Friday, April 19, 2013

Take Time

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Spring has finally come to the Pittsburgh area.

We have had a beautiful week of sunshine and warmers temps. Baseball season is in full swing now with my grandsons. In fact, we went to watch Aidin play yesterday. It was a double header but they lost both games.

I have flowers blooming in our gardens. And, I was able to cut some hyacinths and bring them indoors. The fragrance they give off is so lovely.

Looking at them in the vase reminded me of this Great Impressions Stamp -"jars of flowers" F262.

Friday is my day on the Great Impressions Stamps Blog to post as part of my design team duties. So I decided to create my card using this image. Love it when I get inspiration from what I see around me.

I stamped and then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I cut the image with a Spellbinders oval die.

The background paper is from the fab Echo Park collection "sweet girl". We are now carrying it in the online store. If you like bright colors as I do, this collection is definitely for you.

My card sentiment is the Great Impressions Stamp - "little pleasures" C402.


The layout is an older De-constructed Sketch #83. On the scalloped bottom layer I used Spellbinders classic triple scallop dies.  Cut this layer in melon mambo. I added some daffodil delight seam binding to complete my card.

Well that's it for me for today. So until next time.........God bless.

1.  Paper Crafting Journey wants us to use a sentiment.
2.  Bloggers Challenge is "in bloom".
3Card Makin' Mama's has an all about ribbon challenge.


  1. What a lovely, colorful creation Mary!

  2. This is beautiful, I love the bright colors and the gorgeous image. It works so well with this layout. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

  3. Such a pretty card Mary. Love how the hot pink pops.

  4. So bright and spring-y! Love those colors and your card is so lovely Mary.

  5. Very pretty Mary, with the pretty spring colors and sweet image ;)

  6. This is SO cheery and spring-y, Mary! Such a lovely design and great color choices :)

  7. Beautiful card, Mary! The colors are so pretty and I love your flowers! I bet your home smells wonderful! Hyacinths are my favorites!!


  8. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  9. What a pretty card! Love the beautiful bow! Thank you for joining CMM Challenge! Lilia DT



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