Friday, March 25, 2011

Sew-what's new??

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It seems like winter is back with us again. It was so cold today. That's what we seemed to have had more of this winter than snow-very cold temperatures.

The afternoon storm yesterday destroyed our crocuses. I didn't get any photos of them and now its too late. We had hail and a tornado touched down east of where Thank the Lord that there were no lives lost. Property can always be repaired or replaced.

I went to the outlets today with my bff, Elaine. We found some great deals and reduced merchandise at all of the stores.

Well, the ones we had time to visit that is!! I picked up a few gifts that I needed and some things for me.. Overall it was just a good day for us to catch up on things and enjoy each others company.

Tonight I went to my Photoshop Elements class. I am learning how to use the program and I am so impressed with all this program can do for your photos.

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

1.  The color challenge on splitcoaststampers, where Betty Wright was our hostess, had us using regal rose, pear pizzazz and so saffron. I just loved this color combo.

2.  The layout is this weeks mojomonday sketch #183. Julee provided such an awesome layout, that worked so well with the card I had in mind.

My image is from a set by Mark's Finest Papers. I stamped the dress form and then paper pieced the skirt.I used some patterned paper from Stampin-Up's retired "raspberry tart collection". I found it in my stash. I thought it worked well on this card.

The embossed rectangle panel is paper from K & Co also something I had in my stash. I made some wedding invites several years ago and this is some of the paper the bride chose.

I used a Martha Stewart lace doily border punch and some regal rose ribbon to complete this card. The sentiment on the inside  reads " what's new with you". A cute play on the "sew' on the front of the card.

A few other challenges:
3.  Delightful challenges blog wants us to use pastels and ribbons.
4.  The rubber cafe blog wants us to use embossing on our card. One of my panels is embossed.

Well, it's time to dime the lights in charmed life land for another day. Until next time.......


  1. I just LOVE what you did with this MFP set, Mary! (It's one of my favorites. So many--or "sew" many, I should say--possibilities here!). Those colors are so cheery and I just love that little flower you used to embellish at the hip. :)

  2. Lovely card Mary. That paper-pieced dress is so pretty. Lovely colors. :o)

  3. Wow!!! I love it. Such beautiful colors and that dress is awesome!!! Hugs,

  4. Mary, this is so adorable and beautifully done! Love the dress form and dimensional detailing! Sorry to hear about your flowers! Hope you are doing great!

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  6. This is such a delightful card! I just love the dimensional dress and the little rose accent! We're having cold temps, too, and had snow Sat. night - more coming they predict. Glad you were safe from any high winds!

  7. Beautiful, Mary! Love the paper pieceing, the colors and design!



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