Thursday, January 28, 2010

perfect pair

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. My contractor wasn't here today so I took that as an opportunity to get some stamping time in.

We went out tonight to the lighting store to pick a chandelier for the dining room.

We narrowed it down to 3 choices. We didn't want something to fancy because it wouldn't go with our decor and nothing too informal.

I am so excited that this project is taking shape. I think I mentioned in previous posts that we are changing rooms around on our first floor.

I have also picked the paint color for the dining room. We are lifting the carpet in that room to refinish the hardwood floor.

It will seem like a new home once we finish. I like adventures!!

So now onto my card for today. This is actually for 2 challenges.

1. for Thursday's challenge on splitcoaststampers we were to pull out our fabrics, burlap or whatever we wanted and have some creative fun mixing textiles with paper for our ways to use textiles challenge.
I am not a sewer so I don't have any fabric. This sent me looking through my stash to see if I had anything that would work. I found some fabric applique iron-ons. They were all fruit appliques. So I have some ideas for other cards now.

I picked the pears and decided to make an anniversary card for my friends Karen & Mark. Their anniversary is on Valentine's day. Isn't that romantic!!

I thought of my designer paper from stampin-up that had these pears on it. So I was on my way.

2. my card layout was for mercy kerin's tuesday sketch challenge. I haven't been able to play along with that one for awhile. The layout she provided worked well for my card idea.

I used my Martha Stewart lace doily border punch and added some pearls. I computer generated my sentiment.

I don't know if anyone makes a stamp with these words. I don't have one anyway.

Well, it looks like its a wrap for today in charmed life land. Stay warm!!

card recipe:
paper: su kiwi kiss, choc chip, good morning sunshine dsp
accessories: fabric iron-on applique, su choc chip ribbon, hero arts pearls, word window punch, ms lace doily punch


  1. I like the pears and a perfect combo with the dp!! Very prety Im sure they will love it!

  2. Beautiful, Mary! Love the pears!!

  3. Very Pretty! Love the color combo.
    Aloha from Hawaii,

  4. Awesome. What a great way to use the applique.

  5. Mary, this pear card will certainly be loved by your's adorable (& you had the perfect DP for it!). I don't envy you living through the remodeling mess, but it will be so nice when it's finished...just keep thinking about the beautiful goal at the end! :-) Also, thanks for following my new blog!

  6. What a clever idea for the appliques. Your friends will love it!



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