Sunday, April 28, 2019

Spring Floral Wreath

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this last Sunday in April. 

This month seemed like a flash in the pan. It went by so quickly. We started our day off by attending church service with my son and daughter-in-law. Then we went to brunch afterwards. It was a nice start to the day and spending time with family is always wonderful. 

I went for a 30 minute walk this afternoon. Trying to walk on the days I don't go to the gym. I picked up a few pounds over the winter and I want to shed them before summer comes. Walking and eating healthier will do the trick. We got into a habit this winter of eating dinner around 8:00 pm. It's not really good to eat anything past 7:30 so that's another thing that I will change. 

Now onto this blog post. This is a card I created using the colors from color challenge #733 on Splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess and I chose highland heather, gorgeous grape and pear pizzazz as the color trio. 
highland heather, gorgeous grape, pear pizzazz
For this card I used the CottageCutz "fresh spring floral wreath" die. I used cardstock in the challenge colors to create the wreath. Sponged pear pizzazz ink on some of the smaller leaves to get a little darker color. I cut a wide rectangle frame in gorgeous grape and added that to the highland heather card base.

Added the birthday sentiment and scattered some gorgeous grape enamel dots to complete my card. And that's it for this post. So until next time...…..God bless.

die I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Addicted to Stamps has a lots of layers challenge. 
2.  International Art & Soul has a birthday challenge. 
3.  My Time to Craft has a spring flowers challenge.
4.   Aud Sentiments has a birthday challenge. 
5.  Moving Along with the Times has a floral challenge. 



Saturday, April 27, 2019

Magic Dragon

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
 
Our day started off on a sad note. We had a memorial service to attend. It was for a woman that we have known since she was a teenager. She had a massive heart attack and died immediately at the age of 56.  She left behind her husband and 2 adult children.
 
There were several Pastors who spoke who knew them both well. Everyone focused on her exuberant personality. It was such an uplifting service. We celebrated her life and she left a legacy of people she touched.
 
We had an opportunity to see old friends that we used to go to church with back in the 1980's. So that was nice.
 
Now let's move onto my card for today. This card I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. I used the Magic Dragon die to create a card for a friend. She needed a card to say "sorry" for something she didn't get done as promised.
 
Well, I just happened to have one of those "punny" sentiments mentioning a dragon and the new sweet dragon die. I decided to sponge a cloud and grassy slopes on the background with distress inks. I used an MFT stencil for both. On the clouds I used tumbled glass distress ink and on the hilly slopes I used mowed lawn distress inks.
Next, I cut the dragon from Stampin'-Up garden green, granny apple green and mango melody cardstocks.
I stamped the sentiment and decided to add some cucumber crush baker's twine.
To complete my card I attached the image panel to the cucumber card base, scattered a few enamel dots and added a bow.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time......God bless.
 
I am also entering:
1.  A Gem of a Challenge has an anything goes.
2.  Crafty Catz has anything goes with twist of adding a sentiment.
3.  Time Out Challenges has a playful challenge.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Teacup Bunny

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

Well Easter 2019  has come and gone. It was a wonderful day of celebration for us. We started off with our church service. Both our worship and our Pastor's sermon were great. I even wore an Easter bonnet to church. I usually only do that on Easter and several other women had them on as well. 

Our dinner didn't go quite as planned but in the end everything worked out good. My mother-in-law go sick so none of my in-laws came for dinner .We didn't find that out until I put my ham in the oven. But a friend of ours invited us to Easter dinner a week ago. I called to see if they could come to my home for dinner. She hadn't put her ham in yet and wanted us to come there. So I took my Easter ham and side dishes and we went there. It was a wonderful day of being with friends. 

Now today we are enjoying leftovers. I made a ham and asparagus quiche for dinner. It was really delicious. I didn't have the cheese I wanted so I just used the cheddar that I had on hand. I had a pie crust in the freezer and I was good to go.

For my card today, I am showing one last Easter card. This one I made for the color challenge #734 on Splitcoaststampers. Jeanne was our hostess and she chose grapefruit grove, daffodil delight and berry burst for her color trio. Optional was to add some sparkle.  

I was all over the place with my ideas to use these colors and kept hitting a brick wall. Then I decided to case a card I made that I made for the sketch challenge in February. See that one here. I changed the colors of course.

