Tuesday, July 30, 2013

~My Friend~

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. We had our family reunion this weekend. It was a great time of connecting again with family members that you don't see so often.
In fact, this year a great niece and nephew came out for the first time. It  was so nice to talk to them and find out what their parents have been up to. They enjoyed themselves as well.
My nephew is very interested in ancestry so we spent a lot of time talking about what he has uncovered about our family.
I am already looking forward to our Christmas Party in December.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #437 on Splitcoaststampers.                                                                                                               
Karen is our hostess and she chose a beautiful palette of colors with strawberry slush, pistachio pudding and baked brown sugar.
this week's colors
She also wanted us to make our own patterned paper this week.
I started my card with my layout and this one is the MojoMonday #304 sketch. I chose to make a square card- 4 ½”.
my card layout

I created my background with the Stampin-Up set – “flower shop”. I stamped in strawberry slush ink.

The rectangle layer is Stampin-Up’s “venetian romance designer paper”. I used a Cheery Lynn Designs die to cut my doily in baked brown sugar.

Added an embossed strawberry slush center with a pearl. The band across the card is embossed with the Stampin-Up “fancy fan” embossing folder.
My sentiment is from the Stampin-Up "six-sided sampler” set and stamped in early espresso ink.

My punched flower is from the Stampin-Up flower shop set and matching pansy punch. The leaves are punched in pistachio and punched with the Stampin-Up 5-petal punch.

I am also entering this in Kittie’s and Tammie’s  fan club challenge on Splitcoaststampers. You have to be a fan club member to play along in these challenges. There are prizes to be won so now is a good time to join. Info here.
Well that;s it for me for today. So until next time.......God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  City Crafter Challenge Blog is all about summertime. It's flowers for me.
2Die Cuttin' Divas has an anything goes challenge.
3Card Mania has a summer blooms challenge.
4.  Paper Nest Dolls Challenge wants us to use die-cuts.
5613 Avenue Create has an anything goes. Optional Twist is friendship day.


  1. Lovely card! Thank you so much for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! Ani

  2. Such a beautiful card, Mary! You make using bold designer paper look easy and I know it isn't. I love all these new SU! colors. Already needing to order more cardstock.

  3. Beautiful colors and a gorgeous card! Those coloring just make me smile all over. So pretty.

  4. What a lovely card, and nice background too. TFS at DCD's Anything Goes challenge this week.

  5. Gorgeous!!... thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  6. Totally beautiful creation. Love the die cut and the color combination you have used.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  7. Very pretty! I love your floral background and you did a wonderful job with the pretty colors! Such a sweet card!

    So glad you had a great time at the reunion! We always enjoy attending our family reunions. My kids are always amazed at the number of people they are related to!



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