Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Abundant Blessings


Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We have had rain & cooler temps here in the Pittsburgh area since Sunday. Feels like fall but I know we are not done with warmer days just yet.

My grandsons started back to school on Tuesday. They complained only slightly about things at school and about their teachers. I encouraged them to look for the good qualitites about their teachers and concentrate on that.
I reminded them that their teachers are an authority over them in school. And, God wants us to be respectful and obedient to those in authority over us.

It was a good conversation and they listened. I love being able to be a positive influence in their lives.

So now onto my card for today. I created this one for the color challenge #339 on Splitcoaststampers.

Yours truly was the hostess of the challenge this week. I chose the fall colors of always artichoke, so saffron, and cajun craze. It was well received and that's always good.

For my card, I used the Verve stamp set "bountiful harvest". I love this cute little turkey. I decided to paper piece him with designer paper. I used so saffron for his body and cajun craze for his feathers, beard and beak.

On my background panel I used the cuttlebug embossing folder "autumn type". I love all the fall & thanksgiving words in this folder. My card layout is an old sketch from Verve that I modified somewhat.

My designer paper is from Stampin-Up’s "so saffron & always artichoke collection". I punched a few leaves from the designer paper to complete my card.

In closing, I am offering blog candy through Thursday night. Check out this post for the details.

So until next time..........God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  The paper shelter blog wants us to use any kind of embossing.
2Lexi's Creations has an autumn challenge.
3.  Stamp with fun also has an autumn challenge.

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous card & so Autumnal :)
    Thanks for sharing it with The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  2. The turkey stamp is cute. So nice to enjoy some cooler weather here, too. Grandparents are one of the greatest blessings to children. I'm glad your boys have you.

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  3. Great texture on this card Mary, and I love how you used the colours, definitely that time of the year for you, where we are just starting to see spring bulbs... nice to be back at your blog!

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  4. This is so, SO cute, Mary!! Perfect for Thanksgiving. :)

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  5. Super cute and fun. Love the different papers you used to paper piece your turkey.

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  6. Oh my gosh! What is not to love about this card! The colors are perfect for fall. Of course, the turkey steals the show...how cute! Great job, Mary!

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  7. How sweet is that turkey?! Great choice of colors and papers, Mary!

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  8. A gorgeous card! Love those colors you used. The paper is awesome!! And the image is so cute. …..

    Hugs
    Judith

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