Friday, July 29, 2011

birthday easel card

Happy Friday and a big welcome to the charmed life blog. I hope you all have had a good week and are enjoying the summer thus far.

I cant believe that July is almost over and we start a new month on Monday. As for me I am enjoying my time with my sweet granddaughter Phoenix Daisy. We are going for walks along the beach 2x a day and just lovin' on each other.

She came down with a cold and I have it now as well. It just seems so weird having a cold in the summer time. Well, especially since I haven't had a cold for 2 years.
This morning I said to her, "Phoenix Daisy" we need to share cookies and lots of other fun stuff but not colds. She just smiles at me.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one before I left for my bff Elaine. She celebrated her birthday yesterday, July 28.

I love easel cards. I think they make such an elegant looking card. This card I took as my sample to our stamp club meeting a couple of weeks ago. The girls loved making this style card.

My patterned paper is from a retired Stampin-Up collection- "Bella Blue". I really like the victorian look of this paper.
I used the Spellbinder's fleur de lis die to dress it up. My image is from the Stampin-Up set "punch pals".
I added some pearls, a few buttons and some vanilla satin ribbon to complete the card. I am also showing the inside of this one. The inside sentiment is from the Stampin-Up - "sincere salutations" set.

I added a few punched butterflies to the inside by using a Martha Stewart punch. Well that completes my card for today and this post. So God bless my blogger friends and until next time.............................
Some challenges:
1.  Dutch Dare Card Challenge is birthday fun.
2.  Stampin' B's wants us to use ribbon
3.  Ambers crafts and stuff wants us  to use patterned paper 

Just wanted to show another photo of my sweet little granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy.

phoenix daisy


  1. A beautiful easel card! So pretty and I do love those wonderful colors.


  2. Oh, so pretty Mary, Love the blue color and the dies you uses. So elegant.

  3. Great easel card! Your little Phoenix is cute as a button!! So glad to hear you get to spend time with her!!

  4. Beautiful, Mary! The border with pearls is absolutely stunning!

  5. Love the softness of your card! The colors are so soothing and cool. And the fact that it is an easel card just is icing on the cake. Beautiful work. . .and speaking of beautiful, your granddaughter is gorgeous! Best, Curt

  6. What a lovely easel card Mary - I just love this style card! Your GD is so adorable!!

  7. Such a beautiful and elegant easel creation, Mary! Phoenix Daisy is just precious! So glad you are spending time with her! Hope you both get over your colds quickly! Hugs!

  8. This is such a beautiful and elegant card! I love easel cards too! It sounds like you are really enjoying your little vacation!

  9. I love easel cards and your is outstanding. Also love, love the photo of your precious grand daughter. I know your are enjoying every minute. Love your blog and have signed up to follow. Blessings, Diane



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