Happy Tuesday!! Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog.
Well, we had rain again yesterday and more rain in forecast for the next 10 days. I am not complaining but all the rain has played havoc with the garden, and we have lost some potted flowers because they got too water logged.
One of them was a pretty verbena that one of my pre-school students gave me. It was doing so well then 2 weeks of rain was just too much for it.
I heard from my son and daughter-in-law yesterday about their expected arrival in Pittsburgh. She is in Boston now visiting her parents and will be here on July 22.
I am so excited to see them. My son gets in on July 24 and they will be here until July 27. We have a family reunion on July 25th. It will be fun to have them here for that this year.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #538 on Splitcoaststampers. Vicki is our hostess and she chose island indigo, melon mambo and sahara sand as her color combo.
|sahara sand, melon mambo, island indigo|
Our option this week is stripes. I used them in one of my stamped balloons. Somehow, I got the option mixed up and thought it was to make a birthday card. But, it all worked out in the end (lol)!!!
For my card, I used the MFT "party balloons" stamp set and matching die-namics. My inspiration came from this card I had pinned on Pinterest.
My melon mambo background designer paper is from the Stampin'-Up `sweet taffy" collection. The sahara sand frame is another MFT die as is the island indigo arrow and the pierced indigo band. I used mounting foam on the frame for added dimension.
The balloons are stamped in melon mambo and island indigo inks on sahara sand card stock. I also used mounting foam on the balloons for dimension.
The mambo ink looks darker on the sahara sand cardstock. Maybe because I just used my new Misti to get a solid image, and there are more layers of ink. Love this new toy and it works just as marvelously as everyone says it does.
I stamped my birthday sentiment in island indigo. The sentiment is from a set I received in the Dec 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin'-Up.
Well, it's time to close this post. I have a few errands today. One of them is to go to Penney's to look for new curtains for my bedroom. My hubby painted it a couple of months ago and it's time to finish off the room. I have had a new Comforter set for over a year but it didn't come with matching curtains.
So until next time.........God bless.
Stamps: Paper Pumpkin 2014, party balloons (MFT)
Paper: sahara sand, melon mambo, island indigo, sweet taffy dsp (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: A2 Ink: melon mambo, island indigo
Accessories: Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B, insta-frame, party balloons, lead the way, blueprints 3 die-namics (MFT), Misti
I am also entering:
1. Craftin' Desert Divas has a birthday linky party.
2. Crafty CardMakers has a sentiment challenge.
3. Jo's Scrap Shack has an anything goes.