Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's Been A Year!

Marion's Card
Today is the 1st anniversary of my blog & I now have 50 followers--thank you everyone for your encouragement & support! As I start my second year I'm posting my card for the challenge at a new blog I've joined called Muse. Marion's bright & cheery card is this week's inspiration. I haven't really joined the Washi tape revolution, so I used stamps to make my strips.  The little flower & star are from Penny Black's Sentiments set & the graphic image is from Penny Black's Puzzle Parts set. I really had fun making this card & hope you like it. The inks are Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe & Teal Zeal and VersaMagic Mango Madness.  The stickers are Recollection.  I wanted the card to have a bit of "me" & not be a total copy of the inspiration, so I added flowers.  The blue one is inked with the Teal Zeal & covered with Glossy Accents.  The white one is MFT Mini Rolled Rose with a pearl in the center.  The orange one is Recollections with a touch of Stickles yellow which is also added to the center of the blue flower & some of the little stamped ones.   
Would you like to help me celebrate?  How about a challenge?  All you have to do is CASE one of my first year's cards.  Then come back & leave a comment with a link to your blog or photostream showing your card.  Don't forget to say which card you CASED.  Challenge will end March 10 at 8pm PST. 3 winners will get a little prize from me. I'm so glad you stopped by & hope you'll consider entering my challenge.

40 comments:

  1. I love how you created your own strips with stamps, Greta! Wonderful card!

    Happy one year Blogiversary to you! Fun idea to have a challenge to celebrate! I'll try and find some time to join in! :)

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  2. Happy anniversary!! Love this card, Greta... especially the blues and yellows. I'm off to review the past year and see what I can come up with for your challenge!

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  3. Happy blogaversary, Greta!! I love the idea of having a challenge :) Now to pick a card!
    I love the flowers - perfect touches on them too with the shine & sparkle!

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  4. Congrats on your blogaversary! Time flies when you are having doesn't it? Your card is so fun... a great take on the Muse card.

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  5. Lovely take on the Muse card. x

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  6. Congrats on the anniversary! Hope you continue to have fun.

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  7. Happy Blogaversary! I love your Muse card and the challenge. I will be browsing your blog to find a card to CASE. I am also your newest follower, you now have 51 followers. :)

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  8. Well done on your first year Greta. Your card is delightful. love the colours. What to choose? You have done some incredible cards over this past year. What fun I'm going to have searching your archives.

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  9. Happy Bloggiversary, Greta. It's mine too. Isn't this craft fun? Will have to go check out your cards.

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  10. Congratulations on you blogversary Greta. Isn't it amazing how another year passes by so quickly. If I can find some extra time I would love to try taking part in your challenge. I like your card by the way.....the color combo is so upbeat and Spring-y to me.....something us Wisconsites sorely need!

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  11. Congrats on your blogiversary :) This card is darling. Like you I am not a washi-addict. My card for this Muse challenge was my first ever use of washi (and possibly last ever, lol)

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  12. Congrats on your anniversary Greta! Wonderful patterns and colors!!!

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  13. Happy Blogaversary, Greta! Fabulous graphic look and those little flowers just add that touch of softness! I haven't any washi either so went with stamps too ... Anita in France :)

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  14. Congrats on your blogversary, Greta! Love how you created the strips with stamping! Such a great idea to have this fun challenge to celebrate!

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  15. Hello Greta
    My goodness one year! I remember how you were a little hesitant with the whole idea of starting up, but I for one am glad you did, you must admit it has been enjoyable, not just for you but for me and your followers as well. If I have the time Greta I will case one of your cards, I have only ever cased one other and that was Rosies a few years back. You have made some beautiful cards and I do believe you have developed a style that is kind to the eye, great take on the washi tape, but it is your little flowers that I love and make this card special.
    Have a great weekend.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  16. Happy Blogerversary! Fab card :) x

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  17. Great take on the Muse card. I love how you followed the overall design but put your own touches on it.

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  18. Congrats on your blogaversary! Love the strips that you have created for this card and those sweet embellishments :) I will have to give your challenge a go - there is no shortage of inspiration amongst your cards!

