Wednesday, January 6, 2010

hello there

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

I have had 2 busy days with yesterday being the day I spent with my grandsons.

I meet their school bus on Tuesdays and stay with them until my son or daughter-in-law comes home.

The boys were so cute yesterday. They live on a cul-de-sac and the school bus stops at the top on the main road. I can see the bus from their front porch and that's when I walk up the street. Well, yesterday they didn't realize I saw them so they hid behind a bush in one of the neighbor's yards.

They waited until I walked by and came out the back side and asked me where I was going. I just love their little games. I wish I could keep them this age forever but.......

So onto my card for today. I made this card for 2 challenges. The 1st is the color challenge on splitcoaststampers. We were to use stampin-up's colors of bermuda bay (teal), certainly celery, and hunter green. Plus, Betty added an option to use pink on the card but no cardstock.

These colors were going to stretch me again. So, I decided to take a different route. I colored my image with the colors of the challenge. I colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

Then, I decided to use the bermuda bay color as my card base and ribbon embellishment.

I framed my image with the nestabilities labels 8. and used the martha stewart lace doiley border punch to finish the card off.

For the pink option, I added 2 basic grey glazed pink brads in the corner. I used a generic sentiment in the left corner. That way I can make this whatever type of card I want, simply by stamping any greeting on the inside.
The 2nd challenge is a new one I found on the hope stamps eternal blog. It's an inspiration challenge. I thought the colors of the cupcakes fit right in with my card.

Well, it's a wrap from charmed life land for another day. Blessings and hugs to all my readers.

card recipe:
Stamps: a.m. shower(whipper snapper)
Paper: su bermuda blue, ww
Ink: hunter green
Accessories: prismas & gamsol, su ribbon, ms lace doiley punch, basic grey glazed brads, nesties labels 8


  1. I love those colors and the way you colored that darling image. Very pretty and its a happy card, makes you smile!!

  2. CUTE!!! That little bird is so cute! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

  3. Super that bird "bath" image. You're right it does go well with the CIC challenge, so glad you played.

  4. Sounds like your grandsons are as cute as this card! Such a fun image and I love the colors! Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week!



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