Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Name--Same Challenge!

Words to Scrap By is now Words to Craft By.  We want everyone to know that we welcome all kinds of projects.  Our schedule has changed to starting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month & running to the end of the month.  One winner will be selected each month & will be invited to Guest Design, but in addition we'll have a random drawing for a gift certificate.  What hasn't changed is that our inspiration comes from words & for 2016 we're using quotes.  Here's the January quote by Dave Weinbaum: "The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."

I was inspired to make a retirement card for a doctor I loved working with for quite a few years. Funny that we're both semi-retiring at the same time.  The background panel is more of my playing with inks & Ken Oliver Color Burst powders on watercolor paper. Then I stamped the little star images (old Stampendous wood mounted) with matching inks. Another old stamp (Comotion) I've always liked & used for retirement cards was black embossed on vellum. The wooden stars were inked in 3 of the colors & clear embossed. Black strips embossed with an old Cuttlebug folder are attached to the card front & the panel is mounted with foam tape. Hope I've inspired you to join the challenge at Words 2 Craft By. If you stop by & follow our new blog you'll be in the running for a special random drawing this month. I'm taking this card to The PlaygroundThe Male RoomWord Art Wednesday & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for stopping by. 
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28 comments:

  1. lovely card. the background is beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful card, fabulous background.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Beautiful card, fantastic background. The powders seem to be similiar to Brushos. I've also scrolled down to see the other beauties that I've missed. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

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  4. Oh, Great, what an amazing background that really makes a stunning card! What fun! Hugs!

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  5. oh wow... that background is absolutely stunning, greta!! fab masculine card!!

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  6. What a nice thing to do for your retiring doctor friend, Greta! He will love your motivational and colorful guy card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. So thoughtful to make this for the doctor who you really enjoyed working with ( geesh is this proper English? Do you know what I mean?) I love how the sentiment stands out and your background is gorgeous!

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  8. He will love it! The BG is gorgeous and the vellum is a great touch!!

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  9. Beautiful card!!!Love your background,it is awesome!!!Have a good day!!

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  10. How thoughtful of you Greta!
    He will love it!
    It's gorgeous and so unique!!
    xx

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  11. Fabulous background and such a lovely card! I suspect those Colour Bursts are actually nicer than Brushos - I have a few bloggy friends who really love them.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. How sweet of you to think of the doctor Greta! This is fantastic, what a pretty background!!

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  13. Beautiful background, i like the dream and star combo. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

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  14. This is a wonderful "male" card. I love that the embossing folder follows the theme of this card with stars. That is a beautiful background. He will appreciate you thinking of him. I'm happy for you to be semi-retired now. Lots of time to craft and relax.

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  15. Fabulous card Greta, I am going to check out the challenge blog.

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  16. Beautiful card Greta! Love how you created the gorgeous background!

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  17. Holy moly! That background is superb!! It really stands out against the black and it's perfect for the occasion!

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  18. Stunning card, Greta! The stars blend in so well with gorgeous background!

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  19. Fabulous sentiment and such a pretty background!

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  20. Greta...gorgeous card! I love your amazing background!

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  21. I love that background, so rich. The little stars and the sentiment on vellum are just super. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

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  22. This is SO pretty, Greta. I love the blues you've used. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us in our challenge, and please come back to join us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. You're also welcome to stop by CropStop to link up there as well. We'd LOVE to have you join us.
    www.cropstop.com/blog

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  23. Greta, This is gorgeous! You've created one exquisite background -- so pretty. :)

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  24. WOW, this is striking, Greta!
    Fabulous...background!

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  25. Rich deep colors, such a fabulous starry sky. I'd like to follow my dreams right now. They need to institute nap time at college. I'm tellin' ya!

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  26. Adding my voice to the others cheering and applauding your richly coloured card with the perfect sentiment for your retiring colleague! Stunning!
    Hugs~c

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