Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year with a Happy Birthday Card


For those of you counting down with me--3 shifts to retirement!  This will be my last scheduled weekend, so thought I better get my PTI MIM card posted.  
I took the easy way out by stamping the Friendly Flowers blossom & leaves in Scarlet Jewel & Aqua Mist on the matching die cuts & then used my waterbrush with the same inks to color them in.  The dots from the same set were stamped in Fine Linen & the sentiment is black embossed. There's a lovely shimmer from Wink of Stella--love that stuff!  I used my new PPP border die & finished off with 3 Rainstones given to me by my friend, Darnell, when we met in person earlier this year.  I do love having the PTI cardstock sampler to perfectly match the inks. Since I used my new PPP die, I'm also entering at Dies R Us.  The other challenges I'm entering are Seize the Birthday & SSS Wed.  Wishing everyone a peaceful, creative 2016! I so appreciate the friendship & support of all my blogging friends--thank you!
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25 comments:

  1. Sweet birthday card Greta...love those colors and that wonderful flower. Happy New Year!

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  2. Beautiful card, Greta! Those colors look wonderful together. Happy New Year and happy last three shifts :)

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  3. Yippee, only 3 more to go!!! Your birthday card is divine Greta. Mine is tomorrow, I'll pretend this is for me haha!! Don't you just love that PPP die, I sure do. Happy New Year ;)

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  4. You're going to be retired soon??!!! Whatever will you do with all that free time?! I'm just joshin' I know those retired folks tend to be busier than ever. Great colors on this great card!

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  5. I missed that you'll be retiring, Greta! Congrats - enjoy!

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  6. Only three shifts to go, ohhh what will you do!!!! Love this card, so pretty.

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  7. yea! you are going to love it! Sweet card colors.

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  8. Your flower is so gorgeous, Greta! Love the border die, too! Only three more shifts to go and I hope they go very well!

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  9. Greta, I love the pretty colors.
    Beautiful card.

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  10. Gorgeous card Greta!
    Happy New year dear Friend!
    Hugs~

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  11. So pretty Greta! Your blossom and leaves look fabulous!

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  12. Very pretty Greta...love those colors together! And congratulations on your retirement...you will love it!! :0)

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  13. another fab take on the mim challenge, greta!!

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  14. Very pretty Greta and I love the color combo! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

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  15. So excited for your retirement. It's a great time to enjoy more of what you love doing. Like creating beautiful cards! Fun colors together, and love that parenthesis stitch die that separates the 2 colors. Happy New Year to you too!

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  16. What a lovely design and such a beautiful card!

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  17. This is a very pretty color combination! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our 'Something New' challenge!

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  18. Such a gorgeous flower you created - and happy upcoming retirement! I wish I would be there...

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  19. Beautiful rich colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday !

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  20. Very elegant card - love the rich colour scheme. I can thoroughly recommend retirement ;) Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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  21. So incredibly pretty, Greta! Love the rich colours and that bloom is wonderfully eye-catching!
    Hugs~c

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  22. A very elegant design and I love this color combo. Chic!

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  23. I hope you've completed those last few shifts by now! Your gonna LOVE retirement, Greta :)
    Love your beautiful flower and your color combo is so pretty! Another lovely birthday card!

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  24. Very cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

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