Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Your Best Ever

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog on this Tuesday. We have just had a senseless tragedy in the Boston area. It is being called a terrorist attack that took place at the Boston Marathon. Two bombs went off at the ending site of the race.

My prayers go out to the people who were directly affected. The police are being praised for the effective job they did in handling the crowd. There is a scripture from Numbers 6: 24-26 that I am dedicating to the people of Boston.
The Lord bless you

and keep you;

 the Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

 the Lord turn his face toward you

and give you peace.

My card for today is one that I did for the color challenge #422 on Splitcoaststampers.

I am the hostess this week and I chose the color trio of elegant eggplant, melon mambo and river rock.  I also wanted us to use text as the focal point of the card or as a sentiment to complement your image. 

For my card layout I used this week’s MFT Wednesday sketch #119.

The background panel is melon mambo designer paper from the Stampin-Up collection “sunshine and sprinkles”.

On the elegant eggplant rectangle layer I used a Stampin-Up border and edge punch.  There is a bit of a learning curve with these punches.
I had to watch a video online to get it figured out. The instructions that Stampin-Up sent with the corner punch don't work the way they said it should. A die would be much easier. Hmm -I think MFT makes one.

Layered river rock designer paper over that panel. Used a Spellbinders oval and stamped my sentiment . The sentiment is from MFT.

TO complete my card I used a chevron cut from elegant eggplant and added some melon mambo ribbon.

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

I am also entering:
1.  A Little Bit Crafty has an anything goes challenge.
2Card and Scrap wants us to use dies.
3.  Lady Anne has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Card Mania has a punches or die/cuts challenge. I used both on my card.
5My Craft Spot has an anything goes. 


  1. Very pretty Mary! What a great color-combo, and I LOVE that sentiment!!

  2. What a great color combo Mary! so bright and cheery!

  3. Hi Mary - I love the sentiment you have chosen for your card and the sketch and colours are amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Stamp Anything Goes Challenge - I hope you might join us on the new Challenge that Lady Anne is running, there is a sketch to follow this month. http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/14/post/2013/03/our-first-challenge.htm.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx
    DT Member - Lady Anne's Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

  4. Oh so very pretty! Love those colors together! Fantastic card.

  5. Åhhh så lækkert ♥

    1000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring.

  6. This is a great card! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

  7. Beautiful card and GREAT colors:)
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    DT Member
    Sherrie K

  8. Positively gorgeous, Mary! You rocked these lovely challenge colors. I really like what you did with the sketch, too.

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!

  10. So very pretty love those colors Mary ;)

  11. Love all the layers you have created which gives the card depth. Great choice in colours too. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  12. Lovely card! Really beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Hugs, Mila

  13. Great card! Such a fabulous sentiment too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  14. Beautiful card! I love the colors!
    We have been watching the news updates with such sadness, but also impressed with how many people stepped forward to help.

  15. Så fint et kort. Tak for at du er med i udfordringen hos Card and scrap.
    DT Sanne



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