Friday, June 20, 2014

First Birthday!



Puppy Fritz turns 1 yr old today!  It's been quite the 3 months around here as he's at the stage (hopefully it's just a stage--LOL) where he grabs whatever he can reach & puts it in his mouth. I can't hang my kitchen towels & he can't go in the walk-in closet, even for a minute!  That all means he's under constant surveillance unless he's in his crate--plus I'm trying to give him the needed multiple walks a day, so getting cards finished is quite an accomplishment--LOL.  I had an idea when I saw the challenge for 1 layer cards (card base plus a layer is allowed) at ODBD.  It didn't come out quite like I pictured in my mind, but does have the scallops & glitter that I wanted to use. The background stamp is Vintage Border Background which was stamped in Brilliance Ice Blue, Olive & Purple--close as I could get to the beautiful color combo at ColourQ. 

The scalloped edge is done with a Spellbinder die & I traced the edges with my Quickie Glue Pen to hold the Prisma glitter. "Hope" is one of the words in the Sweet William-Small set.  I had planned to use ribbon & tie a big bow, but couldn't get that to look right, so changed to this pretty trim.  
Since this is for a crafty friend friend going through treatment of a serious illness, I'm entering it at SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday. The white & kraft cardstock were scraps, so I'll also enter at Pixies Snippets Playground. Enjoy your weekend!

30 comments:

  1. I like your card with the pretty scallops, sweet!
    Happy Birthday Fritz!!!!

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  2. Happy first birthday to your puppy Fritz!! How cute!!!

    Your card is gorgeous Greta!! I just love the added embossing, the colors, all the scallops and your design!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at ODBD!! Have a great weekend!!
    blessings,
    Chris

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  3. Happy birthday to Fritz. He must have the same middle name as my little: Trouble!!

    I love the scalloped layers of your card. It is very pretty! Have a great weekend, Greta!

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  4. Oh, Greta, how beautiful! I love this ODBD background, and I love how you've embossed it in different colors and scalloped the edges! Beautiful embellishments! So glad you were able to join us once again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, precious friend! Hugs!

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  5. Beautiful card for your friend, Greta. Love the scallop colors and the glitter.

    Happy birthday, Fritz! Enjoy his antics, he'll be out of puppyhood soon!

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  6. A really warm and lovely card! I really like what you did with the different colors with your BG stamp! Wonderful!!

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  7. I think this calls for a Birthday cake for Fritz to chew his way through!. I like the scallops design on your card. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Firstly, Happy Birthday to Fritz! Wow, that year went fast...well for me :-)
    Love your card, Greta! The vintage pattern looks so pretty in all those lovely colors, and I love the scallop border! Very pretty card!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog...you are so kind! I bought a bag of 1,000 Perler Beads at Joann.com, but can't link to it since yesterday (there's something going on with that). I don't recall exactly, but they were only about $3.00. Please check your Flickr mail from me :-)

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  9. so pretty, greta.. love all the scallops! happy birthday to fritz... what a sweet boy!

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  10. beautiful card! Fritz is a beautiful dog, too!

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  11. This is a very unique, creative, and beautiful card, Great!! I love it and think it's a fabulous use of snippets, too! Happy, Happy First Birthday to the Fritz!! He is just too adorable and frisky! Enjoy the weekend! I hope you get some crafty time, but who can resist that smoochable face?! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Happy Birthday to little Fritz! Dogs will be dogs and love to play! Your card is beautiful, Greta! I love the soft way that you used the scallops. Very pretty design, and so thoughtful of you to gift to a friend!

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  13. Really lovely work Greta! Super use of snippets and I love the soft sparkly scallops.

    Happy Birthday to Fritz :-)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Lovely card with all the scallops! And, big happy bday to Fritz! Our German Shepherd, Shadow, turned 8 yr. old this past Wednesday. Have a great weekend!:-)

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  15. Happy Birthday Fritz. Excellent card. nice and cheerful.

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  16. How lovely is this card with all the scallops in different colours and I am sure your friend will treasure it, Greta!

    Happy Birthday to Fritz!

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  17. Great scallop card...love the touches of glitter. And a VERY happy Birthday to your pup Fritz! Thank you so much for playing along in the You Gotta Have Friends Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  18. Greta, happy birthday day greetings for Fritz! Your lovely graceful card is sure to inspire hope for your friend. Those scallops are just so pretty. Just arrived home from California, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Hugs.

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  19. Awe, what a sweetie Greta! Happy Birthday to Fritz! Many more to come! Your card is very pretty! Great take on the challenge!

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  20. Love these scallops and the sparkle! Happy Birthday, Fritz!

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  21. What stunning work and super cute pup picts :) !!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  22. What a delightful card Greta! The scallops and glitter are eye catching! Your friend will love it! My schnauzer is the same way with stuff. At least she always brings them to bed so their easy to find! Thanks for creating with us Greta at ODBD!

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  23. Back from vacation and trying to catch up. HAPPY birthday to Mr. Fritz, what a handsome fella!! Handsome but ornery!! Lovely, lovely card today, well done!!

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  24. Lovely card, Greta, I love the scallop die cuts! Hope your doggie enjoyed his birthday! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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  25. Happy Birthday Fritz! So fun reading about your sweet little puppy. Your card is so sweet too, I love the layered scallops, so cute.

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  26. Greta, love how you used the colors on your pretty card!

    Fritz is blessed to be a part of your family.
    Love the darling photos.

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  27. Happy Birthday Fritz. How can you not love that sweet little face. He'll grow out of that stage if you can live through it! Just like having a toddler that you have to make your home baby proof for. Your card is really pretty and I love the trim you used on it.

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  28. Oh Happy Belated Birthday to Fritz!!! What an adorable face- I know I wouldn't be able to stay mad at him for very long:). Love the scalloped design of your card!

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  29. I'll also wish Fritz a belated happy first birthday. He is adorable to look at for sure, I hope he grows out of the puppy stage soon :) I can't imagine how difficult it would be to be creative when you are watching all his waking hours. Shirleyx

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  30. Belated Happy 1st Birthday, Fritz! I know his grabbing everything is a bit frustrating, but still...how cute is that puppy stage! I remember, form years ago, coming home one day, to discover that my mini schnauzer had taken hold of the end of a roll of toilet paper and decorated the entire house...thought the kitchen, dining room, living room - around and around - and not a tear whatsoever! I just admired her 'handiwork' and rolled it back up (it was HUGE!). Anyway, he is a cutie-patootie; a source of mega- watt smiles, indeed! Speaking of smiles: your card will have precisely that response from your friend. Again, your thoughtfulness, compassion, encouragement and support are so heartwarming! Sending prayers that she's doing well. Hugs~c

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