Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Memory Box and Poppystamps

Often I seem to put off getting entries made for monthly challenges.  Glad to have 2 done for January, so no rushing at the last minute.  Of course, there are others I now need to start working on!
First is a Valentine for a 97 year old lady in an Assisted Living facility.  Darnell requested cards for her at the beginning of the pandemic.  Her mind is clear & she enjoys getting cards.  I send one about monthly.  Such a little thing to brighten her day.  Hope she'll enjoy this one with her first initial.  
It's from the same Flourishes Letters in Bloom set I used for a card in this post.  The heart die cuts are Memory Box Grand Heart & Bingham Heart.  I did some partial embossing using a Echo Park Random Dots folder.  Years ago my friend, Rosemary, used the technique of embossing by tapping the folder with a mallet instead of using a die cut machine.  It let's you put the embossing just where you want it & you can vary the dimension by tapping lighter or harder.  I really like how it filled in the empty space.  
The V is colored with a Spellbinders silver shimmer pen--so gorgeous in person.  I also used a glitter pen on the outline heart.  I'm entering Memory Box Alphabets challenge & Dies R Us.

I have a huge collection of spray mists--mostly Tattered Angels.  The shimmer is so gorgeous in person.  When I saw JUGs challenge theme, I pulled out Caribbean Blue & Meadow Green to use for my entry.  Before spraying the panel, I black heat embossed the images from Poppystamps Little Kindness.  
When the sprays dried, I used Gelly Roll Stardust pen to color the flower centers & added black splatters.  
Really love my new Poppystamps Happy Birthday Poe Script die cuts which are stacked 2 high.  I'm also entering Poppystamps Birthday challenge & ModSquad.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.

17 comments:

  1. Your Valentine for Verna is just beautiful, Greta! Thank you so much for being so kind to her and bringing her joy. She will really love the shimmery initial! (I will have to check out the mallet technique you learned from Rosemary!)

    And your schparkly second design is simply beautiful! I'll also have to check out those sprays ... you'll know why when you see my post tomorrow, lol! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Your personalized valentine for Verna is extra sweet, Greta! She' going to love it! I like the colors you chose for your sprayed card, it's lovely! So happy to see it in our gallery!

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  3. two such soft and pretty cards, Greta - especially love the monogramed one.

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  4. Two more lovely creation and what a super thought with the first.

    B x

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  5. What a thoughtful and pretty card for the lady in assisted living and I love the caring idea of her first initial and the part embossing. Clean, shimmery and fresh second card Greta x.

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  6. Such a sweet thing to do, to frequently send a card to on older person. I have that heart die and still love it; you lifted to next level with the sweet V in the centre. The sprayed background on the black flowers looks so "on trend" and classy. Love the Birthday die cut.

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  7. AW! Bless your heart, for sending this beautiful card Greta. Your mist spray card is so very pretty.
    Faith x

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  8. Greta, what a sweet thing to do. I'll bet the cards are so appreciated. Both are lovely.

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  9. A lovely set of cards, Greta! Love that you used my partial embossing technique on the first card and that you personalized it for the recipient. The background you created with the spray miats is so pretty.

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  10. 2 very pretty cards! I just love the charming simplicity of the seconde one. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

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  11. What a lovely gesture. Your white heart on a black background looks fabulous. Love your sprayed card too. I don't seem to get on very well with sprays so only have 2! xx

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  12. Two simply beautiful cards Greta! Love that sweet Valentine's card.

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  13. I love both!! It's so wonderful that you included a monogram on the first. And I love the background you created on the second with the sweet line images and the sparkly spray! It's perfect behind the Happy Birthday. (The Poe Script is a favorite of mine too!) Thank you for playing along with us at Poppystamps!

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  14. Two beautiful cards and aren’t you just the sweetest person sending monthly cards to that lady.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  15. Gorgeous cards Greta. What a cool thing to do for that lady. Getting a card really must be a joy for her.

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  16. Fabulous cards, love them both. That background is fantastic, well done!!! Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this time over at The Mod Squad. You are so sweet to send the lady cards, I'm sure they brighten her day.

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  17. Gorgeous and inspiring, like always!

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