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

Friday, January 22, 2016

happy birthday... to you

Hey friends!!  Another weekend has rolled around, again.  While the east coast is dealing with another "snow-magedon"  I think here in Western Washington we are dealing with "rain-magedon"!  It just keeps raining!!   The only good thing about all this rain is that generally it means it is snowing in the mountains and we need that snow!  Having said that... I do hope that everyone on the east coast will be able to stay safe and warm this weekend and that the snow will melt away quickly!!  I do have a card to share.  It seems like I haven't done anything in ages, but I have been busy making cards for the Altenew Academy Stunningly Simply Watercolor Techniques taught by the absolutely amazing Lydia Evens.  I have learned so much and will share what I made on another day.  Today's card is for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge as well as the new Time Out challenge.  I took my inspiration from the colors that Marika used and my twist is that I added a little strip of gold glitter paper.  When I saw the FMS layout I almost immediately thought of my PTI Garden Grace stamp set.  I pulled it out to create the corner element in the layout.  This card is simple, simple, simple.  I didn't even put my usual die cut panel on the card base.  I die cut my piece and then stamped everything using two shades of green ink and two shades of purple ink.  The strip of gold glitter paper was adhered and then I laid my corner piece on the cardstock and marked a spot to stamp the "happy", stamped it and then added the rest of the sentiment and the corner piece.
Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  White cardstock, Heidi Swapp gold glitter cardstock; Stamps and dies:  PTI; Stamps; Inks:  Stampin Up! Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Vintage Violet and Wisteria Wonder, Memento Tuxedo Black.

15 comments:

TK said...

Your card is beautiful - I just love those little blossoms!

P.S. As you call it Rainmageddon, I have to agree! I'm on the desert side of the state and we're floating away too!!

Betty Keefe said...

so pretty - and perfect for both challenges!

Jen Brum said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary! I love those purple flowers! They are just so pretty! Love that sparkly stripe! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Rosi what a gorgeous card. I love love love it. So gorgeous.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful Rosemary! Love those sweet flowers and the elegant strip of gold!!

Linda Callahan said...

This is lovely! Beautiful flowers! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Greta said...

This is a stunner, Rosemary! Perfect use of that sketch & I so love the gold strip!

sandie said...

Fabulous CASE of Marika's card. I love the glitter strip and those gorgeous coloured flowers. Thanks for joining TO

Marika said...

Oh so beautiful! Your beautiful purple blooms are perfect for this card! Thank you for CASEing my card, love it!

Viv said...

This is soooo gorgeous Rosie, I do love visiting your blog!I was thinking about you and wondering if you had the terrible snow....it seems you have the rain though. Not as bad as the snow I hope, rain can be almost as bad though I know. We are lucky here but terrible flooding up North here in the UK lately too.Stay safe ;) hugs Viv xx

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card! The gold strip just give the extra look with your beautiful blooms.

Anita in France said...

Wow, how beautiful, Rosemary ... what a gorgeous floral cluster ... so delicious with that shimmery gold strip ... and I love the way the sentiment is nestled into it! So delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

WOW...WOW, Rosemary, this is simply gorgeous!
I love it!

Petra Swart said...

Love your beautiful little flowers, Rosemary - so perfect for the sketch!!!! The gold strip adds just the right amount of shimmer and the sentiment fits so perfectly in it's place!!! This is really beautiful!!

Betty Keefe said...

CONGRATS! on your win at FMS!! way to go!!