Saturday, February 16, 2013

Heartfelt Sympathy

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit  the Charmed Life Blog. Hope you had a great first day of the week-end. It was cold and snowing off and on here in Pittsburgh. We are expecting more overnight. So it was a perfect day to stay inside and do some crafting. Not that I need an excuse mind you.

Now as I am typing this post i received an email from Splitcoaststampers. I have been chosen as this weeks Featured Stamper. EEK!! What an honor. Jump over here to their site to get the scoop. Hope you can play along. It would be such an honor to me.

Back to this card. I made this for the Spring Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers. Our challenge was to make a sympathy card and use a butterfly or bird. I like to have a couple in my stash because you never know when one will be needed.

My card layout is from an older Just-Rite Stampers sketch. I eliminated the ribbon. The background designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "parisian breeze" collection.

Cut my flags with the MFT flagstax die in chocolate chip cardstock then I embossed them. Used the Stampin-Up "fancy fan" and a Sizzix "just my type" folders.

My sympathy sentiment is from Rubber Cottage. I cut it with the Spellbinders labels 4 die in chocolate chip and baja breeze cardstocks.

Well time to close this post. It's late and I have church in the morning. So until next time.......God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  A Gem of a Challenge wants us to use dies and punches.
2.  Allsorts Blog has a things with wings challenge.
3Hiding in my Craft Room has an embossing challenge.
4.  Daring CardMakers has a fly,fly butterfly challenge..


  1. Love this simple card. The embossed banners are lovely.

  2. Congrats Mary :) YOur card is very pretty with the serene color combo and simplicity!!

  3. Always difficult cards to make Mary, but I think you've done a perfect job with this one.

    Thank you so much sharing your inspiration with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Such an elegant sympathy card Mary. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Things with Wings challenge x

  5. Oh Mary, congrats on your SCS Featured Stamper honor - so well-deserved! You do such beautiful work, and this card is no exception. It's for a sad reason, but it's such a beautiful expression. Thanks so much for joining us at AGOAC this week!

  6. Congratulations Ms. Featured Stamper! I love your card in the blues and browns. Such a classy combination! Beautifully done!

  7. Congratulations! I love your card. Such a pretty color combo.

  8. Gorgeous card Mary!! I love the colors and the embossing is beautiful, I love how you choose 2 different embossing styles! I am now a follower, thank you for joining us at HIMCR!!

  9. Congratulations on being this week's Featured Stamper, Mary!! So well deserved! And I love this beautiful sympathy card. Those colors are lovely. :) Enjoy your time in the spotlight!

  10. Love this cards. What a creative idea to use the embossed pieces that way.

    Congrats, Mary.

  11. Beautifully elegant sympathy card. Love the embossing and colours.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge this week and good luck.

  13. This is beautiful creation Mary! I love the embossing and the colour combo is really fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us at Daring Cardmakers this week. Zuz. x

  14. Lovely card, Thanks for sharing with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

  15. This is lovely! Thank you for playing along at Hiding in My Craft Room!

  16. Beautiful color combination and such a soft and pretty card! I like to make these ahead of time too; it's not as easy to make them when I have to.



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