Thursday, July 5, 2012

Birthday Blessings

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life blog. Hope all of you had a relaxing day yesterday. We celebrated American Independence day here in the USA.

We went to a friends home for a cookout and then went to watch a fireworks display at night. It was a great day to celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy here in our land.

The card I am showing today is one that I made for the sketch challenge #392 on Splitcoaststampers.  Korin was our hostess and she gave us a great layout to work into a card.

For my card background and the rectangle layer, I used designer paper from Stampin-Up's's "attic boutique" collection. I cut my doily in poppy parade with a die from Cheery Lynn Designs..

My image is from the Our Daily Bread Designs set "bird and butterfly labels". It coordinates with Spellbinders labels 18 and that's what I cut it with in soft suede.

The sentiment is computer generated. That's it for me today. I am all set to enjoy another fabulous summer day. So until next time........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  ODBD shining the light challenge #114 is anything goes using an ODBD stamp.
2.  WordArt Wednesday-either use their word art or use your own encouraging or       uplifting sentiment
3.  Cupcake Craftroom has a July challenge of lots of layers.
4.  Shopping Our Stash wants us to use 3 of items from their list. I used 2 die-cuts and a doily.


  1. Another beautiful card, Mary! Love the soft pretty patterns on the paper and the gorgeous doily behind the beautiful image!

  2. Hi there, Mary! I love your card, and the sentiment is so perfect. I also have that doily die-cut from Cheery Lynn Designs, and I just LOVE it. You did an amazing job, and we're SO blessed to have you joining us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hope you have a wonderful week and that you will continue to share your art with us each week. It's SUCH a treat to have you with us!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Love what you did with the sketch, Mary! Very pretty card showcasing a small stamped image.

  4. Hi Mary! Love this pretty card. The big doily is just gorgeous in that color and love the way you framed out the image. So pretty......and thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash too!

  5. What a beautiful card! LOVE the amazing colors! And the red doily is wonderful! :)

  6. Your card is BEAUTIFUL Mary! I love the red doily. Thank you for sharing it at Word Art Wednesday. ;)

  7. Gorgeous card Mary! Love the big red doily and that background DP is perfection!

  8. Oh, so pretty Mary. Love the darling image with the bird, the touch of red with the doily... great take on the sketch!

  9. What a beautiful summery card!! I just love the red and yellow with the pop of red bird. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
    hugs and blessings,

  10. lovely card with great colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  11. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this month at the Cupcake Craftroom.

  12. Very pretty! I love the DP, doily, and the beautiful frames together!



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