Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It is pretty cold and snowy here in Pittsburgh but honestly I like having winter. We had our fireplace going last night and I was just really comfy. Now if I had to be ousidet for a long time maybe I wouldn't like it so much.

We had an excellent service at church this morning. The worship team was fabulous and our Pastor had a good message. A perfect start to my week, I tell ya.  We went to lunch afterwards with a young couple that we mentor.

This afternoon my hubby took a nap and I got my sample ready for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers this coming Tuesday. I also have a blog hop upcoming with Marks Finest Papers starting Tuesday. There is a chance to win some stamps so stop back on Tuesday.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one for the virtual stamping night on Splitcoaststampers. This was the 5:00 pm challenge hosted by Kelly. She wanted us to create a card with either a chicken or an egg or both.

I immediately thought of the Stampin-Up set- " a good egg" and my card was started from there. I had both the chicken and the egg. I decided to paper piece my eggs and went with the color scheme of wisteria wonder and pear pizzazz. I colored the chicks with prismacolor pencils.

The designer paper I used is from the Stampin-Up "sweet shop collection" and the in-color pattern pack.

I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and layered some white ribbon over that.

That's my card.

Well, its late now and time to dime the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Stampin Sisters in Christ have a challenge to create a happy card. I think my little chicks are happy.
2.  CES challenge wants us to uselots of layers - 3 or more. I like using layers on my cards.
3.  Moving Along With The Times has a cute critters challenge.


  1. This is so sweet and the happy chicks are really cute.

  2. This so so darn cute!!!!
    Hope you are keeping warm.
    Hugs & Blessings

  3. Great layout for these cute chicks!! Love the purple and polka dots, Mary!! What a fun card!!

  4. Hello Mary. How beautiful, lovely images, beautiful colours and design. I love the border, so sweet. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  5. Aww this is really cute Mary! the chicks are adorable and I love how you've paper-pieced - looks fab! Gorgeous papers and embellishments - it's a really sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Cute Critters Challenge and Good Luck!
    Sue xxx

  6. Such a sweet card, love those chicks, the colours are fab & all those layers!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. An adorable card! Love those little chicks.

  8. LOVE this adorable card...great colors! So glad you had a blessed w/e in spite of the c-c-cold! No snow here but lots of wind and temps in the teens at night. I enjoyed lots of stamping time as well and got blog posts done for the week since I'm going out of town a couple of days. Have a great Monday!

  9. what cute little chicks Mary! love the blue and punched edge! We were expecting snow on Sat - but none came! It was cold on Sunday but the sun was shiningbrightly!

  10. Oh TOO cute! Love the way you paper pieced those eggs too. Adorable card and yes, Easter will be here soon.

  11. So cute! Love the paper pieced eggshells! You did a wonderful job with the challenge and got a jump start on your Easter cards as well!

  12. Love this...cute!! Thanks for playing at CES...good luck xx Jenny xx

  13. Cute, fun card! Thanks for the smile! So glad you could join us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  14. Oh my gosh! These little paper pieced chicks are so cute! You have created an adorable card, Mary!

  15. Today is Valentine's Day and you are getting ready for Easter oh woe is me - I am already behind!! Very cute card.

  16. Totally adorable - love the fresh colours and the Lo is fab :o)
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  17. This is adorable, Mary! I've always loved those sweet Stampin' Up chicks. You've given them the cutest pastel eggs to pop out of. :)

    I hope you got my email last week. If it somehow didn't reach you, just let me know and I'll re-send it!

  18. This is fabulous Mary and it really made me smile! Thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, Karenx



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