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April 10, 2021

Leaves of Many Colors

Hello Stamplings!

How are you on this fine weekend, already ten days into April? I used to say we whooshed from one date to another, but that word seems inadequate nowadays, doesn't it?

Then I went to my The Saurus and found out that it really is the best word after all, although I do love the sound of velocious and I think we should bring it back into popular usage. Then again, it does sound an awful lot like ferocious, so maybe that's why it went into obsolation.

I'm looking out my window on a beautiful day in awe of the giant Japanese Maple tree fully festooned with new leaves. The green hue is almost neon bright and I'm not sure if the photo can capture it. Lots of plants are breaking out in many shades of fresh green and they are just lovely, but that towering maple green grabs all the attention. And I'm sure on the other side of the world you are equally in awe as you enjoy your leaves turning all the warm colors of fall!

Why all this talk about 🍃🍂🍁leaves🍁🍂🍃? 

You guessed it, that's the prompt word for this month's Twofer Card Challenge! And here are my makes to inspire you:
The leaf stem my card designs have in common is from Paper Smooches.

For my thinking of you design, I used a background I made during a crafty Zoom session with friends. This technique is called "faded water stenciling." It's a fun and easy technique which you can see demonstrated in a Splitcoast video by Dina Kowal. I've removed the sediment from the packaging so I can't tell you who makes it, but perhaps some kind reader will know. 

As you can tell by the rather plump glossifying, Hammy is home again!🐹 Because of the delay, he and Fitzwilliam🐸missed a fun tour of the Greek islands, but they were more than ready to be home! 

Haha, look at that winking! You should see it in real life! Even as tired as he was, he still kept a steady hand, bless him. I gold-embossed the sediment and decided a bit of beautiful leafy Washi tape was just the bit of sumpin' sumpin' the design needed.

Thank you

I hope you'll be able to join in with your leafy creations! We are delighted to have Guest Designers Alison and Natalie with us this month! You will be inspired by their designs, as well as the designs of the entire DT! I do appreciate all your support of the Twofer Card Challenge and I hope you have fun while increasing your stash!

I will leave you with a few more funnies from Mamie:
  • My wife asked me to take her to one of those restaurants where they make the food right in front of you. I took her to Subway and that's how the fight started.
  • During the Middle Ages they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies. Does anyone know if there is anything planned when this one ends?
  • I see articles about people my age mountain climbing. I feel good getting my leg through my underwear without losing my balance.

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As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse, especially since I've been slow with my return visits because of my back. Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower!

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