Saturday, June 18, 2011

the rose speaks

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was a busy Friday & Saturday here at my home.

Ethan (our youngest grandson) came to stay overnight on Thursday. We had such fun with him on Friday.

My hubby took him to the batting cages in the early morning and then we went swimming in the afternoon. My neighbor, Sue, lets us use her pool almost anytime. The water was a bit cool so I didn't go in, but Ethan loved it.

He had a little league game on Friday night. It was one of those marathon games. It took 2 1/2 hours to complete. He did really well when he was up at bat. A single, double and a triple. Then his last at bat was a walk. We were so proud of him.

Today we had a cookout at our church worship leaders home. He had the youth and young adults group there and invited us to join them. It was a relaxing afternoon. I took a salad made with romaine lettuce, blue cheese, cranberries, olives and cucumber. The dressing was good seasons Italian. It was really yummy. I guess everyone else thought so as well since there was very little left.

Now onto my card for today. It was my turn to host at the Sweet 'n Sassy blog. I made a card that I titled "frame it".
I am using a sentiment from the rose blossom set that was released just this month. This set has a beautiful rose image as well as 5 sentiments.

My idea was to show how you can take a sentiment and frame it with dies, embossing folders and patterned paper to make a quick as well as beautiful card.

I cut one of the roses from the patterned paper (Stampin-Up "springtime vintage)) and used it on my sentiment frame (Spellbinders labels 18). I also used a Spellbinders "fancy tags" die.

I added some satin ribbon and a button center with bakers twine. The twine is now available in the Sweet 'n Sassy Shop. This one is pink sorbet.

That's my card and the post for today. Until next time..........

Some other challenges:
1.  The crazy for challenges blog wants us to use twine. I used bakers twine on my button and ribbon.
2.   Speedy the cat's friends challenge wants us to use buttons.
3.  The totally papercrafts challenge wants us to use die-cuts or punches.


  1. Mary this is just stunning. What a beauty filled with soft feminine touches. It's so romantic and pretty. Love that beautiful button too! Thank you so much for playing with Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week. It is so much fun to come to view your awesome work. Hope to see you again next week.

  2. This card is just gorgeous!!! I love all the details and your choice of colors is fantastic! Just love everything about it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  3. Sounds like you have had a fun weekend! Beautiful card, Mary!

  4. Your card is absolutely stunning, Mary! I've always loved that paper and think I've still got some of it hoarded. Sounds like you're enjoying your summer a lot! That salad sounds really yummy, too!

  5. Mary, this card is gorgeous, and you have given me wonderful inspiration for using my Framed Tulip embossing folder. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends in our button challenge!

  6. Mary your card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  7. Gorgeous card. I love the papers and the lovely embellishments. Sounds like you had a good time with your grandson and at the church outing. It's always fun to spend time with those we love.

  8. Really beautiful card. Love the way you framed the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining our 'punches and dies' challenge at Totally Papercrafts,
    Caroline xxx



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