Thursday, February 20, 2014

~candy heart love~

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am pushing through with the weight loss challenge I am involved in at my gym. My next weigh-in is Saturday.

I have been roasting vegetables nearly every night. They are so delicious made this way. It really brings out the flavor. Tonight I made some kale chips to have along with the garlic roast chicken I made. They were crispy and delicious and so easy to make. I will definitely try this again. Especially since I have some leftover.

The garlic roast chicken with rosemary and lemon is a Rachael Ray recipe I found on the Food Network. It was really flavorful and the roasted garlic sweet. Here is a link if you are interested in the recipe.

Now, onto my card for today. This was the last of the valentine cards I made. A friend of mine asked me to make one for her to give to her hubby. I don't usually put ribbon on a guy card but on this one it seemed to fit. And, my friend loved it.

I decided to go with this one in non-traditional colors. My card colors are pear pizzazz and wisteria wonder. I used designer paper from Stampin-Up's "afternoon picnic" collection.

My candy hearts jar is a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps. I used a blender pen and ink pads to color the hearts.

Die cut the love word in wisteria wonder from an Impression Obession die. Added my ribbon and a few hearts to complete my card.

My layout is the Wednesday sketch #475 from Splitcoaststampers. Well that's it for me for this post. Time to dim the lights in Charmed Life land for another day. So until next time.........God bless.

I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Ribbons has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Paper Crafting Journey has a love is in the air challenge.
3.  Addicted to Stamps and more has a holidays challenge. Mine is Valentine's day.
4.  Penny's Paper-Crafty has a lots of layers challenge.
5.  Sisterhood of Crafters has a "love is in the air" challenge.  


  1. Very pretty valentine. Love the jar of heart candies. I also really like using non-traditional colors. Most of my valentines this year were aqua and red.

    Good luck with the weigh-in. I'm sure you're doing a good job. I sure wish my hubby would eat chicken. No chicken dishes around here of any kind....and you know how many recipes a person can make with chicken. It sure is hard to cook without it.

  2. I love the card Mary, the little jar of hearts is too cute, a perfect man card for your friend ;) Dinner sounds yummy checking out the recipe! Have a great weekend.

  3. Oh Mary this is just adorable! Love your choice of color & design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOVE YOU’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. You picked the perfect background for your card. Great Valentine card! Good luck with your weigh in.

  5. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "lots of layers” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  6. Sweet card
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges

  7. Oh goodness that stamped image is just soooo much fun! Love the colour theme you chose as well, one of my fav DSPs :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More. We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

  8. Beautiful valentine's card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  9. Wonderful card! I think it is awesome that you are so committed to your new lifestyle changes! I really need to get back on track...



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