Monday, September 10, 2018

Birthday Tulips

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
Hope your weekend was a great one and you were able to do some crafting or something else fun. I put out all my fall decorations. Sunflowers, pumpkins, fall leaves and scarecrows are adorning the living room, dining room and kitchen. I have several Thanksgiving themed decorations that I will put out at the end of October.
We are having a massive rainfall here in Pittsburgh and yesterday the police sent a community wide call and asked people to stay off the roads. There were power failures and flooding so it was a day for indoor activities.
Our home is fine but there is a creek that runs behind our house that is really swollen with all the rain. We have had 10" of rain so far. It is supposed to stop around 4:00 this afternoon.  It has been raining since late Friday night. I am more than ready for it to be finished.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #692 on Splitcoaststampers. Karen was our hostess and she chose very vanilla, mint macaron and blushing bride for her color trio. Optional was to create a vintage card.
very vanilla, mint macaron, blushing bride
Vintage is so out of my comfort zone but Karen put forth the challenge, so I had to give it a go. I had this card pinned on my Pinterest board so I used the layout but changed the colors. I needed all the help I could get (LOL).

I used the tranquil tulips set from Stampin'-Up on my card. Love how this set stamps to give the image a somewhat watercolor look.

My background mint macaron designer paper is from the color me irresistible collection. The angled layer has designer paper from the Stampin'-Up "bundle of love" collection. Distressed all the edges for the vintage look with the Tim Holtz distressing tool.

The doily is cut in blushing bride cardstock with a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Added some linen thread, ribbon and pearls to finish off this card. Birthday sentiment stamped in soft suede ink.
Well, that's it for me for this post. Have lots to do around my home today. Tomorrow it's my first day of Pre-School. Summer vacation is officially over!!!
card details:
Stamps: tranquil tulips (Stampin'-Up), silly shells (MFP)  
Paper: mint macaron, blushing bride, very vanilla, bundle of love, color me irresistible dsp 
Paper Size: A2  
Ink: soft suede
Accessories: blushing bride ribbon, linen thread, pearls (Stampin'-Up), Polynesian sails die (Cheery Lynn Designs)  
I am also entering:
1.  Crafting from the Heart has an anything goes challenge.
2.  heARTful Stamping has an anything goes + use a stamp challenge.
3.  Stamping Sensations has a "B" challenge. I have blushing bride cardstock and ink, bow and birthday sentiment.
4.  A Vintage Journey has a back to nature challenge.


  1. You have created an extremely pretty card Marry and the soft pinks work very well to achieve a feminie feel, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. What a pretty card and the colours really compliment each other. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  3. Very pretty card. Love the colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  4. A wonderful card using a lovely colour tones . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey

  5. What lovely layering of panels with your pink and green Mary - and your tulips are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx



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