Friday, May 3, 2013

Life Is Art

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am hosting my bestie and her hubby this week-end at my home.
They are moving to Virginia and today the moving company comes to pack up all their stuff. It's an exciting time for them as they will get to be closer to their family. I will miss her a lot but it's only a 6 hr drive to Virginia and we are as near as our phones. Plus we both have I-Pads so we can Facetime (video call) if we want.
Elaine has been such a wonderful friend to me for the past 17 years. She is one of those special friends that knows your faults and loves you anyway. Not too many of those around. I will enjoy every minute of this weekend with her.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my Friday post on the Great Impressions Blog.  For the sentiment, I used the new stamp "life is art - E792".
I also used the "distressed background stamp K94" to create my "faux artwork". I inked this stamp with melon mambo, daffodil delight and teal inks. I really like how it turned out.
My designer paper is from the Echo Park collection "sweet girl". It is also available in the Great Impressions online store. I thought the paper had an artsy look to it and I think it worked perfectly on this card.
I die cut an arrow just for a little trendy interest. Arrows are a popular trend right now in the crafting world. The music note is computer generated. I also started off using this weeks MFT sketch for my layout but I couldn't get it all to work.  So I will say that this layout is inspired by the sketch.
Well that's it for me for today. Time to run off to the store to pick up a few supplies for my BFF's visit. So until next time..........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  The Artistic Stamper has a words challenge.
2.  Crafting Musketeers has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Our Creative Corner has an anything goes challenge.
4.  As You Like It Challenge wants us to use die-cuts. Some aspects of my style are using bright colors and die cuts.  


  1. Love your artwork Mary, so pretty!

  2. What a fun card. I really like the arrow embellishment!

  3. Ahh, nothing like spending time with special friends Mary - hope your weekend is going well. Thanks for sharing your lovely colourful card with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

  4. Great card so zappy and cheerful! love it!
    Lovely card love the bright colours too!

    Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at At You Like It,

    hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Beautiful card Mary!! Have a blessed time with your friend before she goes! Those kind of friends are hard to find these days ;)

  6. What a wonderfully vivid card! I love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

  7. Oh, I love the wonderful colors on this! Your faux artwork looks real to me!!

    Hope you enjoyed your time with your bestie!

  8. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Crafting Musketeers xxx

  9. Super cool card Mary. Love the colors and that arrow! Good thing for technology! We can stay in touch with our loved ones and friends. :)

  10. Gorgeous and lovely colours too. Thanks for joining us at Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

  11. Fabulous card Mary, stunning colours and great sentiment, thank you for playing along with us at Crafting Muskateers, good luck xxxx



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