Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Spring

Today really looked like Spring here--blue sky & sunshine with temperature in the 60s. Hopefully my card will bring a touch of Spring to those of you still in Winter's grip.  Pink is my favorite color, so I was delighted to see the Dynamic Duos challenge to use soft pink & soft gray.  I pulled out an old favorite ChatterBox double-sided paper.  I have 2 full sheets & part of another one, so time to let a bit more of it go to someone else--LOL! This is my first card using some of the flowers in the beautiful pink box of pink goodies I won from Mrs. A. I used MFT dies Dizzy Doily & Contempo Cage & Penny Black's leaves.  The sentiment is by Stampendous stamped in Memento Gray Flannel.  Hard to tell, but the birdcage has a beautiful sheen from my Wink of Stella pen.  I used to think you shouldn't combine pearls & gems, but then I saw people doing it & why not?!  Love using these soft pink pearls along with the gray gems--gonna need to keep them on hand.  The pink & gray papers were snippets, so I'll also enter Pixies Snippets Playground.  
Two more days to get ready to bring home our puppy. We've been re-reading our book on Standard Schnauzers & reminding ourselves of things we need to do. I'm so glad I won't be working for a few weeks so I can really focus on giving him a good start in our family. Thanks for all the well-wishes.  You'll be seeing a lot of pictures & hopefully he'll have a name!

27 comments:

Barb said...

Such a gorgeous card, Greta! Love how you combined the birdcage with the pretty flowers! Can't wait to see pics of your puppy!

Dragon said...

Such a pretty subtle colour combo Greta and love the floral birdcage

Irene said...

Hello Greta, your card is absolutely gorgeous with stunning soft colours. I love the birdcage
and your mix of pearls and gems.
luv
irene
xxxx

Angel Johns said...

So glad to read that you are getting Spring like temps. I know that lots of people are tired of old man Winter this year!! Your card is simply stunning. The birdcage is a wonderful embellishment! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

Lisa Elton said...

We had two beautiful warm days too! But now the blizzard like conditions are expected this afternoon ~ UGH! Your PRETTY PRETTY card has lifted my spirits though! Love the cluster of blooms Greta. Everything is so pretty and delicate. Wish my little "Sir Maximus" aka- Max could be there to welcome your new boy home!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

SO pretty and delicate. Very cheery for Spring. Another winter storm has hit here, arghhhhhhhhhh. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Di said...

Oh how pretty this is Greta! I adore the soft colours and the birdcage is such a lovely focal point with the flowers.

Good luck with your new puppy - what fun :)

Hugs, Di xx

Kailash said...

Such a dainty and pretty design Greta, the bird cage and flowers are simply gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful, Greta. Great color combo, great design! Love the flower cluster on the cage :)

Darnell said...

This looks like an awesome centerpiece for a beautiful spring wedding, Great! It's spectacular!! Be safe traveling to get ... I just typed about 15 variations of the name Keesha in memory, but it just got silly. I do like a shortened version of one of them though, which is "Skee." Can't wait to see the pictures! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Ann said...

Love your card,very pretty!!!Love the birdcage and the color pink,congrats on your new puppy,can't wait to see it!!!

Bonnie said...

Love this gorgeous birdcage with the lacy circle and soft, pretty ribbon and flowers! What a wonderful use of these colors, Greta!

Robin K. said...

Oh can't wait to see pics of your new fur baby!!!! The composition of your card is really gorgeous Greta!!! We had spring yesterday and now it's back to winter- already 6 in of snow today:(

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a stunning card, Greta! I love the soft colors and how you layered the flowers and stems on the bird cage...just beautiful!!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Greta, what a really lovely card! I really like how you added glitter to one of the flowers, the sheen on the birdcage, and I too think the gems and pearls are great together!!

joy said...

This really gives me spring fever. Monday and Tuesday were nice spring-like days here, but today was so cold and windy with some snow; but not as much as many folks north of here!

Can't wait to see your puppy!!

Maria said...

So very pretty! Love the colors and the sweet bird cage with flowers...well done!

Cat Craig said...

Oh my this is GORGEOUS Greta! Love the soft pinks and the birdcage. Just lovely.

Nat said...

im excited to see the new pup, beautiful spring design, totally adore this card you have created! :)

Rosemary said...

absolutely GORGEOUS, greta!! this is a winner in my book!

Sarn said...

Fabulous and oh so pretty snippets card. Good luck with your new puppy xxx

cm said...

Such a beautiful card; your love for pink is certainly showcased here! I'm sooooo excited for you, as you're waiting puppy's arrival! Pictures, PLEASE!! Hugs~c

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

So, so pretty and executed perfectly, Greta! TFS with the Dynamic Duos this week;) Just love the delicate but bold bow and pearly bling!

~Tammy~ said...

Such a pretty and elegant card Greta! Love that bird cage!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...this is just beautiful. I love that bird cage, love the way it looks like it is hanging and those flowers just the perfect finishing touch.

MaryH said...

So very pretty & I love the light gray birdcage against that soft pink shade. Simply lovely. Saw your beautiful card highlighted at the Snippets Playground. Yes, it speaks Spring! TFS & Hugs.

Mrs A. said...

I completely missed this card Greta (due to nursing Wimpy) so glad you said on your comment to me. Had to come and find it and wow don't those flowers look good. I have just used up some mauve and pink sponge ones from the same outlet and I'm pleased with how they look on the project I have made for a GD spot so can't show yet. Hugs Mrs A.