Friday, April 15, 2011

tea time

Happy Friday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Well, it's April 15 and tax day in the U.S. My federal and state taxes were filed a couple of weeks ago but I procrastinated on the local. And for just reasons in my mind.

Do you believe my township has 2 different local tax collectors? One collects for our school district and one for our township. Of course the tax was not broken down that way on the W-2 so it took a bit of figuring to get this done.

We have an accountant that works our taxes but he didn't complete my local form because of the 2 tax collectors and not enough info on the W-2.

I have been wanting to call our township office and voice my complaint about this nonsense. Why do we need 2 different agencies collecting tax? Oh well thanks for listening. I feel better now.

So onto my card for today. This one I made for 3 challenges.

1.  The Wednesday sketch challenge on splitcoaststampers had a great layout this week. It worked perfectly for my tea cup card.  Roxie is our hostess and she always provides such great layouts.

2. Our creative corner blog is having a tea party this week. I knew I had the perfect image to use for my card.

3.  The stampin sisters in Christ blog wanted us to use shades of purple on our card. Their scripture reference this week is from Mark 15:17. Our hostess Kris Breach has a great interpretation of this scripture. Drop by their blog and read what she wrote. It's very inspirational.

The image I used is from "a spot of tea" from my time made easy. I used various shades of purple cardstock and the designer paper is from my mind's eye-wild asparagus collection. A cuttelbug embossing folder and Martha Stewart border punch completed this card.

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

card recipe:
stamps: a spot of tea (mtme)
paper: su lovely lilac,ww mme-wild asparagus-floral purple,lasting impressions dp
ink: su certainly celery, pretty petunia
accessories: celery ribbon, pearls, cb ef, ms border punch


  1. Love the color combo and the cute tea cup!

  2. Pretty card, love those colors! Taxes, ah, they never go away...

  3. Such a beautiful card, colors and all! What is is with Pennsylvania and all their different taxes? Bill is from PA and when I first met him it just amazed me what all you got taxed for! Everything here comes out of your real estate taxes, so once and done, lol. Have a great weekend!

  4. Oh Mary this is gorgeous!!! I love this cup image and your papers and colors are soooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ... and great take on the OCC Tea Party as well!!! I had a blast with that one! Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi Mary! Awesome card, and I love your purples =) A cup of tea is always so welcoming, lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  6. Beautiful elegance, Mary! Love the elegant teacup and the beautiful border!

  7. This is a lovely card. What a beautiful use of layers! And who can resist being 'thought of' over a cup of tea!

  8. Nice job with all the layers, looks great!

  9. Cute card, Mary! Very classy! This sketch worked perfectly with the tea cup!



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