Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's Been Awhile

Feels like forever since I made a card or wrote a post!  We're back from our first camping trip of the year, but I don't seem to be back in the swing of things yet.  
That elusive Blog Writing Genie would sure be helpful--haha! The weather was really good, especially for the Oregon coast. We took a drive & snapped this at a place with offshore rocks. 
I do have a couple cards to show you that I posted on Flickr recently--both just use die cuts. First is another sympathy card using SSS Birch Tree Window, Avery Elle sentiment & Zigs.  
My friend Rosemary inspired this one.   I used a gray blue textured cardstock to back the window & dark gray for the sentiment.  Got it mailed before we left since I couldn't go to the service.  I'm entering CropStopDie Cut Divas & SSS Flickr #71.
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Next is my card for the previous SSS Flickr challenge & Flickr Love Handmade Cards.  
The smooshed panel (DI mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, lucky clover, cracked pistachio) was left over from a previous project & is die cut with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop Rectangle. I used the same inks to color SSS Floral Shapes dies using a lighter hand for the top flower. Tried out my new extra fine tip white Sharpie & brushed the blooms heavily with Spectrum Noir clear sparkle.  The sentiment is SSS Painted Thanks cut from black textured cardstock.  Gotta get this one in the mail to one of my sweet blogging friends.  I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. I'll catch up with you as soon as I can.
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22 comments:

  1. Lovely cards Great and super to see your smiling face too!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. Your cards are always fabulous, Greta. I love your creativity and the wonderful texture. Thanks SO MUCH for linking up with us, and please join us again soon.
    God bless your week,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  3. So glad your trip went well and thank you for sharing the beautiful photo with us. What a perfect sympathy card, soft colours and great die cut. Amazing second card...loving the colours and those die cut flowers. The black die cut sentiment really pops against that ever so pretty background. Great use too of the new sharpie pen x

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  4. Just love both cards, Greta! Looks like you had a fun trip too!!

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  5. Oh how fun to go on a camping trip! Glad to see you back with these two exquisite makes! Stunning! Hugs, Autumn

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  6. love your pic and two wonderful cards - love that birch window and never thought to use it on a sympathy card.

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  7. Two fab cards showing different techniques and how versatile they are. Glad to hear your camping trip went well. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. How fun for you to go camping, your photo is so beautiful! Just like your cards, both amazing. Your sympathy card is stunning, perfect for difficult times. And those tulips are fabulous, so bright and vivid.

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  9. So happy you had a nice trip Greta! That's a cute photo of you and what fabulous scenery behind you! Pretty cards today!

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  10. Glad you had a gat camping trip! Wonderful photo of you with pretty scenery! Both cards are beautiful!!

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  11. Your camping trip really appeals to me - I love to be in the great outdoors. The sympathy card hits just the right note for the occasion and I love the smooshed panel on the second card. The bold flowers look perfect with that gorgeous background. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Word Art Wednesday!

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  13. Very pretty cards Greta. Glad you enjoyed your camping trip. Many more months till I can go again. Hubby is retiring at the end of the year and is taking the summer off - will do some camping and I'll join him in the weekends... before looking for a less stressful job.

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  14. both cards are just amazing, greta!! sounds like your camping trip was pretty amazing, too!

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  15. Both cards are just lovely! I like the clean and simple design of your sympathy card - and the muted colors! Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog so faithfully - I always enjoy visiting your lovely blog!

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  16. Greta, that sympathy card is perfect. I might have to case it. Your watercolor blooms are so pretty against that striped bit. Welcome back.

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  17. Wonderful cards. The sympathy card is amazing, haunting. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  18. Love the pretty blues on your die cut flower card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies. :)

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  19. I hate the reason for sympathy cards but this one is really pretty. I've looked and looked at that die and I think you may have enabled me! The tulips are beautiful and I do love the background. I see you got the fine line Sharpie pen. I really like mine better than the white pens that kept drying up.

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  20. I meant to say on my previous post, those are some rocks! It looks like a wild wicked coastline. I'm glad the weather cooperated.

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  21. Beautiful cards! Love the blue tulips. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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