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

Sunday, January 19, 2014

some cards to share...

Hello friends!!  Our nice sunny weather did not stick around... darn!  Oh well... being that it was gloomy out made it the perfect day to stay in and make some cards... so I did!!   Late last week I got the chance to meet my friend, Cindy, at Impress Rubber Stamps for a bit of crafty retail therapy and while there I purchased the stamp that I have used on my first card.  The color combo is based on the new Dynamic Duos colors of pink and aqua.  

 
When I saw the stamp I couldn't take my eyes off of it.  I wandered around the store and picked up a few other items, but I kept coming back to this stamp and talking about it.   Finally Cindy picked one up, handed it to me and said "here... just buy it!"  So I did, lol!!   Since it is a rather large image I kept the design simple.  I paired the stamp up with PTI's Tipped Top die and a sentiment from Taylored Expressions stamped on a little banner.  I added a bit of glitter to the hearts and then added the pink sequins.  


The second card was made using the Viva La Verve week 3 sketch and some patterned papers from the new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found record it! Heirloom 6x6 pad.  I used lots of different Verve stamps on this card (Surely Goodness, Brighter Days and On Occasion).   I thought I would try a little "out of the box" thinking on this one.  What I tried was an interesting idea, but not one I think I will duplicate any time soon, lol! 

Thanks for stopping by... looking forward to Monday.  I'm taking a little trip down south to Vancouver, Wa to meet up with my friend, Greta, for lunch and maybe a little crafty shopping!!

Supplies:  Card #1:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Pink Pirouette; Stamps:  Impress and Taylored Expressions; Dies:  PTI and Verve; Ink:  SU! Pool Party; Memento Tuxedo Black
Card #2:  Cardstock: PTI kraft & cream; SU! Cherry Cobbler; Stamps:  Verve; Dies: Verve & Spellbinders; Ink:  SU! Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & Close to Cocoa, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink

22 comments:

Cindy said...

Well Rosemary you rocked the feather stamp. LOL. So pretty. I love the large size of that image, it steals the show in such a pretty way.

Greta said...

Wowzer--2 totally different cards & both are wonderful! Shows how talented you are, my friend. I totally adore the first card--love the stamp & that PTI die! Looking forward to lunch tomorrow!

Nonni said...

These are both wonderful, I love the large feather stamp and the subtle look of that card! It would be perfect for our monthly challenge at STAMPlorations, I hope you'll join us!

http://stamplorations.blogspot.fi/2014/01/january-challenge-stamps-feathers.html

Malika said...

Lovely cards.

malika

Lee-Anne said...

I can see why this stamp caught your eye, Rosemary! You've certainly made the most of it! This is simply stunning!

Valerie Nolan said...

Two fab cards and both so different Rosie! Love the feather stamp and the asymmetric line, such a soft colour palette. Beautiful card with the Minds eye papers:)
Val x

joy said...

Love these cards, Rosemary! That feather stamp is absolutely gorgeous!!

Olga said...

both are show stoppers!

Shelly said...

Both cards are so pretty! :)

judkajudi said...

Love them both, but am really drawn to the details in the second card. And hooray for retail therapy!!

walchowDesign said...

Two lovely cards and love how you put the feather as the centrepiece.

As for the second card, kudos to you for making a card which is out of your comfort zone!

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are really beautiful, Rosemary! I love the elegant feathers and how perfect they look with the PTI die cut! The color combo is gorgeous, too!
Good for you to step outside of your comfort zone on the 2nd card... it's very pretty, and a great choice of patterned papers!

Robin K. said...

Wow! I can see why you were drawn to that feather stamp! I absolutely love the card you created with it!! That color combo is so pretty! Lovin' the layers in the second one! P. S. I'm soooooo jealous you and Greta are meeting for lunch today!!! I wish I lived on the same coast!!!

Anita in France said...

That fabulous feather stamp is perfect in those soft, delicate colours, Rosemary ... love the addition of the sequins! Wonderful colours on your second card ... brilliantly layered! Anita :)

jintyoo7 said...

Uhhhhh Ahhhhh - beautiful, LOVE LOVE the feather card. The jaunty angle is fab and what a pretty colour combination :)

Nat said...

Hope you and Greta had a nice afternoon together. Both cards are awesome. Love the feather and colours too. ♥

canadian_liner said...

That IS a stunner of a rubber stamp, and it made a gorgeous card! This week's soft colour duo really worked well for the feather image. I love how you accented the little hearts with glitter, and added just a few sequins. Thanks for linking up with the Dynamic Duos!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, two beautiful cards here! I adore the pink and blue, so soft...perfect paired with a feather!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful cards Rosi, I love the pink feathers and singuins with the angled white panel. Woow.

Michelle said...

This feather stamp is to die for, Rosemary! Love the sequin accents! Thanks for joining DD!

Martha said...

WOW, what beautiful cards you've created, Rosemary! I really love that first one...fabulous design!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!