Friday, October 9, 2015

Thankful

I'm back from my trip to California, but for some reason it's taking a long time to resume my routine. Slowly I'm getting to your blogs, so don't think I've forgotten you. Always great to see my sister. We'd love to live close to each other, but neither of us wants to live where the other one does!  Laurie is a foster mom for infants & her current little guy is a month old. Had to help her out by holding & feeding him--haha! 
Archie the Maltese accepted me right away, trying to keep me from missing Fritz!  Most of you probably already saw Darnell's post. What a treat to be invited to The Playhouse!  Have to say, didn't seem like a first meeting at all, but rather like old friends--well, not TOO old--haha! Kim & Harriett were also just as I thought--sweet, crafty gals I'd enjoy getting together with if I lived nearby.
 






Finally did manage to make a card last night. The stamps & dies are PTI Ombre Builders & Counting My Blessings. The Distress Inks are abandoned coral, ripe persimmon, wild honey & fossilized amber.  
I stacked the die cut & clear embossed the top brown layer. Added a gold thread nest & 3 little gold stickers. Luckily it fits several challenges: PTI MIM, SSS Monday, Time Out Challenges & Pixie's Snippets Playground. Thanks so much for your patience & continued interest in my blog.
Simon Monday Challenge BlogTIME OUT ChallengesPixies Crafty Workshop

34 comments:

  1. The lined background is so pretty in fall colours and your word and embellishments tie in beautifully.
    Heather T

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  2. Beautiful background and design ! And yes I did see the photos at Darnell's blog, great that you ladieswere able to meet IRL :) Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

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  3. Fabulous photos Greta and what a fun time you had. Lucky you to spend time with Darnell and friends - as well as with your sister and family. And a wonderful snippets card too! Welcome back :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. Nice to have you back Greta, so happy you had a good time and got to meet some crafty friends!! I'll bet your sister had to twist your arm to get you to help out with that precious little bundle ~ haha!! Beautiful background on your fabulous card!

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  5. Your card is magnificent, Greta!! I love every one of the design elements! I also loved meeting you and your sister and Caidon!! I have to say, however, that I'm disappointed I didn't get to meet Archie!!

    I'm glad to see that you posted. I was going to check in with you tonight if you hadn't, but I know it's hard to get back into a routine after being gone for several days. You'll see be back in the swing of things. I'll bet Steve and Fritz were happy to have you back! Thank you, again, for making the trip out for us to meet! It was a pleasure!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Gorgeous card and wonderful photos, Greta!

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  7. fantastic card, greta!! love the photo of you and your sister and you will the baby... both are so sweet!

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  8. what a very pretty card Greta. Lovely photos of you and your sister too.

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  9. How fun to meet crafty friends IRL and a fabulous card, love the changing colours of the background. Great to see you at TO

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  10. You and your sister are stunning together and WOW, an infant foster Mom...I love that!!! What a fabulous thing to do and you look so happy there with a bundle of baby joy and a fur baby. Glad you enjoyed your trip! :)

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    1. LOL...completely lost my train of thought and forgot to mention also that your card is FABULOUS. I love the background ombre and the rich color of the thankful sentiment.

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  11. How lovely! Great post, thanks for sharing the fun, Jo x

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  12. What a lovely post Greta with some super photos. You and your sister look very alike. I sadly don't have any siblings but my best friend of many years, Pat, and I said several years ago we feel like sisters. I bet Fritz was glad to see you home again. Sure you missed him too.

    Your card is fantastic. I love your combination of colours. Hugs. Barbxx

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  13. Great post Greta. So fun to meet in person other crafty gals. I finally found a local group of ladies to craft with here in MD, but it took about a year. Your card is lovely and I love the colors. Glad that you had time with your sister and also had a little 4 legged companionship, I am sure that made the Fritz separation easier to bear. You and your sister look fabulous together. Yikes I am rambling on...enjoy easing back into the routine. Glad you are home safe.

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  14. Glad that you had fun meeting your sister and Darnell!
    And a very lovely card too!

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  15. What a wonderful post Greta! Looks like you had a great time! Your card is beautiful! The background looks amazing!

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  16. Oh what lovely photos ... It's sounds like a fabulous trip seeing your sister and meeting up with blog buddies ... I'm envious!

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  17. Oooops forgot to say how much I love your card!!

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  18. Super photo of your sista and yourself, Greta! Sounds like you had a great time meeting your stamping friends too.

    Fab card with all the stripes!

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  19. How fun to meet with your sister, Darnell, and blog friends! Sounds like a great time! Your card is just lovely with lovely background and thankful die sentiment!

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  20. Sounds like you had a great time visiting your sister...and how cool that you also got to hang out with such fabulous crafty friends! Oh, I am so jealous! I know you're going to cherish these great photos for a long time to come, too :)
    What a great card, Greta! I love the autumn color palette and your die cut sentiment is perfect!

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  21. Greta...it was such a wonderful honor to meet both you and your sister. You are just as sweet as I imagined you would be. Hope we have the chance to meet again and what a great treat it would be to live closer to you!
    Love your beautiful card too. so sweet.

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  22. What a wonderful post Greta!
    I have enjoyed the pictures so much and I'm delighted you could meet blog friends!
    Your card is beautiful!!
    Hugs~

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  23. A great take on the Autumn theme. Thanks for playing at Time Out

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  24. Lovely card, the background is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  25. Sounds like a great trip! Seeing family is wonderful and crafty friends are just as fun!

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  26. What a lovely picture of you and your sister. How fun to hold a new baby, it's been a long time since I got to do that. Archie is so cute! I think it's wonderful that you got to meet up with Darnell, Kim and Harriett and you got to see the Playhouse. That's on my bucket list. I love meeting other stampers and exchanging ideas. Your card is very pretty. If I'm away from my crafting for any length of time it is hard to get started again. I guess you need to make something every day.

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  27. OH, Greta, what a FUN post!
    Hanging out with sisters is the best...I can relate.
    And, how wonderful that you got to meet up with crafty friends.
    Love the photos you've shared & the beautiful card.

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  28. I really love the card you made. And lucky you to get together with like-minded, crafty, friends.

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  29. What a fantastic card! So happy for you that you also got to meet Darnell and even two more blogging friends! Isn't the Playhouse adorable?
    I also have a sister and wish I would see her more often! Sisters are the best!

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  30. A fantastic card and fantastic friends! Looks like a great visit all round! Don't worry about catching up. We'll all be here when it works out for you. <3

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  31. Everything about your post has planted a mega-watt smile on my face, Greta! You and your sister: gorgeous! You with Darnell, Kim and Harriet: awesome (yes, I'm jealous that they got to meet you!); you, Archie and the baby, darling; your card, simply fantastic!!
    Hugs~c

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  32. Greta, I had to look through your blog to find this beautiful card you sent me.
    It's so much prettier IRL. ;-)
    It's one of my favorites by you.
    Thanks, sweet friend. ♥

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