Friday, October 7, 2011

You are Treasured

Happy Friday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was another beautiful fall day with lots of sunshine here in Pittsburgh.

I am still battling my cold and now my hubby has come down with something as well. We were supposed to go to Ethan's (youngest grandson) cross-country race today. But neither one of us felt well enough to go out.
He pretty much spent the day in bed. I slept in and just spent the day in my jammies. We are just lounging this evening and watching one of our fave TV shows- "Blue Bloods".

Well onto my card for today. This one I made for the "Hope you can cling to" challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. It's running for the month of October with a new challenge every day. There are prizes to be won so check it out.

This challenge was hosted by Bev Gerard and was titled "looking in on you".  We are to make a window card and use the color pink if we want to.
I decided to use a "window frame" to create my card. I made a card using this technique previously. Check it out here.

For this version and challenge I used pink and green. I made my folded frame with designer paper from Stampin-Up's "sweet pea" collection. I used the Spellbinders labels die #16as the frame layer. The butterflies on the inside are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

The sentiment is from the Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set - "your friendship".  On the pink background panel I used the cuttlebug folder "floral fantasy". I added some ribbon and a few pearls to complete this card.

It's time to close this until next time.......God bless!!

Some other challenges:
1.  The card makin' mama's blog wants to see some fancy folds. I think my window frame falls into that category.
2 Simply Create has an "older than 6 months" challenge. My designer paper, cuttlebug folder and Martha Stewart punch are all over a year old.
3The Dutch Dare Card Challenge blog also wants us to make a fancy fold. Again I think my window frame fold falls into that category.


  1. Mary, this is lovely - from the layout to the butterflies to the pink and green theme! Just gorgeous.

  2. Gorgeous! That window is fantastic and I love the colors! So many pretty things on this card!!

  3. Mary, that is such a wonderful fold on your card and the papers are just perfect for the SCS challenge.
    FYI, the ornament I used on my card you asked about was not a die..had to hand cut. But, it was easy to cut out so may not be any more time consuming than doing it with a die. Picked up that stamp JustRite stamp set out a local scrapbook store-17 stamps included.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. i love this gorgeous creation!

    very creative and excellent!

    thanx for your congratulations!

    i am so happy about the prize!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Mary: What a wonderful card. I just love your colors and your folding techniques! Glad you joined us for our "Older Than 6 Months" Challenge at Simply Create. PS: Congrats on your retirement! Grandchildren are GRAND and now you can truly enjoy them.

    Simply Create Design Team Member

  6. So pretty Mary - I've not tried this style card - love the colors you used and the sweet butterflies! Hope you and DH are feeling better - a day lounging around in the PJ's sounds wonderful!!

  7. Very clever card, Mary. Great way to showcase double sided paper.



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