Friday, June 19, 2015

~Simple Pleasures~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit the Charmed Life Blog. It's a rainy Friday here in Pittsburgh. In fact, it's been raining since last Saturday and it's supposed to continue for the next several days.
And our dog adventures are coming to an end tomorrow. My son and his family come back from the beach early tomorrow evening.
Last night I woke up around 4:00 and Apollo wasn't in his dog bed. So I got up to see where he went and lo and behold I found him in the living curled up on the couch. He even moved the pillow to get comfy.
I thought it would be best to have him in our bedroom since he sleeps in my grandson's bedroom. I had the bedroom door closed the night before and he was up several times walking around the room and whimpering to get out. I really didn't want him roaming around the house because I didn't want him on the couch or any of the other beds.
So tonight the door will be closed again. This is his last night here and all in all he did very well. He has a big backyard to run around and we took him for 2 long walks every day.
Now onto my card for today. This one I mad for the color challenge #528 on Splitcoaststampers. Peggy was the hostess and she chose the color palette of sof sky, blushing bride and crumb cake. Our option was Crabby (beachy), Shabby (chic), or Fabby (anything else). As you can see I chose the beachy option.
soft sky, blushing bride, crumb cake

To create my sky I sponged soft sky, for the water I used coastal cabana, and for the sand I sponged crumb cake on glossy cardstock.

I then used several different beach stamps to create the scene of sea oats, sand and the birds. The stamps as well as the sentiment are from the "just beachy" collection by Seaside Stampin' Ink.

I stamped the images and the sentiment in early espresso. I cut a beach umbrella with the Spellbinders "surfs up" dies in blushing bride designer paper and my card is done.

Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time.........God bless.

card details:
Stamps: just beachy (Seaside Stampin' Ink) 
Paper: kraft, early espresso (stampin-Up), kromekote glossy cardstock 
Paper Size: A4
Ink: soft sky, coastal cabana, crumb cake, early espresso 
Accessories: surfs up dies (Spellbinders)., mini ink blenders (Ranger) 
Techniques: sponging 
I am also entering: 
1Bloggers Challenge is all about summertime.
2.  Frosted Designs has a summertime blues challenge.
3.  Sister Act Card Challenge is anything goes.
4.  Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog has a summertime sentiments challenge.



  1. oh those colours are so calming - beautiful card and the umbrella is a great touch. Thank you for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. Annie xxx

  2. What a beautiful card design. Love those awesome colors and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs! Huggies!!!!

  3. Beautiful summer card, Mary! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  4. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us over Sister Act Card Challenge.

  5. Beautiful! You can almost feel the ocean breeze blowing toward the sand!

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



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