Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Card & A Magnet

I love the PTI Create Along with Us challenges during release weeks.  There's never a lack of inspiration, that's for sure!  I needed to make a card for my sister as one of her best friends just lost her 22 yr old son in a car accident.  They no longer live in the same state. I know my sister is heartbroken & feels so helpless not to be able to give her friend a hug in person.  
Maile's one layer card is simple & beautiful--perfect for what I wanted to make.  My first thought was to use a rose image, but changed my mind to the lovely ferns from PTI Meadow Greens.  
The Rock n Roll technique was done with Limeade Ice & Simply Chartreuse.  The sentiment is from Wonderful Words: Hello & is stamped in Ripe Avacado.  I added some little splatters & rounded the corners for softness.  I'm also entering the CAS challenge at ATSM, AAA Cards, & One Layer Simplicity.
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Next is my entry for the April Memory Box Challenge--Anything But a Card.  I collect magnets & it's fun to make them, too.  
The Sizzix frame was cut from self-adhesive fun foam & cardstock.  The frame was foiled & the background was stamped with a Flourishes sentiment & Magenta splatter stamp.  The MB Moonlight Butterfly was also cut from the foam & covered with Elizabeth Craft Cool Highlights glitter.  Decided to bling it up with clear gems & a plastic floral sticker.  
I picked up the MB Arianna Sprig die in a sale not too long ago & I love it!  I foiled the intricate blossom, same as the frame, & cut off the leaf so I could attach it where I wanted. For the life of me I couldn't find my magnet strip, but I saved one that came in the mail, so used that. Really fun project that will make a nice little gift for someone.  I'm also entering Word Art Wednesday.   Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
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30 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Greta, I am so sorry to hear this young man lost his life. Your card is soft and peaceful. Perfect, but I know difficult for you to make. Your shimmery frame is so pretty and I love the bejeweled butterfly!!

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  2. I am so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss! You have created such a beautiful card, Greta...your sister's friend is going to love it!
    Loving your sweet frame, too! Such a fun, sparkly butterfly, and your foiled frame is amazing! I'll bet it looks fabulous IRL, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  3. Such an awful thing to happen and such a difficult card to make but I think the one you created is perfect. And loving that frame, so bold and beautiful with the Butterfly.

    B x

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  4. So sad to hear the news about your sister's friend's son. Losing your child is the most painful thing. Your card is very peaceful and perfect.

    I love your gorgeous frame. Beautiful and bright and blingy. Barbxx

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  5. My heart goes out to your sisters friend and her family. That's a great loss at such a young age. Your card is CAS perfection and most of all, heartfelt. It will be much appreciated, I'm sure. Your magnet is adorable as well!

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  6. Wonderful creations!! I like your card better than Maile's!

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  7. Beautiful CAS card. So elegant. I am so sorry for your sister's friend. I am sure your card will be appreciated. Your magnet is so creative too!

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  8. Gorgeous; I love the subtle and soft look of your card. Perfect in these shades of green. And your magnet is a gem!

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  9. Lovely projects Greta. Love your sympathy card, so soothing.

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  10. Greta, both projects are fabulous. The color on your frame is just so wonderful and your simple card above that is perfect.

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  11. your take on maile's card is so pretty, greta!! and that frame is so fun!!

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  12. Your sympathy card is CAS perfection Greta! Sometimes simple really is the best, and this card says it all. I'm sure your sister will appreciate being able to send this beauty to her friend in her time of need. Really like your magnet too...such pretty colors!! :0)

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  13. Now this is CAS perfection, Greta. Awesome card, friend. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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  14. I will have to CAS your sympathy card, I seem to make the most of those kind of cards, and run out of ideas to change it up, I love the simplicity of the ferns and that sweet sentiment! I am so sorry for your sister and how she feels with her friends loss. Heart Hugs to you Greta!!

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  15. Awesome CAS card! And, the magnet is gorgeous...so pretty!!!

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  16. So sorry to hear this tragic news Greta. On a happier note your card is lovely and I also cased one of Mailes cards. I love her CAS style.

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  17. WOW!! your frame is amazing! I love the foil on the foam : ) and your sweet CAS card is just beautiful. I'm certain it will warm your friend's heart!

    Patti

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  18. Lovely, Greta. So sad, I can't imagine the heartbreak. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

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  19. Greta, I love your beautiful creations. Great take on Maile's card. (Her card also caught my eye.)

    So sorry to hear about the tragic loss.

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  20. I love the clean and simple feel of your card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  21. Both are these are fantastic, Greta! Love the touches of sparkle on the butterfly!

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  22. Another young person taken too soon...so sorry to read about the son of your sister's friend. Your soft and serene card is just perfect for your need and great take based on Maile's card. Your butterfly magnet is so pretty, Greta!

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  23. Beautiful Cas card,and love your rock and roll technique...so sad to hear for a tragic loss...Thank you for joining us at ATSM...Željka DT X

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  24. Beautiful, simple card with a lot of impact. Love, love, love the magnet. Foiling is such a nice touch. Thanks for playing along at Outside the Box. hugs my friend, :)

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  25. Beautiful Greta! Love simple one layer cards.

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  26. Loving your CAS card. Great job using your inspiration

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  27. Beautiful projects Greta. Your sympathy card is very comforting ~ so sorry for such a tragic loss.

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  28. I'm deeply saddened by your sister's friend's loss; so tragic when youth is taken away. Your card will touch her deeply; soft, delicate, beautiful. Your magnet has me swooning! Teal and butterfly = winning combination!
    Hugs~c

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