Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year & An Announcement!

Wishing you a wonderful 2015!  Hope you're having a great day & hope our Oregon Ducks win the Rose Bowl!  
Our Badge!!!Some time ago I got one of those unexpected e-mails where you read it twice to be sure it really says you're invited to join a team. Sure enough, Words 2 Scrap By really did ask me to be part of the I-Team, as in Inspiration.  I'm thrilled to join these talented ladies: Annie, Bobbi, Penny & Sybrina.  Hope you'll check out our challenges "using words to inspire creativity."  

For January, you pick the hashtag--something with special meaning for you.  
I chose Celebrate Life & made a birthday card using the Penny Black balloon dies cut from Penny Black Madison Papers with a bit of Stickles added.  The texture on the background panel is done with PTI canvas/linen impression plate. 
When I hear people say "I don't celebrate birthdays anymore" I think of so many people in my work as a nurse who would give anything to be able to celebrate one more year. Life is precious & I say Celebrate Life! Thanks so much for all your encouragement, friendship & support.  

25 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Greta,
    Great looking card; Blue and Yellow combined has a certain restful quality, and that is what I feel here. I have to agree life should be celebrated.
    Hope 2015 is good to you.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Congrats, Greta! They are so lucky to have you on their team! I love your card and, yes, life is to be celebrated. I thank our Lord for each day of life I have to enjoy my family, friends and the fun of creating! Looking forward to a wonderful 2015.

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  3. Congrats! Great card. I agree with you. Happy new year.

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  4. Hi, Greta.

    Happy 2015!

    Our W2SB I-Team is so glad you read that e-mail twice and THRILLED that you accepted our invitation.

    As for your card: #loveitandthereasonyouchosethesentiment. Really like your choice of colors and patterns.

    Have a wonderfully crafty New Year!

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  5. Beautiful card, I love the balloons. Congratulations on the new DT spot, they are lucky you said yes :) Happy New Year ! Shirleyxx

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  6. congrats my friend... you know how happy I am for you!! super cute card!! happy new year!

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  7. First of all, your words are so true! I always think the same thing about birthdays and I love your hashtag choice and your darling card, GG!! And big congratulations on the Design Team honor!! They are lucky to have you! I'm so glad I introduced you to the lovely ladies at W2SB a few months ago!! BTW, we are rooting for your Ducks!! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. I love your message and your card Greta!
    Happy New Year my Friend!!
    Hugs~

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  9. YIPPEE & a BIG congrats ~ I'm so happy for you Greta!!! What a cute debut card too, love the patterned balloons!

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  10. Congratulations Greta! Love your birthday card, there is something so celebratory about balloons! I am watching the ducks run over the seminoles right now. Thye just went up 51 20 early in the 4th. I think your wish will be granted!

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  11. Happy new year, Greta! And congrats on the new DT! I love your super cute birthday card; I just got done balloon dies and will have to CASE your card. Here's to a crafty and fun year!

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  12. huge congrats, thats awesome news!! these balloons are wonderful, very well balanced design, I love it! :)

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  13. Happy New Year!!! This is so super cute!!! Congrat's on your great news!!!

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  14. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, and congratulations too! May this year be kind to Your card is absolutely adorable!!

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  15. Happy New Year!! Your card is so pretty! I love the colour combinations you use ... this is beautiful!

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  16. Huge congrats to you, Greta...wonderful news! Love the fun card with balloons!

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  17. Congratulations, Greta!!! I am so excited for you! What a super fun birthday card! Love the patterned balloons and the sentiment! I agree---life should be all about celebrating!!!!

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  18. Congratulations on the awesome news, will definitely check out the challenge and will look forward to ur inspiration :)

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  19. Beautiful card, Greta, and soooo glad you are now an I-Teamer! Oh, and GO DUCKS! Hugs, Annie :-)

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  20. WOOHOO! Congrats!!
    I feel the same way about birthdays - last year my mom was moaning & groaning that she was turning 57, and I kept thinking "be grateful". Sure, it's still a shock to look in the mirror and not see a 20 year old face, but I'm eternally glad I'm still here to get older :)

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  21. Wow...a BIG congrats to you! so so excited for you and so well deserved too. Your card is just so sweet and I love your sentiment too, so perfect.

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  22. Wildly applauding and cheering this wonderful DT news! They're so fortunate to have you - and your card is yet more evidence! #celebratelife = #YESYESYES! Gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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  23. Hello teamie! Your card is beautiful with those papers and I love your hashtag.
    #sohappyweareonanotherDTtogether.

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  24. Thanks for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By!! We are thrilled to have you join us. Love how you added the hint of shimmer to your balloons!

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