Friday, May 20, 2016

Sharing Your Sorrow

Hello Blogger Friends and a happy Friday to you all. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog.
Yesterday, I happened to notice that since I returned from San Francisco the leaves on all the neighborhood trees have burst forth. Everything looks so beautiful in bloom. We have more spring flowers coming up. The tulips are all done for another season.
But, my hubby has plenty of other flowers that will take their place. He does such a great job year after year with our gardens. It's definitely not my thing but, I love the look he achieves out there.
My thing is my card making. So onto the card for today. This is a 3rd sample that I created for color challenge #581. Our hostess was Karen was our hostess and she chose blackberry bliss, wisteria wonder, soft sky and pear pizzazz for her color palette. Optional was to use sequins.
blackberry bliss, wisteria wonder, soft sky, pear pizzazz
On this card I simply sponged the challenge colors on whisper white cardstock. I stamped the silhouette image in blackberry bliss. It's from an old Stampin'-Up set - kind and caring thoughts".

Everything reminded me of a sympathy card so that's the direction I went with my sentiment. I never have these type cards on hand when I need one. I used some Stampin'-Up striped designer paper from the "park lane" collection and added a ½" strip on each side of my blackberry bliss card base. I used dimensional adhesive to pop up the image panel

To finish off the card I scattered some sequins and die cut a butterfly. Well, that's it for me for today Blogger friends. Hope you have a great weekend and can include some crafty time. So until next time.......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: kind and caring thoughts, Thoughts & Prayers (Stampin'-Up)  
Paper: blackberry bliss, whisper white, Park Lane dsp (Stampin'-Up) 
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: blackberry bliss, wisteria wonder, soft sky, pear pizzazz  
Accessories: sequins (Stampin'-Up), exotic butterfly (Cheery Lynn Designs)
I am also entering:
1.  Aud Sentiments challenge is anything goes + a sentiment.
2.  Time Out Challenges has a "may all your weeds be wildflowers".
3.  A Beautiful Mess has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Brown Sugar Challenge has an anything goes.
5.  Crafting With Friends has an anything goes challenge.




  1. So beautiful colors and I love the stamps you've used, great work! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and playing along in our challenge!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.
    I hope you can join us again for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT

  3. wow simply stunning, I love the background. Thankyou for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenges for our ATG challenge. Hope you pop on by again Lynda DT xx

  4. Beautiful silhouette images and love the background--Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  5. What a great project! I love the design & colors you used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again for our next challenge!
    Simply Papercraft DT
    Creative Knockouts DT
    Aud Sentiments DT
    Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge DT
    Kitty Bee Designs DT

  6. All your leaves are growing while over here in New Zealand they are turning brown and dropping. I do love this time of year though, the colours are so pretty. Just love the background blending your created for your card and love how your images are like silhouettes against it. Its a fabulous card and I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

  7. Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)



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