Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Journey / Destination

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well here it is the 23rd of May. I can't believe that I have been in San Francisco with my sweet little Phoenix Daisy for 25 days.

It has been such a rewarding and fulfilling time taking care of her. I miss my husband of course, but he did come for a quick 2 days visit last week. Phoenix Daisy & I loved having him here.

I just love her sweet smile and laugh. I don't know how I will be on June 2 when I have to get on the plane back to Pittsburgh. I am sure it will be such an emotional time for me. But, not to be thought of yet. I still have 9 days left with her.

She is picking up different words from me and some of my facial responses. That really makes me laugh. She throws her hands up in the air when I ask her a question and she doesn't know the answer. Too funny-I did that with her the first few days and without even realizing it she started doing it.

I know, I know I sound lie one of those obnoxious Grandmothers, but I love this little sweet baby girl and can't stop talking about her.

So onto my card for today. This one I made for a challenge over on Splitcoaststampers and just never posted it to my blog. Good for me since I did not bring any stamping supplies with me.

I liked the sketch and pulled out some old Stampin-Up designer paper-the "afternoon tea" collection. I paired this with a sentiment from Seaside-Stampin stamps- "destination/journey" and an image from Hero Arts - "classic bike".

I stamped the bike in early espresso ink and did some fussy cutting. Then to complete my card I used the cuttlebug embossing folder "just my type" and added some bakers twine.

Well it's getting late and time to close this post. My days start early with Phoenix Daisy and she is a bundle of energy. So until next time,,,,,,God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.   Sweet Stamps has an anything goes challenge.
2.   Top Tip Tuesday has a "dig out the old" challenge. I used designer paper that is at least 4 years old. My sentiment is a stamp that I bought a year ago and never used.
3.   Outlawz paper ala mode challenge is embossing.
4.   Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge is an anything goes.
5.   Ooh La La Creations has a ribbon or twine challenge.

Phoenisx Daisy at the park having lunch


  1. Love that little bicycle stamp. She is precious. So glad you are getting so much time with her at her age.

  2. LOL! You do not sound obnoxious at all! Simply a very proud Grandmother spending some wonderful days with her precious Granddaughter! Count your blessings!!
    I love how your bicycle seems to be riding down the road on this card! That is some major fussy cutting too! Wonderful card!!

  3. Hi Mary! Boy - I'm seeing bike cards all over the blogs today - must be with all the good weather arriving! I'm sure it will be awful leaving - but how lovely that you had all this time to bond with her!

  4. Hi Mary this is fabulous the design looks super I love the little image, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    Lorraine x

  5. What a beautiful card - and a beautiful Granddaughter too :)
    Enjoy the rest of your stay - I'm sure you will!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Dig it Out' challenge. Don't forget you could also win a Top Tipper prize by linking up a Top Tip to the challenge!

    Carol x

  6. So glad you're having fun with that grand baby. She's such a little cutie!
    Love your card - and the cute bicycle! Great.

  7. Great card. Love the soft colors. Thank you for joining our challenge at Sweet Stamps this week!

  8. Lovely card, great colours together, thanks for sharing at OLLCB, Wendy x

  9. Great card, love the bike, and use of twine. Thanks for joining the Dig Out The Old Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  10. Sweet card and Phoenix Daisy is even sweeter!

  11. Fabulolus card love that bike too and lovely photo too!Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  12. I can't believe how Phoenix Daisy has grown and what a beauty! What a special time with her and I totally understand your joy! Love the card too! The bicycle is the cutest.



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