with them :-)

When we made the move here after selling our house, we knew this would be a short term move and knew that we would have to permanently downsize - that really was a forcing factor to sort out donations and items for sale.  It wasn't easy, but most of the stuff we know went to someone who is now appreciating it.

We have just over 3 weeks until moving day and we are hoping to be unpacked and settled in for my birthday, where I am hoping to cook a nice meal in the new kitchen :-)

Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps and dies:  Whole Herd - My Favorite Things
  • Stencil:  Clouds and Rolling Hills - My Favorite Things