Saturday, March 8, 2014

Grateful for You

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Erin's Inspiration Card
I think Erin Lincoln would be so much fun to be around.  Her personality makes the PTI MIM videos some of my favorites. This week her challenge is to use color & texture to add interest to a 1 layer card--although hers is 2 layers according to most definitions--LOL!  I don't have flower stamps like she used, but I immediately thought of Snowflake Flurries.  I love that set & justified buying it because the images can be whatever you want--not necessarily snowflakes. One layer cards are really not in my repertoire, so thought this was a good time to practice with Erin's card to guide me.  
And boy did I have to practice! Looks quick & easy, but I must have spent at least 2 hours stamping on scrap paper!  I tried various colors & ended up with Memento Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender & Rhubarb Stalk.  The text & small single dots are done in an old Hero Arts silver shadow ink.  I used 3 additional PTI sets: BG Basics Text Style, Harvest Berries & Lovely Layers.  The sentiment is embossed twice, but I think the font is too small for the second layer to make a difference.  
For added texture I used the PTI Canvas & Linen Impression Plate (click on the close-up) & tied on a bow.  I came close to giving up, but glad I didn't.  This will go to a blogging friend.
I know many of you still have snow & freezing temperatures, so thought I'd share a picture of my neighbors daffodils by our mailbox.  Spring is coming!  Hopefully I won't forget to move the clocks forward tonight--don't want to be an hour late to work tomorrow--LOL!  Hope you're having a lovely weekend.  Thanks for taking time to come by.  Edited to add: Also entering Die Cut Divas.




19 comments:

  1. I love the colours on your one layer card. Glad you kept going nd finished it as it looks fab. We have another month before our clocks go forward. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. What a beautiful card, Greta! I love your design, especially the little added dots. They give so much added interest. Are those real daffodils? I hope spring comes to NY soon too!

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  3. Beautiful stamping on the one layer card and the colours are to perfection, Greta! We are enjoying our lovely spring weather at the moment and it will go up to 18 degrees tomorrow!

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  4. You did a great job with the MIM challenge, Great! I really love your CAS OLC abd I think it would be perfect even without the bow and super for mailing! TFS the photo of those fabulous daffies!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. This is a WOW card, for sure, Greta! The colors you used are so pretty together and the design makes this a very successful one layer card.

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  6. Your pretty red bow really sets off your scattered images beautifully Greta, this is wonderful! Those daffodils are beautiful, so fresh and vibrant! I think the ones in our neighborhood are huddling together underground afraid to peek their pretty little heads up because it's too COLD!!!

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  7. Gorgegous Greta. Love seeing the daffodils. You will be pleased that spring is on the way

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  8. I love these colors, Greta and I think you've mastered the one layer card!

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  9. Greta...your daffodils are just beautiful, that must mean spring is right around the corner. Your card is just as beautiful, what a great take on this week's MIM...I love it!

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  10. Just beautiful. Love the design and patterns; the colors are perfect!

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  11. That red really adds a nice contrast. Online card classes is starting clean and simple 3- one layer cards on monday...

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  12. It would have be a shame to miss your beautiful card!
    Sometimes it takes a while to reach the perfection... But you did a great job, Greta!
    I love your sweet card!

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  13. Simply beautiful Greta! The pretty red bow adds a great touch!

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  14. and the Daffodils are beautiful too :)

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  15. So glad you shared the pic of the daffies - after a few days of thinking it was spring we woke up to snow again today:(. You did a wonderful job on your one layer design! Love the added texture from the embossing folder!

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  16. fabulous take on the MIM challenge, greta! you always seem to come up with great cards for each MIM challenge! don't know how you do it!!

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  17. Greta, what a DARLING card for the MIM challenge!
    Your stamping is SO lovely! Well done!

    What beautiful daffodils!

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  18. Another shuffle in the Top 5 list, Greta, because this one is beyond stunning! Using the snowflakes as you did is brilliant - and you obviously 'learned the lesson well' because the results of your technique are impeccably gorgeous! Swooning over this one...major swooning...
    c

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  19. beautiful card Greta!! Love this design, it's very inspiring. We just had a big snow storm here so its hopeful to see some spring flowers. hugs, Nat

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