Tuesday, June 14, 2011

color challenge #327

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. This is the first day of my summer schedule. Yeah, you are not supposed to have schedules in retirement (lol)!!

My grandsons are out of school for the summer and I will be taking care of them 2 days a week.  So I am actually putting my blog post together on Monday night.

It will be a long day tomorrow because Aidin has a baseball game at 6:00. So I don't expect to be back home before 8:00 pm and that's leaving at 6:30 am. Oh well, the things I do for my grands!!
It will be a fun summer with them even with the long days.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one for the color challenge #327 on splitcoaststampers. Vicki is our hostess this week and she chose a great trio of colors with old olive, chocolate chip and very vanilla.                        

My card uses some Stampin-Up old olive patterned paper as my background layer. I also used the Stampin-Up top note die to cut the chocolate chip layer and then I did another in vanilla and embossed this panel with the cuttlebug embossing f older“kassie’s brocade”.

The vanilla top note die is cut 2x. It’s a trick I learned from Mary Fish at stampin pretty impressions blog.

For my tulip vase I used the spellbinders fancy tags and cut it in half. The tulips are from jolee’s and the rhinestones are hero arts. My birthday sentiment is from the Stampin-Up set "wow flowers" and I used the large oval punch to cut it out. And that completed my card for this challenge.

Some other challenges:
1.  There's magic in the air blog wants us to pick 2 elements: Flowers, Ribbons, Pearls/Gem and/or die cut
2.  Woodware USA wants us to make a birthday card.
3.  Top Tip Tuesday blog has an open challenge

Time to close this post. God bless ..............

card recipe:
stamps: wow flowers

paper: su choc chip, old olive, very vanilla, old olive dsp
ink: choc chip
accessories: su top note die, spellbinders fancy tags, su oval punch, jolee's stickers, hero arts rhinestones


  1. How fun that you get to spend so much time with your grandsons this summer, Mary!! I can't wait for my kids to get out of school so we can have some fun adventures together, too. This card is absolutely lovely. Your tulips are so pretty!

  2. Love this! Especially the layers of the top note! The 'vase' is perfect!

  3. Lovely card. I like the way you layered the top note. The flowers are lovely and I like the background you have chosen. Very nice. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

  4. Beautiful vase...very clever! The rhinestones set it off perfectly. I love the pop of color with the tulips!

  5. Mary, this card is so pretty! Love how you made the vase, and the tulips are lovely. Pretty color combo. :o)

  6. What a clever use of die cuts. Really pretty card, Mary!

  7. I love how the flowers sit off the card. Very dimensional. Beautiful creation. Thanks for playing along at Paper Cupcakes/There's Magic in the Air.

  8. This is simply a loverly addition to our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, I love the creativity! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!
    Tammy Louise



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