Sunday, July 13, 2014

~There was a girl~

Easel card Closed view

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's a beautiful summer Saturday here in Pittsburgh.

There was also a rubber stamp show held here this weekend. So guess where I spent 5 hours of my day? There were make and takes and lots of product for sale. A fun day for any crafter.

I also went to a graduation party later in the day. The young woman who graduated is from our church. She is excited about going away to school and starting the next phase of her life. So my card for today was made in Jaime's honor.

 I used the colors from this week's color challenge #486 on Splitcoaststampers.  Barbara is our hostess and her challenge colors are: old olive, calypso coral and daffodil delight.

Option is to make a fancy fold card. I decided to go with an easel card. See tutorial here.

 My images and sentiments are from the Waltzingmouse set “half pint heroines”. I stamped the image and colored with the new Stampin-Up blendabilities in old olive and daffodil delight. My calypso coral color is a Copic marker. I then fussy cut the hot air balloon to place in the scene.

Easel card open view

For the finishing touches on the outdoor scene I started with the PaperTrey Ink die "in the meadow" to create my hills. The houses were cut from the Cheery Lynn Designs die "winter village". The sun and cloud are dies from MFT.

My thought process for the scene is the graduate leaving her home for college. Hence, the houses, hills and hot air balloon.  I thought the sentiments I used really described  who Jaime is as a young woman.

Well it's time to dim the lights in Charmed Life land for another day so until next time.........God bless.

Card Details:
Stamps: half pint heroines (Waltzingmouse) 
Paper: calypso coral, old olive, choc chip, ww, sweet pea dsp (Stampin-Up) Neenah White 
Paper Size: A2 Ink: memento tuxedo black 
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs winter village die, MFT sun and clouds die, PTI in the meadow die, SU blendabilities old olive, daffodil delight, Copic R22, R24  

I am also entering:
1.  Crafts For Eternity Recipe Challenge has a sports challenge.
2.  Crafty Calendar Challenge is summertime fun.

3.  Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge is all about girls.
4Sister Act Card Challenge is anything goes.
5.  Crafty Little Fairies has a summer fun challenge.
6.  Moving Along with the Times has a "girls just wanna have fun challenge.
7.  Time Out Challenges has a "fun in the sun".


  1. So fun and cute! Love it.

  2. Oh, wow! This is the most fantastic card, Mary. I'm sure she will treasure it. I pinned the open photo and would love to try this one.

  3. Ah this is a Lovely card, I really like the way it opens to become an easel one. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this fortnight, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  4. That's fab! I love that.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


  5. WOW oh WOW - I am so impressed with and in love with this card!! So delightful in every way - the colors, the sentiment, the girl, the added details!! Just know that I LOVE this card!!

  6. What a fabulous graduation card! I love the whole 'going off' scene and the sentiment is fantastic! Love this!

  7. Great easelcard! Love the scene you made! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  8. Fabulous card Mary Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  9. What a lovely happy card! The scene you created on your easel design is lovely and the sentiment is such a fab one :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies!
    Kat x

  10. Great card - love the way you've used the buildings as the easel stopper.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x



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