Sunday, July 25, 2010

sweet pea birthday

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It's been awhile since I have posted to my blog, and I really missed it.

But I have been working on wedding shower invitations and the wedding invite itself.

Then I also have my grandsons 2-3 days a week in the summer.
It's been a busy time for sure this summer.

Yesterday, we spent the entire day with my son & daughter-in-law and Aidin's baseball team.

They were in a baseball  tournament and Mike was heading it up. So he needed help with the concession stand. So my hubby and I went over at 9:30 and came back home at 7:00.

It was a fun day even in the 90 degree heat, and we liked helping out.
We had the opportunity to meet some of the parents we didn't know. Our son & daughter-in-law really appreciated the help we gave them.

Today, my husband went to PNC Park to watch the Pirates play San Diego. They lost and it was so hot and humid, but he enjoyed the guy time. We have a friend in from Florida and he is staying with us. He was anxious to see the stadium since he is a former Pittsburgher.

So that actually gave me a free day and I pulled out my stuff to create a card for the featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststampers.
It felt so good to make a card that would be posted on my blog. I made it for my bff who is celebrating her birthday this week.

The featured stamper honor went to ravengirl (aka Toni Storrie). I really like her clean and simple style. I chose this card to recreate ala Mary Marsh style.

My changes: different card colors-I used teal and sahara sand, I used rick rack in place of her ribbon. I added butterflies and pearls. Seems like there should be butterflies when flowers are around.
I decided to make mine a birthday card.
Well, I am getting teased here from 2 guys because  I am not engaged in their conversation. So it's time to close this post. God bless!!

card recipe:
stamps: sincere salutations

paper: su sahara sand, taken with teal, sweet pea dsp
ink: memento rich cocoa
accessories: su rick rack, oval nesties, hero arts pearls
techniques: paper piercing


  1. Such a lovely floral creation, Mary! So bright and pretty! Sounds like you are having a busy summer! Aren't grandchildren the best!

  2. So glad to see you had time to create a bit, Mary! I know you are one busy girl! This is wonderful and the rick rack is fantastic! Great colors, too! {{{{HUGS}}}} and Blessings!

  3. Great Card Mary... this summer has been a very busy one for us all.. thanks for taking time to post comments on my blog.. I really appreciate it greatly... thanks loads... Love, light and peace...Bonnie

  4. Glad to "see" you! Seems like this has been a busy summer for a lot of us and the time is flying by! I was able to spend a lot of time in my stamp room yesterday and got a couple of cards done and preparations made for the upcoming mini VSN friday night. Come join us if you can!
    Your card is so pretty! I love bright and fun colors and this one has it! Love the ric rac as it gives movement to your flowers and butterflies!

  5. What a delightful and pretty card! Such happy colors and I really love the rickrack detail! Summer is marching on by and have you noticed the days are getting shorter? We'll soon be sipping warm cider and carving pumpkins!

  6. Nice use of the Sweet Pea DSP! Love this card with your addition of the rick rack!!! I wish this paper would have stayed around longer! I still have plenty, but some of my friends missed out! I tried to tell them!

  7. What a beautiful garden you created here Mary! love the ric rac!

  8. Hi Mary...sounds like you have been busy!!! I love your adorable card with all the pretty flowers and how you used the ric rac, too!!!!

  9. Fun and Cheerful. Perfect for a birthday card.

  10. Ooh! I love what you did with this designer paper, Mary. Lovely.

  11. Good to see you stamping again! Hope you are enjoying your summer, it's hard to believe it is almost August already!

  12. So cute, lots of fresh and fun going on with this one!



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