I used 2 newer dies from CottageCutz - the Teacup Bunny and Bunny Kisses and Easter Wishes dies. I allowed my bunny image to be element 4 of this sketch. He takes the place of the 2nd banner.

For the bunny feet, I sponged grapefruit grove ink on white cardstock. It looks pink in this photo. For the optional, I used glitter enamel dots in daffodil delight and berry burst colors. This card was sent to my nephew and his wife. She just loves my cards and gets so excited when I send them one. 

Well that's it for me for today. So until next time...….God bless. 

card details:
Paper: daffodil delight, berry burst, grapefruit grove, baked brown sugar, choc chip, naturals white, perfectly artistic dsp, polka dot parade dsp (stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Ink: grapefruit grove
Accessories: Bunny in Teacup, Bunny Kisses & Easter Wishes dies (CottageCutz), flag stax die (MFT), glitter enamel dots (Stampin'-Up)


dies I used to create card:


I am also entering:
1.  2 Crafty Critter Crazies has an anything goes with a critter challenge.  
2.  Crafter's CafĂ© has an Easter or florals challenge. 
3.  Crafty Animals has an anything goes with an animal. 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Egg Painting Bunny

Hello Blogger Friends. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed life Blog today.

It's the Saturday before Easter. I was up early and off to the store to pick up the last items for my dinner tomorrow.
I am going to try a new recipe for one of my side dishes. It's asparagus with Dijon mustard cream sauce. I had it several years ago at a cooking class I went to and liked it. So hopefully the in-laws will like it as well. Just in case, I also decided to make baby carrots in a honey butter sauce.

For dessert I am serving an burnt almond torte. There is a local bakery that makes them and they are fabulous. So I am all set for dinner. The house is clean except for the kitchen. I just have to wipe up the floor and clean all the stainless steel appliances. That is an every other day job so not much to do there.

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #733. I was the hostess this week and I chose highland heather, gorgeous grape and pear pizzazz as my color trio.  Optional was to make it Easter or Spring.

For this card I used the MojoMonday sketch #512 for my layout.

The egg painting bunny is a die from CottageCutz. The bunny is cut in baked brown sugar and crumb cake cardstocks (neutrals). I cut the other elements in the challenge colors. I stamped my sentiment in the corner at an angle for interest.

The background designer paper is from the Stampin'-Up "frosted floral specialty" collection. The color is gray granite as is the card base (neutrals). The center striped designer paper is from the Stampin Up "brights" collection.

Scattered a few highland heather sequins to complete this card. This card made its way to my neighbor for her little girl.

Well that's it for me for this post. Time to get busy with my la:minute chores.

Dies I used to create card:
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzeggpaintingbunny.aspx

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzstitchedsquaresetbasics.aspx
I am also entering:
1.  Fairy and Unicorn Blog has an anything goes w/optional of Easter rabbits.
2.  Brown Sugar has a Spring or Fall challenge.  
3.  Crafty Catz has anything goes. Optional - all creatures great and small.
4.  Crafty Gals has an Easter challenge.
5.  Creative Moments has an anything goes w/optional of Spring or Easter.



Friday, April 19, 2019

Unicorn Birthday Wish

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today with The Charmed Life Blog.
 
Today is Good Friday and marks the start of  Easter weekend celebrations. We will have a service tonight at church and then on Easter Sunday. It's the reason as Christians that we have hope because of the resurrection of Jesus.
 
We will be celebrating the day with my in-laws here at our home. I am planning a simple dinner but my menu isn't complete as yet. I am still contemplating my vegetable dish. I did get the majority of my shopping done yesterday. So after I figure out the rest, I will make a quick run back to the store.  
 
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for a group DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. There was a new release of dies and we are showcasing them this week.
 
I used the new Unicorn Cupcake and the Fairytale Birthday dies to create my card. The layout is the current MojoMonday sketch. 
 
For the unicorn colors I used the colors on the packaging. It's all Stampin'-Up cardstock in highland heather, balmy blue, so saffron and bermuda bay. The card base is so saffron. I also used some bermuda bay ribbon to divide the card base.
 
I embossed the bottom of the base with the Stampin'-Up "seaside textures" embossing folder. I thought it kept with the ethereal theme of the card.  
 
