Sunday, July 10, 2011

You are such a blessing

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We are in the middle of some hot, humid weather right now.
But, it's summer time and that's what we get here in Pittsburgh. I longed for these days during the cold, snowy winter months. So did most of your-remember!!

We had a great week-end. On Saturday I attended a rubber stamp show here in Pittsburgh. Eek-lots of new products, dies stamps. There were make and takes and lots of ideas at each booth. I had a lot of fun even though I had to attend myself.

Then we went to my brothers home for a family get together Saturday afternoon and evening. That was fun as well. He just bought a new home and it was sort of a house warming as well as a cook-out.

Today after church we went to a friend's daughters graduation party. Lots of good food and conversation and now we are back home.

I am waiting for a call from my son. Ethan is coming to spend the night and we will meet at the half way point and make the kid exchange. He has a basketball camp this week at a school near my home. So he will spend at least Monday & Tuesday here with us. We haven't got a game plan for the other days yet.

All that said let's get onto my card for today. I made this one for several challenges as always. The card colors are chocolate chip and crushed curry. I also used crushed curry patterned paper.
I added a white lace doily and cut some spellbinders circles and layered them to the center of the doily. The sentiment is from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp set - "your friendship".

The flower images are from the same "your friendship" set. I colored them with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  These flowers are so great to work with. You can either color them or paper piece them. Either way I think they look great.

When I was playing around with this set, I stamped them on red cardstock and layered them to create a poinsettia. So that's something to keep in mind with this set as well.

I punched some fronds with a Martha Stewart punch and added ribbon to complete this card.

Now onto the challenges:
1.  Splitcoaststampers had a challenge to use doilies on your card. It is the ways to use it challenge #330.
2.  Scrappy Frogs Blog has a summer flower challenge.
3.  Stampin' Sisters in Christ wants us to use our favorite item for stamping. I love use different spellbinders shapes on my cards and ribbon. This one uses the round spellbinders die.
4.  Basic Grey has a doilies and ribbons challenge #48.

Well that's it for today my blogger friends. So until next time.............Good night and God bless.


  1. Love the way the flowers flow with the doily, looks fab!

  2. Beautiful card, Mary! Love the doily background.

  3. Such a beautiful card! You've made those colors sing! Glad you had a fun-filled w/e! I'm back from vacation and it's back to work this afternoon. Weather and beach conditions were not great, but it was still fun times with family!

  4. Beautiful, Mary! The doily looks fabulous!

  5. This is so pretty! The lacy doily and your beautiful flowers are the perfect pairing. Love the idea of using the stamp for Christmas too!!



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