Sunday, February 9, 2014

Blessing from God


Pixies Crafty Workshop


Click here for my DeNami Blog Hop card.

Down to the wire for the ODBD L-O-V-E recipe challenge.  I checked Dynamic Duos & found one of my favorite color combos: light green & soft pink.  Now I had the needed inspiration to create a card I really love.  It will be perfect for my college roommate who lives in the Midwest.  We've only seen each other a few times over the past 40 years, but I was overjoyed to get a lovely letter from her this past Christmas.  All the papers are snippets, so I'm also entering Pixies Snippets Playground.  
The stamps are ODBD Each Minute & Sweet William small.  The leaves are cut with a Penny Black die. I'm down to a small piece of this beautiful pink shimmer paper which was a great match for the flowers embossed on vellum using VersaMagic Pink Petunia. The vellum was attached over white cardstock & Liquid Pearls are added to the centers. Barely able to use the Cuttlebug embossing folder at the angle I wanted, but was able to stop just before it would have ruined the edge of the paper.  Gotta find more of this beautiful ribbon--only had a yard & it's almost gone now.  
L--layers, leaves O--ovals V--vellum E--embossing
Temps are above freezing, but socked in with no sun.  It's a good thing since we don't want 13 inches of snow to melt too quickly.  Had a wonderful treat this morning when I spotted a pair of Varied Thrush at the feeder.  Last time I had noted one was in 2008! The female flew away, but I managed to snap a picture of the male while he was in our apple tree (that's ice on the branches).  Hope you've had something nice happen today & thanks so much for stopping by.
Edited to Add: also entering Die Cut Divas, thanks to Dawn's reminder.

30 comments:

  1. The design of this card is just gorgeous Greta with wonderful composition, I also love the Pink palette.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. love this design, your flowers and ribbon highlighting the sentiment, just softly beautiful.

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  3. This is such a pretty card...pretty colours and pretty design.
    I have that same shimmer texturedcard and have very little left as well...I save it for special cards like your here...

    I am going to have to go on a wee search to find some more!

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  4. Oh, Greta, your card is GORGEOUS! And I love your recipe for this week's challenge! I love the pink and the beautiful Sweet William flowers with the leaves, and what a wonderful quote! You have aced this week's ODBD Shining the Light challenge once again, sweet friend! So glad you made it! Warm hugs!

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  5. Beautiful card Greta and a beautiful sentiment!! I think your friend will see the love you put into this one. I don't like ice to hang around on the trees and plants too long, but it sure is pretty!

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  6. Hi Greta!

    Love your card, you have showcased that powerful quote beautifully with that very nice cluster!

    Love it!

    Thank You~

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  7. Glad you got this beauty done in time! It's so delightful! Love the colors, the sentiment and esp those awesome flowers on vellum! Yes, quite lovely! Thanks Greta for joining us at ODBD in the nick of time!

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  8. Awesome Greta. Love the way you've just embossed the corner. I hope you will think about adding this to our challenge at Die Cut Divas... it's just perfect for our pink/girly challenge.

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  9. Wow Greta, what a beautiful card.As a pink girlies it jumped right out at me - perfectly designed and made. I know what you mean when you get to the end of a favourite paper/card or ribbon - it then becomes a mission to find the same one again :)

    Please don't fret about sending anything for the snippets toy box - there is absolutely no expectation of that. The way I work it usually is when I find a good deal on something then I buy two :) That keeps the toy box going fine!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  10. What a gorgeous card Greta!! I just love that quote and you framed it so beautifully with all the pinks and the sweet williams. What a stunning design!! Simply beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your love for the Lord and your talent with us again this week!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  11. Greta, this card made me gasp!! It is perfect!! And I love the photo of the bird in your icy tree!! It has been a unique winter!! Lots of hugs.

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  12. Beautiful card, Greta! I love how the dry embossing on the upper left side helps to frame the die cut and balances the cluster of flowers.

    Thank you for my gorgeous valentine!! I love the layered die cuts. And Elisia immediately asked if I had the dies so she could recreate your card.

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  13. Beautiful card Greta. What a pretty bird in hour tree- don't like the look of all that ice though.

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  14. Hi Greta,
    what a wonderful card. I love the design and those super flowers.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  15. What a gorgeous card Greta!! I really love how you angled the embossing folder to frame the quote!

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  16. Greta, what a BEAUTIFUL card for your college roommate! She will love receiving it!
    Pretty colors, design, & fabulous quote!

    Love the photo of the bird on the icy tree.
    Take care! ♥

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  17. not sure how i missed commenting on this beautiful card earlier, but i did!! absolutely lovely!

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  18. Love this beautiful card! The flowers and sentiment look wonderful with your background embossing and ribbon treatment! I am sure that your longtime friend will love it as well :-) Thanks for sharing with us at the Dynamic Duos and also for posting your photo of the Varied Thrush- we do not have this species on the East Coast and it was a delight to see someone else that likes to watch birds :-)

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  19. What an absolute beauty Greta! I love the wee bit of embossing in the top corner and the fabulous sentiment. How lovely to have such a gorgeous bird dropping in, but oh how cold it looks!!

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  20. Beautiful card, I love the sentiment and the pretty pink flowers.
    Jean c

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  21. Wow! Greta, this card is amazing in every way...from the sentiment, to the flowers, to the subtle embossing! Thanks for joining the DD!

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  22. Two beauties in this post! Love that luscious pink card! The bit of embossing is subtle but adds so much and the vellum flowers are delicate and beautiful! What a pretty bird! Isn't the snow and ice pretty? As long as we're safe and warm, it adds so much beauty to a dreary season!

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  23. This is so gorgeous, Greta! I love the pink and green--and how you added just a bit of embossing to the background. How stunning!

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  24. Beautiful card Greta, love how you used vellum for the lowers and the pretty pinks, Cathy x

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  25. Greta, I've fallen behind - again - in my comments, but I'm here now, adding my applause to the others! The shades of pink you've selected, and the images - flowers, embossing, frame - are complement the sentiment beautifully. And the sentiment itself: yes! Every minute IS a gift - and I'm so glad that your friendship has been added to those minutes! The photo of the rarely seen bird in your backyard is another gift! Wow...and the ice your trees...eek!! Off to see what's next...Hugs~c

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  26. I swear I'm losing my mind. I don't see my comment about this extraordinarily beautiful card, which I'm sure I wrote; I even remember the bird/ice photo. Oy. Anyway, enough about me! This is so deserving of the shout out from Dynamic Duos, Great, congratulations!! I hope you had a fun time seeing the puppy babies! Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. This card certainly is a "winner" So beautifully done in my favorite color combo.

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  28. So soft and feminine. Beautiful.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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