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  19. Happy Blogiversary Greta!! I'm so glad you decided to start a blog as you inspired me to keep mine going my friend:). I love how you used stamps to make your patterned strips! And the cluster of flowers is the perfect "Greta" touch!

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  20. beautiful take on the challenge! love how you interpreted it...excellent!

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  21. Happy Blog Anniversary! I think your card is great - love the touch of the stickles.

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  22. Happy Blog Anniversary. I love your MUSE card - the added sparkle, the flowers, the choice of colours.

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  23. Cute cute! Love your take on the striped pattern and those three flowers that are all different work so well together! Great card! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  24. Here it is Greta. Inspired by this one in Oct 2012

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  25. Happy blogaversary, Greta! It goes by fast, doesn't it? Your card is a beautiful take on the inspiration one. Love that you stamped the strips and added your own touch with the flowers.

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  26. Woot! I had time to play yesterday :) Here's my card post:
    http://onecraftymama-onecraftymama.blogspot.ca/2013/02/gretas-blogaversary-challenge.html

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  27. Hi Greta,
    First ~ Happy "One" Year Blog Birthday! Wow! I just started a blog at the beginning of February, and what a wonderful decision that was! Even though I'm a novice to card-making, people have been so supportive and encouraging with my 'attempts' to enter challenges. This leads me to
    THANK YOU for your comment on my Grammy-Super Baba card! I'm very much touched by your compliment, especially in light of how GORGEOUS your creations are! When someone with your talent recognizes something 'pretty' in my undertakings - and invests time to let me know - that has impact! Your thoughtful, heart-warming gesture amps up my motivation to 'carry on'.

    I think your idea to celebrate by inviting us to 'case' one of your cards is nifty! It'll be challenging to narrow the selection down to 'just one', as all are so lovely!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    carol

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  28. Hello Greta
    As promised I have cased a Card, there is a bit of me in it, I hope you don't mind!!!!
    http://scrumplescrunch.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/a-cased-card.html
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  29. I found some time to play, Greta! Here's the link to my blog post: http://bdengler4.blogspot.com/2013/02/case-ing-greta.html

    I realized after finishing my card, that you had never really blogged about the card I CASED. It was in your photostream though - hope that's okay! Thanks for the fun! :)

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  30. Very pretty card,Congrad on your one year...

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  31. Sorry I'm a new follower,scrappinggg.blogspot.com/

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  32. Happy one year anniversary, Greta! Love your card and love stopping by your blog! Keep up the good work!

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  33. Where have I been?? I didn't know you had a blog, Greta, but I definitely will be coming back to visit. Will try to do a CASE of one of your cards before the deadline, too. Congrats on your one year anniversary!

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  34. Happy Blogsverary Greta! What a fun way to celebrate, I'd love to try CASEing your cards!

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  35. Here's my CASE of one of your cards... http://www.flickr.com/photos/madcatink/8513785274/in/photostream. There's a link in my post indicating which of yours I chose. Since it is one of your Flickr photos, rather than a blogged card, I will be back for another go! I hope you like it!

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  36. Hi Greta, congratulations on your first year anniversary. I cased one of your beautiful creations, here's my card http://www.flickr.com/photos/58689756@N08/8516596946/in/photostream
    Such a special way to celebrate, I hope the best years are yet to come!!

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  37. Hi Greta, I am so glad that I managed to make a card for this challenge. Here is my CASed card http://walchowdesign.blogspot.nl/2013/03/cased-gg-creations.html

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  38. Happy Blog Birthday. It's always so exciting to have a blog birthday and the first is a major step.

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  39. I apologize for getting on board so late, but I'm off to check out your gallery and join in the fun...Happy 1st anniversary, fellow nurse :-)

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  40. Hi Greta,
    I CASE'd one of your beautiful cards, and put the link in my Flickr gallery. Here is mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44608797@N00/8533274420/in/photostream/

    Thanks so much for including all of us in your celebration! I hope this has been a great anniversary for you...(HUGS)

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