Monday, May 31, 2010


Happy Monday and thanks or taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was a great week-end weather wise here in Pittsburgh.

On Sunday we had a Memorial Day tribute at church. I had the privilege of praying for the veterans. It really was a moving event. This is a day of remembrance and the bible admonishes us to " remember the former things, those of long ago" (Isaiah 46:9.)

Sunday afternoon we had 2 couples over for a cook-out. Such a relaxing time-good food-good friends. It was too humid to eat out on the deck but early evening it cooled down and out we went.

Today, we had my husband's family out for another cook-out. Again, it was too hot to eat out on the deck and then it started raining so that took care of any outdoor activity.

I did get to make a card early in the day. It covered 3 challenges.

1.  The clean & simple design challenge on splitcoaststampers was to make a card honoring someone who served in the military or some other hero. I chose to make a patriotic card for our friend who served in the military, and it is also his birthday on May 31. I can't believe I forgot. Originally, I was going to hand deliver the card today along with a little gift. Time got away from me so I will have to deliver it tomorrow (Tuesday).

2.  Sharon Johnson from the no time to stamp blog had a challenge to make a card with the colors of your country's flag.  Red, white and blue are the colors of the day.

3.  The StampinB design blog also had a challenge to make a patriotic card.

I used some creative imaginations designer paper and punched out my stars. The paper also had the word "America" on it. I cut it out and layered it on red cardstock.

Added some rick rack and a star button from the "dress it up" line. That completed my card and allowed me plenty of time to get ready for my guests.

Well, it's time to dim the lights in charmed life land for today. Until next time......


  1. Wonderful card and so many fail to realize the importance of recognizing the sacrifice of so many. Thanks for making this card.

  2. This is wonderful, Mary! Love this layout and design! Great card!

  3. Gorgeous patriotic card Mary!

  4. I love the stars punched out of all the different but patriotic colors, Mary!!

  5. I love the white space with all the different stars, looks great!

  6. Great patriotic card Mary - love that button!

  7. Sounds like you had a great Memorial Day weekend, Mary...I love your patriotic card with the stars and all the looks awesome!!!!

  8. I love patriotic cards and this one is really lovely. May God bless our troops, past, present, and future.

  9. Wonderful CAS Patriotic card. I really like this.



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