Thursday, March 24, 2016

~Cantaloupe Flower~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
Kitchen update: The company we are buying our countertops from came yesterday to measure. It took much longer than what I thought it would. He was here for about 1 1/2 hours.
They do a digital measure with photos and then take it back to the company and do a computerized layout for us. We will see how the granite will be cut and what it will look like in our kitchen. We go in on Saturday to check all of this out. This is such an interesting process.
Then next Friday, April 1 is our install day. I am so excited. We have a few things to do before they come out. My hubby is going to remove our existing countertops. It's a bit expensive to have the company do it. He said it won't be a problem getting the old ones out. I will be without countertops and a kitchen sink for a few days during this stage of the work. Hopefully, not too long. I may become friends with my basement laundry tubs (lol)!!!
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #574 on Splitcoaststampers.  Vicki was our hostess and she chose  crisp cantaloupe, sahara sand and crumb cake for her color palette.
sahara sand, crumb cake, crisp cantaloupe
I will admit here that I had a problem with this trio of colors. But, since we can use any neutrals on our card, I decided to use a soft suede to accent these very light colors. Once I did that I was pleased with how my card turned out.
I started with my card layout this week and I used the MojoMonday #439 sketch.
On the background panel, I used sahara sand designer paper. It's from the Stampin'-Up "thoroughly modern" collection. My dotted panel is soft suede designer paper and also from Stampin'-Up.

The flower is a new die from the March 2016 release by CottageCutz.  It's the 3D Flower #3 die and the thanks word is also a die from CottageCutz.
The flower is cut in cantaloupe cardstock and I sponged the edges with cantaloupe ink for depth. I popped up each flower layer with dimensional dots.
For the "thanks" word I cut 2x in soft suede cardstock and a 3rd time in crisp cantaloupe and did a slight offset. It adds a bit of visual interest.

For the middle rectangle panel in the sketch, I decided to use ribbon and cardstock. The mesh ribbon is from May Arts and over that I layered a piece of crisp cantaloupe cardstock and then crumb cake ribbon from Stampin'-Up on the top layer.

To complete my card, I used the small butterfly die from Elizabeth Crafts and scattered some die cut sequins. The sequins are a die from MFT. And that's my card for today, my friends.
Time for me to get started with my day. I am on Easter break from pre-school and I have lots to do. Easter dinner is here at our house so cleaning is my goal for today. So until next time.......God bless.
3d flower
I am also entering:
1.  Through the Purple Haze has a flowers challenge.
2.  Addicted to Stamps and More has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Crafting By Designs has a 3 or more layers challenge.
4.  Fab 'n Funky has a flowers challenge.
5.  Ruby's Rainbow has "the earth laughs in flowers" challenge.


  1. What a lovely card using the colors Mary - love that flower! Good luck with your kitchen install - it's always so fun to have a 'new' room in the house! Happy Easter!

  2. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.

  3. Lovely card with a fabulous flower. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.
    Buffy x

  4. What a lovely flower, Mary. The butterflies are so pretty too. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  5. Oh this is SOOO beautiful Mary, I love the color combo, so fresh and spring!! So exciting,,,cant wait to see you kitchen all done ;)

  6. Beautiful card and gorgeous dies you them all...Thank you for joining us at TASM...Željka

  7. Lovely creation :) Thanks for playing with us at Ruby's Rainbow! Love, Manuela

  8. Beautiful card, love your flower...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy x

  9. Lovely card.

    Thanks for sharing at FabNFunky.




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