Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tall Tales Zoo

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

Well, whatever was bugging me for the past several days has moved out of my body. I felt so much better today.

Good enough to go out to the mall and to the grocery store. Our food supplies were rather low and I had to be really creative to put a lunch together for my hubby to take to work today.

He is so precious. Never complains just eats what I give him and, by the way, today it was peanut butter & homemade pear butter sandwiches.

I made up for the lunch by cooking him a nice meal when he came home from work at 9:00 tonight. He really likes these gourmet salmon-feta cheese-spinach burgers that I make. So I had that waiting for him along with a fridge filled with food. I found some new recipes that  I am going to try out on him this week.

Did you know that today is World Card Making Day? Yes, it includes the world. So of course I wanted to be a part of such a big event. I checked out a couple of challenges and this is what I found:

1.  The inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers is always fun. This week our hostess, Stef, took us to a Turkish site called "studio nommo". They have some very unique wallpapers.
I chose "the zoo" wallpaper as my inspiration.

I had some great Stampin-Up designer paper from the "tall tales" collection that I knew would work perfectly.

My Stampin-Up demo,Christine, gave me some layouts & ideas a few weeks ago for this paper.

This paper is all about zoo animals. I didn't have a zoo image for my scallop circle so I cut one of the elephants out of the paper and popped it up for a little dimension.

I added some so saffron ribbon with a button-stamped my birthday sentiment and that completed this card. It will be a kids birthday card.

2.  The 2nd challenge is the Pals Paper Arts challenge. The current challenge is titled "all buttoned up". We are to use buttons on our card this week.

3  The 3rd challenge is Saturday's Speedy's friends challenge. Oh yes, by adding the ribbon and button this qualified for this challenge as well.

Well, it's late and time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. Church in the morning. Good night & God bless!!

card recipe:
stamps: wow flowers
paper: su old olive, so saffron, tall tales dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: su so saffron ribbon, old olive button, scallop circle & 1 3/8 punch


  1. Mary - this card is so darn adorable! It is just perfect for the little people!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  2. Love this precious card, Mary!! Such cute animals!!

    Thanks for sharing this delightful creation with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's buttons and bows challenge!!

  3. Mary, I am glad to hear you are feeling better. Your husband sounds like mine, a good natured guy who never complains :) Those spinach-feta-salmon burgers sound like something he would love!
    Your card is so adorable, love those cheery animals. They always make me smile.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  4. What fun colors! I love those zoo animals. I'm so glad that you are feeling better now :)

  5. So much FUN! Loving those colors! TFS :0)

  6. Your card is so darling...and just FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing your link at the Papercraft Star Challenge blog!

  7. I love this Tall Tales DSP - I have carefully hoarded a few sheets myself! This card is so sweet - thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!

  8. Awww! I love it, Mary! This was one of my favorite cute! Great layout! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  9. Beautiful card!!! Great use of the DSP. Thanks for playing along with us PALS!!

  10. What a fun and happy design, Mary!!!! Your little animals are sooo cute and I just love the button and ribbon treatment!!! I'm glad you are feeling better....the peanut butter and pear butter sandwich sounds yummy, too!!!

  11. Beautiful card Mary, love the popped up elephant, and your burgers have me drooling...they sound delicious!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  12. Mary your card is so sweet - perfect for all of the challenges! I am glad you are feeling better and DH sounds like a keeper for sure!! Thanks for playing with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends!

  13. Super cute card Mary! Love that image, the matching paper... great colors! :o)

  14. Your card is so sweet! I love that DSP! Thanks so much for playing at PPA!

  15. Oh MAry! This is just the cutest card!! I love the matching, and so sweet!

  16. Sweeeet!! I remember seeing this one in the challenge!! Great card!

  17. Love the fun animals on this multichallenge card Mary! nice job on it!



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