Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Christmas Light

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I am out in San Francisco with my sweet granddaughter Phoenix Daisy this week. The nanny my son & daughter-in-law uses had a family emergency and they had no one to take card of the baby while they are at work. So guess who got the call. Oh yes, I jumped right on that airplane and flew out here on Sunday.

We had a sweet reunion on Monday morning. She was asleep when I arrived on Sunday night. It's been 2 months since I have been here but she remembered me. Well there is also the technology of Face time from Apple computer that helps as well. We have a video call on our IPADS every week.

Loved our day today. Just taking care of her and loving her makes my heart happy. We walked at the beach for an hour. Well I pushed her in her stroller but she loves being out in the sunshine. We are going to have some great weather this week so our walks will be every day.

So now onto my card for today. I didn't make it here obviously. No way to bring stamping supplies with me-I would need a suitcase just for that (lol)!! I made it at home on Saturday for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

cherry cobbler
early espresso
Pool party
Betty Wright is our hostess this week and she chose the beautiful color trio of pool party (light blue) early espresso (deep rich brown) and cherry cobbler (rich red).
I thought the colors screamed Christmas so that's the direction I headed.

I used the new stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps- Christmas Light. There is a matching die so the image is super easy to cut out.
I colored the candle image with Stampin-Up ink and an aqua brush. I added some glossy accents to the candle wax and berries.

I used a new die from Cheery Lynn designs called deco lace light border die. This is also available through Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

My patterned paper is from Stampin-Up's "deck the halls collection". It is last years Christmas paper.

Well it's late and time to dim the light in charmed life land for another day. I need all my energy for Phoenix Daisy tomorrow. So until next time God bless.......

Some other challenges:
1.  The corrosive challenge wants us to use punches or dies. I used dies on my card.
2.  Tickled Pink Blog has a combo challenge.  Ichose paterned paper and lace. The lace was made with my new die from card stock.


  1. So very pretty Mary! Love how you did the borders too.

  2. What a great job you did with those colors. I thought they were indeed a challenge. Enjoy your visit!

  3. Oh, I'm so happy for you...you get to take care of that sweet little girl again! Your card is so beautiful, Mary! Love the coloring and that border punch packs a real WOW factor!

  4. Gorgeous card Mary. Love the colors and the borders. The die cut candle image is just perfect. :o)

  5. This is a very pretty card for sure, however to play in the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges you must use a Tickled Pink STamp or Image. I sure hope you can play with us for our next challenge that starts tomorrow. Take Care!

  6. Gorgeous, Mary! This is a fabulous trio of colors. And the paper lace...WOW! I love it!

  7. Beautiful card! Your image coloring is incredible and I love the border! Enjoy your time w/ your granddaughter!

  8. This is beautiful Mary!! The cut out image is so very pretty and the aqua borders are a wonderful color compliment!

  9. Awww, so glad you got to see you precious DGD, Mary...sounds like you two are having a great time!!!!! Your card is sooo pretty...love the color combo and how you added the lacy borders. Love the beautifuly colored image, too!!!!



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