Thursday, April 2, 2015

~Easter Joy~

Hello Blogger Friends and a happy April to you all!!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog.
My hubby and I were out in San Francisco for 5 days taking care of our sweet granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy. My son and daughter-in-law both had business trips. 
The time went by so quickly and of course we were exhausted at the end of the day. She has boundless 4 year old energy and wants to play all day. She was so sad the day we left to go home.
When we arrived in Pittsburgh, my daughter-in-law called us because Phoenix Daisy was crying. She wanted to FaceTime with us and the service did work on my phone in the car.  She called again the next morning and we did the Facetime for about an hour.
This video service from Apple is wonderful. And it's so perfect when you have family or friends that live far away. The quality of the connection is great. It runs over your internet connection or your cell phone service.
I will be back out there at the end of May because the parents want to go away for a little r & r over Memorial Day. Hubby wont make that trip because of work. I am already looking forward to it.
Now onto my card for today. I am showing another Easter card. I didn't make many this year and I didn't mail any of the ones I made yet. Hopefully that gets done today.
The colors are from the SCS color challenge #523. Barbara was our hostess and she chose and she chose choc chip, melon mambo and garden green for her color palette.  Our option this week is to make a spring card. 
melon mambo, choc chip, garden green

 I thought these colors were perfect for an Easter card. I also found some Basic Grey designer paper in my stash that had all the challenge colors and flowers. How is that for a great score???

My frames are from the Spellbinders floral oval and small oval collections. The Easter word cut in choc chip is a die from Impression Obsession. I cut it 3 times and then layered to give it more dimension.

To finish my card, I added some ribbon and bow with a sequin center and also candy dots from the brights collection at Stampin-Up.
Well, that's it for me for today. Time to get on with my day. So until next time......God bless.
card details:
Paper: choc chip, melon mambo, ww, Basic Grey sultry dsp 
Paper Size: A2 
Accessories: Spellbinders A & B matting basics and floral oval dies, Impression Obsession die, Michael's ribbon, Darice sequin, SU candy dots   

I am also entering:
1.  Addicted to Stamps has a holiday challenge.
2.  The Crafters Café has an Easter challenge.
3.  Fab 'n Funky has lots of layers
4.  Clear It Out Challenge is to use 2 or more things from stash. I used the last of both the dp as well as the ribbon.
5Craft-Dee Bowz is anything goes with a handmade bow.
6.  Get Creative Challenge is to use a die cut.
7.  Crafty Ribbons has an Easter challenge with ribbon
8 613 Avenue Create has an anything goes


  1. Hi, Mary! Lovely card for the season and great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing along with us, as well! We look forward to your visits to 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. A lovely Easter card Mary - pretty papers and die cuts - how wonderful you spent so much time with Phoenix-Daisy - can't believe she is already 4! Have a blessed Easter

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and layout!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  4. Mary, that's wonderful that you got to spend some time with the precious granddaughter - and Facetime with her too! Technology is wonderful.
    Love this Easter card and all the glorious colors of spring. So pretty.
    Thanks so much for the well wishes.

  5. Isn't technology an awesome thing! How fun she face times with you~ Love that paper on your card -- it's quite fabulous!

  6. Your card is gorgeous Mary:) Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

  7. Lovely and colorful, great use of the color palette. Thanks for joining us at ATSM,

  8. Beautiful colourful card, love the elegant design. Thank you for joining us at FNF this week.

  9. Mary, this is beautiful! I love the vibrant colors you've used. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week and I hope you'll join us again soon.

    Em AKA Creative Em
    613 Avenue Create DT

  10. It's a beautiful Easter card, Mary. I love the designer paper and that pretty sentiment.
    I have a 4 yr.old granddaughter I'll be seeing tomorrow and her 6 yr. old brother. Boy, can they ever take all your energy! But, I'll love seeing them so much.

    Have a wonderful Easter.

  11. Beautiful card and love that color combo.

  12. Lucky you getting to spend time with that precious girl! This is such a gorgeous card...I love the colors and elegant design, Mary! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  13. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  14. Lovely card, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  15. What a fab easter card love the colours you have used
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
    Tracey x



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