Wednesday, June 15, 2011

home of the free

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well today was my recovery day after spending Tuesday with my 3 grandsons(lol).

That's why you have kids when you're young. I was there from &:00 am to 8:00 pm and they just wore me out.
I went to bed at 9:15 and slept right though until 7:00 this morning. Oh well, I was completely rested and I get to go back tomorrow.

For my card for today I followed the Wednesday sketch challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week, Korin from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps was our hostess.

She put together an awesome layout for us to work into a card. I decided I was going to make a patriotic card.

I had this great patterned paper in my stash and I decided to stamp some sentiments right on the paper. The sentiments are from "patriotic cocoa". This is a new stamp set just released by Sweet 'n Sassy stamps this month.

I used 3 of the sentiments on this card-2 in each of the corners and on the center panel. On that panel I also used a spellbinders lacey square die and added some bakers twine.

I punched 3 other stars to add to my striped panel to complete my card. I will send this on July 4th to one of our friends who are military vets. Haven't decided who just yet. Maybe i should make a few more so they all get one.  Our vets are certainly deserving of honor.

Well time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time........ God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  The Paper Shelter blog wants us to use punches & dies.
2.  Make it Monday blog is anything goes. It's a weekly linky party.
3.  Stamps & fun = Creativity blog has a holiday challenge. My holiday is the USA July 4th celebration.


  1. Beautiful colours Red/White and Blue.Very striking card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  2. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY!

  3. Beautiful patriotic card, Mary! Just wanted to say thank you again for your kind words yesterday! It was a fun day for sure!

  4. Lovely patriotic card, Mary!! I love all those stars. :)

  5. Awesome Patriotic card.
    Hey I hear ya about watching Grandkids. I've only got 1 to watch but she makes up for it sometimes and certainly keeps me on my toes!

  6. Cute card :-)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

    Hugs LIV.

  7. I saw your project on *Take it Mobday* and I am charmed with it!

  8. Such wonderful card. I love your colours. They do look great together. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  10. AWESOME patriotic card!! Excellent job~

  11. What an awesome patriotic card, Mary. Really beautiful.

  12. SENSATIONAL!!! Love the red, white, and blue! So pretty.

  13. Fabulous Patriotic card Mary! I really like the way you arranged the stars !!

  14. What a pretty patriotic card, Mary...You used such beautiful colors and papers and I love how you tied the Baker's Twine on an angle...such an awesome design!!!

  15. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS......


  16. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at SFC.....


  17. What a great patriotic card, Mary! I love the layout and the positioning of the stars! Great job!



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