Wednesday, April 6, 2011

my stylin' chicks

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit he charmed life blog. It was snowing here today. But, I did notice that some of our daffodils are in bloom. I guess they don't care that it is still cold. They know when to start growing and when to bloom. Spring is here. We just don't have the warm weather yet.

I met my grandsons school bus today. I just love Tuesdays because I get to spend a few hours with them. We do homework together, spend time talking and then if they have any after school activities I take them .  It's a busy and sometimes hectic few hours but  I wouldn't trade the time with time. It's so precious.

Today they were all excited about buying a new video game. Aidin & Ethan were pooling their money in . They ask so innocently so how could I refuse them.
I took  Austin went to his basketball workout and then Ethan & I went to the video store to buy the baseball game they wanted.

Now the day is quickly drawing to a close. I wanted to post the card I made earlier today for the color challenge on splitcoaststampers.

Karen is our hostess this week and she chose some great colors for us to work with. I would never have thought that pear pizzazz, poppy parade and baja breeze would work well together. But, I was proved wrong.

I wanted to start making some Easter cards and I thought of the "good egg" stamp set from Stampin-Up. I decided to use patterned paper in today's colors and piece it on the shells. I love the look.

I took my layout from the sketch challenge on Saturday's crazy for challenges blog.

I added more patterned paper from Stampin-Up's "greenhouse gala" collection and some poppy parade ribbon to complete my card.

This is also for a few other challenges:

1.  The jac-inks papercraft challenge blog wants us to use any combo of the new S.stampin-up in-colors. Well, I used pear pizzazz and poppy parade on this card.
2.  The Tuesday Throwdown  blog wanted us to make a card with a spring theme.
3.  Craft your passion has an anything goes challenge.

Time to dim the lights in chamed life land for another day. So until next time.......

card recipe:
stamps: a good egg

paper: su pear pizzazz, ww, su in-color dsp, greenhouse gala dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: poppy parade ribbon, orismacolor pencils & gamsol
techniques: paper piecing


  1. Real cute card, just love those chicks, so sweet!

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. A PERFECT little Easter card!!! Love their little shells too! Very cute.

  3. Oh how cute! You are so creative, Mary! I love the paper pieced shells!

  4. Love your cheery Easter card. Never thought of using that paper, it is perfect!

  5. Oh I love it, just an awesome, fun Easter Card. Totally rocks. Hugs,

  6. Mary, your card is precious! Love this happy spring creation!

    I remember those fun days with the grandchildren! Now they are all grown and busy with school, college, jobs and life in general! Fun times! Enjoy!

  7. This is darling, Mary! Love the sweet chicks!

  8. Gorgeous Mary! You've inspired me to dig out this stamp set. Love your happy colours and use of patterned papers. Thanks for sharing with us at jac-inks challenge 5

  9. These chickens are super cute, you did a great job with them, I love the paper pieced egss, looks great!

  10. I love this card, it is so cute....the chicks are adorable and you have chosen great colours. Just love the combination of papers & ribbon....great card!!

  11. Such a sweet card Mary. Love those chicks. :o)

  12. This is one of my favourite sets and you've made such a great card Mary - sooo cute! And thanks for reminding me that Easter is nearly upon us :-) Thanks for joining us at Jac-Inks

  13. What a sweet card! The colours do indeed look great together, and the paper-pieced shells are adorable, Mary.

  14. So cute, Mary. Your chicks look like they are falling from heaven. You sound like such a good grammy. I laughed when I read they pooled their money to buy a game. I'm sure you secretly helped out too.



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