Saturday, April 10, 2010

home sweet pennsylvania

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was a busy day but definitely an enjoyable one.
My good friend Cindi's daughter is having a baby next month and today was the baby shower. She received so many cute things. She is having a boy -her first baby and Cindi's first grandchild.

 In fact, her daughter-in-law is having a baby 2 weeks later. So Cindi  is just ecstatic-she has wanted grandkids for such a long time.

Several young mothers had their infants at the shower. I am always in awe looking at a baby-I see God's creative hand at work. What a wonderful gift that He gives us.

I made Gina a onsie card to go along with the gift I gave her. She loved it-do you believe I didnt take a photo of it.
 I made 3 of them so I will photo the others and post them later.

My card today is for 2 challenges:

1.  The inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers was to make a card that was inspired by our home state. Our hostess even gave us a website to visit to get info about our state.
I learned that the state bird of Pennsylvania is the ruffled grouse.
Our forefathers gave the name pheasant to this bird. I didn't have a pheasant stamp but I had some rub-ons from stampin-up's autumn harvest collection.

2.  My 2nd challenge and  layout for the card is from the ODBD blog. The challenge today was a sketch.
I think it set my pheasant image off well.
Since the image was white I had to place it on dark paper. I decided to use eggplant and kiwi kiss.
I  had some eggplant designer paper from colorbok that I have wanted to use.
For my kiwi kiss color I used the raspberry tart collection that had some kiwi kiss paper in it.

On my first  kiwi kiss panel I ran it through a cuttlebug folder for texture. On this layer I used a new stampin up border punch-it was the free one from sale-a-bration.
My thanks sentiment is a rub-on from the same collection as the pheasant. I added a piece of eggplant ribbon and that completed my card.

Well, its time to dim the lights for another day in charmed life land. Tomorrow its up early for church and I want to be rested. Our pastor has a great message planned. God bless my friends.

card recipe:
paper: su eggplant, kiwi kiss, colorbok dsp raspberry tart
accessories: autumn harvest rub-ons, border punch, nesties, eggplant ribbon, cb ef


  1. Love this Mary, that pheasant is one of my all time favourite things, you did a great job with the panels and the colours are wonderful!

  2. I love the colors on this one! You rocked with the sketch! Wonderful thank you card!

  3. Love the punched border on the sides. Just a perfect touch. Great take on the sketch, and thanks for joining us at ODBD! :) Blessings,

  4. Gorgeous colors and design, Mary! I am really impressed with the phesant rub on! WOW! Talk about needing a bird in a pinch! Great look and for a very fabulous reason! I just love me some babies!

  5. Oh beautifully done Mary! Love the color combo and the punched work! Lovely card and thanks so much for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!!!

  6. GREAT COLORS on this card... My Favorite... purple and lime are great together... love that... the pheasant is really nice... love the white against the eggplant... lovely card Mary...

  7. Oh Mary!! This is gorgeous!! I just love your purple and olive green combo, combo of dp and your beautiful image!! What an awesome take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!!

  8. Gorgeous. You really are very talented!



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