Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mom - Enjoy your Day

Hello Blogger Friends and a happy Saturday to you all. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog this Saturday in May.
It's Mother's Day weekend and always a special time for me. My son who lives in California sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and some delicious chocolate candy.
Then tomorrow I will do the Susan Komen walk in the "race for a cure"  in Pittsburgh. My son and his family take part in this also. We started this tradition about 4 years ago when my niece was battling breast cancer.
She is in remission and doesn't want to do this any longer. So we decided to keep it up and then we go and have a Mother's Day brunch afterwards.  Hopefully the rain holds off and we get to walk in dry conditions.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my Saturday DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. Here are the details on how I created my project.
Step 1: I started my card by choosing my layout. I saw this one on Splitcoaststampers on Wednesday and knew it would work well for my card idea. I love using tilted panels on a card. I think it's such a fun idea.
Step 2:  Once the layout was decided on, I chose my card colors. I am using designer paper from the Stampin'-Up "English Garden" collection. It has a lot of pretty colors that I like. I thought all the other elements on the die could be cut in the corresponding cardstocks and give me a feminine looking card.
For the card base I used night of navy and the angled panels old olive and white.

The birdhouse is cut with a navy designer paper and a melon mambo roof. The bird in hello honey cardstock, flower pot in melon mambo and the trim in mint macaron. The pole is in soft suede and the bow in mint macaron. The Mom phrase is in night of navy.  
Step 3: Before I started card assembly, I wanted to stamp an additional sentiment. Sometimes along with the die cut sentiment, I like to add a stamped sentiment to complement the die cut phrase. I don't always have one that will work but this one was a good fit.
It's a 1-line stamp and  there really wasn't room for it on one line. So I pulled out my MISTI and masked the stamp to work it onto 2 lines.  
 Step 4: Time for card assembly. For the #4 layer of the sketch I used melon mambo ribbon.  And for the #5 element I used the bow that is part of the birdhouse. I moved this element to the left side so it would be part of the birdhouse. You can always tweek the sketch to fit your card. As long as it basically looks like the sketch given you are good.
To complete this card, I added my Mom phrase and some melon mambo enamel dots. My last Mother's Day card completed - right under the wire (lol)!! Never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything I want to do accomplished.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......God bless.
Dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Alphabet Challenge has a "D" for dots. I used enamel dots on my card.
2.  Crafting with Friends has an anything goes challenge.
3.  PolkaDoodles has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Aud Sentiments has a cute + a sentiment challenge.
5.  Crafting with an Attitude has an anything goes challenge.


  1. VERY pretty card! Love that sweet birdhouse and the background paper you used. Reminds me of a nice spring day.
    Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow for Mother's Day.

  2. Adorable and pretty colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. Fabulous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. What a pretty CAs card. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge week 19 Helen DT


  6. Stunning card. Love the layout.

    Thanks for joining us in our week 19 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

    Hayley x



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