Wednesday, August 13, 2014

~gingham thanks~

Hello Blogger friends. Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Well, we returned from a great beach vacation in Ocean City, MD. It was a wonderful family time and some new memories were created. 

I had a 2 day turn around time and hopped on a plane to San Francisco. My youngest son Brett and daughter-in-law Ghilly wanted to do a little get away, and I am here taking care of Phoenix Daisy. They weren't able to join us for the family vacation this year. 

They left this morning and so this is my first day alone with my precious  3 1/2 year old granddaughter. She goes to pre-school and I just dropped her off and will pick her up at 12:30. Already she asked to go to the ice cream parlor because that's what we did on my last visit in March. I agreed because that's just what Grandma's do (lol)!!

So onto my card for today. This one I created, back in Pittsburgh of course, for the Splitcoaststampers SC498. Janette was our hostess and she provided a great layout to work into a card. Just the kind I like with lots of layers.

My designer paper is from the Stampin-Up "gingham garden" collection. I have wanted to use the gingham paper for some time. I think it worked well with this layoutand shows it off nicely. 

My stamped image is from the Stampin-Up set "serene silhouettes". I used markers to color the image then spritzed with water. I have never done this before and I like the look of it.My thank you is from the Stampin-Up set "greetings galore". I stamped in melon mambo ink and added 2 additional circle layers. Punched some butterflies to complete my card. 

Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.........God bless. 

card details:
Stamps: greetings galore, serene silhouettes (Stampin-Up)                                                                        Paper: melon mambo, pear pizzazz, ww, gingham garden dsp                                                                          Ink: melon mambo, pear pizzazz                                                                                                     Accessories: Spellbinders Mattings Basics A & circle dies, MS butterfly punch

I am also entering:
1.  Simon Says Stamp has a "summertime fun" challenge. Flowers represent a big part of summer. 
2.  Crafting From The Heart has an anything goes challenge. 
3.  Stamp and Create has an anything goes challenge.
4.  613 Avenue Create-anything goes with a twist of sights, sounds, tastes of summer. My Flowers are one of the sights of summer.
5.  Crafting When We Can has a bright colors challenge.
6.  Robyn's Fetish has an anything goes challenge.  


  1. Hi, Mary! I absolutely love this design. It reminds me of my times on our family's farm. I looked forward to those summers...for some reason gingham curtains and plaid table clothes just seem to make food taste better. Your card is perfect for our challenge twist this week. Your composition is awesome and the color integration is always on point. It was a joy to find this propped against our front door here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  2. Love the pink and green combo on this! The butterflies are just beautiful with that image too. Love it!
    Hope you have a wonderful time - and know you will. Nothing better than being with the granddaughter.

  3. What a beautiful card! I like lots of layers too. I really like this stamp. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, I hope you play with us again! ~Lizzy DT

  4. A beautiful card Mary, a lovely design and colour scheme. I love your papers and such a beautiful stamp!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. Such a lovely card, beautiful combo of papers. Of course that is what grandmother's do. Ice Cream is a health food, I don't care what anyone says :-)

  6. One of my favorite color combos Mary! I love the dps combo and pretty image~ Im so glad that you vacation time was good and what a blessing to go spend time with Phoenix Daisy ! I know you will have fun :)

  7. This is a beautiful card, Mary! Love the layers, patterns, and colors! Lovely card! So glad you had a wonderful trip!

  8. How pretty, Mary....the colors, papers, stamps, butterflies, it all!!!!



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