Saturday, May 29, 2010

crate & barrel inspiration

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It has been really hot and humid here the past 2 days.

Not that I am complaining by any means. I remember very vividly the 24" of snow and the havoc it caused here a few months ago.

My hubby said our flowers are a little stressed because it's too hot too soon. He will figure out what to do to take care of them I am sure.

I spent the day in the air conditioning, but I was cleaning. We are having a few couples over tomorrow for a cook-out after church. I had hoped to be able to sit out on the deck, but it may be too hot.

We went out for an early dinner with my in-laws, which I almost opted out of because I had to go to the grocery store.
Then I came to my senses and thought what is more important than spending time with family?
I went to the store after dinner and was home by 8:30.

The family is coming over on Monday for a cook-out. So it will be a fun holiday week-end with good friends and family.

My card for today was created for the inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week our site was the Crate & Barrel. I love this site. It's filled with lots of inspiration.
I picked the marrimeko la botte floral tablecloth.

I had this great designer paper from BoBunny-the tuscany garden line to work with and inked up my upsy daisy stamp to start my card.

I finished it up by adding some yoyo yellow ribbon, a sunflower and a stampin-up border punch.

I sponged my white ribbon with yoyo yellow ink to get the color I needed.
I saw this tip on Michelle Zindorf's blog recently.

Well, my friends it's time to dim the lights in charmed life land for today. Church in the morning and I am giving a tribute and prayer to our veterans.

card recipe:
stamps: upsy daisy
paper: bazzill maraschino, su yoyo yellow, vv, bobunny dsp
ink: yoyoyellow
accessories: ribbon, su border punch


  1. Bright, bold and beautiful, Mary! Wonderful decorative borders! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, sounds as if you will!

  2. Very striking! Love the DP on this one with your yellow flowers!
    Enjoy the weekend with your family and friends!

  3. Gorgeous use of bright yet rich colours, love that you featured yellow too!!

    FYI--it is sooo cold here today, the fire is going in the middle of the day!!!

  4. This card is like sunshine in the garden Mary!

  5. Ohhhhhh, I love all the bright and cheery yellow on this!! Beautiful!

  6. Love the bold and beautiful DP in the BG! This is so striking and pretty!

  7. Just stunning with all those beautiful, rich colors!

  8. Love that dp and the beautifully complimetary image. So warm and summery. I could use some of that sunshine right about now, it has been raining here for day on end!!
    Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.

  9. Love Love this!! The colors and image are so wonderful with this paper!!

  10. This is wonderful and screams summertime, Mary! Love how you used the silhouette image with the sunflowers. Beautiful card!

  11. These bright yellows and REDS are so cheerful and fun! Great job, Mary!



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