Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Language of Friendship

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Hope you all had a nice, relaxing week-end. Ours was just that.

Today is my day to spend with my grandsons. Two of them went back to school today and Austin (oldest) goes tomorrow. I traveled over to their house early and then Austin & I enjoyed a lunch together.

He is napping now, I guess the lunch wore him out (lol),  and I am waiting for the other 2 to come home on the bus. It always fun to listen to their first day stories.

My card for today is one that I created for the color challenge #391 on Splitcoaststampers. Julia is our hostess and she chose 2 neutral colors and one of the newest in-colors. She also wanted us to make our own patterned paper.

I had some difficulty at first getting my card together. But, once I figured out my stamp sets and the layering of colors it was a breeze putting the card together.

I made by background with the Stampin-Up - “parlor prints” stamp in gumball green.

My image is actually 2 Stampin-Up sets. The leaf flourish is from Stampin-Up’s -”wings of friendship” set stamped in gumball green.

The bird and sentiment are from the “language of friendship” set. I stamped the bird on chocolate chip designer paper and then used the Stampin-Up bird punch to punch it out.

The sentiment is stamped in basic gray ink. Used a Stampin-Up edge punch on this layer and some brown rick rack.

I punched a daisy in basic gray designer paper and added a green brad center. That completed my card. The layout is an old MojoMonday #159 sketch.

Well that's it for me today. Time for the boys to come home from school. So until next time......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  Tuesday Alchemy has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Stamp and Create has an anything goes challenge.
3 The Pink Elephant has a patterned paper challenge. I used dp for my bird and flower.
4.  There's Magic in the Air has a "things with wings" challenge.




14 comments:

  1. Mary, this is so gorgeous! Love the way you stamped that background and the flourish under the bird! So beautiful and I love the Gumball green!
    Lynn

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  2. so pretty! thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

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  3. This is Sooo Beautiful!! I love the colors the soft look and the bird is a beautiful focal point on the flourish :)

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  4. Gorgeous card, Mary! When I saw these colors yesterday, I thought 'masculine card.' But you have created a lovely delicate card with so many pretty details. Just love it!

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  5. So beautiful, Mary! Love that punched bird paired with the fancy flourish branch!

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  6. Simply Marvelous Mary! I love how you sat the bird on the flourish. Must remember to try that myself.
    Hugs
    Bernie

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  7. A gorgeous card, I love the colors. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Cupcakes/There's Magic in the Air.

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  8. How pretty, Mary! I love the bird on the flourishy branch!

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  9. what a beautiful creation!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!
    hugs
    xMx

    you can visit
    http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    for my free digis!!

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  10. Beautiful card, has a lovely almost vintage kinda feel to it, I love the colours on there and that little bird is lovely! :)

    Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
    *hugs* Shell x

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  11. Beautiful card, Mary. I love bird cards. Your background looks fabulous and the card is a wonderful 'friendship' creation.

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  12. Very pretty! Love the colors and the DP for the background!

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  13. Love the way it looks! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

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  14. Adorable creation! It was wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy last week - And I hope to see you again :)

    I welcome you to join me for the Anything Goes challenge here:
    http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/09/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-1.html

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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