Thursday, June 2, 2011

missing you

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. The humidity has dropped back for awhile.

I was able to turn the air conditioner off and let the breeze waft through my house. We are having such nice late afternoon and evening temperatures.

I am still working on the wedding invites for the young couple from church. We are down to crunch time now.
I have help coming Thursday and Friday from 2 of my good friends, Elaine & Aidee.
They are both nurses and come on their days off. What a blessing they are to me!!

So now onto my card. This one was made for the color challenge #325 on splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess this week. It was such fun. I was able to select the color choices for the challenge.

My selection were some bright summer colors. Rich razzleberry, daffodil delight and pacific point were my choices.

These came right from Stampin-Up's color coach. They called it their creative set. It gave some of the participants fits though.
Oh well, that is why it's called a challenge. It's supposed to take you out of your comfort zone.

Since my colors have such a summer feel, I decided to make a pinwheel. I purchased this die from "lil inker designs". It came with a stamp set with the perfect sentiments to match the pinwheel. The layout for my card is an idea that I saw here.

The pinwheel is made from patterned paper from Stampin-Up's "razzleberry lemonade" collection. To the center I added a button made from a sizzix die and then an ice cream button on top of that.
I used a martha stewart border punch on the pacific point layer.

The sentiment is stamped on spellbinders ribbon tag trio die and I added some rick rack to this. The background is a cuttlebug embossing folder and that completes my card.

Some other challenges:
1. The ABC Challenge is "v" for variety-use 3 different type of embellishments. I used an ice cream button, rick rack, and a border punch.
2.  The crafts & me challenge is to "punch it out". I used a border punch and several dies.

card recipe: Stamps: lil inker pinwheel sentiments

paper: su pacific point, daffodil delight, ww, razzleberry lemonade dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: lil inker die,sizzix button die, ice cream button, rick rack, ms border punch, cb ef


  1. You aced these pretty colors, Mary! I love that combo but was stumped about what to do with them. Looks like you had no such troubles. :) Good luck with finishing up those invites!

  2. What a great summer card! Love the colors together!

  3. Very fun summer card Mary! I always love pinwheels...they always make me think of summer as a child :)



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