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Paper Players 370 – jkcards

Paper Players 370

Hello friends. I missed my post on Friday because I woke up and found my little friend Winston had passed away in the night. I miss him so much. I can’t remember a time that he hasn’t been around. I was lucky enough to have spent 16 years with my best friend. It really is true, your furry friends become a part of the family and the loss leaves a big empty space. Heather came over on Friday and spent the day with me working from my house. I managed to keep myself busy over the weekend. I spent the morning at Jim’s on Saturday and then we went to dinner and watched a few episodes of The Fall. Yesterday I was at the Glam Slam Fundraiser and that was a lot of fun! I ran into someone that I used to work with at Pergament back when I was 18!! Such a small world. 😀

To start off the week I have my card for the Paper Players challenge…

One of my favorite challenges! Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I added a piece of Solar White 80lb that I embossed with the We R Memory Keepers Woodgrain Embossing Folder. My tree is cut from another piece of Solar White 110lb using the Concord & 9th Trim the Tree Die. I used the lights from the Concord & 9th Trim the Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set and WOW! Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder on my die cut tree and then adhered it to the card with 3M Foam Tape. The greeting is from the Concord & 9th Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed onto a piece of Solar White 80lb that I cut out with the Concord & 9th Ribbon Banner Die with more Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder. Some more 3M Foam Tape adheres that to the tree and the card is done. I do love a white on white card, you can do so much with a little dimension! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thank you for coming by to see me on a Monday! Have a great day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Trim The Tree and Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Rich Pale Gold (WOW!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain We R Memory Keepers)

Dies: Trim the Tree and Ribbon Banner (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)




38 Replies to “Paper Players 370”

  1. I think Winston was a Schnauzer. I have an 11 year old Schnauzer by the name of Heidi. I hope to have her for many more happy years. SOOOO sorry for you loss. How about a picture of Winston.
    I enjoy reading your Notes each morning and finding out about you and the weather in New York. Usually so different from here in Northern California. Thanks for the beautiful card idea.
    Again sorry for your loss.

    1. Yes Glenna, Winston was a schnauzer. Thank you. I still look for in the mornings.
      I’m glad that I can still entertain you after all of the time. Thank you. 🙂

  2. Justin, so very sorry for you loss. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a pet and how lonely it is without them. Love your White on White card, another easy to replicate card. RIP Winston

  3. So sorry for your loss of your long-time furry buddy. It’s a rough time for you, so thank goodness you have friends and family who are there to help you through.

  4. Oh Justin – what a heartbreak to have Winston pass on. I’m so sorry that he is gone from your life but he will remain in your heart.
    Your card for today is gorgeous. I too love white on white, especially when there is just a touch of glitz on it. Fabulous card today my friend.

    1. Thank you Grace. Yes he will always have a special place in my heart and he will be missed terribly.
      I’m glad that you like the card. 🙂

  5. I’m so sorry that your Winston passed over the rainbow bridge. We lost our little Hannah last year at 15-1/2 and I’m still heartbroken. Hugs to you.

  6. Oh noooo Justin I am so sorry to hear about Winston. He was such a sweet animal, and I know he was your buddy. Sending big hugs to you. Love your beautiful WOW creation, especially the gold embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at the PP 🙂

  7. I am so sorry. Pets are your family, and their loss is so painful. I’m glad family and friends are close by to help you through this. Glad to hear your fundraiser was successful and you had a great time! Double win.

    Awesome card, love the white with touches of gold

    1. Thank you Linda. He is missed every day. The fundraiser was a great time.
      Glad that you enjoyed the card, thank you! 🙂

  8. My heart goes out to you Justin over the loss of your beloved Winston.
    And your card is gorgeous, BTW.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about Winston. I hope you find comfort in the many happy memories. Gorgeous card, so elegant!

  10. Oh Justin, I’m sorry to hear of Winston’s passing. I know how hard it is to lose our sweet furry family members. I hope you can find comfort in knowing you gave Winston a loving home. God Bless and Comfort you.

  11. Justin,
    I just read this post. I’m so very sorry about Winston. I lost my little Pekingese (Savannah) in September. She too went during the night. As hard as that is, it is so much easier than having to end their lives at the vet office. I know the empty feeling you have right now. I’m still feeling it too. We were lucky to have all the happiness they brought us. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    1. Hi Gerri,
      Thank you. I’m happy that he went at home and that I didn’t have to have him put to sleep. He will always be missed.

  12. I’m so sorry to hear about Winston. Pets are certainly family and you will miss him always. Hugs from Kansas. Love the card!

  13. Oh Justin, it is with a heavy heart that I read your post. I am so sorry about the loss of your fur-baby. Such a hard thing to deal with and they always leave us too soon. I hope you have good memories! Despite that, your card is stunning and I love the banner die you’ve used. So glad you could join us at The Paper Players!

  14. Oh my !! That’s such a wonderful card !! I like white-on-white so much, it gives such a peaceful feeling.

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