Thursday, March 13, 2014

Birthday Flowers

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Back to winter for us here in Pittsburgh. Our temps were down to 0° overnight and only reached 23° as our high today. But, the sun was shining and it's light until 7:30 pm. Tomorrow it will be near 60°. Spring is coming!!!
I worked at the pre-school today and the kids were exceptionally good. We had them glitter up some shamrocks which they loved doing. We also had a shamrock hunt and that was fun for them. They did some painting of a shamrock as well. They were all so quiet as they worked diligently at trying to stay inside the lines with the green paint. I am talking about 3 yr olds, my friends.
One of the Mom's came as they mystery reader. She held the kids attention for 20 minutes while she read 2 fun stories to them. That is a feat in itself with this age group. We ended a successful day with some shamrock cookies and juice. I really like volunteering at the school. Next year I may go in for 2 days a week.
No onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #469. Sallie was our hostess and she chose an interesting trio of colors with always artichoke, pistachio pudding and marina mist.
My flowers are from the Stampin-Up "secret garden" set with the matching framelit dies. I stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on marina mist and pistachio pudding cardstock. The leaves are cut with the framelits die in artichoke. My birthday word is a PTI die cut in artichoke.

My background designer paper is from the Stampin-Up  “venetian romance” collection. Also used the Stampin-Up fancy fan embossing folder.Added some lace to join the 2 panels.

My card is a case of this one I made a few days ago. Well that's my card for today. It's getting late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Aud Sentiments Challenge is anything goes with a sentiment.
2.  Addicted To Stamps challenge is anything goes.
3. Crafters Café Challenge is flowers.
4.  Little Red Wagon has a dimensional challenge. Used dimensional dots on flowers.
5.  Miriam's Crafting Blog wants us to use shades of green -at least 2.


  1. Love the way you used the colors Mary! It is really beautiful, I like the embossing on only half of it with the pretty flowers. I think its the colors and lace that give it a lovely vintage look, I love the look :)

  2. Mary, this is so pretty! Especially love the embossing and diagonal sentiment! How great that you are volunteering at the school! I used to enjoy doing that when my kids were growing up and I only worked part-time.

  3. These are such lovely colors together Mary! Your flowers are so pretty embossed on the colored card stock! How fun that you volunteer at a preschool - they are so SWEET at that age! have a great weekend!

  4. Beautiful birthday card. The embossed flowers are lovely and I really like the colour combo. Thanks for joining us with this weeks challenge over at Little Red Wagon. Hope to see you again.

  5. Such a pretty card Mary. Love the blue flowers and the white embossing. The textured background looks great.

  6. Love this colour combination and added texture. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  7. So beautiful! LOVE those blue flowers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.



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