Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Belli Challenge #105

pocket card front
Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.

Today will be a quick post because it's one of those busy, busy days before a holiday. I am having thanksgiving dinner at my home tomorrow and its a big prep day for me.

pocket card inside view

Everything that I can make or cut in advance I do. So very shortly my home will be filled with lots of good smells.

I will be chopping the celery & onions for my bread stuffing. I don't make this until Thursday morning but it's easy once everything is cut up.

My menu is mostly the same every year. My family & my in-laws like it so I figure why not repeat a success story every year. The only thing that really changes is the vegetable casserole. My daughter-in-law who is an excellent cook will wow us with something delicious. And of course the kids want their corn.
Roast Turkey
Bread Stuffing
Tennessee Yam Casserole
Cranberry-Apple Casserole
Vegetable Casserole (my daughter-in-law will bring)
Corn (for the kids)
Rolls & butter
Pumpkin & Apple Pie
So Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. Enjoy your day and remember to think about all your blessings from the past year.

My card for today is one that I made for the Creative Belli challenge. I am sampling this week with the Creative Belli Blog Design team. Whoo-Hoo a big honor for me!! 

This week the challenge is to use any embellishments that begin with an "R",

such as: ribbon, roses, rub-ons, ric rac, etc

The card is the same design from this post I just used different papers. Their challenge was to use something with the letter "R". My card was stamped in red ink  and uses red paper and button (all cherry cobbler). On my cherry cobbler piece on the front I used a cuttlebug folder to emboss it for some dimension.

The  "joy"sentiment on the front is a stamp from A-muse stamps and the inside is Stampin-Up's "season of joy" set. The bow on the front was an idea that I saw on Vicki Webb's blog.

All you do to create the bow is use oval punches. I really like the look it gives. For some bling on the inside I used Stampendous dot sparklers. Some real old stuff from my stash.

Time to get busy in my kitchen so until next time. God Bless!! 

card recipe
stamps: a-muse, season of joy (stampin-up)
paper: su cherry cobbler,choc chip dcwv christmas pack
ink: cherry cobbler
accessories; su button, gold cord, oval punches, oval punch, dot sparklers


  1. How cute is this? I love the oval punches and the ribbon- I am going to have to CASE this...! Welcome to the Belli challenge- look forward to working with you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. this is fabulous Mary!!! what a fun & creative design! So glad to have you as one of the belli girls!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

  3. This is gorgeous Mary!! What a creative design. Beautiful take on the r challenge!! Welcome to the team!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all goes well with dinner at your house!!

  4. So cute and festive. Have a warm, safe and happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Oh, Mary what a neat card! Love the bow with the ovals! I'm so glad you are stamping with the Creative Belli Team.

  6. Awesome pocket card Mary!! I love the embossing, the beautiful images and your bow...will have to try that cool idea. Have blessed Thanksgiving sharing with your family. :)

  7. I just love your creative bow. What a beautiful addition to your card.

    Sounds like your family is in for lots of yummies tomorrow. For the first time in years we aren't having dinner at our house, so I'm only responsible for the dressing and a pumpkin roll. Easy peasy!

  8. Oh I love the branch that you used on this card! Have a wonderful holiday with friends and family!!

  9. I just love your fabulous present card,'s such a clever design and every little detail is perfect!!!!! I am so excited you are on the Belli team...what fun!!! Now, what time is dinner cause I think I would rather go eat at your house than cook...LOL!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  10. Fantastic, you really went all out, wonderful designs and gorgeous project!

  11. Wow! This is so clever! Love the images!

  12. Great pocket card. Love this design.

  13. What a fun design on this present card Mary!

  14. This is darling! Love your "bow" and the cute little pocket design!

  15. Mary, this is just beautiful! When I first saw it I thought is was a decorative box. Fabulous! Your Thanksgiving menu sounds yummy!

  16. Mary, this pocket card is fabulous!! I love RED, as you know, so this card put a big smile on my face. Great job, GF!!

  17. What a great card Mary. Love the shape, the great colors... lovely papers. :o)



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