Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Birthday

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Well, I have sent my BFF to her new home in Virginia. We helped them finish up packing and cleaning their home in Pittsburgh. They have an offer from someone to buy it and the closing date for that is May 31.

I have never had a friend like her before. She is such a support and encourager to me. We spent the last 17 years of our lives together.

But, I am determined not to let this friendship fade away. She is only 6 hrs from me so driving wont be a problem. We both have I-Pads so doing a video call is possible plus we both have unlimited long distance service on our home phones as well as cell phones. So no excuses not to stay in touch.

Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my design team color challenge #425 on Splitcoaststampers. Karen is our hostess and she chose the color palette of basic gray, blushing bride and pink pirouette. I like more vivid colors so this was a definite challenge for me.

My card started with the layout. This week I am using the MojoMonday #292 Sketch.

The top part of the background panel is Stampin-Up designer paper from the "twitterpated" collection.
For the bottom part I used basic gray cardstock and the Stampin-Up "fancy fan" embossing folder. These panels are layered over pink pirouette cardstock and blushing bride satin ribbon joins the 2 panels together.

The tilted panels are basic gray designer paper also from Stampin-Up. I cut my flag pennants with a Spellbinders die and the daisy is using a Sizzix flowers #2 die I added a button center and some leaves cut from pear pizzazz cardstock.

Well that's my card for today so until next time.........God bless.

I am also entering:
1.  Clear It Out Challenge is anything goes and using 2 or more patterned papers. I used 3 retired ones from Stampin-Up.
2.  Lexi's Creations has a Happy Birthday challenge.
3.  Stamps & Fun =Creativity has a buttons challenge.
4.  Paper Nest Dolls has an embossing challenge.


  1. Such a totally sweet birthday card, Mary! I love those pretty colors and lovely die cut flower. WIshing you and your BFF all the best luck in keeping in touch now that she will be a bit further away!! I'm sure you'll both get the hang of it :)

  2. Super adorable and I love all the textures.... TFS with us at The OND challenge... xo Nikki ox

  3. Love your card, a fabulous layout and the colours are so pretty together! Thanks for sharing with us at Lexi's Creations for our Happy Birthday Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again! Susan x

  4. It's really lovely Mary! Love the soft, muted colors with that pop of color with the flower and ribbon. And I know what you mean...my Sis is moving over 1,000 miles away soon. I've never lived more than an hour and a half from her. New beginnings for everyone, but I am still sad! I really don't know how I'll handle not seeing my Sis!

  5. Beautiful card Mary lovely layout and colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie xx

  6. Bautiful card Mary!! I do love the colors and embossing and the flower ;) Sure is hard to have friends move isnt it, but at least it is within driving distance!

  7. Great card, Mary. Don't worry about your BFF; we'll take care of her in Virginia and welcome you when you come for a visit-LOL.

  8. Very simple but cute!
    TFS with us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog
    Loriann DT

  9. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at SFC.

  10. This is very pretty Mary and would be a great card to use up scraps with as well. Thanks so much for joining us at the Clear it Out Challenge :)

  11. A perfect card, Mary! I love these colors, patterns and texture together.

  12. a very nice one thanks for joining us at sfc

  13. So pretty! The colors and patterns are so nice together!



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