Tuesday, February 23, 2010

birthday celebrations

Happy Tuesday and thanks for visiting the charmed life blog. The remodeling project is continuing. But, we are making such progress.

Today, we moved the furniture into the new dining room. I was so excited. The room looks great. We still need our chandelier installed, and we finally picked out one. It's here and ready for installation.

That will happen on Thursday. I also bought cellular shades for the french door and those will be installed on Thursday as well.

Then that room is done. Woo-hoo!!

We will then move on to the new family room. I have to start looking for furniture and pick my paint colors. That room should be relatively easy to finish. But, then you never know what little issues you run up against to slow the project down.

All in all I am very pleased with what we have done. Our contractor, Gil has been great. He is such a professional. He is very dependable and his work is "the bomb" (lol). They are his words.

So if you are in the Pittsburgh area and need a contractor, let me know. I can put you in touch with mine. You won't be disappointed.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one for the featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week Judi Rose (aka jovialjudi) was given the honors. She has such a talent. This link will take you to her gallery on splitcoast.

I chose this card of hers to case. You are to change 2 or more things on the original card.

My changes: used black and kraft card stock, added ribbon treatment, used different sentiment, used martha stewart lace doiley punch only, stamped the image in black instead of white.
I stamped the bird image and use the label 2 nestabilities to frame the image. It is such a clean and simple card.
I really like this stamp set. It's from stampin-up called wings of friendship. Birds are so popular right now with stampers.
Well, it looks like a wrap from charmed life land. I have to make a card for my middle grandson, Aidin. His birthday is tomorrow.
And the Olympics is on so I want to catch the figure skaters. It's their short program tonight. Is anyone else watching and enjoying it like I am? Let me know. I am anxious to hear what you think.
card recipe:
stamps: wings of friendship,upsy daisy
paper: su kraft, black, ww
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: ms border punch,nesties, ribbon


  1. Very pretty! Love that color combo. :o)

  2. so pretty! I love the look of kraft. I have yet to use any, but I have some on the way, I can't wait to use it. Love that bird stamp.

  3. Beautiful card. Really elegant in that color combo. We loved watching the figure skating though I'm anxious to get some sleep tonight :-)

  4. Very pretty card Mary. See, birds are all the rave lately :) Love your layout design. Thanks for stopping by my blog too :)

  5. Sooo very pretty. love the birds how you mounted them The colors create a very soothing look!



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