Friday, March 18, 2011

sweet pea birthday

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had such a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh. Sunny and mild temperatures.

My hubby was off work and he had a the opportunity to work outdoors in his garden. Some of our neighbors were out as well. I suppose all the gardeners have been chomping at the bit to get out and start some clean-up and get the flower beds ready.

Me, well I was inside working on getting my digital photos in some sort of filing order and copied to an external hard drive. I made files by the year and put the photos in those files. I may make some Cd's but not sure I see the need since they will be on the hard drive.

That took me all day and then It was time to leave for my Photoshop Elements class. I am in my 5th week and I can say I have learned a lot about the program. It should help me with my blog photos of my cards.

Speaking of cards and the reason that you stopped by the blog. This one was made for the inspiration challenge #270 on splitcoaststampers. The inspiration site was the "uncommon goods". I chose the dottilicious wall art for my inspiration.

My patterned paper is a great match and is from Stampin-Up's "sweet pea collection.  I just love this paper, added some cardstock rick rack cut from a die from my favorite things, a felt flower and button from Stampin-Up.

I punched out 2 of the circles from the designer paper and popped them up on foam squares for a little dimension.
The sentiment is from the Stampin-Up perfect punches set. I thought this would make a cute girls birthday card.

Some other challenges:
1. Meljen's desgins wants us to use dots on our projects.  
2. The freshed brewed challenge is to use spots and dots.
3.  Simon says stamp has a birthday challenge.
4.  The top tip Tuesday blog also has a birthday challenge.

That's it for today. So until next time......


  1. Fabulous card, love the pretty colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  2. That is really cute, Mary! I really like how you popped up some of the dots. :)

  3. I like how you used that dsp, I've been struggling to use that particular one. TFS!

  4. Just beautiful! Love the Ric-Rack too. Wonderful card.
    (Yes, I'll be in the garden tomorrow!)

  5. Beautiful colors on this b'day card Mary! love the popped up circles on the DP!

  6. How cute, Mary! I love this paper! The rick-rack is the perfect border, while the popped up circles add so much depth and dimension.

  7. Isn't that rick rak cutter awesome! Love your bg paper to so fun!

  8. Very sweet card, Mary!

    Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our "Dots" Challenge

    ~ Dianna, DT Member

  9. Wonderful card, great colors. Thanks so much for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week.


  10. Mary, your card is fabulous. I so love your details and your rick-rack is a classy touch. Hugs,

  11. Oh...I love your use of these bold circles! I've been passing over those pages whenever I get out that pack, but I love it with the rickrack and solid colored CS! It works so well for a birthday card!



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