Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Saturday

Wow--summer has arrived in Western Oregon!  Low-mid 90s before July 4th is definitely NOT what we're used to around here.  I'm about to hop the fence & join the pool party at the neighbor's--LOL!  Martha, my friend in Texas, will be laughing at me, I know. Actually, we have air conditioning making the house a great environment for making cards so that's what I did today.  If you were following the Penny Black blog this week, you know they just released new stamp sets & the first ever Penny Black Creative Dies.  My card is made with the cute Transparent set summer fun, 30-107.  If you're not big on coloring you may think little images aren't for you, but I discovered it's not so intimidating to color a small image.  I even managed to add a bit of shading to my flowers.  The Madison Paper Pad has a great variety of designs & I decided to try some paper weaving with the polka dotted papers.  I used a Spellbinders oval in the center & popped up the panel over my flowers. This narrow grograin ribbon was a gift many years ago & I love the look with these little flowers.  Enjoy your weekend, whatever the weather, and thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Added note: Joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

26 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Love that bright happy card. The colors are great and the strip & ribbon set it all off so nicely.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the paper weaving! Great design. Enjoy the summer!

cm said...

Greta, stunning! Absolutely stunning! Love the paper-weaving, the colours and the vase of flowers is just tooooooo darn cute. Can you believe I don't have any PB products in my collection! What rock have I been hiding under! Time to come out and do some shopping; look out PB new releases...here I come! Hope your sweltering temperatures drop down a bit; we're in similar unusually warm weather here, too! I'm not good at handling heat (or cold), but sunny days are a treat, all the same! Have a great Saturday evening!
c

Virginia L. said...

Love the cheery colors! I love the use of diecut and ribbons, Greta! Like you, I don't mind tackling the small area for coloring :) Saw your lovely card over PB Facebook! Happy 4th of July!

judkajudi said...

Greta, this is so darned adorable!! Great idea to weave the papers!! That little image shines!!

Nat said...

wow Greta, this is a fab design! I totally adore the pp's and white space. These flowers are wonderful too! Enjoy the weather Summer will be over before we know it!! :)

Penny Ward said...

Super Duper cute. I love the weaved papers...yikes, looks like a lot of work, but so worth it. Love how the tiny flowers just jump off the card!!!

Rosemary said...

oh what a cute, cute card, greta!! love the paperweaving... looks fabulous with the little vase of flowers!

joy said...

Greta, those polka dot papers are my favorites in the Madison paper pad! I would never have thought of weaving them this way - so very clever of you! And, I love that little vase of flowers framed in the oval. Great design!!

Martha said...

Greta, what a SWEET...SWEET...card! WOW, I love the design, the pretty colors & the FABULOUS paper-weaving. Beautifully done!

OH, I'm SO sorry to hear you are in the "low-mid 90s"! I literally laughed-out-loud, even before you mentioned my name. My husband was seated next to me, & I HAD to read your comment to him. Our highs have been in the mid to upper 100s. Today's high was 107...and to think it's ONLY June! It's been quite miserable! Tomorrow we are supposed to get a COLD-front, the high will be 98. HA...HA...! I'll take your "low-mid 90s", right about now! However, it's good to know you do have air-conditioning! We couldn't survive without it. Stay cool!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very pretty card with the vibrant colours, love the cute little image. Enjoy the heat ! Shirleyx

Virginia L. said...

Just noticed the paper-weaving now...I was "blind" :) Gorgeous!!

Dawn Turley said...

what an awesome card Greta. I saw this on FB and just had to come straight away to see the gorgeous weaving in detail. All together, one superb card.

Sue Butler said...

Oh goodness Greta how gorgeous is this, it is fun and bright and altogether joyful, a wonderful unique design.
Smiles :)
Sue

Jessi Fogan said...

JEALOUS :) Air conditioning would feel very nice right now! It's not that hot, but the humidity is at 94% - and IT'S NOT RAINING. Ugh!
That paper weaving is AWESOME! Love the textured look it gives. Love the recessed frame, and the cute image, and that skinny grosgrain is neat!

Nancy said...

Hi Greta! It is ghastly hot in my part of the world too. Your card is amazing! I love the woven paper, and the design and colors are so cheerful and bright! Great design!

Miranda said...

Hi Greta! Your card is very pretty! And I have some awesome news.....YOU WON 2 STAMP SETS FROM CARDZ TV FOR THE SURPRISE BLOG HOP FOR MARY ANN! Please send me your mailing address and full name to miranda at nanasscrapspot.com. Thanks, Miranda :)

Robin K. said...

Hi Greta! We had a spell of that horribly hot weather too- now all it does is rain every day:(. Good excuse to stay inside and craft! I adore your card design! The paper weaving adds so much! And you're right about smaller images- so much less intimidating to color:). Stay cool, my friend!

Lisa said...

The woven polka dot paper is out of this world Greta! This is a cute image too and you colored it perfectly!

Bonnie said...

I love the woven polka dot paper! A perfect frame for these sweet flowers!

alexandra s.m. said...

I just love your darling card Greta and I think you are absolutely right, coloring small images is actually less intimidating ;-)

Thank You (hope you received my email)

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Very Pretty card!Love your paper!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card! Love the paper weaving and your coloring of those sweet flowers.

Kailash said...

Wow Greta, such gorgeous paper weaving, the little stamped image is so sweet with those pretty bright colors!!!

Stacy said...

You should be so proud of this card. The paper weaving is gorgeous! I love the colors and the flowers are so sweet!

Misiówa i Spółka:-) said...

Beautiful and graceful card :)),greetings:))))