Friday, March 21, 2014

Perspective

Yes, it's very disappointing not to have the puppy we planned for, but we have so much to be thankful for. I had a message that a Flickr friend, Debbie, is seriously ill in the hospital & cannot participate in the card exchange that was her idea.  Sure makes my troubles seem like nothing.  There will be another puppy for us, but Debbie needs our prayers.
I work the weekend, so decided to spend time at my craft table today. Merry Monday has a beautiful color combo this week.  All those flags were too difficult for me, so I didn't use the sketch.  I ended up with 6 pearls, so will also enter the challenge at ODBD.  This is the most fussy cutting I've done in a long time--spoiled with all the dies available now! I began by stamping Penny Black's christmas view in Brilliance Pearlescent Lime. Then I white embossed it, diecut the inner circle & popped it up over the green image.  The poinsettias were white embossed again, watercolored with Memento pink markers, fussy cut & glued over the base images. The flower centers have Frosted Lace Stickles & tiny pearls were added to the little snowflake centers. I stamped "JOY" from ODBD Sweet
William-Small in Versafine Smokey Gray onto a PTI tiny tag. The card is made with circle diecuts & I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the front.  Love this pink & white ribbon & it was a good match, so that finished it off. I'm so grateful for all of you & I'm slowly catching up on your blogs. Enjoy the weekend.


38 comments:

  1. Wow Greta! Your card is stunning! I love the incredibly beautiful colored Poinsettia! Your surely brought it to life! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Stunning card, Greta! I love that poinsettia and the shape of your card! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs!

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  3. Ohh I love your round card Greta, this is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday

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  4. Oh, this card is so gorgeous, Greta! There is such delicacy in your poinsettia!
    I'm sure a sweet puppy is waiting for you.
    I hope your friend Debbie is going to get better very soon...
    Hugs

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  5. Very beautiful card Greta- love the shape. I know what you mean about being spoiled by dies! I can't believe I ever used to think fussy- cutting was relaxing! I'm very sorry to hear about Debbie- will keep her in my prayers.

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  6. Beautifully designed card Greta, the colors and textures are lovely.

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  7. GORGEOUS poinsettia Greta and I love your card design! So sorry to hear your friend is ill. I hope you're doing well ;)

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  8. This is really pretty. So nice to see poinsettias in a colour other than red and pink being my favourite colour makes this card the tops for me. hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Greta...you are just the sweetest friend. Your card is so sweet and lovely too. Your friend Debbie with be in my prayers too.

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  10. Oh, Greta, it's so nice to see you on the ODBD blog today! I am so sorry about your friend Debbie! I love the colors you used for the card challenge and was delighted that you were able to add six pearls for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week! What a beautiful card, and I love the shape and lovely poinsettias! It's always a joy to see you, and I pray that you will have a better week coming! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  11. Beautiful poinsettias, Greta! And I love the round card and perfect bow! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  12. Your round Christmas card in the pretty colors is unique and exhilarating, Great! I am sorry about your friend, Debbie, and I've added her to my prayer list! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Round cards are among my favorites and this one is so beautifully crafted, Greta! I love the pink poinsettia.

    I will keep your friend, Debbie, in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Very pretty Greta! Beautiful shape, design, coloring and love the splashes of sticklers w/pearls! Thanks for joining us this week at ODBD!

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  15. I love pink poinsettias. The color and shape of this card are so fun! It is good to think of our blessings when things don't go quite our way. Thinking of you, Greta!

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  16. What a beautiful shaped card, Greta. Love the embossed image and the colouring you did. So sorry to hear your news but I hope it will work out soon. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  17. Wow, this is gorgeous, Greta! Love the shaped card and your fussy cutting is expert! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  18. Hi Greta! Oh....I just love your round card and the beautiful soft colours you have used. Your poinsettia is divine. Lovely!! Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  19. what a beautiful card. Just love the soft colouring on the flower.

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  20. wow this is a gorgeous card. Prayers for your friend Debbie. And for you Greta, hope for another puppy, I am so sorry you had to go through the ordeal with the puppy. I am only a doggie Mom so I do understand the pain....may you have peace and I sure hope your new puppy comes soon!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  21. Very pretty card, Greta! I love the fussy cutting you did and all that delicious embossing! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week! xoxoxo

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  22. So glamorous. I love the delicacy of your pale pink coloring on this glossy embossed poinsettia. The green on the background piece is so very pretty with this particular shade of pink on your flower. I agree, dies have spoiled us, as I'm not really into a lot of fussy cutting. And yes, the PB rose die will be a nice one to add to your stash, as was the blooming flower one. While I love the rose, the other one is easier to work with, not so many 'fiddly' pieces as on the rose. The rose will be harder to use as a stencil piece, I'm thinking. I wanted it ever since I first saw Jill Foster use it - months ago. TFS & Hugs. Best wishes to your friend, Debbie also.

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  23. Your circle card is gorgeous Greta!! I just love the pink and green combo, your framing with the Sweet William flower (so creative). The poinsettia just shimmers. Gorgeous design and you even included 6 pearls! I am so sorry for your friend, Debbie!! I pray this week will be better! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!!

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  24. So pretty! All the fussy cutting was worth it.

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  25. First, sending prayers for a speedy recovery to Debbie! Hope she's on the mend, and will be heading home soon. Your card, Greta, is a circle of gorgeous! The pink + lime combination, used as you have, is so stunning! The poinsettia...swoon! Your pearls are the perfect touch. I sense another shuffle in my Top 5 Favs by Greta list...Hugs~c

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  26. Wow... What a GORGEOUS soft pink and lime, so Pretty Greta!!! Love this! Hugs <3

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  27. Beautiful layering Greta, love the poinsettia in pink. A gorgeously crafted card. I pray for Debbie and her recovery and hope she feels better soon.

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  28. Gorgeous Christmas card, Greta! Love the pretty flowers and shape of the card! Hope your friend, Debbie improves very soon!

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  29. Gorgeous card and your coloring is beautiful, Greta! Praying for Debbie's recovery and hope you will have a new puppy soon!

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  30. What a very pretty card. I love the soft pink and green. That's a bit more Christmas-y in my book than the hot pink and lime thing. Sorry to hear about Debbie. I hope she recovers soon.

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  31. Sorry to hear about your friend Debbie, I will keep her in my prayer. A lovely card too!

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  32. Greta, WOW, what a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the shape & the pretty colors.

    So sorry to hear about Debbie.

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  33. Greta I am totally smitten! Seriously smitten!

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  34. This is such a gorgeous card, Greta! Your poinsettia's are just beautiful and I'm loving the color combo!

    I was not aware of Debbie's illness, so I appreciate that you let us know. I will definitely keep her in my thoughts and prayers!

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  35. Good you had to take a break so I could get caught up!! :-) I really like how you did you images with "fussy" cutting. So that's what it means. I fussy cut myself to death!! I love how your Poinsettias turned out and how your did your base too! I will be thinking of your friend, Debbie, and sending her well wishes too! What a really great bow, Greta!!

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