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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

We Cannot Direct the Wind....

Hello, friends!!   Today is a special day... today my little one turned 6!  I can't believe he is now 6 and going to be starting kindergarten this fall!  He is so excited, too.  Every time we drive by the school he will be attending he says "mom... there's my kindergarten"!  Time is just zipping by.... sigh!   Anywhoo... I have a card to share.  This one is for the new CASE Study challenge and CR84FN.    This is one of those cards that started out with what I thought was a great idea, but I wasn't able to make it work the way I wanted to so I had to move to "plan b".   And in retrospect I would not have stamped the floral image on the patterned paper that I used.  The flower is just way too busy for me.  But I think the card is a nice take on Joy's inspiration card.



I decided to use some of my very neglected Penny Black stamps for this card.  I settled on the floral image "cheerful" and the sentiment "the wind".  I stamped the flower on some patterned paper from the Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze 6x6 pad and then trimmed it out.   A piece of white card stock was cut in two as shown and the sentiment was stamped on the larger piece.   The pieces were adhered using foam dimensionals.  I added some rhinestones to the center of the flower and then adhered it to the card using additional foam dimensionals.  Some more rhinestones finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by..... and thanks to the ladies at CR84FN for picking my card as one of the top 3 cards for CR84FN 55!

Supplies:  Card stock:  PTI white, SU! Basic Grey; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & SU! So Saffron; PP:  T. Collins Carolina Breeze; Stamps:  Penny Black; Rhinestones:  Want2Scrap & SU!

21 comments:

Barb said...

Awww, Rosie, I know the feeling - they grow up so fast! Happy Birthday to your little guy!

Love your card - gorgeous color combo! :)

kingstonmama said...

Oh, it goes by so fast, doesn't it? Starting kindergarten is such a milestone.

Gorgeous card, as always. Love the flower and love the bling.

Greta said...

Generally I don't go for busy, but this flower looks wonderful to me! In fact, you've inspired me to stamp some of my flowers on pp. Hope it was a happy birthday for your "baby"--big milestone!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Rosemary! Love the beautiful sparkly embellishments! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
I am still here, I have cut back a little on commenting on many posts as it was taking up so much of my time, but don't worry I will always catch up to you. I love the PB cheerful stamp I too have made lovely cards with it. You state the flower is too busy for you, but to me it is dancing in the wind! I think is is beautiful.
We mums can all relate to our little ones growing up and going to school, the first week is the hardest as you don't know what to do with yourself.
Smiles:)
Sue

Michelle said...

My youngest, only 4, is so eager to grow up to be a man! He can't wait to go back to school. He ended in May.
I am in love your take on Joy's card! Elegant color combo and awesome sentiment!

Olga said...

card is gorgeous, enjoy everyday with your young little man, they grow up so darn fast then move to AL LOL, I still bug Tommy and he's 34 LOL

shirley-bee said...

Love the card, and the patterned flower!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary your designs with Penny Black stamps are outstanding! Love this flower with the pretty paper piecing!

Pauline said...

Beautiful image, and great paper piecing. A very pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week!

Christine said...

I think the flower is super! It's an great card Rosy and congrats with your little one. Indeed, time flies...
Hug
Christine

Nona said...

That's so great that your son is so excited to start school. I remember being nervous and I think I may have cried too when my mom left haha.

I really love how it turned out—so much, I may have to try stamping some flowers on pp sometime. Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xo

Elise said...

Sweet HEART!!! OMG! You're baby is SIX! Ack! That's a clear SOURCE of amazement - time going by WAY too swiftly! Congrats, though - WHAT a great boy/kindergartner in the making you HAVE.... A perfect compliment to his OUTSTANDING mom and all of her amazing talent! THIS card - and everything you intended to do, or did just because... are WORKIN' for me! LOVE it, m'dear! Absolutely LOVE it!

Deborah Frings said...

I love this flower - so pretty, and I like the sprinkle of gems too. This is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Your little lad sound so sweet - and school will come round so fast now. Enjoy your summer!

Shannon White said...

Goodness this is Soo Beautiful! Love the Wonderful sentiment and your Lovely paper pieced flower! Fabulous touches of bling too! So Pretty Pretty! Love this! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Sue Lelli said...

Rosemary, I really LOVE the patterned flower! Pretty card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

PS I remember my son at 6 and today, June 18, he is 21! It seems like a blink of my eyes!

Jean Martin said...

Lovely card! That flower is beautiful! Thanks for playing! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I think it's a lovely card, and the paper pieced flower looks really nice against the white background! Thank you for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

Martha said...

Rosemary, this beauty has to be one of my favorites! What a gorgeous...gorgeous flower with a lovely flower center! Everything about this card is perfect!

Viv said...

This is so gorgeous Rosie, just adore that lovely flower too.I can still remember when my three children first went to school,... I cried ! now my daughter is 40! how did that happen lol.:) Viv xx

Elizabeth said...

I really like your card, and using the patterned paper is kind of an interesting idea.