Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I'm Back

If you don't go on Instagram, you may not know that the adventure mentioned in my last post was a trip to Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy event.  What made it so special was that my good friend, Betty, picked me up at the airport & drove us from Nebraska to Iowa. 
I almost didn't get there due to Seattle being socked in.  We had a wonderful time together & it was hard to believe it was our first meeting.  I did get a big surprise when a quick snow storm dropped 3 1/2 inches the day before I left.  It was beautiful! 
I'm slowly getting back into my routine & will be visiting your blogs as soon as I can.  Clearly my priorities are in order as I made a card today before getting the laundry done--haha!  I've been wanting to enter Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge now that I have the Tall Blooms set. 
The flower was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia & colored with Zigs.  I really do love the look of messy watercolor.  First time to add a little freehand grass--not too bad.  I need to practice the blue watercolor wash background, but at least I didn't ruin the panel.  The sentiment is from the same set & I added brown Zig splatters.  Gold Stickles in the flower center gives a bit of sparkle.  I'm also entering Time Out & WAW.

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20 comments:

  1. What a fun crafty adventure with your friend, Betty! And, you came into some snow...brrr! Not looking forward to the snowy cold within the next couple months. Your card is lovely! Gorgeous flower and very pretty blue background!

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  2. Your crafty trip sounds like so much fun.
    I think this is such a pretty card. That floral spray with the watercolour detail is so pretty.

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  3. What a surprise to see our pic staring at me when I opened Bloglovin' tonite! Don't blame you for creating a card with that stamp - wonderful messy watercoloring. And so much more fun than the laundry!!

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  4. What a cute photo of you two gals! Sounds like you had a wonderful adventure Greta! It was worth making the laundry wait so you could share this pretty card with us!

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  5. The water color is so pretty with your new stamp. I'm happy you got to meet Betty and go to the TE event but I was hoping you were in Indy and going to surprise Darnell and I and come and hang out with us. It sounds like you had a great time and it's so great to meet another stamper in person.

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  6. Welcome back, Greta. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time.
    Your card is beautiful. Awesome watercolours. And I love your freehand grass, I think you should do it more often. Kisses, my friend.

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  7. Hi Greta! What a lovely time you had - and I adore your card!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. Oh, Ms Dog Mom, you look good in snow!! Love your crafting focus before laundry also. the happy hello card will brighten up the recipient's day for sure.

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  9. seriously gorgeous card, greta! and look at you and betty! sounds like you had a fabulous time!

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  10. What a fabulous trip away and Wow to the snow. What a beautiful and pretty card x.

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  11. Glad to have you back safe, Greta! I'm glad you and Betty had a wonderful time and you even saw some snow! I still can't believe that we didn't coordinate our trips better so we could have been there at the same time! It was so close! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Your card is wonderful and so beautiful. It sounds like you had a great time while gone too.

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  13. How exciting to meet your friend IRL and have an adventure. I like your style of crafting before laundry - jus the way it should be! Your card is charming and I don't see anything wrong with the watercolor wash. TFS

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  14. Love your card. So simple and beautiful. I do love that loose watercoloring. You did a great job and I love the splatters to finsh it off. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out.

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  15. What fun to meet up with Betty and go to a craft event together. Your card is very pretty. Messy watercolouring is such fun better than laundry for sure!

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  16. So glad you an Betty had a great time...and a bit of mid-west snow to top it off...another great surprise. Your card is fabulous. YOu have your priorities straight...cards before laundry always...I'll be saying that Sunday.

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  17. So that's where you went... Sounds like you had a great trip and your card is gorgeous Greta.. Snow??? Oh my!

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  18. I have read of your fun trip on IG but didn't know that you were also treated to some snow! That's awesome! And I am sure the laundry didn't run away while you made this pretty card (mine never does but it does multiply...)!

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  19. How awesome that you got to go to the Taylored Expressions event. So amazing! I love your gorgeous CAS card. So soft and soothing!


    Thank you so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  20. What a great post.. there's nothing better than crafty friends! Your card is beautiful!

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