Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mother's Day

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Today was one of those days that just seems to get away from you.
I had a friend stop over this afternoon to pick something up and we chatted for awhile. It was such a nice visit and a surprise one as well.
Then I decided I wanted to make a card for a couple of challenges. But I didn't finish it before it was time to go to Ethan's basketball game.

He is on the 5th grade team and they are in the playoffs now. He just loves it when we come and hubby was at work so I went alone. They won and it was such a fun game. Picked up some buffalo chicken pizza from a place on their side of town and headed for home.

Of course, I hadn't plan on getting caught in some road construction. The pizza aroma was wafting up my nostrils and I had a hard time not eating some. The construction only delayed me about 10 minutes. But, I already have a 45 minute drive from their house. I arrived safe with the pizza in hand. Do you believe that I dropped it coming up the steps from the garage (lol). No damage done though.

We ate and I finished my card and took my photos and now here I am ready to post on the blog.

I made a scalloped circle card. Something I don't do often but a couple of challenges caught my eye. First, Our Daily Bread Design #98 from last Saturday. I am just under the wire for this one. They wanted us to make a shaped card.

I wanted to use a stamp from ODBD that hadn't seen ink yet. It's from the garden collection -" bleeding heart". I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then cut it out. My sentiment is from another ODBD set - "Mother's Day".

My card base is Stampin-Up's melon mambo and was cut with a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die. The next layer is from Stampin-Up's razzlebery lemonade collection. I added some white and melon mambo ribbon and a scalloped edge cut with a Martha Stewart punch. Some pearls were added to complete my card.

Then the MojoMonday Blog #230 had a layout for a round card. I changed the sketch some so I hope it's still ok.

Because of my image I moved the horizontal sentiment panel to the top and put my image underneath that. I think it still looks like the designed layout.

Some other challenges:
1.  C.R.A.F.T.  blog has a Mother's Day challenge. This is my first Mother's Day card for this year.
2.  Crafty Ribbons has a celebrate your Mom challenge.
3Cute Card Thursday has a signs of spring challenge. the bleeding heart is an early spring bloomer.
4.  Dutch Dare Card Challenge has a tic tac toe. I chose bright colors, pearls, ribbon.

Well that's it for me today. So until next time God bless....................


  1. Oh Mary, what a pretty, bright and cheery coloured card, I love it in the round...and I love the bleeding heart, super job on cutting that baby out!!
    thanks for joining us at ODBD shining the light challenge...Hugs!

  2. WOW I don't stop by for a few days and look at all I've missed. This is absolutely stunning! Love you wolf and dogwood cards as well. I do hope Aidin is on the mend. Sinus infections seem to be making the rounds, those are no walk in the park. I'm surpirsed he was able to go to school before the meds started to work.
    Blessings Bernie

  3. A beautiful card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  4. What a delightful, happy mother's day card! Love the sweet circle shape and fun colors!

  5. Beautiful card, Mary! I love this DSP paired with the floral image! Mmmm...buffalo chicken pizza! I'm glad it wasn't harmed during the drop!

  6. Beautiful spring card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

  7. Just gorgeous! LOVE all that pink on this beautiful card!

  8. Love this pretty round card Mary - bleeding hearts are one of my favorite flowers - what wonderful fussy cutting you did on them! a lovely Mother's day card!

  9. Very pretty card. You have great willpower to resist pizza when sitting in road construction.

  10. This is just gorgeous Mary. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  11. Beautiful card Mary! Your coloring is fabulous!I used to always plant bleeding hearts in the border around the front of my house in TN. It was always in the shade and the flowers were always beautiful.

  12. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

  13. A gorgeous Mothers day card Mary.Thankyou for joing us at Crafty ribbons.
    Trish (-:

  14. What a beautiful card! Love how wonderfully you colored the image and the papers are so pretty too!
    Buffalo chicken pizza...yummy!!!

  15. what a great take on our tic tac toe challenge at Dutch dare, thanks for joining us good luck in our draw.
    hugs sandra dt

  16. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x



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