Friday, December 31, 2010

new years eve

Happy Friday and last day of the year for 2010. Thanks for taking the time to drop by the charmed life blog.
Looking at the year in review, I would say the biggest highlight was the birth of our new granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy, December 17.

Some other notables for myself was being selected for the first ever color challenge design team at splitcoaststampers. Then I was also selected as a design team member at the creative belli blog.

I have also won various contests and challenges in blog land in 2010. Winning is always a positive affirmation of your stamping abilities. I hope this trend continues throughout 2011.

Tonight we are going to my son's home to celebrate his birthday. My daughter-in-law will have a fabulous dinner I am sure. We also have a sleep-over planned which will make our grandsons very happy. So all in all it will be a very good end to 2010.

My card for today covers 3 challenges:

1.  The mojomonday 171 sketch is what I used for my card layout. 

2.  Stacey's curtain call color challenge this week is baja breeze, pear pizzazz, early espresso and whisper white. My card base is the espresso and the ribbon tabs are espresso seam binding. The designer paper incorporates  the 3 other colors.

3.  The AiFactory challenge blog this week was all about elegance. I thought the designer paper I used and the pearl button center this card looked elegant.

The designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "greenhouse gala" collection. My flower image is a set from Verve -  "great friends". I love how you can cut the flowers and layer them for such an awesome look.

This one I wanted to make it look like the designer paper. So my center is done in espresso like the paper.  I added a pearls button and some seam binding tabs and that completed this card.

Happy New Year to all my blog readers and friends. I am looking forward to a great year in 2011.

card recipe:
stamps: verve- great friends
paper: su espresso, baja breeze, pear pizzazz, greenhouse gala dsp
ink: pear pizzazz
accessories: pearl button, espresso seam binding


  1. Your card is just wonderful! I love the middle flower with the beautiful pearls! Thanks for playing at AiFactory this week and I hope you have a blessed New Year!

  2. Really gorgeous. At first I thought that flower was silk. Lovely. Happy New Year!

  3. Love the design of the flower! Happy New Year. Sue

  4. Yowza! What a fabulous flower! Gorgeous card!

  5. Wow! Very beautiful!, Love the DP and the way you did those flowers!

    Tracey xx :D

  6. this really is lovely! great take on the challenge this week and thanks for playing at AIF

  7. Mary - what a stunning card! That flower is terrific!!

  8. What a gorgeous design, Mary...the flower is beautiful and I love the colors and papers you used!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful New Year's Eve...hope 2011 brings you much joy and many blessings!!

  9. What a beautiful creation, Mary! Love the flower and congrats on the precious granddaughter..and she has such a beautiful name.

  10. Beatutiful card.Love the layered flower and the papers you've chosen.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

  11. Love the way you incorporated the MOJO sketch. Flowers and DP are gorgeous!!

  12. Gorgeous use of the DSP and that flower is lovely. Congrats on your show stopper!

  13. Well, I can see why it was chosen, Mary, it is just gorgeous! Wow!

  14. An amazing card Mary, truly in a class of its own.

    Mary Mac

  15. Gorgeous paper combo in this one, and the panels with the lovely centre flower works so well!



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