Sunday, April 25, 2010

mothers day blooms

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I love Sundays-they are always such relaxing days. We start it off at church and usually end it up spending time with family.

Our pastor had such an inspirational message today. We are at week #3 of a mini-series entitled "search for significance".
This week the message was on the blame game. It so much easier for us to blame others for things because it shifts the responsiblity from us to them.
He challenged us to think why we blame others. And, why we can't admit when we're wrong.
He took  us to Genesis 3:8 and showed us how this blame game started with Adam blaming Eve and Eve blaming the serpent for what they did wrong.
He left me with the thought that God doesn't blame me.

We had dinner with my husband's family this evening. We had a really good meal at a local restaurant. The conversation was pleasant and funny at times. A time set aside to share our lives the way only families can.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one for several challenges:

1.  Sunday is the featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week we visited the gallery of an incredible stamper gloriousgreetings. I chose her what's the buzz card to case.
I used some rainbow background paper to create my scene and stamped some clouds.
My flowers are recollections dimensional stickers. I made a little hill from tall tales designer paper.
I added some buttons to continue with my whimsical theme, and a sentiment to make it a Mother's Day card.

2.  Our creative corner blog had a challenge this week to use blossoms and flowers on your card. It's always such fun to use flowers on your card, especially for Mother's Day.

3.  The stampin sisters in Christ blog had a challenge to make a Mother's Day card. Their scripture reference this week is from Exodus 20-the 4th commandment-to honor your father and mother. This is the first commandment to carry a promise with it.

Well, that's my card for today. Blessings to all my blogger friends.

card recipe:
stamps: whipper snapper designs, amuse
paper: gina k white, hot off the press bg, tall tales dsp
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: reflections dimesnional stickers, buttons


  1. Appreciated your thoughts on the message at church! Your lovely card reminds me of the afternoon here today...we had a heavy downpour with thunder and soon the sun was out while it was still raining. The result...a beautiful rainbow!

  2. I just think this the the happiest card Mary, I love the flowers and love the rainbow!

  3. That's one fabulous rainbow, I love the detail of the button treatment too!

  4. Such a happy card!! Love the rainbow you made and the flowers are adorable!

  5. What a fun fanciful card Mary! love those pretty cut out flowers and cute rainbow!

  6. What a fun card!!! This is soooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!!

  7. This is such a happy card, I smile when I look at it. Love that rainbow and the sweet flowers. Thanks for sharing this, Mary, I love it!

  8. LOVE the rainbow - just beautiful~~

  9. Beautiful! Love the row of buttons on the curved bottom edge. Sounds like you had a wonderful Sunday.

  10. Such a happy card, it made me smile too! Sounds like a great sermon series at your church, I think I'd enjoy it. Great idea to make a little 'garden' on that pretty paper. Thank you for participating in this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge!

  11. Hi Mary! THis is so beautiful and cheery--it's exactly what I pictured for a card to send Miss Cathy (my card drive) but just didn't have the "stuff" to make it. I guess I'll have to try get creative and see what I can do to make something like this. LOVE IT LOVE IT! Thanks so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges! *Ü*

  12. What a joyful card and inspirational message. I love the pretty rainbow on this card.

  13. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at the OCC!

  14. Mary, your work is always delightful and it is a pleasure to stop by and take in all the goodness. that little bee is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at SSCC.



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