Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We Give Thanks

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Today is a big one for me.

I am hostessing my first challenge on splitcoaststampers as part of my design team duties. I even get to sport this blog button.

I chose the colors peach parfait, cajun craze and early espresso, I named the challenge the peach espresso craze. The option on this challenge is to use rick rack. These colors are so rich looking and perfect for a Thanksgiving card.

My cornucopia image is from an old Stampin-Up set "turkey talk". The sentiment is also an old stamp from PSX. I colored my image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

The designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "autumn vine" collection. I have used this on a lot of my Thanksgiving cards but the paper stack doesnt seem to diminish. I am really trying to use up my existing stash.

I punched my peach & cajun layers with a Stampin-Up border punch to complete my card

Today, was also another first for me. I went to the voting polls to pass out literature for one of our candidates. I just felt that it was time for me to get involved in the political process. I wanted to do more than just vote. So I will see where this leads me. The bibile says the Lord directs our steps and i firmly belive that!!

Also entered my card in the following challenges:

Lexi's creations:  there is an anything goes challenge on this blog
Wee memories: has an anything goes challenge

card recipe:
stamps: turkey talk, psx

paper: su early espresso, peach parfait, cajun craze, ww, autumn vine dsp
ink: cajun craze
accessories: su border punch, leaf punch, rick rack, prismas & gamsol


  1. Beautiful! The image is so pretty and I really like how you used the leaves. Also, that sentiment is fabulous. Such a lovely card.

  2. Fabulous fall creation, Mary! Loved these colors! Thanks so much for the wonderful challenge!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS, Mary!! That is SO great that you were a hostess for the first time. You picked super colors today. They really look spectacular together. I didn't have a chance to play today (to much else on my plate). But I saw a lot of the players' creations in the gallery today and they look awesome. Your sample is super. Way to go, my friend!

  4. Gorgeous color combo Mary! Your card is wonderful! Love the background DP with your cornucopia!
    You are the hostess with the mostest!

  5. YOur colors and layouts are always gorgeous, Mary! I have been to your blog every day, but have saved my comments until now. I'm so happy to be feeling good enough to stamp and comment! Hugs, my friend!!

  6. Great colors Mary! How fun to be hosting the challenge. Your card is lovely. Cornucopia images are great for Thanksgiving.
    Way to go getting involved with the Political Campaign. So glad though the election is now over.

  7. Congrats on your design gig!! How fun!! Your card is a beauty!

  8. Congrats on your first challenge, Mary....the colors you chose were gorgeous and your card is beautiful!!!! Love the wonderful fall image and your papers go perfectly with the challenge colors!!!!

  9. Your colors were excellent- your card is beautiful!

  10. Mary, this is wonderful! YOU chose the perfect blend of colors that look beautiful together! Wonderful thankful card!

  11. Congrats on an awesome first Color Challenge!! What a beautiful and perfect selection for this time of year.

  12. Mary, I love the mittens card. The colors are terrific together. The Christmas card you posted today with the nativity rub on is just beautiful.




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