Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thinking of You



Spent the morning working in the yard with hubby.  He had pruned the arborvitae & some tree branches.  He raked & I picked put the debris into the bin.  It's always nice to finish a project where you see the results of your hard work.  Figured I'd earned some crafting time, so put off the housework--nothing new for me--LOL!  


Decided to combine the Play Date Cafe Challenge colors of cream, melon & cantaloupe with the Impression Obsession Pack Your Bags challenge.  I had to get creative with this one, so let me explain.  My next trip is going to be a visit to my cousin & his family (& hopefully some cardmaking friends!) in Indianapolis.  One of the city's nicknames is Circle City.  My folks were married in the church on The Circle.  Now you know why my card is made with circles created with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  My cousin lives on a beautiful street with large lots & many trees.  I used my IO tree die, DIE006V & stamped it with the coordinating stamp from Solid Tree, 3115-XL.  After stamping with Versafine Vintage Sepia, I sponged on some green ink & then covered it with Versamark & clear embossed it.  I die cut a second tree from thin cardboard & attached it to the stamped tree to make my own chipboard.  The green circle is stamped with the IO Screen Cover-a-Card, CC049 & the cream card base is embossed with a Sizzix folder.  I have been thinking about my Indiana family, so this sentiment from the Solid Tree stamp set was perfect. I finished it off with a bit of cream twill & some green gems.  I hope your weekend was enjoyable & thanks so much for stopping by. 

21 comments:

  1. Hello Greta
    I love circle cards and this is a beauty with its pastel colours, I always have issues with the card standing, it tends to roll, but you seem to have mastered this problem....please let me in on the secret.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Wow! Love this, Greta! The layered circles look wonderful and the texture and colors are so beautiful together!

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  3. What a beauty. Love the way the circles are layered. And the texture on the circle is great.

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  4. Greta, I am so HAPPY to find your blog :)
    Your card is gorgeous, love the layered paper and tree with ribbon on it. So sweet!
    (Helen G. | http://byheleng.wordpress.com)

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  5. I love the layered circles and the blingy tree! And it's great to hear the story behind the card.

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  6. Greta, this is an elegant card and the tree works well with the circles.

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  7. Greta, this is just so beautiful and elegant too! Very clever with the city name too! Your use of CAC and sentiment are awesome too! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too.

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  8. Greta, that was such a wonderful heartfelt post. You've done a brilliant job of telling a story with your pretty card and I thank you for sharing all the sentimental layers of how the card came to be!!

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  9. Love the story behind the layered circles! This is wonderful Greta!

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  10. Love how the tree looks on the circles, Greta! You are always so creative with dies! Wishing you a lovely trip to your cousin!

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  11. Great circle card!Love your colors,the tree is Awesome!Love the story on your blog,Have a great trip!!!

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  12. Oh I love circle cards . . . your card is so sweet and meaningful and very pretty!

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  13. Sweet circle card...love that tree!

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  14. very cool card! love the story behind the circles, it's perfect! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  15. Using the circle as design is a great idea, immediately it's fresh because it's out of the ordinary. The tre is awsome too!

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  16. Greta: the inspiration behind this card - your upcoming trip to visit family in Indianapolis, the wonderful connection to your parents' marriage in Circle City, the treed street - adds another significant layer of 'beauty' to this stunning card! Your post is heart-warming, thoughtful and absolutely lovely!! Have an excellent trip!!
    c

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  17. Wonderful card...love that circle and your tree is so beautiful. All the wonderful bling on your tree just makes your card sparkle...

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  18. I love your card and the story behind it.
    Hubby often goes to Indie for business.
    I have stayed on the circle there a couple of times, right by the Church...such pretty Plaza!
    How fun it is for me to realize that we both have some Hoosiers in our family!

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  19. Very neat card! Love your idea to add green to the tree and clear emboss it, I bet it looks really cool in real life! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  20. Great card! It makes it even more beautiful to know the story behind it! Tfs

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  21. Beautiful sentiment, lovely texture and gorgeous colors...a winning design! So pretty!

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