Friday, May 10, 2013

All About Men & Exciting News

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit The Charmed Life Blog. Another weekend is upon us and a special one at that.
We are celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday. Our plans are to take my Mother-in-Law along with my hubby's family out to dinner. It will be a special time for her and she will have her children with her which is something she loves. 

For today though, I am showing a Father's Day card. Friday is my day to post on the Great Impressions Blog as part of their design team.

My card is using the Great Impressions Stamp "all about men" - G266. I stamped it on my pennant flag and on the image panel. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.  This stamp is a great one that describes men in many different roles.

My image is "old fishing truck - E502". I colored it with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and cut it with a Spellbinders labels one die. I added some glossy accents to the wheels and the side mirror.

The designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "Parker's Patterns Collection". I liked the masculine appeal of my patterned paper and kept with that theme by adding die cut chevrons in a Stampin-Up's early espresso and marina mist to finish my card.

The layout is this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #209.

And on another note, I am so excited to have just found out that I moved on to Round 2 of the Spellbinders Design Team Competition. Click here for the announcment on their blog. It just made my day!!!

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


  1. Love your take on The Sweet Stop sketch! This is a fabulous masculine card! The image and your coloring is terrific!

  2. What a fun image on your card. I like all the bright colors in the background. Congratulations on another step in the Spellbinders competition!

  3. LOVE this sketch...hopefully I'll be able to play along. Your card is perfect Mary! My hubby & his Dad would LOVE this one, they both used to have an old truck like that!

  4. Fabulous guy card! The zig zags are perfect! Congrats on your moving to the second round!

  5. Love the truck, very cool Fathers Day card!! Have awonderful Mothers Day Mary, Im sure your MIL will so appreciate going out with you :)

  6. what a fun truck image for the guy cards Mary! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day - and BIG congrats on the 2nd step in the Spellbinders competition!!

  7. Congrats on making it to the 2 Round of the Spellbinders DT Call!! SO EXCITED sending Creative Smiles for the next round!! Have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  8. Fantastic card! And a BIG congrats on the Spellbinders competition!!!

  9. That is one fantastic guy card, Mary!!!! Congrats on your good news regarding the Spellbinders competition! I know you would do a SUPER job for them :)

  10. First of all, congratulations! How exciting!! Your card is fantastic! I love the papers and the truck looks wonderful!



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