Saturday, May 22, 2010

IC233 lollipop tree

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.
Rain, rain and more rain was the order of the day. It was a day to craft first and then go to pick up my grandsons.

Yes, Austin, Aidin and Ethan came to spend the night. We did our usual routine.
First, we stop by the grocery store and everyone gets to pick up a snack for our movie night.
Potato chips, kit kat bars and chocolate milk is what we had when we left the store.

The boys hadn't seen the house since we did our remodeling and room rearranging. They were so shocked at first and said they didn't like Grandma's house changing. But, they quickly settled in on the big sectional and the leather recliners. I guess all is well. We will see what they say to to their Mom & Dad.

We are unwinding now and just about ready for bed. So when this post is finished it's off to bed we go. We have church in the morning and then Aidin has an afternoon baseball game.

My card for today was for 2 challenges:

1.  The Saturday inspiration challenge took us to the Amy Atlas Events site. This was such a fun site with lots of inspiration. You can't link right to the picture, but I chose #16 the wedding dessert table.

She created a custom lollipop tree to compliment the wedding cake.It had fuchsia lollipops on the branches.

The tree reminded me of the tree from the stampin-up set "season of friendship".
So I stamped my tree and punched out melon mambo circles. I added some designer paper to the circles and pearls to make them look like lollipops.
She had added some fuchsia at the base of the tree so I used melon mambo designer paper at my tree base.

2.  The Friday "free for all challenge" on splitcoaststampers was to use buttons and ribbon in a different way. I finished off my card with ribbon candy and added a button to that.

That is my card for today. It's time to dim the light in charmed life land for today.

card recipe:
stamps: season of friendship
paper: ww, melon mambo, good neighbors dsp
ink: close to cocoa
accessories: ribbon, pearls, circle punches, button


  1. Love this tree image, and especially with your pink circles, just fabulous, fresh and a lot of fun!!

  2. How cute is this lollipop tree... so bright and pretty Mary... love it.. So nice that you have your grandsons over and are able to enjoy them like that... super good times that will be a memory forever.

  3. Oh, I love what you did with the Season of Frienship tree, Mary. Great idea and pretty folded ribbon, too.

  4. Leave it to kids to render their honest opinions - lol! I commented on SCS, but have to say it again...your card is adorable with the button tree and fantastic ribbon treatment! Well done, Mary!

  5. What a fabulous lollipop tree, Mary!!! Your colors are sooo vibrant and pretty and I LOVE the ruffled ribbon at the bottom!!!! Awesome work here, gf!!!

  6. Love the colors on this Mary and that gorgeous pleated ribbon!

  7. Mary I just love your lollipop tree!! Great color, fab buttons. What a fun card!! thanks too for the wonderful RED card I received today. What a sweetheart you are. Hugs!!

  8. LOVE the tree! What a great way to use that set :D The ground and the ribbon treatment are wonderfully done :D Love your yard pictures too.

  9. Mary! What a fun tree - looks like a candy tree!!

  10. I know I commented on this card! I just love the colors, the circle with pearl accenting and the ribbon treatment! Fabulously done, Mary!



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