Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mojo159 thank you

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well, fall has officially arrived both on the calendar and here in Pittsburgh.

It's been very cool and rainy the past few days. I had to put my furnace on heat this morning.

It was 61 degrees inside my home so that was just a little too cool for me so on went the furnace.

Just a couple of weeks ago the air conditioning was still running. Dont' like that sudden of a change but it's the way it works here in the Northeast.

My card today covers 5 challenges:

1. The MojoMonday blog has a contest the first week of every month so this is my card for that challenge. Julee Tilman puts together some fab layouts for us to work with. Wouldn't you agree?

2.  The colors for my card came from the challenge at Our Creative Corner.

Diane Gilbert was our hostess and she chose some really great fall colors. Two of  are the new colors from Stampin-Up.

3.  The 3rd challenge is a new one for me. It's the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. My paper doll  friend, Betty Wright, was just chosen as a new designer on this blog and I wanted to support her.
Our challenge is to layer it on. We have to have at least 5 layers on our card. I just hit that number.

4.  The 4th challenge is from the Stamps R Us blog. Their theme was to do an all nature card. Well everything on this card is about nature even the designer paper I used.

5.  The 5th and final challenge for this card is from the Denami Design blog. This is a new challenge for me. So a big shout out to Michelle fro mtheir design team for giving me the heads up on this challenge. We were to use ribbon on our cards. I used rick rack on this one.

My bird image is from the Stampin-Up "wings of friendship" set. I stamped the swirl branch in old olive and eliminated the 2 flowers that are part of this image.
I wanted to use the flower from the Verve set "dream big". I stamped it and cut it out.  I added a mustard button in the center with a sliver of cajun craze card stock in the button holes.

I stamped that in mustard and then rolled the edges in the cajun craze color. The bird image was stamped in cajun craze, cut out and popped up for some added dimension.

The "thank you" sentiment is from the same Verve set and is stamped in early espresso. I used a Stampin -Up border punch on both the mustard and cajun craze layers.
I didn't have any espresso ribbon so I found some rick rack in my stash that is very close to the Stampin-Up color. But my card base is the early espresso which is a deep brown shade.  My designer paper is from the "autumn vine" collection also Stampin-Up.

Well that completes the description of this card and my post for today. God Bless!!

card recipe:
stamps: Verve dream big, su wings of friendship
paper: Su early espresso, more mustard, cajun craze. autumn vine dsp
ink: old olive, early espresso
accessories: su border punch, button, rick rack


  1. Hello Mary! this is a wonderful color combination, and such a lovely image.Fabulous layering. Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular Layer-it-on challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

  2. Oh, so pretty, Mary!! I especially like that lovely flower in the corner. I played along with the Stamptacular and Stamps R Us challenges this week, too--weren't they both fun ??

  3. Mary, your card is so bright and cheerful. I love the color combo and you did a fantastic job. Your blog is fabulous too!

    Debra D.

    My Blog: Creative Heart Designs

  4. This is so gorgeous, Mary! Beautiful blend of the colors and the detailing is wonderful! Lovely card!

  5. This is just beautiful!!! Love all the colors you used. Just perfect.

  6. This is lovely. Perfect images with those colors. They look great together.

  7. Love everything about this sweet card, Mary!

  8. Beautiful elegance, Mary! Love the pretty bird and all the elegant swirls! Lovely colors!

  9. Mary, I LOVE your card! I can't remember seeing that SU set...how did I miss that wonderful flourish branch and that sweet bird?!

  10. Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

  11. These colors are just fab together Mary, and what a great job you did with the layout!! The bg dp is perfect, and the card is just yummy and sweet. TFS!!

  12. Really pretty. Like the ric rac and your cheery colors.

  13. Your card is gorgeous!! Love how you worked the colors and the little bit of ric rack is fab! You should also enter it over at DeNami Design's ribbon challenge :)

  14. Absolutely adorable card! :) Colour combi is wonderful, my favourite colours :) And you card desing is wonderful with great details and layers.

    Thank you for joining at SSC and hope to see you again :)


  15. Lovely card and those papers are perfect for the challenge! Love your style. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

  16. Gorgeous Fall thank-you! Glad you submitted it to the DeNami challenge.

  17. Really lovely card, I love this clean and elegant style. Stunning fall colours as well. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week, hope you will join the fun again next week. Happy crafting, Gemma

  18. This is so pretty! Love all the different elements and the colors are simply divine.

    We're so glad you entered this card in the DeNami challenge!

  19. Another gorgeous birdy, well done Mary you have been on a roll with the sketches!

  20. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us.



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