Sunday, June 12, 2011

rose for a friend

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had a great day here in Pittsburgh. The weather was beautiful and the humidity is on the move out for a few days.

We went over to my nieces for a family get together. A fun day with lots of good conversation and delicious food. There is another graduation party next week and then a picnic in July. Love family time.
Tomorrow we celebrate my mother-in-laws 82nd birthday. It will be another good time and she will so love all of us being together.

Before I went out today, I made a card for some challenges.
The Saturday inspiration challenge took us to a really great site. We visited the fabulous galleries of Dali's Decals. This site has some amazing decals for your walls. I may go shopping for some.

I loved looking through the site and found a couple of pieces that helped me make my card. The first is the Victorian flourishes. I used the cuttlebug embossing folder- kassies brocade- that looks just like these flourishes.

The 2nd piece I chose is the roses & vines decal. I wanted to use my Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  rose image and do some water coloring. The rose image & sentiment are from the rose blossom set. It was just released this month.

My card layout is from this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #112. I added a button and some embroidery floss to complete my card.  

Some other challenges:
1.  The Totally Gorjuss blog has a flower power challenge.
2.  Wee memories has an anything goes challenge #59.
3.  Inspire Me fridays blog always has an anything goes challenge #10.

Time to close this post. So until next time, God bless......................

card recipe:
stamps: rose blossom (sweet 'n sassy stamps)

paper: su lovely lilac, ww, watercolor paper, lasting impressions dp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: cb ef kassies brocade, su button, watercolor crayons
techniques: watercoloring


  1. What a beautiful card, Mary!! Sounds like you are having lots of fun family time. Good for you!!

  2. How beautiful in the purple, Mary! TFS!

  3. Just beautiful Mary! Thanks for playing with us at the Sweet Stop.

  4. What a beautiful detailed rose! Gorgeous card~

  5. This is so pretty, Mary! I love the coloring and the layout!

  6. wonderful card Thank you for joining us this week at TG
    hugs sarah x
    p.s. we hope you play along next week too!

  7. Very elegant. Love the pretty purples you used.



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