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

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thanks... x 2

Hello friends... summer is winding to a close!  Friday evening I took my little guy down to school to meet his kindergarten teacher... I can't believe he is going to start in just a few days!!  And then later that night as he was getting ready for bed he came running into my room all excited to show me that he had a loose tooth!!  His very first one... I think he is more excited about the loose tooth than he is about starting school, lol!   Anyway... got sometime today to make a few cards.  I"m going to share two today and the other is for the next CASology challenge so you will just have to wait until this Tuesday to see it! 



The challenge this week at Less is More is a color challenge.  Chrissie and Mandi are asking us to use pink and brown on our cards.  Seemed simple enough until I started trying to make a card.   I think I need a break from cardmaking or something because I feel like I'm totally out of ideas!  Have you ever felt that way?   The first idea didn't even make it to a finished card and parts of it ended up in the garbage.  For my second try at a card I decided to use a tried and true formula and ended up with two cards.  The first card was made using a Hero Arts wood mounted stamp and a sentiment from a Hero Arts/BasicGrey cling set.  For the second card I decided to give the card a bit of a shabby look by using some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Lavendar 6x6 pad, punching one edge with my SU! spiral notebook punch and distressing the edges with Rangers Old Paper distress ink and a distressing tool.  The stamps used for the second card are from Penny Black.  Pink rhinestones were added to both cards to give them just a little something extra. 


Thanks for stopping by...

24 comments:

kingstonmama said...

Oh my gosh, Rosemary. These are beautiful. I love the soft pink flowers behind the brown sentiments. Gorgeous. Ann Y.

Kathyk said...

Love them both but your LIM card is just so elegant

Kathyk

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card xx Jan

Fiona said...

Both lovely but the first one is very elegant.

Olga said...

love the cards, they grow up so fast now days........enjoy every little step along the way.

Divinity said...

ur card are very pretty! especially love the second one with the bordered edge... :)

Suzi B said...

Both are fabulous, but i love the toen ledger page.
suzi b :)

Christine said...

Both cards are just beautiful Rosy!
Hug
Christine

Lynne said...

Both your cards are fabulous Rosemary.
Lynne xxx

Katina said...

Two beautiful and elegant cards as always Rosemary.
xx

Chrissie said...

What beautiful cards Rosemary, I love the delicate image on the first one!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the first one it is so elegant ! x

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola Rosemary, I UNDERSTAND YOU PERFECTLY about a break for recycle the brain, i have only saturday and sunday for make my cards during the week is very difficult for me, as comment to others Limmetes, and now start the school time...
Your card is absolutely amazing Rosemary, i love the soft pink colour with this fantastic stamp, goegeous work Rosemay as always
A hug from fresh Palma(only 2 days)

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous!

Greta said...

Oh yes--I often feel like I have no idea what to do for a card, but you always inspire me, Rosemary! I love pink & brown together & your cards are both so lovely. This formula really works--love it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Exquisite softness and extreme beauty! Sounds like your house may be getting ready for a visit from the tooth fairy!

Gay Peplow said...

HI Rosemary, Two fabulous cards, I love them both and you have, yet again, come up with brilliant ideas and execution, well done!
I agree it can be very difficult to keep coming up with new ideas and when you have a young family it's even harder:0) I find that once I start crafting the ideas flow and I actually find it quite a cathartic process but I am retired, a whole different situation. I hope that if you decide take a break that you come back rested and share your lovely inspiring cards with us again, Gay x

Linby said...

Two beautiful cards, you do LIM so well.
Linbyx

Robin K. said...

We've all been there Rosemary!! I find I do much better if I just take a break and don't force it:). I love both versions of your card!! The first one appeals to my CAS sensibilities and the second to my shabby chic side!

Michelle said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Rosemary! Love the scattered pink gems and tattered edges!

Suze Bain said...

I too get fed up making cards Rosemary, sometimes the inspiration just doesn't come! These are lovely though, love that large sentiment in the first one and the touches of bling are perfect. xx

Mandi said...

Excellent cards Rosie
that second is fantastic
Thanks very much
mandi
LIM

Linda said...

These are beautiful cards, the first one is my favourite though. I love the delicate pink flowers against the bold sentiment - great job! xx

Viv said...

More fabulous cards Rosie, I love the soft pink stamping, soooo very gorgeous :) Viv xx