Sunday, June 2, 2013

Congrats Grad

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Hope you were able to do something fun this weekend. Ours was laid back.

We went to watch our youngest grandson, Ethan play little league ball on Friday night. He hit a home run and it was over the wall in the outfield. Exciting for us and him. He did the same on Thursday night when we went to watch him play.

Saturday was just a day of running errands and hubby working in the yard. We had a great dinner. I made fresh salmon burgers with feta cheese and spinach and sautéed some onions and mushrooms and topped it with a kumato tomato. They are delicious brown tomatoes I picked up at Trader Joe's. I plan on making a salad with fresh mozzarella, basil and drizzle them with balsamic vinegar. But that's today's side dish.

Anyway, onto my card for today. It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Great Impressions Stamps Blog and this time around its a "sparkle" challenge.

My card is using 2 Great Impressions Stamps. The background stamping was done with the "fireworks and stars stamp" -  G303 . I stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink and added some clear rhinestones for some sparkle.

My sentiment is the "graduate stamp" - C379. I stamped and then cut it out with a Spellbinders labels 3 die. I sponged the edges in black ink and added 3 rhinestones on this panel as well. I added a die cut graduation cap with a rhinestone center on this panel.

The pennant flag is dry embossed with a Sizzix herringbone folder. the layout is the current de-constructed sketch #103

that's my card for today. Hope you can find the time to play along in our challenge. You can win some Great Impressions Stamps.

Until next time.........God Bless.
I am also entering:
1. Totally PaperCrafts has an anything goes challenge.
2Sister Act Challenge is anything goes.
3. Southern Girls have a tic tac toe. I chose ink, stars and stripes.


  1. Beautiful card for a graduation!! The salmon burgers sound scrumptious! Please share your recipe!

  2. This is wonderful! The rhinestones look fantastic on the fireworks!

  3. This is a fabulous graduation card, love it in the black and white and the paper is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Beautiful Grad card Mary!! Very fancy with the b&w and sparkles! Home runs are always exciting especially when its your grandson! You are making me hungry :)

  5. What a great grad card Mary - the serious black and white with the fun of the fireworks!

  6. This is so pretty, Mary! LOVE the monochrome and the fireworks was a perfect image to pair with a graduation sentiment! LOVE this! :)

  7. This is such a wonderful graduation card, Mary....such a great sketch and I love the fun papers in the background!!!! Your salad and salmon burgers sound wonderful...I made some creamed peas and potatoes from our garden today and we also shared our first ear of corn of the season along with a salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and broccoli all from our garden...I just love this time of year!!!!!!

  8. Great grad card!! Thanks so much for participating in the Sister Act Card Challenge!!

  9. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge!



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