Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stippled Blossoms Birthday

Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. This has been a busy week for me. My son & daughter-in-law are out of town and I am taking care of the 3 boys while they are gone.
The responsibilities are being split between the 2 sets of grandparents. I have the easier days because of the boys being in school and the weekends are always hectic with their sports schedules.
Today was also our pre-school outing and we went to a farm. The kids really liked it. We had a tour of the farm and got to see the animals and the animal babies.
We fed the ducks and then had a picnic lunch. There is a big playground area there so the kids were able to run, swing and slide for a couple of hours. They were not ready to leave when our day was over.
Now I am back at my sons just waiting for the boys to come home from school. Then there is baseball practice as well as a baseball game. Lots of hustle and bustle before the day is over. But, I like being with them and whatever I have to do is fine with me. I go back home after they leave for school in the morning.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the Ways to Use it Challenge #473 on Splitcoaststampers. It was about using something new that you haven't used before.
I used the Taylored Expressions "scribble" cutting plate and cut it in crisp cantaloupe cardstock. I also used a new pattern in the Stampin-Up "sweet sorbet" designer paper pack.

My flowers are from the Stampin-Up "stippled blossoms" set. It's a 2 step stamping set. I stamped in pool party and then coastal cabana ink. The small flowers are stamped in crisp cantaloupe and I stamped off once to get a darker image on my 2nd stamp.

The birthday word is cut from a PTI die. Added some pearl centers to my flowers to complete my card.
Well that's it for me for today. So until next time......God bless.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms (Stampin-Up) 
Paper: pool party, ww, crisp cantaloupe, sweet sorbet dsp (Stampin-Up)    
Ink: pool party, coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe, old olive 
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Scribble cutting plate, PTI birthday die, SU pearls

I am also entering:
1.  Time Out Challenge is Happy Birthday.
2.  Crafting For All Seasons has a die/punches challenge.
3Penny's Paper Crafty has a flower power challenge.
4.  Incy Wincy Designs has a 3-2-1 challenge. 3 ink colors, 2 die cuts, 1 designer paper


  1. Gorgeous Spring card and so much pretty detail. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

  2. So pretty & beautiful colours. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  3. Wow what a gorgeous card love the colours so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT x

  4. Gosh Mary you had a busy day!! I LOVE your Gorgeous card!! The pretty background is the perfect setting to show off your beautiful flowers, really a pretty springy combo ;) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. What pretty blossoms and I love that full card die! How pretty!

  6. I love the scribble frame over top of the DP! Beautiful card!

  7. Gorgeous card Mary! Thanks for using your dies & punches at Crafting For All Seasons this time! I hope you can play next time too!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafting For All Seasons.
    Fiona DT

  9. Love the layered look to this card. Thanks for joining in the recipe challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  10. Beautiful card, I love the details and your colour choices. Thanks for playing at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole DT

  11. Such an elegant card! The colors are beautiful!



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