Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birdhouse Girl

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

We are in the middle of several days of rain. The temps are a lot cooler now. I am not complaining because it makes the flowers and grass grow. Not to mention the farmers crops. You need to look at the bright side.

I am off to visit with my grandsons today. Meet the school bus, do homework and take in one of their baseball games is the plan.

If the weather doesn't cooperate I will be home a little earlier than usual. Have to watch "dancing with the stars" tonight. After all Pittsburgh's, Hines Ward is one of the dancers.

My card for today is one that I made for the featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week the honor went to Aimes.

I wasn't familiar with this particular stamper. But after visiting her gallery I see that she has definitely mastered a clean and simple style.
I chose her "happy winter card" to re-create ala mary marsh style.

I kept close to her layout but used a different image, papers and colors. My image-Abby's birdhouse- is a digi stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I colored her with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.
I found the perfect paper in my stash from American Crafts-it's their backyard collection.

The sentiment I sued is also from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps-it's the tea time set.

I added an offray ribbon flower and some matching ribbon to complete the card.

Well, it's time to close this post. i have to get back to the wedding invitations that i am working on and making progress I might add. So until next time........

Some other challenges:
1.  The crazy challenge  wants us to use green and pink
2.  The Stamp with Fun blog also has a green and pink challenge.
3.  The Cupcake Craft challenge is to use something you'd find in a garden. Birdhouses are in the garden.


  1. What a sweet image and I really love that birdhouse paper.

  2. Mary this is adorable....love all the little birdhouses too! Great card!
    Have a fun day.

  3. Very sweet card. Oh, wouldn't we love a little sunshine?

  4. Oh how gorgeous! Love your in the garden element. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  5. Oh, how very sweet! I just love that cute birdhouse background. :)

  6. Adorable card, Mary! The birdhouse background just takes the cake! I love it!

  7. Adorable little image and love that birdhouse paper in the BG! Yes, I'm a DWTS fan and have been rooting for Hines as well! Hope his dancing partner can survive all the freestyle acrobatics this next week! Chelsea also does a fabulous job and guess it will be a close one between her and Hines.

  8. Beautiful! Love the birdhouse paper. Wonderful layout.


  9. Such cute birdhouse paper and a darling image. O.K., I've been complaining about the cool and rainy weather. I need to take your attitude.

  10. Hi Mary, what a beautiful card. I love the image and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x



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