Friday, October 7, 2016

Altenew & PTI

It's always sad to loose a friend & the fact that someone is elderly doesn't change that.  Tomorrow I'll attend the memorial service for the father of childhood friends.  He always gave me a big smile & seemed genuinely glad to see me.  I'm at the age where the adults I grew up admiring are rapidly decreasing in numbers--this is the second one in a month.  It also brings to the forefront my feelings of loss since my dad died nearly 7 years ago. It will be good to see a lot of people that were a huge part of my life, especially as a teenager.  Our faith gives us peace in the midst of sorrow.  
I used the color combo for the Altenew October Inspiration Challenge to make my card. The stamps are Layered Lily (only the top 2 layers) & Painted Sentiments stamped in Hero Arts Field Greens & Cup O' Joe, Memento Northern Pine & Distress Ink scattered straw (splatters).  The ivory panel is mounted to soft gold dp. 
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Next is my card for PTI MIM Background Building with Frames.  
I still had my Take 3 die on the table, so decided to use it.  The stamp sets are Harvest Berries & Tiny Tags.  My stamping is done with Frost White, Memento Love Letter & Hero Arts Cup O' Joe. I'm also entering Dies R Us. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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26 comments:

  1. two wonderful cards Greta - i like your frame card better than any of the others i've seen - probably because it is such a great design with those ginko leaves - and layered lily is also a fave stamp of mine - will mail you a pkg. tomorrow so be on the lookout.

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  2. Two beauties, Greta! Sorry the first one is for a sad occasion!!

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  3. Pretty cards, I know it is hard to make card for such sad occasion, we all wish that we never have to use one of those.

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  4. Two very lovely cards Greta. None of us likes having to male a sympathy card and as you said as we get older we are losing more of those who have been important in our lives. Barbxx

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  5. Your first card is really stylish and very fit for purpose and the second so effective with the frames and Kraft card Greta.

    B x

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss ... I know just what you mean... Beautiful card for the occasion and I love your frame card too ... Clever!

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  7. Good job Greta on your cards! I like how you used the ginko twice, stamping and die cut. When I see kraft cards, it reminds me how warm and cozy they make one feel.

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  8. WOW What a clever creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘The Leaves on the Trees’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  9. So very sorry to hear about your loss Greta...age doesn't matter when it's someone you care about. Your sympathy card is lovely as is your MIM card. :0)

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  10. Sorry for your loss, Greta. Both cards are so lovely.

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  11. So sorry about your loss Greta, it's a very beautiful sympathy card, love the frame card with Gingko too.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  12. Both cards are delightful. Your sympathy card is fabulous. And thrilled second day of each is just awesome.

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  13. Sorry for your loss, Greta. Both cards are wonderful! Awesome flowers wth pretty green color! And, second card is lovely with the leaves, berries, and fun frames!

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  14. What a sad time, but a very lovely card. The colors of those flowers is very soothing.

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  15. Greta, so sorry for your loss, your card is beautiful and will bring comfort to your friends. and I love your background for the MIM...how clever you are!

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  16. Stunning card, love this. A loss is always hard to comprehend, take care.xx  {aNNie}

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  17. Hi Greta
    Fabulous card.... Perfect sympathy card
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  18. It is never easy to lose someone and I'm so sorry for your loss. Sympathy cards are the hardest to make because of the emotions connected to them but it means so much to the recipient. This HA Field Green color is beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen that color ink before. The card is a lovely sympathy and I like the framing on your second card.

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  19. Such pretty cards Greta! Love the fancy frame built background and the beautifully stamped flowers are stunning!

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  20. both cards are amazing, greta!! love how you used the painted lily stamps on the first one... so beautiful!!

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss...it's never easy, especially when it brings up feelings about those we're closest to ~ You have created two beautiful cards, Greta! I love how you played with the autumn colors, and how you stamped those gorgeous flowers on your sympathy card!

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  22. I'm sorry for your loss. Your card will bring comfort. It;s gorgeous and a handmade card is always special to receive. Especially on a sad occasion as this. Your card for PTI is lovely. Take care...

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  23. Both cards are awesome, Greta. Great minds think alike using Take Three die-cuts? I also had to make a quick sympathy card for Tuesday. The wife of a former coworker died Monday and two days later he died...and they weren't in an accident. So very sad and sorry for your loss!

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Greta. Your thoughtful card for your childhood friend will be appreciated. Terrific job on your MIM card, love the pink & white on kraft!

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  25. Greta, both cards are simply lovely.
    I'm sure it will mean so much to your friend.

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  26. Oh Greta, loss is difficult, and especially so when it reminds us of a very personal loss. The card is beautiful and your friend will appreciate your time and love in making it. The ginko leaves are fabulous on your second card.

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