Tuesday, July 26, 2011

another christmas in july

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog.
There is such a heat wave hitting all of the East Coast. Hazy, hot and humid are the order of most days for the last 2 weeks.

 But, I am avoiding the heat by making a trip to San Francisco to visit Brett, Ghilly and Phoenix Daisy. The temps are are 30 degrees cooler. Can you believe that?? 

Today the high temp was around 60. Brett lives right at the beach and you need a jacket when you go out for a walk. I have been taking Phoenix Daisy out 2x a day for walks. It's refreshing after the incredible heat on the East Coast.
My hubby is home holding down the fort or melting in the heat. I miss him but through technology we can talk on the I-pad with video and audio. This way he gets to visit with Phoenix Daisy as well.

I wanted to post a card that I made at our monthly stamp club. we each bring an idea with us to club. My friend Linda brought this idea as her idea this month.

I loved the frame we made for the penguin. We used a 4" square of patterned paper and did an origami type fold. It is layered on a Spellbinders labels 16 die.

The white background is embossed with a cuttlebug snowflakes folder.  We stamped a Christmas sentiment and used oval punches to cut it out. A little scrunched ribbon completed our card.

Well, my blogger friends that's it for today so until next time..........

Oh yes in closing I wanted to post this picture of my sweet little granddaughter, Phoenix Daisy. She is 7 months old now.

Some other challenges:
1.  Craft Your Passion blog has a Christmas in July.
2.  Paper Creations Ink has a Christmas in July.
3Pollycraft Monday challenge is also Christmas in July 


  1. Phoenix Daisy is such a cutie-patootie! And 60 degrees sounds wonderful. I am so tired of the heat warnings here in Iowa. Your card, with its penguin, is so refreshing!

  2. What a fun fold on this cute penguin card Mary! love the ribbon too! and Phoenix Daisy looks so cute! glad you are having a good time out there!

  3. Hi Mary love that origami fold you mounted the penguin on! A fabulous Christmas card with all the pretty elements!! Have fun with you beautiful Granddaughter and enjoy the cool weather. I escaped to my sisters this weekend and it was in the 50's at night Amazing!!Back home...the lows are in the 90's here :)

  4. Adorable card and I love the fold you did on it. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.


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  6. Oops....a do over
    Love your origami fold Christmas creation, Mary...so pretty! Your Phoenix Daisy is a doll and I know you're enjoying her so, so much.

  7. Love the paper fold on that card. Lucky you being somewhere cool and seeing your granddaughter! 90+ and horribly humid here.

  8. Oh, it must be so fun being on the west coast with your family... I am sure you don't miss the heat!
    Love the cute card. That frame is so great... and I love the cute penguin image. :o)

  9. Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges - wow your origami fold is great !

  10. Great Christmas in July creation! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at PCI this week!

  11. Aw, what a sweet card - I love the penguin and that neat folded border! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion challenge!

  12. Beautiful Creation Love your work

    Thanks for Joining us at Paper

    Creations Ink

  13. This is such a great technique on this card! Love the frame around the penguin! I'm so glad you are getting to spend 'real' time with your beautiful grandbaby! She is such a doll!



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