Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Harvest Time

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I am back from San Francisco and now I am down with a cold. My daughter-in-law and son were sick and then the baby got it on Saturday.

I returned home Saturday at midnight and I started not feeling well on Sunday and by Monday-a major cold was in progress.
I guess it didn't help that I was sitting in a steady downpour on Sunday afternoon watching my grandsons play football. I was under an umbrella but it was cold and damp.

So it took everything in me to make my card for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Joanne aka sleepyinseattle was our hostess this week. She chose a great fall trio of colors-mustard, tangerine and suede. We were to make a Thanksgiving card.

tangerine mustard, soft suede

I decided to use the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp set “season of change to stamp my leaf background in the challenge colors.

This sweet bear image is a digital image from Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps-”rhubarb’s punkins”.
I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

I cut Rhubarb out and then placed him on a panel where  I used the cuttlebug "pumpkin harvest" embossing folder. The panels were cut with a spellbinders rectangle die.

Across the center of my card I used vanilla twill ribbon and layered soft suede ribbon over that. I added a more mustard button to the center of my bow.

My harvest time greeting is something I found in my stash last week. It’s from Me &My Big Ideas-their “soft spoken” embellishments. I loved the sewing on the fabric panel.
Well that's it for this blog post. My head is congested so I just want to go and rest. So until next time........God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  The Outlawz blog is having a 1000 member party all week with challenges and prizes. The Monday challenge is "fall" and there has to be a sentiment on your card.
2Shopping Our Stash blog wants us to make a Thanksgiving or thank you card. My harvest time sentiment banner is something i have had in my stash for a couple of years.
3.  Stampin Sisters in Christ want us to include fruit on our card.
4.  Heartsong Inspirations Blog has an anything goes challenge.

card recipe:

stamps: season of change & rhubarb's punkins (sweet 'n sassy stamps)
paper: stampin-up sift suede, tangerine tango, very vanilla
ink: tangerine tango, more mustard, soft suede

accessories: prismacolor pencils and gamsol, spellbinders rectangle dies, Stampin-Up soft suede ribbon, more mustard button, me and my big ideas embellishments, cuttlebug pumpkin harvest embossing folder

</> <><><>
</> <><><>
</> <><><>
</> <><><>
</> <><><>


  1. THis is just the sweetest card! I love Rhubarb and the little pumpkin wagon!

  2. The things we do to support our dear grandchildren. Hope you will be feeling well very soon. Take care of yourself.
    Your card is so sweet. Rubard is simply adorable.
    Blessings Bernie

  3. Love your card it's just adorable, thank you for sharing it. Hope your cold gets better soon.

  4. Rhubarb is so sweet. Great card, Mary.

  5. Hopefully you are on the mend, Mary! Your card is adorable. This is such a sweet image. I love the stitching and your leafy background!

  6. This is just so very cute! Love the little Rhubarb image and your card is fabulous.
    Hope you start feeling better.

  7. Oh my I am sorry to hear that you have come down with a cold. Having been sick myself the past 2 weeks I can sympatize with you & of course wish you a speedy recovery.
    Your card is so cute. I love the leafy background.

  8. Adorable card Mary! Love the cute image and great use of the colors!!! Sorry you got sick but I guess it was worth it to see your family! I seem to get sick most times I see my DGKs too but it's worth it! LOL! Hope you kick it quickly!

  9. Dear Mary, thank you for your sweet comments! I love your little bear and the pretty fall colors!



  10. What a cute card in great fall colors! Hope you feel better soon.

  11. I love this Rhubarb image and you did an amazing job with the colors! Such a darling card. Thanks for playing along at Heart Song this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie HSI DT

  12. This is beautiful! You did an incredible job with these colors! Hope you feel better soon!

  13. This is wonderful, Mary! Love the colors and stamping! Adorable card!



Related Posts with Thumbnails