Saturday, February 15, 2014

~Strong Anchor 2~

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Woke up this morning to another snow fall. I guess we have about 3" on the ground. But, some good news for the end of the week. We are going to have temps near 50°. It will seem like summer (lol)!! I am so looking forward to it. Seems like my furnace has been running non-stop and my skin feels so dry.
We had a stay-at-home Valentine's Day. Since I am in the weight loss challenge at my gym, I didn't want to go out to a restaurant. So, we had dinner at home. And speaking of weight loss, I lost another 1 1/2 lbs. this week for a 1% loss. I was in 2nd place in this competition. Will see if that changed this week.
My hubby went to the store that is selling my cards and purchased one of my cards to give me. I thought that was so sweet of him. This is the one he purchased. He also gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #465. I was the hostess and picked 5 colors and gave the option to just pick 3 of them to work with or use all 5. Another option was to make a nautical card.
 My card is using designer paper from Stampin-Up’s “high tides” collection. Love this paper and it has all the colors I chose this week.

My stamps are from the Verve set "strong anchor". I stamped the center image and then used a smaller Spellbinder circle die to cut the center. Stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and adhered to the pacific point panel.

The anchor is a Verve die that is a companion to this set. The stars and pennant flags are other Verve dies. The stars are cut in summer starfruit and the anchor and pennants in smoky slate.

I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder "clock works" on my center panel.

My card layout is using the week 2 sketch from the January Viva la Verve challenge. My friend asked for a anniversary card for her hubby so I gave her this one.
Well, time to get started with my day. So until next time.........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  A Creative Romance has a "let's get sentimental" challenge.
2.  Brown Sugar wants us to use a die or punch. I used several dies.
3.  Savvy Handmade Cards has a love challenge. I love my dies-used 5 on this card.
4.  Sister Act has an anything goes challenge.
5.  Cardz 4 Guyz has a truly, deeply, madly challenge.
6.  Through The Craft Room Door has an anything goes challenge. 


  1. A wonderful strong unfussy design Mary, perfect for a guy. I love the sentiment in the center. Thanks for joining in at Cardz4Guyz this week. :)

  2. a very clever card! i love all the texture and the shapes so much!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Awww, how sweet of your hubby to purchase one of "your" artful cards and surprise you with some pretty flowers. I can see you had a "lovely" Valentine's Day. Congrats to you on doing great on your challenge.

  4. What a sweet hubby you have, Mary! He knows how to pick the perfect card! Love this with the anchor and pretty blues! Good going on the weight loss!

  5. This is fantastic! Love these colors together! Selling cards and losing weight...does not get any better. I thought is so sweet that your hubby bought one of your cards to give you! Priceless!

  6. Marvelous card! Everything coordinates perfectly and I LOVE the sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  7. Awesome card and what a sweet idea that he went to get your card to give to you!! Keep up the great work on your weight loss!!

  8. A clver unusual card, with a strong message of love. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  9. Great masculine card .. thanks for joining TTCRD this week.

  10. What a great layout, Mary! This is a perfect masculine card. I love the sentiment!

  11. A great card and how nice of your OH to buy one of your cards. Thanks for playing long at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  12. A wonderful anniversary card Mary! love the vibrant colors and pretty design! congrats on your continued weight loss - I've lost 5.8 in 2 weeks doing WW at work - SO excited!

  13. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo

  14. Wow! Fabulous creation, thank you for joining in our Let's get sentimental Challenge at A Creative Romance.
    Hugs Teresa



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