Friday, May 6, 2011

happy mothers day

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well guess who made the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette yesterday. moi!!

Yesterday (May 5) was the national day of prayer. I went to downtown Pittsburgh for the event. It lasted for about 2 hours and it was awesome.

There was a photographer walking around taking photos and he caught me and 3 other people from the group I was with. I was surprised when my husband said I was on the front page of the local paper.

Some deatils from the prayer event: there was a proclamation from the President, our Governor and mayor. There were local pastors and a superior court judge as well as a rep from the mayor's office.

When it started the organizers announced that all were welcome to pray that were in attendance. But, the focus would be based on our Judeo-Christian heritage and that we would be praying in the name of Jesus.

The pastor from my grandson's church was there and I introduced myself. He paid them such a nice compliment. Made me feel good as a Grandmother.

Well, onto my card for today. This is one that I made for the sketch challenge on splitcoaststampers.

I really liked working with this layout and it worked perfect for the mothers day card I needed.

The colors came from the color throwdown #140 challenge. For this one we were to use early espresso (dark brown), baja breeze (blue) and blushing bride. I loved this color combo as well.

The patterned paper I used is from Stampin-Up's new paisley petal collection.

On the card center I used the spellbinder die #4 and a matching stamp set from waltzingmouse stamps.

The mother's day sentiment is  a stamp from whipper snapper designs.

I added some early espresso taffeta ribbon and a few punched blushing bride flowers with pearl centers to complete my card.

A few other challenges for this card:

1.  The Paper Cutz, Ai Factory, Craft Us Crazy & Creative Card Crew blogs are having a mother's day challenge.
2.  The Southern Girls blog has a "let's hear it for the girls challenge.

Until next time..........


  1. Just beautiful! Fabulous details too.
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  2. So beautiful and sophisticated, Mary! I just love your pretty background paper. That's such a wonderful, bold design!!

  3. What a beautiful Mother's Day card. The paper you used is fabulous. Front page of the newspaper? Wow! The National Day of Prayer sounds like it was awesome in your city. Very good!
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  4. Such a beautiful card. Love all the details that go with it. So glad you joined us for the Mother's Day challenge at AiFactory this week.

  5. Your card is beautiful! It is Mother's Day in NZ today and I have just had a lovely call from my daughter. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls :)

  6. This is just so pretty. Thanks for joining our Mother's Day challenge at AIF this week.
    Tammy DT Lead

  7. Very pretty card! I love all of the layers!

  8. Oh wow how gorgeous!!! Love the colors and papers. Such an elegant card!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

  9. Beautiful Mother's Day card! I love the elegant refinement of it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  10. Wow! What a stunning card you have made! Love that the colours fits so perfect together!
    Thanks for joining CCC this week and I hope you will join us next week too!
    Hugs, Gry!

  11. Such a beautiful card, Mary! Love the stamped frame...a reminder I need to dust my set off and use it!

  12. Ohhhh wow!!!! I love your card, it is gorgeous Hun! Thanks heaps for playing along with us at SGC Blog & hope to see you again

    Hugz, Deb

  13. Great card Mary,It's great that you shared it with us at Southern Girls. Hope to see you next time,Julie.x



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