Friday, April 26, 2013

Warmth and Love

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I mentioned the other day we have a robin that built a nest on the underside of our deck. I was able to take a photo of the nest. See here.

Mama Robin in nest

enjoying sunshine on deck steps
Today, I was outside and I noticed her sitting in the nest. I got my camera and a step stool to take a photo. She allowed me to get fairly close to take a photo. I also was able to get a photo of her on the steps of the deck as well. Robins come every year and build a nest in the same spot.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly Friday post on The Great Impressions Stamps Blog.

I wanted to make a special card for my daughter-in-law here in Pittsburgh. I just watched a great video on how to use this Martha Stewart garden trellis punch. See video here. It is from Becca Feeken. I really liked her card so I used it as inspiration for mine as well.
This is a 6 x 6 square card. Don't usually make mine that big but the lattice layer ended up being a 5 1/2" square. I cut the lattice in lovely lilac card stock. My base color is early espresso and the layering color is pear pizzazz. I used GreenHouse Gala designer paper from Stampin-Up.

To finish up my card, I embossed the smaller pear pizzazz panel with the elegant lines folder from Stampin-Up. Added some pearls, lace and pear pizzazz seam binding.

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

I am also entering:
1.  DL.Art has a Mothers Day challenge.
2.  Paper Crafting Journey wants us to use a sentiment.
3.  Creative Belli has a spring challenge. Mother's Day is a springtime celebration and I used some retired designer paper.
4. Sisterhood of Crafters has an anything goes challenge.
5. Six Sisters Saturday Link Party- this is a great site.

6.  Poofy Cheeks   This is a fun new site I found. You can link up your fave post of the week. I had 2 posts about our Mama Robin.  


  1. Oh Mary your card is just lovely! That lace is gorgeous and your design is so, so pretty! Thanks for sharing photos of Momma Robin. We are on vacation but I'm sure when we return home this weekend we too will find a new nest w/momma in our viburnum tree ... they nest there each year also.
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Great photos of the robin! I enjoyed looking at the picture of the eggs too since I'd never seen one!
    Love this beautiful card Mary. I'll have to go check out that video now as I may even have that punch. SO beautiful!

  3. Beautiful card, wonderful use of colour and a fabulous sentiment, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our use a sentiment challenge. Karen P Paper Crafting Journey Design Team

    p.s. must see where you come from as I've never seen a robin that looks like that!

  4. Isn't it such fun to watch the bird's progress with their nest and litte families? Lovely card. I like the sentiment and all the delicate layers.

  5. Your lattice frame is simply stunning! Love the lavender and green color combo a lot and makes me anxious for my lilac buds to open on the bush behind the house!

  6. How pretty Mary, what a beautiful card! Love the color combo and that lattice is just perfect!

  7. Gorgeous Mary, love the purple lattice :) I love when you can get those cool nature photos!

  8. Love the lattice punch border!!!! Absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  9. This looks so pretty. Your pictures of the robin are great too!

    I have pinned the card and I've also shared it on Google+.

    Thanks so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party. Hope you can link up again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  10. Such and elegant and pretty card! I love the colors!

    So sad to hear about the robin's nest.



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