Friday, February 3, 2012

Sending Sweet Thoughts

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well today is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today. So 6 more weeks of winter. Well Phi,l we haven't had much of a winter here in Pittsburgh to this point. So 6 more weeks of this would be okay (lol).

We had a young couple that we mentor -Kendra & Aaron over for dinner last night. It was such a relaxed evening with lots of good conversation. I made a Chicken & Spinach pasta dish that I found on Pinterest. It was good and my husband definitely wants me to make this again.

I had some leftovers tonight and it was even better than last night. If you decide to make this watch the onions closely. If you leave them in the oven for 15 minutes, they will carmelize.

On another note, a couple of weeks ago I was a winner on Ann Schach's blog - The Stampin' Schach. She sent me 50 sheets of Stampin-Up designer paper. I love Stampin-Up's paper because it's a perfect match for their cardstock and ribbons.  So thanks again Ann.

My card for today is one that I made for the Ways to use it challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Toni was our hostess and she wanted us to make a card in honor of the movie "groundhog day".  Repetition was the theme of that movie and our theme for today. She wanted us to use our image multiple times.

For my card I chose to repeat the sentiment. It's from the Stampin-Up set "wandering words". My tiger lily image was colored to look like a day lily with a Stampin-Up melon mambo marker. For the leaves, I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

My card colors are from this weeks color throwdown #177

My card layout is the Wednesday sketch challenge #370 from Splitcoaststampers.  I just used the sketch and did not make a fancy fold or a card pocket.

I used a Cheery Lynn Doily die for one of the rectangle layers. I cut it in melon mambo cardstock. For the scalloped layer I used a Martha Stewart border punch and layered ribbons over that.

To complete my card I added some pearls in the upper corner. I have been making cards for my sister-in-law Diane who is battling lung cancer. If you want to pray for her,  it would be appreciated.

Well it's late and time to dime the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Moving Along with the Times has a heart challenge.
2The Outlawz "twisted Thursday" is a valentine's/love challenge
3Creative Belli has a hearts/valentines challenge. Nothing new on my card. Everything is from my stash and at least 6 months old.


  1. Hi Mary,
    Wow, this is so pretty. Love the gorgeous flower and all those little hearts.

  2. Hi, this is super and one of my favorite flowers, Lovely. Thanks for playing on MAWTT with our Have a Heart Challenge this week, Hazelxox

  3. What a stunning card, Mary! Gorgeous flower and I love the way you used the sentiment under those beautiful borders. Our groundhogs probably saw their shadow here yesterday too. It was sunny and in the 60's.

  4. Great card; thanks for sharing. The pasta dish sounds great too. Jo4Him

  5. Beautiful card, Mary! The black just "pops" off the page! And I am so glad you like your paper! I know you will put it to excellent use creating more of your wonderful cards!

  6. wow what a gorgeous lily... beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Have a Heart challenge
    Lisa x

  7. Beautiful card! I just love that image and with the colors, it really is the star of the card! Congrats on your paper win!

  8. Gorgeous!! Love this one Mary and your coloring is fantastic.

  9. Beautiful elegant card. Great take on the theme.
    Thanks for 'Having a Heart' for MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  10. WOW this is stunning and ever so elegant!
    Blessings Bernie

  11. Very pretty design! Love the pink doily! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

  12. This is gorgeous! I love the lily and the pink doily. So glad you joined us at the Creative Belli Challenge!

  13. wow! this is so fabulous! love the image and the colours!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  14. What a great card! I love the colors and your interpretation of the sketch. Just fabulous!



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