Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It's spring!! We have had 3 days of mild weather to go along with the season.

Just yesterday I noticed the crocuses are blooming. I haven't taken any photos yet but I will. In fact, I want to take some and then use the photos as samples in my photoshop elements class on Thursday night.

Today, is a fun day for me. Well, I cay that because I will be going to meet my grandsons' school bus and spend a few hours with them.

I was talking to Ethan (our youngest) last night and he asked me to take him to the mall today. Not something that we usually do and when I asked him why, his response was that I haven't done anything with just him lately. 
And, he wanted to spend some time with just him & I. Now wouldn't that just melt you heart??

So onto my card for today. This one I made for several challenges:

1.  The pals paper arts blog had a sketch challenge last week. I love the sketches that Margaret Moody designs. They are always great to work into a card.

2.  The crazy for challenges blog had a color challenge. I thought it was a great color choice by Silke Ledlow.

3.  The incy wincy designs has an embossing challenge. I wet embossed my flower.

4.  The Simon says stamp and show blog wants us to use "a word" on our card.

I used some retired Stampin-Up designer paper on this card. It's the berry bliss collection. My flower iamge is from Verve's  "dream big" set. I stamped it and then stamped again to wet emboss the flower.
In the center I stamped another image in turquoise from a Stampology set. I recently won this set as blog candy from Lisa E's design blog.

I added some kraft taffeta ribbon to complete all the requirements of the color challenge. The celebrate sentiment is from Stampin-Up's "just celebrate set".

Have to close this post time so until next time........


  1. That pretty pink flower makes me so happy, Mary! Thanks for spreading some cheer. :)

  2. Hello Mary. Your card is wonderfully done. I love your word..."CELEBRATE"! That is a great word...so many things to be thankful for and celebrate! Beautifully done and thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  3. I love the flower, Mary! Such a pretty color combination. And your grandson's response would have melted my heart, too! So sweet!

  4. Hey Mary...I'm happy to hear you liked the colors :)! Your card turned out simply gorgeous! The embossing really looks wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us this week...hugs ~S~

  5. Very cheerful spring like card! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  6. Very pretty card, Mary. Love how you embossed the flower image.

  7. Oh I can't wait for spring - yout card has such a beautiful spring look!

  8. Glad you had beautiful weather! I love spring.
    This card is so pretty with some of my favorite SU paper and I love those colors. Fabulous sketch and design you made with it!

  9. Very pretty card Mary! Love the "bevel" you used on your photo. I usually use the simple but I will have to try that one. Gives a great framing effect!

  10. Such a beautful card, Mary! I love those colors and your flower is so pretty. Hugs,

  11. So pretty and spring like.

  12. Mary, this is just great! Love those colors. So very pretty.

  13. Hiya Mary, thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love your softcolored card and your word Celebrate is wonderfull, so many things to celebrate in the world. Hugs TErry xxxx

  14. What a great take on the sketch and the color combos....JUST BEAUTIFUL!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  15. What a lovely card, love the colours. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge hugs Shelley xx



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