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

Sunday, April 22, 2012

sending big hugs....

Hey there.... the weekend is winding to a close and it was a beautiful one here in Western Washington!!  YAY!!  I'm hoping the week ahead is just as nice.   Here with a card I made using the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch (MFTWSC68).  



For my card I used some 6x6 papers from the Simple Stories Fabulous pad.  This is the first time I have used any papers from Simple Stories and I must say that they are rather cute!  It's funny because I used to be so afraid of using patterned paper, but then a friend I made through the Hero Arts Flickr group expressed such admiration for my skill with patterned papers that my confidence grew tremendously and now I thoroughly enjoy combining different papers on my cards.  It also helps that all these pads are coordinated to begin with... hee hee!!  Anywhoo... the only stamping on the card is the sentiment which is from the MFT set Big Greetings. All the dies used on the card are from MFT, as well.  They recently released their Fishtail Flag Stax dies and when I saw then I just had to get them!   I used the 2nd to smallest fishtail flag die to create my little flag.  The felt rose was created using their Rolled Rose die and the leaves with their newly released Royal Leaves die set and some MFT Sour Apple felt... yummy!!!   I added a little buttoned embellished with some twine to finish things off.

Thanks for stopping by... wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Bazzill teal & cream; PP:  Simple Stories; Stamps:  MFT; Dies:  MFT; Punch:  EKSuccess; Button:  PTI; Twine:  May Arts; Ink:  Tuxedo Black & Ranger Old Paper

15 comments:

~amy~ said...

Oh this is wonderful! Love the bloom and the polkas!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
I did not know that you had issues with Pp, it is a relief to me that you did have issues at some stage during your journey into card-making, I am still having issues! I have been sitting at my desk all day, trying to put a card together, but it is not working yet..... it will come, in my case it takes awhile! Unlike you it appears, Your Bg sets is busy and colourful, so your eye sees this first, then you are drawn out towards the White flower which is soft and tactile, then the flag and lastly your sentiment... this is the main focus as you have stamped it on Plain White.
Lovely card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love those papers and that fab flower......

joy said...

Really pretty card - I love the colorful papers and then the white popped up! MFT has some wonderful dies and stamps.

Olga said...

Eye popping gorgeous!!!!

Jenny said...

Yay for your friend because I love to see your paper combinations too.... I don't use much In the way of PP, despite a good stash of them!!
Your card is beautiful Rosemary, as always :0)
Jenny x

Robin K. said...

Your use of pp is always fab Rosemary!!! I love to use those 6x6 paper pads too as it takes the guesswork out of what goes with what :) Such a pretty card you've shared - love the felt embellies!

Lisa Lara said...

Very stylish and beautiful Rosi. Love that flower and overlapping panel.

Brenda said...

That's a beautiful card Rosemary! Who would have known you had an issue with pp!!! Simple Stories have some great papers!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Your friend is right --- you are a patterned paper pro Rosemary!

Viv said...

Another beautiful card again Rosie :) Viv xx

Faith A said...

Love this again!, what a beautiful flower and touchy feely too. love the button and the polka dot paper.

Michelle said...

wonderful mix of papers, Rosemary! so cheerful, and I love your flower!

kingstonmama said...

This is beautiful. I love the papers you used and that flower is so pretty. Ann

Greta said...

I tell you, Rosemary--you are such a professional! Every card is publication quality. You are great with printed papers & in fact I browse your blog every time I need help using them. Wonderful card!