Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I Did It...

I did it...cut my hair & fully resigned!  I'm putting out my retirement cards you all sent a year ago when I gave up my regular schedule.  It's mostly a mental change since I haven't been working many shifts anyway.  
Finally finished my simple card for Winnie & Walter's March Color Challenge.  I used Distress Markers worn lipstick, spun sugar, milled lavender, tumbled glass & mustard seed--close as I could get to the pretty inspiration photo.  
This is my first card using True Multifaceted Border Cutaways--so fun! The outline die cut is covered in prisma glitter & the card front is splattered with the inks.  I used a sentiment from Big, Bold, Seasons for a festive birthday card. Finished off with PPP clear sparkling sequins.  I'm also entering Darnell's NBUS #11, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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37 comments:

  1. Congratulations on cutting the work cord once and for all and for all! And your new bob is very becoming! You look happy and ready to relax with gusto. Your card is a simple design that is chock full of colorful personality! Love the splatters!! Thanks so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #11 again!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. This card is so pretty, it's stunning in its simplicity! Congrats on retiring too!

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  3. the border on your card looks like stained glass - so pretty - and love your new haircut - i know how you feel about finally really truly retiring - after i retired from teaching i subbed for about 8 years and it was so great to finally quit.

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  4. Congrats on finally doing the whole retired bit and your hair looks wonderful.. Beautiful card love that die and the colours you used, it looks wonderful., I bought the stamp and sorry to say still havent used it. I need to get cracking..

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  5. Pretty card and Happy retirement Greta. I eased into my retirement on Aug. 1st and fully retired on Dec. 31st. and realized that I should have done this years ago. I thoroughly enjoy it! Enjoy yours!

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  6. Fabulous design, Greta!! Congrats on your retirement and your new haircut is so cute!!

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  7. Congrats on your retirement and the new hair style. It looks lovely. I struggled for a while with withdrawal symptoms, when I finally retired from Nursing, but now I wonder how I did it and I relish the extra time for crafting. I love your jewel bright card with the different shapes and the splashes. The clear sparkling sequins are gorgeous. I'm going to hunt around for some of those.

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  8. It's so pretty, Greta!!! I love your bright strip of colors. I just ordered some of those PPP sequins. Love how they add a light touch of sparkle.

    Congratulations on your retirement and hooray for more time to craft!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card!!!
    <3 J

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  9. Your hair looks great! Happy Retirement. It is such a lovely time of our lives...

    Your ard looks good. The panel looks like stained glass!

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  10. Greta you look gorgeous!And congrats on being retired; enjoy this new stage of life. Your card is lovely. I love the "graphic" border and modern look of your card!

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  11. gorgeous lady and lovely card. You look really lovely - nice length on your hair and enjoy your retirement...

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  12. Look how cute you are!! Great new cut for the next chapter of your life. Enjoy retirement with hubby and Fritz!! You card is terrific. I like the graphic modern look!

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  13. Great hair, so pretty! And, congrats on fully retiring! Now you can enjoy more craft time and camping! Love your card with the multifaceted border cutaway! Wonderful color and sparkle...love it!!

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  14. I love your new haircut. I bet it just bounces when you move. I love retirement and don't know how I had time to work now that my days are filled up! Your card is so pretty and the fun colors and shapes make it unique. My SIL and I went to Petite Chou Tuesday but we couldn't get in the one we went to so we had to go to the one on the north side. It didn't have all of the same menu so I was a bit disappointed that the dessert wasn't the same. But still great food.

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  15. Congrats to you!! You look great! And what a fabulous card too! Love your mosaic effect!

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  16. Great hair and a good decision! Love your card, and wow... More crafting time! Jo x

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  17. I wish I could wear my hair that long! And what a fun use of these products and the color inspiration, Greta! Enjoyed your post - thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  18. That multi-coloured strip is so pretty and I love the scattering of ink and gems. Enjoy your retirement!

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  19. Happy 'Full' retirement and looking good x Those cutaways look great and such pretty colours too x

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  20. Congrats and happy retirement. I've loved being retired and know you will too.

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  21. Congratulations on your retirement. And I really like your new hair cut. Very nice.

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  22. Love that colorful border on your card. Happy retirement for real this time! Where I work it is common for folks to retire and then come back on a part-time basis. I guess I should was common. Apparently we have no money for those shenanigans anymore.

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  23. OM Goodness girl your hair is adorable!!!!!! Yeah for you!!!! And that card is stunning, wonderful creativity my friend! have a great weekend! I wonder if you are going to get as much rain as us?

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  24. I love that beautiful geometric design on your card. Gorgeous colors too.

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  25. Congratulations again...so glad its permanent this time. Your new do looks great on you as well. Your colorful card border is fantastic what a chipper card.

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  26. Congratulations on your complete retirement and the new, pretty hair cut!
    Yeah, now you have even more time to craft! Your card with the graphic border looks fabulous!

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  27. Love your beautiful card! Simple and gorgeous :)

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  28. Like the hair cut to go along with a fresh start in living retired! My hubby sold his dental practice in Jan. 2008 but worked 2-4 days/month at a local public health clinic. He gave notice this week to stop by the end of June when his malpractice insurance ends!

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  29. Wow! This is stunning! LOVE the use of white space with the pop of colors - absolutely PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining the first Winnie and Walter Monthly Color Challenge!

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  30. Happy new haircut and retirement Greta! I hope you will enjoy it. What a great way to start with this lovely CAS design. I love the vibrant colours and the pretty spattered background.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  31. Nice hair cut and happy retirement!
    A sweet card you have there!

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  32. You look so amazing...love your new hair style, it really is you! Your card is fabulous too!

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  33. YAY, Greta, happy retirement! ENJOY!
    What a sweet photo of you...love your haircut.
    Your card is simply lovely & beautifully designed.

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  34. Congrats on your retirement! And loving your hair, very girly! This card is fab, so stylish and trendy looking, great use of your die and the colors you chose!

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  35. You look beautiful my Friend and you are blessed with great hair!
    I love your card and the tiny paint splatters are the perfect accessories to the geometrical border.
    Hugs~

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  36. Your colourful multi-faceted card is an extension of the new 'facets' of life you're embracing! Your new hair style: soooo pretty on you! And congratulations on your 'real' retirement! Hope this means a lot more cards and traveling and doing whatever, whenever!
    Hugs~c

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