Friday, May 8, 2015

~Mother's Day~

Hello Blogger Friends!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Springs has totally sprung in Pittsburgh. We are having some beautiful, warm days.
In fact, I turned my air conditioner on for the first time this season yesterday. It was in th high 80's and way too warm in the house for me. 
Funny, but as I typed this I decided to re-open all the windows. It's early morning and still cool enough to enjoy the warm gentle breeze.
This weekend is Mother's Day. I am still working on my cards. Not sure where the days are going, I guess I need to organize my time better.
I give cards to my friends in church, and I have always passed them out on Mother's Day. For my mother-in-law, we will give her card along with her gift. Then for my daughter-in-law, I will give her card in person as well.
So I am ok with the delivery, I just need to get the cards completed. I have 5 done and am working on a 6th one. That's my daughter-in-laws and I always want that to be special.
Now, onto my card for today. I have been wanting to use the Stampin'-Up "Lotus Blossom" stamp set and I thought a Mother's Day card was a good opportunity.

This is a 3 step stamping set. My flower is stamped with tangerine tango first,  then calypso coral and finally crisp cantaloupe ink. I really like the shading in the flower by using the 3 colors. Although there is a bit of a learning curve.
Stampin-Up has marked the flowers 1-2-3 so you know which order to stamp. And, they even have a placement guide on the stamps themselves. Just don't ink up the placement guide because it makes a wonky looking flower. I had to search YouTube to figure out how to use this set. Because, there were no instructions on the stamp set itself.

The background designer paper is from the Stampin-Up "gold soiree" collection. I layered it on garden green cardstock and then calypso coral for my base. This is such a beautiful collection of paper.

The light green panel is pistachio pudding cardstock and I used the Cuttlebug folder "birds and swirls. The "happy" word is from the MFT happy trio die-namics set. I finished by adding some calypso coral ribbon and a few pearls to complete my card.
The layout on this card is from the SCS Wednesday sketch challenge #539.  So until next time.....God bless. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Stamps: Lotus Blossom (Stampin' Up), Happy Mother's Day (whipper Snapper Designs) 
Paper: calypso coral, garden green, pistachio pudding, ww, gold soiree dsp 
Paper Size: A2 
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Crisp Cantaloupe, pistachio pudding Accessories: MFT happy trio die, Spellbinders matting basics A & B & circle dies, Cuttlebug birds & swirls ef, calypso coral ribbon, pearls    

I am also entering:
1.  Bloggers Challenge is May Flowers.
2.  Brown Sugar has a layers challenge.
3.  Frosted Designs has an "all about Mom" challenge 
4.  Crafty Ribbons Challenge is anything goes with ribbon.
5.  Addicted to Stamps challenge blog has a holiday challenge.


  1. Very pretty three step stamping and a beautiful card for Mother's Day. Love the patterned paper you used too Mary.
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  2. love the patterned paper you used - thanks for sharing your beautiful Mother's Day card at ATSM this week

  3. Beautiful card, Mary. I like the layering of colors on the flower. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  4. Love this pretty design and great layout
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  5. Such a beautiful card Love the colors and details. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Mary! Beautifully done! Happy Mother's Day!

  7. Very pretty card! Love those fabulous colors you used and great take on that sketch. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  8. Mary, your card is absolutely gorgeous! The rose really shines in its center stage presence, and the papers and embossed panel are marvelous accessories. Ever so impressive. Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

  9. Very nice spring card for mother's day! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back!

    La Vikinga, Crafty Ribbons

  10. Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  11. OH!!! So beautiful card!I love the color combo!Thank you for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

  12. Lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

  13. Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  14. Love the colors and the design of this gorgeous card! I have this stamp set and still haven't used it! Thanks for reminding me!!



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