Friday, May 31, 2013

A Day Just For Friends

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's summertime and the livin' is easy. We are having some hot and humid weather here in Pittsburgh. Just perfect for giving the flower and vegetable gardens the jump start they need to move from spring to summer.
My hubby has been so busy planting and replanting his gardens. I just love how our yard looks. He works so hard to get it just right. I am so impressed when I ask the name of a plant that he knows every one of them. I need to take some photos and put them on the blog. That sounds like a good project for this weekend.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my Friday post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog. I just love this bike image. It reminds me of a trip to the nursery and returning with some wonderful finds.
The image is from the Great Impressions Stamps "bicycle with flowers" - G481.
I stamped the image in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with melon mambo, bashful blue and lucky limeade inks and a blender pen. I cut it out and layered over a panel of melon mambo cardstock.
The sentiment is a new Great Impressions Stamps "for friends" B233. The designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "cheerful treat" collection.   I am slowly using up all this retired paper.
My layout is this week's Sweet Sunday sketch #185.

I completed the card using a Martha Stewart daisy edge punch and added a bow with a brad center.
Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time.........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog wants us to use word "friend" in our sentiment.
2.  Crafty Ribbons has an anything goes with ribbon.
3.  Creative Belli wants us to use flowers. Used retired SU paper.
4.  Inkspirational has an anything goes challenge.
5.  Deep Ocean Challenge wants us to use ribbon or lace.
6.  Card Makin Mamas wants us to use rubber stamps.


  1. It's lovely Mary! What pretty papers, and you did a beautiful job on that neat, bike image!

  2. Your card is a perfect friendship creation, Mary. I like what you said about your bike with the lovely flowers. It does remind one of going to the nursery. I would love to see photos of your yard and plants. I'm sure it is beautiful.

  3. Such a sweet card, Mary! LOVE the fabulous image and the gorgeous coloring! The bow is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

  4. super sweet, lovely take on the challenge! thanks for joining us at Aud!

  5. What a gorgeous card Mary, so summery and fresh! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational! Ruth x

  6. This is so pretty! I love your coloring on the image!! Cheerful treat...I found some of that in my cleaning spree too!

  7. Very pretty. Great little image with wonderful coloring!

  8. Mary, this card is darling! I love that bicycle image and how you colored it so nicely. The color combo you used is just so fresh!!!

  9. Hi Mary! Beautiful card and I love how you tied the bow. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  10. What a pretty card Mary. Love that bicycle image with the flowers. The papers are lovely... also like the puched border in the middle.

  11. This is just so pretty and summery! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

  12. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Helen xx

  13. such a pretty card- thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas. x



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