Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Hope your Easter celebration was a good one. We started ours with church in the morning. Our service was wonderful and our Pastor had a great message.

I had to leave quickly when service was over to get home to tend to my dinner. we had 10 people coming for dinner.
I did get up earlier to do some preps before church and also to get the ham ready for baking. I set the oven for delay start because my hubby bought a 20 lb ham and it was going to take 5 hours to heat it. So it needed to start by 11:00 am.

I made a cherry glaze for the ham which was a bit hit with my dinner guests. And we had extra to serve with the ham. Found the recipe in my Food Network Magazine.
I also had a hash brown potato casserole, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus with orange zest, carrots with a butter and brown sugar sauce, roasted butternut squash salad with a sherry vinaigrette dressing and a fruit salad with a cream cheese dip.

My dessert was simple with sugar cookies and 2 different gelatos-Belgium milk chocolate and Tahitian vanilla bean.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #420 on Splitcoaststampers. Peggy is our hostess and she chose quite a lovely trio of colors with red, so saffron and pool party. 

                                                                                                                                                                    The layout I used is last week’s sc429 from Splitcoaststampers. 

My background paper is from Graphic 45 “Eden Symphony”. I paired it with Bazzill maraschino card stock. The 2 panels on top of the designer paper are also maraschino card stocks and I used the Stampin-Up "fancy fan" embossing folder.

My flowers are from the Stampin-Up set “bloomin’ marvelous”. I stamped them in pool party, so saffron and fired brick inks and fussy cut them.

They are layered over a Spellbinders labels 18 die cut in so saffron. I stamped my sentiment in fired brick ink and added a butterfly to complete my card. The butterfly is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Well it's time to dim the lights in Charmed Life land for another day. So until next time......God bless.

I am also entering:
1. Fashionista Challenge is having a Mothers Day challenge.
2. Lexi's Creations wants us to use punches or dies.
3. Stamp and Create wants us to use at least 1 die cut.
4. Outlawz has a greetings card challenge.
5. The Paper Nest Dolls has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Such a pretty card, Mary! I love that frame.

  2. Thanks so much for entering the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. I always loved the colors red and blue together, so pretty! ~Kelly Walkelmol

  3. Such a fabulous card.... love the colours... thank you for joining us on The Paper Nest Dolls challenge.... xo

  4. Such a charming card, love the flowers!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations this challenge! Hugs Susan x

  5. Beautiful card! I love the flowers softening the edge of the frame and the dainty butterfly too!
    Your Easter dinner sounds wonderful!



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