Wednesday, December 1, 2010

joy at christmas

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Our weather has been crazy the past 2 days.

Yesterday we had about 3" of rain. It was the most ever for a 24 hr period in November. It was horrible driving yesterday and especially last night.

I met my grandsons' school bus yesterday and they live about 45 minutes away. The drive over wasn't too bad but the return trip last night was awful.

It was raining so heavily and there were big puddles of water laying on the roads. It was so dark because of the rain making driving an adventure. It was just hard to see.

It took me over an hour to get home safely. It was stressful and I was so glad to pull into my driveway.

But, on the way home and even today I thought about something Ethan (the youngest) said to me yesterday. We were at the dentist office waiting for his brother to finish his appointment. He said that he knew that I just drive over every week to spend time with them and that made him happy. He said I was a gift to them.

Let me tell you he melted my heart when he said that to me. I always tell them that they make my heart happy.

Tonite we went to Aidin's basketball game at a school near our home. It was snowing on the way over. When we came home about an hour later the salt trucks were out to salt the roads. They were very slick in some communities.

The winter snow and cold is upon us.  This was our first snowfall today. No accumulation just laid on the grassy areas.

color challenge colors
Lets, get onto my card for today. I made this one as a design team sample on splitcoaststampers. I was the hostess this week and Iwas able to choose the colors.

I decided to pick colors that would lean toward Christmas. My choice was real red, river rock (mossy green shade) and olive green.

I knew I had some Stampin-Up  designer paper in my stash that had these exact colors in it. It is the "dashing collection" from several years ago.

The Christmas trees were stamped, cut out and popped up for some dimension. This image is from the classic Christmas set. The sentiment is from the perfect punches set. 

I added a gold star brad and that completed this card.

This is also for some other challenges:

1.  Christmas Stampin - where you make Christmas cards all year long.

2.  Stamp and Create-also had a Christmas card challenge

3.  Freshly Brewed challenge was also about Christmas

4.  Daring Cardmakers blog wanted us to use stripes & spots. My card is right on with this one.

It's time to dim the lights in charmed life land for another day. Until next time.........


  1. A very beautiful card Mary - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  2. What a beauty, Mary!! LOVED this color combo. I can tell how much your wonderful grandsons mean to you just from how you describe your time with them. So nice to know that there are thoughtful and loving boys out there who will grow up into sensitive, thoughtful, and loving men--especially with the love and guidance from their grandmas!!!

  3. Gorgeous color combo and super gorgeous card Mary! So glad that your travels were safe. I am so glad to not have to deal with snow and ice! Lol!

  4. Beautiful card!!! Love the colors, layout, and everything. Those polka dots really make it "pop" too! Glad you made it home ok....not fun traveling in bad weather!

  5. I just love these trees Mary and your different patters on the pretty DP's! great colors for the challenge this week!

  6. Such a gorgeous card, Mary. The colors are terrific. I love your dots and stripes. When I first saw it, it reminded me of your sidebar. Very pretty. The star embellie on top of those lovely trees is perfect.

  7. This is such a beautiful Christmas card, Mary...I love the papers you used and the trees are gorgeous!!!!

  8. Another great use of colours, and the trees are just so lovely Mary!



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