Monday, September 12, 2011

Inspiration Challenge and Blog Hop Winner

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Hope you all had a good weekend. We spent much of it watching all the memorial programs dedicated to the September 11 terrorist attack. It stirred up a lot of emotion in both my husband & I.

On Sunday after Church we went to watch our grandsons play football. It was a long day because they both lost their games. But it's family time and the boys love us coming to watch.

The card I am showing today is one I made for the new inspiration challenge being sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps on splitcoaststampers.  Taylor is the challenge hostess and she provided us with this great photo to use as our inspiration.

My flower images are from the Sweet 'n Sassy Set- "your friendship".
I colored the balloon flower images with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.
My patterned paper is from Stampin-Up's- "ski slope" collection.

I added a red button, a  punched brown border and some bakers twine to complete this card.

Regarding my blog candy: I picked a winner last week, Michelle Crandall and had no response from her. There was no link to her when she left me a comment. So I have no way to contact her and for that reason I am choosing a new winner.

I am again using the service from to generate the winner.

True Random Number Generator#62 is Bernie. Here is what she said:

Min: 1

Max: 63

Result: 62

Bernie said...
Rhubarb is absolutely adorable and you have made the sweetest card with him.
Thanks for the chance to win this amazing candy.
Blessings Bernie
She also went over to Julia Aston's blog and let Julia know that I sent her. Here is her entry on Julia's blog:

Bernie said...
Mary Marsh sent me and I'm so glad she did. Your card is fabulous. Hope you had a superb birthday.
Blessings Bernie
September 7, 2011 3:21 AM
So congrats Bernie. I do have a way to contact you so you will be hearing from me shortly.

Some other challenges for my card:
1.  Craft your passion has an "f" challenge. They want us to use flowers, felt, flourishes, etc. I used flowers on my card.
2.  Crafty Boots blog has an anything goes challenge.
3.  The Outlawz has an "inspired by a song" challenge. You are my sunshine is my song.

That's it for this post. So until next time............


  1. Wow! Gorgeousness through and through! I think I still have some of that DP left! Hmmmm.....

  2. Congrats to the winner, love the card thanks for sharing it.

  3. I love the papers you have used in this card!! Thankyou for taking part in the first Crafty Boots Challenge! Amyxx

  4. Gorgeous card Mary. Love those flowers, beautifully colored!
    Thanks again for the amazing candy!
    Blessings Bernie

  5. gorgeous thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

  6. So pretty Mary! Love the colors and the pretty poinsettias. :o)

  7. What a pretty card, Mary! The flowers look gorgeous against the background paper. The Baker's Twine is the perfect touch!

  8. Such a bright and pretty card! Love the pop of the flowers against the dsp!

  9. Very nice card.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.




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