Saturday, August 31, 2013

Warmest Birthday Wishes

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. We had a great family time last night at my hubby's nephews home. There were 14 of us in attendance enjoying a great meal together. Lauren and Jared were such wonderful hosts. we sat outside on their newly constructed deck for the entire evening.
They grilled steak, chicken and shrimp kabobs and some delicious veggies. I brought a big tossed salad that was a hit as well. The lettuce (green leaf and red bibb) I bought at the farmer's market and was able to use my newest kitchen gadget- a salad spinner. I have always wanted one of these and finally bought one (lol).  
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the Viva la Verve challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Last night when I came home, I found out I won the challenge and the prize is a $100 gift card to the Verve store. How awesome is that!! I love Verve products so spending this will be quite easy.  
We had to make 4 cards using the sketches provided. I have already posted 1 of my entries here.  Will show the other 2 in the coming days.
This was the sketch that was provided by Maureen.
I used some old Stampin-Up designer paper from the "porcelain prints" collection. The card colors are not quite navy and wild wasabi to coordinate with the designer paper.

 On the wasabi background panel I used the Sizzix embossing folder "fancy fan".
My oval panels are cut from the Spellbinders die "floral ovals". I stamped my sentiment directly on my designer paper. Sentiment is from the Stampin-Up  "field flowers" set.

I finished the card by die cutting flowers with a Memory Box die "chloe stem".
Well that's it for me today. Have some chores to do around the house and then get ready for a get together at a neighbor's home tonight.
So until next time.........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Delicious Doodles has an anything floral challenge.
2Sister Act Card Challenge has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Aud Sentiments Challenge wants us to use any sentiment.
4.  Dutch Dare Card Challenge has a birthday wishes.

5.  Happy Campers Challenge is to use a stamp.
6.  Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge.
6.  Seize the birthday has an anything goes birthday.


  1. Congratulations! That will be a real treat to spend.

  2. Oh, what a super prize to win. Congrats. Your card is the chloe stem.
    I have had a salad spinner for about 8 months and never used it. How ridiculous is that?!!

    Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

  3. 100.00 to Verve!! Wow .... That is an amazing win!!!! This card is stunning too!!! Thanks for linking it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!!!!

  4. Congratulations on your win from Verve. Your card is beautiful. Love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  5. Wow, congratulations, Mary! I love Verve too and just have a little bit. How exciting to win $100 to spend there! Love this card and still have some of that DSP in my hoard! I've thought about getting a salad spinner but I'm not sure if I have enough room to store it. If they work well, it would be much easier than patting the lettuce dry with paper towels.

  6. Gorgeous card and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  7. Beautiful card Mary!! Love the soft combo of greens and blues! Congrats on your Fab win Mary, a great reward :) Sounds like a fun family gathering and good food!

  8. Hi love the floral DP you used thanks for sharing at Delicious Doodles Xxx

  9. Mary this is a beautiful card, hun, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck xxx

  10. Gorgeous card Mary, the paper is so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  11. oh wow love the CAS look and the great papers you have used!

    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. I hope to see you back at our new location Creative knockouts. DT Crafting Vicky



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