Monday, August 18, 2014


Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am still out in San Francisco with my precious granddaughter Phoenix Daisy. My son and daughter-in-law returned home today from their get away in Cabo, MEX. 

Phoenix Daisy was happy to see them. Tomorrow my daughter-in-law starts school again. She is a teacher and this is a week of in-service days for her before the kids return. 

I will leave on Tuesday to return home to Pittsburgh and my hubby. It was another awesome time with Phoenix Daisy and more memories made. I am hoping for one more visit this year before they return for Christmas.

Onto my card for today. This is another one that I made before I left Pittsburgh but didn't post here on my blog. I bought these beach stamps at the rubber stamp show held here recently and decided to use them to create this beach scene. The scene was created with 4 different stamps. 

I used the colors from the Splitcoaststampers CC489. Vicki was our hostess and she chose bermuda bay, pool party and calypso coral for her color trio. Option is water coloring.

The water and sun is a stamp from Just For Fun. I colored the water with pool party re-inker and an aqua brush.
The sand and sandpipers are a stamp from Seaside Stampin' Ink. Colored with a creamy caramel water color crayon and basic gray ink.

My couple in the canoe is another stamp from Just For Fun. The paradise sentiment is another stamp from Seaside Stampin' Ink. I stamped that in coastal cabana ink.
I framed the scene in coastal cabana and then layered in calypso coral and whisper white. That's my card for today. Time to dim the lights here in San Francisco for another day. So until next time.......God bless.

This is a photo of Phoenix and I having a treat at the ice cream parlor.
sweet treat time

I am also entering:
1.  613 Avenue Create has an anything goes challenge. 
2.  Pile It On has a Beach/Sea challenge. 
3.  That Craft Place has a nautical challenge.  


  1. What a gorgeous presentation. Your palette is fabulous and the coloring so, so on point! Thanks for dropping this beauty off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Lovely card. So glad you are having fun with Phoenix Daisy! Safe travels.

  3. This card is utterly wonderful. Love the colors and the scenic image. Perfect design and color combo I must say. So glad you joined us in our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Please join us again tomorrow as we begin another challenge. Hugs and blessings always!

    JO ANN

  4. Hi, Mary, just came by to let you know that your project will be featured on our FB page on Thursday, August 28th. Congratulations!
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  5. Such a beautiful and serene card! Looks like the two of you had a great time again!



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