Wednesday, April 22, 2015

You Are Loved

Hello Blogger Friends!!! Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit the Charmed Life Blog. I am nursing a spring cold. The type with chest congestion and a cough. Several of the kids were coughing and sneezing last week in preschool. I am guessing that's where I picked it up.  Oh well its on the downside now so I expect to be back to normal by the weekend.
As I type this post, I looked out the window and the rain we were getting turned to snow. How crazy is that for the end of April?? 
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for my niece who is battling breast cancer. She completed her chemo and today is having a lumpectomy. Then she starts radiation. She has an aggressive form of cancer but the doctors caught it very early with a mammogram. I have been trying to send her cards to let her know I am praying for her.
tempting turquoise, rose red, island indigo
This is my sample for CC526. Vicki is our hostess and she chose tempting turquoise, rose red and island indigo for her color trio. Dessert is to use flowers.

I decided to create an outside garden scene this week. My inspiration came from this card from the KittieKraft blog. I added some layers, an embossed background and the die cut tree to give it my touch. As well as change the colors.
I cut my tree from the Taylored Expressions shade tree die. The background embossing is the Stampin-Up "cloudy day" folder. I brayered the embossing folder with turquoise ink to add a little background color.

My hilly slope is cut with the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders die in turquoise.
I recently purchased the Impression Obsession wheelbarrow die and this card was the perfect opportunity to use it.

 The wheelbarrow is cut with island indigo cardstock and the flowers are from the Poppy Stamps wildflower patch die.

I finished up my card by adding the die cut "you". I cut it several times for dimension and layered the choc chip slightly offset.
My sentiment on the wheelbarrow is from the Simon Says Stamp set "expressions for you". It also includes the "You" die.
Well that's my card for today. So until next time.........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: Expressions For You (Simon Says Stamp) 
Paper: ww, tempting turquoise, rose red, choc chip, island indigo (Stampin-Up) 
Paper Size: A6 
Ink: basic black (Stampin-Up) 
Accessories: Shade tree (Taylored Expressions), Cloud Day Embossing Folder (Stampin-Up), Wheelbarrow (Impression Obsession), Wildflower Patch (Poppy Stamps), stitched hillside (Lawn Fawn), Heart Punch(Marvy Uchida)   

I am also entering:
1.  Addicted To Stamps has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Crafty Gals Corner has a girls, girls, girls challenge. Flowers and girls go together and I made this one especially for my niece.
3Curtain Call has a bouquet challenge.
4.  Die Cuttin' Divas has a Garden Month challenge. Something from the garden.
  2 Crafty Girls has a spring time challenge. This is a brand new challenge- check it out.


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls for our first challenge, I hope to see you back for more!!! Amy

  2. I am sure your niece will love this and it is so kind of you to show her how loved she is while she's going through such a scary time. Sending lots of good thoughts her way. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  3. Wow!! This is fabulous!!! Love all the details!!! Thanks for playing with us to Addicted to Stamps and More!!

  4. Love this card. Great die-cuts and fabulous colors! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls for our first challenge :-)

  5. I just love your card, it is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  6. Your card looks amazing Mary - Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM xx

  7. What a lovely and supportive card for your niece, Mary! I love the beautiful scene you've created! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  8. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  9. So pretty. Love the colours you used.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  10. Very sweet scene Mary, great dimension! Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

  11. The color combo really works and this is just stunning. Thanks for joining in our garden challenge at DCD this week.



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