Thursday, February 12, 2015

Life is Sweet

I love this sentiment from PTI The Sweet Life & it's appropriate for today--my birthday! Every day is a gift. My card is for the PTI Anniversary Challenge to create a card inspired by Maile Belles.  I've always been drawn to her style & have several of the stamp sets she designed.  I love the cards where she stamps overlapping images in several colors like this one & this one.  I also love the unique modern look she achieves by cutting apart her layers seen in many cards including this one & this one and the use of strips here. I combined these elements for my card made with Turning a new Leaf using Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft & Aqua Mist.  The sentiment is stamped in VersaMagic Gingerbread.  I watercolored sweet blush to show between the panels which are mounted with foam tape.  A few white sequins finish it off. 
My mom wrote poems for special events including the birth announcements for us 3 kids.  My dad always carried them in his wallet.  Thought you might enjoy seeing mine.  Off to work--thanks for visiting my blog.  




30 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Greta!!! Lovely card and what a sweet, sweet poem and precious photo! Creativity sure runs in your family! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  2. Happy Birthday, my friend! Such a lovely card and love your idea of using watercolor on the split - really achieved a unique look!

    Precious poem! Have a lovely day!

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  3. Well, Happy Happy Birthday Greta...what a fabulous card you made for yourself...but oh, that baby picture and the AMAZING poem really touched my heart! what a special Mama to do that for all her children and what a treasure you have! I hope you have a great day!

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  4. Happy birthday Greta. Your card is a wonderful translation of your inspiration.
    The birth announcement poem by your mother is so sweet, and how lovely that your dad carried it with him.

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  5. The HAPPIEST of birthday wishes and blessings to you sweet Greta!! Your card is pretty, so wispy and delicate. Look what a cute baby you were and that poem is sweet. Love that you dad carried it in his wallet. My late FIL carried a piece of paper i his wallet with his eights kids birthdays, birth weight and length!

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  6. Happy happy birthday! What a special keepsake! Hugs

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  7. A gorgeous card Greta!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! And I LOVE your poem, so so sweet!!!!

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  8. Many Happy Returns on your birthday Greta. Love the split card idea on your card. Just perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Firstly, I want to say...Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Greta! I know you're off to work (should be a law against it), but I hope you have a great day, and that all of your birthday wishes come true!
    Your card is absolutely beautiful, and really showcases Maile's unique and lovely style! I also love the transition of colors and sweet sentiment that you chose for this card...so true!
    How fun that your mom wrote poems...Love this sweet one to celebrate you coming into the world...I also think it's so nice that you still have it as a keepsake!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Greta!! I can't believe I didn't have this date recorded in my little birthday book! Sure hope you have a fabulous day. Your card is beautiful and I adore that wee picture of you. Your mom's poem is SO precious and it is wonderful that you still have it.

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  11. Happy Birthday Greta, and what a treasure of a poem your Mum left you.
    You were a beautiful Baby, and your card is gorgeous as well.
    Have a great day.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  12. Your mums' poem is so so sweet. And that babyphoto from you; a cutie!
    Your card has a subtle touch that I love. Gorgeous with the leafs and the colors you worked with!

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  13. Beautiful card Greta. Your moms poem was so sweet, i loved that you shared it on your special day! Happy, happy!!!

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  14. happy birthday, my friend!! so sweet that you shared the poem your mom wrote when you were born!! your card is beautiful!

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  15. Happy Birthday to you, Sweet Greta! OH, what a heart-warming post! I love the precious poem your mom wrote, & the adorably sweet baby photo of you. They made me smile.

    Hope you make time to celebrate your special day!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ♥

    Your card is simply beautiful!

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  16. Happy Birthday Greta! May all that is wonderful to you be abundant. A lovely card, you have captured your inspiration. Your Mother's poem is such a wonderful keepsake to have. Treasures. Hugs to you my friend. Happy mail is finally on it's way.

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  17. Happy, happy birthday Greta! What a wonderful birth announcement - definitely something to keep for life. And your card is truly beautiful - so soft and pretty.

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  18. A very Happy Birthday Greta. Love the poem your mum wrote. How special. A beautiful card too. Love the soft colours and perfect design.

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  19. Such a fun card! Happy birthday! Your mom is so talented!

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  20. Happy happy birthday, sweet Greta! Your birthday poem is an absolute treasure! And I love the colours & design of your card :)

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  21. Very Happy belated birthday wishes :) hope you had an awesome day ! Beautiful card and the poem is such a treasure

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  22. I hope you had a terrific birthday. Thanks for sharing your birth announcement. You mom wrote the sweetest poem for you and what a wonderful keepsake. Your card is so pretty today too. A nice sentiment for a birthday card.

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  23. Happy Happy Birthday to you! Your moms poem is so awesome, what a treasure! Your card is so soft and pretty,too. have a wonderful day!

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  24. So lovely. The overlapping leaves and colors just create a perfect effect. I love the sentiment panel and how it creates such a cool visual design line. And that sweet poem? What an awesome keepsake.

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  25. So so sweet! Happy Birthday Miss Greta and how sweet that your mom did this, what a wonderful memory to have too. Wishing you and your sweetie a very Happy Valentine's Day!

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  26. Awww...Happy late birthday, Greta! Hope you enjoyed your "special" day! Your Mom's poem is precious! What a treasure! Your card is so lovely in prefect color and design! Take care, hugs!:-)

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  27. Your card is GORGEOUS Greta!
    and that poem melts my heart but wait, that also means I have missed your birthday?!!!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......GRRRRR....I'm so sorry I want to slap myself!
    Please forgive me, I'm sending you the biggest hug ever and Happy Belated birthday my dear Greta!!

    xx

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  28. Well your card is beautiful but that photo of you and the poem stole my heart!! My DH's birthday is 12 Feb too and whilst you all know me as Ros ... my family name is Lindy!

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  29. Yikes forgot to say Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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  30. Happy belated birthday, Greta! Love your soft, romantic card, but most of all, your mom's poem brought tears to my eyes. It is such a treasured gift she gave you. Love that your Dad carried it with him always. Thinking of you...

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