Friday, February 26, 2010

just delightful corals

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well its another winter advisory here in the 'Burgh. The snow keeps falling and there are numerous fender benders. The national guard is back patrolling the roads.

We just set a new record for snowfall in the month of February.

Well, its almost over and spring is only a few weeks away. I am so looking forward to seeing flowers, longer days and warmer temps.

Now onto my card for today.
There is a new challenge on splitcoaststampers.
It's called the "free for all challenge". What does that mean, you ask?
Well, in the words of wendybell from splitcoast:

"The challenge today is to use textures (think embossing folders, ribbons, and/or flowers, etc. most embellishments fit into this category!), and at least ONE color that is one you don’t NORMALLY use (be sure to identify it in your card description). The third part, which I am leaving OPTIONAL is to use some patterned paper in your creation. Easy enough, right??? "
So, I first thought of a color I don't use often. That would be stampin-up cameo coral.
Then I remembered a retired simply scrappin kit that had some cameo coral die-cuts in it.
I decided to use the layout from the mojo126 challenge and my card was taking form.
For the texture part I used a cuttlebug embossing folder.
The scallop trim, flower and the tab are from the kit.
I used pop dots on the flower to give it some dimension.
My long rectangle panel is stamped in cameo coral with a background stamp from endless creations.
The short rectangle is a background stamp from stampendous called "dream text".
I will probably use this as a birthday card. My birthday sentiment will be on the inside.
Well, its late and I am tired so I am wrapping it up today.
Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think, I love reading them all.
card recipe:
stamps: dream text, endless creations
paper: su ww, cameo coral
ink: cameo coral
accessories: simply scrappin just delightful, cb ef


  1. Beautiful, Mary! Love the colors and your clean and crisp creation!!

  2. Lovely card. I don't use that color often either but it looks so refreshing here.



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