Friday, April 1, 2011

pure innocence thank you

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to drop by and visit me at the charmed life blog. Well, it's official-our income taxes are done for another year.
Yeah-and we are getting some money back. I like those words much better than hearing "you owe" $$$.

It's April 1 and we had snow, sleet and rain today. Temps were cold and below normal. I am so over winter and ready for the warm, sunny spring days. How about you??

Now onto my card for today. I just love these sweet "pure innocence" images. They are from My Favorite Things stamps and designed by Heather Ellis.

I received this one from a stamper on splitcoaststampers. We each stamped some images that the other one didn't have and mailed them to each other. It was a fun way to get some images that I didn't have.

MFT has a Wednesday stamp club on splitcoaststampers. They provide a sketch for you to use and a chance to win some product from their store. If you use their product to create your card and win you get more from their store. 

I decided to play along this week. You cant win if you don't play!!

I chose my card colors based on the challenge at the color throwdown blog. We were to use red, black, yellow and cream.  I colored my image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I wanted her dress to match the patterned paper I used so I colored it the same way.

The dotted  patterned paper is from BoBunny and the striped paper is from Graphic 45.  I stamped the "love you" sentiment directly on my twill ribbon. Never tried that before and I like how it turned out.

A heart brad was the finishing touch to my card. Here are a few other challenges I am entering:

1.  The stamping vacation blog wanted us to pick 3 of the elements they listed. I used: dry embossing, a sentiment and a circle (my brad).
2.  The creative card crew wanted us to make a card for a child. My precious "pi image" will go to one of my nieces.
3.  By the cute & girly challenge blog-they wanted us to make something cute & girly.

It's time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time.......

card recipe:
stamps: pi #4 (heather ellis), heart stripes (mft)

paper: su black, gina k white, bazzill maraschino, bobunny dp, graphic 45 dp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, su heart brad, cb ef, su twill tape


  1. Great card, love the image and the pattern paper!! I don't remember seeing this image. Is this one older and retired or can we still buy it? That is a great idea on swapping images.

  2. So sweet!!! I love those colors and your image. Fabulous. I love monochromatic!!!

  3. Love the papers you put together! Very nice! What a sweet image! Very much "pure innocence"!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's PICK 3 challenge! This earns you entry in the May 1st drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to the store of your choice!

  4. What a delightful card Mary! Love her paper pieced dress and those tights are just too sweet! :D

  5. Oh, this is just super, super sweet! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Color Throwdown!

  6. Adorable, Mary! I love this paper, and what a sweet image! LOVE it!

  7. Adorable card.
    Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  8. I just love this sweet PI image - it's not in MFT's store, so they must be sold out. Her striped leggings and flower bouquet are sweet details!

  9. Love this image and you did a fabbo job with her, the dotted background is just perfect with her, very coolio!



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