Tuesday, January 18, 2011

umbrella lass

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Today is a holiday in the US (Martin Luther King Day) and the schools are closed so I was with my grandsons for the day.

It was a busy one. Aidin had to get braces put on today. He wasn't happy about it at all and especially not about going to school tomorrow.

We were off to the orthodontist for a 2 1/2 hr procedure. He was a little miserable when we returned so I just gave him some extra hugs for comfort.

Then we were off to Ethan's 4th grade basketball game. They don't keep score on the scoreboard but Ethan knows exactly how many points he tallies. And, tonight it was 12. I was very proud of him.

Game over and now it's time to get to the restaurant to celebrate Austin's birthday. He loves crab legs so we went to a restaurant that has "all you can eat" King Crab legs on Monday night. His other grandparents were there and it was a fun evening for him.

Then time for me to make the 45 minute drive back to my home.

I had just enough time to get my design team sample card loaded on the splitcoaststampers website for color challenge 306.

Whew!! This was some day for sure. Now onto the details of my card.

The color challenge on splitcoaststampers this week is using pear pizzazz, baja breeze and bravo burgundy. Betty, our hostess did such an awesome job choosing these colors.

This is my last week on the design team at splitcoaststampers. It was a short stint of 3 months. I cant believe how quickly it went.

My background is not designer paper. It was made using the spellbinders circles impressabilities die. I used it as a stencil and sponged the pear pizzazz ink on the die.

My image is from the "pure innocence" line at MFT stamps. The umbrella girl is paper pieced with baja breeze, bravo burgundy and pear pizzazz paper. I cut her out and popped her up for some dimension. I added some bravo burgundy buttons and pear pizzazz ribbon and that completed my sample for this week’s color challenge.

My layout is the MFT Wednesday sketch #2. It’s the first time I joined in on the MFT Wednesday stamp club. 

A few other challenges where I am placing my umbrella lass:

1.  Raise the bar blog is challenging us to be a kid again.

2.  The crazy challenge wants us to use buttons.

3.  Simon says stamp and show wants us to use polka dots

4.  Paper Sundaes blog wants us to pick a past challenge to create our card. They are celebrating their 1st year anniversary with some fab prizes. Check it out!! I chose the "cut it out challenge" from December 2010.

5.  A spoon full of sugar blog has a blue & green challenge.

Well, it's late and tomorrow is another busy day so until next time.........


  1. Whew! You did have a busy day. LOL
    Sounds like fun, though. Love the umbrella girl (such a cutie) and I really like how you used the Impressabilities die for your background. Super card!!

  2. What a busy, busy day you had! But I know it was alot of fun too.
    Wonderful card. Love that little umbrella. Very cute.

  3. You were certainly busy, busy, busy! Adorable card...I love how the Bravo Burgundy just "pop"!

  4. I love the muted green and blue palette you've used here! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  5. Such a cute image!! I'm loving the buttons too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  6. Very fresh green, a great combination. I love the card. Thank you for participating in this week's challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Hugs

  7. Absolutely adorable Mary! Love the colors on this one!

  8. Wow your days are busy - Life with Grand Children can be interesting, fun and tiring!

    Great little card. Love the background.

  9. Mary, I love your blog!!! Your cards are all so beautiful. I love your color combination and that pop of blue, so fresh!!! I'll be back! Hugs,

  10. I love your paper piecing and the fabulous papers! Wonderful combination! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!



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