Sunday, March 22, 2015

~Easter Joy~

Hello Blogger Friends!!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog.
It's March Madness time in our household and in the rest of the country!!!. My hubby is a big college basketball fan and Pittsburgh is hosting some first and second round playoffs this year. The teams for the Saturday games are NC State vs Villonova and Notre Dame vs Butler.
So he was able to go to the games on Thursday and Saturday with our son and grandsons. He decided to take the train downtown tonight. The last game went to overtime, and he didn't know if he missed the last train from downtown.
I was thinking that I would have to drive into the city at 12:30 am to pick him up. He did manage to get on a train that was running to the parking lot where he left his car, he thinks. But as I type this, I am still not sure if I have to drive somewhere to pick him up.
So I decided to write up a blog post while I wait for the outcome of his adventure. Can you believe it's spring already. Yesterday was cold here and today was not much better. But, the temperatures look like they are on the rise all this week. By mid-week we will have a 60 degree day. Yay!!
Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color Challenge #520 on Splitcoaststampers. Vicki was the hostess and she chose coastal cabana, real red and daffodil delight for her color trio. 
coastal cabana, real red, daffodil delight
I didn't re-read my email with the challenge colors before I made my card. And, I used so saffron instead - oops!!. I think I would have liked the daffodil delight much better on my card but too late now. 

 I decided to try these colors for an Easter card. With a downplay on the red, I think they worked. I recently purchased 2 new to me Impression Obsession dies after seeing this card by KittieKraft. I used it for my inspiration this week.

The background is the Impression Obsession Easter cutout square. I paper pieced the flowers with real red.

To make the frame I used some Spellbinder square dies. My sentiment is the Impression Obsession Easter Joy die. I cut in real red and layered the coastal cabana cut over that.

Now I have one Easter card finished. Still need a few more and I am working on that. As I am ending up this blog post, I hear the garage door opening. My hubby made it home safely. Thank the Lord!!
card details:
Paper: coastal cabana, so saffron, real red, ww, Paper Size: Square 
Accessories: Easter cutout square, bunnies, Easter Joy dies (Impression Obsession), Spellbinder square dies  
I am also entering:
1.  Challenge Up Your Life has an Easter challenge.
2.  Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has an "E" for Easter challenge 
3.  Bloggers Challenge has an "outdoors" challenge.
4.  Brown Sugar has an anything goes challenge.
5Aud Sentiments has a 2 word sentiment challenge.


  1. Hi Mary! Love the sweet Easter scene you created with all those cool dies. Have a great Sunday and week.

  2. What a cute scene.
    Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your Life.

  3. Wonderful colours and dies.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  4. Love your card and the colors you used. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. I love your fun scene you created Mary!! Those little bunnies are the sweetest. Sounds like you hubby was having a real adventure lol. Have a great week!

  6. Ohhhhh fantastic Easter scene card Mary!!
    Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "E is for Easter" challenge!!

  7. March Madness has descended on this household, too!
    I love how you used the SCS challenge colours for this pretty Easter card! Such a fun little scene. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  8. I've been following the games too! So happy the Badgers made it into the sweet 16! Love your Easter scene! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  9. Even my non sports watching hubby is watching the games! Glad your hubby made it home. Your card is amazing! Love the colors and the design! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  10. A wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining challenge up your life.
    Hugs from Germany

  11. That is an adorable Easter scene and I think your card looks great, even if you didn't match up your yellows perfectly. Thanks for playing along with the E is for Easter Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  12. Very pretty.Thank you for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our Easter Challenge.



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