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:

Scrumplescrunch said...

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

joy said...

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.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

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

Sybrina K said...

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!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Rosemary said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

#congrats! :)

Darnell said...

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

alexandra s.m. said...

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

Lisa Elton said...

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

Cat Craig said...

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!

Trinh said...

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!

Nat said...

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

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

Maria said...

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

Lisa Petrella said...

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!!!!

Deepti said...

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

Annie S. said...

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

Jessi Fogan said...

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 :)

Kim Heggins said...

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.

cm said...

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

Penny Ward said...

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

BobbisTreasure said...

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!