Friday, September 7, 2012

Friendship Grows

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time  to visit  the Charmed Life blog. This week flew by so quickly-don't you think? Holiday weeks are always like that for me.

We are still having hot, humid weather and my air conditioner is running 24-7. But we are in for a drastic change come Saturday - rain and cooler temps. We are having our annual block picnic this Saturday so I hope its not a rain-out.

Well onto my card for today. This one I have also posted on the Great Impressions blog as well. As part of the design team, Fridays are my day to publish on that blog.

I am happy with how this card turned out. I first chose my designer paper from the Stampin-Up "everyday enchantment" collection. I paired it with poppy parade and soft suede cardstock.

My image is from Great Impressions Stamps - Queen Ann's Lace(#H186). I stamped it in soft suede ink.I think this stamps is so pretty and I love all you can do with it.  I layered this panel in poppy parade and then sponged some poppy parade ink. Added some pearls and butterflies.

My sentiment is from the stamp "friendship grows" G184. I just inked up the sentiment from this stamp.

On the first rectangle layer, I used the Sizzix embossing folder "kassie's brocade" and soft suede cardstock. I wanted to use more designer paper but it just seemed to busy.

The layout for my card came from this week's sketch #401 on Splitcoaststampers. 

That's my card for today. So until next time God bless..........

A few other challenges:
1.  Divas by Design has a friendship challenge.
2.  Simon Says Stamp has a put a stamp on it challenge.
3.  Word Art Wednesday wants us to use scripture or an encouraging sentiment.
4.  Southern Girls has a "it's all about the flora" challenge.


  1. Very pretty card. Love your color combo.

  2. Beautiful card Mary! The butterflies were just the right touch too!

  3. Wonderful sketch for this beautiful Queen Anne's Lace image. Such a pretty card in lovely colors.

    I think we are in for a cool down in the temps, too. Sure hate to see summer fading.

  4. Hi Mary! You did an amazing job with the sketch, and your card is really cute with all those sweet layers and the darling sentiment. THanks for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's wonderful that you were able to play along with us, and I hope you will join us again. I look forward to seeing more of your lovely art.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Amazing card Mary! Love the color combo, the Queen Anne's lace and butterflies, all go perfectly with your BG papers. Love that sentiments as well.

  6. This is a really sweet card. I love the sentiment.

    Thanks for sharing with us this week @ Word Art Wednesday!

  7. Wow, love this card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us on WAW.
    Have a blessed weekend.


  8. Beautiful Mary, I love the dp with the solid colored image. The red really shows it off well ;)

  9. lovely card Mary, the colours work so well together. thanks for sharing this in our florals challenge at Southern Girls XOX Tania

  10. Oh, this is so very pretty, Mary! I love that olive green and pretty bright red together!! I can relate to the heat and humidity you've been having. Us, too. I can't believe how much we've been running the a/c! Sounds like this week will be better--we'll see!! I hope you had a fabulous summer!!

  11. Beautiful card!! I love that sentiment and great color combo!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  12. Love the colors on this and the image is beautiful! The butterflies are the perfect embellishment!

  13. Hi mary,
    This looks beautiful. Such a gorgeous, elegant design & a lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx



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