Friday, October 7, 2011


Happy Thursday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We have just had a couple of sunny, warm fall days and a few more expected. Love the warm days and cool nights of fall.

I am still battling this cold that came with me from California. I didn't have much energy today. Even creating 2 cards was somewhat taxing.  I know I should just be resting but I had some cards that I wanted to make. Priorities you know!!!

This one I made for the Wednesday sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It's also for the inspiration challenge that Taylor hosts for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps on Splitcoaststampers.

This is the layout we were to use for our cards.  It was a great layout to work into a card. I thought it would work well with the sweet puppy image I was using.

I chose my colors based on this inspiration photo that Taylor provided. I focused on the colors in the photo as well as the scallops.

For my card I used the Sweet 'n Sassy set "woof you".
I just love this cute little puppy.

I stamped him with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

I paper pieced his bandana with Stampin-Up's designer paper the "parisian breeze" collection. It's also the designer paper I used on my card.

I added a sentiment from the same Sweet 'n Sassy set and some paw buttons from my stash to complete my card.

Well that's it for me for today. So until next time.......God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  The Southern Girls challenge blog has a slugs and snails and puppy do tails. We are to create a card for the man or boys in our lives.
2Creative Belli has a paper piecing challenge. I didn't get to make a design sample because I was called to California. So I am entering now.
3Divas by Design has a button up challenge. I used paw buttons on my card.
4.  Fab 'n Funky challenge blog wants us to use dies/punches.

card recipe:
Stamps: woof you (sweet 'n sassy stamps)
Paper: su ww, baja breeze, choc chip, parisian breeze dsp
Ink: choc chip
Accessories: spellbinders rectangle dies, stampin-up ovals, buttons, prismacolor pencils & gamsol
Techniques: paper piecing


  1. What an adorable card! Love the soft colors.
    Now take care of yourself before you get sicker.
    Blessings Bernie

  2. This is just too cute!! Made me smile! So sorry you're under the weather and am thankful you got home from CA safely! I, too, am loving the sunny warm days and crisp, cool nights!

  3. Awwww, your little pup is sooo cute, the colors you used and the paper piecing looks great!!!!!

  4. Wonderful card! I love that dotty background and sentiment.

  5. Awwwwww . . . that's so sweet, Mary! I just love those pretty colors. And isn't that doggie adorable!!

  6. Hi there, what a sweet card! Great colour combination, love the image and the little buttons just finish it perfectly. Sarah

  7. Too cute. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

  8. Aww, how adorable the pup is :)
    Love this one, Mary!

  9. Great card! I love the colors and paper you chose for this and that puppy is so sweet! The little pawprints are wonderful next to the sentiment!

  10. Awh! This is so cute! I love the sketch and haven't had time to play with it.

  11. Oh what a cutie Mary!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  12. Such a gorgeous card hun....

    thanks for joining us at Divas....and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  13. This is so adorable. Love the scarf, thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge.

  14. Soooo cute! Love your sentiment and gorgeous colours! Thanks for playing at Southern girls. Viv x



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