Friday, November 18, 2016

Using Old Stamps

The sun came out yesterday afternoon, so it was another leaf raking day for hubby & me while Fritz enjoyed a sunbath on the deck.  
Some of you wanted to see my pink & purple outfit, so here you go--not exactly a glamour shot, but they are some of my old, well-loved Nordstrom casual wear. Today was cold & damp--switched to my fleece jacket instead of a sweatshirt for walking Fritz.


Last night I finally sat down to make my card for One Layer Simplicity.  As soon as I saw the theme was Peace Be With You I thought of my old (2003) Penny Black stamp The Sound of Snow.  My first plan didn't work--turned out all it needed was to be stamped & spritzed with Perfect Pearls!  I used Versafine Majestic Blue & added the silver embossed word from Hero Arts set Happy Holly Days.  Wish I had better photography skills--this is one of my all-time favorite cards even though I basically did nothing! Hubby likes it so much I'm making them for his cousins using a variety of Versafine inks. I'm also entering Penny Black & More

I also got another tag made.  As soon as I saw Marybeth's Nativity tag on Day 12 of The 25 Days of Christmas Tags, I thought of my 1998 DeNami Manger stamp.  My Spellbinder dies are often neglected now, but thought the Lacy Squares was perfect for my tag.  Decided to also add the little Noel which is one of my newest DeNami stamps, Christmas Greetings. I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black & then used my fine point applicator to cover it with Diamond Glaze.  A bit of Stickles was added to the dots & I tied on a pretty sheer white ribbon.  
This one will probably also end up on a card taking center stage.  I'm also entering Stamping Sensations. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous scene in blues with the silver peace sentiment, Greta - love it! Great tag too!!

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  2. I was right, you look cute as a button in your leaf raking attire!! Your card is beautiful Greta. I love how peaceful it is. Also adore your sweet nativity tag!! Thank yo so much for the STUNNING Thanksgiving that arrived today, love it!!

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  3. Thank you...not thank yo LOL!!

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  4. What a great photo! You'd need something warmer here right now! We've had sleet and a touch of snow. Gorgeous creations Greta, loving that Penny Black stamp! Simplicity is elegance...

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  5. your peaceful scene is so lovely - am sure the cousins will love it

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  6. That is the perfect leaf raking outfit and so glad you had a nice day to do it. Your card is so peaceful, that is a wonderful stamp. I like your holiday tag too.

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  7. Greta, Looks like you had a very productive day raking and crafting. Your card is so peaceful, reminds me of a winters day where the snow is falling and all sounds are muted. Your graphic tag is quite eyecatching too!

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  8. Love this serene bluescape using PB's wonderful imagery. Your photo skills look just fine to me (but then I'm challenged with photography quite a lot). I also like the unusual nativity scene too...it's one I've not seen before. The simple charcoal on white stamping with the red scallops is quite powerful in the design. So very pretty a representation of what the season is really all about. Enjoy your leaf raking! (something else I don't enjoy!). Glad you had some sunshine to enjoy while you were at work. TFS

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  9. Great outfit...purple is your color...very pretty!! We had a huge drop in temps today. Yesterday in the 70's, but today in the 30's with a touch of snow...brrr! Your card is simply beautiful with gorgeous nature scene! And, your tags are lovely, too, with the scalloped edges!!

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  10. oh that penny black stamp is gorgeous and makes for the perfect one layer card!! and your tag is just fantastic!!

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  11. Love that one layer card Greta! Brilliant idea to do it like this!
    Beautiful and modern tag!
    HUgs~

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  12. I forgot to see that I always love seeing YOU ;-)

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  13. Great photo of you in the garden Greta, the cards are fabulous, very expressive.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  14. What a very elegant card and perfect for our theme at Penny Black and More challenge Greta, many thanks for joining in. Pretty tags as well - and when it comes to gardening comfy is all that matters.

    B x

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  15. Hey Greta! Such a cute photo of you with your little basket of leaves! And, it goes pretty darn well with your gorgeous card! Coordinating your outfit with the card you're giving takes it to a completely new level, hahaha : ) But seriously, your card would be great for mass producing for the holidays ... relatively few steps involved, but still makes a big impact. Lovely tag for Tracey's challenge as well! H

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  16. Both projects are great and I remember both stamps from back in the day!

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  17. It is a beautiful jacket, I like that color!
    Very pretty one layer card too!

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  18. You've made a really beautiful tag and card, Greta! That card must be so shimmery in person! And I love the very fetching photo of you rocking your Nordstrom raking outfit!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Beautiful clean style cards. You sure look fantastic while working outside! Take care, Shirleyxx

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  20. Greta loved the picture of you! When I buy something at Nordstrom I usually doth wear it to rake leaves :) The one layer card is amazing and looks like more than one layer with all that depth. I love your manger tag so simple and yet so elegant.

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  21. So fun to see the pic of you! What a perfect stamp selection for the theme of Peace be with you. So lovely. Your manger tag is so striking - love that image with the red frame. Beautiful!

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  22. Two beautiful projects. The blue scene is indeed peaceful and beautiful and I love the red, white, black combo for the tag. The scalloped edge set it off perfectly.

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  23. Beautiful....love your card and that stunning tag! And I love your adorable gardening outfit...stunning my dear!

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  24. Two fabulous cards! A great entry for our Christmas Greetings challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

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  25. Gorgeous cards, loved the first one scene.
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

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  26. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  27. Greta, your card perfectly captures the theme of peace...and sings true to the heart of one-layer card design. It's perfect!!! And your tags are fabulous as well. Thanks so much for sharing your card with the OLS Challenge. Peace be with you, Greta!

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  28. Such a pretty manger tag and gorgeous peace-filled scene card, Greta! I'd love to go for a walk to see that stream... You sporting your Nordstrom outfit: awesome! Looks cozy and comfy!
    Hugs~c

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  29. They are all so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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