Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Back Home & PTI Blog Hop

I had a wonderful week visiting my cousin & his family in Indy. His wife planned lots of activities to keep us busy while he was at work. On Saturday the rain & humidity were gone & a group of us took the Segway tour along the canal downtown.  Oh what fun & I actually had no trouble maneuvering the Segway! From there I had the special treat of meeting my friend, LindaWe connected in July 2010 when she saw my layout of Indy pictures & we've been friends ever since. 
Turned out Joy O., Kathy W. & Deborah N. were at her house for a crafting party, so I met all of them! There's a picture in Linda's photostream.

September-Blog-HopIt was a long day of travel, but I had seen the PTI Blog Hop theme while waiting for my connecting plane in Minneapolis (I waved to Barb & Linda W.) so had an idea of what I wanted to do. A week of no cardmaking had me in withdrawl, so before bed I made my card. 
I used a cardstock circle frame for the base to glue on die cut felt leaves from PTI's set The Sweet Life. I used spray adhesive to attach the burlap to a square of kraft cardstock which was then mounted to the card front & the wreath was attached with foam tape. The sentiment which expresses my feelings to my dear cousin & his wife is from PTI Lovely Leaves.
Lots of catching up to do, so I'll be visiting you soon. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the hop!

Edited to add: I'm entering my Autumn card in the Penny Black & More challenge. Edited to add: I'm also entering the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.


28 comments:

  1. love your card, greta... the felt and burlap look absolutely fabulous together! looks (and sounds) like you had a fabulous time visiting your family and getting to meet crafty friends!!

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  2. Lovely rustic autumnal wreath. The felt and burlap compliment each other perfectly.

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  3. So glad you had a great time with your family! How fun to meet your friends as well! I really like your card ~ burlap is so in right now. The felt leaves are just perfect!

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  4. Looks like you all had a fabulous time! I loved your photos. Beautiful card too, love your use of burlap, so fall!

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  5. So glad you're back! Sounds like you had a fabulous time visiting family and meeting up with friends! I've missed you, your posts, your cards and your comments, so seeing this today has me happy dancing! Such a pretty card; the burlap and felt creates such a warm, cozy feeling! Wonderful!!
    c

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  6. I got to ride a segway last summer-- it was so fun!
    Your card is lovely! I love the texture you added with the burlap!

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  7. Sounds like you had a WONDERFUL time!! Great pictures too!
    and I LOVE your card!! So PRETTY!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  8. Love your felt on the burlap! And how fun that you were able to meet up with a bloggy friend, and even more crafting folks!

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  9. So great to finally meet in person! Glad you could come by and meet everyone! Hugs.

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  10. How FUN to ride the Segway as I have seen them everywhere in the bog city tours! It must have been awesome to meet all the crafting friends! (Linda is a sweetie!). I love that you used felt for the wreath (I happen to have a post about felt next)! The colors are perfect for fall!

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  11. Glad you're back, Greta! Your card is super cute - love the burlap and felt combo! Sounds like your Indy trip was a great one!

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  12. The felt & burlap go together beautifully!

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  13. You're back! Yay! Your visit sounds like it was a lot of fun! I love that you got crafty before you fell into "ah, my own bed" bed! And I love what you did, Great! Sweet and rustic with tons of texture!!

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  14. Beautiful card Greta. Looks like you had a great time on the Segways

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  15. Felt and burlap go great together...your card is so sweet....I just want to touch the wreath !!!

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  16. Welcome back Greta! Looks like you had quite an adventure!!! Those Segways look like so much fun! And how awesome you were able to meet so many Flickr pals!!! I loooooove your card- the burlap and felt are wonderful!

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  17. What a wonderful Fall card, Greta! I love all the texture of the felt and burlap!

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  18. It must have been fun to be on the segways. Lovely fall card and love the burlap with the velt!

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  19. So fun to meet crafting friends Greta, seems like an enjoyable time for you in Indy:-) Love your sweet card, the bright colors are so pretty on the burlap!!

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  20. Your card is filled with rustic charm. Your use of texture is wonderful.

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  21. Hello dear Greta!
    I've enjoyed your post so much!
    How wonderful that you too could meet and then more friends?!
    So happy for you!!

    I cannot believe you still had enough energy to make this beauty especially since you were traveling from the east! wow! I love the fabulous wreath and your idea of using burlap for the background is genius!

    Hugs~

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  22. gorgeous texture and design. love this wreath!! so nice you got to meet Linda :) Hope we meet next year :)

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  23. I love this cute wreath! Great colors and textures. Very nice.

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  24. Greta, the textures and colors on this are wonderful!

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  25. Welcome back, Greta! The segways look like lots of fun! Love the texture you've created with the burlap, felt and gemstones!

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  26. Greta, this is gorgeous!! I love the combo of burlap and felt. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  27. beautiful! so much texture and color...i love it :)

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