Friday, July 25, 2014

Just Dandy

We live in a great location where we can get to the beach or the mountains in an hour or 2.  We hadn't camped at the beach for several years & we were ready for some cooler temperatures.  The weather was great--mostly sun & clouds without too much wind & it only rained one night & morning.  Hubby wanted Fritz to experience the ocean & sand so we went to an area where there's a bay resulting in smaller waves.  As you can see, Fritz had a ball trying to figure out the waves!  
July Blog Hop Inspiration
PTI Photo Inspiration
After Fritz went to bed last night, I made this simple little card for the PTI Blog Hop.  My sweet friend Robin gave me this beautiful die cut & the little wooden bird. They worked perfectly for my take on the inspiration photo. The flowers from Tag-Its #3 were white embossed, colored with a Copic marker & embellished with tiny pearls. I used my trusty white gel pen to add the dots. The die cut is popped up on the dry embossed card front.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.  
Lots of laundry, so I better get to it since I work the weekend.  Enjoy the hop & thanks for taking time to visit my blog.


27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Greta. Fritz certainky looked like he was having fun. Beach holidays are always so fun

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  2. Greta this is just THE SWEETEST little card! I adore those tiny Tag Its flowers, one of my fave set! Fritz looks like he is having the time of his life LOL! What a great shot of him leaping through the water!!! My silly little Max would be afraid of the waves. I can't believe how many noises scare the little guy. The older he gets, the more there are ~ poor little fella :( He needs a good outing with Fritz to brave up a bit!

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  3. Looks like a great getaway to the water and sand~

    Your card is so sweet. Love that beautiful die to showcase your pretty stamps!

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  4. Love that embellished doily against the embossed background. So cute.

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  5. so sweet, greta... love the simplicity of your design!

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  6. Beautiful and simple! Love your take on the inspiration photo, Greta!

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  7. From one PNW'er to another...love your card. awesome stamping on the doily!

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  8. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOW!! I LOVE this Greta!! =) Such a FUN take on the Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  9. So pretty, Greta. Love that die cut doily.

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  10. Love your embossed background, Greta! The intricate die cut is gorgeous with your stamped designs! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  11. so happy to read you had a great time at the beach Greta!
    Your card is absolutely ADORABLE!

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  12. Super cute card Greta! Love the scalloped doily and little bird embellishment!

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  13. Lovely card Greta. I was trying to think of a floral image to replicate the small flowers in the inspiration image, but didn't look at the Tag-It's. What a nice friend to give you that die cut and bird! Nice detail with the white gel pen too. Your Fritz looks as if he is having a grand time the water. (PS: After 34 years, I decided to retire early this year...no more weekends for me :)

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  14. Beautifully thought out and designed Greta. Lovely colors and I love the dotted background and the white dotted foreground.

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  15. Great, this is the sweetest! How fun to have the goodies from Robin and a way to use them that worked perfectly for the hop!! Thanks for sharing the photo of Fritz, too! It's delightful to see how well he is working out and how he has become a part of the family! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Love the pretty doily in aqua! The little wooden bird is so sweet as are the flowers! Glad you had a great get away. What a great pic of Fritz...too cute!

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  17. This is super sweet, Greta! Love that little bird!

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  18. Wow, so spot on with the inspiration!!! That die is awesome!

    How perfect to be in an awesome spot! Two awesome wonders to be in the middle of.

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  19. love the color combo of this card and all the little details! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  20. Greta...what a beautiful card and your sweet little wooden bird is so perfect for your design. Wow, sounds like you all had a fabulous time and Fritz looked like the water was no problem at all.

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  21. Oh, there is something just so heartwarming about a dog enjoying the beach! Our Abby can't stand the bath but will swim & pounce in the water until she drops :)
    I love your card - the sentiment is so fun :)

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  22. Greta, what a DARLING card! The colors are so pretty.
    Love your take on the inspiration photo.

    How wonderful that you live SO close to the mountains & beach.
    Love the photo of Fritz. It sure looks like he enjoyed the beach.

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  23. That doily...the wee bird...the little garden of darling flowers: WOW! Simple images that, when combined with your special touch, becomes utterly charming, darling and SWEET! Fabulous card, my friend, fabulous! Fritz romping in the water: utterly charming, darling and SWEET, too!! Such fun!!
    Hugs~c

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  24. Oh my goodness Greta! That doily and birdie couldn't have been more perfect for this hop!!! I'm glad you forwarded the link so I didn't miss this adorable little card!!!!

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