Saturday, November 15, 2014

Grateful

My sister & her hubby left today, so I'll be catching up on your blogs soon.  We'd love to live closer to each other, but neither of us wants to be where the other one is.  We had a nice visit, but the bad weather kept us from any sightseeing or even shopping.  
Fritz did really well--not at all anxious about them & was glad to have more people to play with. Today was gorgeous, but freezing. Fritz is a sun lover & wanted to be on the deck like in the summer. Isn't he cute in the fleece jacket that kept Keesha warm for years?
I needed another Thanksgiving card, so made one that I'm entering in the challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I really love the wheat stamp from the retired set, Our Daily Bread.  I stamped it in Distress Ink wild honey using the generational technique.  The full strength images are highlighted with Distress Stickles scattered straw. I added some splotches of Distress Stain tarnished brass.  The PTI word is cut from textured brown cardstock & mounted to another one cut from heavy weight cardstock.  That makes it thick enough to provide dimension without foam tape. 

Distress Ink gathered twigs was used to stamp the sentiment from PTI Counting My Blessings. The burlap was a last minute idea & gives even more texture to a basically flat card I can mail without extra postage.  I'm also entering the challenge at Words 2 Scrap By. Thanks so much for your visit.
Edited to Add: Also entering the challenge at Simply Create Too.

32 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

so glad you enjoyed your time with your sister. Love the card today Greta. The colours are wonderful and I love the combination of the die cut word and the stamped sentiment.

joy said...

Hi, Greta! Sounds like you and your sister had a good visit! I'm sure she and her hubby loved getting to know Fritz, too. (his cute jacket).

I love your card - that is a beautiful die and the added burlap panel is so nice!

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful card, such lovely stamping! Jo x

Brenda in IN said...

I love the burlap with the wheat images. This is a pretty card for Thanksgiving. The layered letters look good. Molly doesn't like being out in the cold either. She does love the snow though, go figure!

Becca Cruger said...

Welcome back! I've missed your gorgeous cards! Really great Thanksgiving card.

alexandra s.m. said...

Superb card my Friend!
so happy you had a good time with your Sis' and that Fritz had fun too ;)

Jessi Fogan said...

GORGEOUS! I love the amazing texture - and still being flat enough to mail easily? Score!

Rosemary said...

beautiful, greta... the wheat stamped in the wild honey is gorgeous and I love the added burlap! little mr. fritz looks just adorable!

Helen Gullett said...

It is very beautiful card, Greta! That wheat background is fabulous! Love the bug grateful sentimen, too :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Greta, I just LOVE Fritz's fleece jacket! Ah, how cute is he?? I also love your Thanksgiving card and love the beautiful word die and wonderful layout! So glad you've been able to join us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! And I'm so glad you had a nice visit with your sister and her hubby! Hugs, sweet friend!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...sounds like you had a wonderful time with your sister. And Fritz is just too darn cute decked out in hid fleece coat, what a cutie. I love your card, the colors, your design and that wheat is so beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Mona Pendleton said...

Sounds like a great visit Greta! Thanks for sharing the photo of your sweet dog :) Your card is gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Sorry you had bad weather for your visit, but I know you enjoyed it anyway!! Fritz looks mighty dapper in his fleece jacket! Your card is just wonderful, love the wispy wheat and the word die. I might "need" that one LOL!!!

Lisa said...

Our granddaughter has arrived...I'm already head over heels for this precious baby girl!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love Fritz!!!Glad you enjoyed your time with your sister,you have a Bless Week!!!

BobbisTreasure said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com! Your card is wonderfully detailed, and crafted beautifuly.

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Greta.

Glad you and your pup enjoyed the visit with your sister and brother-in-law.

As for this card -- it is another beauty! Love how you achieved such dimension and texture on your "flat card." :)

Thanks so much for joining our November challenge at Words 2 Scrap By!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a cutie pie in that fleece jacket! Your card is wonderful Greta, I am so glad you had fun with family!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card Greta, love those colors and the burlap is such a nice embellishment. A definte stunner!

Nat said...

love your fall elements, perfect for Thanksgiving! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Fritz is so handsome!!!! Glad you had a nice visit!!!

Your card is beautiful I love that stamp set. That die sentiment is perfect!

Maria said...

Sorry to hear about the bad weather! We woke up to a couple inches of snow on the ground! It's very pretty on the trees, but not fun to drive in!:-) Your card is just lovely with wonderful texture and color! Great photo of Fritz, too!:-)

Stella said...

Awe your dog is a cutie. We did not have any frost or snow; it's fall here with loads of rain:)
Your card is gorgeous; love the background you created; subtle and elegant. Lovely card!

Linda Carson said...

Fritz is such a handsome boy! I just want to pet him! Sorry the weather messed up your sister visit! I love your beautiful card! The wheat colors, the textures and 3d sentiment work together perfectly! Thanks for creating with us Greta at ODBD!

maria f. said...

Beautiful, Greta. Love the juxtaposition of the natural elements and the graphic sentiment. And it's mail-able!!! Thanks for playing at Simply Create Too!

Claire Dale said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our latest challenge!
Claire xx
SCT DT

Ann Abrahamson said...

Just stunning! Love the burlap background, the sparkly wheat, and that wonderful die cut! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Words 2 Scrap By!

Anuja Sekar said...

Beautiful Card....Jute gives a nice touch to the card.Thanks for playing along with Simply Create Too Challenge. Hope to see more of your projects in our upcoming challenges.
Anuja - Simple Create Too DT
craftcollage.blogspot.in

Bonnie said...

That wheat is gorgeous and I love the thick letters!

Deepti said...

Beauty yet again, use of burlap is genius

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the win at W2SB, GG!! Well-deserved!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

Here I am, late again, but intent on getting caught up! How adorable your Fritz is, sunning on the deck and sporting his cool-weather duds! I'm glad your visit was enjoyable; sometimes just 'staying in' makes for a most fabulous time! Your card: only GORGEOUS! And delighted that others thought so too: Congrats on the win! Well-deserved, my friend!
Hugs~c