Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In Sympathy & Friendship

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

Hope you all had a great July 4th celebration. We had friends over on Friday night for dinner for an early celebration. Then On Saturday and Sunday night we had neighbors who had some incredible fireworks displays. The neighborhood skies were lit up with color. It was quite an expense for them I am sure. Just because of the length and the type of displays they both had. 

Now here we are in the midst of summer. I am enjoying the long days and warm nights. We had our first harvest of banana peppers today. Hubby picked about 7 of them so I will stuff them with a combo of hot and sweet Italian sausage. Our pole beans are also coming in at a fast and furious rate. I am planning on cooking up a big batch for dinner tonight. Just need to search my recipes for a tasty one. 

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #843 On Splitcoaststampers. Karen was our hostess and she chose rich razzleberry, pear pizzazz and highland heather for the color trio. Option is flowers.
I started this card by stenciling an oval with an oval stencil from MFT. I used a blending brush and wilted violet distress ink. I stamped the image and sentiment in rich razzleberry ink. The image is from Great Impressions Stamps - Queen Anne's Lace. The Sentiment is from MSE- Sympathy sentiments. 

I added a pear pizzazz strip on the left, punched a few butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch,  and scattered a few rich razzleberry enamel dots. And that finishes off this card. The card will go into my collection for when I need it. I like to have them on hand. 

Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.......God bless. 

Card details:
Stamps: Queen Anne's Lace (Great Impressions), sympathy sentiments (MSE)
Paper: highland heather, whisper white, pear pizzazz
Paper Size: A2
Ink: rich razzleberry (Stampin'-Up), wilted violet distress (Ranger)
Accessories: oval stencil (MFT), rich razzleberry enamel dots (Stampin'-Up), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)
Techniques: stenciling
I am also entering:
1.  Make My Monday has an anything airborne challenge. 
2.  We Love Chocolate Baroque has a beautiful blooms challenge. 
3.  Gem of a Challenge is anything goes. 
4Crafty Calendar Challenge is anything goes.
5.  Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge. 


  1. This card is so lovely Mary and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

  2. A beautiful sympathy card,thank you for joining in at MMM

  3. A beautiful tone on tone creation and pleasing design, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Beautiful Blooms' theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque July challenge.

    B x

  4. This is such a pretty and effective design. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque this month.

  5. How simple and effective is this. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining my challenge at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x



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