Thursday, April 15, 2010

time to celebrate

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was a gorgeous day here in the 'Burgh as Pittsburgh is affectionately known.
Today is tax day here in the US. I sent my federal & state returns in previously and  today on the deadline I submitted the local taxes. It's over for another year-can I have a big whoo-hoo!!!

My card for today is for 2 challenges:

1.  The mojo monday sketch #134. It was designed by the talented Teresa Kline. I really liked working with this sketch and it worked perfectly for my masculine birthday card.

2.  The ways to use it challenge on splitcoaststampers was about the passage of time. We were to create a card with time as our element. We were given a lot of creative license on this. So I decided to make a masculine birthday card and use a clock and a calendar.

When I considered the colors, soft suede jumped right out. I knew if I picked a designer paper with stripes in it, I would be golden. So that's what I did.
The Christmas cocoa specialty pack from stampin-up had just the perfect striped papers. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder 'fleur de lis' for my background. I think this has a masculine appeal to it.
I added a stop watch and a calendar for my "time" elements. The Martha Stewart border punch is great for masculine cards.
My sentiment is from 2 stamp sets-bella's bloom & just celebrate.

I have an April birthday and when I get the date I will circle that on the calendar and stamp happy birthday on the inside.

Well, I am going to turn out the lights in charmed life land for today. Hope you found time to stamp today.

card recipe:
stamps: bella's bloom, just celebrate
paper: soft suede, real red, christmas cocoa dsp
ink: soft suede
accessories: k& co epoxy sticker, su calendar kit, ms border punch


  1. Cool way to incorporate the time elements, I love the rich yet neutral-ish colours, nicely done!

  2. Love the April Calendar on the card! Wonderful BD card!

  3. Mary, this is fantastic! Love these colors and the calendar design! Thanks so much for my wonderful card, too! I love it! Blessings to you and yours!

  4. Mary, what a wonderful masculine birthday card!! I love the calendar on the fron, and the striped dp is fab!! Great job!!

  5. Mary, I see you had a lot of time on your hands yesterday - lol! Love your masculine card (stripes are always good!). Thanks so much for the gorgeous b-day card - got it yesterday when I came home from work at 11 p.m. Love those tulips made from the bird punch! Have a great w/e!

  6. Mary - fabulous use for the time challenge!

  7. Fabulous masculine card, Mary! Love the use of the calender! Wonderful design and colors!

  8. What a cool idea to use a calendar on your time card! And such cool colors!!Great job Mary!!

  9. I have to get back to my calendar set, I got everything I need to make the pages and cards, just need the time to do it.
    Love this and I love that striped paper with those colors. So pretty, Mary!



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