Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Hope you are all enjoying the lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. I sure am.

We are having a fun week with our youngest grandson, Ethan. He has a basketball camp on our end of town and has been staying over with us all week. He loves it because his brothers aren't here, and he gets all the attention.

It's a big change in my routine and at the end of the day I am tired and so ready to go to bed (lol)!! Guess that's why you have kids when you are young.

Well, lets move onto my card because I have to leave in a bit to go and pick him up from the camp.

I made this one for the color challenge on splitcoaststameprs. Karen barber was our hostess and she picked a great trio of colors. She is calling it "not quite breezy cobbler". A catchy name wouldn't you agree?
It's not quite navy, baja breeze and cherry cobbler.

My flower pot & poinsettia image is something new I bought at the stamp show this week-end. Its from Darcie Stamps company..

They sell these images they call "u-cuts". Sort of like die-cuts but you cut them out. They are already pre-colored so it makes for a quicker card.

I bought some Christmas themed ones and decided to use the poinsettia and pot for this challenge. The pot would cover the baja breeze color requirement.

My patterned paper is from Stampin-Up's  "jolly holiday" collection.

On the not quite navy panel I used a cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder. To the very vanilla border punched scallop layer, I added some cherry cobbler seam binding and bakers twine.

I popped on a button to complete the card.

Some other challenges:
1.  I used the layout from the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge #125.
2Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge.
3.  The word play weekend challenge is Christmas /Winter.

That's it for today, so until next time................


  1. Beautiful! Fabulous little potted poinsettia and love the twine/button/holly leaves in the corner. Great layout too!

  2. Such a pretty card with colors just right for the holidays. I like how you did the border strip with the punched edges and the twine. TFS!

  3. Hope you are having a great week, Mary!!
    Love this card, you really rocked the colors this week. Awesome!

  4. Oh I love your card, Mary. Its beautiful. I really like how you added the twine. Fabulous! Hugs,

  5. How pretty, Mary...the challenge colors look beautiful on your Christmas card and I love the sweet little poinsettia tree!!!

  6. Just beautiful! Love the sketch you used and the colors look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. The layers and embellishments on this are wonderful! The image goes so well with the color combo too!



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