Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Protector, Teacher and Friend

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was such a beautiful day here again. Warm temps and sunny all day makes me think that its late spring instead of still winter time (lol)!! Well, I am enjoying it that's all I can say.

I am in the process of gathering up all last year's records to get our income taxes done. I am glad it's just once a year cause it takes time from my crafting. But Uncle Sam wants the info filed, and hopefully we don't owe anything. So this post will be quick.

This is my card for today. I made this one for the sketch challenge #376 on Splitcoaststampers. Korin was our hostess and she provided us with a great card layout.

My card is using Stampin-U'ps pear pizzazz and rose red cardstock.The designer paper from Stampin-Up's "spring vintage" collection.

The doily is My Favorite Things "dizzy doily" die cut in rose red. I added pearls to this piece.

The sentiment on my smallest panel is from a new set being released next week from Marks Finest Papers "Mother's Magnolias". I am going to use this as a Mother's Day card and stamp "happy mother's day" on the inside.

To complete my card I added some Stampin-Up pleated satin ribbon in pear pizzazz. Punched a few butterflies and that's my card.

Well time to get to the tax stuff. So until next time........God bless.

Took this photo today. It's our first blooms of spring- some crocus.  I love how colorful yet delicate they look.

Some other challenges:

1.  Little Darlings Challenge wants us to use the colors of spring.
2. My Mum's Craft Shop has a Mum's the word challenge. This is a mother's day card and the sentiment will be stamped on the inside.
3.  Simon Says Stamp has a "bit of green" challenge.
4.  Whimsical Wednesday also has a going green challenge.
5.  Paper Take Weekly Challenge is "for the girls or Mum".


  1. A lovely use for your die cut. Ah, Spring in bloom! TFS.

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the doily and those little pearls are perfect!

  3. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Such an awesome card with the pretty DPs, lace, and doily.

  5. You did an awesome job with the sketch, Mary...I love how you used the doily and the little butterflies are the perfect finishing touch!!!

  6. That sentiment is lovely, and I really like the die cute shape behind it. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays. Hope to see you back again soon :)


  7. This is so pretty! I love the color combo and the way you did the ribbon! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  8. This is fabulous. Love the circle die. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  9. Mary, I left you a little something on my blog! Be sure to stop by and visit!

  10. Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Love those papers and that great sentiment! Isn't this weather just the best?! I love it and hope it stays warm since so many trees and flowers are blooming like crazy! Have fun doing your taxes! :-)

  11. What a beautiful card Mary I love the colour combo this is so lovely Hugs Elaine

  12. Thanks for joining in at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

  13. Such a beautiful card Mary, I love the color combo and the sentiment. Hope all went well with the tax guys.
    Hugs & Blessings



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