Thursday, February 19, 2015

2 Milestones!

Milestone #1: After 11 months I have kitchen towels hanging again!  We had noticed lately that puppy Fritz doesn't bite our socks as we're trying to put them on, so I decided to take a chance & hang up the kitchen towels.  It's been over 24 hours & they're still hanging! 
Milestone #2:  I've been blogging for 3 years! So glad a couple of my cardmaking friends convinced me I could do it.  Thank you so much for all the support with your sweet comments.  Life is indeed sweet!  
Today's card uses one of my favorite color combos--pink & gold.  I also used one of my favorite stamp sets--PTI The Sweet Life. Embossing paste colored with Distress Paint spun sugar was spread over a stencil I made from the PTI Hexagon coverplate.  The rose was stamped with Distress Ink spun sugar & Delicata Golden Glitz. A branch from Turning a New Leaf was white embossed & the sentiment from The Sweet Life was gold embossed on vellum.  I used gold thread under the leaves & mounted the rose with foam tape.  Finished off with some white sequins. I'm entering PTI MIM, SSS Wed & Pixies Snippets Playground.  Thank you for visiting my blog. 

33 comments:

joy said...

This is so beautiful, Greta! I love the gold touches. And, guess what? I completely forgot that I have this PTI sweet life stamp set. Now that you have reminded me, I may just have to use it for some of their challenges, too.

Did you get my e-mail?? Thanks for the happy mail.

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning card Greta ... you are very talented and inspiring and Blogland is a better place with you in it ... Congrats on everything!

Di said...

Gorgeous card Greta and the pink and gold go beautifully together. Wonderful embossing too!

Tee, hee - Fritz is probably just biding his time :)

Hugs

Di xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is beautiful. I love the pink and gold together and have never, ever thought to do that. Love the colored embossing paste and gold sentiment. Truly stunning. I don't get here everyday, but I do scroll back and see all your cards. They are all so pretty.

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Love pink & gold together! And the embossing is wonderful! So happy that you are blogging & sharing your creations with us. Happy blogiversary!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Greta! Love the way your embossing turned out and the touches of gold are perfect.

Nancy Penir said...

Breathtaking bg on your card, Greta! Completes the monochrome card perfectly. And congrats on BOTH milestones!

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on both milestones. Here is to many more years of sharing your beautiful creations. Your card is gorgeous, one of my top five favorites of yours Greta!

Mrs A. said...

Like Brenda I would never have thought to use pink and gold together. A beautiful result. Hugs Mrs A.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So pretty!

Kim Heggins said...

Greta....a bit congrats to you on your 3 year blogiversary! So exciting for you, so many beautiful cards too. Looking forward to another 3+ years of amazing creativity from you. And congrats on Fritz not chewing your socks and towels...I am sure you are very happy. Now on to your card, this is just so beautiful...love all your wonderful layers and your background, just fabulous.

Rosemary said...

totally gorgeous, greta!! you totally rocked the MIM technique and the flowers are absolutely beautiful!! so happy to hear that Fritz is no longer chewing on things!! Congrats on four years of blogging!! (I think I'm coming up on 5... yikes!!)

Marcia Hill said...

Such a beautiful card Greta! Love how your background turned out and just the overall softness to your card...SO elegant! :0)

Lisa Elton said...

Yay for Fritz, good boy!! And YAY for your three year blogaversary!! Your card is beautiful. I like the soft colors and elegant gold!

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy Bloganniversary my Friend!
I'm so happy you have a blog and you share your art with us!
YOur card is so beautiful and so you!
Yeah for Fritz!! Maybe that's his little gift to you!

Hugs~

Dawn T said...

congratulations on three years blogging Greta. I've totally enjoyed visiting your blog over the years. Glad Fritz is learning that kitchen towels and socks are not his toys!

Mona Pendleton said...

Sounds like Fritz is making great progress Greta :) Love your beautiful card! That blossom is stunning! Hope you have a great weekend!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Happy blogging birthday Greta! I'm so glad that your friends convinced you to do it too, otherwise we might never have seen your gorgeous creations! This one is soft and beautiful! Congrats all round! Have a lovely weekend. Hazel xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Greta,
Doesn't time fly when you are having fun?
This card is adorable I especially like the Hexagon on your Bg; it brings the whole design together beautifully.
Smiles:)
Sue

Maria said...

Wow! Amazing card...over the top gorgeous! Wonderful texture, design, and color...perfect...one of my favs!!! And, cute about your dog, Fritz! Glad he knows that kitchen towels and socks are not his toys. Our German Shepherd, Shadow, brings out towels from the laundry room, but he doesn't chew them...hehehe!

Sally said...

Breathtaking, Greta. I could look at this for hours. It has such a serene and peaceful air about it. Congrats on three years of blogging - love the inspiration I always find here. And big congrats to Fritz - sounds like he's outgrowing puppyhood!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Greta, a lovely design with the fabulous texture and such pretty details!!

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

Darnell said...

This is a lovely snippets card, GG! So soft and pretty! Congratulations on having a fully well-behaved pooch now, and congratulations on your blog 3rd birthaversary! Cheers to many more!! Hugs, Darnell

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the embossed background and the gold accents are perfect!!

Stella said...

Chic doesn't fit it all; I would so that this card is spohisticated. It has a classic elegance and I love your use of that hexagon plate. ( I used it too and you will see it within a few days:)...)

Diana K said...

Gorgeous card, Greta. I also love me some pink with gold - who wouldn't!! Congratulations on the kitchens towels (hahaha) and the blogging.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a good boy there Fritz!
And your card is gorgeous!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is simply stunning, :0)) Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time hugs Pops x

Jessi Fogan said...

It's the little things, like kitchen towels :) Yay! Happy happy Blogaversary! This is a gorgeously Greta card to celebrate - love the pastels and all the incredible texture!

walchowDesign said...

Just saw your name on PTI blog! congrats with your win, Greta! Pretty card and love the texture of the lightly coloured embossing paste.

Betty Sue said...

Congrat on your win!! Your card is beautiful!!!

Jen Timko said...

This is really beautiful! I love the texture and the pretty colors!!

Darnell said...

Popping back to congratulate you on being the random winner on the MIM PTI blog, Greta!! Yippie!! Hugs, Darnell