Monday, February 8, 2010

valentine be mine

Happy Monday to all who are visiting the charmed life blog. We are digging out after the monumental snowfall (24"), here in Pittsburgh, over the weekend.

We lost power for a brief period on Sunday night. That was nothing-some of our friends from church have been out since Friday when the storm was in full blast.
I was in the middle of my blog upload when the power went. We were also watching the super bowl and off the TV went. I had just put all the emergency candles away in the garage, Because I thought we were beyond the point of losing power.

The forecast is for another 4"-8" starting tomorrow.

The schools were all closed today and some have already started canceling for tomorrow.

I usually go over to meet my grandsons' school bus on Tuesday but not tomorrow. It's a 45 minute drive on a good day. I decided not to go because if we get that much more snow I don't want to be stuck there for a few days.

My grandsons would love it, but my hubby would be all alone. He is under the weather now-some sort of flu bug.

Well, enough of this weather talk. Let's get to the important card stuff. I made this card for 3 different challenges:

1. Sundays featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week Barbara Anders (aka bar) was the honoree. She is one talented stamper for sure.
If you haven't looked through her gallery, I have provided the link to it.
I chose her be mine valentine card to recreate "a la Mary Marsh" style.
I changed the colors, used a border punch, and a cuttlebug embossing folder and added a separate sentiment panel.

2. The ccee stampers had a challenge as well using hearts and a charm. I didn't have any charms so I substituted a read heart brad.

3. the crazy for challenges blog also had a challenge for valentines cards. So I was able to make one card and handle 3 challenges. That's a big "whoo-hoo " in my book.

Well ,it looks like a wrap for today my blogging friends. Stay warm and let me know if you have had snow and how much. God Bless!!

card recipe:
stamps: holiday best
paper: su real red, whisper white
ink: su black
accessories: cb ef, fiskars heart border punch, brad


  1. Fabulous combination of challenges...and you aced them all! Fun, bright and cheerful!

  2. What a beautiful Valentine!! I love all the textures and gorgeous punched edges!!

    Hope things warm up for you soon!!

  3. Beautiful, Mary! Great job incorporating so many challenges!!

  4. Beautiful!! Love your heart borders! And that sentiment is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE Challenge this week!! :o)

  5. This is gorgeous, I love the heart borders and brad!! Adorable

  6. This is such a beautiful Valentine, Mary...the sentiment is very pretty and I am sooo lovin all the texture!!!

  7. traditional in color but fresh in design...thanks for playing with the CCEE



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