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

Monday, March 5, 2012

Own Your Story...

Uck!!! It is a rainy Monday here in Western Washington!  So... I'm hoping to chase the grey away with a bright and cheery card I made using some wonderful My Favorite Things stamps and dies.

It is currently teaser-time over at the My Favorite Things blog and that means that new MFT stamps and dies are being featured!!  (Hop on over there to check out all the fun!)   It also means that it is time for another MFT guest designer contest.  The winner of this month's contest will get over $200.00 of MFT stamps and dies and get to participate in the MFT teaser-time releases and challenges for the following month!  Who wouldn't want an opportunity like that??  I certainly would!!  Did I mention that I love MFT stamps and dies??? No... well... I DO!!!  So... I put together my little card with this month's guest dt challenge in mind:  Hit the Books.   The challenge is open to interpretation... so my card is a pretty loose interpretation!




For my card I used the MFT set Own Your Story along with the coordinating die.  The patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 6x6 pad.  I stamped a notebook paper image from the set on patterned paper and trimmed it out.  I die cut additional paper using the coordinating die and stamped the sentiment at one end.  Three roses were created using the brand spankin' new MFT Royal Rose Die-namics die.  Now this die isn't available just yet... unless like me you got your hands on the February MFT VIP collection!!!  MFT has the BEST dies for making rolled flowers and this new one is no exception.  The flowers were made using various papers from the Howdy Doody pad.  I finished off the card with several leafy branches made using a Sizzix die and some pearls to the center of each flower.    The layout for the card is based on the current MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge sketch.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Card stock:  SU! yellow & pink; PP:  My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline; Stamps:  My Favorite Things Own Your Story; Dies:  MFT Royal Rose Die-namics & Own Your Story Die-namics die; Sizzix leaf die; K&Co pearls; May Arts lace ribbon; Ink:  SU! Close to Cocoa

17 comments:

Saints Rule! said...

So pretty! Love this one Rosemary! The roses are AWESOME!

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Rosie! Love your gorgeous rolled flowers! Best of luck to you in the challenge - my fingers are crossed for ya! :)

Christine said...

Here in Belgium is it also a very rainy day! But your card is gorgeous Rosy, much better than the weather!
Hug
Christine

Sue said...

All those lovely muted hues Rosie make a delightful card, good luck in the Gd contest.
Smiles:)

Lin said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary - wishing you good luck on the contest! And I'm sending you some Florida sunshine and warmth!!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, this layered card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your rolled roses, and the papers are so rich. Beautiful!

Jenny said...

Beautiful feminine colours and those roses are yummy too :0) love how you used the sketch too :0)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

It was a yucky day today - cold and wet and nasty! This card is beautiful. It's the kind of card I cannot do at all. You have a knack for layering papers and patterns together. So very pretty. Ann

Olga said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, love the flowers........

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary this is a stunner! Gorgeous combination of colors, textures and layers. Love the large pearls in the centers of the flowers too!

Lisa H. said...

soooo wonderful! great papers and those flowers are beautiful!

Lisa Lara said...

I just love your collage look here Rosi. Love your rolled up flowers.

Michelle said...

this is lovely! great take on the shetch!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, congrat's on being a MFT's favorite find!

Brenda said...

Good luck with the challenge Rosemary! They should pick you! Love what you did with this card, great papers too!

Greta said...

I'm running out of words to use to tell you how much I love your work, my friend! I've put this rose die on my wishlist. Fantastic card!

Cheryl Wright said...

Another gorgeous card, Rosemary!