Sunday, October 31, 2010

flaky friends

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I can't believe we just steam rolled through another month.

What is the saying about time? Oh yes, that it waits for no man. It sure didn't wait on me this month. I blinked and it was gone (lol)!!

We had a harvest festival for the kids after service today. They played games, painted pumpkins and had face painting done.

It was a great day for them and of course they had lots of candy. Our church doesn't celebrate Halloween because we believe its a day that honors evil and death. So we have a fun festival for the kids instead.

Early this evening I met some friends for dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. Its a good night to go out to eat-no lines and no waiting. 

When I came home I decided to make a card for the featured stamper challenge on splitcoaststampers. The honors there went to Cheryl (aka cherylquilts). She has an awesome gallery and is quite a talented stamper.

I chose her flaky snow friends as my inspiration. I decided to keep her layout and the designer paper. I bought the Basic Grey "eskimo kisses" paper last year but just couldn't get any inspiration to use it. Today was my day. She used this paper on her card.

I changed the ribbon treatment and added a snowflake button and moved the sentiment to the top. I used the Stampin-Up watercolor crayons on this card. I am not sure if I liked them to watercolor. I have to practice with them some more.

I also added some polar white flower soft as snow at the base of the snowmen. First time I have used this.  Ilike the look.

Well that's my card for today. I have another one for my Christmas stash. I really need to do some mass production work real soon.

Good night and God bless.

card recipe:
stamps: flaky friends, just celebrate
paper: su bravo burgundy, ww, watercolor paper, basic grey eskimo kisses
ink: stazon black
accessories: watercolor crayons, nesties, ribbon, button, circle punches, polar soft
techniques: watercoloring


  1. This is adorable!! I love the flaky friends. Super job using that BG--it's so cute on this card :)

  2. Love the papers you used on this Mary - and that cute bunch of snowmen!

  3. SO pretty! Love the use of all that patterned paper too. Wonderful card for the holidays.

  4. I really love this card! You did a great job watercoloring and the papers are very pretty. Great idea to do a 'fun festival.'

  5. Love your snowman card! It was always a fave image of mine when the kids were still home and no one was was like it represented our family!

  6. So cute! Love the snowmen and the papers are so festive.



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