Monday, August 29, 2011


Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well, Hurricane Irene hit the eastern coast of the US on Saturday and left its mark. There was massive amounts of rain and flooding.

My prayers go out to all who have suffered the damaging affects of this storm.

There was a virtual stamp weekend on splitcoaststampers on Friday and Saturday. There were many challenges and I was able to complete 2 of them. My first card was from the 5:00 pm challenge on Friday. The title was "these boots are made for walkin"

I didn't get to make my card until Saturday and upload until Sunday. But no worry because we have until Monday night to finish our cards.

We were to add stitching either faux or real to our card. I used a digital stamp image and there was stitching on the boot. That worked for me.

My image is a freebie I received from Meljens designs. This was the perfect opportunity to use it. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol (odorless mineral spirits). I decided to create a masculine birthday card.

I used patterned paper from Stampin-Up's "elegant soiree" collection. Stripes always work for a masculine card. On the center panel I used the cuttlebug stars folder and I also punched stars from patterned paper. The sentiment is from a Stampin-Up set "just celebrate".

I have some family that lives in Texas so this card will work for one of the guys birthdays.

That's it for this post so until next time....may the Lord bless you and keep you and make his face shine upon you.

Some other challenges:
1.  The crazy for challenges blog wants us to create a male themed card.
2.  Challenge up your life blog wants us to create something for a man.
3.  The DYSU blog also has a masculine challenge.
4.  Meljens Designs blog wants us to show the first card we made using one of their designs. This works for me because this card is my very first card using one of their designs.

card recipe:
stamps: digi (meljens designs), just celebrate (su)

paper: su baja breeze, soft suede, neenah white, elegant soiree dsp
ink: soft suede
accessories: cb star ef, star punch, oval punches, prismacolor pencils and gamsol


  1. Mary I love this card...the pretty stripes are just wonderful with the cute boot image :)

  2. Wonderful masculine card. Love the image you picked and the striped paper.

  3. lovely card Mary, cute
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  4. Oh this is adorable!! Love those stars and that striped paper with this image! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

  5. Your card is really lovely - thanks for joinung us at CUYL.



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