Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Twinkle Tuesday's Rose is Just So Sweet

Are you twinkling today? No, well, get your shine on girls! Yes, AWESOME!! The sketch that Madelynn provided this week is Divine!! I love it and will totally refer to it over and over again. Can you believe she is only 8?? And she comes up with these all on her own. I know Jessica loves having her close by, sketching away as she stamps in the evening.

I started my card about 4 times before I finally settled on my color scheme and stamp. I just love this bella rose image. I don't tend to gravitate to yellow as it is a color I think looks horrible on me so I just don't use it much. However, I think So Saffron is such a pretty, soft yellow. And I love it paired with the Baja Breeze. I have a few more images of this rose in these colors already stamped, so don't be surprised if you see something similar turn up in the next week or so here on the blog.

I love how collag-y (is that a word? it is now!) this card is. It's always amazing to me how just overstamping an image can completely change the feel of a card. This might be my NEW Favorite.Card.Ever.
I do hope you'll join us this week. Be sure to link up your card over on Jessica's blog so we can all take a peek. And then come check us out on PCP...HERE. All the Twinklette's are just the best bunch of women out there. I am so incredibly blessed to have met them and now to call them friends. We chat almost - well, every day over there and we'd love to have you jump in!
Be sure to make the rounds to the rest of the blogs as well! Danni is the featured stamper this week and boy, is her card CUTE!!
Taylor Usry

And finally, I wanted to share something I am so excited about! I was blurfing around one day and saw children's books stored in rain gutters. I immediately thought it might work for my stamps. Hubby took me to Lowe's on Saturday, bought them and put them up on Sunday for me. We of course made the most AWESOME race track/ramp with them first off the couch and the little man thought it was the coolest thing ever. He was very confused after nap time though when the "tracks" just didn't work the same!
I am finally working on getting some of my much beloved stamps out of boxes and up where I can see them. I just won't dig to the bottom of a box for a stamp. While I am planning on unmounting many of my stamps, there are some that I just can't do that to. My PSX, Postmodern Design, all those great companies that are no more. It's so sad. Anyway, perhaps this might help some of you. I figure I could fit 4 more sections of gutters on this wall; hubby told me not to use that as an excuse to buy more stamps. WHAT???!?!?!? He doesn't even know what he's saying!!!

P.S. I know they aren't full - but I've only unpacked half a box. The other half I'll umount and there are another 3, maybe 4 boxes to go.

16 comments:

Janna said...

Cassie, I love, your card!!! It is so stunning!! The distressed edgest he color scheme the over stamping everything works perfectly together! It has such a worn feel to it but in away that screams warmth!! I love it! Love the storage idea too! We used to do this when I taught but I never htought about it for stamps!! Great idea!

Smiles,
Janna

Kimmie0270 said...

The distressing is absolutely awesome! What tool do you use for that?

And I love your stamp hook-up! Too Cool!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE the soft blues and yellows in your card! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the storage idea too - I have broken many a nail scrounging around my stamp bins!

Christi said...

Your card is stunning! I love the colors and all that distressing! I also love those rain gutters!! What a fantastic idea!!

scrapnnMO said...

Love the distressed look you gave your lovely card. :)

Cindy said...

Cassie,
This may be my new favorite card too! I love the colors and the collage look.The distressing - how did you distress those edges? I don't quite have the knack for that yours look distressed and soft at the same time.
So beautiful and elegant and wrapped up with pearls - TFS!

Danni said...

Wow!! Simply gorgeous!! You did an amazing job! Love the distressing, mine never looks that good.
Fun idea with the gutters too!

Sandra MacLean said...

I really really love the card Cassie!! Love those distressed edges and the pearls....we all know I love them! LOL That is a GREAT stamp storage idea! When we buy a house again, I may just have to pinch this idea! :D Thanks for sharing it Cassie!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

First let me say that I love your card - all those distressed edges with the soft colors and pearls, such a beautiful vintage feel!!!

And rain gutters?! Ingenious!!! I will have to tuck that one away for when I get back to the states. I will have to do something, as I have already doubled my stamp supply in the 6 months I've been here...yikes!
hugs, Jami

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOVE the distressed edges like everyone else mentioned LOL..but seriously...they ROCK! What a soft and pretty effect this card has, Cassie..it's beautiful! Check out those gutters...how cool! We DO rock PCP , don't we? hee hee...so glad everyone is haing such a good time w/ this! Hugs!

Madelynn said...

Hi this is Madelynn and I really like your card. I like how you made the card look special with the ends of the paper that way. I love the little pearls too. Mom has a lot of those :) She is laughing while I type this to you. Thank you for playing my sketch this week. :)

Rosanne said...

It is a great sketch and I love your card too!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous creation!! Love it!! ;)

Rebecca Ednie said...

love the card. I usually don't distress floral images but I like hte look, msut CASe this too. great use of text stamp with your flower!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Beautiful work! Love the blue over the top of the yellow, the punchie, all the distressing. Fab-u-lous!

Valerie said...

what a WONDERFUL idea! and it looks VERY neat too!

I have that same SU stamp set and the poor thing hasn't even seen its first look of ink..I really NEED to put it to use soon haha!