Friday, October 14, 2011


Happy Friday everyone and thanks for taking the tome to visit the charmed life blog. Well this morning completed my week with my grandsons. I got them up made breakfast and drove them to school. We had a good week together.
Now its time to get back to my routine. Although I loved the change and would never pass up the chance to spend time with my boys.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one for the "Hope you can cling to" challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Wendy was the hostess for the butterflies of hope challenge and she wanted us to make a card with butterflies.

Butterflies are a symbol of hope and renewal. One of my card colors is early espresso. I used it because brown represents comfort.

I also used blushing bride and pear pizzazz cardstock. My images are from Stampin-Up's "bliss" set.

On the blushing bride background I used the Stampin-Up tulip embossing folder.

I stamped the flourish image in early espresso on blushing bride designer paper. The butterflies are stamped in pear pizzazz and cut out.

I finished my card with early espresso ribbon and a ribbon flower center on my bow. My hope sentiment is computer generated.

That's it for this post so until next time..........God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Raise the Bar blog has a "pink is in" challenge. October is breast cancer awareness month.
2 Flutter By Wednesdays blog wants us to use scraps plus butterflies. I used a scrap of designer paper to stamp my image on.  I also used scraps to stamp the butterflies and cut them out.
3.  My Mum's craft shop blog wants to see cards that remind you of a song. My song is "fly away" by Mariah Carey.
4.  Tuesday Throwdown has a "think pink" challenge.


  1. what a beautiful card! love the noblesse of it!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Beautiful Mary! I love the pink/chocolate color combo, that flourish is beautiful, and your bow is amazing!

  3. Gorgeous card Mary! I just love that stamp in the Bliss set. So much you can do with it. Looks beautiful in brown!

  4. stunning card Mary very elegent thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  5. Love the pink and dk brown together and the butterflies in flight! Beautiful card!

  6. Really beautiful - stunning!
    Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge with MMCS

  7. Mary, I remember this beautiful card from SCS and am sure I commented on it. So glad you entered it with Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  8. Beautiful, Mary! I love the exquisite bow! Gorgeous color combination!

  9. Beautiful! Love the pink and dk brown combo and the way you set those gorgeous butterflies! That bow is to die for beautiful!
    Blessings Bernie

  10. Very pretty and elegant! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  11. Such an elegant creation!! Love your pinks and design!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

  12. Lovely, lovely card! I like the butterflies and bow a lot. They are perfect with that stamp. Thanks for playing in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  13. Mary this is just so stunning! Wonderful card featuring the promise of butterflies. Beautifully done - thank you for joining in on our pink challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT



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