Thursday, May 24, 2018

Birthday Bouquet

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.
It's a beautiful Spring day here in Pittsburgh. Our gardens are coming to life after a long winter. My hubby has planted his peppers and basil yesterday. Looking forward to the first basil cutting already. Pesto is one of my summer delights.
I am also finished with Pre-School and enjoyed my first week of summer vacation. I have made a to-do list of things I want to accomplish over summer break. The biggest one is my craft room. Looking to give it a bit more organization. Hopefully, I get my list completed. I am determined so that always helps.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #688. Stef is the hostess and she chose smoky slate, watermelon wonder and old olive for her color trio. Optional was to use a die cut.
smoky slate, watermelon wonder, old olive
For my card layout, I used the Jan 2018 cardmaps sketch. I somewhat modified it and left off the ribbon and bow. These sketches are published quarterly and for the January quarter they had 10 different sketches to choose from along with samples from designers. I will be using these again for sure.

 The background old olive designer paper is from the Stampin'-Up "merry little Christmas" collection. The watermelon wonder flags were cut from the Stampin'-Up "color me irresistible" collection. I used the MFT flag stax.

My vase of flowers is the "Flowers for Mom" die from CottageCutz. It's a versatile die that can be used all year round. I turned it into a birthday bouquet.

The sentiment is from the Verve set "be blessed". Added a few metallic enamel shapes to complete the card. Now I have an extra birthday card on hand for some upcoming summer birthdays.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time...….God bless.
card details:
Stamps: be blessed (Verve)  
Paper: whisper white, watermelon wonder, smoky slate, old olive, merry little Christmas & color me irresistible dsp (Stampin'-Up)  
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: watermelon wonder (Stampin'-Up), tuxedo black (Memento)  
Accessories: Flowers for Mom, circle dies (CottageCutz), flag stax, bracket tab dies (MFT), metallic enamel shapes (Stampin'-Up) 
CottageCutz dies used:
I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Creations has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Crafty Gals has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Inspiration Destination has an anything goes challenge.  


  1. Wow! You followed the board and sketch beautifully! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  2. Your flowers are so pretty with this sketch. I am a new follower. Hope you will stop by (Carson's Creations) if you get a chance.

  3. Love, love how well you coordinated the layout - cute card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)



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