"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Treasured Things...

A card for three challenges:  ODBD's Shining the Light - Pearls or Leather; Stampin' Sisters In Christ - Treasured Things and Flourishes Cut Above the Rest.  So that means I needed to use pearls (or leather) on my card, something I treasure and use dies and/or punches to create a cut edge.  

Now I don't know about you, but as a papercrafter there are just way too many things that I treasure!  I love ribbon, buttons, pearls, paper, cardstock, dies, etc.  Do I need to go on??  But when I read the devotional over at Stampin Sisters' that was tied to the treasured things idea it really got me thinking about how much I struggle with trying to maintain a healthy balance with this craft I love.  How to NOT spend too much money on papercrafting stuff, how to make sure that I do use what I have and how do I keep this hobby from becoming more important in my life then my relationship with God and my family.  Trust me it is hard, but I'm getting there and it is so worth it. 



So on to my card... obviously I decided to use pearls on the card.  The die I used is a really neat one I got from Heartfelt Creations when I joined the design team.   I'm definitely going to be using it more in the future.  My treasured items include the pearl flourish I used, as well as some of my hoarded patterned paper.  The stamps are from the ODBD set As You Graduate.   I don't know anyone who is graduating in the near future so I will be sending this card off to Operation Write Home. 

Thanks for taking a peek

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & kraft; SU! patterned paper; Ink:  SU! Baja Breeze; Stamps:  ODBD As You Graduate; Die:  Heartfelt Creations; Zva Creative Pearl Flourish; Spellbinders Long Rectangle dies

10 comments:

MariLynn said...

What a beautiful card. I love how the pearl flourishes look on it. I can see why you would "TREASURE" them. I'm glad you used them because they really make this card look elegant. I had to smile as I was looking at your card. I receieved a pearl flourish from my friend, and to make mine last longer. I only used a little bit at a time. I ended up using it on 5 different cards. I think it might have looked better if I had done like you and used it all at once! Thanks for sharing your card with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!I love the colors and your use of the ODBD stamps.Those are some of my fav papers!Awesome job!Thanks for joining ODBD Shining the Light and Stampin Sisters in Christ challenges!
Hugs,
Chris

Elise said...

This is a fabulous card and a truly thought provoking share, my friend! The card is SO beautifully crafted and OF course, could that pearly bling be presented any more WONDERFULLY! {Nope! It's positively stunning!} I love being along for your crafty and spiritual adventures: you are a most sensational crafter - beautiful INSIDE & out! XO!

HappyCrafter said...

Fabulous card! And I know what you mean about balance, it sure can be a challenge some times! Happy St Patricks day!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beutiful grad card. Soothing colors and the flourishes pearls are wonderful touch. Thanks for playing in Flourishes A cut above the rest challenge.

Brenda said...

A beautiful card with so many gorgeous elements Rosemary! I understand what you mean about managing a healthy balance when it comes to this hobby, not just on the material things but more importantly on time, for me that is, trying to balance my time because I really love making cards, commenting and visiting inspirational blogs!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, this is so lovely! Such a pretty grad card I've never seen! I need to keep this in mind come June. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for playing in Flourishes Cut Above challenge!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Great color palate and love the pearl flourish!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh, Rosemary, your card is stunning!! I love the colors and how soft and elegant they make this beautiful card look!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD and the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Robin K. said...

Your post really hit home Rosemary. I think all of us who love this hobby struggle with maintaining balance in both our budgets and our relationships with God, family/friends and paper! Your card is really lovely and it's a lovely thing you are doing by donating it to OWH :)