Sunday, January 23, 2011

barbie inspired

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.
We are in quite a cold spell right now. But I guess it's most of the East Coast. Our high temp today was only 19 degrees.

I had Austin (my grandson) on an overnight. He came without his brothers so we had a good night together. The boys like the one-on-one time with us and so do we. He went home around lunch time today because he had basketball practice.

My card for today is one that I did for the inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week our hostess, Stef, took us to the Barbie collectors site. It was such fun looking at all the Barbie dolls and trying to figure out what I could do in the way of a card.

I chose this happy birthday Barbie doll to create my card. The colors I chose to use were Stampin Up's melon mambo and bermuda bay and the sweetheart stamp set.

I stamped the heart image and then punched a heart from designer paper. I added a button to the middle that was cut from a sizzlits die.
I also used the cuttlebug embossing folder "kassie's brocade on the melon mambo panel. The bermuda bay ribbon finished off my card.

My layout came from a card that I saw on the pink buckaroo blog and it was also a stampin 411 sketch. I changed the colors, paper and ribbon to make it my own.

This is also for a few other challenges:

1.  The really reasonable ribbon blog has a heart and ribbon challenge.

2.  The totally gorjuss blog is challenging to use hot colors.

3.  The simply create blog wants us to use our punches. I used 2 on this card.
Well, it's late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time........

card recipe:
stamps: sweetheart

paper: su ww, melon mambo, bermuda bay
ink: melon mambo, bermuda bay
accessories: sizzlit button die, scallop border punch, ribbon


  1. Thanks for your nice comment on my card and blog I just wanted to say the same to you- I love the card you made for the challenge today! I have this set also but I am waiting for the heart punch - it's on my next order for SU but I am waiting for Sale-a-bration to start before placing it :)

  2. Love how you layered the heart. Really pretty card, Mary.

  3. Wow, Mary! I love the texture and the gorgeous colors! Very pretty!

  4. Beautifully done! Love the colors! I also checked out the Simply Create blog and added it to my reader! TFS!

  5. Beautiful, Mary! Is that a SU stamp? Have not seen that one before. Great colors and design. Beautifully done!

  6. What a fabulous card! Colors are so bright and cheery~ well done!

  7. What a sweet card.
    Thanks for join us at SC,hope to see you again.:)
    ~hugs~darling Ho~

  8. I love this sweet set and layout. A very lovely color combination too, Mary!

  9. A great "hot" card. Thanks for us at TG this week
    hugs Sarah x

  10. Yowsa, lovin' those hot colours! Great card!

    Thx for sharing at Totally Gorjuss!!

    Mary J xxx

  11. Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.



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