Monday, October 17, 2011

Bliss Anniversary

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. The week is off to a good start. I was really energized after church on Sunday. I started my Monday morning with reading my bible. I just love reading the Psalms. Well all of the bible really. It holds the keys to life.

Just a small excerpt from Psalm 77.....what God is so great as our God. You are the God who performs miracles. You display your power among the peoples.

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The honors this week went to Dawn Olchefske. She is a talented stamper and offers great technique videos.

I chose her butterfly bliss card to recreate ala Mary Marsh style. I kept her layout and stamp set.

I changed the card colors to black and ivory and added a layer. My background striped paper is from lasting impressions "uptown pinstripe" collection.

The black lace is from May Arts. I just won a giveaway on their blog. They sent me 3 huge rolls of ribbon.

I used the fiskar's "upper crest" border punch and added another layer here.

I stamped my butterfly in Stampin-Up's "poppy parade". So I decided that I would add a bow in poppy parade as well. I used a black button and a rhinestone for the center.

My "bliss" sentiment was stamped and then embossed with white embossing powder. I then used the decorative label punch to punch it out.

Well that's it from me for another day. So until next time........

Some other challenges:
1.  Paper Playtime blog has a say it with a sentiment using buttons and bows.
2Simon Says Stamp and Show has a stripes challenge.
3.  The Outlawz has a greetings challenge.


  1. Mary, this is just breath taking beautiful! So very pretty with the pop of Poppy Parade and that bow. Gorgeous card.

  2. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous, Mary. The pin stripe is sooo pretty, as is the entire card.

  3. It looked simple but watching it longer, there's a lot to see...lovely!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  4. So pretty and elegant! The touches of red are a perfect touch!

  5. Lovely classy card, love the pop of colour. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  6. WOW GORGEOUS, Mary! Absolute bliss for sure! Beautiful card!

  7. LOVE the pinstripe paper and that ribbon is just so elegant! Beautiful card, Mary!

  8. I love the simplicity of white, black and red - one of my favorite combinations!! The stripes and flourishes look great with the lacy ribbon too!! Nice work! : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  9. Elegant!! Love the black on white and the white on black and the contrasting butterfuly and ribbon are stunning!
    Blessings Bernie



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