Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easter Joy

Happy Tuesday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It feels like spring here. Our temp is 71 today. The weather report said we are 22 degrees above normal.

Our spring garden will be blooming soon. The tulips are getting taller and hopefully the deer will let them alone.

I was with my grandsons after school today. It was an easy laid back day. I just had to pick up Aidin after school. He had play practice but no homework. Ethan had a basketball game but my son came home in time to take him.
I stayed until 6:15 and then headed back to my side of town. We have bible study on Tuesday evening at church so I went up there.

That was a little of my day and now onto my card. I made this one for the color challenge #366 on Splitcoaststampers.

I am the hostess this week and I chose the color trio of daffodil delight, pool party and poppy parade. These nice, bright colors definitely said spring to me.

I decided to use the field flowers set from Stampin-Up. I stamped the flowers in poppy parade ink and cut them out. I popped the flowers up for dimension and then stamped the stems in pool party ink.

Stampin-Up’s attic boutique designer paper is my background layer and this pattern covers all 3 of the challenge colors.

I used a Spellbinders label 16 and cut some daffodil delight cardstock and more of the attic boutique paper also in daffodil delight.

The Easter Joy sentiment is 2 different stamps from Marks Finest Papers "blessings" set.
To finish my card I used some pool party seam binding and added a dew drop in the center of my bow and a couple on my flower stem.

The layout is one that I saw on Sandy MacGiver’s blog. It is a MojoMonday sketch from last year.

That’s my card for today. It's late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  The Outlawz has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Catered Crop has a ribbon or twine challenge.
3.  Gingerloft has a spring challenge.
4.  Let's Ink It Up has a "show us your flowers" challenge.


  1. Very pretty card Mary... love those flowers...

  2. Beautiful card, I like the different elements used. Thanks for taking part in our Flowers challenge at LIIU. Good luck, hugz Suzanne

  3. That is so gorgeous, Mary! I'm always in awe of your bows. Love the button placement, too.

  4. Loving those wonderful flowers on this beautiful card! Great color combination too! So pretty.

  5. I love how you used the large print DSP on this card! I often struggle with those patterns... Your stamped flowers are gorgeous and the whole card is just beautiful!

  6. Beautiful card and colours. Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this fortnight and good luck. Nikki DT

  7. Very pretty card. Like the color choice. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  8. What a pretty card Mary I love the way you have out this ogether Like your style Hugs Elaine

  9. Put this together ....oops sorry Typo Hugs elaine



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