Thursday, May 26, 2011

Victorian Rose Blossom

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It's been a week since I have posted but for good reason.

We had a death in our family. The good news is that my husband prayed the prayer of salvation with him 2 weeks before he died. So he has gone on to be with Jesus.
I had my son and his family in from San Francisco for 5 days. Loved my time with sweet Phoenix Daisy. So crafting was put on the back burner for the time they were here.

But, today is the start of the "sweet peeks" at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Korin has an awesome release of new stamps for June. I loved this "rose blossom" set. It can be used for a variety of cards-IE. birthday, encouragement, thinking of you, sympathy etc.

This set has this gorgeous rose image and 3 rose themed sentiments plus a true friend sentiment. The image can be colored in whatever medium you use-colored pencils, copics or watercolors.

My card is for my bff to let her know I value her friendship. She loves the Victorian style so I created my card along those lines.

The patterned paper reminds me of Victorian wall paper. I used various spellbinders dies that also have a Victorian look to them.

I colored the rose with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The sentiment was stamped on a little tag and I added some ribbon and a ribbon rose.

That completes this sample. Make sure you check out the other design team girls. They are showing some beautiful samples today. We have 6 days of peeks for your viewing pleasure. Lots of fun and on the 31st, Korin has a release party planned.

Some other challenges:
1.  Divas by design has a one for the girls challenge.
2.  Creative Card Crew has an anything goes challenge.
3.  The Top Tip Tuesday blog wants us to use 2 or more stamps.
4.  My time to craft blog wants us to use die cuts.
5.  Passionatley Artistic blog has a "scrappin with the stars" linking party.

card recipe:
stamps: rose blossom (sweet 'n sassy stamps)
paper: su choc chip, pink white, sending love dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: spellbinders fancy tags 2, labels 4, sizzix label die, pearls, ribbon, prismacolor pencils & gamsol


  1. So glad to hear your family member accepted the gift of salvation. I am rejoicing with you in his home-going!

    Your card is just lovely and I am sure your friend will treasure it.

  2. thank god, we will meet our saved family members in heaven...and thank you jesus for giving us this comfort!
    thank you for sharing this testemony!

    your card is absolutely wonderful!

    sending you many hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Mary, your pink rose is gorgeous! I love the dp, the little tag and the pearls! I'm sorry to hear you've had to say good-by to a family member, but very glad that you know He is with the Lord.

  4. Beautiful card. I love the colors.

  5. Lovely card Mary. That rose is so pretty. Love the colors and the tag die. :o)

  6. Mary, so sad to hear about a member of your family. My thought and prayers are with you.

    Your card is just beautiful! Amazing how that background paper is just perfect with this beautiful image. So very pretty.


  7. Mary this is just devine. lovely, fantastic job with this awesome set.

  8. Beautiful card. That flower is so pretty. Thank you for joining us in the Divas by Design challenge.

  9. Mary this is so beautiful!! I love the Victorian style with that beautiful rose and all the pretty details. Im sure your friend will treasure it! So sorry to hear of the loss of a family member but PTL for his salvation!! Glad in the midst of your loss you did got to spend some good time with your family.

  10. Lovely card, Mary!

    I'm so sorry for your loss.. hugs to you.

  11. Beautifully done, Mary! Lovely design and the little tag is wonderful!

  12. Hi Mary.I'm GDT Coordinator for Craft Your Passion and was wondering if you would be interested in being a GDT for June.Please could you contact me at
    Lovely work BTW.
    Lisa x

  13. Before I read your post I thought your card had all the elements you would see in a Victorian parlor from days gone by!! Beautiful card Mary!

  14. This is just beautiful, Mary! What a wonderful coloring job on that lovely rose. :)

  15. Lovely card, super colours and papers. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  16. A fabulous rose and great card Mary.
    Sorry to hear your news, but I am glad you have had some quality time with your family.
    Thanks for sharing this with the Divas by Design.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  17. Mary, such a beautiful rose blossom! Lovely card, and sorry about your relative but the story ended so well. Glad you got to visit with your family and little one. They are the sweetest.

  18. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thanks for sharing the beautiful card and the good news concerning your relative. Jo4Him

  19. Beautiful card, Mary! I know that your friend will love it. I am so sorry for your loss.

  20. Your card is absolutely gorgeous the rose and the pretty Victorian design!!! I am so sorry for your loss but rejoice in the fact that he went to be with Jesus!!! I'm glad, also, that you could spend some time with your DGD...I will have my 11 year old DGD this weekend...she is such a joy!!!

  21. This is SO pretty Mary with the pink rose and the lovely die cut framings!

  22. Pretty colours, lovely card, Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week, and don't forget you still have time to enter our candy & or DT call HERE  hugs Samantha

  23. Beautiful card, Mary. Great use of your Spellbinders. Sorry for your family's loss. I'm glad you had your granddaughter with you for a few days visit.

  24. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your card is beautiful! Thank you for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

  25. So sorry for your loss, Mary! On a happier note, so glad you had some family time with your sweet little grandchild and family! Your card is beautiful!



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