Tuesday, January 25, 2011

sending sweet thoughts

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. The temps are slowly beginning to rise  and the ice and snow are melting in my gutters.

As I type this I can hear it running in the downspouts. That's good because last year we had an ice dam and it backed up into our house.

We are expecting snow for the next several days. But, last night I noticed that it stayed light until about 5:45. the days are getting longer.

I am off soon to meet my grandsons' school bus. I talked to them last night and they are always so excited for me to come over. I will have to take them a little surprise.

My card for today is a valentines card and also one that I made for the pals paper art challenge. This week they had a sketch challenge done by the talented Margaret Moody.
I loved working with it and my card came together so quickly. I will probably send this one to my mother-in-law for Valentines day.

I used the Stampin-Up "wandering words" set for my image. My designer paper ("sending love' specialty collection) & satin ribbon are also Stampin-Up. 
The red heart is a felt one that I bought on clearance last year at mike's. It's from Stampendous. The square panel is cut with a spelbbinders die and I used a cuttlebug embossing folder "kassie's brocade" for some texture.

Here are a couple of other challenges I am entering:

1.  Lexi's creations blog has a valentines challenge.

2.  The pink elephant blog has a red, brown & pink challenge.

That's my card for today. So until next time .......

card recipe:
stamps: wandering words
ink: choc chip, real red
paper: su choc chip, vv, sending love dsp
accessories: nesties, ribbon, cb ef


  1. What a super Valentines card, love the stamped image, speakes volumes doesn't it! Very nicely done. Thanks for joing us at Lexi's Creations this week.

  2. So very sweet and pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week!

  3. Mary, this is so cute with the hearts flowing out of the mailbox!

  4. I do love this image. I had this set and a friend offered to buy it from me...so off it went! That big ribbon is so yummy, too! Very pretty! Boy, do I need to get started on my Valentine's!

  5. Beautiful, Mary! I perfect job with the sketch!

  6. Yikes...I meant to say "A" perfect job with the sketch!

  7. Gorgeous card Mary!!! Love that layout too.

  8. This is so sweet, Mary! The layout is just perfect for that image:) How fun that you get to go to the Panther games! We LOVED going, but the hike up the hill to the arena in the winter sure was a doozie LOL! My sister and her husband live in Pittsburgh and are HUGE Steelers fans. Congrats on making it to the Super Bowl!

  9. Great Valentine Mary! Are ya snowed in yet? I believe we are in the same storm pattern as you here in NJ. Stay warm and Happy Kreating :)

  10. What a great card Mary! love the silhouette mail box and flutter of hearts! we're getting more snow too!

  11. Very pretty. I forgot I have that stamp so may have to dig it out. Good to hear your weather is getting a little better.

  12. Great sketch, Mary!Thank you for joining Lexi's Creations, good luck! Miria xx

  13. Love your take on the sketch! Sweet Sweet card!

  14. Mary, your card is so sweet and a great sketch creation!



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