Wednesday, March 16, 2011

live laugh love

Hello again and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

We had a wonderful weekend with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter Phoenix Daisy. It was a quick visit but family time is so wonderful no matter how short it is.

On Friday night we had our extended family over for a visit so they could meet Phoenix Daisy. My son really enjoyed the time with his cousins, aunts & uncles.

The energy a baby brings into a home is incredible. Everything is so quiet and we are missing them already. But, I am going to visit with them over Easter. My other son and his family will be going as well. My grandsons are really looking forward to the trip.

austin, phoenix daisy, ethan & aidin
Don't you just love this photo? I can't believe I have been blessed with 4 beautiful grandchildren. God is so good!!

My card for today is one that  I made for the splitcoaststampers color challenge. We were to use baja breeze (blue), soft suede(brown) and crumb cake (kraft). The colors were so soft and spring like that I decided to make a card that reflected spring.

My little silhouette girls are a stamp from Great Impressions. I used the Stampin-Up tulip embossing folder along with some patterned paper from Stampin-Up's springtime vintage collection.

I used some crumb cake taffeta ribbon and a fabric button all from Stampin-Up. The sentiment is from a set by Papertrey Ink. I won the set on Stephanie Kraft's blog a few months ago.

That completes my cad for today. One more thing before I sign off. I have a friend whose nephew was just found to have a tumor on his kidney. Please pray for Bryan. He is having a biopsy tomorrow.

Some other challenges:

1.  The ABC Challenge wants us to use  a quote or sentiment on our card.
2.  The Creative Cottage challenge has a spring has sprung challenge.
3.  Aly's Sunday challenge is sponsoring an anything goes challenge.
4.  The Crafty Pad has a button challenge.

card recipe
stamps: great impressions, pti
paper: vv, baja breeze, soft suede, springtime vintage dsp
ink: soft suede
accessories: kraft taffeta ribbon, su sweet stitches button, oval punch, ms butterfly punch


  1. I love this card!!! The silhouettes remind me of our 3 daughters when they were children. I'm glad you got to visit with your family and see that adorable granddaughter again. Isn't it wonderful to have all your children and grandchildren in your house?

  2. Incredibly pretty card and such lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  3. What a gorgeous card, Mary! Glad you had such a nice visit with your grandchildren.

  4. Beautiful, Mary! I love the colors and framing. Your granddaughter--and her cousins--are darling!!

  5. Very sweet card. Adorable image that really captures the joy of childhood.
    Love the family photo, too cute!

  6. Mary, such a sweet, sweet image. Love the elegant frame and the soft beautiful colors! Beautifully done! Your grandchildren are precious! You are blessed!

  7. I just love what you did with the colors! I have an affinity for silhouette stamps and this one is just darling! Beautiful card Mary!

  8. What a lovely image thanks for playing at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

  9. Beautiful card! ....and love the photo of the grandchildren. You should frame that one. Sue

  10. A beautiful card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad x

  11. Such a pretty card Mary. Love the colors and that silhouette image. The embossed frame is lovely. :o)

  12. LOVE your silhouette card with the embossed border...simply gorgeous! That is such an adorable picture of all your grandchildren...I know you treasured having them all together!



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