Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mom's Valentine 2015

Hello Blogger Friends!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's another snowy Saturday here in Pittsburgh.
We are expecting about 3-5" of snow when its all over. Our temperatures have risen overnight and we are expected to go above freezing today. Yay!!
We have a birthday party to attend later this afternoon so hopefully the roads will be okay when we have to travel. The freezing rain is expected to start right about the time we leave.
Luckily, I don't have to drive. My hubby will take care of that. We will see what my friends do about the party. They live about 20 minutes from us. We are the ones who will be traveling the farthest.
I still have to make a birthday card, but I wanted to get a blog post done first. I tried doing this last night but Internet Explorer kept crashing and I wasn't able to get online.
It looks like my Norton anti-virus was the culprit. I discovered that after doing some research this morning. I was just ready to contact Norton when they applied a fix to the problem. And Internet Explorer started working immediately.
Oh well that problem is taken care of so let's get on with the post for today.
I realize its a week after Valentine's day but I wanted to post this card  I made for my mother-in-law. She really liked the card and called to tell me so. I was very surprised because usually she doesn't say anything about the cards I make.
I kept it on the clean and simple for that reason but, I really liked how it turned out. I found this card on Pinterest and used it as my inspiration piece. I made several changes to make it my own but kept the same layout.
The background embossing is done with the Stampin-Up tulips embossing folder. I also used the Stampin-Up adorning accents embossing folder on the white panel.
My hearts are cut with the Spellbinders classic hearts die in real red cardstock and also some Recollections red glittered paper. Behind the largest heart I used some Starforms adhesive black glittered paper and also used the same paper to cut my love word. The adhesive made this a breeze to attach my love word.
I finished up this card by adding some red bakers twine. Well, that's it for me for this Saturday morning. Time to get busy and make the birthday card I need for today. So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Paper: real red, whisper white, Recollections red glitter paper, Starforms glittered black adhesive paper
Accessories: Impression Obsession love die, SU tulip and adorning accents embossing folder, Twinery red twine, Spellbinders classic hearts die 
I am also entering:
1.  Left Of Center challenge is to use our dies
2.  Simply Create Too has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Miriam's Crafting Blog has a romance challenge.
4.  JellyPark Friends has a love is in the air challenge.
5.  Happy Little Stampers has a cas embossing challenge.


  1. So beautiful Mary. And it's nice that your MIL let you know how much she liked it. Love the mix of different dry embossing design. And the hearts are so pretty ... especially the glittery one. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  2. Clean and beautiful, Mary! I love the mix of textures and glitter paper.

  3. Such a pretty card. Great use of your embossing folders.

  4. Mary, your valentine card is just beautiful. I can see why your mil called to thank you. I love those pretty hearts and the sentiment.

    I hope all went well with the birthday party and you made it there and back o.k. I'm sure we will all be glad to see Spring...some more than others.

  5. Thank you so much for joining out challenge #66 'use your dies or punches' over on the Left Of Centre Creative Challenges Blog.

    A very pretty and bold card. The texture detailing really adds that wow factor. Love the diecut layering.

    I Hope that you will pop back each week and play along with more of our challenges. We have wonderful sponsors who always have amazing images up for grabs.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LOC DT Member

  6. A beautiful Valentine's card! So clean and elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Left of Center Challenges!

  7. This is so pretty! It's elegant and just a little fun at the same time!
    Hope you are staying safe and warm!



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