Friday, July 25, 2014

~If friends were flowers~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. We sent our week-end guest on his way and I spent some of the day getting the bedroom and bathroom back in order.
Attempted to do some laundry and then in the middle of a drying cycle the dryer stopped running. My hubby said he will deal with it tomorrow. Hopefully it's something simple and not a new dryer. Don't know about you but I would rather spend money on something else really anything else!!
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for this week's CC #488 on Splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess and I chose quite an array of colors for this week's challenge.
It's about "all abloom". Our gardens here at the Marsh household are in full bloom and there is quite an array of color. So I am giving you quite an array of color this week. 
I chose 7 colors  and you had the option to pick 3 to work with or use all 7 of them.
The challenge colors are:

Blushing Bride
Daffodil Delight
Island Indigo
Lost Lagoon
Mossy Meadow
 Pistachio Pudding
Strawberry Slush

The option this week is all about summer - so your creation is to reflect summer- flowers, beach scene, garden scene, summer fruits- you get the idea.

My card this weeks started with my designer paper. I used the “all abloom” collection from Stampin-Up. Once I decided the pattern, I looked for a sketch. I am using this week’s MojoMonday #355.

I used lots of dies on this card. Scallop and paper bow are MFT blueprints 3, The banners are MFT flag stax die. I used the Stampin-Up "fancy fan" embossing folder for some texture.

The doily is also MFT -dizzy doily cut in strawberry slush. I cut a white circle from a Spellbinders die.

The flower is from the Stampin-Up “secret garden” set. I stamped with strawberry slush ink on blushing bride card stock.

My sentiment is from the Verve set “dream big and stamped in lost lagoon ink.

That's my card for today.  It's late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.

Card Details:
Stamps: Secret garden (stampin-Up), Dream Big (Verve) 
Paper: daffodil delight, island indigo, mossy meadow, blushing bride, strawberry slush, ww, all abloom dsp (Stampin-Up) 
 Paper Size: A2 
Ink: lost lagoon, strawberry slush 
Accessories: Mft dizzy doily & flag stax dies, Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B dies, SU secret garden framelits and fancy fan ef   
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Girls Challenge is an anything goes.
2. The Crafters Café Challenge is anything goes.
3. Creative Moments has an anything goes with optional twist of one flower.
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is to emboss it.
5. Sisterhood of Crafters has a die cuts/punches challenge.  




















  1. Very pretty and colorful card that just makes me "happy" to look at it!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Dies/Punch" challenge!!
    Diane TSH DT

  2. Love your bright and colourful card with such great elements.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  3. Hi Mary! This is precious and I just love the happy colors! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. love the bright coloured card and retro paper and diesthank you for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  5. Such a bright cheerful card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

  6. Lovely card Mary. Love the bright colors. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe for our "Anything Goes Challenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  7. Mary this is simply fabulous. Great job and I love the "clean" look about it.

    Thank you for playing along with our Dies & Punches challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. I hope to see more of your work in the future challenges. Good luck!

  8. LOVE all of the wonderful color on your beautiful card!



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