Saturday, August 4, 2018

PTI MIM and TT

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We're not having a usual week, although no comparison to the people dealing with wildfires & floods.  I'm very grateful to be where I am.  Fritz had an IV to have his teeth cleaned & a couple days later wouldn't stop licking the shaved area on his leg.  That means I had to watch him every minute or put on the cone.  He actually doesn't fight the cone, but I feel terrible making him wear it.  Then hubby had a hernia repair that turned out to be 5 hernias!  It was done laparoscopically, but that's still a big surgery.  He was in surgery way longer than expected & took awhile to get his post op pain controlled.  Luckily, we're only 10 minutes from the hospital & nothing I could do for him, so I spent most of the day watching Fritz & waiting for the phone to ring.  Both are doing better, but we're all still catching up on sleep.  Since they're both napping I'm taking the chance to post my PTI cards.
The first one is for MIM: Mixed Background Texture.  I used one of The Sweet Life die cuts I stamped awhile back when I had the 2 layers lined up in my Mini MISTI. 
I used Lemon Tart & Berry Sorbet on Sweet Blush cardstock.  The berry spray from Spruce & Sprigs was also die cut from Sweet Blush & stamped with the matching ink.  The leaves were die cut from vellum & stamped in Lemon Tart.  A Lemon Tart panel was dry embossed on the top & stamped with Text Style in Summer Sunrise on the bottom.  The bouquet was mounted to a panel of Berry Sorbet with a sentiment from Gathered Garden stamped multiple times in the matching ink.  The little dots are done with a Versamark pen.  I'm also entering WAW.
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Next is my Transformation Tuesday card which is an anniversary version of a birthday card I really liked.  My neighbor asked me to make a card for her daughter's 21st anniversary & I'll see if she wants this one. 
I did a better job lining up the strips this time using 2 cuts of the Mix & Mat: Flourishes die.  The panel was supposed to be shades of peach sponging with SSS Apricot & HA Soft Cantaloupe.  It looks pretty orange to me, but maybe she'll like it since they went to Oregon State University.  The sponged panel has lots of shimmer & I used sparkle embossing powder for the Penny Black sentiment which I first inked ombre in the 2 colors & then used Versamark over the top. 
The little hearts were punched, stacked 3 high & covered with Stickles.  The first card had the white die cut layer glued flat, but this time I used foam tape.  The card front was also sponged with the same inks.  My neighbor will be hand delivering a card, so I added the grosgrain ribbon--not too girly & keeps it from being so plain, I think.  I'll probably make at least 1 more card to  give her options.  Still working on getting to all your blogs--don't think I've forgotten you.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

23 comments:

  1. Just love the bright colors on both cards, Greta! Especially love the lemon with the berry - great texture too!! So glad DH and Fritz are doing well!!

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  2. Hi Greta beautiful cards my friend ,well done xx

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  3. Your embossed background is beautiful and stamping with text unique, Greta. The colors remind me of a gelato shop display. I love the orange stripes and sparkly hearts on the anniversary card. Hope things calm down for you and your two fellas feel better soon.

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  4. Beautifully bright and welcoming cards Greta and the stripes are so effective and vubrant.

    B x

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  5. Lemon Tart & Berry Sorbet is so pretty together and makes a lovely background for your Sweet Blush flowers. Good thing your patients have a full time nurse to take care of them!

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  6. fabulous set of cards, greta! love the combination of textures on the first one and the fun bright colors on the second! hope both your boys are feeling better today!

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  7. Such a sweet thank you card in a beautiful color combo with those Sweet Life roses. Your transformation is lovely but have to admit I prefer the ombré ink blending in the birthday card. However, orange for OSU works! Glad Fritz and DH are on the mend. Whew, you’ve been busy!

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  8. This is really a beautiful CAS card! I love it! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Hope Fritz heals up fast! Ginny M DT

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  9. Beautiful cards and I hope all are soon be feeling much better. Don't overdo it caring for your patients either.

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  10. A wonderful pair of cards Greta! So sorry to hear what both of your fellas are going through. hope everyone is on the mend soon.

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  11. Sorry to read that you've had medical issues at your place. It's a worry for the one keeping everything on track, as well as being difficult for the patients. I love the yellow/pink combo and that gorgeous bloom on your Thank You card and the subtle changes on the second card make a difference. I like them both.

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  12. Both cards are so pretty Greta! and sorry to hear about your family... I hope they both continue to thrive... Sending Hugs your way!

    Theresa

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  13. Two beautiful cards. So sorry to hear about hubby and Fritz. I hope they are both doing ok. Give my love and hugs to them both xxxx

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  14. I hope everyone is doing better now. Hubby really had a time of it but I'm glad they got him fixed up. Poor Fritz having to wear a cone. Your cards are great. The lemon and berry color combo is luscious. I love the soft oranges but I liked the first striped card too.

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  15. Glad to hear that both the boys are doing better after their respective ops. Still they are in safe hands with a nurse in the house!! Now you wouldn't think those two colours on your top card would go together but they look splendid. Hugs ?Mrs A.

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  16. Life is full for you atm, I hope their both better today. But you still made two beautiful cards.
    Faith
    x

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  17. Love your cards - one of my favorite combinations is pink and yellow (paper and ink)! That card should be perfect for a 21 year old birthday. Hope everybody is feeling better now!

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  18. Greta,
    your double panel card has such a fabulous combination of prints and color. Love it. YOur second card is amazing - lining up those panes had to be a chore for sure - but well worth it in the end.

    Hope hubs and Fritz are both on the upswing.

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  19. So sorry to hear about the week you've had and hope DH gets well soon x. Love the colours and layout of your first card. The embossed background looks fabulous too x. The stripes on your second card look amazing, love the bling and how nice of you to make the card for your neighbour and give her a choice x

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  20. Sorry to hear about your DH and Fritz, hope they get well soon. Papi doesn't like the cone either, lucky thing the only time he had to put on a cone is when he was 6 months old for getting him neutered, like you, I watch him most of the time.

    Love the new made cards! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  21. Beautiful cards Greta and such lovely happy colours! I do hope that things are improving for you all and I hope you've mamaged to get some rest... thinking of you

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  22. Beautiful cards as always, Greta. Hope both of your boys are on the mend. My dad had a hernia op. a while back and it's not the simple procedure many people think. Hugs to you, Jo x

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  23. Well, I sure hope that in the meantime your husband and Fritz are fully recovered or at least doing much better!
    Your card for MIM is so pretty and the stripes on the second one are so fun with the orangey background!

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