Wednesday, January 12, 2011

color challenge card

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

It's been almost a week since I have posted a card because we were away in San Francisco visiting our new granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy. She is 3 weeks old right now.

I loved holding her and kissing her and talking to her and praying over her. My son lives at the beach so we were able to go out for walks and take Phoenix Daisy with us.
It was a little chilly but the sun was shining and we were all bundled up.

phoenix daisy & me
It was a wonderful family time with Brett, Ghilly and Phoenix. Ghilly even said she thought the baby looked like me. So how happy do you think that made me!!

I wasn't ready to come back but you cant wear out your welcome. We are talking about going out again for Easter. My other son -daughter-in-law and grandsons will be going as well.

phoenix daisy & my hubby

In the meantime I will love seeing her pictures and watching how she changes in the next few months before we see her again.

My card for today was made for the color challenge at splitcoaststampers. Joanne Travis was our hostess this week and she chose some awesome colors. Her picks were melon mambo, pretty in pink, cherry cobbler and other neutrals of choice.

My card layout is from the mojomonday sketch #173. I broke up all the shades of pink with a white background and the cuttlebug embossing folder "kassie's brocade". 

My middle panels are stampin-up designer paper-the welcome neighbor (retired) and the pretty in pink collections. The ribbon is melon mambo with pretty in pink layered on top.

To complete the color requirement of cherry cobbler, I stamped my happy birthday sentiment in that color.
I added a few pearls to complete my card.

This is also for a couple other challenges:

1.  The cute card Thursday blog has an out with the old challenge. I used old designer paper and ribbon.

2.  The paper variety blog is having a "going pink" challenge. This is a new challenge blog for me.

It's late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another  day. So until next time.......

card recipe:
stamps: perfect punches
paper: su melon mambo, pretty in pink, ww dsp
ink: cherry cobbler
accessories: ribbon, oval punch, pearls, cb ef


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your new granddaughter, Mary!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. I'm sure you are looking forward to Easter for more than one reason ;).

  2. The card is beautiful! I love the pictures. It looks like Phoenix Daisy is laughing at you! You must have made her very happy!

  3. thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday with your beautiful card, and I hope we see you again next time.
    hugs, annie x

  4. Very pretty card Mary - but that grandbaby is ADORABLE!!!! I can see all the happiness in your face too. Glad yall had a wonderful trip.

  5. Pretty baby and lovely card. glad you got to see her!

  6. Your card is beautiful, but your granddaughter steals the blog post :) So cute! We are having a pink color challenge on our blog, you are welcome to join. Add a link back to us on your post for a chance to win the stamp prize! :)

  7. hi Mary! I don't know what I like the most about your sweet card - the pps, the pearls or the tied ribbon. It is all so lovely! You know, it reminds me of the pink card that I made, posted on my blog today. Check it out and tell me if you feel our minds were thinking alike. :) Your baby granddaughter is precious! Big congrats to you & family!! Thanks for playing at The Paper Variety, too. ~patti

    Here's my card -

  8. Dear Mary. This card is so beautiful. Love all the pink and the way you worked with it. It is so well done. I added myself as a follower of your blog. You have so many beautiful projects. You're welcome to take a peek at my blog. I would love to have you visit.
    Here is the link:

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with so many of us.
    Shalom, Pauline

  9. I think this card is perfectly pink, Mary! :) Congratulations on your new granddaughter-welcome to the world, Phoenix Daisy! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Paper Variety!

  10. Beautiful card Mary! and congratulations on your new granddaughter! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Variety!:)

  11. Wonderful card, and congrats on your new adorable grandaughter! You both look fabulously radiant!

  12. Pretty card Mary. Love the color combo... great take on the sketch. You must have had a blast visiting with your granddaughter! :o) Your smile says it all!

  13. What a pretty card. Love the way you did the ribbon in the middle.
    Awesome pictures of your new granddaughter, Phoenix - She is a cutie pie!

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  14. Lovely card, Mary, but I'm afraid that adorable baby steals the show on this post!! It looks like she's bonded with you...I think that's a look of love I see in her eyes! :-)

  15. Great card! Love the tones of pink you used. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

  16. Such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing your pictures of your beautiful granddaughter. What a precious time!

  17. How precious - what a joy it must have been for you!! ANd what a sweet photo of her looking at you!! Oh, beautiful card too :) Sorry, I got lost in that cutie!

  18. Such a pretty card..Oh, but just look at that new granddaughter. Nothing more precious. I have a 6 month old DGD. Nothing like it. Congratulations on this little bundle.

  19. What an adorable granddaughter! A perfect card, too!

  20. This is SO pretty! I love your style. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
    - April

  21. All I could do was grin when I read your post! Such happy family times! Your card is simply beautiful!



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