Thursday, June 25, 2015


Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today was a girls shopping day. I went with my friend to the Kirkland's and Home Goods stores. They are about a half hour away from my home. We spent almost 4 hours browsing through both stores and each of us bought a few things.
Then we got caught in a torrential downpour on the way home. I do not like driving on a highway when it's raining so hard you can't see and the water is ponding on the road. But, I exited as soon as I could and went home another way. It took a little longer but I felt better about driving on side roads.
I bought some wall sconces for my living room and when I unpacked the box at home one of them was broke. Now, I have to make another trip back to the store tomorrow. Friday's in that area are always so busy with traffic. Frustrating for sure.
Now onto my card for today. A few weeks ago I made this beach scene card. When I made it I sponged a couple of backgrounds and stamped the beach sand, sea oats and sand piper birds. So I had this one laying on my craft table. To finish it off, I decided to stamp a sailboat and a different sentiment. I stamped some birds in the sky and my card is done.
 Now I have another card to send off to my niece who is battling breast cancer. She completed her chemo and the surgeon did a lumpectomy. Her cancer is a rare aggressive type of cancer. She is doing her radiation now. I saw her a couple of weeks ago and I think she looks great. I am sending her cards to encourage her.
Well, it's late and time for me to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: : just beachy (Seaside Stampin' Ink), Sail Away (Great Impressions Stamps), scenic selections (Marks Finest Papers) 
Paper: : kraft, early espresso, whisper white (stampin-Up),    
Paper Size: A42   
Ink: soft sky, coastal cabana, crumb cake, early espresso 
Accessories:  mini ink blenders (Ranger) 
Techniques: sponging
I am also entering:  
1.  Crafting Musketeers has a shades of summer challenge.
2.  Life in Details has a summer/winter challenge.
3.  Sisters of Craft has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Crafty Gals Corner has an anything goes challenge.
5.  Ruby's Rainbow challenges has an at the seaside challenge.


  1. Beautiful card, so peaceful. Wishing the best for your niece!

  2. Such a beautiful, peaceful scene! Your niece will love it!

  3. Glad you made it home safe and sound! I hate driving in that kind of rain too.
    Your card is just so peaceful looking and beautiful. I know your niece will love it too. Gorgeous!

  4. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for the sweet words about Billy's graduating, it helps me get through the transition.
    Your seascape card is so lovely, it reminds me of my Jersey shore that I miss so much in the summer. Always such beautiful work, Mary.

  5. A Beautiful card! Thank you for entering our Summer/Winter Challenge at Life in Details! Hugs Julie DT xox

  6. Another beautiful ocean scene card! The boat was a nice touch and it is most definitely serene!

    Prayers for your niece!

  7. Such lovely soft colors. Perfect for this scene! Thoughts for your niece during this trying time. I know this card will make her smile.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  8. Fabulous card with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner Agnieszka DT

  9. Beautiful card. very peaceful, thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow
    Shaz dt x



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