Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I think I am still in vacation mode. I feel so relaxed and no sense of urgency to get anything done.

Although, I am slightly behind schedule with the wedding invitations I am working on. I had planned to take them on vacation with me, but I didn't do it.

I will be in hibernation for the next 10-12 days to get them completed. Enough of that talk for now I don't want to start stressing over it. Vacation mode, remember (lol)!!

Today, was my hubby's first day back to work so I had the day to myself. I decided to check out the challenges in cyber space.

My card today covers 4 challenges:

1.  The mojomonday blog has a great sketch for this week. Well, let me re-phrase that-they always have good sketches. This  provided my card layout.

2.  The colors on my card came from the color challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week our hostess, Betty Wright, challenged us to use some new colors from Stanmpin-Up. Poppy parade (tomato red), baja breeze (soft blue), and crumb cake (kraft). I also used some old designer paper from stampin-up. It was the ski slope collection. I really liked this color combo.

3.  Our creative corner blog had a challenge to use embossing on your card. That was an easy one for me. I love to use my cuttlebug folders and dry emboss. I did that on the white middle piece. I used the cuttlebug winter borders.

4.  I found a new challenge today also. It's on the Dutch Dare card challenge blog. This week the theme is "anything goes". That's how I feel after my week at the beach (lol)!!

My image is from the new Stampin-Up set "aviary". The sentiment came from a hero arts words set. I finished the card off by adding a corduroy button in baja breeze.

This also finishes my post. It's time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day.

card recipe:
stamps: su aviary, hero arts words

paper: su poppy parade, baja breeze, crumb cake, ww, ski slope dsp
ink: bordering blue, poppy parade
accessories: baja breeze corduroy button, cb ef, su border punch


  1. Such a sweet card Mary. Love the colors and that button! :o)

  2. This is so beautifully elegant, Peggy! The design and image make for one beautiful card! Great colors, too! LOL!

  3. Love the simple elegance of this, Mary! Lovely colors!

  4. So glad you had a restful vacation (even with red jellyfish!!). I love this aviary set...am trying to resist it...not sure how long I can do that - lol!

  5. Love the blue with the touch of red on this Mary - and what a lovely bird cage! great job with the sketch!

  6. this is so lovely... love the bird cage as a focal point. great color choice

  7. Very cute. That set is on my "wish list" and I love the colors you used for your card.



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