Friday, July 19, 2019

Hugs For You

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life. Hazy, hot and humid is our weather for today and with 87degrees temps not much outdoor activity in our neighborhood. 
We had a follow up appointment with the Orthopedic Dr this morning to check my hubby's fingers. He had a lawnmower accident on the 4th of July and cut a couple of fingers on his right hand and broke the fingertip bones in those fingers.  
He required stitches in those fingers and today the stitches were removed. The soft tissue is still healing but the Dr. is very pleased with the results so far.
His next visit is the 29th of July and we are looking for another good report. In the meantime he is not allowed to be out working in his garden. The Dr said there is a lot of bacteria in dirt and if it gets in the wound it could cause an infection. So I am being a policeman and making sure his orders a re carried out. This hasn't been easy for my hubby because he spend 4-6 hours daily in his flower and vegetable gardens and sometimes longer.
A friend came over and helped him out the other day and will come back again to help. Plus our next door neighbor who is just as avid in the gardens has helped out. Lots of others offered but my hubby is fussy about his gardens and won't allow just anyone in to help. I totally understand that.
Now let's move onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #743 on Splitcoaststampers. Barbara was the hostess and she chose old olive, mint macaron and calypso coral for her color trio. Optional was to use designer paper.
For my card I used some of the elements from the Stampin-Up May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit and made an alternative card design. The nest image and leaves are a card base in the kit. I cut it (3 ½" x 5" ) and added some color to the image by coloring the leaves and the eggs. This is my designer paper optional.

I used mint macaron, old olive and calypso coral Stampin Blends to add the color. The old olive markers were from the original alcohol marker release from Stampin'-Up and they are really dark on the crumb cake paper. The color looks more like mossy meadow, so I layered a piece of mossy meadow (neutral) cardstock (2" x 5 ¼") to complement the coloring. Here is a link to all the neutral colors we are using for the color challenge team.

Layered my image panel with soft suede (neutral) (3 5/8" x 5 1/8") and the card base is calypso coral (3 7/8" x 5 ½"). Added some calypso coral ribbon for interest. The sentiment label came in the kit as did the "Hugs" and "For You" words.
Well that's it for me for this post so until next time......God bless.
card details:
Stamps: Hugs from Shelli (Stampin Up May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: calypso coral, mossy meadow, soft suede
Paper Size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"
Ink: calypso coral
Accessories: princess & rose die (CottageCutz), Paper Pumpkin May Kit, calypso coral ribbon, stampin blends (Stampin Up)
I am also entering:
1.  Polkadoodles has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Aud Sentiments has a sentiment + bingo challenge. I used ribbon-stamp and die cut.
3.  Stampotique Designers Challenge is all about Friendship this week.


  1. I saw your card in a challenge! Beautifully done! Glad to here your hubby is doing better.

  2. Adorable card... thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles this week; love Nelly DT x

  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining our challenge

  4. I LOVE that nest stamped over the background! Beautiful. Thank you for joining the Aud Sentiments Challenge! Jill

  5. Very pretty, I hope your hubby is doing well! Just ouch!!
    Thank you for joining the stampotique originals designers challenge.

  6. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique challenge
    Jools x

  7. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)
    xx Arwen

  8. Cute!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stampotique
    Hugs Milo

  9. Hi!

    Looks great! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge.
    Hugs Nadine



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