Wednesday, May 13, 2015

~Well Wishes~

Hello blogger Friends!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Can you believe it's mid-May already??
We have only 2 more pre-school classes then school is out for the summer. That would make a good song title- don't you think or did Alice Cooper already have that idea(lol)!!! Just a bit of humor to start off this Wednesday morning in May.
We are busy preparing for graduation. It will be a fun night. The kids get to go on the stage and sing some songs for their parents. We have 10 kids in our 2 day a week class (3-3/12) and 12 in the 3 day a week class (3 1/2-4 1/2).
Next year starts our 3rd year in existence, and we are adding a 3rd class for the 4 1/2 -5 year olds. That one will be a pre-kindergarten class and run 5 days a week. The parents love the school and have spread it by word of mouth. Our classes are almost full for next year.
Even though we meet in our church building and are a ministry of our church, the kids that attend are not church members. I like that aspect. We have families that started with us last year and next year will be their 3rd year with us.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #530 on Splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess and my color palette was a send-off for the retiring Stampin'-Up in-colors. You can still join in on the fun over there.
I chose coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe, baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding and strawberry slush. You have the option of using just 2 colors or all 5 of them. The optional element this week is to use bakers twine or sequins in the in-colors.
coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe, baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, strawberry slush

My layout is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch #268. I love tilted panels so this layout was perfect for me. The background and tilted panels have designer paper from the Stampin'-Up "afternoon picnic" collection. The other tilted panel is embossed with the Stampin-Up "fancy fan" embossing folder.

 The "Sending" word is a new die that I just purchased from Simon Says Stamp. The well wishes sentiment is from the MFT set "better get better". I am sending this card off to my niece who is in treatment for breast cancer.

My die cut flowers and pot are from the MFT collection "spring garden". I also die cut the sequins from an MFT die. I finished the card with very vanilla ribbon and cotton perle twine.
Well that's it for me for today. Time to get ready to go to the gym and then back here for a cleaning day. I am having some of my stamping friends over on Saturday and need to get ready for it.
So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1.  Cuttlebug Mania wants us to use ribbon on our projects.
2.  Fan-tastic Tuesday has an anything goes with a twist of adding flowers.
3.  Loves RubberStamps has a add a sentiment challenge.
card details:
Stamps: Better get Better (MFT) 
Paper: coastal cabana, very vanilla, baked brown sugar, afternoon picnic dsp 
Paper Size: A2 Ink: Strawberry Slush 
Accessories: fancy fan ef, vv ribbon (Stampin'-Up), spring garden & sequin dies (MFT), sending die (Simon Says Stamp), cotton perle twine, Spellbinders matting basics a & b      


  1. lovely card and image thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

  2. Super cute, love the little flower pot.

  3. Love all the different layers and prettys dps Mary!! The little flower pot is so cute and love the pops of red on your card! Sounds like the Lord is blessing your ministry to His little lambs :)

  4. Beautiful card! Love the design and the papers you have used! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  5. Adorable card! Love how it is so cheerful and the die cut sentiment is so cute! Thanks for joining our Loves Rubberstamps challenge this week!

  6. Love your fresh looking card - beautiful choice of colours

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  7. Oh, I really like this one too! The flower pot is so sweet!



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