Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Fritz got to open his present early & made use of it yesterday.  My sister is very talented.  She made a pattern from the fleece jacket when she was here so she could make him a rain coat.  He still hasn't adjusted to Oregon weather after spending his first 9 months in Phoenix--LOL!  
Hubby wasn't thrilled with my white poinsettia card.  He's not a fan of red, but to him a poinsettia should be red. When I bought the MFT dies I had in mind using my MFT red felt, so here's another poinsettia card. This one he liked & chose to send to a lovely woman who is a volunteer at the historical society where he visited last year to work on his genealogy.  I finally used some of the beads I got over 15 years ago--made a great center for the flower.  The fancy dies are Spellbinders.  I'm entering the SSS Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.
Wishing you & your family a peaceful holiday filled with joy as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Today is the 5th anniversary of my wonderful dad's entry into heaven as the radio played Silent Night.  I love you, Dad.



19 comments:

  1. That is the cutest coat on him! Poor Fritz, I can see his wet fur on his legs. He is probably wondering where the sun is! I love the felt poinsettia. It makes a fantastic card. We never forget our loved ones and that is a nice tribute for him.

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  2. aawww... fritz looks so cute in his little raincoat! lovely card, greta! Merry, merry Christmas!

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  3. So much beauty and so much sadness at the same time. I truly feel for you my Friend!
    Your card is GORGEOUS and your sister is very talented indeed! Fritz looks like he's ready for the catwalk!
    Joyeux Noel!

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  4. Merry Christmas! Hope you had a great holiday.

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  5. Fritz looks fantastic Greta! What a model! :) Beautiful card! The beaded center looks amazing! Merry Christmas to you and your family. May your Dad rest in Peace with my parents :)

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  6. What a handsome friend you got there! Gorgeous card! Lovin' the beautiful bloom!
    Merry Christmas to you and all!

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  7. Such a handsome raincoat! I am a day late, but I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas!

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  8. Fritz looks adorable in his new raincoat, your sister did a great job making it for him. Your card is beautiful, Greta, love the felt poinsettia and the beaded center. This is a lovely photo of your Dad and a moving tribute. "Silent Night" will forever hold a special place in your heart as does your Dad. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. What a gorgeous poinsettia card! By the way, I am also a proud owner of a super sweet miniature schnauzer named Belle. She's the love of our lives!
    For another SUPER FUN ANYTHING GOES challenges, please join us at Word Art Wednesday. There are great prizes every week. You can find us here:
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    I hope you will join us!
    Karen

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  10. Hi, Greta! A belated comment to your Christmas post. Fritz still looks kinda' waterlogged, but I am sure he loves his raincoat!! The red poinsettia is beautiful. I don't like red very much either. :)

    My Mom died on Christmas Day in 1997. It is a bittersweet day for me, too. But, I have wonderful memories of her and find that I grow to be more like her as the years go by. Funny how that happens, isn't it??

    Hope the rest of your year is a good one and that 2015 is the best ever!

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  11. Truly a stunning card with the poinsettia and beaded center! Your dog is so CUTE in his rain outfit! And, a wonderful photo of your Dad...great memory! My Dad passed in 1993. I truly miss his gentle patient spirit! Take care and may you have a happy healthy New Year!:-)

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  12. Fritz is looking pretty spiffy in his new rain slicker!! Your poinsettia is beautiful, love the beaded center! What a great photo of your late father, he looks like such a sweetheart...just like you ;)

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  13. Oh my, Greta - I had no idea your dad passed on Christmas Day. My heart goes out to you; I know your day was filled with a mixture of joy and sadness, just as ours was. My dad is still here, but, as I shared, we just don't know for how long. Silent Night...a beautiful song to transport your dad to heaven.
    A most stunning red poinsettia, Greta, and the beaded center is not only the perfect special touch, but a fabulous use for your 15 year old beads. The woman at the Historical Society will be thrilled to receive this gem.
    As for Fritz, sporting his wet weather gear: only toooo handsome! Obviously, the talent-gene runs in your family. I know your dad is proud of you and your sister!
    Hugs~c

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  14. Fritz looks very sporty, he is a doll! :) awesome poinsettia card, the red is perfect. Love the photo of your Dad, sending you lots hugs.

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  15. My heart goes out to you on the anniversary of your father's passing. What a beautiful song to remember him by.
    This card is absolutely stunning - so much beautiful texture & dimension. And now that is some stash. And that coat? Genius!

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  16. Fritz is looking very handsome and maybe needs a rain hat to go with that fab coat! I love, love, love the felt poinsettia and the fancy card! So pretty! Anniversaries of our loved ones passings are always difficult, especially on holidays.

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  17. Beautiful card Greta. My heart goes out to you on missing your Dad on Christmas Day, Sending many many hugs.

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  18. Your card is beautiful, very elegant... And Fritz looks equally stylish in his raincoat! :)

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  19. Gorgeous card Greta! So elegant and pretty and I love the felt flower.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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