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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Love Each Other...

Hey there!!  Here with a card for two challenges:  Paper Players (color combo) and ODBD Shining the Light (using lacing on your card).   I also used Chupa's current sketch from her Sketchbook Saturday post. 



The color combo that Nance from Paper Players picked out this week is really gorgeous:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Grey & White, but I'm not entirely pleased with my effort this go round.   To me there seems to be way too much white.   Actually to be honest right now I'm feeling singularly lacking in creativity and wondering what I'm doing all of this cardmaking for, ya know.   But... I just got some news that I'm not going to reveal until the appointed time that has me feeling a bit better about all this papercrafting craziness.  Anywhoo... I think the other reason I'm not entirely happy with my card is I learned along time a go that I'm not a "skinny ribbon" person.  I love my ribbon nice and wide, okay??  Unfortunately, in order to do the lacing I had to use skinny ribbon and then I was forced to make a bow using my Bow Easy to make a triple loop bow.   I say forced to use because I'm still not a huge fan of the Bow Easy... think I just need a little more practice with it.    All stamps are ODBD:  Scripture Col. 6 and Grow in Grace. 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Rich Razzleberry; SU! DP; Stamps:  ODBD; Spellbinders Lacey Circles; SU! white ribbon; Ink:  Ancient Page Grey & SU! Old Olive; SU! grey cord button

22 comments:

Brenda said...

OK Rosemary! You need a strong cup of tea or coffee or a yummy chocolate! Amongst all the negative talk here there seems like there is something positive you will be sharing soon and I can hardly wait! But I still found something good here today, your gorgeous card!

susanne said...

Yes Rosemary, you definately need some chocolate ... I actually think that we all could use a little chocolate :) These cards are so beautiful! ... I love everything about them!

Saints Rule! said...

OK, girlfriend... your card rocks! I think your ribbon is just perfect and I can't wait to hear your news!! As for lacking creativity... if I had half of what creativity you have in your little pinkie...

It's the perfectionist in ya... I know... I suffer too... Blessings dear friend...

Angelica said...

Rosemary, I'm not sure what you are talking about but your card is gorgeous, I love how you threaded the ribbon through the loops of the diecut. Can't wait to hear what your news are ;o) Take care, and keep making your beautiful cards.

joy said...

Every card that I have seen made by you has been just perfect and this one is no different. You always make top-notch cards, Rosie - the bow-easy bow is very pretty here. Don't be so hard on yourself!

Eager to hear your good news, too!

Barb said...

I totally agree. . .chocolate for sure! I actually believe we should all consume it daily! Love this beautiful card, Rosie!

Jenny said...

Good to hear your thoughts Rosemary, I sometimes find myself wondering the reason behind my hobby but I enjoy the creative release it gives me.
Love your card and that ribbon is stunning including the bow....never thought of adding a covered button over the knot. Look forward to your news....have you been head-hunted for a design team???
Jenny x

Olga said...

You have went and done it again, this is fabulous!!!!! I love the sketch and how you did your ribbon treatment!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

From my point of view Rosemary your creative well is always full! I love the woven ribbon throughout the die-cut and I am a big fan of "white" so your card was just the ticket for me!

Christine said...

Hallo Rosemary,
I love the sentiment and also the way yuo've used the ribbon. Perfect done!
Christine x

Michelle said...

I'm sitting on a pin cushion here...can't wait to hear the news! I know how you feel about narrow ribbon...I don't care for it myself. I love what you made though, especially the looped ribbon! Beautiful!

MarcyK924 said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch! Beautiful card, Rosemary!

Valerie said...

I think your card is beautiful Rosie and seems obvious to me that your creativity is there, right under your nose!! intrigued to hear your news:)
Val x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card Rosemary!! I just love the layout and your use of lacing through the lacy die. The over stamping and the colors are beautiful!!
Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!! It is always a joy to see your Rosemary!!
hugs,
Chris

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous card! That ribbon treatment is just fabulous. I love the layout and think if works perfectly with your focal image. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Rosemary, this is lovely! Sometimes I feel like you do while blogging & cardmaking...I think it rules me, not the other way around! Hope you find the right balance! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Such a lovely card, and I do love your bow! I had big trouble using Bow Easy and in the end abandoned it, but you did your bow perfectly!

Nance said...

You're being way to hard on yourself Rosemary, this card is gorgeous! Lovely take on the sketch and I love the skinny ribbon as well as all that white space! It's just as beautiful as all your other cards! Hope today is a better day for you! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Paper Players!

Lesley Croghan said...

Love the threaded ribbon...so unique! Love visiting your blog Rosi! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

gg nurse said...

Gorgeous colors--I see why you were inspired! Your lacing is wonderful!

Ann Schach said...

I love the ribbon laced through the scallop! And what a gorgeous bow, too! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Elise said...

YeeeeeIKES! THIS is outstanding! Every stunning detail makes me feel inspired! YOU, my dear - NEVER cease to delight and amaze! BEAUTIFUL!