Monday, February 15, 2016

Valentine love you a latte

Hello Blogger Friends. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. Hope your weekend was a great one and in particular Valentine's Day.
We did something different this year. Instead of going out to dinner, I decided to make a special meal for my hubby here at home. He was really pleased with the Valentine meal that I served us.
I started us off with appetizers an a glass of Asti Spumonte. My hubby isn't a wine drinker but he does like the taste of Asti. Maybe because its sweet and bubbly (lol)!! The appetizers were simple just some Brie cheese, crackers and gourmet specialty olives. Our local Market District is kind of like a Whole Foods store and they have an olive bar with the most delicious olives.
For dinner I made my version of surf n turf. The surf part was a shrimp linguine that really had a lot of flavor with garlic and lemon zest. I tossed it with some fresh grated parmesan cheese. for the turf part, I grilled some strip steaks and served them with a blue cheese butter.
Then for dessert, we had some strawberries dipped in milk chocolate with mascarpone and another glass of Asti Spumonte. The strawberries were so delicious. I found them at our Market District store. So all in all our day was a special one for us. I even received a dozen of long stemmed roses. They are a beautiful dark peach shade.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for a friend of mine to give to his wife for Valentine's Day. She loves coffee so it was perfect for her.
My stamps and dies are from Taylored Expressions - the pizza my heart" collection. I stamped and die cut the mug on white paper to start. Then I stamped again in the pool party and basic gray shades so I could do some paper piecing.  
The little faces are a part of another stamp from this set so I decided to use it on the coffee cups. I thought they looked super cute. I cut the pool party background panel with a stitched die from MFT. It just added a little interest to this panel. My background embossing is done with an embossing folder from Darice on basic gray cardstock.
I finished this card with some die cut hearts cut from red glitter paper. It added just a touch of bling to complete the card. Well that's it for me for today. So until next time..........God bless.
card details:
stamps: pizza my heart (Taylored Expressions)
paper: real red, pool party, basic gray, whisper white (Stampin'-Up), red glitter paper (American Crafts)
Ink: tuxed black (Memento)
Accessories: pizza my heart dies (Taylored Expressions), Blueprints 15 (MFT), hearts ef (Darice)
I am also entering:
1.  Addicted To Stamps has a die cut challenge.
2Come And Get It Challenge has a love is in the air.
3.  Crafting When We Can has a add hearts challenge.
4.  Glitter 'n Sparkle has a love is in the air challenge.
5.  One Stitch At A Time has a love is in the air challenge.


  1. Have to say this is pretty cute and nicely made. SO glad you joined us at Come And Get It challenges, Carol DT

  2. Very cute card. The image is very super and your colours are perfect. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  3. Mary love you card, the color combo is really striking! Id say your hubby was a very blessed man! Your dinner sounds better than any you could go out to ;)

  4. Adorable images and card! Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.

  5. Your card is so cute Mary! I love your CAS design.
    Thank you so much for join us at the Come and Get It Challenge.
    Jessica DT

  6. What a sweet card and the perfect sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT soon.
    Jennie DT xx

  7. Soooo Cute! I love the stamp too.. Great Details.. also the faux stitches..
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Hugs Sol



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