Saturday, April 9, 2011

inspiration challenge enjoy

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. This was such a fun day.

This lamp card that I made was selected as one of the top 3 at the creative inspirations blog. I get to be a guest designer for one of their challenges.

Then my stamp club had a meeting at my house and we created 4 cards. We each bring an idea with all the elements required to put it together.

There were only 4 of us today but it was a great time of creating, talking and eating. Since I was the hostess, I was responsible for the lunch.
I made egg salad, chicken salad, a fruit salad, rye bread, chocolate cannoli's and jelly tea cookies. I also had ice tea and an assortment of sodas.

I found some new recipes for the egg & chicken salad and they both were delicious. I will take some photos of the cards we made and post them later.

After the girls left, I checked out the Saturday inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers.

This week our hostess, Stef, took us to the Cox & Cox site. They are a UK based company with lots of cute stuff. I didn't have any trouble finding something to inspired me to make a card.

I saw this "enjoy sign" and it made me think about an old Stampin-Up set "enjoy every moment". How perfect was that?? When I stamped the sentiment, I added a pink button in the center of the "O".

I used the layout from this weeks Taylored Expressions sketch challenge. I have never played along with her challenge before. The layout was a great one for the large stamp I was going to use.

My patterned paper is also from Stampin-Up-"raspberry tart" collection. Again something old from my stash.

The bird cage and bird are a die from Tim Holtz. That completed this card. It's late now and I am tired so time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. Church in the morning, then maybe some card making in the afternoon.

Some other challenges for my card:
1.  The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge blog has a feathered friends challenge #129 this week.
2.  Card creations & more blog has an anything spring related theme.
3.  If the shoe fits scrap it blog has a "spring is in the air" challenge.

card recipe:
stamps: enjoy every moment, great friend (verve)

paper: su kiwi kiss, pretty in pink, ww
ink: old olive
accessories: tim holtz die, su button,


  1. beautiful

    Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  2. That is so gorgeous. Just love the branches stamped over the birdcage.

  3. Congratulations, Mary!! Well deserved too! I love the bird and cage, and these beautiful colors! TFS.

  4. Beautiful card! Lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at Card Creations & More!

  5. Mary - this is excellent! Nice use of the colors also~

  6. Oh SO VERY PRETTY!! Wonderful colors too.

  7. Oh, your stamp club and lunch sounded like so much fun! Looking forward to seeing your creations. This is such a beautiful card, Mary. I played around with the Inspiration Challenge today too and will be off to post my project next. :)

  8. Love your colors and of course, the bird cage and bird are always one of my fave elements! Your stamp group menu sounds delicious!

  9. Very pretty, Mary! Raspberry Tart is a gorgeous paper!

  10. This is so pretty! I love Raspberry Tart, just don't have any!!! Congratulations on your lamp card, how awesome!!! Hugs,

  11. Very pretty! Love how you put it all together, gorgeous iMages! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe.

  12. Hi Mary,
    This is so lovely & elegant. Gorgeous colour scheme too. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx



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