Sunday, February 9, 2014

Crazy 4 U

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's another snowy day here in Pittsburgh. there was no snow on the way to church at 10:00 am but when we were leaving at 11:30 the roads were snow covered.
Since it's Sunday I suppose a lot of communities don't send out the plows and salt trucks right away. I drive through 2 communities with snow covered and slick road conditions before I get back to where I live.
Our borough is great about cleaning roads and sending out the salt trucks. The roads were good once I got back here. Now I am in for the day and watching the Olympics as I type up this post.
Yesterday was my first weigh-in for the weight loss challenge that I am a part of at my gym. I was excited because I lost 9 lbs. The grand prize in this competition is a year of working with a personal trainer. I want that prize. So we will see where I am in 2 months.
Now onto my card for today. I needed a valentine card for  my grandson Ethan. He is 13 so I knew he wouldn't want anything too babyish or girlie.  I wanted it to be a bit more masculine. So I decided to go with non-traditional colors to create my card.
I played along with the Inspiration Challenge #427 on Splitcoaststampers. Audrie is our hostess and she sent us to the Bed, Bath and Beyond site to find our card inspiration. I chose this zigzag shower curtain in gray and turquoise.
My layout is this week's MojoMonday 331 sketch.
That determined my card colors which I think are more on the masculine side. I had just the right designer paper from Stampin-Up in my stash. It's from the "I Am Me" collection.

I deviated just a tad from the shower curtain colors by adding one red heart and the ticket sentiment. The ticket is from some old BoBunny paper that I have had in my stash. But I thought it was a nice standout against the turquoise.
Well that's it for me for today. Hope whatever you are doing on this Sunday afternoon is resting and relaxing. Until next time.........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Gem of a Challenge is all you need is love.
2.  2 Sisters has an embossing challenge.
3.  My Sheri Crafts has a valentine challenge.
4.  ABC Challenge is E for embellish. I have die cut hearts, a die cut pennant flag and my ticker.
5.  A little bit crafty has a man up challenge.
6.  Natalie and Amy's Challenge is love is all around.
7.  Seemacrafts has a valentine/love challenge.
8.  Crafting Café has an embossing challenge.
9.  Brown Sugar has a valentine's challenge.


  1. Very nice design! It does have a more masculine feel to it! Great job on it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  2. Nine lbs! congratulations! You are off to a fabulous start. Love your more masculine card. Those are so hard to do.

  3. Great card for your grandson Mary! Love all the different layers and embossing you used, he will love it ;) Congrats on the weight loss you are well on your way to the win my friend!!

  4. Mary, what a super card! I love the colours & the design!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at 2 Sisters.

  6. Great card for a 13 year old boy! I would have a hard time with that one! Congrats on your weigh in, too! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  7. Hi Mary! love the colors of gray and blue on this - big congrats on the weight loss! I just joined Weight Watchers at work (again) doing well so far!! It actually feels good to be eating healthy food again!

  8. Nice design love the colours , thank you for joining our love theme at Seemacrafts

  9. very different love it, thank you for joining in over at Seemacrafts with the February love challenge x

  10. Fabulous male card, love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x

  11. great male card, love your colors, thanks for joining us at brown sugar. good luck
    caroline dt

  12. A super card. Thank you for playing along at AGOAC. x

  13. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining us at crafting cafe - good luck. hugs Angelie

  14. great card....Thanks for joining seemacrafts challenge for Febuary
    Jakki DT (

  15. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.

  16. A great card with fantastic colour combination.
    Thanks for joining us at crafting cafe - good luck!

  17. Great card love the layout
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Seemacrafts challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for Seemacrafts)

  18. This is a great card, love your colours. Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, hugs Susan x



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