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.


  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  9. what a beautiful creation!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  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

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

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

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

  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:

    Lots of joy,



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