Wednesday, July 28, 2010

thoughts of you

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was another sunny summer day here in Pittsburgh, but very humid.
I had the ac cranked up to stay nice and cool while I was busy crafting.

All our flowers are doing so well this summer. The blooms are plentiful and make for such great cut arrangements.

My husband started some zinnias from seed and they are in bloom. This is one of my favorite cut flowers. They just look so beautiful in a vase.

He is always encouraging me to cut what's blooming. He said the more you cut the more you get. So I have been taking them over to my daughter-in-law as well as displaying them in my house.
A quick tip for cut flowers: I put a tablespoon of bleach in the water and they stay fresher a few days longer.

Now onto my card for today. Splitcoaststampers is still running the "dare to get dirty challenges" through August 1. Read more details on this post.

My card covers 2 of these challenges. The 1st is from Joan Ervin and the 2nd is from Susan at Rainy Day Creations.  The details of the challenges are on the fan club page at splitcoaststampers. If you are not part of the fan club now would be a good time to join.
They both were fun to work with-so thank you Joan and Susan!!

The 3rd challenge is a new one for me. It's from the twisted Thursday blog. This week we were to use orange on our card. Thanks to Angella Crockett for mentioning this challenge on her blog.

My card used designer paper from the Stampin-Up sweet pea pack, rick rack also from Stampin-Up and the button is from their sherbet collection.

My image stamp is one I found in the $1 bin at Pat Catan's. It's from scrappy cat. I thought it went well with my designer paper. The sentiment is from Stampin-Up's "just celebrate" set.

That's my card. It's also after 11:00 pm so its time to turn the lights out in charmed life land. I will be up and out at 6:30 to get over to my son's home. It's Thursday and my day to take care of my grandsons.

God bless and stay cool.

card recipe:
stamps: su just celebrate, scrappy cat

paper: su vv, pumpkin pie, sweet pea dsp
ink: su pumpkin pie
accessories: su pig tail rick rack, sherbet designer buttons,darice rhinestones


  1. Your card is so elegant! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

  2. Very fun. I like all the circles in the design and the fun ric-rac element. Lucky you to be able to have cut flowers. I have to just enjoy mine outside as our cats eat any bouquets we bring inside.

  3. So warm and summery!! Love the orange :)

  4. A great take on the challenge, thanks for playing!

  5. Love this card Mary... your cards are always fun filled and loving... great going... have fun on you vacation... are you taking any paper.??? I don't know if I could make it over 2 days with no paper..???

  6. I like how you repeated the circle theme throughout your card. BTW, your zinnias may reseed. We planted some 9 years ago and they come back every year and have spread well beyond the original bed. Butterflies love 'em, too.

  7. Look at all the lovely orange, and I especially love the circle with the button, cool!

  8. So pretty! Love all those circle elements. :o)

  9. Very pretty card! Love the focal image with the button! Thanks for the tip on putting bleach in the water vase for cut flowers!

  10. You did an awesome job with your multi-challenge card, Mary....I just love the fun paper, ric rac, button in the center, and the FABO ORANGE color!!!!!!



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