Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Spring

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well winter has reared its snowy and blustery head. We have had about 5 inches of snow today and its only 18 degrees.

One of those days that you stay in front of a cozy fire. That's what I did. Well this evening anyway. We went out to dinner to celebrate Valentine's day. We usually go earlier because the restaurants are jammed on the 14th.
The roads were a bit slick but we have an SUV so we maneuvered ok. The restaurants were crowded. You wouldn't know that we are in the middle of a winter storm warning.

When we came back home we got on the Ipad and had a video call with Phoenix Daisy. Apple uses technology they call facetime. The quality of the call is fantastic. We watched her crawl around and she gives us kisses. Well she kisses their Ipad (lol). I miss her and plan on going out the end of March for a visit. It wont come soon enough.

So onto my card for today. There is some challenges going on over on Splitcoaststampers for their Spring virtual stamping nights. I have joined in on 3 of them so far. This challenge we were to use a flourish on our card.

Kelly was our hostess and she titled the challenge the "twists and turns of spring".  I used a Cheery Lynn flourish die and cut my flourish. For my background I cut squares of Stampin-Up's "blueberry crisp" designer paper.

This particular paper I won on Ann Schach's blog. I love the pattern on this and I thought it would work perfectly for my inchies card.

I pulled a ribbon flower from my stash, added some pearls and a butterfly.

I didn't have a bigger sentiment stamp for happy spring but I found this one in my stamps. . It was attached to a chick so I stamped it and cut it out and laid it on my square. After I finished this card I remembered some new stamps that had this very sentiment on it

That's my card for this challenge. Well its late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. Church in the morning and then I will be back in the afternoon to post another card.

So until next time ............God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Sweet Stampin' has a clean and simple challenge.
2.  Bloggers Challenge is "in bloom". Lisa left it to our interpretation.


  1. Mary, your card is gorgeous! This paper worked perfectly for your inchies. The pearls really set off the flourish! Great job!

  2. i love the quilt pattern you created with the flourish and the bloom is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

  3. Beautiful, Mary! Love the quilt blocks and lovely flourish!

  4. Love all of the blue on this and your flourish goes so well with the paper! The ribbon flower is so pretty!
    LOL at your sentiment! That sounds like something I would do! Stay nice and warm!!

  5. How pretty! Wonderful design and use of color! Love to poppped up blossom! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  6. Love this card, Mary!!! Really like the background cut into a grid and the embellishments you used with the flourish. Pretty colors, too. Isn't video calling wonderful? I Skype with my best friend who had to move across the state for work a year ago. I think we see more of each other now than ever.

  7. Lovely card. I really did mean to do some cards for the VSN but I'm not very good with flowery and spring like cards!!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Susan x

  8. Such a gorgeous card!!! I love the papers you were luck enough to win, and love the pretty flourish too. We gave the folks an Ipad for Christmas and she was just telling me about Facetime- how fun is that!

  9. Wow Mary this is stunning! I love the colors, the papers and the flourish!
    I'm so glad I've completed my stamp catalog, don't need to rely on my dreadful memory anymore. I always forgot the sentiments which are part of sets. It was a lot of work but so well worth the effort.
    Hugs & Blessings

  10. Pretty card, love the colours. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week and we look forward to seeing you again soon, Wedgie xxx

  11. This is so pretty. I love the paper, reminds me of a chine pattern.



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