My background paper is from a paper pack that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I really liked the watercolor look of all the paper. For this card I chose the soft purple pattern. I finished off my card by scattering a few purple enamel dots.
 
Well that's it for me for this post. Time to get busy with my day. Stop by again tomorrow because I will have another sample using the new dies.
 
dies I used to create card:
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzfairytalebirthday.aspx

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzunicorncupcake.aspx
 
I am also entering:
1.  Cardz 4 Galz has a pretty papers challenge.
2.  Sieze the Birthday has an anything goes challenge.
3.  2 Crafty Critter Crazies has an anything goes with a critter.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Magical Unicorn Birthday

Hello Blogger Friends. Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this Saturday in April.
 
It's income tax weekend for me. Our Federal, State and local taxes need to be filed by this Monday. I used Turbo Tax software so that makes it easier. Hopefully I don't run into any glitches and things go smoothly. It's going to be a warm, sunny weekend and I want to be able enjoy some of it.
 
That being said let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I started my card with this week's sketch #744 from Splitcoaststampers. The layout would allow my background paper to be seen.

I found this pink marble designer paper at Hobby Lobby. I thought it had a magical look to it and would work well with my unicorn image.
I like the colors of the unicorn on the die packaging so I used similar ones. Powder pink, highland heather and coastal cabana cardstocks are all from Stampin'-Up.  The unicorn is the Princess Pony die and there is a horn included to make it a unicorn.
I used an MFT stamp for the magical word. The unicorn phrase is from the new CottageCutz Magical Unicorn Dreams die. I decided to stamp the birthday sentiment on a cloud image. This stamp is an old one from MFP.
I assembled the image panel using a variety of adhesive- Ranger multi matte medium, double sided tape and dimensional adhesive.
I finished up my card by scattering a few stars. They fit the magical theme of this card. Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time...….God bless.
dies I used to create card:
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzprincesspony.aspx

http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzmagicalunicorndreams.aspx


I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Friends has a birthday challenge.
2.  Inkspirational has a pop it up challenge. I popped up my unicorn with dimensional adhesive.
3.  The Fairy and the Unicorn Blog has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Crafty Catz has an anything goes w/optional to make us smile.
5.  Daring Cardmakers has a bingo board. I used the stamping, paper and die cuts row.
 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Easter Cross

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this Thursday in April.  
We had a busy day at Pre-School today. The kids got to dye Easter eggs, make a little bunny project and decorate their bags for our Easter egg hunt next Tuesday.
 
The bags turned out so cute. I bought pink ones for the girls and yellow ones for the boys. I used foam alphabet letters to put their name on the bags. We gave them different foam shapes to decorate their bags.
 
Then we had a Mom come in for our mystery reader. The kids loved the story and were so attentive. She brought them a cookie treat to take home. So all in all in was a fun day for the kids.
 
Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #CC732. Barbara was our hostess and she chose early espresso, powder pink and soft seafoam for her color combo. Optional this week is designer paper.
For my card I thought I would try an Easter card. I wasn’t sure how it would work because these colors are so subtle – well except for the early espresso, but I pulled it off.

My background designer paper is from the Stampin'-Up "fresh florals" collection. I used the early espresso for my card base. It’s a nice accent for the powder pink.

The cross is cut in early espresso cardstock and designer paper. I cut the lilies in powder pink and for the stems I used the soft seafoam. I sponged the stems with the same color ink to make them just a bit darker.

I finished off my card by stamping my Easter sentiment in early espresso ink, added some green ribbon and scattered a few sequins.
 
Well that's it for me for this post so until next time...……God bless.
 
card details:
 
Stamps: Blessings (MFP)
Paper: early espresso, powder pink, soft seafoam, whisper white, fresh florals & early espresso dsp (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Seafoam (Stampin'-Up)
Accessories: cross with spring lilies, oval dies (CottageCutz), celery ribbon, iridescent sequins (Stampin'-Up)
dies used to create card:
http://www.scrappingcottage.com/cottagecutzcrosswithspringlilies.aspx
 
I am also entering:
1.  Aud Sentiments Challenge wants us to use an Easter/Spring sentiment.
2.  Cute Card Thursday has an Easter challenge.
3.  Moving Along with the Times has a that Spring feeling challenge.

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