Friday, February 1, 2013

Said The Butterfly

Happy February 1 and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I have had 2 great days catching up with friends over dinner then lunch. I get together with five women that I worked with for 30 years several times a year for dinner. We did that Wednesday night at a local restaurant.

Then Thursday I went to lunch with a few other church friends at a local tea house-Bellas House of Tea. We see each other every Sunday but don't necessarily get to talk after church.

It was my first visit to the tea house and I just loved the Victorian style decorations. She had lots of antiques, several gorgeous wood mantles and her dishes and tea cups were so beautiful.

It would be a lovely place for a bridal shower or a women's luncheon. She mentioned that she does a lot of them. And, the lunch was delicious as well.

Now onto my card for today. This one I posted on the Great Impressions Blog since it's Friday and my day as design team member.

My sentiment is from the Great Impressions Stamp - "said the butterfly E149". Used a Spellbinders rectangle die and sponged with pool party ink while it was still in the die.

My layout is from this week's sketch #421 on Splitcoaststampers.

Used the Spellbinders matting basics A & B dies to cut my pool party background and the "autumn spice" designer paper. I love the vintage look of this paper.

I used more pool party designer paper & card stock for the long rectangle layer.

The pennant flags are cut from soft suede card stock and designer paper. I added some cotton lace over this layer.

Punched some butterflies in soft suede and added a few pearls to complete my card. well, that's it for me for today. So until next time.........God bless.

Some other challenges:
1.  It's All About Vintage has a lace and pearls challenge.
2.  Moving Along With The Times has a punch it out challenge.
3.  Paper Crafting Journey has a "for a girl" challenge.
4Lady Anne's challenge is anything goes.


  1. Hi Mary! Your cards is just gorgeous, I really love that sentiment.
    Hope you have been doing well.

  2. Lovely card! I like the bit of lace especially. So nice to have get togethers with former co-workers. You spend so much of your life with these people, they are like family.

  3. Beautiful sentiment and just love this card! So pretty with that strip of lace added.

  4. Beautiful card, Mary! You did an awesome job choosing colors and patterns, and that touch of lace is a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Wonderful card Mary. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ Challenge this week.

  6. Wow, Mary! This is beautiful! I absolutely LOVE this saying! This card is one of my favorites of yours for sure!

  7. oh my-darling---and I used the same sketch for my card for the monthly challenge LOL!

  8. What a pretty card!

    Thanks for joining us at Lady Annes and I hope we see you again soon!


  9. Very pretty Mary. Love the papers, the quote. The lace strip is beautiful.

  10. Ah this is lovely, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

  11. Your card is beautiful, I love that sentiment which is so true. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  12. Such a lovely card and uplifting sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at It's all about the Vintage "lace & pearls" challenge. Wishes, Suzanne x

  13. Awesome entry in the Paper Crafting Journey "For A Girl" Challenge! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  14. Very inspiring card - love the sketch and the color combination is so perfect. Thanks so very much for joining us at the Lady Anne Challenge this time!!

  15. you have made a fabulous card;) I like it very much.
    thank you for joining it´s all about the vintage and vintage challence..

  16. Beautiful card. thank you for joining It´s all about the vintage and beauty.
    GDT Sanne

  17. Oh, I would love to go to a tea house! Sounds like so much fun!

    Your card is so pretty! I love the lace wrapped around the paper!



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