Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

It's been a great 4 days off including my birthday & Valentines Day.  I wasn't happy with this PTI challenge card, but it didn't take much to make it better.  The sentiment is embossed, matted & popped up and Liquid Applique is added to the berries.  I changed it to a Thank You card for my cousin & his wife.  She always buys my birthday
present & this year she went overboard at Archivers, so I have lots of new goodies to play with.  Decided to enter Retro Sketches challenge for the first time.





Took awhile for me to figure out what to do for Merry Monday this week.  Finally last night I decided to use this cute Hero Arts Reindeer that was in a variety set I won in a drawing last Fall & hadn't opened.  The star & sentiment were included.

I missed this challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, but the drawing was on my table. I used my favorite MME holiday pad for the sweater & all my layers.  Finally used a jingle bell on a card--yah! Every year I want to & it never worked until now.  
Stickles add some sparkle to his antlers & sweater. I used snippets, so will also enter this at Pixies Snippets Playground.
We had a great Valentines Day as we saw the puppies again & boy have they grown in 2 weeks! We won't pick our boy until we go to take him home.  They're soft & cuddly & have started wagging their tails. Momma was a little concerned at first, but guess she decided we were OK & she even laid her head down for a nap. Oh how I love a Schnauzer face!
Snow is gone so I won't have hubby to chauffeur me to work this weekend.  Hope you're safe & warm.  I'll be visiting your blogs soon. 




25 comments:

  1. I love both cards Greta, but I understand where you come from.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Happy Birthday, Greta! Hope you had a wonderful day!
    OH, what a SWEET photo of you with the adorable puppy!

    I love both cards. The pretty colors on the first one just pop against the white. And the second card is darling with the bell. Well done!

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  3. Hi Greta! Super reindeer card (and I love the other one too)! The addition of the jingle bell for Rudolph is perfect.

    And what a lovely puppy you have in your arms - sweet photos!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. Great card, Greta! I can see that you will be a fab mommy to the puppy you finally pick! Such a cute picture. And, BTW, congrats on your win over at Die Cut Divas - Yippee!

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  5. Happy Birthday Greta! Two beautiful cards! And congratulations on your new puppy! He looks just adorable!

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  6. So sorry I missed that it was your birthday! Hope it was wonderful!

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  7. Awww belated birthday wishes Greta, how did I miss that!!??!! Your cards are fabulous (as always!) I just love the cute little reindeer in his cozy sweater!! And would you just looks at the PUPPIES!!! They look so soft. The little one you're holding is just a wee bigger than Max was when we brought him home, he was so teeny tiny!! Can't wait to see your new baby and learn his name!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday! Both your cards are nicely done...Your Image for your Christmas card is adorable!

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  9. Happy Birthday Greta, the cards are great as always, but it is the delightful smile that warms my heart with you holding the puppy, I can imagine you are impatient to have one in your home all to yourself.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  10. Happy Birthday Greta! Your cards are both great. Love the DSP you used on your reindeer card. Great design. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Happy Birthday Greta. Both your cards are lovely. Just love the little reindeer with its cute sweater.

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  12. Happy birthday, Greta! Both these cards are so neat (I love that reindeer!) and PUPPY! Squee :)

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  13. what a fab set of cards... i really like your remake card (the first one was great, too!) and those puppies... oh my how cute!!

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  14. Lovely cards Greta, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  15. Well, I think your cards are wonderful, Great, but they went right out of my mind after I saw that happy face of yours holding that adorable puppy! Is he the one? It makes me quiver with happiness to imagine the experience of being around all that puppy softness and love!! And, seriously, your cards ROCK!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Your mixed media card is great! Love those stripes! Love that reindeer with his pieced jacket too! Thanks, Greta for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Sweet puppy!

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  17. Greta, both of your cards are beautiful! I love that sweet little reindeer for Merry Monday and that sweater, just too cute! Your Harvest Berries card is just stunning, love those sweet colors! Hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day!

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  18. I love your cards! I just bought that reindeer stamp and I can't wait until I can use it. This super cute card just reminded my why I NEEDED it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  19. Two beautiful cards! Congrats with your new puppies and they are just soooo adorable. Hope you had a great birthday and valentine's day!

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  20. lovely cards Greta, sometimes a little reworking works! Sweet pup, that will be fun once you have one of the boys home with you.

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  21. Such a cute card Greta but being the dog lover that I am those pups take the cake! How adorable! I would want them all!! :)

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  22. These cards are just lovely! Isn't that reindeer just adorable? And speaking of adorable, your new pup is a DOLL!

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  23. such wonderful cards Greta!! :) love how you added the bell to the reindeer card :) totally sweet. the puppies are adorable , I love them!!! :)

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  24. Happy belated Birthday! The gifts from Archivers sound wonderful; excited to see how you bring the new goodies to life! Both cards here are wonderful! The Thank You is a delightful take on the retro sketch, while your second is charming Christmas fun! I have that reindeer stamp - made a whole slew of cards using it - for my day's "poetry" - two Christmases ago, so it didn't come out this year. Seeing yours is a good reminder to give it some play time! Your schnauzer puppy photos...LOVE ! Oh, the excitement is ramping up for the new arrival!! Hugs~c

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  25. Mommy and the puppies are too too cute for words, Greta! The cards are fantastic. I need to emboss more. Your work is beautiful. Love them both!

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