Tuesday, September 7, 2010

great pumpkin

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Hope you all had a great holiday weekend or if you are across the pond I hope you enjoyed the week-end.

We spent time on Sunday with family. On Monday we had some friends over here for a cook-out to celebrate the last holiday of summer.

Today, I had some errands to run and had the chance to spend several hours at Whole Foods and then Trader Joe's. I really like both of these stores and picked up some great cheeses and olive oil and lots of other stuff to numerous to mention.

After my shopping, I headed over to meet my grandsons school bus. We had a few hours together then I dropped them off at football practice and headed home.

It's now the end of the day and almost the night so I wanted to post my latest card here on my blog.

But, before I do that let me mention that if you currently use one of the free Leelou blogs templates for your blog design you need to check her announcement on her blog.
She is changing servers and all the blog templates need to be re-loaded by Friday. You could lose your design if you don't.

Now onto my card for today. I made this one for 2 challenges:

1.  The Saturday inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers had us visiting the site of "Elizabeth Embellishments.  This is such a great site with lots of inspiration for rubber stampers!!

I chose the "great pumpkin" as my card inspiration. I had this embossed pumpkin die-cut from "we r memory keepers" so the pumpkin part was easy.
2.  I needed a card layout and that's where the 2nd challenge came in. The Waltzingmouse sketch challenge blog had a great one this week. I knew it would work so well with my pumpkin.

My designer paper is from Stampin-Up's  "sweet pea collection".

I added some rick rack and stamped just the words "give thanks" from a verve set called 1 Chron 16:34.

That completed my card and also this post. It's time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. God Bless!!


  1. Love the dots!! Sorry I haven't stopped by - I really do mean to LOL - Love the orange on this too!

  2. Ooooh, I'l lovin all the orange, Mary...makes for one, fabulous fall card!!!!!

  3. This IS a great pumpkin, Mary!! I just love all those oranges (colors!! not fruits) you used. I just used that WaltzingMouse sketch myself for a project today (will post tomorrow) and found it really fun. I love seeing how others use sketches!!! Great work :)

  4. Love this adorable pumpkin!! excellent layout too.

  5. Darling card Mary!! I wish we had a Trader Joe's close by. Love that place!

  6. What an awesome card, Mary. Great sketch you used and such a pretty pumpkin! Love your card.

  7. What a sweet card Mary! That big pumpkin looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

  8. Yep, what a cracking way to frame the large pumpkin image!! fabby! Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

  9. Great card. Love the Orange, the Polka Dots and the wonderful Pumpkin. Perfect for Fall.



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