Friday, April 8, 2016

Celebrate Life

Good thing hubby's daughter & son-in-law are coming here tomorrow.  Otherwise the housework would be put off again--haha! Rewarded myself for working yesterday by bringing home dinner & then finishing up 2 cards.  I really am in retirement mode so going to work, even occasionally, is hard.  I know you're feeling sorry for me--haha!  
First up is my Color Isolation card for PTI MIM. One of my first PTI sets was Year of Flowers Collection which I bought mostly to use for backgrounds. The rose is stamped in Soft Stone on white cardstock.  For the focal point & sentiment I used The Sweet Life stamps & dies. It's fun to see what colors you get when the layers include a solid image.  I used Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart & Autumn Rose with Limeade Ice & Simply Chartreuse for the leaves.  Finished off with PPP Sparkling Clear sequins. I'm also entering Stamping Sensations.
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Next is another card for the Winnie & Walter Share the Love Week with Pinkfresh Studio. This time I was inspired by Gayatri's card on Day 4. The Pinkfresh collection is very fresh & modern & a challenging style for me!  I saw the SSS Hello, Beautiful stamp set in my newly acquired box & decided to try using some of the fun images to CASE the paper.  
I used VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Sea Breeze & Mango Madness along with PTI Soft Stone. Gotta admit--it was a fun way to stamp & I want to try it again. The bottom strip is Hero Arts Large Plaid Background & the word die cut is from W&W The Big, The Bold & The Happy sent by my friend, Cat.  I inked it with the pink & brushed on WOS.  I've had the stickers forever & finally used some.  My punches are mostly ignored, but luckily I had the perfect little heart to make my own embellishment. It's 3 layers, inked with the Mango & covered with Diamond Glaze. Finished off with lots of little PPP Marshmallow sequins.  So happy I went outside my comfort zone & found I could do this style of card--once anyway!  I'm also entering at SSS Flickr (Springy colors), SSS WednesdaySSS Work It Wednesday & Die Cut Divas. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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35 comments:

  1. Oh Greta these cards are great! I am wild about the sweet light colors you selected for each one : )

    Don't work too hard in your retirement! *wink*

    Patti

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  2. Beautiful cards, Greta! Love your pretty, pastel stamping! Perfect for a springtime birthday! Thank you for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge - it always makes me happy to see you joining in! :)

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  3. wonderful cards as always, Greta - but love the rose the best - so pretty!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Greta. I particularly like the first one.

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  5. Oh they are beautiful ... I love the colours on your 2nd card!

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  6. Always good to step outside your comfort zone ;-). Great colours and choices, Carol & the Die Cut Divas

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  7. I love your beautiful rose card. The colours are so soft looking. Enjoy your visitors. Hugs Mrs A

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  8. What a beautifully elegant design! The rose is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  9. All 3 are beautiful cards Greta, and so happy to hear you're loving retirement...isn't it great?!! :0)

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  10. You have been busy. I love them all especially the arrows.

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  11. fantastic set of cards, greta!! the first one is so elegant and the second is just plain fun!!

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  12. Oh Greta, your rose card is beautiful!! And the second is fun. I like the playful design, there's so much movement in it!!

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  13. Lovely cards.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  14. Both cards are wonderful, Greta! The first card is so pretty with the rose and the second card is so fun with lovely pastels! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We may be getting 3-5 inches of snow...ha...where is spring?!

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  15. Visiting from the PTI blog and love this rose that you have used on your card. Bonus to view more lovely creations along the way <3

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  16. Gorgeous cards Greta. So happy to see you joining us at Die Cut Divas this month as well. A beautiful spring card.

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  17. Wonderful collection of cards Greta! That rose is so elegant! Love all the colorful stamping! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  18. Simply gorgeous Greta...love your wonderful background and your sweet rose!

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  19. Two beautiful cards! Love how the background turned out with the rose. Fun graphic card with all the pastel colours!

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  20. Beautiful cards Greta! I love how you used the same stamp for both background and focal point on the first. Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's.

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  21. Both cards are awesome, Greta, and The Sweet Life keeps popping up. With all the other floral sets I have, that one is still on my wish list. Great job on both challenges!

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  22. They are beautiful Greta, the rose card is gorgeous and the second card is so pretty and modern looking.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  23. A beautiful rose and I love the arrangement of images on the second card!

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  24. Gorgeous cards again Greta. You are making great use of your retirement time!

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  25. Wonderful cards Greta, I love your rose card, so lovely.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  26. Fabulous cards Greta! Love the colour combinations - so fresh and funky!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  27. Greta you have a such a great eye for design and color schemes. I just love your card; the birthday card is my favorite!

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  28. Making cards vs. house-cleaning? I can tell which one would win out in my place (she says, as the dust bunnies multiply...). A duo of pretty here; your flower on the first is gorgeous! Your second: funky, arty fantastic!
    Hugs~c

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  29. Beautiful flowers! I love the subtle stamping on the panel.

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  30. Look at you go! Retirement has got to be so much fun! You get to make awesome cards a lot! Beautiful work on all these. but my fav has got to be the roses :-) Have a wonderful day!

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  31. Gorgeous cards Greta! I love the pretty pastel colours and the design is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for our special 7th Birthday challenge
    Mandy xx

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  32. What beauties you've created, Greta.
    Have a lovely day.

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  33. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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