Monday, June 25, 2012

My Friend

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It was a busy weekend and then my week started off with my grandsons on a sleepover. One of them is going to a basketball camp on this side of town. It was easier to have them here rather than my driving back and forth 6 times,

We had a fun night playing our favorite card game "war" and our favorite guess who game. They just love doing the same things every time they come. This morning we took Aidin to the camp and then Ethan went swimming in my neighbor's pool. I thought it was a bit chilly at 74 degrees to swim, but it was sunny and he loved it.

Around 4:00 we drove back to the boys home and then took Ethan to his little league game. They won and he hit a home run. It was an over the fence home run. We were so proud and excited for him.

So onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers.
Julia is our hostess and she wanted us to use pool party, island indigo and white as our colors.

For my card I used the poppy image from the new set by Mark’s Finest Papers “welcome poppies”.
I heat embossed the image on island indigo cardstock with white embossing powder.  I used pool party as my card base.

Added some white satin ribbon and island indigo ruffled ribbon and my bow has a pool party button in the center.

The sentiment is from another Mark’s Finest Papers set – “dogwood blossoms”. I completed my card with pearls and a butterfly punched with pool party cardstock.

My layout is a copy from this card that I made last week. Well, its late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. So until next time........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1Lollipop Crafts has a "flowers in bloom" challenge.
2.  Made Especially For You blog has a heat embossing challenge.
3.  Let's Ink It Up has a "favorite embellishment" challenge. I love my ribbon.


  1. WOW!! This is gorgeous, Mary!!!! I just love the white embossing on the dark blue and what a pretty ribbon treatment!!!! Sounds like you have been a busy Grandma...I have had 2-4 grands here for over a week and we have another week to go!!! I hate to think how quiet the house will be when they go home!!

  2. Sounds like you have been quite busy!
    That image is so striking in white against the indigo background! Gorgeous card!

  3. Gorgeous card Mary. Love the white embossing on the pretty blue. So elegant!

  4. love the clean and elegant look of this card! thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!

  5. Wow, I adore the simplicity of your creation, beautiful stamping. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck with the draw. Hugz Suzanne

  6. Such an elegant card! I can see why your grandsons love to visit you. Sounds like and your husband create a wonderful experience for them.

  7. Simple and lovely - beautiful stamp. Great colours. Thanks for entering it at the Lets Ink It Up embellies challenge this month!

  8. Beautiful card. Love the embossing and colors you used.
    Thanks for joining us over at MEFY.


  9. Such a beautiful card. I love your colors and your embossing is AMAZING! Thanks for joining us over at Made Especially for You. : )


  10. Mary, this is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful blend of these colors and the white on indigo blue embossing is so very striking! Lovely card!

  11. What a pretty card! The white really pops!

  12. Just beautiful, I love how the impact of the white flower against the blue. Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You.

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  14. The white embossed image is just beautiful against this blue Mary!

  15. Very sweet card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  16. Wow, simple yet very elegant. Look at the color and the style. Very beautiful card you got there. Thanks for sharing this one.
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