Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year's Day and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had a great new year's eve celebration with our son & his family.

We typically celebrate my husband's birthday and then just have some family fun for the rest of the evening.

My daughter-in-law, Joellen, made a fab dinner. We started with a great salad- lump crab cakes and ended with pasta and an awesome bolognese sauce. Dessert was my husband's favorite -  chocolate mousse peanut butter pie.

We had such a relaxing evening with them. We played some games and then watched a little TV and the happenings in Times Square. We then spent the night.

It's always nice to wake up with our grandsons in the morning. Al usually takes one of them out for breakfast and a little one-on-one time. This year it was with Ethan. He is the youngest and of course he just loves the individual attention.

We watched the Penn State -Florida bowl game. Unfortunately, our Penn State team lost. We came back home around 6:00.

Our son in California sent us a baby pic at midnight and a text wishing us all a happy new year. In 5 days, I will be holding our new bundle of joy.

My card for today is one that I made for 4 challenges.

1.  The Waltzingmouse blog sketch challenge was a great one. I haven't played along with this one for awhile. But. I loved the envelope look of the sketch.

2.  Speedy's friends challenge blog wanted us to use something new. My designer paper is new. It's Stampin-Up's "deck the halls" collection.

3.  The cute card thursday blog has a "thank you card" challenge.

4.  Phindy's Place challenge blog also has a "thank you card" challenge.

My cherry cobbler layer is embossed with the cuttlebug folder "Kassie's brocade".
The" thanks" sentiment is from Verve and the frame is Waltzingmouse "vintage labels 4" set. They are designed to work with spellbinders labels 4.
My ribbon treatment is cherry cobbler seam binding. That completes this card.

Hope your holiday was a good one. Let me know what you did to celebrate. I love reading your comments.

card recipe:
stamps; verve, waltzingmouse
paper: su kraft, always artichoke, cherry cobbler, deck the halls dsp
ink: cherry cobbler
accessories: seam binding, nesties labels 4, cb ef


  1. Gorgeous paper you used for this sketch. It's just a beautiful card and I love your scrunched ribbon. As for New Year's Eve, I was sick with a cold and stayed in bed most of the day. Finally managed to get up and make a card. I watched 3 episodes of Criminal Minds and called it a night. Talk about excitement.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful New Year's Eve, Mary!! Your card is beautiful. I just love how you used that WM sketch. :)

  3. Wonderful card Mary and it sounds like you had a great New Years eve!

  4. Fabulous ribbon!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  5. Your card is so pretty Mary! Happy New Year to you! Thanks fro playing with Speedy's Friends!

  6. This is lovely Mary! Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011!

  7. This is pretty, love the ribbon!
    Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
    Happy New Year

  8. Gorgeous! I love that ribbon treatment, I really need to try it. Hope you have a fabulous New Year!

  9. Now that sounds like my kind of NYE celebration! Great take on the rodent sketch (as Edna would call it - lol)! Love the CAS style!

  10. This is so pretty and I love the ribbon treatment. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place and I hope we will see you again next week.

  11. Great card - love the ribbon! So much texture!

  12. What a nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  13. Lovely card! Congrats on the new grandbaby!

    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge. I hope you will join us again soon!

  14. Lovely elegance, Mary! So glad you had a wonderful New Years Eve! Soon you will be holding your new bundle of joy!

  15. This is awesome, Mary! Love the ruffles ribbon.
    Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  16. Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  17. What an elegant creation! Thank you for joining in with Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

  18. Cool job with the sketch and the ribbon treatment was a nice touch too!

  19. Sounds like you had a wonderful New Years celebration with family Mary!

    Love the ribbon on this pretty card! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch!

  20. Gorgeous! Love the scrunched ribbon!



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