Sunday, November 30, 2014

Joyous Holiday

I started this card for the PTI Blog Hop, but finished too late. That's OK since it's also my take on the PTI MIM challenge to stamp a plaid background & I used the Viva la Verve November Week 3 Sketch.  2 images from PTI Watercolor Wonder stamped with Brilliance Mediterranean Blue & Pearlescent Ice Blue were used to create the plaid.  The same inks were used for the die cuts & sentiment from PTI Snowflake Flurries.  I added a bit of Stickles to the snowflake centers.  The bow keeps it from being flat, but I love bows!  
I'm also entering the Inkspirational challenge--Christmas without red or green & sparkle & I'll join the Anything Goes gallery at SSS Wed & SSS Work It Wed.
Usually it's just the 2 of us for Thanksgiving, so it was really nice to have a family day at hubby's daughter's.  
Her newest family member is an 8 week old German Shepherd named Sasha, so you know who got my attention--LOL!




26 comments:

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

What a cute pup! I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday. I love this card. It looks like a present on a card and the snowflakes are perfect!

Jessi Fogan said...

LOL! That's me - I will hang out with your pet :) I'm so glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Heather said...

A stunning card Greta, a stunning design and papers. Your bow is beautiful and pretty snowflakes!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Kim M said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the plaid and that big blue bow. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

Ros Crawford said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous!! Such beautiful colours and a stunning bow! I have to say I am totally smitten by that puppy!! I adore German Shepherds and miss mine girls sooo bad ...

laurie said...

I just love your plaid background,such a bright and beautiful card!

Irene said...

Hello Greta

Wow, your plaid background is amazing, I thought it was paper, and I love the snowflake flurries. Sasha is just adorable.

luv
irene
xxxx

Cat Craig said...

Oh Greta, this post is full of cuteness! Your card really pops, love the colors. Your bow is perfection as usual and that pup...oh my s/he (Sasha can go either way) is a cuddle bundle.

Rosemary said...

as per usual you did an awesome job with the MIM technique, greta! lovin' the plaid done up in cool blues... beautiful card! and goodness.. that little puppy is just too sweet!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Greta!!! I LOVE your family pictures!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Greta! Your card is so very pretty! Love the plaid background and fancy bow!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know where to start! I'll start with your card afore I forget. I love your plaid, GG! The colors and then the resulting design of your card are spectacular!! But puppy stole the show, totally!! I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful and that bow is fantastic!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous, Love the plaid BG

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Greta! and it really is a treat to see you so happy and with the family ;)
I want that Puppy ;))

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is so very pretty! Love seeing family fun photos too!

Lisa said...

I like the pretty blues in this card, so very pretty Greta!! Wonderful pictures too, what a cute puppy!!

Maria said...

A wonderful family photo! So happy you had great Thanksgiving! And, that little German Shepherd is just precious! I could scoop him up and take him home...lol! We have an 8yr old German Shepherd here. We just returned from vacation today and we will pick him up tomorrow...can't wait!:-)

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love t his plaid background, Greta! Beautiful shades of blue! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jingle said...

I love that plaid! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

walchowDesign said...

Pretty blue plaid with the bold ribbon, Greta! Lovely family photo and so happy that you had a great time with your family!

Barb Ghig said...

You did such an amazing job creating your plaid background...Love the color combo, too! I also love the snowflake die cuts...they create so much movement on this card!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Greta, I LOVE your plaid! I saw the same MIM video and loved to! Can't wait to try one myself, and I love the shades of blue you used and the luscious ribbon! Stunning card, sweet friend! What a wonderful Thanksgiving time! Beautiful family, and what sweet photos of your furry babies too! Warm hugs!

Dawn Turley said...

Simply gorgeous card Greta. Lovely family photos too, Looks like you had a great time

Kim Heggins said...

I love your plaid...so pretty in the blues. And it looks so fabulous with those snowflakes and our lined them up so perfectly too, just amazing. I love your family photos too, so sweet.

cm said...

The plaid is a lovely backdrop for those incredibly pretty snowflakes (they remind me of Spirograph images) and the gorgeous bow. Another "Wow"! And the puppy...oh my! What a doll! Looks like a most excellent time was shared by all!
Hugs~c