Monday, May 28, 2012

My inchie card

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well here it is the 27th of May. I can't believe that I have been in San Francisco with my sweet little Phoenix Daisy for 29 days.

My time is quickly coming to an end. I leave for home this coming Saturday. It's almost like she knows. She has just been so loving with me. Giving me hugs and kisses out of nowhere.

She loves all thelittle games I play with her and she never gets bored. We play the same games every day and she gets just as excited when I tell her what we are going to do. I have so many memories of her laughter, facial expressions and the words she is learning.

But, life goes on and I do have a home in Pittsburgh and a husband who misses me a lot. You never know if an opportunity will open up like this again. My son and daughter-in-law lost their nanny which is why I am here now.

They went out to dinner tonight for a little time together. Phoenix Daisy is asleep and I am relaxing in front of the TV.

With all that said, here is my card for today. I made this one for an inchie challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

For my card I used the dogwood image from the Marks Finest Papers set dogwood blossoms. Colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and did some fussy cutting. I popped them up over my inchie squares. The squares were cut using 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 square punches.Added some ribbon treatment with Stampin-Up's pear pizzazz seam binding and a pear pizzazz brad.

The designer paper I used for my squares is from the Stampin-Up "sweet pea" collection.

I completed my card by adding a glittery butterfly & pearls to the corner.

Well, that's it for today so until next time........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Totally Gorjuss blog has a "something new" challenge.  I used a new brad and the glittered butterfly is new.
2Cute Card Thursday has a pink & green challenge.
3.  Southern Girls Challenge wants us to use die-cuts or punches. I used punches.


  1. Such a pleasure having you join us at the TG challenge. What a delightful card this is. Hopefully it won't be too long before you can visit your family again, hugs Sharon

  2. Such a beautiful card! Dogwood blossoms are so pretty and I love the background of squares.

  3. What a delightful card Mary! LOVE the papers you've used for those inchies and beautifully colored dogwood blossoms!!!

    I'm happy to hear you are having time with that precious little one. It's so hard when the ones we love live so far away. We have two near by but the other 9 grands, 5 great grands and their parents are thousands of miles away.

  4. Oh, so pretty Mary! Love the inchi background and the beautiful cut flower images! The colors are gorgeous, and I love the sparkly butterfly!

  5. Such a soft and pretty card! I love the glittery butterfly and the dogwood blooms are beautiful!
    So happy to hear you have enjoyed your time with your GD and that she has enjoyed it as well!

  6. Mary, this is lovely! Your coloring is gorgeous. I am trying to master the art of watercoloring after many years of trying. I am getting a little better. I could certainly take a lesson or two from you! Blessings, Diane

  7. Those inchies are so sweet and the dogwood blossoms look like they're made for a gingham background! What a bond you have forged with that wonderful granddaughter. Safe travels home.

  8. Mary, this is just GORGEOUS! Those dogwood blossoms are beautifully colored, and I love your inchie background. Stunning design. :)

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Mary! I love the color combination and the beautiful bow! The glittery butterfly is the perfect touch. What a wonderful month this must have been for you and Phoenix Daisy! Safe travels...

  10. What a beautiful design, Mary....I love the inchie background you created and the dogwoods on the top look gorgeous!!!! I'm so glad you have had such wopnderful days with your little two made lots of precious memories!!!!

  11. Adorable card ♥
    Thanks for joinug us at SGC



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