Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happiness Always

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today was my day at the gym with my trainer. She put together a new routine for me. We worked together for an hour. This new one is more intense and she said I will probably be sore tomorrow. I hope it's not too bad because tomorrow is my volunteer day at the pre-school.
Don't know if I mentioned this new venture at the pre-school. I go on Tuesday's and help out the teacher. We have 10 kids between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2. They are so precious. This is their first time in a "school environment". So Courtney is introducing little by little what we will be doing for the year.
The kids are so receptive. Last week the local librarian came for story time with them. They loved the interactive stories and songs and were so attentive. Tomorrow the kids will all get "jobs". So I will let you know how that turns out.
Now onto my card for today. This is the card I made for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #443. Karen was our hostess and she chose such a beautiful color combo with midnight muse, strawberry slush and pear pizzazz. 
I wanted to try a more in-depth die layering technique. I have seen it so often on the Amazing Paper Grace blog. Becca makes it look so easy but it is labor intensive for sure.
I used the Spellbinder fleur de lis die and then a square die to make my first frame. Then I used 2 Spellbinders labels 16 dies to make another frame. I wanted to layer under that with pear pizzazz and strawberry slush so I used 2 more square dies and cut those layers to make frames.

Created my own background with the Stampin-Up sets “secret garden” and “flower shop”. I made a mask on this layer so while I was stamping I would leave the middle open for my sentiment. I layered this panel on strawberry slush and then the card is midnight muse. My sentiment is from the SU set “whimsical words”.

I finished up this card by adding some pear pizzazz ribbon and a bow with a midnight muse dahlia.
This will go into my stash for a wedding card. Well that's it for me for today. So until next time......God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Creative Craft Challenge wants us to use ribbon.
2.  Through The Craft Room Door has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Craft-Dee Bowz has an anything goes with a handmade bow.
4.  Make My Monday has a flowers or trees challenge.
5.  Whoopsidaisy challenge is anything goes. 


  1. So pretty! Love how you framed up a simple sentiment so beautifully, Mary.

  2. Very charming card, artfully done! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

  3. Mary, this is so pretty! I love all of the layers!

    I hope you have a great time at the preschool. That is such a fun age!

  4. Very nice card Mary!! love the papers and the die!
    The bow is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  5. Beautiful Mary, love the pink green combo, and the layers and framing look wonderful together! Hope you are not tooo sore :)

  6. A really lovely card. Thanks for joining in with our MMM challenge.
    Fliss x



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