Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
I haven't given a kitchen remodel update for awhile. Our contractor is coming back on Tuesday for the electrical work. He will change all the outlets, install the under cabinet lighting and the new ceiling fixtures.
The under cabinet lighting will give me a feel for how the new tile backsplash will look. I haven't finalized a tile selection as yet. And, also I haven't purchased my ceiling fixtures yet (lol)! I saw 2 that I liked in Lowe's but for some reason I didn't buy them.
My plan today is to go to a local lighting store and see if there is something that I like better there. Although, sometimes with me the more choices I have just makes my selection even harder. But I only have a couple of days to get them here for the contractor. So it's crunch time.
I have a bunch of errands to run today so let's move onto the card I am showing. This one I made for the inspiration challenge #543 on Splitcoaststampers. Audrie was our hostess and she took us to the Wayfair site for our card inspiration. Lots of beautiful home décor for sure.
I chose this Anabelle teapot as my card inspiration. and I knew I had just the right designer paper to create my card. I am still making Mother's Day cards so this worked well for me.

For the teapot, I used the Stampin'-Up "everyday enchantment" collection and the cups & kettle framelits. Cut it several times to change the handle, spout and lid colors.

I also used the pleated skirt fold technique for the card bottom. I tried this the other day for the first time and I just love the feminine appeal it gives to your card. Here is a link to the tutorial found on Splitcoaststampers.
I added some poppy red ribbon and bow. Die cut the hearts from the same Stampin'-Up framelits and stamped my Mother's Day sentiment to complete my card. The sentiment is from a Whipper Snapper Designs stamp.
Well, my friends that's about it for me for today. Tomorrow we celebrate Mother's Day here in the US so I am sending wishes to all you Mom's out there. Until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: happy mother's day (Whipper Snapper Designs)
Paper: naturals ivory, poppy red, everyd y enchantment dsp (Stampin'-Up ) 
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: tempting turquoise 
Accessories: cups & kettle framelits, poppy red ribbon, pearls (Stampin'-Up)
Techniques: Pleated Skirt Fold
I am also entering:
1.  Brown Sugar has a Mother's Day Challenge
2.  Crafty Gals Corner has a celebrate Mom's challenge.



  1. Happy Mother's Day! I love the details on this card from the pleated 'cloth' to the steam coming out of the kettle. So dear.

  2. Beautiful card. Love how you pleated your DP. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    ♥ Lena, DT
    Lena’s Creations

  3. Mary I love your beautiful card! The the dps are such a pretty combo! Love the teapot and pleating!, have fun selecting your lighting!

  4. Love this, the patterned paper is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Crafty Gals

    Corner Celebrate Mom Challenge
    . Lisa DT

  5. beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge blog.
    Karolina DT

  6. Lovely Card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen Dt



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