Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fathers Day

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's a beautiful and hot day here in Pittsburgh. I am recovering from a bout of bronchitis. But, hope to be out and about soon and completely well.
I opened my windows for a bit this morning before the humidity and heat skyrocketed. I heard the birds singing so sweetly and feeding at the feeders.
I even got a first glimpse at a hummingbird.  We have had that feeder out for a couple of weeks but hadn't seen any come for a drink of the sweet nectar.
This time of year is so wonderful with all our gardens in bloom and the nest building underneath our deck. The baby robins have flown the nest, but there will be another robin come and do a bit of redecorating and then lay eggs. It may even be the same one but I don't know enough about them to say for sure.
Anyway, hope your weekend is going well and you are getting to enjoy some of this late spring weather.
Now onto my card for today. I am showing another Father's Day card. I make a lot of them and then pass them to my friends for giving to their husbands or dads. I like being able to share what I make.
I made this using the colors from CC532 on Splitcoaststampers. Vicki is the hostess and she chose coastal cabana, old olive and very vanilla as her color palette. The option this week was to use black.
coastal cabana, old olive, very vanilla

I thought the colors would work well for a masculine card and Father's Day is soon here. Somehow, I totally missed the very vanilla color here and used white instead.

I just bought this new text block die from PaperTreyInk. It will make some quick and easy cards. When I use it again, I will cut the block 2x for a little more dimension. 
On this card I cut the text block image in black and then layered it over a panel of coastal cabana. I tilted the panels just for some added interest. To complete the card I added some stars and a bit of licorice twine. The stars are a die from the MFT Blueprints 15 set.
Well that's it for me for today. So until next time........God bless.
card details: Paper: basic black, ww, coastal cabana, old olive 
Paper Size: A2 
Accessories: Text block die (PaperTreyInk), Spellbinders Matting Basics B, MFT Blueprints 15, Twinery twine 
I am also entering:
1.  Simply Create Too has a keep it simple challenge.
2.  Sister Act Card Challenge has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Crafty Ribbons has a men and ribbons challenge. I used twine.
4.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge has an anything goes challenge.


  1. Thanks Mary for stopping by and leaving a comment. Made my day. xxx hugs Tracy

  2. Such a great card for dad! Love that big text die and it looks fabulous w/ the color behind it.

  3. hello Mary! awesome card! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  4. Mary I like the way you used the colors, great Father's Day card :) Have a super week!!

  5. I really like the die cut sentiment and you did a wonderful job with the colors!
    Hope all is well with you and your family!

  6. What a great card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  7. Great male card
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly



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