Saturday, January 23, 2010

feel better

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

It's been a week again since I posted any cards.

We are still in the middle of our remodeling project and there is not time while the contractor is here to pull out my stamps. He will probably be here for another 2 weeks is my guess.

But, he didn't come today and I managed to get some stamping in. whoo-hoo!!

My card today is for 2 challenges:

1. Saturday's inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers. this week we visited the online store echo. Lots of colorful inspirations there. I chose this paisley beach bag as the inspiration to create my card.

2. my layout is from the sketch provided by Cindy Haffner on ccee stampers. It was fun and easy to work with.

I used a new stamp from mft. It's their pure innocence line. This one is called "my umbrella". I think these little girls are so sweet. I colored her using prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

My paper is some old stuff I had in my stash from paper salon called petite paisley. It worked out great for the inspiration challenge.

I wasn't happy with how the photo turned out. I have some new software and I really don't know how to use it. It's photoshop elements 8. I may have to take a class at the local community college. There is so much you can do with it but I don't know what I am doing.

Well, I am wrapping up my day. Thanks for stopping by. If you have any pointers on pse 8, let me know.

God Bless
card recipe:
stamps: mft my umbrella
paper: su vv, paper salon petite paisley dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: prisma pencils & gamsol
techniques: paper piecing


  1. Such an adorable card! Love the colors and the DP! I have her out on my table to ink up too!

  2. This is darling, Mary! So glad you got some stamping time in!!

  3. Love the extra little paisley in the corner. Adorable touch! As for PSE8, have you used the earlier versions? There is a great class at Two taught by Sandy Kreiger. Go to Education, Class List (on the left) and look for Photoshop Elements - it has a very small write-up but is a wonderful series of videos. I think she is using version 6 - still if you are new to the software it would be a big help and it's free!

  4. Very cute. Those Pure Innocence images are just adorable. Love the Paisley DP (I've always had a thing for Paisley).



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