Monday, February 15, 2021

Goodby 60s, Hello 70s

Lots of February birthdays in my family, including mine!  On Friday I turned 70 with a nice quiet day at home.  I relocated this first professional family photo.  Yep--I was born with a lot of dark, wavy hair.
I received lots of wonderful cards from friends & family.  I display them on the shelves where I keep my music box collection.  That way I see them when I'm in my recliner.
We missed the worst of the storms, but there was enough ice to bring down a lot of branches.  Lots of people lost power, but ours was only out a few hours.  Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day.  
Here are a couple cards I shared on IG.  I was inspired by the tutorial on SCS.  Instead of drawing, I stamped an ancient, unlabeled wood mounted lined heart image.  
Then I used the wet to wet watercolor technique with DI salty ocean & mowed lawn.  The word die cut from silver glitter tape & the sentiment are W&W. 
Next is a Valentine for next year made with the Spellbinders January Small Die of the Month kit.  I used a piece of light pink metallic cardstock I recycled from a store bought card.  
Hard to capture the beautiful soft color which I combined with gold & ivory.  
The dies are so pretty I almost didn't add a sentiment, but I do like this one from W&W gold embossed on a strip of heavy vellum.  I'm entering The Snippets Playground.
I don't know why I left the embossing folder that came with my Gemini Jr in the box rather than putting it with my other folders.  It's absolutely gorgeous & here's the first card I made with it. 
I inked one side with DI speckled egg before running it through the machine.  I colored the edges of the card & the PFS Dainty Blossoms die cuts with the same ink.  Love this old Spellbinders label die & need to use it more often.  I stamped the HA sentiment on it with the same ink--a big advantage to using the oxides, I think.
Last is the card I made for the current ITP PTI BD challenge.  I used the PTI Large Scallop Stackers die cut that a friend gave me & stamped Friendship Jar Flowers on it in Prairie Grass & Simply Chartreuse.  
The big blooms were stamped in Winter Wisteria & Versamark to clear emboss.  Then I brushed on Lavender Moon, stacked them 2 high & added clear gems.  The little flowers were stamped in Lavender Moon & the centers were filled with Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher.  I stamped the sentiment from Take 3 Summer in Cocoa Bean & used Winter Wisteria cardstock for the mat--remembering to cut out a rectangle from the center & replace it with white cardstock.  I added 4 additional rectangles to give just a bit of dimension.  Gotta say--love how this turned out!
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.



22 comments:

  1. Love the vintage photo and you looking fabulous at 70 in front of your birthday cards! Happy Birthday, again! All of your cards today are just wonderful. Your Spellbinders valentine is incredible!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed your Day Greta. So fun to see your collection of cards displayed so nicely. All your cards are sweet and pretty and I am overwhelmed with the beauty of your white and gold filigreed heart card.

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  3. 70 looks good on you - think I can se my card on the top shelf there! and all wonderful cards, Greta - especially love the pale blue/embossed card.

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  4. Happy Birthday, very lovely picture and wonderful cards.

    Hugs diane

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  5. Many Happy belated 'special' birthday wishes for the 12th Greta x. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo with us x.
    Love your artsy first loose water colour card. What an elegant second one with the prettiest of colours and your last two have wonderful texture. Beautiful cards Greta x.

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  6. Happy belated birthday Greta. You certainly don't look like you are 70 years old... Your cards today are all so beautiful.

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  7. You certainly don’t look 70, Greta! A wonderful family photo, so sweet! Great way to display all your cards! All cards are so pretty! Love the artsy look on your first card with the big hearts, so fun! And, your next two are so elegant! Beautiful last card with the scalloped frame and pretty flowers, too! We are getting tons of snow here. A level 3 here for our county meaning no one is to be out on the roads. It’s a good thing we are safe here in our warm home with no need to venture out...oops...except to take little Sheila out at times, lol! I hope Fritz is doing well! Take care and stay warm!!

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  8. You have changed since that family photo and look at you now! Yep 70 looks great on you. I like all your pretty cards displayed so you can see them every day. You've been busy making your own pretty cards and I love them all. I love that you cut a sentiment from washi tape. I never think to use mine that way.

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  9. what a lovely photo of you and your parents, greta! 70 sure looks good on you, my friend! your collection of cards are so unique and lovely!

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  10. Happy Birthday Greta. Looks like you got some really lovely cards.
    Love the cards that you created - I'm glad you got that embossing folder out of the box as it looks wonderful on that card. Makes me wonder what I haven't taken out of boxes that could produce wonderful results too!

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  11. Happy HAPPY Birthday, Greta!!! You look fabulous!!! And your cards are beautiful!!!

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  12. Happy birthday! I love all your cards too. Welcome to the 70’s club.

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  13. Belated all the best wishes for your birthday. Stay healthy and creative!!
    And you show us so many beautiful cards again. I am very impressed by the first one with the green and blue hearts. Even in the non-typical colors, these cards look great.

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  14. 70 ay? aw! your just a baby. Many Happy belated greetings. Your cards are such a glorious and beautiful set Greta, I Love how you brought the first card up to date with the water coloring. Your other cards are no less stunning.
    Keep safe and warm
    Faith x

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  15. Happy belated birthday to you. I am glad you enjoyed your day. This is a stunning collection of cards, I love them all and thanks for sharing a the photos of you xx

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  16. Happy belated birthday wishes to you. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. Wow - you've been busy Greta!! Beautiful cards and Happy belated Birthday!! I know yours is close to mine, why can't I remember? Hope it was happy - love your photos too!!

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  18. Happy Birthday!!!! You look simply radiant my friend! Your cards are so beautiful, love those gorgeous purple flowers.

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  19. Super photos Greta... you sure look amazing for 70! Loving your array of cards especially the gorgeous speckled egg card

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  20. I can't get over that wonderful photo Greta! Happy (belated) birthday! I'm glad you enjoyed your day. Thanks for sharing your amazing gallery of cards! Vicky x

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  21. You are lucky to have that precious vintage photo and I like the beautiful photo of you at 70 Greta. Your collection of cards is inspiring. I especially like the Spellbinders valentine card, so delicate and elegant.

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  22. Happy belated birthday Greta, I stopped by to tell you how much I love your Feb CCC card. Enjoy your March!

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