Monday, June 7, 2010

welcome home mike & cindy

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

I was busy working on Kendra & Erin's wedding invitations today. They are the young couple that my husband & I mentor.

The wedding is October 16 but I have to finish 110 invites by August 1.

I am also making the shower invitations which will be a tea by the way. I saw a really cute tea set from My Time Made Easy.

I just have to order it so I can also get started on those invitations. I am so honored to be a part of the wedding in this way.

This evening we went to watch Austin (oldest grandchild) pay baseball. They lost 14-8 but he was happy that we came to the game. I had not seen him play yet this year.

Some good news from the weekend. On Saturday, Ethan (youngest) played in an all-star game. Now it was raining on this side of town so I just assumed that wouldn't be playing. Big mistake-it really didn't rain that much on their side of town and the game was on.

Ethan hit a grand slam and they won the game 6-4. My son said it was a shot that he sent flying into center field-190 feet away. Pretty good for a 9 year old.
We were excited when we heard the news and very disappointed that we missed the game.

Well, onto my card. I made this one last Thursday for the "ways to use it" challenge on splitcoaststampers. We were to incorporate bits of home into our projects.

This was a great challenge for me since I needed a card to celebrate a new home my brother just bought. He moved back to Pittsburgh after being gone for about 8 years. His company transferred him out but now he is back. whoo-hoo!!

I used the stampin-up good neighbors set for the image and a verve set for the sentiment.
On my white panel, I used the Stampin-Up perfect details texture plate.

I added some rick rack and the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.
The inspiration for my card came from this one by Nancy Riley
Well, my blogger friends that's it for another day here in charmed life land. Time to dim the lights. Until next time.....

card recipe:
stamps: good neighbors, verve practically perfect

paper: su bermuda bay, melon mambo, ww
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: su texture plate, word window & circle punches, ms butterfly punch, rick rack


  1. Mary this is so cute and your colors are gorgeous together!

  2. Such an adorable welcome home card! My goodness, you have quite the project going with making all those invitations! I hope they appreciate all your time and effort in hand-making them!

  3. Way to go, Ethan!! How cool :). I am so happy that I stopped by your blog today. This card is just adorable and I'm sure your brother will love it.

    What a wonderful project (wedding stuff) that you are working on, too. I love it when a new family is started! :)

    Have a happy day, Mary!

  4. This is a wonderful Welcome Home card. Love the images and the wonderful layout/colors.

  5. This is so sweet, Mary! Love this layout and your use of the challenge colors. Fab!!

  6. Sweet card Mary!! Love this!! I am so sorry it's been so long since I blog hopped to see everyone's blogs....I was sick, we redid our kitchen, etc, etc, etc....anyway- I'm back!

  7. So adorable and fabulous, Mary! Lovely card!

  8. This is such a pretty design, Mary...I just love the beautiful colors and wonderful details...your brother is going to love it!!! Congrats to you DGS for the grand slam...he must be thrilled!!!!

  9. I am hearing you about the daunting process of wedding invitations, have just been through this for a friend... yikes a lot of work!! Love your little homey card BTW, lots of fun and very fresh!

  10. Love your attitude Mary… always right there… and always loving and caring.. thanks for that… and thank for being YOU… not many people are these days.. .we are lucky that we have so many nice people around us..

    wowwie Girl… these will be great… Know that they are going to be one happy couple to have you create all these for them.. lovely… Great going…

  11. Love your arrangement of stamped images and embellishments on your circles. Great card!

  12. what a fun new home card Mary - love the circles and cute images!

  13. Wow are you busy busy!! I have helped my nephew and fiancee with their wedding invites and now my sister with the rehearsal dinner favors, but my tasks have been to cut out parts. They are doing the rest. Thank heavens!! Love the circle layout on your card! Fabulous!



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