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.


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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

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




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