Friday, February 12, 2016

Today's The Day!

It's official--I've joined the Senior Citizen ranks! Most people think I'm a little younger, so must have inherited those genes from my folks who always looked younger than they were. I'm grateful for my good health & count every day a blessing, so that makes birthdays a good thing! Hubby's sweet daughter & her family sent me the little miniature rose bush.  

Couldn't miss the Ellen Hutson February Mix It Up Challenge because this time I have tons of products for the featured company--Penny Black! Maybe I can make at least one more. This card uses EH Big Blossom dies & a sentiment from my newest PB stamp, love & hugs. I began by inking white cardstock with Distress Inks worn lipstick & festive berries.  Then I die cut all the blossoms (have a bunch still to use) & added a bit more festive berries with a waterbrush in the darker areas for even more contrast.  The leaves are all cut from a scrap of vellum.  Loved the sketch at The Challenge as soon as I saw it & it's the basis of my design.  
I usually brush on Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz, Frost, but this time I sprayed the whole thing & wowzer--it's gorgeous in real life! I'll be using this for a thank you.  I'm also entering SSS Monday, Addicted to CAS, CropStop, & Time Out.  Thank you all for helping me celebrate with cards, gifts & good wishes--you've made my day! 
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35 comments:

  1. Love your card, and you look fantastic - happy birthday, Greta!

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  2. Gorgeous card...and congratulations!

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  3. Such a pretty design, Greta! The pink, shimmer, and sequins are all favorites! Happy birthday to you - wishing you a beautiful day!

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  4. Fabulous card Greta, and sending lots of well wishes on your birthday. You look fabulous!

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  5. Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Greta! You certainly must have inherited some great genes, b/c you don't look even close to your age! Bravo, my friend! I wish you and hubby many more years of good health and happy times together!

    Such a beautiful card! I love how you placed the blossoms, and that you added some shimmer and shine to make them sparkle! Love CAS card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM! Hugs, Barb

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  6. such a beautiful Card, love those roses too! Happy birthday Miss Greta, enjoy your day :)

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  7. How embarrassing!!! Firstly, I forgot to tell you how much I love your mini rose bush :) Then, I meant to say "Lovely CAS card", and then I typed ATSM instead of Addicted to CAS (that's what happens when you're on 2 teams)! Time for a nice, hot cup of coffee :)

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  8. happy birthday, my friend!! yep... you definitely got some really good genes!! your card is as beautiful as your mini rose bush!!

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  9. The HAPPIEST of birthday wishes and blessings to you my sweet friend!! You have a card on the way!! You look fabulous and so does your rose bush. A lovely card today. Those flowers are so much fun!

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  10. Love your beautiful rose card. Happy Birthday Greta, we share the same birth date, maybe the same # too.

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  11. Happy birthday to you friend! Enjoy!

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  12. Happy birthday Greta! Hope you had the best day ever! You look beautiful as ever! Must have joined the AARP ranks of senior citizens :)

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  13. Happy Birthday for yesterday Greta, hope you had a good day.

    B x

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  14. You look wonderful!! I hope you had a brilliant day ... Love your card BTW!

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  15. Many happy returns, Greta! Have a great day and your card is gorgeous, Jo x

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  16. Happy birthday, Greta! You're beautiful inside and out. And I love your gorgeous card!

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  17. Happy happy birthday Greta; enjoy being a senior citizen:) You look fab! I hope your day has been special and wonderful.!

    Oops almost forgotten; your card is lovely!

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  18. I hope you had a terrific day yesterday!
    You look beautiful and you are so lucky to have that gorgeous mane of yours!
    I think of you every time I see roses and love your card!!
    Hugs~

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  19. Oh, so pretty! I bet it's even more so IRL where that sheen can really be seen! Love your vellum leaves, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

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  20. Happy belated Birthday! Hope your day was fabulous! Your rose bush is lovely just as the person holding it! ;) And your card is very pretty! Love the vellum leaves!

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  21. Wonderful lovely photo of you, Greta! The miniature rose bush looks so pretty! Happy Birthday, dear sweet lady, you!!! And, you card is stunning with the lovely flowers and vellum leaves! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

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  22. Happy belated Birthday Wishes to you and you do look lovely. hugs Mrs A.

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  23. Love those watercolored blooms! Very pretty card! Happy belated birthday, and thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

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  24. Those Distress Ink flowers are so pretty - a wonderful choice of colour and beautifully paired with the vellum and sequins! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  25. Sending you belated Birthday Wishes Greta. You look very happy to have joined the ranks of the "oldies". You really do look much younger though. I hope you had a lovely day. The miniature rose bush is a lovely colour.

    Your card looks lovely and shimmery Greta. The parchment leaves look lovely too. Barbxx

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  26. Love these gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge! (And happy birthday as well!)

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  27. The blush from the roses is repeated on your lovely cheeks. Wow, you sure don't look ready for Senior Citizens but now you can shop with their discounts! This is a lovely card and I love the vellum leaves. They highlight the blooms. I hope your birthday was wonderful as well as your Valentine's Day. Big hugs to you.

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  28. So pretty, Thank you for playing along with The Challenge.

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  29. Happy special birthday! Welcome to the ranks of the young at heart! Love your big pink blossoms and I've got to check out that love and hugs set!

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  30. Hope you've had a wonderful birthday. The card is so pretty. Love the beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  31. Congrats on the retirement! Now that you are retired expect to be busier than ever before (say my retired friends). No matter what you do, enjoy yourself!

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  32. A sweet, sweet card~ Happy belated birthday. I also joined the Medicare ranks on February 9 - not so bad after all.

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  33. Happy, Happy (belated) Birthday, my incredibly young-looking, young-in-spirit friend! I think we need'proof' of your age, because WOW...I'm hard pressed to believe you're a 'Senior'! You're so photogenic; a natural beauty, both inside and out! As for your card: crushing over your cascading bouquet of scribbly roses. So pretty!
    Hugs~c

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  34. Happy Birthday Miss Greta...you don't look a day over 29! Beautiful photo. and beautiful card too.

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  35. Fabulous card and I love your pretty bloom!
    Happy belated birthday dear!

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