Tuesday, March 8, 2016

He is Risen

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. We had such a beautiful day here in Pittsburgh. Our temps were like what we normally have in May and this is March 8. The weather people are saying this happens in a El Nino year.
Don't know about all of that I suppose we take their word for it, but it just seems way to early in the year for weather like this. My hubby planted lettuce today. He is so excited to be out in his garden working again.
We were able to take the pre-school kids out today for about 20 minutes of playtime. They love going outside and letting off some energy. All in all they were very good today and tired at the end of the 2 hour class.
Since it's Dr Seuss month we read the Foot Book and then did a foot project. We traced their feet and cut them out. they colored them and added sequins for their toenails. Such a cute project and the kids just love art stuff. I can't believe that in 2 months our year with them will be over.
Anyway, let's move onto my card for today. This one I made for the current color challenge #573 on Splitcoaststampers. I am the hostess and we are having a bingo game this week. Check it out and there maybe something hidden in the game. Just sayin'.
I chose the left vertical row of strawberry slush, smoky slate, mossy meadow and pear pizzazz. Optional is anything goes this week and I am using die cuts.

I thought these colors would make a lovely Easter card. So that's the direction I took.

I started my card by cutting the large background die. Used the quatrefoil cutting plate from Taylored Expressions and cut in whisper white. Layered that over a piece of strawberry slush cardstock.

My next step was my flowers. I used a tiger lily stamp from The Rubber Café. I colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.
Layered them around a circle with some leaves cut with a Stampin'-Up die in pear pizzazz cardstock.

I just purchased this He is Risen die from The Frantic Stamper and I think it works well with the lilies. I cut it in mossy meadow card stock to complete my card. The card layout  I used is a Viva la Verve sketch from January.
Well that's it for me for today Blogger Friends, So until next time.........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: Tiger Lily (The Rubber Cafe) 
Paper: smoky slate, whisper white, strawberry slush, mossy meadow, pear pizzazz 
Paper Size: A2 
Accessories: quatrefoil die (Taylored Expressions), He is risen die (Frantic Stamper), secret garden framelits (Stampin'-Up), blueprints 3 die (MFT), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Prismacolor pencils and gamsol  
I am also entering:
1 Deep Ocean Challenge Blog has an Easter Challenge.
2Crafting From The Heart has an anything goes challenge.
3   Where the HeArt... is has an Easter Challenge


  1. What a lovely Easter card Mary - beautiful colors and flowers!

  2. I meant to comment on this one when it came through my e-mail the other day but forgot. I really like this one. So pretty.

  3. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Where the HeART Is Challenge.

    Helen N x



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