Thursday, February 28, 2013


Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today was more family time for us. My mother-in-law had us over for dinner to celebrate my brother-in-laws birthday. It was a yummy rigatoni-salad-salt sticks and chocolate cake dinner. The family loves Mom's pasta sauce. So we werent surprised when he picked that meal for his birthday dinner.

We gave Gary a couple of pounds of Starbucks French roast coffee and one of my handmade birthday cards. He is always so complimentary of my cards and he told me he keeps them all. That was a nice compliment.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made as a sample part of the design team. Charlene made her debut as a hostess and she chose the colors of more mustard, old olive and midnight muse.

These colors would probably make a great masculine card, but I decided to make a card with a flower. I am going to send this to a friend who just had her first grandchild.

My flower image is from the Verve set – “great friend”. Stamped image in midnight muse on more mustard cardstock and fussy cut the flower.

I popped up each layer for dimension and sponged the edges of the flower. The center is a resin button in midnight muse from Stampin-Up.

Layered the flower on an MFT doily die cut in midnight muse. Added some greenery cut from a Cheery Lynn Design die and a flag sentiment cut from a Spellbinders die.

Two of the background panels are “comfort cafĂ©” designer paper and on the other 2, I used the honeycomb embossing folder from Stampin-Up . Layout is this week’s deconstructed sketch #90. 

Well that's it for me for another day. Time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.........God Bless.

Other Challenges:
1.  Crafts and Me has a die cut/punches challenge.
2.  Crafty Creations Challenge wants us to case ourselves. I cased this card of mine.
3.  Divas By Design has an anything goes.
4.  Simon Say Stamp has an anythinggoes.


  1. That sounds like a fabulous birthday meal your brother-in-law had! This card is so beautiful, Mary. I am totally in love with that lovely layered flower every time you use it. :-)

  2. Great colors and such a pleasing design, Mary! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  3. Great job with the sketch Mary! I love the flower with the sponging - very pretty!

  4. I just love the way you used the colors this week. The flower is perfectly showcased with the die! Have a great weekend , it is going to be very cold here so I will be hibernating in my craft room for sure!

  5. Awesome card Mary!! Love the flower and the pretty color combo. I really like the four squares alternating the texture and print ;)

  6. Great card! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

  7. Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Crafty Creations!!!

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

  9. You did a wonderful job with the colors and I love the blue shading on the flower! Terrific idea!



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