Friday, May 13, 2011

Bird & Butterflies

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

Spring is here in Pittsburgh-finally!! We have had such beautiful warm weather the past several days. I am just lovin' it. I tell ya.

I am working on wedding invitations for a young couple at church. It is labor intensive for sure but, I am making progress. And I have 2 friends. Elaine & Aidee, who are helping with some of the work.

Cutting out the spellbinders shapes on a big project can get tedious and time-consuming. But, they are taking care of that for me. They are such a blessing to me. They both have full-time jobs as nurses and are coming on their off days. Now that's a friend for you.

I take breaks during the day so I can keep my creativity going. I made this card for the color challenge on splitcoaststampers.

This week our hostess, Joanne Travis, chose an awesome combo of colors. Blushing bride, certainly celery and so saffron work so well together.

My layout is from the Stamptacular Sunday blog. They had a sketch for this week's challenge. I loved working with this one.

The image I used is from an Our Daily bread Designs set "birds & butterflies". It coordinates with the spellbinders labels 18.

 stamped in certainly celery then used a saffron marker for the bird image. I added a couple of punched saffron butterflies as well.

My patterned paper is from Stampin-Up as well as the the blushing bride ribbon. My flower center is an offray stylish accent. I sponged it with blushing bride ink.

Some other challenges for this card:
1. The creative card crew has a may flowers challenge.
2. The stampavie and more blog has a ribbons challenge.
3. Claudia & Co challenge wants us to use butterflies.
4. The Flourishes "timeless Tuesday" has an anything goes challenge.

That's it for today so until next time........God Bless

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  1. Beautiful card, Mary! So delicate with such detail.

  2. Beautiful colour combo! Beautiful central panel! Beautiful card! Thank you for taking the time to join us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck with those wedding invitations. Hugs, Lesley

  3. Beautiful!! Totally in love with your card :) So wonderful with the green and pink together and a adorable motiv.

    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week :)
    Hugs, Nina.

  4. Beautiful, Mary! I love the colors and the gorgeous flower with pearls. The mini-butterflies are the perfect touch!

  5. Mary, your card is beautiful...sounds as if you have plenty of work to get finished. Thanks goodness for great friends who help when needed. Lovely colors and a wonderful sketch.

  6. This is GORGEOUS, Mary! Beautiful blend of these colors! Your image, design, and details are gorgeous! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

  7. Soooo pretty Mary!! I love the beautiful spring colors and design! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

  8. Mary this is so lovely. The colors are beautiful and go so well with the image you used.



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