Sunday, January 18, 2015

~Valentine Love~

Hello Blogger Friends and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's been a week since I posted here and for good reason. I had to take down all my Christmas decorations and pack them and put them away. It's a 4 day process for me. But it's all done for another year.
Then I had to clean the house to get ready for our weekend guest. A friend of ours came up from Orlando for some business meetings and he is staying with us until Monday night.
I am still in the process of setting up my new stamping room so two of our bedrooms are in a state of disarray. I have all kinds of supplies everywhere. So Mike is staying in our newly decorated bedroom that we finished for our  4 year old granddaughter Phoenix Daisy.
I just shut the doors to the 2 other bedrooms and told him that they are off limits because of the project that I am in the middle of completing. He is a guy so he just laughed. He didn't really care (lol)!!
Now onto today's card. This one I made for the color challenge #513 on Splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess and I chose basic gray, Bermuda bay and strawberry slush as our color palette. The option was something new. I used some new designer paper on my card.
CC513 on Splitcoaststampers
I like using non-traditional colors for valentine’s cards so that is where I went with these colors. I had some basic ideas for the card elements and I just needed the right layout. So, I decided on this sketch from the November viva la verve challenges.

 I looked through my new to me Stampin-Up designer paper and chose this pattern from the “confetti celebration” collection.

 On my strawberry slush panel I used the Stampin-Up embossing folder “fancy fan”.
The cupid die and the love word are from Impression Obression. The heart is a Spellbinders die.
Well. that's my card for today. So until next time........God bless.
card details:
Paper: bermuda bay, basic gray, strawberry slush, confetti celebration dsp (Stampin-Up) 
Paper Size: A2 
Accessories: SU fancy fan ef, Spellbinders matting basics A & B & classic heart dies, Cupid and heart dies (Impression Obsession), MFT flag stax die 
Techniques: dry embossing

I am also entering:
1.  Fashionable Stamping Challenge wants us to use something new. I used new designer paper.
2.  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Scrappy Hands has a layers challenge
4.  Stamping Sensations has a dies and punches challenge.
5.  Sunday Stamper has a texture challenge.
6. That Craft Place has a love/Valentine challenge.


  1. Fabulous colors and I love your great design. This is super cute.

  2. Those colours are amazing yum yum and what a gorgeous layout such a beautiful card <3

  3. Hi Mary I love your card and thank you for entering into the FSC challenge.

    I cannot see any stamping on your card Mary and as we are a stamping challenge we do need to see the stamping to make your card eligible for our winners draw.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. A beautiful card, Mary! I love these colors together. And what an awesome layout you selected to show off the elements on your card. I LOVE it!

  5. You color combination is gorgeous and fun together. Love how you used the sketch in your creation. Thanks for playing along with our second challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again, Mary. Cathy xx

  6. I just love all the layers on this card! Beautifully done! Cannot wait to hear about your craft room!

  7. Such pretty and welcoming colours Mary and great use of your dies and punches.

    It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  8. I love the non traditional colors that you used for this Valentine's Card. Turned out very pretty. Thank You for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Michelle (DT)

  9. I love your die cut use. Lovely color scheme too.

  10. A beautifully designed card Mary I love the die cuts and design a super, super make thank you for sharing it with us at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.
    lorraine x

  11. Fab card, great design and such pretty toppings. Thanks so much for
    playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to
    see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  12. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper x

  13. Fantastic card, love the colours chosen. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#3.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  14. Gorgeous work! I love all the different die cut you used. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  15. fab card,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place



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