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

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

love...

Hey friends!!   I haven't made a thing in almost two weeks due to my trip to California so I thought I would try to get back into the swing of things by participating in several challenges:  CASology, ColourQ and the Paper Players.   Definitely feeling a bit rusty after all that time off.   Took me a couple of hours to just get one little card made!  Since CASology is being sponsored by Precious Remembrance Shop this week I decided to pull out some of my favorite PRS sets and create a little collage.  I used the following PRS sets:  This Moment, Positive Thoughts and New Day.  Played around with the ColourQ colors before settling on the layering of the colors and images.  The stamped panel was die cut using a Spellbinders plain square die.   My take on the cue word "precious" is depicted by the wood veneer couple and word "love".  To emphasize how precious love is I added the heart.  A few clear sequins finished off the card. 

California was lots of fun, but boy was it hot.  I think the day we went Yosemite it was around 104!  Yosemite was absolutely amazing and I wish that it hadn't been so hot because I would have stayed longer than we did.  But it turned out to be a good thing that we left when we did because on our way back from Yosemite to where we were staying we managed to dodge one of the many California wild fires!   The one we saw was called the Big Creek fire and I learned a few days later that not long after we passed the fire the highway we were traveling on in that area was shut down!   It was rather scary to be driving down the road and seeing the fire not off in the distance, but quite close to the road!

 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today... I always appreciate your comments!
 
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, Recollections white; Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop; Inks:  Stampin Up! Groovy Guava, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Hero Arts Splash, wood veneer, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins



 

19 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

Love is indeed precious! Way to go with your theme, and the way you used those colors! I'm so glad you had a great vacation in CA, but also sounds a bit scary. I had cousins who lost their home in Santa Barbara many years ago from one of those fires.

stampwithamyk said...

What an awesome card to get back into the swing of stamping after a little vacation. Love the colors and the great design. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

Hannelie said...

Back with a bang Rosemary!I love that perfect collage background for the precious couple!
Thanks for playing at CASology!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Rosemary, it sounds like you had an amazing trip (I was in Yosemite with my husband many years ago and it was beautiful)! What a shame about the fires...just glad you were all OK. I love your card, such pretty combination of stamps and great use of the Color Q colors. I must Pin this immediately! :) Thanks for the inspiration and for our kind welcome to the PRS design team!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie,
Glad to hear you had a great time in California, and managed to stay clear of the Fires.
Your card has a fabulous Bg that juxtaposes beautifully with your images.
Smiles:)
Sue

Deepti said...

So cool and so rad!

Barb Ghig said...

Welcome back, Rosemary! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation, and really glad you were able to avoid dealing directly with the fires!

Love your take on the Cue Card...Love sure is precious and I love how you created your background for the wood veneer couple :) Fabulous card, as always!

Lisa said...

I don't see any rust here, this is so cute!! Great use of the PRS stamps. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ & the Paper Players!!

Petra Swart said...

So nice to see some cards from you again, Rosemary!!! Welcome back!!! Sounds as if you had a great time, but being so close to the fire must have been very scary - glad you could stay clear of it!!!
I love your love theme for this card and as always you have done some great collage stamping!! The wood veneer couple is very sweet!! Beautiful on the kraft base!!!

Nat said...

love all the layering on your design, such a fun card!! Your trip sounds wonderful and those fires are very scary.

Viv said...

Fab card as ever Rosie, great little collage too.Your trip sounds great apart from the fires....I agree very scary !!! hugs Viv xx

Anita in France said...

Lovely collage stamping, Rosemary ... and a fabulous take on 'precious' ... such a sweet couple! Sounds as though it was a grand trip ... not counting the fires, that is! Anita :)

stampwithsandy said...

I love this, Rosemary! The collage stamping in the background is just perfect behind your cute wooden couple. The sequins are the perfect finishing touch. So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

Greta said...

So glad you got out before the fire closed the highway, Rosemary! Nice to have cooler temps now. Love your collage stamping & wonderful take on "precious"--just right for the challenges!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

This looks fabulous! Love your wood veneer couple set against that PR collage. Such a great combo of challenges! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week, and glad to hear that you're home safe and sound! Everyone loves an eventful holiday, but wildfires are not the sort we wish to be part of!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lots of great challenge Rosemary!!!! Some day we will meet up!

Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

I still have a giveaway on my blog here until Tuesday: (If you haven't popped by already - Just leave your e-mail with your comment)
http://wienerhoneymooners.blogspot.com/2015/08/essentials-by-ellen-2015-holiday-release.html

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Rosemary, very trendy! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Amy White said...

Fabulous card!! This would make such a great anniversary card! Thanks for playing along with the ColourQ this week!

Martha said...

OH, Rosemary, I absolutely love...love...love this card!
Everything about it is simply fabulous!
Your collage-stamping ALWAYS makes me want to try it.
You inspire me!

So glad you made it safely out of California.