Saturday, October 8, 2011

Just Be You

Happy Saturday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had another beautiful fall day here in Pittsburgh. I am still not feeling up to par but I believe my cold is on the downside now. I mean how many days can you be sick with a cold-really now!!

Looking forward to tomorrow and getting out of the house for awhile. My grandsons will be playing little league football in the afternoon. It's supposed to be sunny and 80 degrees. That's perfect for an afternoon outing.

Well onto my card for today. This is another one that I made for the "hope you can cling to" challenges on Splitcoaststampers. They are running all month long and there are lots of prizes. So check it out and join in. Here is the link for the info.

This is also the card I made for Friday's free for all challenge. Jeanne was our hostess and she wanted us to make our own background.

For my background I used the hero arts stamp "raindrops and swirls". I embossed it then I sponged the background with pink pirouette and pretty in pink ink-for an embossed resist technique.

My sweet pink birds & sentiment are from the "one of a kind" set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I colored the birds with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The sentiment was stamped in chocolate chip ink and punched with the Martha Stewart tag punch.

To finish the card I used chocolate chip satin ribbon and layered pink satin on top of that. Tied my bow and that completed this card. I used chocolate chip as my neutral color because brown represents comfort.
That's it for this post my blogger friends. So until next time.........God bless

Some other challenges:

1.  Craft Your Days Away has a "tag it" challenge.
2.  Digi Designs Challenge blog has a "girly creations" challenge.
3.  My Sheri Crafts has a "think pink" challenge in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
4.  Fairy Fun Fridays is having a  sugar, spice and everything nice "girly challenge".


  1. Such a pretty pretty card! Love this image! Hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. Lovely card Mary. That is one of my favorite images. The soft pink looks lovely. :o)

  3. What a fab card, I love this, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

  4. This is such a lovely card! Wonderful colors you used with the precious image too. Just great.

  5. This is so lovely! Love your "window frame" card as well. Glad you are beginning to feel better. Take care you don't want a relapse.
    Blessings Bernie

  6. What beautiful colors and sweet birds, Mary! This card is just darling. I'm glad you are on the upswing now and starting to feel better. Here's hoping you'll be completely back to normal soon!

  7. Oh, that background!! So pretty! Beautiful card! Be sure not to over do it as you get back in your routine!!

  8. I love the colors you selected, Mary! This is a yummy shade of pink! The background you stamped is so pretty...and the birds are just too sweet!

  9. Pink and black make such an elegant card! Beautiful background and birds!

  10. Very sweet and cute.
    Good to hear you are starting to feel a little better.

  11. Wonderful card with a very sweet image...thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays for our 'Sugar 'n' Spice and Everything Nice' challenge....hope to see you next challenge again!
    xxx Margreet

  12. Oh this is beautifully clean cut and colored to perfection. thanks so much for sharing this at FFF this week! Good luck.

  13. This is beautiful! Truly love this sweet and delicate card.

  14. This is such a beautiful card, Mary....I love the sweet bird image and what soft pretty every little detail!!!!

  15. Simply adorable! Great image! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice challenge! Good Luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

  16. Very pretty! Lovely image and coloring! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!



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