Friday, July 1, 2011

my hummingbird

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

We had such a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh. For us that means lots of sunshine, low humidity and warm temps.

I had my windows open to let the breeze in. I thank God we are fortunate enough to have air-conditioning but I really like it when we can use the fresh breeze to stay cool.

soft suede

melon mambo

crumb cake
Anyway, I do have a card to show you all today. It's one that I made for the color challenge on splitcoaststampers.

Joanne Travis was our hostess this week and she chose a great color trio of soft suede, crumb cake and melon mambo. She always chooses the best colors to work into a card.

My card used the new stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps-"joyful heart". I love the hummingbird image and all the sentiments in this set. This set was just released today, July 1.

I decided to paper piece the hummingbird and the flowers. I used crumbcake patterned paper for the hummer and melon mambo paper for the flowers. I like how it turned out.

My background paper is some from Heidi Grace-the monotone flowers collection. I added a button in the crumbcake color and used some pink sorbet bakers twine to give it a finished look. The pink sorbet bakers twine is available now in the Sweet 'n Sassy online store.

My layout for this card is from this weeks MojoMonday sketch #193. It's a square card measuring 4.25 inches. That way it will still fit in an A2 envelope. I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch to finish the card.

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

Some other challenges:
1.  Stampavie and more blog wants us to use more than 3 layers.

2.  The DYSU challenge blog has a square challenge.
3.  The Really Reasonable Ribbon blog has a picnic/summer fun theme. One of the fun things we love for summer is watching the hummingbirds at our feeder.


  1. This is so pretty Mary! Love the image of the hummingbird and the flowers are marvelous in that pink. So pretty.

  2. You did a fabulous job with the challenge colors, Mary...this is sooo beautiful!!!! I just love the bird image and how you rounded the two corners!!!!

  3. Mary, this card is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the colours and you're right, that hummingbird image is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week!

  4. Mary - this is just gorgeous with the colors and that awesome layout (one of my very favorites!) -- Excellent job on this beauty!!

  5. You card is very pretty! My dad puts out many hummingbird feeders and we have some wonderful photos of those precious little birds!

  6. Beautiful card, love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. love the light lacy look - and your bird is fab

    kitten DYSU team

  8. Beautiful card, Mary! Love how you used the challenge colors.

  9. Oh, those colors are just LOVELY, Mary!! I love how you used them. Your hummingbird is so sweet! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend there in Pittsburgh!

  10. very pretty card Mary, and the image is very lovely
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  11. Excellent card! Love all the details Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

  12. So pretty. Love the papers, gives this a nice vintage feel.

  13. This is so lovely. The image and papers are wonderful, and I think you have used just the perfect amount of melon mambo for a nice pop of colour. Hugs, Dawn

  14. Your paper piecing on this card is super! I really need to try this more often... Another beautiful card!

  15. A wonderful card!

    Thank you for joining us at SAM!


  16. Love the humming bird! Thank you for joining the RRR challenge.



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