Monday, February 28, 2011

Celebrate Today

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Wow we had such crazy weather here in Pittsburgh overnight.

There was a severe thunderstorm watch in effect and then a tornado watch. We did have the thunderstorm about 5:30 am. The tornado didn't happen -thank the Lord.

We had some very warm temps (59 degrees), for this time of year, in the early morning. Then it started dropping all day and we will have 20 something overnight.

So tomorrow March begins. It will come in like a lion and hopefully go out like a lamb. I am ready for spring.

My hubby planted some new tulips and I cant wait to see them in bloom. He will have to watch them carefully because once they start to bloom the deer will be very interested in them. He uses some sort of organic deer repellent. It's good for the plants but the deer don't like the smell.

So anyway let's move onto my card for today.

I made this one for several challenges:

1.  The curtain call challenge act 71 wants us to use the following colors: so saffron, more mustard, cherry cobbler and crumb cake.

2.   The Sweet Stop sketch #97 challenge provided the layout.

3.  The Pals Paper Arts blog wants us to use scallops.

My card uses some graphic 45 designer paper-"fashionista collection"-vintage cherries. I also used, for the first time, a cuttlebug embossing folder- "caged bird". I have had this for awhile and today was the perfect opportunity to put it on a card.

The image is from Stampin-Up's "aviary" stamp set. I stamped and used an oval nestabilities to frame it. I added a spiral clip, rhinestones and some kraft seam binding to complete the card.

card recipe:
stamps: su aviary, pti
paper; su cherry cobbler, more mustard, naturals ivory, graphic 45 dsp
ink: cherry cobbler, memento tuxedo black
accessories: oval nesties, spirla clip, kraft seam binding, cb ef


  1. Lovely elegance, Mary! Wonderful colors!

  2. Love the embossing and you did wonderfully with the Curtain Call colors! Gorgeous card!

  3. Love those embossed bird cages. Very pretty.

  4. Your card is so beautiful Mary. I love those colors and your embossed bird cages are tops. Hugs,

  5. Such a pretty card! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week.

  6. That embossed birdcage border is wonderful with your image! Such a pretty card!

  7. Wow, I LOVE this card! I haven't seen that EF folder, but it is perfect for that image! Your weather sounds a lot like ours...though yours would be a bit more severe than VA. I was thankful when they called our tornado watch off yesterday.

  8. Wow...the embossing folder is just perfect for this set! What a fabulous card!

  9. Mary, this is FABULOUS! Love the embossing you added too!

  10. Such a pretty card Mary. Love the birdcage image and the embossed images. Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call. :o)

  11. So much cuteness on this card, Mary! Love the polka dots, that darling embossing folder, and the little spiral clip tied with ribbon. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Curtain Call this week!

  12. Very pretty card, the colors are gorgeous!!

  13. Oh! LOVE the dots -- great use of embossing with the image!



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