Tuesday, May 31, 2016

~Birthday Blossoms~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. Hope your holiday weekend was a great one. Ours was busy with lots of activity and definitely enjoyable.
We celebrate memorial Day as a way to remember and honor the sacrifice of those who have given their life in defense of our great nation. There were parades is so many of the local communities. The news media reported that there is a rise in patriotism in the US. That's always good to hear. There is still lots of good about the US and I am proud to be an American.
Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #584 on Splitcoaststampers. Maura was our hostess and she chose watermelon wonder, crushed curry and pumpkin pie. Our option this week was to use our favorite green. 
I chose old olive although not necessarily my fave. I think it’s a good color for leaves.

For my card this week, I decided I wanted to do some coloring of flowers. So I chose the Verve set “be blessed” because I like the flower images and I could color them. For the coloring I used the Stampin’-Up pumpkin pie Blendabilities, and also the Copic markers of R24 & R27. I thought they were a good match for the watermelon wonder.

I used the Verve “petal points” die to cut the flowers and I popped them up with some dimensional adhesive. The background designer paper is from the Stampin’-Up “color me irresistible” collection. I like the black backdrop to showcase my flowers. 

The leaves are cut from the CottageCutz leaves & stems die. My butterfly is also a CottageCutz “fancy pocket plus” die set.

Cut my center strip in crushed curry with an MFT die. The sentiment is from the same Verve set and I used the MFT flag stax dies to cut the flag. I am spreading the love around this week with the different dies and companies (lol).
Well, that's it for me for today. Off to finish my DT card for the CottageCutz post on Wednesday. Then we have my grandson's baseball game this evening. So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: be blessed (Verve)  
Paper: crushed curry, whisper white, color me irresistible & eastern elegance dsp (Stampin’-Up) X-press it blending cardstock (Copic) 
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: tuxedo black (Memento) 
Accessories: pumpkin pie blendabilities, regal candy dots (Stampin’-Up), R24 & R27 Copic markers, leaves & stems die (CottageCutz), flag stax & blueprints 3 dies (MFT). Petal points die (Verve) Techniques: alcohol markers   
I am also entering: 
1.  Crafting From the Heart has an anything goes challenge.  
2.  613 Avenue Create has an anything goes challenge
3.  Glitter n' Sparkle has a flower power challenge.


  1. Your pretty blooms really pop off the black background Mary!

  2. Love the flowers on your card, thanks for joining in at Crafting from the Heart good luck x



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