Wednesday, April 16, 2014

~It's A Boy~

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Well we had a touch of winter weather back with us yesterday. It was snowy and cold all day. No accumulation of snow just a shocker to your body after temps of 82° on Sunday. But, it is supposed to warm up again in the next few days.
I am having Easter dinner at my home with my son, daughter-in-law and grandsons. Still working on my dinner menu but I do know the main dish will be an Easter ham. We only have that once a year and my hubby likes it on Easter. Have to check out the local stores to see who has the best price.
Now onto my card for today. I needed a baby card for my nephew and wife. They just had a baby boy and it is their first.
I used the layout from the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge #483. Janette was the hostess and she provided a great layout for us. I love the look of angled panels.

My background designer paper from DCWV the "nana's kids prints" collection.  The bottom angled panel is barely banana and I used the Stampin-Up alphabet embossing folder. The card colors are from the Color Throwdown #287.
My elephant is a Memory Box stamp and matching die. I stamped in soft sky on barely banana cardstock.

Sentiment is from the Verve set "practically perfect". Added some abc corner embellies to complete my card. I bought these years ago from QVC. Yay for using up stash supplies.
Well, time to get started with my day. Lots of odds and ends to take care of in the house before Sunday. So until next time........God bless.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Elephant (Memory Box), Practically Perfect (Verve) 
Paper: certainly celery, barely banana, DSP DCWV Nana's Prints   
Paper Size: A2 
Ink: sofy sky, gumball green 
Accessories: Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B, Sizzix alphabet ef, Memory Box die, Paper Crimper, Baby buttons

I am also entering: 
1.  Verve April Diva Dare challenge- to make a baby or kid's themed card.
2.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is animal antics.
3.  Feeling Crafty Challenge has an anything for a child challenge.
4.  Crafting From The Heart has an anything goes using yellow.
5.  Stamping Sensations has a dies/or punches challenge.


  1. What a darling little elephant! Love your card and the choice of papers! Perfect!

  2. Hi Mary! wasn't that snow a shocker! my poor daffodils were all touching the ground! Love this sweet baby boy card - what a cutge ellie and set of blocks!

  3. This is absolutely precious, Mary! Adorable card!

  4. Perfectly happy card for a very happy occasion, Mary! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. Your creation is lovely Mary and just perfect for our Dies and Punches theme, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x (Not sure if you entered my Grand Calibur candy here if not there is still time to do so)

  6. Great BG paper and love the little alpha blocks. Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare!

  7. What pretty colors and design, Mary...perfect for a sweet little baby boy!!! Love the papers and the cute little elephant, too!!

  8. Love your sweet baby card Mary!! the embossing sweet dp and darling elephant are perfect for your new great nephew! Hope you get some warm weather soon, I would trade you a little hot for some cool :)

  9. What a lovely take on the sketch, Mary, it's adorable! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us for our Dies & Punches Challenge at Stamping Sensations.


  10. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. So cute & colourful x
    Thank you for joining in our challenge over in "Feeling Crafty" Good luck x

  12. This is adorable! I love the elephant dp in the background!



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