Friday, August 26, 2011

Flowers of Love

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We are having a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh but a major hurricane is looming over the East Coast.

There is a mandatory evacuation in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. I am praying that people evacuate and that lives are spared and damage is minimal.

My family reunion is tomorrow. We are having a picnic at one of our local parks. So I will be getting ready for that after I complete this post.

The card I made is for several challenges:

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps hosts an inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers on Tuesday. This was our inspiration photo this week.

My jumping off point was the yellow, black & gray. I also used yellow dotted designer paper and stamped my image on that. The image is from the Sweet 'n Sassy set  "wildflowers".
My sentiment is stamped on a lacy circle spellbinders die.

My layout is this weeks sweet stop sketch #122.  This week there was a twist to the sketch. We are to add some fibers. I layered charcoal bakers twine on top of my satin ribbon. I also made a bow from the twine with a button center.

Also, on the Stampin Sisters in Christ blog the challenge was to try something new. I have never stamped on designer paper before. I like the look of it.

phoenix daisy first tea party
Well it's time to draw this post to a close. So until next time.........God Bless

Oh yes, here is a picture of my sweet granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy. She was having her first tea party when I was visiting a few weeks ago. And, I was able to enjoy it with her along with her animal friends.

card recipe:
stamps: wildflowers (sweet 'n sassy stamps)
paper: su black, basic gray, su dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: spellbinder lacy circle & circle dies, twine, button, satin ribbon


  1. I love the color combo you used on this beauty and the silhouette stamped on the designer paper is sooo pretty...such a gorgeous design, Mary!!!!

  2. Oh Mary, your granddaughter is so precious! You must have had a blast with her. :o)
    Lovely card. The colors just pop! The silhouette image is perfect on the orange. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop. :o)

  3. Beautiful card Mary. Love that image and the pretty.
    Have fun at your reunion and look at the smile on Miss Phoenix Daisy! Adorable.

  4. This is gorgeous Mary! I love the look of stamping on patterned paper. So glad you gave it a try. Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stop.

  5. PS...I love the new blog design! At least I think it's new. Very festive.

  6. Gorgeous card, really love the yellow and gray color combo! Hope you have a great time at your reunion.

  7. Great interpretation of the inspiration picture! Enjoy your family time at the reunion and thanks for sharing this adorable photo of Phoenix Daisy! I don't think she's happy at all - lol!

  8. What a beautiful card you created here...and the silhouette you stamped on the designer paper is electic and adds so much to your design!! Your granddaughter is so adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed week!

  9. Gorgeous card, Mary! You really nailed the colors in the inspiration photo! And what a fun tea party! It looks like Phoenix Daisy is being the perfect hostess!

  10. Very pretty card Mary! Love the way you brought out the colors from the inspiration photo. Hope you had a wonderful reunion and little Miss Phoenix Daisy is too cute!!

  11. This is a beautiful card, Mary! Hope you made it through the hurricane and all is well. Phoenix Daisy is too cute at the tea party!!! Darling photo.

  12. Such a gorgeous card, Mary! Those colors are beautiful together. Hugs to Phoenix Daisy!

  13. Your card is fabulous - Great use of the IP Colors.
    Love that little pic of Phoenix, too doggone cute!

  14. It looks like that was one happy tea party! She really is soo sweet! Your card is wonderful! I would have really struggled w/ these colors, but you did a great job! I really like the image stamped on the patterned paper!



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